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John Tierney

Nine-Term Dem's Primary Loss Upends Massachusetts House Race

AP | By STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — For months, state and national Republican groups have been criticizing Democratic Rep. John Tierney in Massachusetts' 6th Congressiona...

Here's Why You Shouldn't Back a Candidate Just Because He's Gay

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Do you think it's in the best interest of LGBT people to add another GOP seat to the House of Representatives? Whether you're gay or straight, pro- or anti-LGBT, you couldn't answer that question with anything other than a firm "No!"

Nine-Term Democrat Concedes Primary Race

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — In a stunning defeat, nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney on Tuesday lost a bitter Democratic primary contest to political newc...

GOP House Candidate May Have Violated Campaign Finance Laws

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei may have violated campaign finance laws during his 2012 bid for Congress, according to ...

Friday Talking Points -- Democrats' 'Middle Class Jumpstart' Agenda

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The biggest political event of the week (for Democrats, at any rate) was Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats rolling out a new campaign agenda -- the "Middle Class Jumpstart" -- in the tradition of Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America."

David McCabe

New House Bill Seeks To Make Securing LGBT Rights A State Department Priority

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill introduced in the House of Representatives Wednesday would bolster the State Department's ability to fight discrimination against...

Amanda Terkel

Barney Frank Urges LGBT Community To Vote Against Gay Republican Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign for Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District has received a significant amount of national attention this cycle, in large ...

LGBT Group Endorses Gay Republicans Running For Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund announced its endorsement Tuesday of two New England Republicans running for Congress: Richard Tisei, a former Massac...

Openly Gay Republican Richard Tisei Expected To Challenge John Tierney To A Rematch

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Republican Richard R. Tisei, a former Massachusetts Senate minority leader, is expected to officially announce his candidacy for the state's 6th Congr...

Republicans Tussle Over Gay Candidates

Politico | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pus...

Paul Blumenthal

These House Challengers Are Defying The Fundraising Odds

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Pull Others Closer and Feel Better Together

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

These three true stories share a vital trait that can you can adopt to boost your mood -- and your value and visibility with others -- as an individua...

The Worm Is Turning on School Reform

John Thompson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

During the Obama administration, corporate reformers got everything on their wish list and billions of scarce dollars funded their pet hypotheses. But, now, teachers, parents, students, and many policy makers are in "open rebellion."

Warren's First Bill Already Seeing Strong Wave Of Support

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

A little more than two weeks after introducing her first bill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is already seeing a wave of strong support. Back on ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama Student Loan Policy Under Scrutiny As Congress Tackles Student Borrowing Costs

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats have pounced on a nonpartisan government report showing the Department of Education this year is forecast to ear...

Dem Pushes Measure Inspired By James Bond

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

One Democrat is pushing a gun control measure with some unusual inspiration -- James Bond. Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) teamed up with founders of M...

Dave Jamieson

House Democrats Walk Out Of Vote In Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several House Democrats walked out of a committee vote in protest on Wednesday, accusing their Republican counterparts of refusing to ne...

Jason Linkins

Bitter Republican Party Won't Even Acknowledge New England's Existence Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

UPDATE, 1/9/2012: Good news, America! The House Republican Conference has decided to pursue a 50-state strategy, and now the weird blank space on thei...

Richard Tisei: The Right Kind of Republican for Massachusetts

Brian Jencunas | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Brian Jencunas

Pro-choice and openly gay, Tisei identifies as a "live and let live Republican," who wants government out of the bedroom as well as the boardroom.

Do The Math: Party Matters In The Fight For LGBT Equality

Rep. Barney Frank | Posted 12.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Rep. Barney Frank

There is simply no logical basis whatsoever for arguing that voting for Republicans this year is a good way to advance LGBT legal equality. Yet the Log Cabin Republicans argue exactly that. Given the stakes for our rights in this election, it is important to examine their rationale.

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner, DOMA Defender, Campaigns For Openly Gay GOP Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has long opposed gay rights, from his opposition to repealing "don't ask, don't tell" to his vote ag...

Tyler Kingkade

Applying Health Care Reform Rules To For-Profit Colleges

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.26.2012 | College

The College Student Rebate Act, introduced last week by Reps. George Miller (D-Calif.) and John Tierney (D-Mass.), would require colleges that spend l...

Michael McAuliff

Dems: Mortgage Boss Hid Proof Obama's Mortgage Breaks Would Save Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday accused the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency -- who has refused to follo...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Ex-Fannie Mae Employee: Executives 'Philosophically Opposed' To Loan Forgiveness

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

Fannie Mae executives are refusing to forgive part of homeowners' mortgage debt because they are "philosophically opposed" to the idea, according to a...

Getting Practical With Your Sustainability Brand

Marc Stoiber | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Marc Stoiber

The key is to make green practical, not painful. To innovate our way past sacrifice to shiny efficiency without really letting consumers know they're using less.