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Listen To This Woman's Emotional Testimony In Support Of Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 02.23.2017 | Women

At a town hall meeting in Fairview, Tn. on Tuesday, one woman gave an emotional plea to her Congresswoman about why Planned Parenthood is an essential...

Rep. Marsha Blackburn Besieged By Boos At Tennessee Town Hall

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics

A passionate group of constituents and protesters alike greeted Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) at a meeting in Fairview, Tenn., on Tuesday afternoon....

Sheryl Crow Writes A Letter To Her Congresswoman About Climate Change

Sheryl Crow | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Sheryl Crow

I am writing to you, my congressperson, in this very public fashion, because I know there are people who feel the way I do about the beauty of nature and the urgent importance it holds for our future generations.

How House Republicans Derailed A Scientist Whose Research Could Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON― Dr. Eugene Gu, a 30-year-old surgical resident at Vanderbilt University, is on the verge of his second major scientific breakthrough. ...

Watch A Trump Surrogate Totally Flip-Flop On Clinton Sex Scandals

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is sick of Donald Trump’s campaign attacking Hillary Clinton over her husband’s infidelity. “I think this is on...

GOP Presents Mysterious Evidence Of Illegal Fetal Tissue Sales

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

House Republicans claim to have new evidence that abortion providers are illegally profiting from fetal tissue donation -- but a stem-cell research co...

What You Get When You Vote Republican 'But Only for the Tax Cuts'

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Karl Frisch

It is time for those who share this faulty outlook to finally acknowledge that the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan has become the party of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Fox News. It is time for them to leave the GOP.

Republicans Insist Planned Parenthood Committee Isn't Targeting Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ever since a gunman on a shooting rampage killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic late last month, Republicans on the select ...

Music Director at WJCU Breaks with National Association of Broadcasters in Letter to Congress Supporting Artist Pay for Radio Play

Chris Castle | Posted 10.25.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

The United States is the only democracy in the world that does not pay recording artists for radio airplay. Artists and record labels have been fighting a legislative battle for decades to bring the U.S. in line with the rest of the world, but the powerful broadcasters lobby has always beaten them back.

More Real: The War on Christians or Santa Claus?

David Pakman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
David Pakman

The reality is that there is no Christian persecution in the United States. Not being allowed to discriminate based on completely self-professed and arbitrary "sincerely held religious beliefs" is not an example of persecution. Having the only federal religious holiday be Christmas is a characteristic of a group granted special privileges by civil society.

GOP Rep Says Christians Are Persecuted in the US, Can't Give Examples

Lauren Windsor | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

At the South Carolina Freedom Summit, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN 7) advocated State Department intervention when asked what role the United States should play in protecting Christians around the world.

How This Federal Data Breach Law Could Actually Hurt Consumers

Adam Levin | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Adam Levin

The undermining of better laws is bad, but worse is the way the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 underscores a continuing failure of our leaders to fully understand the nature of the problems we face in the mare's nest that is consumer privacy and data security.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Lawmakers Push Back Against 'False Rumors' Promoted By Anti-Vaccine Movement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday broke with the vaccine skepticism expressed by some of their potentia...

Here are the 241 Bills and Resolutions Introduced on the First Day of Congress

Marci Harris | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Marci Harris

Leaders were elected, Members took their oaths, and in short order, they got to work introducing bills on the first day of the 114th Congress.

Marsha Blackburn Re-Elected To Congress In 2014 Midterm Election

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn was re-elected to Congress on Tuesday. Blackburn faced off with Democrat Dan Cramer in the race for Tennessee's 7t...

Hobby-Nobbing: Company Men and Republicans Attack Privacy This Election

Hans Johnson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Less than a century ago, in 1920, Tennessee lawmakers ratified the 19th Amendment that allowed American women the right to vote in federal elections. The current drive by Republicans and corporate allies to uproot safeguards for privacy and women's rights undermines that legacy.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Marsha Blackburn Wishes Bill Frist, Who Disapproves Of Travel Ban, Were Ebola Czar | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has taken to the airwaves in recent days with sharp criticism of Ron Klain, President Barack Obama's pic...

GOP Panics, Attacks DREAMers and Border Children

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The very fact that Republicans were meeting during what was supposed to be a recess means that, despite the fact we've known about the border crisis for some time, a panic switch had been thrown.

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change Gets More Air Time On Some TV News Shows | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– So far, 2014 has seen a renewed interest in climate change on the Sunday morning political talk shows. In just the first six months of...

GOP Congresswoman Is Afraid Obama Will Use Border Money To Fund Obamacare

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama has requested $3.7 billion to address the crisis brought on by the influx of unaccompanied child migrants surging into the Sout...

The Cost Benefit Analysis of Climate Change Legislation: Future Generations Will Thank You

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When a thorough cost-benefit analysis is done with respect to future generations, enacting climate change legislation today is not only a moral imperative, but also makes perfect economic sense.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Republicans Have 'Led The Fight For Women's Equality'

Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Days after the Paycheck Fairness Act was blocked by Senate Republicans, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has stepped forward to defend her party, insis...

Christina Wilkie

This Man Refuses To Be Intimidated By Threat After Testifying On Horse Abuse | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than 24 hours after testifying on Capitol Hill about the horrifying abuse of championship Tennessee Walking Horses, animal welfare ...

Christina Wilkie

Why This Congresswoman Opposes Effort To End Horrifying Horse Abuse | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cruel practice of "soring" championship gaited horses by wrapping their hooves in corrosive chemicals and then applying chains or ba...

Sebelius Show Trial Highlighted Lawmakers in the Pockets of Insurance Companies

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The truth these politicians want to obscure is that Obamacare is protecting their constituents from buying coverage that provides little to no shield against financial ruin. And that protection is something the insurance industry wants to get rid of.