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Needed: Housing Reform That Protects Property Rights

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

A monumental opportunity has presented itself as Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio, takes over as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Congress looks ahead on the critical issue of housing finance reform.

Kate Sheppard

Cost Of Wildfires Burns Through Budgets, Pushing Feds To Find Other Funds | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As a massive wildfire burned in Washington state this week and the threat of more fires looms over the West, there has been increasing p...

Marina Fang

Here Are The (Mostly) Old White Men Who Will Be Running The Senate If The GOP Takes Over | Marina Fang | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Huffington Post recently asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) how he thought the current minority leader, Mitch McConnel...

This Government Database Could Know Almost Everything About You

Adam Levin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Adam Levin

Millions of Americans may soon become part of an expanded government database that would give two federal regulatory agencies an up-close and personal view of their private financial lives that, if breached, could make for a really bad day for a whole lot of people.

Michael McAuliff

Sequester Battle Flummoxes Senate GOP | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans appeared flummoxed Tuesday by the impending sequestration budget cuts, unable to offer a consensus alternative and ar...

Jason Linkins

What Was All The Fighting For? | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

If you've been attempting to keep track of how congressional Republicans view the coming sequester cuts at home, you've probably been leaning heavily ...

GOP Senator Consumed 'Several Shots Of Vodka' Before Arrest

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) drank vodka prior to being arrested in Alexandria, Va., on Dec. 23, according to court documents obtained by the Del Ray Pat...

GOP Senator Said He Abstains From Alcohol Prior To DUI Arrest

Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

Mike Crapo, the Republican senator from Idaho who was arrested on Sunday morning for driving under the influence, once said he abstains from alcohol. ...

GOP Senator Arrested For Drunk Driving

Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) was arrested on Sunday morning in Alexandria, Virginia for driving under the influence. According to Del Ray, VA Patch, C...

Getting to Maybe: The Critical Need for Compromise in Congress

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are not delusional or naive enough to expect that getting to maybe will be an easy task. We recognize that over the past few years, compromise in Congress has become an oxymoron and bipartisanship a dirty word.

Amanda Terkel Pokes Holes In Grassley's Argument

Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Protecting women from domestic violence and abuse is one more issue dividing Democrats and Republicans, as The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel pointed...

Amanda Terkel

Violence Against Women Act Suddenly Partisan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Protecting women from violence and abuse has been an issue of bipartisan cooperation since President Clinton signed the landmark Violenc...

Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish: Proposed Funding Cuts for Response to Violence Against Women

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Domestic violence is a continuing, costly, and consistently underserved problem. Cutting federal funds for dealing with it is not only bad news, it is a bad idea.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator: Republicans Could Bend On Taxes If Super Committee 'Goes Big' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers suggested Republicans would be willing to raise certain taxes to shrink the deficit, as long as the debt...

Michael McAuliff

Unions Go After Gang Of Six Plan: 'It Would Kill Jobs' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unions are coming down hard on the so-called "Gang of Six" deficit-cutting plan, blasting the bipartisan proposal with a harsh ad set to...

Ryan Grim

Gang Of Six Unveils Debt-Reduction Plan | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than half the Senate was convened early Tuesday morning by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) for a briefing on a deficit-reduction plan bein...

Ryan Grim

Banks Lose: Merchants Prevail In Swipe Fee Fight | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six-month Senate fight over debit card swipe fees is finally over. The banks lost. An amendment pushed by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mon...

Ryan Grim

Swipe Fee Showdown In Senate [UPDATED] | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The hardest fought, most expensive legislative battle of 2011 is coming to a head today in the U.S. Senate. The question: How much s...

All Eyes On 'Gang Of Six' As Deficit Deal Negotiations Continue

Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They have met in almost total secrecy for months, holed up in an office on Capitol Hill: three Republican and three Democratic senators ...

Jon Ward

Senate Republicans Threatening To Make Harry Reid And Dems Go It Alone On Raising Debt Ceiling | Jon Ward | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

With many Republicans agreeing with Democrats that raising the debt ceiling is a simple necessity, some think the GOP is left with little negotiating ...

Ryan Grim

Slash Mob: Secret Senate Gang Weighing Budget Cuts | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators that has been meeting behind the scenes during the past several months is emerging as the focal point in ...

It's the Climate, Stupid (Not the Deficit)

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

If you care about your grandkids' welfare, by all means be concerned about the deficit -- but be very, very, very concerned about the need to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions.

ID-Sen: 64% Crapo (R), 20% Sullivan (D) (Mason-Dixon 10/22)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mason-Dixon 10/20-22/10; 625 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live phone interview (Mason-Dixon PDF) Idaho 2010 Senate 64% Crapo (R), 20% Sul...

Our Rinky Dink Scandal Culture

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glenn Hurowitz

A WSJ story on the stocks held by the staff of some members of Congress is journalism based on the notion that every database deserves its own sensationalistic expose -- even when the information in the database is relatively ho-hum.

Jason Linkins

Congressional Budget Office: Sometimes Wonks Have To Explain Their Work To Morons | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Allow me to state for the record that I have great sympathy for the dedicated professionals at the Congressional Budget Office. In Washington's parti...