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Joint Chiefs Chair: Snowden Has Hurt U.S. Ties

AP | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says NSA leaker Edward Snowden's disclosures about U.S. surveillance prog...

How Big Obamacare Decision May Hurt Dems

RealClearPolitics | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics

O-B-A-M-A-C-A-R-E, the president’s signature first-term legislative achievement, may spell another round of political trouble for many Democrats, wh...

Contentious Disputes Loom As Congress Returns To Work

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats will put good will to the test when Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nomi...

Bush Sees Progress On Immigration Reform

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President George W. Bush says it looks like an immigration overhaul has a chance to pass Congress and he says its' important to ...

Obama Pivots Amidst Encroaching Chaos: Is the Promise of the California Summit Receding in the Rearview Mirror?

William Bradley | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

We just don't live in a world in which it makes sense to leave our doors unlocked. But that's not a justification for an anything goes attitude.

Is Edward Snowden an Operative?

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

"Double O"... Snowden? Is Edward Snowden an international spy? Fellow Americans, you decide. Decide our national direction, because the Constitution...

Snowden Case Shrouded In Mystery

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

MOSCOW -- National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow on an Aeroflot flight from Hong Kong on June 23, according to the airline, ...

Big SCOTUS Ruling Prompts Fights In States

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists plan to ask a New Jersey judge on Wednesday to declare same-sex marriag...

Conservatives Gloat Over Obamacare 'Train Wreck'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

Conservatives were quick to respond to the news that the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate will be delayed for one year, pointing to the developm...

Joy Resmovits

Philly School Cuts 'Bad For Our Country,' Says Obama Education Secretary | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan deplored Philadelphia's decision to fire thousands of school staff members this week as "ultimat...

Texas House Committee OKs New Abortion Rules

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions, after limiting testimony at a public hea...

Former CIA Officer Pens Open Letter To Snowden

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

John Kiriakou, the former Central Intelligence Agency officer currently serving jailtime for leaking the identity of a covert agent, has written an op...

Coast Guard Takes Rape Case To Court-Martial

AP | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A Coast Guard petty officer accused of rape, sexual assault and other charges will face a court-martial expected to begin in Septe...

Rubio Reportedly To Introduce Strict Abortion Measure In Senate

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will introduce a bill in the Senate banning abortions 20 weeks after conception, the Weekly Standard reported Tuesday. Ac...

State Senate Votes On Restrictive Abortion Measure Tacked On To Anti-Sharia Bill

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

North Carolina's state Senate voted Tuesday to pass a second reading of a measure placing tougher restrictions on abortion after Republicans in the le...

1,900 Sign Up To Testify On Texas Abortion Bill

AP | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

BY CHRIS TOMLINSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas — More than 1,900 people signed up to testify about proposed abortion restrictions before ...

More 'Embarrassing' Revelations Emerge On Embattled Agency

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A conservative watchdog group released a half dozen movie parody videos and comedy skits Tuesday by the General Services Administra...

Intelligence Chief Apologizes For 'Clearly Erroneous' Answer On NSA Programs

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has apologized for telling Congress earlier this year that the National Security Agency ...

Joy Resmovits

Michelle Rhee's Growing Pains | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

The national lobbying group that aims to spread the education-reform gospel of former Washington, D.C., public schools chancellor Michelle Rhee is hau...

Top 10 Ironies in the Case Against Snowden

Jay Sterling Silver | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Jay Sterling Silver

No story in recent memory contains richer irony or more incongruities than the response of the government and the media to Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA's wholesale access to our email and phone records.

Another Way Wendy Davis Can Transform Texas Politics

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

Wendy Davis, if she chooses to run for Texas governor in 2014, would provide a rallying leader for such efforts and that would help turn the flow of campaign funds back into Texas. This funding would be helpful for all Democrats, not just Davis.

Imagine a Labor Day Without Labor Law

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Democrats will now need to decide which side they are on. We could be the first generation of working Americans since 1935 to not have the protections of the NLRB.

Boehner Should Drop Hastert Rule, Honor Pledge to Let House 'Work Its Will' on Immigration Reform

Brian Levin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

At best, it is hard to imagine Boehner retaining the speakership for more than a few years. So why doesn't Boehner honor his pledge to let Congress "work its will" democratically and put the interests of the American people first?

DOMA and the Rise of the GOP Quack Pack

David Peck | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
David Peck

Rand Paul, Michele Bachmann and even Chris Christie made it official this week: We've had the Rat pack, the Brat Pack, and now, the Quack Pack -- the ...

What Do Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald Have to Do With Gandhi?

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
Subhankar Banerjee

Snowden didn't "betray" his country, but his courageous act and Greenwald's journalism is certainly "inciting people to rebel against the authority of [the] state." Viewed in this way, their act could be considered as seditious, and they are in good company -- with none other than Mahatma Gandhi.