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Jerry Brown Declares State Of Emergency As California Wildfires Rage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.01.2015 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has declared a state of emergency as wildfires blaze in 15 counties across the Golden State, one of which killed...

Judge Blocks Anti-Abortion Group From Releasing More Planned Parenthood Videos

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

July 31 (Reuters) - An anti-abortion group that released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood staff discussing the illegal sale of aborted fe...

Hillary Clinton Releases Tax Returns Going Back To 2007

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

Hillary and Bill Clinton earned roughly $141 million and paid nearly $44 million in federal income taxes from 2007 to 2014, according to tax returns&...

Hillary Clinton Burns Jeb Bush Over 'Right To Rise' Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

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Californians Are Majorly Cutting Back On Their Water Usage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- California reduced its water usage by more than 27 percent in June, exceeding cutbacks mandated by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) earlier...

Hillary Clinton To Appear Before Benghazi Committee

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify on Oct. 22 before the U.S. House of Representatives committee ...

Trump Brawls Reveal Republican Pettiness

Cody Cain | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Cody Cain

The Trump brawls have done us all the service of revealing a number of Republican candidates who certainly do not belong in the oval office.

This Is Rick Perry's Moment

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry's quest for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination hasn't been the most impressive campaign thus far. He's found himself near the bottom of the very large pack seeking the Republican nomination for the past several months and he hasn't found a signature issue or message to differentiate himself from the other candidates in the race. Until now.

Bernie Sanders Introduces $15 Minimum Wage Bill As Federal Contract Workers Strike

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive members of Congress introduced a $15 an hour national minimum wage bill on Wednesday as hundreds of federal...

North Carolina Just Relaxed Its Voter ID Law, But Will Voters Get The Memo?

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voting rights advocates were at least somewhat pleased when the North Carolina General Assembly unexpectedly voted in June to modi...

Why We've Been Duped by Presidential Fundraising Numbers

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Linsey Pecikonis

Just last week, the political establishment was a flurry with news over which 2016 presidential candidate raked in the most money. Ever since the Ci...

Bernie Sanders Visits Texas To See If He Can Keep Drawing Huge Crowds

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.19.2015 | Politics

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Hillary Clinton's Campaign Treasurer Has Strong Walmart Ties

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is courting top labor leaders, picking up union endorsements and criticizing Republican...

Samantha Lachman

Hillary Clinton Focuses On Middle-Class Wages In Sweeping Economic Policy Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton focused on the problem of stagnant middle-class wages on Monday in the first major economic policy speech of her preside...

Samantha Lachman

Scott Walker Announces He's Running For President In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is officially running for president of the United States in 2016. Walker, a Republican, made the announcement in a twee...

Samantha Lachman

What's At Stake In The Trial Over North Carolina Voting Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

When Army Spc. Timothy Patillo, 26, returned to Fort Bragg after an overseas deployment a month before the 2014 elections, he went to a North Carolina...

Florida Senator Bill Nelson To Undergo Surgery For Prostate Cancer

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery next we...

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FBI Says It Disrupted Plans To Kill Americans Likely Over July 4th

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The FBI arrested more than 10 people over the past four to six weeks in an effort that Director James Comey said disrupted plans to kill...

Florida Supreme Court Orders Redrawing Of Some Congressional Districts

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 9 (Reuters) - The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the redrawing of some of the state's U.S. congr...

Samantha Lachman

Chris Christie Looks Likely To Veto New Jersey Voting Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) appears likely to veto a package of election reforms aimed at improving the state's sparse voter turn...

Bush Says His Remarks On Americans Working Longer Hours Were Taken Out Of Context

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says his remarks on Americans needing to work longer hours were misconstrued, telling reporters in New Hamp...

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Republicans Release The Subpoena Clinton Said She Never Received

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she "never had a subpoena" for the emails she sent while secretary ...

Wisconsin Capitol Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

July 8 (Reuters) - Wisconsin's state Capitol Building in Madison was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon due to a "credible bomb threat" as representativ...

UN External Panel Reviewing Child Sexual Abuse Charges Compromised by Member's Conflict of Interest

Bea Edwards | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Bea Edwards

At the UN, a purportedly external and independent three-person panel convened to review allegations of child sexual abuse by non-UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) last year, should confront questions about the career of Hassan Bubacar Jallow, one of its three members.

Samantha Lachman

Clinton: It's 'Second Class' To Make A Woman Share Space With A Man On $10 Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declined to identify a woman she thinks should share the $10 bill with Alexander Hamil...