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Dem Senator Proposing Legislation To Authorize Military Force Against ISIS

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine has drawn up legislation to authorize U.S. military force against Islamic extremists that would strictly...

Scottish Independence and Our Political Natures

David Miles | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
David Miles

The only mention of Scotland in Avi Tuschman's Our Political Nature is a reference to the dangers of inbreeding among Hebridean bumblebees, yet the author's anthropological examination of what divides groups in societies offers plenty of food.

States Weighing Legal Pot Look To Tax Revenues In Colorado, Washington

Stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Conservative Group Targets 'Kissing Congressman,' Backs 'Duck Dynasty' Relative

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

The conservative Club for Growth said Tuesday that it would support Zach Dasher, a businessman with ties to the infamous "Duck Dynasty" family and one...

Top General: Combat Mission In Iraq Possible If Airstrikes Fail To Stop ISIS

AP | DONNA CASSATA & LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forc...

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Here's How Progressives Plan To Beat Back The GOP Tide

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the problems for progressive groups this election cycle is that there isn't an Elizabeth Warren or a Tammy Baldwin on the ballot....

Texas Clinics Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood To Regain State Funding

The Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Hidalgo County women who receive state-financed reproductive health services may soon seek care from familiar clinics — operating under unfamiliar...

Rules Suspended During Recession Making A Comeback, Jeopardizing Benefits For Many

Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Goes Skeet-Shooting To Prove She's 'Not Barack Obama'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) goes skeet-shooting in her campaign's latest television ad in an att...

Hillary Clinton All But Announces Her 2016 Campaign In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa for the first time since her 2008 presidential bid, lending fuel to speculative fire about her White House...

Illinois GOP Senator Fundraising Off Possibility Michelle Obama Could Challenge Him

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Though First Lady Michelle Obama will almost certainly not be running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, that doesn't mean a Republican senator up for re-el...

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Colorado GOP Candidates Attended Event Hosted By Sandy Hook Shooting Truther

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Given that Colorado has had its fair share of mass shootings, the fact that two high-profile Republicans there attended an event with a candidate for ...

A Woman Told Her Boss About A Devastating Cancer Diagnosis. He Responded By Firing Her.

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

A Pennsylvania community is rallying around a woman who was fired from her job at an oral surgeon's office following her diagnosis with cancer. Ca...

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Vulnerable Senate Democrats Reacted To Obama's ISIS Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reactions from Democrats running for the U.S. Senate ranged from apprehension to full-throated encouragement after President Barack Obam...

The Palin Family Allegedly Got Into A Messy Brawl In Alaska

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Sarah Palin and her family were reportedly involved in a messy, drunken brawl last Saturday near Anchorage, Alaska. According to reports by sever...

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How The Fight Against Voting Rights Restrictions Could Decide This Year's Marquee Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

DURHAM, N.C. -- President Barack Obama won North Carolina by just 14,000 votes in 2008. Now, as Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and state House Speaker Thom T...

Video Shows Witnesses' Disbelief Following Michael Brown Shooting

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

A video airing on CNN Wednesday showed witnesses' immediate reactions to the shooting death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and kill...

Read Obama's Full ISIS Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday evening, outlining his strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the militant group also known ...

Obama Outlines Strategy For Fighting Islamic State Militants

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours before President Barack Obama's prime-time address on a strategy for fighting Islamic State militants, the Senate's Democrat...

GOP Legislator Says He'd 'Prefer More Educated Voters' Over Black Early Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

A Republican state senator complained on Tuesday about a predominantly black Georgia county's move to make early voting available at a mall on a Sunda...

Massachusetts Could Get Its First-Ever Elected Female Governor With Coakley Primary Win

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) could make history as the state's first-ever elected female governor if she wins November's general ...

House Condemns Obama Over Bowe Bergdahl Swap

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress abou...

Obama Tells Congress He Has Authority To Take Action Against Islamic State

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday he has the authority he needs to launch a broader military campaign to r...

Campaign Finance Reform and Arbinger's Self Deception

Stephen Tryon | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Stephen Tryon

Never before in the history of our republic has there been such a virulent combination of information technology and unbridled spending on political messaging.

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OB-GYN Group Chides GOP Senate Candidates On Birth Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

The country's leading group of physicians providing reproductive health care chastised Republican U.S. Senate candidates for supporting over-the-count...