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Ted Strickland To Challenge Senator Rob Portman: Report

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D), who once told The Huffington Post that he had "no plans for the Senate," now, apparently, has had a change of hea...

Anti-LGBT Group Funding RNC Trip To Israel Comes Under Scrutiny

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman and Ryan Grim | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

Forced to choose between battling the radical homosexual agenda and supporting Israel, which some motivated evangelical Christians believe will be cen...

Anti-Abortion Lawmaker Makes Argument For Abortion Rights

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

A Republican state legislator who generally opposes abortion said he is concerned about a controversial anti-abortion bill introduced by one of his co...

Why Are IQ Scores Still Being Used To Determine Who Is Fit To Be Executed?

The Marshall Project | Maurice Chammah and Dana Goldstein | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

This investigation was reported by Dana Goldstein and Maurice Chammah for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization focused on the U.S. crim...

Effort To Separate Robert E. Lee, Martin Luther King Days Fails In Arkansas

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan 28 (Reuters) - A bid to end Arkansas' practice of honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther Ki...

Romney Courts Middle Class, Jabs Hillary Clinton During Mississippi Speech

AP | BILL BARROW and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and s...

Biden: Russia To Face Increasing Penalties Unless It Changes Course

AP | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says Russia must face increasing penalties unless it changes course on Ukraine. Biden spok...

Samantha Lachman

Moral Monday Returns With Public Opinion, If Not The North Carolina Legislature, On Its Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 100 faith leaders and protesters affiliated with the Moral Monday movement staged a protest at the North Carolina legislature ...

Mitt Romney Questions Hillary Clinton's Credentials

AP | By BILL BARROW | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mitt Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and s...

Obama Should Give Up Keystone XL to Raise the Minimum Wage

Richard Fowler | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Richard Fowler

The Keystone XL Pipeline is the 1,664 mile project that has become the political football of the 114th Congress. What most folks don't know about this football is that it is already operating from Steele City, Nebraska to Port Arthur, Texas.

Sheldon Silver Out As New York Assembly Speaker By Next Week

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will vacate his post by next week, Democratic lawmakers said in a Tuesday press conference. Assembly Major...

Obama Dropping Plan To Tax 529 College Savings Plans

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has dropped a controversial proposal to tax "529" college savings plans, a White House officia...

Samantha Lachman

These States Are Actually Considering Ways To Make Voting More Convenient

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- November's midterm election meant grappling with new voter identification requirements, cutbacks to early voting and the elimination of ...

Mike Huckabee Has A F*&king Problem With Women Cursing At Work

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

According to Mike Huckabee, it's "just trashy" for a woman to curse in the workplace. In a Friday radio interview highlighted by ThinkProgress, th...

Bob McDonnell To Remain Free During Appeal

AP | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has approved former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's request to remain free while he appeals his corruptio...

Alison Lundergan Grimes To Seek Re-Election As Secretary Of State

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Monday that she will run for re-election as secretary of state this year, rather than seek a ...

Judge Strikes Down Alabama's Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

A federal judge ruled Friday that Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The judge, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade, rule...

Dems Will Also Have An Earlier Convention In 2016

AP | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats still don't have a city for their 2016 presidential nominating convention, but they now have dates. The Democrati...

Obama: King Abdullah Held 'Passionate Belief In The Importance' Of U.S.-Saudi Relationship

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama released a statement Thursday on the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Obama's full statement: It is w...

Samantha Lachman

Here's How The Anti-Abortion Movement Plans To Modernize Its Approach

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Republican lawmakers squabbled over a single bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the anti-abortion movement's lead...

Another Dem Rep. Giving 'Serious Consideration' To California Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

Rep. Adam Schiff is the latest California Democrat to eye retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat, saying he is giving "serious consideration" to running i...

Jamaica May Soon Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's Cabinet has approved a much-anticipated bill of drug law amendments that would decriminalize possession of small ...

Christie Approval Rating Hits 4-Year Low In Poll

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday finds that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating has hit its lowest point in four years. ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

One Word Was Missing From Obama's State Of The Union Address: Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One word was noticeably missing from President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday: guns. In a sign that the sun has...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat Isn't Sure Republicans Are Serious About Legislating

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The man in charge of keeping House Democratic votes in line isn't holding out hope that Republicans will actually cooperate with Preside...