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Progressive Congressman Mike Honda Ousted In Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics

Attorney Ro Khanna defeated Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) in the race to represent California’s 17th District, ousting the progressive congressman from...

Silicon Valley Democrats Head For Bitter House Race Rematch

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Democratic attorney Ro Khanna will once again compete to represent California's 17th Congressional District, setting up...

Muslim Kids Read Letters From WWII As History Repeats Itself

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

During World War II, a San Diego librarian named Clara Estelle Breed could often be found at the local railroad station, passing out stamped and self-...

Wanted: One House Republican To Take A Stand Against Islamophobia

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) was an infant in 1942 when he and his family were forcibly removed from their home and put into Amache, a so-called internm...

Congressman Wants A 'National Day Of Reason' As Atheist Alternative To Day Of Prayer

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

Each year, on the first Thursday of May, elected officials gather in Washington, D.C., and around the country for the National Day of Prayer. It's a d...

Friday Talking Points -- North, To Alaska!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama had some fun this week, and by doing so actually forced the media to tackle a serious subject on his agenda.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Earning His Nobel

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A few months back, he announced a major shift in U.S. policy towards Cuba, ending a half-century of frostiness, and this week the outlines of a deal to avoid a war with Iran were unveiled, thawing a relationship that froze over back in 1979.

Jennifer Bendery

Congressman Introduces ACRONYM Act To Clean Up Bill Names | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) on Wednesday introduced the Accountability and Congressional Responsibility On Naming Your Motions (ACRONYM) ...

Rep. Mike Honda On His Transgender Granddaughter: ‘She's Beautiful'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As a longtime supporter of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, the fight for equality is hitting closer to home for California Rep. Mike Ho...

A Grandfather's Love: Congressman Mike Honda Opens Up About His Transgender Granddaughter

Marsha Aizumi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marsha Aizumi

Congressman Honda's granddaughter will never have to wonder how her grandfather feels about her. She will see it in the work that he does, the hugs he gives, and the eyes that gaze upon her with love. What a gift he has given to her... and to all of us, by extension.

Amanda Terkel

Does Your Member Of Congress Have Policies Protecting LGBT Staffers From Discrimination? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's still legal for members of Congress to fire their employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. That's because th...

Samantha Lachman

The Candidate Who Promised To 'Disrupt' Congress Couldn't Get Enough Bandwidth | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna had seemingly everything he needed to unseat Rep. Mike Honda (D) ...

Veteran Dem Mike Honda Survives Challenge From Ro Khanna

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

Veteran Rep. Mike Honda has defeated fellow Democrat Ro Khanna in the race to represent California's 17th District in the closest race of the progress...

Sam Levine

Silicon Valley Democrats Spar At HuffPost Debate | Sam Levine | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Democratic challenger Ro Khanna squared off in the only debate for California’s 17th Congressional District Monday ev...

Samantha Lachman

Ro Khanna, Mike Honda Face Off In Debate Co-Hosted By HuffPost | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Democrat Ro Khanna will face off in the sole debate for California's 17th District seat, with questions from The Huffin...

Samantha Lachman

Anti-Super PAC Democrat Gets A Super PAC | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

A Democratic House candidate who has consistently voiced opposition to super PAC spending that supports his opponent now has a super PAC of his own. ...

Friday Talking Points -- Past, Present and Future

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forty years ago today, President Nixon addressed the nation to announce he would be resigning the next day -- the only time in US history this has happened. Today, President Obama announced the US will be dropping bombs on Iraq once again. That's a pretty heavy-duty amount of the past to contemplate, in one week.

Seeking Justice -- Or at Least the Truth -- For 'Comfort Women'

Christine Ahn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Christine Ahn

On June 9, outside of Seoul, 91-year old Bae Chun-hui took her last gasp of air at the House of Sharing, a communal home established for former "comfort women" in South Korea to live out their remaining years in peace.

Here's What The Media Missed In Tuesday's Elections

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Coverage of this week's congressional primaries focused on the battle between establishment Republicans and the tea party. The fight on the other side...

Khanna To Face Honda In General Election

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Ro Khanna, the Democratic attorney and former Obama trade official vying for veteran Rep. Mike Honda's (D-Calif.) House seat, has secured a spot in th...

Honda Finishes First In Heated House Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) finished first in California's nonpartisan primary Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. The incumbent faced a vigorou...

All Eyes On Governor, House Races In California Primary

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

California is one of eight states holding primary elections on Tuesday, June 3. The state will put its new top-two primary system to the test for t...

Dem Group Boosts Rep's GOP Challenger In Hopes Of Splitting Primary Vote

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

One of the most contentious primaries in the country reached a fever pitch Thursday after a labor-backed Democratic political action committee adopted...

Khanna Picks Up Big Endorsement In Contentious Dem Primary

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Ro Khanna, the Democratic attorney challenging veteran Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) in next month's primary, has picked up an endorsement from the San F...

Mollie Reilly

Candidate Hasn't Been Elected Yet, But Some Donors Already Want Refunds | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- Resentment is brewing among several donors who thought Democratic House candidate Ro Khanna would use their money in a different race...