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House Passes Critical Highway Trust Fund Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a critical highway funding bill on Tuesday afternoon by a vote of 367-55. The measure puts just u...

Sam Stein

Critical Highway Trust Fund Bill Loses Support Of House Dem

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Backers of a critical highway trust fund bill set to get a vote in the House on Tuesday may have to worry about defections from Democrat...

Amb. Ford: Give Syrian Insurgents Manpads to Shoot Down Iranian Planes

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If the weapons were under U.S. supervision, and they were used to shoot down Iranian aircraft, then there would be no question who the ultimate author of the action was: the United States government.

Warmonger Media Storm Against Saving Sgt. Bergdahl Shows Why We Have So Much War

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The political forces that are trashing the deal to rescue Sgt. Bergdahl are the same political forces that got us into the Iraq war. They are the same political forces who want to keep the Afghanistan war going indefinitely.

NYT: Everybody Who's Anybody Wants to Bomb Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents in the country don't want the U.S. government to be running around the world, bombing other people's countries all the time, so the New York Times and its favored "critics" can go pound sand.

Kate Sheppard

The House Is Actually Set To Pass A Bipartisan Energy Bill This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives is expected to approve an energy efficiency bill on Tuesday, a rare bipartisan breakthrough on energy polic...

Sam Stein

Bipartisan Bill Would Force Obama To Unveil Spy Agencies' 'Black Budget'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reflecting the growing concern about the opaqueness of America’s national intelligence apparatus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers on T...

Michael McAuliff

The Plan To End Debt Ceiling Hostage-Taking

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vermont Democratic Rep. Peter Welch is offering a simple way for Congress to avoid damaging standoffs over the nation's debt ceiling: ag...

Tea Party ... WINNING!

Shan Wells | Posted 12.16.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Michael McAuliff

Conservatives Sink House Debt Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative tea party-aligned groups shot down House Republicans' ill-starred proposal to keep the government open Tuesday, forcing GOP...

Michael McAuliff

How The Shutdown Will End: 'The Market Is Just Going To Smash Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Congress unable to move, the end to the standoff in the nation's capital over Obamacare and funding the government is looking ever ...

This Week, Let's Help Burlington Kill the $1.5 Trillion F-35 Taxpayer Ripoff

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If the Council votes to block the planes from being based in Burlington, that won't kill the $1.5 trillion F-35 taxpayer ripoff by itself. But it will set a crucial precedent. It will prove that the F-35 is politically vulnerable.

How Arming Syrian Rebels Will Backfire (See Libya, Afghanistan)

Michael Shank | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

Arming the enemies of our enemies hasn't made the U.S. more friends; it has made the U.S. more enemies. That is why only a diplomatic solution can stop the bloodshed.

Cost Cutting in Congress Faces Fossil Fuel Obstructionism

Michael Shank | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

These bipartisan bills in the House and the Senate are must-pass bills, if primarily for the return on investment. To fail this opportunity is to pass on serious financial returns and it is a pass on a healthier environment for the American people. We cannot fail. The time for bipartisanship is now.

If They Can Lie About NSA/Snowden, They Can Lie About Syria and Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If government officials can lie to Congress without consequence, we're in big trouble in terms of democracy and the rule of law, especially as these apply to the reform of U.S. foreign policy.

Sam Stein

IRS Scandal Puts Dems Who Called For Investigation Of Conservative Group In A Bind

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the fall months of 2010, congressional Democrats grew increasingly alarmed that conservative non-profit groups, backed by big-mon...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Passes Bill To Ease Air Travel Delays

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers passed a bill Friday to ease air traffic delays before catching their own flights home for a week off, leaving unchanged other...

John Celock

Online Sales Tax Moves Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate is expected to open debate Monday evening on a bill that would allow for the collection of sales taxes on items bought o...

Michael McAuliff

Dem: Obama Is 'Judge, Jury And Executioner'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's oblique references in his State of the Union address to America's targeted killings and drone strikes was a wel...

Foul Play in the Senate

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The actions of Amgen and its cronies on Capitol Hill show who the real takers are -- not those who look to government for support in old age and hard times but the ones at the top whose avarice and lust for profit compel them to take as much as they can at the expense of everyone else.

Bipartisan Bill Would Take Back Pharma Giveaway

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives would take back a drug company favor tucked into the legislation that averted...

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers May Dive Off Fiscal Cliff Before Reaching Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fewer Republicans are saying "no" to raising taxes on the rich. But it still may be after the nation starts sliding into the fiscal abys...

John Celock

Lawmakers Push Conservative Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's state legislators are spread out across Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon lobbying Congress for the ability to place a sales...

Michael McAuliff

Dem: Go Over Fiscal Cliff If Necessary

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats should be willing to go over the so-called fiscal cliff if that is what it takes to get a good deal on taxes and spending, lea...

15 Members of Congress Speak Out: End the War in Afghanistan

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

Today, 14 of my colleagues joined me in speaking out against the war in Afghanistan. Congress is deeply complicit in maintaining and continuing the war, but if enough members join our voices, maybe an end to this travesty can be in sight.