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The Shutdown Just Got Real: Diddy's Weighing In

Posted 10.15.2013 | Black Voices

As the government shutdown continues to leave the nation’s budget in gridlock, many public figures including, Sean “Diddy” Combs, are commenting...

Are We Teaching Our Children to Cheat?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Our children will continue to cheat as long as parents, businesses, political leaders, media and schools support a culture that, despite lip service to the contrary, values getting to the top instead of doing the right thing.

Finding Accurate Reporting About Government Shutdown

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Craig Newmark

I want news I can trust. I know this is not a simple problem. But it starts with journalists using their expertise and authority to accurately describe what is happening.

LATEST UPDATES: Government Shutdown Continues

Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown continued Thursday as President Barack Obama and congressional leaders remained at odds in the ongoing budget standoff. Th...

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Eyes Next Debt Ceiling Move | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans appeared to be searching for a way out of the fiscal showdown Wednesday, as reports surfaced that leaders were talking...

Sabrina Siddiqui

McConnell Once Slammed Using Shutdown As Leverage | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell worked last month to put the breaks on a government shutdown. The reason why: He's probably scarr...

Obama Nominates Yellen As Fed Chair

Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his decision to nominate Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve. "The next chair will help guide ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

DC Mayor Confronts Senate Democrats Over Shutdown | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A press event held Wednesday by Senate Democrats to escalate pressure on Republicans over the government shutdown was overshadowed by a ...

The Tea Party Has Already Won

Marcus Landsberg | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Marcus Landsberg

What government department does the Tea Party want to be funded that is not currently being funded right now during the shutdown? I can't think of one.

Congress Approval Rating Drops To Dismal 5 Percent In Poll

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

A poll released Wednesday found Americans' approval of Congress dropping near all-time lows as the government shutdown continues with no solution yet ...

The Conservative Case For Gay Marriage

Reason | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Theodore Olson has entered the fray over Virginia’s ban on gay marriage....

GOP Senator Attempts Balancing Act Amid Backlash From The Right

RealClearPolitics | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Kelly Ayotte is no stranger to the difficult balancing act of politics....

Obama Holding News Conference Amid Shutdown Fight

Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama will hold a news conference Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET. According to the White House, Obama will make a statement and take questi...

House Republicans Mulling New 'Supercommittee' On Debt Ceiling

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans are weighing legislation requiring the creation of a new negotiating panel to find deficit-redu...

Why The War On Drugs Is Doomed

Reason | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

One indisputable achievement of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, which overthrew a regime that alternately cracked down on opium production and profited f...

TPP Is a Race to The Bottom -- We Need a Race to the Top

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

For 130 million working Americans, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is, as Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison (D) described so well, the "largest corporate power grab you never heard of."

How The Republican Party Is Shooting Itself In The Foot

The Daily Beast | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

Republicans have lost three major fights since 2009. They seem likely soon to lose a fourth—and all in the same way. -...

A Fundamental Challenge to Democracy

Rep. Jerrold Nadler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jerrold Nadler

What is fundamentally at stake is the very idea of democratic government. Governing by blackmail is fundamentally destructive to America's form of democratic government.

Political Animal: Basil Smikle

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.06.2013 | New York
Yvonna Russell

To quote the House of Cards' Francis Underwood, "Power is a lot like real estate. It's all about location, location, location. The closer you are to ...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal Over Virginia Sodomy Law

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Virginia's anti-sodomy law. The high court on Monday re...

Scott Administration Admits Voter Purge 'Mistakes'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Florida Governor Rick Scott's (R) administration is acknowledging problems with its attempt to remove noncitizens from state voter rolls during the 20...

Dem Senator 'Worried' By Tea Party Extremism

Salon | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

After seven terms as a progressive Wisconsin congresswoman, Tammy Baldwin joined the Senate in January – becoming the body’s first openly gay memb...

GOP Rep 'Ashamed' After Refusing To Give Up His Salary During Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) apologized Saturday for previously refusing to give up his congressional salary during the federal government shutdown, decidi...

Paul: Obama 'Irresponsible' To Suggest U.S. May Default

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that President Barack Obama is "irresponsible" for suggesting the U.S. may default on its debts. "It's irrespon...

Ted Cruz Shunned By GOP Candidate

Politico | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

In the clearest sign yet of the potent effect of the government shutdown on the Virginia governor’s race, Republican Ken Cuccinelli avoided being ph...