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Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Prisons Prove Being Gay Is A Choice

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson apologized Wednesday for saying that prisons prove that being gay is a choice. Cars...

The Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

The class bias of American politics has not only cost us our democracy. It has also cost us our jobs, our health, and our security. For years, the recovery was crippled by the politics of austerity, as a bipartisan coalition took a butcher's knife to the public sector, and as balanced budgets took precedence over basic needs.

Grim, Declining Nizhny Novgorod Also Part of Nemtsov's Legacy

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
Kevin A. Lees

Putin came to power, not in a vacuum, but into a specific context of economic, political and cultural conditions that Boris Nemtsov helped shape, both for better and for worse.

Edward Snowden: There's 'No Fair Trial Available' If I Return To The U.S.

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

TORONTO, March 4 (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance p...

New Obama Plan Aims To Get Tens Of Millions Of Girls In School Worldwide

Associated Press | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying every girl "has value," President Barack Obama announced a more focused government effort Tuesday to help tens of millions ...

Boehner Makes Republicans 'Tools and Dupes' of Netanyahu's Election Campaign

David Miles | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
David Miles

Netanyahu's speech may be evidence of hubris run amok on his part, but it is also a vivid illustration of the pervasive and destructive rise of partisanship in American politics over the last few decades.

Samantha Lachman

Susan Rice Delivers Tough Love To AIPAC About Iranian Nuclear Negotiations | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Susan Rice, President Barack Obama's national security adviser, buttered up the thousands of American Israel Public Affairs Committee po...

Warren, Franken Join Growing List Of Democrats Skipping Netanyahu Speech

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced Monday that they will not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Tues...

Elise Foley

Senate Democrats Put DHS Funding Pressure Back On John Boehner | Elise Foley | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans attempted last week to kick the issue of funding for the Department of Homeland Security over to the Senate. On Monday...

Obama: Rift Over Netanyahu Speech Not 'Permanently Destructive' To U.S.-Israeli Ties

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that Iran should commit to a verifiable freez...

Elise Foley

House Republicans Call One-Week Timeout On DHS Shutdown Drama | Elise Foley | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Friday night to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, so they can come back and ha...

Here's What Will Happen If The DHS Shuts Down

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

Feb 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress was scrambling before a deadline at midnight on Friday to pass a $39.7 billion funding bill for the Department of...

Obama Condemns 'Brutal Murder' Of Boris Nemtsov

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the "brutal murder" of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, and...

Obama Mourns Leonard Nimoy: 'I Loved Spock'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama mourned the death of actor Leonard Nimoy on Friday, praising the "Star Trek" icon for his commitment to the arts and sciences a...

Samantha Lachman

Protests Erupt Over UNC Board's Decision To Shutter Poverty Center | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

University of North Carolina students and faculty raucously protested the board of governors' vote Friday to disband a poverty-focused think-tank led ...

People Power Beat Big Money in Chicago

George Goehl | Posted 02.27.2015 | Chicago
George Goehl

Cynics said Rahm and his cronies on the City Council could not be beat. Plutocrats spent millions trying to make sure they were right. A group of dedicated grassroots activists just proved that they were wrong.

CPAC Officially Goes Off The Rails With Phil Robertson's Rant On STDs

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Phil Robertson is very concerned about the rate of sexually transmitted infections in America. Robertson, one of the stars of A&E's "Duck Dynasty"...

Samantha Lachman

Nevada GOP Pushes New Gun Law Reminiscent Of 'Stand Your Ground' | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Nevada state Senate committee considered a controversial package of gun-rights provisions on Wednesday, just a day before the third an...

Twelve Ways To Reverse California's Income Inequality

Capital & Main | Manuel Pastor & Dan Braun | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

This piece was originally published by Capital & Main. “The California Chasm” is a challenge that threatens to transform the nation’s most po...

Elizabeth Warren To The GOP: 'Put Up Or Shut Up' About Aid For Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who has made it her mission to highlight and ameliorate the challenges middle-class Americans face, recently seized o...

Obama Calls Out America's Dismal Voter Turnout: 'Why Are You Staying Home?'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama urged Americans frustrated with the lack of progress on immigration reform to voice their discontent at the ballot box, lamenti...

Obama Vows To Veto GOP Attempts To Block Immigration Plans

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama raised the political pressure on Republicans over immigration on Wednesday...

Samantha Lachman

Working Families Party Elects First State Legislator On Own Party Line | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Working Families Party candidate Ed Gomes won a Connecticut state Senate special election Tuesday night, making him the first state legi...

Ted Strickland Announces He's Running For The Senate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) announced Wednesday that he'll seek the Democratic Senate nomination to challenge first-term Sen. Rob Portman (R-O...

Cory Booker Explains How The Drug War Hurts Law Enforcement

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

In a Tuesday interview with HuffPost Live, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) discussed how the high cost of the war on drugs prevents law enforcement agencies...