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Undercover Investigators Got Obamacare Coverage Using Fake Identities

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack ...

Most Republicans Say They Can't Live Off Minimum Wage, But Oppose Raising It

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

A poll released Tuesday found that a vast majority of Republicans say they would not be able to live off the minimum wage. A survey conducted by t...

Clinton Urges The U.S., Europe To Get Tough On Russia

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she ...

Georgia Seeks Dismissal Of Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

AP | KATHLEEN FOODY | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constit...

Obama Raises Concerns On Growing Casualties In Gaza

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday about Israel's ground operation in Gaza, the White House said in a s...

Paul Mocks Obamas For Wanting Daughters To Have Minimum Wage Jobs

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) questioned President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for wanting their children to have minimum wage jobs, telling a...

Democrats Raised Almost $9 Million In June

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee narrowly outraised its Republican rival last month and cut its debt to just $3 million, down fro...

Rick Perry Has Been Going To Iowa A Lot Lately

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republica...

California Tightens Restrictions On Handguns

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California, July 19 (Reuters) - California has banned the sale of single-shot handguns that can be alt...

Underdog Democratic Senate Candidate To Walk 350 Miles Across Maine

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Shenna Bellows, the Democrat challenging Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), is going the distance to raise awareness of her Senate bid. On Sunday, Bell...

Republican Staffer Arrested For Bringing Gun Into House Office Building

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

U.S. Capitol Police arrested Rep. Tom Marino's (R-Pa.) press secretary on Friday after he allegedly attempted to bring a handgun and magazine into a H...

In Latest Setback, McDaniel's Push To Review Mississippi Voter Records Rejected

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

An unhappy challenger was dealt another blow in his quest to upend Mississippi's Republican race for the U.S. Senate. Mississippi state Sen. Chris...

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Joe Biden Tells Progressives The Country Needs Them Now More Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Vice President Joe Biden took the stage Thursday at Netroots Nation, telling an exuberant crowd that the United States has reached an "infl...

NSA Workers Might Be Sharing Your Nude Photos

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

According to Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who leaked key documents detailing the National Security Agency's broad surveillance tac...

Chelsea Manning To Begin Gender Treatment In Military Custody

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from...

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GOP Senate Candidate Calls Food Stamp Recipients 'Addicts'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Arkansas Senate candidate Rep. Tom Cotton (R), who is challenging Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), defended his vote against an agriculture and nutrition ass...

Judge Overturns Gay Marriage Ban In Florida Keys

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay coupl...

Utah Asks SCOTUS For Stay In Case Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

The office of Utah's attorney general has filed an emergency petition to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a stay on a ruling that the state must legally...

Federal Judge Strikes Down California's Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

A federal judge has ruled that California's death penalty system is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney handed down an order We...

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Police Summoned After Reporter Crashes Scott Brown Campaign Event

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A reporter says his repeated attempts to ask Scott Brown about the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling led to him being questioned by a p...

Schatz And Hanabusa Face More Major Disagreements During TV Debate

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

It’s been nearly two years since Honolulu’s $5.2 billion rail project was center stage in a major televised debate between politicians. But dur...

Bowe Bergdahl Hires Lawyer For Army Investigation

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday that his client has been vilified by some people, but the public should ...

Here's One Major Way The Senate Is Stuck In The Past

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel / Center for Public Integrity The U.S. Senate could soon force its members to electronically file their campaign finance reports,...

Scott Brown Can't Keep What State He's Running In Straight

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) may need to start reciting the state from which he's hoping to return to the Senate -- New Hampshire -- ad nauseum. ...

Lawmakers Condemn 'Dangerous Pattern' Of Safety Lapses Following CDC Anthrax Scare

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Wednesday there was evidence of a "dangerous pattern" of safety...