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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...

Obama Vows To Veto GOP-Backed Abortion, Pipeline Bills

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is vowing to veto a Republican-backed bill that would ban abortions after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, ...

Supreme Court Appears Divided Over Judicial Elections Rule

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

(Adds context of Citizens United ruling, paragraph 2, 5) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supr...

Obama Honors King's Legacy With Visit To Boys And Girls Club

AP | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy Monday by big-brothering members of the next generation. Obama, ...

Biden: 'We Have To Bridge' Separation Between Police, Minority Communities

AP | RANDALL CHASE and KEN THOMAS | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that communities around the country need to work to bridge the separation between polic...

Democrats Expected To Decide On Convention Site Soon

AP | By KEN THOMAS and JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would giv...

U.S. Officials Seek To Establish Embassy In Cuba, Lift Travel Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The United States will try to convince Cuba to lift travel restrictions and upgrade its interest section to an embass...

Democrats Offer Hillary Clinton An Economic Road Map

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside the Democratic Party, economic policy is often seen as a contest between President Barack Obama's track record and the anti...

Republicans Gearing Up For Fight Over Obama's Tax Proposal

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama's pitch for tax increases on...

FAA Employee Arrested After Flying With Gun In Carry-On

AP | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration employee is under investigation after flying from Atlanta to New York with a gun in his carry-on, a...

DEA Acknowledges Keeping Secret Phone Records

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration has formally acknowledged that it maintained a sweeping database of phone calls made from the ...

Brownback Proposes Tax Increases In Wake Of Budget Problems

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas would nearly triple its cigarette tax, raise taxes on alcohol and slow down promised income tax cuts to balance its budge...

Holder Ends Controversial Police Asset Seizures

AP | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday announced sweeping changes to a federal civil asset forfeiture program that local law enfor...

Obama, David Cameron Agree To Keep Sanctions On Russia

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have agreed to keep sanctions on Russia until it s...

Republican Activists Want Mitt Romney To Sit Out In 2016

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

By Tim Reid SAN DIEGO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Mitt Romney's declaration that he is considering a third shot at the White House after being...

Rep. Who Mistook U.S. Officials For Indian Nationals To Give Tea Party SOTU Response

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

Rep. Curt Clawson (R-Fla.) will deliver the tea party's response to President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address, the Tea Party Express an...

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Koch-Funded Group Says GOP Responsible For Pushing Policy In New Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the the flagship organization of the political network backed by industrialist billionaires Charles and David Koch presented ...