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Secret Service Director Resigns

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

Julia Pierson has resigned as director of the Secret Service, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said in a Wednesday statement. In th...

Court Delivers Blow To GOP In Kansas Senate Race

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats are not required to field a candidate this fall against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a state court decided...

College GOP Says Voting For Governor Is Just Like Picking Out A Wedding Dress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

At face value, there isn't much in common between picking a wedding dress and a Florida gubernatorial candidate, other than that one's choices are alm...

Accused White House Intruder Pleads Not Guilty To All Charges

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mans...

Bobby Jindal Apparently Wants You To Watch Stephen Colbert Make Fun Of Him

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal attempted to beat Stephen Colbert at his own game after the comedian roasted the Republican governor's scientific view...

California Mayor Shot And Killed In Domestic Dispute

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

Daniel Crespo, the mayor of Bell Gardens, California, was shot and killed Tuesday, allegedly during a domestic dispute. According to the Los Angeles T...

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Kevin Spacey Unveils 'Frank Underwood's Guide to Philanthropy' Between Songs

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Rarely do leaders from both parties come together to support one cause, but if "House of Cards" has taught us anything, it's that nothin...

Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Ex-Convict In Latest Secret Service Slip-Up

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violati...

Off-Duty Secret Service Agent Stopped White House Intruder: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

The man who scaled the White House fence and broke into the executive mansion earlier this month was tackled by an off-duty Secret Service officer, th...

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California Will Now Protect Women From Horrific Form Of Prison Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

California adopted legislation late last week protecting prison inmates from forced sterilization following disturbing reports that female prisoners h...

Samantha Lachman

Liberal Group Channels Beyonce To Troll Netanyahu

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- A new advocacy campaign is borrowing from Beyonce to push Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support a two-state solution in t...

Supreme Court Blocks Ohio Early Voting Extension

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of a lower court's ruling expanding early voting days and times in Ohio. Early voting ...

Lesbian Couple Featured In Arizona Dem's Ad Hitting Opponent Over Anti-LGBT Bill

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

A Democrat running for secretary of state in Arizona is highlighting his Republican opponent's vote in favor of a controversial bill that would have a...

Obama: U.S. Underestimated Threat Of Militants

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday he agrees with intelligence leaders who believe the United States not only underestimated the t...

Poll Shows Bruce Braley Trailing Joni Ernst In Iowa Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

A Des Moines Register poll released Saturday shows Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley trailing GOP rival Joni Ernst by six points in Iowa's...

Obama: Mistrust Of Police Corroding American Society

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exist...

14 Reasons Why Captain America: The Winter Soldier Is the Best Pop Movie of the Year

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier this month on disc and download reminds of what a terrific film it is. With some competition from its delightful Marvel Studios sibling, Guardians of the Galaxy, it's the best pop movie of the year.

Conservatives Don't Want You To Vote For Pro-Marriage Equality GOP Candidates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Three leading conservative organizations said Thursday that they will "mount a concerted effort" urging voters to refuse to cast ballots for three Rep...

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Group With Ties To Kochs Mails Out Incorrect Voter Registration Info To... A Cat?

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

A conservative group with financial and political ties to the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch sent hundreds of North Carolina voters -- an...

Kamala Harris Says She's Not Interested In Eric Holder's Job

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she's not interested in taking Eric Holder's job. Shortly after Holder announced that he would leav...

Kansas Is So Broke That It Has To Auction Off Sex Toys

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Kansas' budget woes are so dire that the state government has resorted to selling off furry handcuffs and vibrators seized by its revenue department. ...

FBI Believes It Has Identified ISIS Hostage Executioner

AP | KEN DILANIAN | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journal...

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Why Birmingham's Mayor Thinks His City Has A Shot At Landing The DNC

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When skeptics ask William Bell, the Democratic mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, why the 2016 Democratic National Convention should be held...

Appeals Court Rejects Attempt To Limit Early Voting Hours In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

A three-judge panel on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that restored a week of early voting days in Ohio, ...

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It's Not Easy Being GOP, Says GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

A new ad campaign for the latest group of Americans to feel disenfranchised notes that its members are just like normal people: They read The New York...