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We Need Swing Voters, Not Swing States

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

Yesterday, House Judiciary Democrats convened a forum on "The Electoral College and the Future of American Democracy." It has been nearly twenty years...

Putin's Man in Congress

Kristofer Harrison | Posted 08.07.2016 | Politics
Kristofer Harrison

Are you skeptical that Moscow's crass propaganda efforts could really impact hearts and minds in Europe? Unfortunately, they not only have an impact there; those information operations are making inroads right here in the United States thanks to a senior Democratic congressman and pliable media.

Millions Of Convicts Would Get Restored Voting Rights Under New Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

Millions of Americans whose past felony convictions forbid them from casting ballots may regain voting rights under a bill introduced this week in Con...

Michigan Congressman Calls For Police Reforms After Cop Who Killed 7-Year-Old Walks

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Black Voices

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) has pledged to introduce legislation on police accountability following the dismissal of charges against a Detroit police ...

Long-Serving Congressman's Mistake Could Keep Him Off The Ballot

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

Michigan officials say veteran Rep. John Conyers likely did not collect enough valid signatures to appear on the Aug. 5 Democratic primary ballot, acc...

Long-Serving Congressman May Not Make It On The Primary Ballot

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who would become Congress' longest-serving member if he is reelected this year, may not even qualify for the Democratic p...

Have His Back: Why You Should Support Barack Obama

John Conyers | Posted 10.04.2012 | Black Voices
John Conyers

The challenger, Mitt Romney, has put forward a vision that is cobbled together with antiquated ideas and failed policies of the past. As David Axelrod suggested in May, Mr. Romney has the, "foreign policy of the 1980s, the social policy of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s."

State Senator Faces Crowded Field In U.S. House Race

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.08.2012 | Detroit

State Sen. Bert Johnson became the first candidate to officially file in the race for Michigan's newly redrawn 13th U.S. congressional district last w...

Detroit To Get Own Patent Office, 100 High Tech Jobs

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 01.11.2012 | Detroit

A long-time-in-the-making satellite branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has finally found a home in Detroit. The former Stroh's brewery ...

LIVE UPDATES: Rally Against Emergency Managers In Detroit

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 01.03.2012 | Detroit

Several hundred Detroit residents gathered at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church on the city's west side Monday to protest the impending threat of a...

Simone Landon

Conyers Takes On Michigan Governor | Simone Landon | Posted 12.02.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- As Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder plans a preliminary state review of Detroit's finances, a legal challenge to his authority to do such an actio...

Looming Government Shutdown Reveals House Leadership's Fiscal Irresponsibility and Willingness to Put Americans At Risk

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Based on their absolute refusal to compromise on the Federal budget, the Tea Party's actions reveal their fiscal irresponsibility and their willingness to put other Americans at risk.

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Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Wants Gen. Petraeus To Testify On Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's the rare issue that unites Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), but the call for Gen. David Petraeus to testify...

Giving the Gift of Water to the Neediest This Holiday Season

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As Americans gather together this holiday season, what will likely go unconsidered is an appreciation for the access to two basic necessities that many of us take for granted: water and adequate sanitation.

BUSTED! Top Dem House Member Caught Reading Playboy On Airplane

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It takes a bold person to openly read an adult nudie magazine in public, especially on an airplane where tight confines often leave neighboring passen...

Who Would Oppose Closing the Gun Show Loophole?

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

What individual or group would try to stand in the way of legislation that would make it harder for convicted felons and other dangerous persons to obtain all sorts of dangerous weapons? The NRA bosses and their allies.

Calling for the Creation of Afghanistan-Pakistan Study Group

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

As America heads inexorably towards its tenth year of war in Afghanistan, it is clear that the end of this, America's longest war, is nowhere in sight.

Law Enforcement to Congress: Require Background Checks for Gun Sales

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

We need partners in every community; and we need elected officials, in Congress and in state legislatures, to stop catering to special interests and instead act in the public interest to reduce the terrible, and escalating, risk of gun violence in America.

"Most Compelling Testimony" Ever

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Yesterday, the Crime Sub-Committee of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee hosted a forum on legislation to close the loophole that allows "private sellers" of firearms to bypass Brady background checks at gun shows.

Good News for Civil Libertarians?

Mark Dorlester | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Dorlester

Several of the most controversial and draconian provisions of the Patriot Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) will expire December 31 unless renewed...

Fireworks at NFL Brain Injury Hearings on Capitol Hill

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Duffy

There is a conflict of interest inherent in teams' medical personnel determining the readiness of players and incentive laden contracts which don't account for time off the field for injuries.

How Questioning The President Went From an Argument to a Conversation

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Notte

After nearly a decade, it's nice to see that Americans can petition their president again.

Rep. John Conyers: Is There Another Doctor in the House?

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After a thorough review of Dr. Gupta's qualifications (young, handsome, full head of hair, blinding white teeth, Asian) the other day, we feel pretty good about Obama's choice.