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Congressman Criticizes Boycott Of White House Iftar Dinner

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After an Arab American group called for a boycott of the White House’s annual Iftar dinner due to the escalating situation in Gaza, Congressman Keit...

The Progressive Moment

Mike Lux | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The progressive family tree is an big old tree with many branches. It is rooted deeply in the activism and courage of hundreds of years of American history. And the trunk of tree is the core values we all share.

Before Unleashing Gaza-Like Airstrikes on Iraq, Congress Must Vote

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.13.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

In the early hours of Friday morning, Gaza's Ark - the boat preparing to sail from Gaza in defiance of the Israeli blockade on Palestinian exports - was hit by an Israeli missile and caught fire. When dawn broke Friday morning, little was left of the boat.

Dave Jamieson

U.S. Chamber Lobbies To Kill Measure That Would Punish Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 8 p.m. -- Despite the lobbying from business groups, the wage theft amendment passed the House with bipartisan support Thursday afternoon. ...

Dave Jamieson

Some House Republicans Start To Wake Up On Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A growing number of House Republicans agree with their Democratic colleagues that the federal government needs to stop giving contracts ...

Zach Carter

How House Democrats Are Caving On Key Mortgage Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders Eric Cantor and John Boehner are about to secure the passage of a bill that chips away at consumer mortgage pro...

Here's What The Media Missed In Tuesday's Elections

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Coverage of this week's congressional primaries focused on the battle between establishment Republicans and the tea party. The fight on the other side...

Dave Jamieson

House GOP Votes 'To Continue Wage Theft'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early Friday morning, House Republicans voted down a measure that would have discouraged the government from giving contracts to compani...

American Muslim Leaders Condemn Boko Haram

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.21.2014 | Religion

Today, Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Representative André Carson (D-In.) led American Muslim leaders in a call to Boko Haram leader Abub...

Look Out, Wall Street, The New Populism Is Coming

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The public's mood, despite years of attempts by most Republicans and many Democrats to placate them, is distinctly populist. And much of that populist sentiment is directed toward the financial institutions which have so badly damaged our economy.

Bipartisan Group Urges Pentagon Chief To End Contracts With Russian Firm

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers who oppose the Pentagon's dealings with Russia's state-owned arms ex...

104 Members of Congress Say Give Diplomacy a Chance

Joe Cirincione | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The letter will be a blow to efforts to advance a rumored non-binding resolution in the House that would attempt to derail the negotiations with Iran set to begin again on February 18.

Key Dem Rejects Obama's 'False Choice'

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said Monday that the "assassination" of American citizens under President Barack Obama's drone warfare prog...

Democrats Reject GOP Spin On Obamacare Report

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Democrats sought to turn the latest controversy over Obamacare and the economy into a p...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Rally Behind Reform Bill To Fight Big Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leaders joined together on Capitol Hill Wednesday to introduce a new campaign-finance reform bill to help lessen the in...

Jennifer Bendery

Progressives Brace For Disappointment Before State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives will be up on their feet cheering at Tuesday night's State of the Union when President Barack Obama announces that he is ra...

Andrew Perez

Democrats On House Financial Services Committee Want Poverty Hearings

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee want their Republican colleagues to hold hearings to discuss ways to reduce poverty....

Walmart Workers Will Make History on Friday as America Confronts Growing Inequality

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The Black Friday rallies and demonstrations represent a dramatic escalation of the growing protest movement among employees of America's largest private employer. But they also represent the vanguard of a sharp challenge to the nation's widening economic divide.

American Influence In Culture, Science And Education Takes A Hit

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

PARIS — PARIS (AP) — American influence in culture, science and education around the world took a high-profile blow Friday after the U.S. auto...

Zach Carter

Progressives Rally To Representatives' Call For Tougher Bank Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three members of Congress this week sent a letter to top federal regulators urging them to adopt tougher capital requirements for big ba...

Dem Warns GOP Rep Against 'Weaponizing The Debt Ceiling'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Amid a debt limit standoff that includes stiff demands from House Republicans, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told MSNBC's Chris Hayes Thursday that he's wil...

Congress Divided Over Key Egypt Question

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are split over whether the U.S. should cut off military aid to Egypt, highlighting the difficult choices facing...

Meet the 20 Lawmakers Who Stood Up to the War Lobby

Ryan Costello | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Ryan Costello

Twenty Representatives showed courage and leadership on the House floor last night by voting against the new sanctions. In defying the majority of their peers (400 representatives voted in favor) and the pro-war lobby, they exposed themselves to attack.

WATCH: Politician Sings Adorable Song To Celebrate Gay Marriage In Minnesota

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), the Representative for the 5th district of Minnesota, released a short, but cute, video to celebrate the first day o...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Black Congressmen Reveal Daily Struggle With Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Addressing the Trayvon Martin killing last week, President Barack Obama revealed a fact that apparently startled many Americans: Deep, p...