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Michael Steele Connects Martin O'Malley's Legacy As Baltimore Mayor To Freddie Gray Protests

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) proudly highlights his record as the mayor of Baltimore in discussing his crime reduction philosophy. But tha...

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Four Years Later, Texas Is Still Defending Its Voter ID Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that could have national implications for states that require vote...

Former New York Assembly Speaker Faces New Charges

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors unveiled new charges against former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ...

North Carolina House Passes 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., April 23 (Reuters) - North Carolina women seeking abortions would have to wait 72 hours after consulting a doctor b...

GOP Lawmaker: Rape And Incest Cases Are Usually 'Not Verifiable'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

A Republican floor leader in the Tennessee House of Representatives blocked an amendment that would have created an exemption for victims of rape and ...

California Lawmaker To Revive Bill Requiring Vaccinations Despite Personal Beliefs

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21 (Reuters) - The author of a California bill to require school children to be vaccinated for such d...

Congressman To Anti-Immigration Protester: 'Touch Me Again, I'll Drop Your Ass'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

An exchange between Rep. Steve Knight (R-Calif.) and a group of anti-immigration protesters grew heated last week when one demonstrator accused the fr...

Jeb Bush Prepares To Turn Key Campaign Functions Over To Super PAC

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepare...

Supreme Court Sends Redistricting Ruling Back To North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court threw out a ruling from last year that upheld Republican-drawn congressional and state legislative districts on Monday, ordering Nor...

Mike Huckabee To Announce 2016 Plans On May 5

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said Friday he plans to announce whether he will run for president on May 5. In an interview with Fox News, ...

Obama Signs Doc Fix Bill Into Law

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Thursday that repairs the formula for reimbursing Medicare phys...

How to Become President Without a Penis

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
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Whatever the outcome of Hillary's run for the presidency, American women and girls would do well to watch and learn from her. She's a living, breathing case study of the perils and possibilities of being a woman leader.

Clinton Foundation To Continue Accepting Donations From Foreign Governments

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The board of the Clinton Foundation said Wednesday night that it will continue accepting donations from foreign governments, but o...

Sanders: Clinton Won't Stand Up To Billionaires On Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is questioning whether Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is "prepared to take on the billionaire class" in...

Warren Calls On Congress To Break Up The Big Banks

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday called on lawmakers to break up big banks and change tax rules that benefi...

Appeals Court Rejects GOP Senator's Obamacare Challenge

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

By Jonathan Stempel April 14 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court has rejected Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson's effort to stop members of Congress and t...

U.S. Expands Intelligence Sharing With Saudis In Yemen Operation

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - The United States is expanding its intelligence-sharing with Sa...

Holder Reminds DOJ Employees That Soliciting Prostitutes Is Against The Rules

AP | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder has issued a memo to Justice Department employees reminding them that soliciting prostitutes is again...

Secret Service Officer Arrested For Destruction Of Property

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - A U.S. Secret Service officer was arrested by police in Washington on Friday for allegedly trying...

Arizona's First Hispanic Governor Dies

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

Former Arizona Gov. Raúl Héctor Castro (D), the first Latino to hold the position in the state, died at age 98. According to a family spokesman,...

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Gather At NRA Meeting

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 9 (Reuters) - Republicans, guns and money will dominate a National Rifle Association meeting that starts on ...

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As Clinton Tries To Win Over Progressives, She Might Want To Distance Herself From This Economic Adviser

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's message ahead of her imminent presidential campaign announcement has focused on boosting th...

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Eric Cantor Wants The GOP To Fund Science Research. He Doesn't Think They Have To Offset It.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made an extraordinary pitch to his one-time colleagues this week as they head into tens...

Obama Calls For End To LGBT Conversion Therapy

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called on Wednesday for an end to psychiatric therapies that seek to change the sexual ori...

There's A Simple Way To Make A Big Dent In California's Drought. Why Aren't Government Officials Promoting It?

Land Of Thirst | Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

For stories and preparation tips on California’s drought, sign up for the Land of Thirst email newsletter. If just one in ten Southern California...