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Marsha Blackburn

Twisted Logic on Capitol Hill Where 'Congressional Hearing' Often Isn't

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As the video of the hearing shows, instead of allowing me to explain how common industry practices contribute to the dwindling number of small businesses being able to offer coverage, Rep. Blackburn gave me only one-third of one minute to talk when it was her turn to ask questions.

Here Come the Skeet Shooting Truthers

Bob Cesca | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

In the wake of the current president remarking that he has occasionally gone skeet shooting at Camp David, there appears to be a Skeet Shooting Truther, or "Skeeter," movement picking up steam on the far-right.

Marsha Blackburn & "Chorus of Skeptics" Doubt Obama Skeet Shooting

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

If you loved 'birthers' and 'truthers', well, I've got a new one for you. Read on: So, is there nothing left for right-wingers to deny about President Obama? Apparently not.

Jennifer Bendery

WATCH: Marsha Blackburn Challenges Obama To Skeet-Shooting Contest | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Skeptical that President Barack Obama knows how to wield a gun, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) challenged him to a skeet-shooting conte...

Christina Wilkie

Dianne Feinstein: Assault Weapons Ban 'Has Support' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) delivered a strong pitch on Sunday for her recently introduced bill to ban the sale of military-style a...

GOP Congresswoman Casually Floats Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) floated the possibility Monday that the House Republicans would risk a potentially catastrophic government shutdown to...

Laura Bassett

House Republicans Offer Dueling Bills To Defund Planned Parenthood | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

House Republicans are so eager to strip federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood that two of them have introduced identical bills to do s...

Laura Bassett

GOP Congresswoman Refuses To Acknowledge Romneycare | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The morning after Mitt Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul drew heavy criticism from conservatives for invoking Romneycare as a defense against an...

Romney's Veep Pick?

Dennis House | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Dennis House

MSNBC routinely runs a banner at the bottom of their screen, with the headline "War on Women," and Democrats rarely miss an opportunity to talk about the "Republican war on women." I can't see the all-white male ticket happening this year.

Zach Carter

Obama's Quandry: Bashing Blundering Banks While Courting Wall Street Cash | Zach Carter | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's response to JPMorgan Chase's spectacular trading failure underscores a persistent tension in his presidency -- ...

Zach Carter

Barney Frank Lays Into House Republican On Jobs, Wall Street Reform | Zach Carter | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) lit into Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on Sunday, when both appeared on ABC's "This Week." The show sta...

LOOK: Baldwin, Other Celebrities Head To Capitol Hill To Press Arts Funding Cause

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 04.18.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Celebrities including Alec Baldwin visited Capitol Hill Tuesday to shine their spotlight on federal funding for the arts. Baldwin and o...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Deny Their Support Of Green Energy Is Support | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republicans are complaining that Energy Secretary Steven Chu has mischaracterized GOP lawmakers' attempts to speed up federal...

Best Dressed Politicos Of 2011: It's Not Who You Think

Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.27.2012 | Style
Christina Wilkie

Fashion Whip is a political style column in The Huffington Post by Lauren Rothman and Christina Wilkie. Rothman is the founder of Styleauteur. WASHIN...

Send in the Clowns

Jim Worth | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Republicans seem to be getting crazier with every election! Tennessee Representative, Marsha Blackburn's, appearance on The Last Word with Lawrence O...

The Palinization of America

Jim Worth | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

For many years America has been sliding into a dark abyss... ... succumbing to the lowest common-denominator -- spurning intelligence for 'cool.' As...

Battle of the Budget Bulge: Living Within Our Means?

Omer Rosen | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Omer Rosen

We are told to live within our monetary means, yet, rather than being told to also live within our environmental means, we are encouraged to live outside of them -- as if there is an outside to this planet.

U.S. House Ignores Internet Reality, Again

Art Brodsky | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

What was remarkable about the House vote today was how the Republicans managed to at once speak in favor of the legislation as helping small business, while ignoring the testimony from those very businesses that opposed it.

House Goes Nuts Over Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

American Internet users need to choose between the open Internet that lets us view any content, anywhere, and the walled garden that the big phone and cable companies want to build around us.

Corporate Welfare for the Few Drives Net Neutrality Opposition

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The Republican agenda, whether carried out in Washington, D.C., or in Madison, Wisconsin, has nothing to do with market failures and everything to do with simple, good old-fashioned corporate welfare -- but only for the right corporations, of course.

Speaker Boehner's Space Odyssey

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Boehner knows full well that real Net Neutrality has nothing to do with a government takeover of the Internet. He's playing dog-whistle politics and stoking irrational fears of government repression.

Obama Tech Plans at Risk From FCC and GOP Congress

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Obama's SOTU set an ambitious goal of "high-speed wireless coverage to 98 percent of all Americans." What he didn't say was that the FCC has sentenced those wireless users to a second-class Internet experience.

Jason Linkins

GOP's 'Tech Policy Champion' In The Pocket Of Telecoms | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I have to admit, when I saw this headline, "Will Marsha Blackburn be GOP's next tech policy champion?" in Politico, there was a brief, mad moment wher...

Amanda Terkel

Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Debate? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are few traditions more central to political campaigns than debates between the candidates. In the biggest races, they're nationally televised e...

BP Lobbyist To Host Fundraiser For Cory Gardner This Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the wake of the greatest environmental catastrophe in U.S. history, even the appearance of sympathy for BP has been seen as potentially career-thre...