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Samantha Lachman

Chris Christie Slashed Education Funding, But He's Announcing His Presidential Bid At A Public School

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to announce his bid for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday at the high school whe...

California Lawmakers Pass One Of Nation's Strictest Vaccination Laws

AP | JULIA HOROWITZ | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccinat...

Samantha Lachman

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday that a voter-approved independent redistricting commission in Arizona is constitutional. The conse...

California Regulators Tell San Francisco To Stop Taking River Water

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL & SCOTT SMITH | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Regulators on Friday told San Francisco to stop taking some of the river water it routinely stores in the Hetch Hetchy res...

Ted Cruz Wants To Be Able To Vote Out Supreme Court Justices

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

After calling the last day "some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation's history," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is now calling for Supreme Court justices t...

This Is The Moment Obama Found Out About The Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

When President Barack Obama learned that the Supreme Court had rejected a major lawsuit against his signature health care law, White House photographe...

Matt Ramos

Last Weekend Of June Holds Special History For LGBT Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ramos | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

In deciding Friday that marriage equality is the law of the land, the Supreme Court justices not only made history, they also showed their respect for...

Gay Marriages Won't Begin Immediately In Mississippi, State Attorney General Says

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

Same-sex marriages won't begin immediately in Mississippi, the state's attorney general said Friday. In a statement, Mississippi Attorney General J...

How Politicians Are Reacting To The Supreme Court's Historic Gay Marriage Ruling

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage across the nation. In a 5-4 decision, the court held that under the Fourteenth Ame...

Obama: SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling Is 'A Victory For America'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, calling it a "victory for America." "Our nation w...

Samantha Lachman

Judge Blocks Kansas Law Banning Procedure Used In Most Second-Trimester Abortions

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Kansas judge on Thursday blocked a law that would have effectively banned the majority of second-trimester abortions performed in the ...

Samantha Lachman

Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Psyched About SCOTUS Decision Upholding Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The small field of candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 was thrilled by the Supreme Court's rejection of ...

Ohio Senate Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND, June 24 (Reuters) - The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, follo...

Samantha Lachman

North Carolina's Kay Hagan Won't Try To Return To The Senate In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) has decided against challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in 2016, leaving Democrats to weig...

California Judge Throws Out Ballot Initiative Calling For Execution Of Gay People

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

A California judge has ruled against a proposed ballot initiative authorizing the execution of gay and lesbian people, calling the suggested measure "...

Samantha Lachman

Virginia Makes It Easier For Ex-Felons To Vote Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) took a small but significant step on Tuesday in his ongoing push to restore voting rights for former f...

New York Could Become First State To Consider Pregnancy A 'Qualifying Event' For Insurance Enrollment

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

New York could become the first state in the nation to classify pregnancy as a "qualifying event" for health insurance enrollment under a new bill awa...

Greg Abbott Signs Off On Ousting Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

A months-long effort to keep Republicans from pushing Planned Parenthood out of a state cancer screening program for low-income women...

Man Who Flew Gyrocopter On Capitol Grounds Rejects Plea Deal

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

By John Clarke WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - A Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds rejected a plea deal ...

Feds Arrest 243 People For Health Care Fraud

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

By Megan Cassella (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday that 243 people have been arrested across the country, charged with s...

Obama 'Deeply Admires' The Pope's Climate Change Encyclical

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama praised Pope Francis' encyclical calling for action on climate change, saying he hopes other world leaders take his message to ...

Mollie Reilly

Move Over, Alexander Hamilton: A Woman Is Going On The $10 Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

A woman will be featured on the new version of the $10 bill, the Treasury Department is set to formally announce on Thursday. "America’s currency...

Samantha Lachman

Nevada Republicans Fail To Pass Voter ID Bill, Anger Conservative Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nevada conservatives are disheartened that another attempt to pass a voter identification measure out of the legislature failed this ses...

Samantha Lachman

As Hillary Pitches Voting Rights On The Trail, Her Counsel Looks To Fight For Them In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The general counsel for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign is heading up three high-profile lawsuits against R...

White House Intruder Sentenced To Prison

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) - White House fence jumper Omar Gonzalez was sentenced on Tuesday to 17 months in prison, less the tim...