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Reid Would Rather 'Be Taken To Singapore And Caned' Than Become A Lobbyist

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

When Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) retires after this term, there's at least one career he won't be pursuing: lobbying. “I would ra...

Samantha Lachman

This Aging Oil Pipeline Is In Great Lakes' 'Worst Possible Place' For A Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

Environmental activists say Michigan’s tourism slogan -- “Pure Michigan” -- may no longer be accurate unless the state takes stronger action to ...

Christie Roasts Reporters: 'Clean The Sh*t Out Of Your Ears'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) ribbed reporters for their coverage of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal at an annual press roast W...

Man Who Flew Gyrocopter On Capitol Grounds Pleads Not Guilty

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol pleaded not guilty on Thur...

Mitt Romney Says He's Officially Done With Running For President

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

After two unsuccessful attempts, Mitt Romney says he's over running for president. The former Massachusetts governor, who first sought the Oval Of...

House Votes To Lift Ban On Capitol Hill Sledding

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - The House of Representatives has voted to lift a ban on sledding on the U.S. Capitol grounds, freeing the area for one ...

Man Who Flew Gyrocopter On Capitol Grounds Indicted

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in April faces up to 9-1/2 years in prison a...

How A Bottled Water Plant Is Making The Water Crisis Worse For This California Region

Capital & Main | Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

This piece was originally published on Capital & Main. To sign up for Leighton Woodhouse’s email newsletter on the drought, go to Land of Thirst. ...

The Death With Dignity Movement Just Had A 'Major Breakthrough'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

A medical group that has long opposed doctor-assisted death has reversed course and dropped its opposition to the practice, saying the decision should...

Texas State Senate Panel OKs Restrictions On Minors Seeking Abortions

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Minors seeking abortions in Texas without parental consent will face a tougher set of legal hurdles under legislation already approved...

Kentucky GOP Gubernatorial Primary Too Close To Call

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Businessman Matt Bevin led Kentucky Agricultural Commissioner James Comer by just 83 votes with all the precincts reporting in the state's Republican ...

Benghazi Panel Subpoenas Former Clinton Aide

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - Congressional investigators have issued a subpoena demanding that former Clinton White House advis...

Thousands Of Seattle Teachers Strike Over Pay, Class Size

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE, May 19 (Reuters) - Thousands of Seattle teachers walked out of class on Tuesday to demand higher pay and smaller cla...

How Doug Hughes Took Free Speech to New Heights

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

And as long as the Supreme Court interprets "free speech" to include spending untold fortunes in elections, it seems fair to also define free speech as a peaceful protest on public grounds, or even public airspace.

Beau Biden Hospitalized

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - Beau Biden, a son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, has been hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center outside Wa...

Bobby Jindal Vows To Enforce Religious Freedom Measure Through Executive Order

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said Tuesday he plans to issue an executive order "to accomplish the intent" of a religious freedom bill that died in ...

Bridgegate Trial Date Set For November

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

May 19 (Reuters) - A New Jersey federal judge has set a Nov. 16 trial date for Governor Chris Christie's former aide and an ex-ally in the "Bridgegate...

White House Warns Not Passing Surveillance Bill Poses Security Risk

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that letting surveillance legislation lapse in Congress would pose a risk to U.S. secur...

Clinton Takes Another Swipe At Hedge Fund Managers

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

By Amanda Becker MASON CITY, Iowa, May 18 (Reuters) - In the spotlight for her own high income, Democratic presidential candidate Hill...

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McConnell Praises Obama's TPP Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that Congress' upper chamber would give President Barack Obama expedited authority to negot...

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Lead Investigator Of Amtrak Crash Says Train Probably Was Not Shot At

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics

National Transit Safety Board lead engineer Robert Sumwalt on Sunday added detail to reports that the Amtrak train that derailed last week had been st...

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Marco Rubio Struggles To Explain Whether He Thinks Invading Iraq Was A 'Mistake'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) struggled to reconcile past statements he has made about the 2003 invasion of Iraq with an answer on whether he thought the ...

Texas GOP Comes Up With New Ways To Make It Nearly Impossible To Have An Abortion

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

The Texas House of Representatives passed a package of abortion restrictions on Thursday that would make the process for a minor to obtain a “judici...

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Lawsuit Asks Tennessee To Stop Standing In The Way Of Ex-Felons' Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

A lawsuit filed earlier this year in Tennessee alleges that the state’s election officials are ignoring court orders to restore voting rights for fo...

In Honor Of Her 78th Birthday, Here Are 8 Times Madeleine Albright Got It Totally Right

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

When we think of our favorite feminist quotes, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's now iconic insight on women helping each other is easily...