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Tea Party Argument Promotes Dangerous Myth

Salon | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

At one end of the Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., in the expanse between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, the Bush administratio...

GOP Opposition Poses Big Threat To Immigration Push

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - The biggest proposed overhaul of U.S. immigration laws in a generation won bipartisan approval from a powerful Senate...

Former GOP Senator 'Concerned' Over Republican 'Competitive Strength'

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Andrew Cain | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

In retirement after 30 years in the U.S. Senate, John W. Warner chooses his words carefully when speaking of the Republican Party. But he clearly is ...

The I-5 Bridge Collapse and the Urgency of Fixing Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Brian Levin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

These bridges are ticking time bombs in dire need of repair. A collapse has the potential to rival the most destructive acts of terror, with the ability to kill thousands of people at once, from commuters to school children to truck drivers.

Two very different approaches to solving Illinois' pension crisis

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In the final two weeks of the 2013 spring legislative session, lawmakers are weighing two bills that address what is arguably the greatest financial crisis in state history.

Jason Linkins

Elected Legislators Continue To Occasionally Assist Bank Lobbyists In Drafting Legislation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Ever since the taxpayer bailout allowed Wall Street banks to procure an army of shiny new lobbyists, it's been generally understood that said lobbyist...

Jeffrey Young

Hospital Prices Explained: How Charges For Medical Care Got So Crazy | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business

Why would Orange Park Medical Center in Florida charge $117,445 to place a stent into a patient's artery, while the Mayo Clinic half an hour away in J...

WATCH: Obama Heckler: I Will Get In Again

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.24.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski spoke with Code Pink's Medea Benjamin on Thursday, just hours after she was escorted out President Barack Obama's spe...

Obama Pick Faces Scrutiny Over Risky Loans

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nominee for commerce secretary was questioned briefly about her ties to a subprime mortgage lender that failed ...

GOP-Backed Student Loan Plan Clears House Despite Veto Threat

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to switch f...

GOP Candidate Unleashes False Attack On Opponent | D’Angelo Gore | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Republican Gabriel Gomez falsely claims his opponent in the Massachusetts Senate race bla...

Weiner Speaks Out On Why Bachmann Made Him Miss Congress

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) spoke Thursday about Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) attacks on his wife, Huma Abedin, last year, telling Talkin...

Congress Approves Measure On Lying About Medals

AP | Associated Press | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lying about receiving a military medal could become a crime, under a bill headed to the president's desk. The Stolen Valor Act cleared ...

Issa Restraint May Benefit GOP

RealClearPolitics | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Republicans have cautioned party lawmakers investigating the politically charged IRS controversy against overplaying their hand. If Wednesday’s Hous...

GOP Candidate Once Called Racist Three-Fifths Clause 'Anti-Slavery'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Bishop E.W. Jackson, the controversial Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Virginia, once reportedly claimed that the so-called "three-fifth...

Does the IRS Have a Values Problem?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

When officials who hold power positions act arbitrarily and without values like doing the right thing, fairness, equality, and respect -- values that we consider part of our national identity -- innocent people and ultimately the moral authority of government itself suffers.

State Official Steps Down Amid Extortion Charges

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas' state treasurer resigned Tuesday after being accused of accepting at least $36,000 cash in exchange for steering b...

Army Commander Suspended On Adultery, Physical Altercation Charges

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Army says the commanding general of Fort Jackson, S.C., has been suspended in connection with charges of adultery and involvement in...

Court Strikes Down Controversial Abortion Ban

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal court Tuesday struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy absent a medical emergency. The 9th ...

Food for Thought

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

We have a lot more to do. Nevertheless, we must also acknowledge Congress for its efforts on behalf of HFFI, significant actions that have potential to provide healthy food access and economic development to communities sorely in need of both.

Christina Wilkie

Inhofe: Oklahoma Aid Will Be 'Totally Different' From Sandy Aid | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe (R) said on Tuesday that federal aid to tornado-ravaged parts of his home state will be "totally different" than...

Court Smacks Down Appeal On Bin Laden Photos

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court Tuesday backed the U.S. government's decision not to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden duri...

Mia Love Looks For Rematch In Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Utah Republican Mia Love announced Saturday that she will run for Congress again in 2014. Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, unsuccessfully...

What The Government Does When It Thinks No One Is Watching

Upworthy | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

If there is a stupider way to fight terrorism than drone warfare, it hasn't been invented yet. ...

Senate Committee Nears Decisions On Elusive Immigration Compromise

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

BY DAVID ESPO & ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee hopes to nail down an elusive compromise on high-t...