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Elise Foley

Mark Takano, Openly Gay Congressman, Feels 'Sorry' For Opponents Of Same-Sex Marriage | Elise Foley | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday was California Democratic Rep. Mark Takano's first time watching oral arguments at the Supreme Court. He said he wanted to b...

Congressman To Colleagues: Surrender Surplus Campaign Cash

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Urge Obama Not To Blow It On Major Pay Reform | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concerned the White House may bend to Republicans and business groups, House Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to "make the bo...

California Dem Re-Elected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) was re-elected Tuesday to represent California's 41st Congressional District. Takano, who was challenged by Republican...

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 12.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

Why Using Campus Security Stats to Rank Colleges Won't Work

Annie E. Clark | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.

Russia's Ban on the Spread of 'Nontraditional Sexual Relations'

Lisa Chau | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Lisa Chau

It's a clear sign Putin is doing everything within his power to prevent a massive social controversy from occurring. In the end, it will be a surprise if all the political maneuvering and rhetoric has any effect on the Olympics.

LOOK: Republican Congressman Gets A Failing Grade

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

When Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) started circulating a letter that complained about the Senate's immigration reform bill, he may have expected some grum...

17 LGBT Political Moments That Made Us Proud This Year

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Happy Pride Month! In honor of the occasion, we're taking a look at some of the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political momen...

Don't Vent, Organize -- and 'Primary' a Democrat Near You

Norman Solomon | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Any incumbent Democrat who is not serving progressive interests should be weighed as a possible primary target. And the most fruitful primary challenges are beckoning in heavily Democratic districts where there are many progressive voters and incumbents aren't measuring up.

The Challenges Of Being A Gay Member Of Congress

Andrew Longhi | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Longhi

These seven LGBT lawmakers are part of a community that, until recently, has been invisible on the national stage. With few of their peers willing to advance LGBT-affirming legislation, the onus is on them make our presence not only heard but integral to political debate.

Time to Bell the Obama Cat

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The best way to sway members of Congress is to endanger their seats if they aren't willing to do the right thing. In the real world, politics isn't about playing cat and mouse. It's about power.

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

Michelangelo Signorile

Gay California Congressman Is 'Optimistic' Obama Will File Prop 8 Brief | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices

With less than a day before the deadline runs out, openly gay Congressman Mark Takano again urged President Obama to file an amicus brief with the U.S...

Most of Progressive Caucus Taking a Dive on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.

Sabrina Siddiqui

As Sequester Looms, Progressive Coalition Warns Democrats Against Entitlement Cuts | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress continues to debate a possible replacement to the $1.2 trillion in sequestration-related cuts set to kick in on March 1, a c...

Record Number In Key Group Vying For Congressional Seats

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Of the four openly gay members of Congress, the two longest-serving stalwarts are vacating their seats. Instead of fretting, their ac...