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'The Other NRA': This Influential Restaurant Lobby Fights Pro-Worker Policies

Capital & Main | Bobbi Murray | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics

The National Restaurant Association is perhaps the largest trade group that you have never heard of.

Inside California's Jail-Building Boom

The Marshall Project | Anat Rubin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Indio, California – In this desert city halfway between Los Angeles and the Arizona border, a small monument to the state’s prison downsizing expe...

Bernie Sanders Draws His Biggest Crowd Yet In Progressive Stronghold

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

When it comes to filling a venue, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is not exactly 2016's underdog. Sanders, who is running as a progressive alternative...

Samantha Lachman

'Where Is Bill?' And Other Crucial Hillary Clinton Email Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After combing through the 3,000 or so emails sent or received by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that the State Depart...

Meet The Secretive Lobbying Group Fighting Health Care Reform In California

Capital & Main | Bill Raden | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

The hospital association’s single-minded pursuit of its self-interest, critics say, comes directly at the expense of patients.

Former California State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty To Racketeering

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 (Reuters) - Former California state Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of racketeering...

If We're Grading Countries, Canada Gets An 'Eh'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While one American presidential candidate mocked Canadians on Wednesday for the misconception that there aren't that many people living ...

Mollie Reilly

A Scramble Is On To Save One Of California's Iconic Medical Pot Collectives

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- In 1974, Valerie Corral began treating her seizures with homegrown cannabis. Forty-one years later, the iconic organization she co-fo...

Bill De Blasio Says What He Really Thinks About Andrew Cuomo

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's reported frustrations with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to a head Tuesday when the mayor ripped into the gover...

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...

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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...

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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 "...

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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...