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Kevin McCarthy Is Out For House Speaker. Who Else Wants It?

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

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What If After 9/11 a Bush Shrugged and Said 'Stuff Happens'?

Mark Green | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgGuns kill as many Americans every five weeks as did 9/11 -- yet Jeb Bush concludes after the Oregon massacre that nothing can or should be done. Lowry agrees while Reagan doesn't, citing his father. Then they debate Boehner, McCarthy, Planned Parenthood, Syria and Trump.

Introducing Boehner's Kissy Face, And 'The Turds Clogging Our Legislative Plumbing'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.03.2015 | Comedy

Remember when the Democrats ruled the Senate, and the Republicans owned the House? "Nothing got done," Jon Stewart says. On his show Monday, St...

Netanyahu's Remains of the Day

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For all his protestations that he arrives today in Washington on a grave mission vital to Israel's national security, Benjamin "Mr. Security" Netanyahu has more on his mind than merely scuttling President Obama's incubating nuclear agreement with Iran.

Speaker Boehner, Cancel Netanyahu's Address to Congress

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

If the invitation was aimed to extract a better deal from Iran and protect our friend and ally Israel, then the speaker miscalculated, for it will do the opposite. If the invitation was aimed at scoring political points by undermining the administration, it's deeply troubling that the speaker is willing to undercut diplomacy in exchange for theatrics on the House floor.

SOTU's Optimism, Populism, Patriotism

Mark Green | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


After Obama's popular SOTU agenda to "I won twice," Matalin and Corn debate if he will shape the next two years or 10 with his framework of An Economy for All. Sure looks like he has already now that McConnell and Romney agree the rich have gotten richer at the expense of the poor! Is Boehner-Bibi payback for Speaker forced to sit glumly for an hour?

9 Donald Trump GIFs for You, Mr. Speaker

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Speaker Boehner recently questioned President Barack Obama's plan to provide free community college for America's students. Instead of asking how our nation can afford this, we should be asking how our students can afford not to pursue higher education.

Will There Be a November Surprise If GOP House Stays on Strike?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


We know about the six-year curse, POTUS' polls and vulnerable red state Democrats. But as jobs and the ACA rebound -- and the House grouses about borders, wages and IUDs -- can Democrats run well this fall against a Do-Nothing/Know-Nothing GOP?

The Moral Failure Of Immigration Reform: Are We Really Afraid Of Children?

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Many conservative Republicans have more or less admitted that those feelings are very present in the constituencies they represent. And the Republican leadership is unwilling to stand up to their fear of a more diverse American future.

Immigration Legislation Is Dead -- Now What?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

You don't need a crystal ball to see that immigration-reform legislation is dead. It is consistently one of the most difficult topics for any country to tackle, and we have the most dysfunctional, do-nothing Congress in U.S. history.

Conservatives Go on Offense Against IRS, RINOs, Executive Orders. They Winning or Whining?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Insurgents this week are pushing for regime change... in the U.S.. Is ISSA our ISIS -- and Lois Lerner really Nixon? Lowry and Alter clash whether the IRS is a true scandal or not even a "smidgeon" of one.

Stop Devastating Latino Families With Senseless Deportations and Pass Immigration Bill This Year

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 07.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

The plan underway right now -- of doing nothing and playing the blame game -- is simply unacceptable.

Cantor's Immigration Obstructionalism

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

Eric Cantor, in an attempt to stay in the good graces of his base, has abdicated all responsibility to govern and has towed the tea party line to avoid a tough primary or losing his No. 2 position in the House.

Fixing the Trust Deficit Matters More than Fixing the Financial One

David DeSteno | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
David DeSteno

The gears of government are grinding slower than usual because of a deficit in Washington. Yet even though budgetary squawking continues nonstop in the Capitol, it's not the financial deficit that appears at fault.

On Immigration Reform: Enough With the Excuses

National Council of La Raza | Posted 04.23.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

We are tired of excuses. We want solutions. And we are not willing to wait another year.

Immigration, the GOP and Their Big Immigration Dilemma

Ryan Campbell | Posted 04.13.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Come election time, neither Boehner, nor his party, can hide behind the Deporter-in-Chief's enforcement record.

Zach Carter

House Democrats Leave Pacific Trade Deal Twisting In The Wind | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats balked Thursday at a bill designed to clear congressional hurdles for President Barack Obama's controversial Trans-Pacif...

Episcopalians Urge Vote on ENDA

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

On December 6th and 7th -- as the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles met for its 118th annual convention -- the Diocesan LGBT Ministry offered convention goers the opportunity to sign onto this letter to House Speaker John Boehner urging a vote on ENDA.

Immigration and a Weak-Willed John Boehner

Ryan Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

With Mitt "Self-Deportation" Romney being soundly beaten, all eyes were on immigration reform to be the first issue tackled and resolved in 2013. Republicans, the old immigration obstacle, would finally agree after Obama won 77 percent of the Latino vote.

If ENDA Dies, It's Time to Clean House

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

This Act has broad public support across the board. In fact, it is not a right or left issue but a human rights one. And I believe it will eventually get passed, just as same sex marriage will become the law of the land. It is like a fast approaching locomotive train. There is no stopping it.

Republican Peter King Takes the Lead

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bruce Ackerman

Though Congressman Peter King is from New York, he should not be mistaken for an old-fashioned moderate Republican. He is a full-blooded Reaganite, but he is realistic enough to recognize that his party is engaged in a suicide mission.

BOTH SIDES NOW: GOP Takes Obamacare Hostage, Shoots Itself

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgMatalin and Shrum debate who's responsible for this Gordian Knot tying up our government & economy -- and who will cut through it?

Speaker Boehner Off-Base on Debt Increases

Richard Kogan | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Richard Kogan

House Speaker John Boehner contends that linking an increase in the debt limit to budget deals is routine.  In fact, such linkage is the exception -- not the rule.

Boehner Grabs a Random Hostage to Stop the GOP From Pulling the Trigger on Itself

Jason Sattler | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Jason Sattler

Speaker John Boehner did something extraordinary this week, something akin to a parent posting a positive drug test on his or her child's Facebook page.

Boehner Should Drop Hastert Rule, Honor Pledge to Let House 'Work Its Will' on Immigration Reform

Brian Levin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

At best, it is hard to imagine Boehner retaining the speakership for more than a few years. So why doesn't Boehner honor his pledge to let Congress "work its will" democratically and put the interests of the American people first?