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Nevada Congressman Joe Heck To Run For Senate

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) announced his intention Monday to run for U.S. Senate, likely ensuring a heated contest for the seat being vacate...

Schools Reconsider Confederate Mascots In Wake Of Charleston Shooting

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

In the wake of last week’s Charleston shooting, state and local governments around the country are taking efforts to get rid of Confederate symbols ...

Democratic and Republican Lawmakers Agree on Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino American Vets

Erwin de Leon | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Last Thursday, however, members of Congress from both Houses announced the introduction of a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 260,000 Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who responded to President Roosevelt's call-to-duty and fought under the American flag in World War II.

Seriously? Republicans Target Birthright Citizenship Again?

Randy Borntrager | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Randy Borntrager

Not only have Republicans blocked comprehensive immigration reform when it had a real chance of passing, they're now trying yet again to bring up unconstitutional bills to drive their point home.

Joe Heck Midterm Election Results

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) defeated Democratic businesswoman and nonprofit founder Erin Bilbray in the state's 3rd District. Heck was first elected to...

The Senate Approved A Big Promotion For One Congressman

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Congressman Joe Heck's promotion to one-star general now has the blessing of the U.S. Senate. Heck's staff co...

Reagan's Name Could Appear On Another Landmark

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — About the only thing former President Ronald Reagan doesn't have named after him is a mountain, not one recognized by the federal ...

Arthur Delaney

The Last-Minute Bipartisan Push To Save Christmas For 1 Million Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A small group of moderate House Republicans have urged their leaders to rescue the federal unemployment benefits scheduled to run out fo...

Sam Stein

Can A Scrappy Gang Of Republicans Save Christmas For A Million Unemployed People? | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of House Republicans is preparing a letter to send to their party's leadership pleading for an extension of long-term unemp...

Harry Reid Rails Against Joe Heck On Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) made a hypocrisy charge against Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) during an interview with Nevada's News3 on Tuesday. ...

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...

Republicans Face Super PAC Attacks Over Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority PAC, one of the largest Democratic super PACs, on Thursday launched a television- and online-advertising campaign targeti...

The GOP's Political Cowardice

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Gohmert and many other Republicans face the same choices: continue to alienate a growing voter bloc in pushing against immigration and ruin your changes to appeal to a broader audience, or take a sharp loss now by getting ahead of the issue.

House Passes Bill Protecting Against Military Medal Lies

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People who falsely claim they have received a military medal in order to obtain money or government benefits could face up to a year in ...

John Boehner Mourns Death Of Staffer

Roll Call | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Speaker John A. Boehner’s office is mourning the loss of one of its own, the Ohio Republican announced Tuesday....

Sam Stein

Key Part Of Obama's Gun Policy Agenda Gets Backing From House Republican | Sam Stein | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The prospects of passing an important part of President Barack Obama's gun control agenda improved a bit on Tuesday when a House Republi...

GOP Rep Walks Back Outrageous Claim About Gabby Giffords

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) on Tuesday was forced to clarify earlier comments in which he appeared to agree that former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) h...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Starts 2014 Early | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leading Democratic super PAC is getting an early start on the 2014 election cycle. House Majority PAC announced on Thursday that...

Republican Denies Eyebrow-Raising Assault Charge

BuzzFeed | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

The ex-wife of Nevada Rep. Joe Heck accused the freshman lawmaker of assaulting her during their marriage in the 1980s in a sworn statement, a charge ...

Ryan Grim

Inspiration For Scott Brown's Bill Endorses Elizabeth Warren | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vietnam veteran Doug Sterner, the inspiration for Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown's recently introduced Stolen Valor Act, is endorsing Br...

Elise Foley

Perry Backs Off Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Comments | Elise Foley | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry recently walked back his claims that Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme,...

The One-Eared Congressman (and Other Silly-Season News)

Carl Pope | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Silly-season news stories sometimes tell us a lot about how many of our leaders and the media think (and about how little we count in that thinking). Here are three recent small-bore, but revealing, outrages you may have missed while Wall Street went crazy.

Tyler Kingkade

Educators Worry Teachers Are Not Getting Adequate Training, Evaluation | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Education leaders told a House committee Wednesday to focus on crafting comprehensive blueprint for teacher evaluations as Congress move...

House GOP: Eliminate Medicare, Disembowel Medicaid. Next: Social Security

Tom McMahon | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Tom McMahon

House Republicans don't seem to care that the American people overwhelmingly rejected the idea of Wall Street getting their hands on our guaranteed benefits -- or that privatization would have been a disaster for millions during the financial crisis.