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Jason Linkins

So That Happened: A Look At How Evangelical Voters Could Legitimize Ted Cruz (Or Not)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. This week, the 2016 race welcomed Ted Cruz to the GOP scrum after the U.S. senator from Texas made his presidential ambitions clear...

Trey Gowdy: Hillary Clinton Wiped Email Server Clean

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 27 (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said on ...

Samantha Lachman

Nevada GOP Moves To Limit Early Voting On Sundays, Weeknight Evenings

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

A Nevada state Senate committee has introduced legislation that would eliminate early voting on Sundays and restrict counties' abilities to set their ...

Today's Trade Agreements Are Backwards, But We Can Do Better

Peter Schurman | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
Peter Schurman

The legitimate force that drives trade agreements is companies' need for predictability and stability in order to invest beyond the borders of their home country. Everyone can support that. But where trade agreements go wrong is in secret negotiations, with virtually zero democratic input or accountability

California's Voter Turnout Is Pathetic. This Proposal Could Change That.

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has proposed automatically registering eligible residents to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's ...

Kansas Legislature Passes First-In-The-Nation Abortion Procedure Ban

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

The Kansas state House passed a law Wednesday that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure used in 8 percent of abortions performed in the sta...

Ohio Legislature Advances Controversial Bill That Could Deter Students From Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

Ohio's Republican-controlled Senate passed a transportation budget Wednesday containing a controversial provision that critics say could dissuade coll...

Dem: GOP Opposition To Lynch Is 'Sign' That Race Relations Have Not Improved

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) says Senate Republicans would signal that their opposition to President Barack Obama is rooted in racism if they fail to ...

Samantha Lachman

After Israeli Election Disappointment, Two-State Supporters Plan Their Next Moves

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict weren't too discouraged by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...

Samantha Lachman

James Baker Recalls An Israeli Prime Minister More Difficult Than Netanyahu

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State James Baker said Monday he remains "cautiously optimistic" for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian...

Fact-Checking Ted Cruz's Dubious Claims

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley, Lori Robertson and Eugene Kiely | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major Republican candidate to declare himself offici...

Supreme Court Considers Dispute Over Police Treatment Of Mentally Ill Suspects

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday seemed skeptical that the nation's disabilities law requires police to take special precautions when a...

Loretta Lynch Confirmation Vote Likely On Hold Until At Least Mid-April

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's nomination of Loretta Lynch to become the next attorney general is likely to be put on hol...

Benjamin Netanyahu Says He Regrets Warning About Israeli Arabs Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he regrets issuing a warning to his supporters ahead of the country's elections last week t...

Samantha Lachman

Supreme Court Won't Consider Challenge To Wisconsin Voter ID Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Wisconsin's voter identification law Monday, though it had blocked the state from requ...

Samantha Lachman

Ted Cruz Announces He's Running For President In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced just after midnight on Monday he'll mount a bid for president of the United States. Cruz shared the news on Twitt...

West Virginia Governor Bucks Legislature, Vetoes Permit-Less Concealed Carry Bill

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) vetoed a bill Friday that would have eliminated the permit requirement for concealed carry, citing the concern...

Nevada GOP Lawmaker Says Voter ID Bill Can't Be Discriminatory Because Obama Was Elected President

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in the Nevada legislature said Tuesday that proposed voter identification legislation couldn't have a disproportionate impact on...

Christina Wilkie

Steve Scalise Skipped Selma For Posh Conservative Retreat

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As top lawmakers and civil rights leaders gathered in Selma, Alabama, earlier this month to commemorate the civil rights movement, House...

Jeb Bush: Not His Father, Not His Brother!

Richard Fowler | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media
Richard Fowler

With the advent of the 24-hour news cycle and the failure of bland candidates like Al Gore, the American people have spoken. They want an exciting, riveting, jaw-dropping and hope-inspiring President.

Ryan Grim

Social Security Fight Heats Up In Maryland Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a good thing Chris Van Hollen showed up. At a press conference Wednesday, Van Hollen, a House Democrat running for U.S. Senate in...

Jim Webb Quietly Meeting With Dems Looking For Clinton Alternative

AP | By BILL BARROW | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb says his decision whether to challenge Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential no...

Prosecutors Won't Charge Man Whose Drone Crashed Onto White House Lawn

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - A man who lost control of a drone that crashed onto the White House lawn in January will not face criminal charges,...

Samantha Lachman

This Is Where Likely 2016 Voters Draw The Line On Gun Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A vast majority of likely 2016 voters oppose legislation that would allow gun owners to carry their concealed weapons without a permit, ...

Rubio Says He Would 'Absolutely' Defy European Allies And Revoke Iran Deal

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eying the Republican presidential nomination, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday he would "absolutely" defy stalwart European all...