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Marsha Blackburn

I Don't Get the Ceiling Fan Battle

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Representative Blackburn is free to attack a solution that will save Americans money and help curb climate change, but I still can't help wonder: Why would she want to?

GOP Scrambles To Improve Outreach To Women

National Journal | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

When the House Judiciary Committee passed a late-term abortion ban in June, Republican leaders scrambled to find a female, media-savvy legislator to b...

The Ceiling Fan and the Congresswoman

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Albert Einstein once said, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Republicans in the House would disagree with Mr. Einstein. They do it to make sure that the country knows what they are thinking.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Finds Another Way To Stall Climate Change Reform | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marsha Blackburn is not a fan. The Tennessee Republican says new regulations on energy efficiency will overly burden businesses...

Climate Deniers: The Usual Suspects Weigh in

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Inglis's point of view about getting rid of all energy subsidies has hit a supportive chord with many. Yet others in the Republican Party consistently continue to define climate change as an elitist hoax, junk science with a lack of evidence, or part of God's plan.

GOP Congresswoman: Women 'Don't Want' Equal Pay Laws

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn said on Sunday that women "don't want" equal pay laws. During a roundtable discussion on NBC's Meet The P...

Republicans Weigh Eric Holder Perjury Charge

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress are investigating whether U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder committed perjury when he said he had nothing to do ...

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...

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.