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Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week marked the beginning of the Olympic Games in Rio, but closer to home, Donald Trump gave us daily reminders of what a truly disastrous performance looks like. Trump opened the week by continuing his bizarre and appalling war against the Khan family, and then claimed to have seen a "top secret" video of U.S. officials unloading $400 million off a plane in Iran -- a claim refuted even by Trump's own communications director. On Wednesday, Joe Scarborough related a truly chilling anecdote told to him by a foreign policy expert: that during a briefing, Trump asked three times, since we have nuclear weapons, "Why can't we use them?" And Trump's unhinged and depraved performance is being judged accordingly. By week's end, one national poll showed him trailing Hillary Clinton by nine points, another by 15 points. And it's not just voters who are abandoning Trump's sinking ship. Three Republican congressmen came out against Trump, with one, outgoing Rep. Richard Hanna from New York, endorsing Clinton. Also endorsing Clinton were Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman and former CIA acting director Michael Morell, who wrote that Trump's character is "already damaging national security," and suggested that Trump has become an "unwitting agent of the Russian Federation." Meanwhile, pressure is increasing on Republican leaders who are remaining silent or hiding behind tacit endorsements. For those who may be waiting anxiously for Trump to "pivot," here's a news flash: There will be no pivot -- to pivot you have to have a moral core to pivot to. We know who Trump is and what he represents, and those leaders still backing him, like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, own more and more of it each day. Sitting on the Trump fence is as untenable as building the Trump wall.

Here's One Really Good Reason Republicans Should Disavow Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics

Conservative commentator S.E. Cupp is encouraging more Republicans to denounce Donald Trump, saying that “history will be kind” to them. “That t...

Richard Hanna Becomes First Republican Congressman To Say He'll Vote For Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics

Retiring Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) on Tuesday announced he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November because Donald Trump is “unfit to serve our p...

Focus Will Be on Questioners, Not on Hillary

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This Thursday, Hillary Clinton will appear (once again) in front of the latest congressional committee to investigate Benghazi. The first seven investigations have turned up precisely nothing, but that didn't stop Republicans from trying one last time to do political damage.

What Can Joe Biden Do Now? He Can Endorse Hillary

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It now appears there is little rationale left for Joe Biden to enter the Democratic primary. The question of how Hillary would do with the attacks on her from Republicans over her emails and Benghazi are all being answered in her favor.

Hanna Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Republican Rep. Richard Hanna was re-elected to Congress on Tuesday. Hanna represents New York's 22nd District. Below, more live updates on the ...

Michael McAuliff

Toxic Stock Syndrome: Why Iran Ties, Hypocrisy And Conflicts of Interest Are OK In Congress | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans probably wouldn't guess members of Congress would invest in a company that has any link to Iran. Nor would they likely im...

David McCabe

New House Bill Seeks To Make Securing LGBT Rights A State Department Priority | David McCabe | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill introduced in the House of Representatives Wednesday would bolster the State Department's ability to fight discrimination against...

Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education Starts Early

Constance Mourning | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Constance Mourning

From my experience with both grades, I know firsthand that the kids who have been in Pre-K are better prepared for Kindergarten. They know what it's like to be in a classroom. They have a head start on reading and math. And they just generally find school easier to navigate.

Will We Act to Save All Our Children and Our Nation's Future? We Can!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When a majority of all American fourth and eighth grade public school students can't read or do math at grade level, including almost three quarters of Black and Latino students, we are continuing to allow a system that serves and saves just a few children and starves many others.

Joy Resmovits

Congressmen Float Early Draft Of Obama's Pre-K Plan | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

Retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the ranki...

Chelsea Kiene

Two GOP Lawmakers Continue Support Of Same-Sex Immigration Equality | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican House members joined a group of Democrats on Tuesday in demanding that immigration reform legislation include equal right...

Foul Play in the Senate

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The actions of Amgen and its cronies on Capitol Hill show who the real takers are -- not those who look to government for support in old age and hard times but the ones at the top whose avarice and lust for profit compel them to take as much as they can at the expense of everyone else.

Elise Foley

Two More Republicans Sign On To Gay Rights Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican House members signed a bill on Friday that would allow same-sex couples equal rights as heterosexual ones for immigration...

GOP Congressman Allegedly Threatens TV Station

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) allegedly called an executive at a local TV station earlier this week and threatened to pull his advertising if the statio...

Republican Congressman Slams His Own Party

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Freshman Congressman Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) must have had something in his ears when President Ronald Reagan spoke about the 11th Commandment of Ameri...

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Redistricting

Morgan Pehme | Posted 10.19.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

New Yorkers have shown a much greater interest in addressing gerrymandering than ever before. But there is still a great deal about the current debate that is largely unknown, misunderstood, or unsaid.

Sam Stein

Progressive Groups Launch 11th Hour Debt Ceiling Ad Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sign of where politics currently stand on a vote to raise the debt ceiling, two progressive-leaning groups are launching a new ad c...

William Alden

WATCH: GOP Freshman Criticizes Lawmakers For Debt Ceiling Delay | William Alden | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) said he doesn't like the way federal lawmakers are gaming the debt ceiling debate. Hanna, a congressional f...

'Fracking' Becomes Major Issue In New York's 24th District

Olesia Plokhii | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Olesia Plokhii

In New York's 24th Congressional District, instead of names of wannabe congressmen, legislators, and governors, lawns are littered with a different si...

Giuliani Accuses Obama of Having Vision Of Social Democracy

Olesia Plokhii | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Olesia Plokhii

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi for having a "vision" of "social democracy" as opposed to a ...