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Joe Garcia Loses Reelection Bid

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) lost his re-election bid to Republican Carlos Curbelo on Tuesday. Garcia was first elected to Congress in 2012, when ...

Colorado Students Considering Recall of Conservative School Board Members

Wade Norris | Posted 12.15.2014 | Denver
Wade Norris

The bold protest of Jefferson County, Colorado students to the actions of the conservative majority on the Jefferson County School Board in Colorado has already drawn national and international press.

Climate Change Gets Real

Rep. Joe Garcia | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Joe Garcia

The changes needed to meet the challenge of climate change are great, so it is natural that there is resistance. But Koch money be damned: There is no force greater in this world than the rising sea, unless it is the human spirit.

Independence Day - a Celebration of Liberty and Justice for All?

Rep. Joe Garcia | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Rep. Joe Garcia

As we reach the halfway mark of 2014, the world's oldest democracy still struggles with the basic notion that the United States was founded, developed and enhanced by immigrants, owing much of its success to the hard work and sacrifice of the generations that came before us.

Judge Slams Florida Republican For Having 'Corrupt Intent'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. David Rivera (R-Fla.) was excoriated Monday by Judge W. David Watkins for what he deemed as "corrupt intent" on the part of Rivera to brea...

Ear-Picking Congressman Clears The Air

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) quickly gained Internet fame when C-SPAN footage of him picking at his ear, inspecting his finger, then nibbling at his finge...

Dem Rep Learns The Hard Way That C-SPAN Is Always Watching

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) is about to learn a valuable lesson: C-SPAN is always watching. During a House Judiciary Committee meeting last week, the ...

Jason Linkins

Vulnerable Dems Decry Failed Launch Of Health Care Website, But Offer No Solutions | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

At some point in the recent past, you may have heard that the federal government launched this health insurance exchange website called

Attending the SOTU as a Miami Student DREAMer

Mayra Rubio Limon | Posted 03.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Mayra Rubio Limon

My name is Mayra Guadalupe Rubio Limon and I am a dreamer. When Congressman Joe Garcia (D-FL) asked me to join him at the 2014 State of the Union I was thrilled because I knew it would give me a chance to tell my story, and that of the 11 million others that have one just like it.

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart Becomes an Immigration Fabulist

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) seems to have drunk the Tea Party Kool-Aid, seemingly thinking and acting as if American Latino voters are not smart enough to understand his flip-flop on immigration.

Jared Polis Goes On Epic Tirade In Defense Of Dreamers

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) ripped into his Republican colleague during a House session Wednesday afternoon, coming to the defense of immigration refor...

Paul Blumenthal

These House Challengers Are Defying The Fundraising Odds | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Raising money for a congressional run is hard work. Candidates have to spend hours each day dialing for dollars and attending fundraiser...

Dem Rep.'s Ex-Chief Of Staff Jailed For Absentee Ballot Fraud | Posted 12.21.2013 | Miami

Congressman Joe Garcia’s former chief of staff will head to jail for orchestrating a fraudulent, online absentee-ballot request scheme during last y...

Now It Is Not the Time to Change the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 09.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The only danger to the Cuban Adjustment Act is Marco Rubio, and Mario Diaz-Balart's reckless rhetoric about the Act. By opening a congressional debate about the statute, they have become the disease they pretend to cure.

Dem's Chief Of Staff Resigns Amid Absentee-Ballot Fraud Probe

Miami Herald | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Congressman Joe Garcia’s chief of staff abruptly resigned Friday after being implicated in a sophisticated scheme to manipulate last year’s primar...

Ryan Budget Deployed By GOP Super PAC In Campaign Ads

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican super PAC on Friday launched two ads targeting vulnerable freshman Democratic congressmen far ahead of the 2014 elections. ...

Leading Obama Cabinet Candidate Reportedly Emerges

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

* Choice would show importance of Hispanic voters * Colorado was an important swing state in 2012 election (Updates with quotes fro...

Undocumented Immigrant Students Closer To Affordable Tuition

Posted 01.25.2013 | Denver

Colorado's Senate Education Committee approved of this year's ASSET bill on Thursday, which would give some undocumented students in-state tuition. ...

Embattled Congressman Loses

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | Miami

By David Adams MIAMI, Nov 6 (Reuters) - A campaign finance scandal may have cost a South Florida Republican his congressional seat and...

Why the House Matters

Arshad Hasan | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

Much like our candidates running for Senate seats, Democrats have a number of strong progressives running in tight, but winnable races. We need 25 seats to take control of the House, and we have dozens of progressives running to make sure we have a shot.

Facing FBI Scrutiny, Candidate With Suspected Ties to David Rivera Amends Campaign Finance Report

Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

A little-known former Democratic congressional candidate with suspected ties to Rep. David Rivera (R-Fla.) amended his campaign finance report to show...

Primary Candidate: 'Kiss My Lily-White Ass'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

UPDATED BELOW: Justin Lamar Sternad, a Democratic primary candidate for Congress in Florida, gave a colorful response Tuesday to nagging allegation...

Lies, Disappearing Documentation, Surround Republican David Rivera (FL-25)

Gina Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gina Cooper

From crashing his car into a postal vehicle carrying his opponent's mailers, to funneling campaign cash through mama's consulting business, the more w...

Hickenlooper Announces Running Mate: CSU-Pueblo President Joe Garcia

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Democrat John Hickenlooper has picked the president of CSU-Pueblo to be his running mate, numerous sources have told The Denver Post. Hickenlooper ...

Time for the Pundits to Take a Deep Breath -- Why Democrats Will Not Be Routed In November

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

In 1994 Democrats were caught flat-footed by the GOP onslaught -- completely unprepared to mount a defense. This year there is a danger that the opposite will be true -- that fear and defeatism turn into self-fulfilling prophesies.