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Honey Boo Boo And Co. Will Return To Television To Make Us All A Little Dumber

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 11.04.2015 | Entertainment

Break out the Go Go juice because Honey Boo Boo is back. Former "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June Shannon revealed on Sunday that her family ...

Kamala Harris: Congress Should Look At Autopsy Photos Before Voting On Gun Bills

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris criticized Congress on Friday for failing to pass meaningful gun control legislation and suggested that lawm...

Doctors Without Borders Meets Bombing Without Consequences

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. This week, we bombed some folks at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Will anyone be held accountable? Mea...

What If Congress Treated Gun Violence Like It Treated The Benghazi Attack?

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mass shootings keep happening, and now there's a familiar pattern: Politicians of all stripes share their thoughts and prayers and then ...

House Democrats Want A New Committee, Too. On Gun Violence.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If House Republicans think it's important to create new committees to investigate Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton's link to the 2...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Families of Charleston Victims 'Sick And Tired' Of Waiting For Congress To Act | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Family members of the nine people killed in last month's shooting in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, traveled to ...

The Center's Mike Thompson Says 'P.S., I Love You Because...'

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

In recent months, for a variety of media outlets, I've been thrilled to interview people about why they love my hometown of Palm Springs, California, hence the headline, "P.S., I Love You Because..."

Rep. Mike Thompson Wins Re-Election

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Veteran Rep. Mike Thompson (D) was again elected to represent California's 5th District. Thompson has served in Congress since 1999. In recent yea...

Sabrina Siddiqui

The House Finally Voted For Something That Would Improve Background Checks | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a measure that would boost funding for the nation's background checks system, less tha...

Former Online Poker Player Looks To Unseat Dem Rep

Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif. | Tony Burchyns | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

James Hinton of Napa, a former on-line Texas Hold 'Em poker player, is doing something no Republican has dared to this year: He's going all in and cha...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Democrats Renew Calls For Gun Control | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic lawmakers is seeking to revive stalled gun control efforts on Capitol Hill, after President Barack Obama pledged i...

Luke Johnson

Lawmakers Not Too Busy To Raise Money Under Shutdown Threat | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A government shutdown will force agencies to close their doors and send many employees home without pay, but the money won't stop flowin...

Michael McAuliff

Background Check Gun Bill Unveiled In House | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House followed the Senate's lead Tuesday and unveiled a bill to strengthen background checks for ...

Michael McAuliff

House Lawmakers Ready Bipartisan Background Check Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The background check bill introduced in the Senate this week could soon have a bipartisan counterpart in the House, where most observers...

America's Broken Hearts

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's children and families have suffered enough broken hearts. We are determined that children get a vote on common-sense gun safety measures to protect them from guns. Take action with us.

Time for House Democrats to Unite on Guns

Josh Horwitz | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

A new message will have to be sent to John Barrow and the other "Contempt" Democrats in the House: "The party does care about what your position is on guns" -- to the point that it will affect important future decisions like committee assignments and fundraising assistance.

Jennifer Bendery

Rep. Mike Thompson: 'A Lot Of Republicans' Privately Support Some Action On Gun Violence | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There aren't many Republican lawmakers publicly endorsing the idea of passing bills targeting gun violence, but Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Ca...

Nancy Pelosi Announces Gun Control Task Force

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced at a Wednesday press conference that Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) will lead a new task force ...

'Honey Boo Boo' Star Has Surgery After Accident

Posted 09.27.2012 | TV

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" patriarch Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson was hospitalized following a mud-boggin' accident, according to E! Online. Sugar Bear ...

Gifts That Keep On Living

Avital Andrews | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

The problem with most holiday presents is that they're just so... lifeless. Not these.

House Bill Pushes For Green Homeowners Plan

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

Private homeowners relish the freedom to refurbish their homes as they please. With that freedom comes the onus of financing the cost of those changes...

Will Zoe Loefgrin Vote $108 Billion For European Banks While California Goes Bankrupt?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

How will Loefgin justify giving $108 billion in loan guarantees to European banks while her own state goes bankrupt? How will anybody?

Don't Forget Rural America

Rep. Mike Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Thompson

Rural communities are hit even harder by the tough economy, especially when it comes to jobs, yet we fail to invest equitably in their economic health.

We Need Change at Interior, Not More of the Same

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Obama faces a choice between a new direction that would place environmental conservation above corporate interests, and a pick similar to past selections at the Department of the Interior.

Jason Linkins

California Candidate Launches Bizarre, Phone-Sex Robocall | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Zane Starkewolf is a ninth-level elven warrior from Dungeons and Dragons and self-professed "Green Republican" who's running against Mike Thompson in ...