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FAIL: Reporter Asks Wrong Congresswoman About Alleged Affair With Kevin McCarthy

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

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Kevin McCarthy's Exit Came After Personal Threat Over Affair Allegations

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

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Holy Smokes, This Is A Real Campaign Ad!

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics

Meet Kay Daly. She's running for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd District, and in case you can't guess from her ad, she's a Republican. A&n...

The Hypocrisy of the Anti-Abortion Movement -- From Billionaire David Koch to Congresswoman Renee Ellmers

Dawn Laguens | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Dawn Laguens

If the same people who are picking on Ellmers for her nuanced objections to an abortion bill are silent on Koch's support of abortion rights, then they do not have the courage I always ascribed to their convictions.

When Both Sides Get It Wrong -- It's Time for Common Ground

Candace Straight | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Candace Straight

As lifelong pro-choice Republicans who have supported GOP candidates for decades, we are dismayed by activists on the right and the left attacking the GOP leaders who spoke out against House Resolution 36 last week.

Why Republican Women Don't Want A Female President

John A. Tures | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

When asked whether the respondent hoped there would be a female president, only 16 percent of GOP men and 20 percent of Republican women said yes. Could it be because of Sarah Palin?

The Real Lessons of the House Majority Leadership's Abortion Fiasco

Cecile Richards | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Cecile Richards

As we reflect on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and House Majority leadership's abortion fiasco, let's make sure the lesson we learn is the right one.

Jennifer Bendery

Millennials Descend On Lawmaker's Office To Complain About Abortion Bill, Get Directions To Bar | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of anti-abortion millennials showed up at Rep. Renee Ellmers' office Thursday afternoon to tell her how angry they were that she...

Laura Bassett

GOP Does Damage Control After Abortion Bill Embarrassment | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

House Republicans scrambled on Thursday to appease social conservatives after unexpectedly canceling a vote on a bill that would ban abortions after 2...

Laura Bassett

GOP Congresswomen Get Cold Feet On Anti-Abortion Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

A group of Republican congresswomen led by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) is expressing concerns about an anti-abortion bill that was expected to have ov...

Renee Ellmers Defeats Clay Aiken In North Carolina Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Renee Elmers (R-N.C.) defeated Democrat and former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken in the state's 2nd District Tuesday. Ellmers, who was firs...

Clay Aiken Is Unlikely to Oust Renee Ellmers in North Carolina, Even With Bill Maher's Help

Steven Greene | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Steven Greene

While Ellmers is not overwhelmingly popular and has made her share of mis-steps (i.e., Congress needs to dumb things down to speak "on a woman's level;"), there is little reason at this point to believe Aiken will be able to claim this seat.

How Would You Want to See Your Favorite TV Show Skewer the GOP?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 09.24.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Poking fun at conservatives shouldn't be limited to SNL and Jon Stewart -- ALL our favorite shows can get in on the fun!

Déjà Vu All Over Again: From Akin to Ellmers to Aiken

Jane Fonda | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Jane Fonda

North Carolina Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who is running against Clay Aiken this November, urged the Republican Party, especially men in the party, to bring policy discussion "down to a woman's level."

Summer's Culture of Ignorance

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Things often get crazy during an American summer. It was during the summer months, after all, that the Tea Party emerged. Maybe summer gives people ...

Republican Hatred Overshadows America's Founding Values

Gerry Myers | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Many politicians in Washington do not agree with one another but, the Republican Party seems to go beyond disagreement and promote hatred. They hate O...

Clay Aiken Wins Primary In North Carolina House Race

AP | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "American Idol" entertainer Clay Aiken has won a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat. ...

Too Close To Call

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democratic congressional primary race between former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and textile entrepreneur Keith Cr...

Clay Aiken Vying For Seat In Heavily Republican District

AP | By EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn't have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn't mean voters in North Carolina's 2nd...

Amanda Terkel

Clay Aiken: Congress Could Learn A Thing Or 2 From 'American Idol' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Singer Clay Aiken launched his bid for Congress Wednesday, saying he was confident it was possible to win as a Democrat running in a con...

GOP Rep: Clay Aiken Couldn't Even Win 'American Idol,' Let Alone Congressional Seat

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) says she isn't too impressed by her potential new congressional challenger, former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken. ...

Clay Aiken Makes Moves Toward Congressional Bid: Report

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Following earlier claims that Clay Aiken was considering a congressional run in North Carolina, a local report says the former "American Idol" contest...

Clay Aiken Reportedly Considering Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Clay Aiken, best known for being the runner-up in the second season of American Idol, is considering a run for Congress, the Washington Blade reports....

GOP Congressman Blames 'Oversight' For Alleged Plagiarism

Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) used portions of a speech given by his colleague Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) on his website without attribution, the Omaha Wor...

The Time A GOP Congresswoman's Family Failed To Follow Gun Safety Practices

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

Visit the website of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), and the congresswoman makes her views on the Second Amendment clear. The second-term Republican s...