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FBI Warned Theaters Of Potential Cyberattacks Over 'The Interview'

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation released a warning on Tuesday, advising theaters and other businesses associated...

Obama: People Should 'Go To The Movies'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama says that threats by the hackers responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment shouldn't deter Americans from going...

Chris Christie Will Discuss 2016 With His Family Over The Holidays

AP | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

BROOKSIDE, N.J. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll discuss his potential 2016 presidential bid with his family over the hol...

U.S. Officials Determine North Korea Is Behind Sony Hack: Reports

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

U.S. officials have determined that hackers working for North Korea are behind the Sony Pictures Entertainment attack, multiple news outlets reported ...

When Police Violate Our Values, 'Ferguson' Happens

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 12.17.2014 | Crime
Stuart Muszynski

Lack of values, justice and fairness between police and black Americans is the decades-long backdrop leading up to Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and so many others that are part of the "Ferguson Effect" in our country.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Marco Rubio Vows To Unravel Obama's Cuba Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will get no money for his Cuba policy, no ambassador will be confirmed and the embargo will never be lifted, Sen....

Terry Branstad Wants To Get Rid Of The Iowa Straw Poll

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing to end the state's Republican straw poll, but the state party chairman says the event ma...

Republicans Are Mad At Ted Cruz For Doing Democrats A Big Favor

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season — a gift certifica...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's Pick For Surgeon General Prevails Over NRA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rare show of defiance of the National Rifle Association, the Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as surgeon genera...

Two Years After Newtown, Some States Are Retreating On Mental Health Funding

Stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Families Of Newtown Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer, Gun Store

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB and DAVE COLLINS | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushma...

Here's Some Painting Advice From George W. Bush

AP | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — George W. Bush doesn't readily offer political opinions, but when it comes to portraits, he has some broad-brush advice: ...

Jeb Bush Still Mulling 2016 Presidential Bid

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush's big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide "in short order" whether to run for president. But...

Families Of Newtown Victims Take Steps Toward Lawsuits

Reuters | Richard Weizel | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec 14 (Reuters) - Parents of almost half the young children killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, two...

Jeb Bush To Release 250,000 Emails From His Years As Governor

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush says he's releasing roughly 250,000 emails from his years as Florida's governor. The possible Republican p...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Must Choose Next Year: Lap Dogs Or Guard Dogs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday's failed rebellion over the omnibus government funding bill offered two radically different models for the Democratic Party ove...

Samantha Lachman

Democratic Group Aims To Advance 'People's Agenda' In States

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 200 Democratic lawmakers were surprisingly upbeat here Friday, given the drubbing they experienced in state legislative chambe...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Government Stays Open As Congress Advances Poison-Pill Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At least Democrats will have eggnog to wash down the poison pills they swallowed on Thursday as the House narrowly passed a government f...

Ryan J. Reilly

Congressional Staffers Walk Out In Protest Of Police Killings

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dozens of congressional staffers walked out of their offices Thursday afternoon to show solidarity with demonstrators who are protesting...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner Claims There's No 'Wall Street Giveaway' In Omnibus Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) scrambled Thursday to defend a plan to subsidize risky Wall Street derivatives trading. The controve...

Michael McAuliff

Deal To Fund Government On Verge Of Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and a handful of Republicans rebelled against the government funding bill Thursday, with a possible government shutdown loomin...

Legal Experts Weigh In On 'Serial' Case

The Marshall Project | Eli Hager | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

By Eli Hager for The Marshall Project, a non-profit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. For more information and to sign u...

Defenders Of The CIA's Torture Program Dig In

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

Key figures in the George W. Bush administration and an architect of the CIA's post-9/11 torture program are defending the so-called enhanced interrog...

U.S. Closes Afghanistan Prison, No Longer Has Custody Of Detainees

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Wednesday released the final three detainees from the Parwan Detention Center in Afghanistan, ending the U.S....

Mollie Reilly

California Prosecutors Sue Uber Over Background Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- Prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco have sued Uber over its background check policies and other business practices, alleging...