iOS app Android app

Politics News

Yee's Defense Team Accuses FBI Of Entrapment

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an...

Gov Recounts 'Tough' Decision To Close Boston During Hunt For Bomber

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him t...

Warren Focuses On Working Family Woes In New Book

AP | By STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — At the beginning of her new book, "A Fighting Chance," U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes the moment she grew up. She...

Contentious Senate Race Sparks Democratic Feud

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the...

California Governor Grants Dozens Of Drug Pardons

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has granted pardons to 63 individuals, many of whom had been convicted of minor drug offenses. Brown's office annou...

Obama Offers Easter, Passover Message

AP | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays. In his we...

Political Battle Lines Blurred By Fracking, Keystone Debates

AP | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country. Democrats are split between...

Mitch McConnell's Role In Senate Sexual-Harassment Probe Comes Under Scrutiny

Mother Jones | Molly Redden | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

Facing his toughest reelection battle in years against a well-known and well-financed female opponent, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently boasted that h...

Supporters Mobilize For Medical Marijuana Initiative

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

One of the hottest political campaigns of 2014 will kick into high gear this weekend as proponents of legalizing medical marijuana mobilize for a day ...

Another Navy Official Charged In Bribery Scheme

AP | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Sin...

John Edwards Returns To Practicing Law

AP | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-yea...

Apparently, We Need To Remind People That Pro-Choice Women Are Allowed To Have Babies

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant, and some anti-abortion activists responded to the news Thursday by showing they don't understand what being "pro-choice" ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Oregon GOP Senate Candidate Has Confusing Stance On Obamacare Repeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monica Wehby, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Oregon, has spent months positioning herself as the moderate, establishment cand...

GOP Senate Candidate Says He Fired Staffers Who Resigned

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Senate candidate and North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) responded Thursday to Democratic attacks, saying he had fired staffers who had...

Ryan Grim

Democratic Candidate Was Involved In Own Pay Hike Despite Claim Of Recusal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies, currently running hard for a congressional seat, is defending her role in setting her own pay as the head of a charity...

Obama Taking Questions At Press Briefing

Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is set to answer questions during Thursday's White House press briefing. The president was expected to speak on the latest A...

Wisconsin Legalizes Marijuana Oil To Treat Severe Childhood Seizures

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin lawmakers have legalized the use of a marijuana extract to treat severe seizures in children. The measure, which was passed by a voice v...

Rand Paul Won't Publicly Say Why He Supports Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Though Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has endorsed his fellow senator from the Bluegrass State, he didn't seem comfortable enough at a community forum to expl...

Amy Poehler Teams Up With Fellow 'SNL' Alum For Senate Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

"Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler will give a reelection boost to fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) at a Los Angeles f...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Candidate Who Retweeted Sexist, Racist Tweets Wanted To 'Share Other People's Viewpoints'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican state Senate candidate admitted Wednesday that he deleted his personal Twitter account after retweeting offensive messages ...

Obama, Biden Tout Competitive Job Grants

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) — Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in comp...

Senate Leaders Quarrel Over E-Filing Bill That Could Save Taxpayers Big Time

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity Millions of Americans e-filed their income taxes Tuesday, but when senators submitted required...

Jimmy Carter Urges Obama To Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, joining a group of Nobel laureates urging President B...

GOP Rep Goes After 'Disastrous' Rand Paul

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) is continuing his war of words against Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), warning Wednesday that a potential Paul presidency would be "d...

GOP Candidate 'Shoots Down' A Drone In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Congressional candidate and Montana state Sen. Matt Rosendale (R) makes a point about federal government intrusion by seemingly firing a shot at a dro...