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Keith Ellison Endorses Bernie Sanders

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) presidential campaign on Monday, saying he was doing ...

House Democrat Group Asks Administration to Forgive Debt of All Corinthian Students

David Halperin | Posted 09.29.2015 | College
David Halperin

A group of Democratic members are sending a letter this morning calling on the Department of Education to "automatically discharge the debt" of all students who attended campuses run by now-bankrupt Corinthian Colleges, one of the worst actors in the scandalized for-profit college sector.

Are Dr. Ben Carson's Words Helping ISIS Propaganda?

John A. Tures | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

It was a great time to remind the confused potential American recruit that we have Muslims in Congress, and Muslims have also been appointed to key positions of power by no less than Presidential candidate Chris Christie.

Muslim Congressmen Condemn Ben Carson Over Anti-Muslim Comments

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Andre Carson (D-Ind.), the two Muslim members of Congress, on Sunday condemned GOP presidential candi...

Bernie Sanders Slams Ben Carson For Anti-Muslim Comments: 'This Is The Year 2015'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday condemned neurosurgeon Ben Carson's remarks that a Muslim should...

Keith Ellison, First Muslim Congressman, Carries Clock In Solidarity With Ahmed

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

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Bernie Sanders Introduces $15 Minimum Wage Bill As Federal Contract Workers Strike

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive members of Congress introduced a $15 an hour national minimum wage bill on Wednesday as hundreds of federal...

Rep. Keith Ellison Is Optimistic About Americans Overcoming Stereotypes Of Muslims

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion

A recently released Gallup poll showed that 60 percent of American adults would be willing to vote for a well-qualified Muslim candidat...

Zach Carter

This Congressman Really Wishes He'd Been Invited To The White House Prince Show | Zach Carter | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) is really into Prince. Republican health care proposals? Not so much. In an interview for HuffPost's "So...

Jason Linkins

Bernie Sanders Tells Us He Won't Make Obama's 'First Mistake' When He's President | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast, we talk to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) about how he would get things done as president, discover the joys of...

Laura Barron-Lopez

The 'Bizarre' Path Obama's Trade Agenda Has Taken | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama knew that getting his controversial trade agenda through Congress would be no easy task. But it's been nearly a m...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Fast-Track Trade Do-Over | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The GOP-led House of Representatives started over on trade Thursday, passing a fresh bill to give President Barack Obama sweeping powers...

Zach Carter

Democrats Throw A Wrench Into Republicans' Trade Strategy | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Key Democratic lawmakers, led by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), sent a letter on Wednesday to Senate leaders saying they do not support a n...

Zach Carter

Republican Nirvana: Congress Votes On Bill To Aid Wall Street Banks ... And The Koch Brothers | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will vote Wednesday on a bill to help Wall Street banks and the Koch Brothers avoid regulatory scrutiny for risky trad...

Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions: A Movement The United Church Of Christ Should Reject

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC), meeting later this month, will consider two resolutions calling for divestment from Israel and another labeling the Israeli treatment of Palestinians as akin to "Apartheid."

Jessica Schulberg

Muslim Congressmen Call On Obama Administration To Investigate Armed Rally At Phoenix Mosque | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and André Carson (D-Ind.) sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday requesting a Justic...

Jessica Schulberg

Steve King Avoids Talking About Islam After Inviting Islamophobe To Congress | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is worried about radical Islam. So worried, in fact, that he invited Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders to a T...

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

Profiles in Courage: 38 Dems Publicly Break With Netanyahu's War Polemic

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

A recent CNN poll found that four out of five Democratic voters oppose the Israeli Prime Minister's planned March 3 tirade to Congress against diplomacy. Thursday morning, twenty-three House Democrats did something about it.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Keith Ellison Doesn't Buy That Chapel Hill Muslims Were Killed Over A Parking Space | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) expressed doubts on Thursday about the Chapel Hill Police Department's statement that the fatal shooting of...

Israeli Consul: Supporters of Bibi's Speech Want to Humiliate President Obama

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If any doubt remains that Speaker Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress on March 3 represents a coordinated attack on President Obama by the right-wing noise machine, let Israel's consul general in Philadelphia, Yaron Sideman, put it to rest.

Rep. Keith Ellison: Postpone Bibi's Speech to Congress

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

We have a world-historical opportunity right now to help change the game in Washington on how people speak and think about the U.S. relationship to Israel.

We Have Cure for What Ails State of the Union

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

We've finally emerged from the crash of 2008. We've had 58 consecutive quarters of job growth. Unemployment is declining. Productivity is up. Yet, most Americans aren't exactly high-fiving each other. Never mind the state of the union; the state of their households isn't great.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Must Choose Next Year: Lap Dogs Or Guard Dogs? | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday's failed rebellion over the omnibus government funding bill offered two radically different models for the Democratic Party ove...

Dave Jamieson

Progressive Dems: Obama Should Push Economic Executive Actions After Midterm Losses | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders have warned President Barack Obama that pursuing more executive actions after last week's midterm drubbing would be l...