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Samantha Lachman

North Carolina's Kay Hagan Won't Try To Return To The Senate In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) has decided against challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in 2016, leaving Democrats to weig...

California Judge Throws Out Ballot Initiative Calling For Execution Of Gay People

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

A California judge has ruled against a proposed ballot initiative authorizing the execution of gay and lesbian people, calling the suggested measure "...

Samantha Lachman

Virginia Makes It Easier For Ex-Felons To Vote Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) took a small but significant step on Tuesday in his ongoing push to restore voting rights for former f...

New York Could Become First State To Consider Pregnancy A 'Qualifying Event' For Insurance Enrollment

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

New York could become the first state in the nation to classify pregnancy as a "qualifying event" for health insurance enrollment under a new bill awa...

Greg Abbott Signs Off On Ousting Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

A months-long effort to keep Republicans from pushing Planned Parenthood out of a state cancer screening program for low-income women ended in defeat...

Man Who Flew Gyrocopter On Capitol Grounds Rejects Plea Deal

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

By John Clarke WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - A Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds rejected a plea deal ...

Feds Arrest 243 People For Health Care Fraud

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

By Megan Cassella (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday that 243 people have been arrested across the country, charged with s...

Obama 'Deeply Admires' The Pope's Climate Change Encyclical

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama praised Pope Francis' encyclical calling for action on climate change, saying he hopes other world leaders take his message to ...

Mollie Reilly

Move Over, Alexander Hamilton: A Woman Is Going On The $10 Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

A woman will be featured on the new version of the $10 bill, the Treasury Department is set to formally announce on Thursday. "America’s currency...

Samantha Lachman

Nevada Republicans Fail To Pass Voter ID Bill, Anger Conservative Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nevada conservatives are disheartened that another attempt to pass a voter identification measure out of the legislature failed this ses...

Samantha Lachman

As Hillary Pitches Voting Rights On The Trail, Her Counsel Looks To Fight For Them In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The general counsel for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign is heading up three high-profile lawsuits against R...

White House Intruder Sentenced To Prison

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) - White House fence jumper Omar Gonzalez was sentenced on Tuesday to 17 months in prison, less the tim...

Progressive Lawmakers Nudge Brown To The Left On Social Services Spending

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 15 (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Monday approved a budget with $2.2 billion more in spending tha...

Texas Abortion Sonogram Foes Considering Legal Options

Alexa Ura | Texas Tribune | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

Attorneys who represented Texas doctors in a lawsuit against the state’s 2011 abortion sonogram law are considering their legal options following th...

Declassified 9/11 Documents Show Bitter Dispute Between CIA Officials

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - Top CIA officials fought bitterly in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks over whether U.S....

John Kerry Leaves Hospital

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

BOSTON, June 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he was fully engaged in the Iran nuclear negotiations and would join them at the e...

Samantha Lachman

Report: Connecticut Gun Control Law Sharply Reduced Gun-Related Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

A 1995 law that made it more difficult to purchase a handgun in Connecticut radically reduced gun-related homicides in the state, according to a Johns...

Robert Reich Sounds Off On How America Has Failed Its Students

Capital & Main | Danny Feingold | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

“We should forgive the debts of students who were hoodwinked by for-profit colleges.”

Obama Actually Writes Back To People Who Call Him An Idiot

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

"I try to address their concerns."

Oregon To Require Insurers To Cover A Year's Supply Of Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

If you find going to the pharmacy every three or four weeks to refill a contraception prescription irritating, then you may want to move to Oregon, wh...

U.S. May Create More Military Hubs In Iraq To Fight Islamic State

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

By Phil Stewart NAPLES, Italy, June 11 (Reuters) - The United States is considering building more U.S. military bases in Iraq to drive back Islamic...

California May Copy Colorado, Oregon And Washington With All-Mail Election System

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

California could become the fourth state to mail all registered voters a ballot ahead of Election Day if Secretary of State Alex Padilla's wishes are ...

Ryan Grim

Prepare To Have Your Inbox Carpet Bombed

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party’s arm charged with winning House elections, outraised its Republican counte...

Bill Clinton Says He'll Stop Giving Paid Speeches If Hillary Wins

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

By Jonathan Allen DENVER, June 10 (Reuters) - Bill Clinton said on Wednesday he would no longer give paid speeches if his wife, Hillary Clinton, is...

Rick Scott Signs 24-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Women seeking abortions in Florida will be required to make two visits to a clinic, with a mandator...