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Seasoned, NOT Fatally Flawed

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

How would I -- or you -- look to the world if subjected to 30 years of relentless, organized and fully-funded lies, calumny, distortions, faux outrage...

Senators Struggle To Find One Word To Describe A Donald Trump Presidency

The Huffington Post | Mercy Yang | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Republican National Convention is set to kick off next week, but many party members still seem to be in disbelief that Donald Trump...

Elizabeth Warren's Veep Audition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Is Senator Elizabeth Warren actively auditioning for the role of Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick? At this point, it's rather hard to come to any other conclusion, since Warren has been so outspoken of late on the subject of how horrible Donald Trump would be as president.

New Yorkers for Hillary -- Her Experience, Success, Passion, and Compassion, Make Us Proud

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.12.2017 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

On April 19th New Yorkers' have the chance to make Hillary Rodham Clinton the nominee of the Democratic Party. All of us New Yorkers, no matter where we live, whose hearts will always belong to New York, know they will do this resoundingly.

Bernie Sanders Undergoing Medical Treatment In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is having an elective outpatient procedure Monday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Sanders, 74...

Write Your Senator? He's Busy

Joe Seldner | Posted 07.30.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

As if I needed any evidence, the average person should approach his/her Senator warily and expect little or nothing in return. It may be another 60 years before I write my senator again.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

Arianna Huffington Through My Lens

Sharad Khare | Posted 01.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sharad Khare

In the pursuit of great dialogue and facilitation I was kindly invited by Arianna Huffington to watch four of her sessions at Advertising Week in New York City.

The People v. Goliath$

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

If money can buy elections, Montana's Senate race ended August 7 when the Democrat's candidate resigned. If a vibrant young working class candidate can corral the democratic process sufficiently, it began August 16.

How to Host a Fetus

Erin Gibson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

In response to Virginia Senator Steve Martin's remarks about reproductive rights, I dove into my collection of Victorian etiquette books to find more information on the proper way to host a fetus.

When Is Enforcement Effective?

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

On a January day when freezing temperatures outside did nothing to cool the heated rhetoric of Congress, a group of former regulators gathered on Capi...

With Big Iron on Her Hip: Wendy Davis Favors Open Carry of Guns

James Moore | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
James Moore

I know politics is all about compromise. I know we sometimes have to settle for not getting everything we want in a candidate. But there are some things I refuse to accept in a potential leader. Pandering to the right to support Open Carry Laws fits in that category. I'm sitting out this Texas gubernatorial election.

Ex-GOP Senator: Republicans 'Can't Even Come To Grips With Reality In America Today'

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

Lowell Weicker, a Republican who has served in both the U.S. House and Senate, revealed his seasoned views on American politics in an interview with J...

Freedom From Fear, Redux

Jim Moore | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

There is almost nothing to which a person aspires that can be gained without compromise. The American people do not need to be made afraid of contrariness, or impassioned dissent, or of cooperation. That is a fear that will surely scuttle our democracy from within.

Senator On FISA Secrets: 'There's Going To Be Extraordinary Anger'

Posted 01.04.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

This week, President Barack Obama renewed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, despite his own misgivings about the law's broad reach. The law a...

Sen. Inouye's Message to the 113th Congress

Al Eisele | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Al Eisele

It was 40 years to the day since Daniel Inouye had been elected to represent the new state of Hawaii in Congress and he still couldn't believe his good fortune.

2008 Election's Biggest Videos: YouTube Flashback

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Take a ride down YouTube's memory lane with the best news flubs, pop culture parodies, musical tributes, dug-up footage, and celebrity endorsements from one of the most revolutionary political events in American history.

Can $250,000 buy a senator?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsIn the aftermath of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary in Nebraska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about t...

Lugar and Dewhurst Test the Power of the Tea Party

Chris Ladd | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

The Tea Party's appeal may be waning nationally, but in the Republican heartland they remain a potent force. The Texas and Indiana Senate races are a fine test of the Tea Party's ability to drive the GOP farther and farther out of the national mainstream.

Sen. Grothman Gets It For Painting Single Moms as Abusers

El Chanclaso | Posted 05.12.2012 | Latino Voices
El Chanclaso

State Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), is receiving a well-deserved chanclaso for sponsoring legislation that paints single moms as child abusers.

Russ Feingold: A Senator Without Constituents

Death Race | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Death Race

It should come as no surprise that here, in the restaurant, two separate people have come up and told him to run -- for what, it's not really important. Governor. Senator, again. Hell, President. Problem is Citizen Feingold is starting to enjoy himself.

Budget Politics

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Forget about "balancing." Forget about "long-term plans." Forget about campaigning, and start governing. Start making a substantial payment for the increase in spending this year.

Weekly Audit: Massive Protest In Wisconsin Shows Walker's Overreach

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger About 100,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Gov. Scott Walker's new anti-collective...

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

Weekly Audit: Wall Street Destroyed $8 for Every $1 Earned

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. A major theme of the spee...