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Jim Himes

Congressman Is Fed Up With Moments Of Silence

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said he won't be attending any more moments of silence on the House floor after mass shootings, arguing that they have become...

To Help Syrians, Back Real Diplomacy to End the War

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.04.2015 | World
Robert Naiman

The fact that talks haven't produced a solution yet doesn't mean that diplomacy is failing. Real diplomacy -- the kind where everyone has to compromise to get a meaningful agreement -- is just getting started.

Here's Why Republicans Really Want a No-Fly Zone in Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.20.2016 | World
Robert Naiman

"No fly zone" = "make a stand against the Russians and Iranians." But presumably, "Let's have a war with Russia and Iran" didn't test well in Republicans' focus groups. "No fly zone" is a marketing euphemism for "war."

Rep. Jim Himes and 54 House Democrats: Talk to Russia and Iran About Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.30.2016 | World
Robert Naiman

This happened because it's time for it to happen; this happened because a large group of House Democrats don't think the Iran nuclear deal is the end of what we can accomplish with diplomacy in the Middle East.

Congressman To Chris Christie: Stop Using My Intern's Murder For Political Gain

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) went after the failure of "liberal policies" Thursday during a speech on criminal justice, saying the...

Friday Talking Points -- Live, From the Moon

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama is the second Honorable Mention recipient this week, for his impressive public opinion polling on job approval in January. He had his best month (measured by month-to-month improvement) of his entire second term, and the fourth-best month he's ever had as president.

Congressman Urges His Colleagues To Recognize Darwin Day

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) has introduced a resolution to nationally recognize British naturalist Charles Darwin's Feb. 12 birthday as "Darwin Day." ...

Zach Carter

Jim Himes Thinks Deregulating $100 Billion In Risky Debt Is 'A Tweak | Zach Carter | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) on Thursday defended an 11-point Wall Street deregulation bill that his own party defeated on the House floor t...

Ryan Grim

House GOP Won't Quit Effort To Stall Volcker Rule | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans, dealt a surprising defeat Wednesday evening in their effort to roll back Wall Street reform, decided Thursday to make...

Friday Talking Points -- 'Tis The Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's that magical time of year when the wee folk of Capitol Hill actually get something done. These brief bursts of activity only happen very rarely, of course, and always immediately proceed another one of the many, many long vacations Congress takes during the year.

Amanda Terkel

New Progressive Clout Tested By Wall Street Nominee | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fight over the fate of Antonio Weiss, a Treasury Department nominee and former Wall Street investment banker, has taken on extraordi...

Wall Street Ties May Have Held Back This Democrat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) believes that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) passed him over as the next head of House Democratic campaign eff...

The Cure for the Democrats' Woes -- Goldman Sachs!

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

After the Democrats' drubbing in the 2014 midterm elections, there have been fervent debates about whether the Party should embrace an economic populism to tap pocketbook frustrations -- or move further to the center in the hopes of capturing more independents. One thing the Democrats did throughout Obama's nearly six years was move closer to Wall Street -- from the economic team Obama appointed, to the administration's premature embrace of deficit reduction promoted by financial moguls, to a bailout plan that shored up the biggest banks rather than breaking them up. It was this coziness with big finance that allowed the far-right Tea Party movement to paint Wall Street and Washington with the same brush -- and to capture much of the populist rage on display against Democrats in the 2010 midterms and once again on November 4. So the last thing Democrats need going forward is an even closer affinity with Wall Street, right? Well, the Democrats may soon get even cozier.

Jim Himes Midterm Election Results: Himes Beats Republican Opponent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) defeated Republican Dan Debicella in the state's 4th District Tuesday. Himes was first elected to the U.S. House of Repre...

Here's How Politicians Have Reacted To The Protests In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Politicians around the country have reacted as national attention has focused on the clashes between police and those protesting the shooting of unarm...

Zach Carter

How Democrats Are Accidentally Helping The Koch Brothers | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has repeatedly wrestled with factions of his own party as he tries to...

'Paul Ryan Has Such Pretty Blue Eyes, Sometimes It's Easy To Forget He's Satan Incarnate.'

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

By now we've learned that people write some pretty brutal tweets about celebrities. And thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, we've also learned that it's pretty hi...

Watch This Video If You Want To Hear Paul Ryan Call Himself 'Satan Incarnate'

The Huffington Post | Cayla Rasi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

You've seen it on Jimmy Kimmel, now you can spot it on The Hill -- people reading mean tweets about themselves in the name of a laugh. NowThisNews ...

Zach Carter

WATCH: This Guy Spilled Bags Of Money At A Political Fundraiser To Make A Point About Derivatives | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

Letting a Wall Street lobbyist write your legislation is a surefire way to catch flak from campaign finance watchdogs. Rep. Jimes Himes (D-Conn.) lear...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Connecticut Lawmakers Vow To Reverse 'Shame' Of Gun Control Failure | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Esty spent the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, in a Boston briefing for newly elected members of Congress until a phone call interru...

We Just Dumped a Bag of Money on a Congressman -- Here's Why

Josh Silver | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Josh Silver

As an anti-corruption advocate, I don't have a position on derivatives trading. What I do have a position on is corruption, and H.R. 992 is a textbook case of the way corruption has turned the People's House into an auction house.

Ryan Grim

House Democrats Twist History To Push Rollback Of Wall Street Reform | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists and House Democrats working to roll back a key provision of Wall Street reform are taking liberties with the truth as they mak...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Defends NSA Spying, But Questions Emerge | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers and intelligence officials mounted a vigorous and detailed defense of the National Security Agency's Internet and phone data s...

Zach Carter

House Dems Embrace Wall Street Deregulation | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just one day after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote a letter urging lawmakers to reject a slate of Wall Street deregulation measures, n...

Occupy Wall Street Activist Grills Congressman Over Deregulatory Bill

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Prominent Occupy Wall Street activist Alexis Goldstein engaged Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) on Twitter on Wednesday over the legislator's sponsorship of a...