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Does ExxonMobil Really Support a Carbon Tax?

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.17.2017 | Green
Elliott Negin

ExxonMobil claims it supports a revenue-neutral carbon tax and its lobbyists "have echoed that message in countless private briefings with members of Congress on carbon tax policy options." Then why do most ExxonMobil-funded lawmakers oppose the idea?

GOP Throws Big Party About Losing

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans just passed a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 62nd time, and it's going to get vetoed. That calls for a party...

HuffPost Rise Morning Newsbrief, September 29

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

Welcome to the HuffPost Rise Morning Newsbrief, a short wrap-up of the news to help you start your day....

Months After White Supremacy Scandal, Steve Scalise May Become House Majority Leader

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In January, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was damaged goods. He was struggling to distance himself from Ku Klux Klan leader ...

The Steve Gleason Act: A Triumph For The ALS Community

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 07.24.2016 | Good News
Sherwin Sheik

The passing of the Steve Gleason Act by Congress last week signals a major win for those living with ALS and touched me on a profoundly personal note as I recall the struggle my family faced in helping my uncle with the progressive, neurodegenerative disease find quality and affordable care.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Boehner Claims Optimism On Trade Legislation Despite Defeat In Senate | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day after Senate Democrats dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s trade agenda in the upper chamber, House Speaker John Boehner ...

Laura Barron-Lopez

House GOP Whip Urges Obama To Get More Democrats Behind Trade Bill, Says Votes Aren't There Yet | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said Wednesday that GOP leadership doesn’t have the votes yet to pass legislation that would...

Paul Blumenthal

Wealthy Donors Are Throwing Way More Money At The Republican Party This Year | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party is taking full advantage of the new campaign contribution accounts and limits slipped into the omnibus budget bill ...

Maxwell Tani

Rep. Steve Scalise Dropped Thousands In Campaign Cash On Vineyard Vines Swag | Maxwell Tani | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nothing says party unity like matching ties and tote bags. Perhaps that’s what House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was thinki...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Congress Unconvinced By Obama Administration 'Hard Sell' On Iran Deal | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress said they remained unconvinced after Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials on Monday brie...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Divided House GOP Prevents Embarrassment, Passes Budget Boosting Defense Spending | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans narrowly pulled off a risky maneuver Wednesday by passing a budget that will boost defense spending, following a rift ...

Christina Wilkie

Steve Scalise Skipped Selma For Posh Conservative Retreat | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As top lawmakers and civil rights leaders gathered in Selma, Alabama, earlier this month to commemorate the civil rights movement, House...

Seriously? Republicans Target Birthright Citizenship Again?

Randy Borntrager | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Randy Borntrager

Not only have Republicans blocked comprehensive immigration reform when it had a real chance of passing, they're now trying yet again to bring up unconstitutional bills to drive their point home.

Christina Wilkie

House Majority Whip: 'No Deal' On Funding DHS Past Friday | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) on Sunday rejected the suggestion that House Republicans had made a deal with Democrats to pass ...

Let's Get Rid of Black History Month

Joel Christian Gill | Posted 04.12.2015 | Black Voices
Joel Christian Gill

Black people epitomize the rags to riches, bootstrap mentality that is the American mythos. In a few generations, black people went from property to politicians, professors, doctors and lawyers. So, why would we celebrate this group of people for a mere 28 (or sometimes 29) days a year?

Republicans Attack Immigrants While Putting America in Danger

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

In other words, after the mass deportation bill crashed and burned in the Senate, the House has no other plan, no other path forward to fund America's shield from terrorism, Homeland Security.

Former KKK Leader David Duke Says He May Run Against Steve Scalise

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said Wednesday that he was considering running against Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) as the congressman tries to di...

A List of Lists

Steven Clifford | Posted 03.29.2015 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

My data analytics consultant informs me that I am not trending, especially among millennials. She suggests I publish lists since millennials click on lists. Being data-driven, I am test-blogging potential lists.

Amanda Terkel

Steve Scalise To Meet With Civil Rights Leader | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has agreed to meet with the head of a civil rights organization who criticized the congressman...

Steve Scalise Refused To Vote For Bill Apologizing For Slavery

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) voted against a bill that would have apologized for slavery to African-Americans when he was in the Louisian...

Jennifer Bendery

Civil Rights Group Plans Protest Outside Steve Scalise Fundraiser | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights groups are causing more headaches for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) after last month's revelation that he was o...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Says Steve Scalise Controversy Reflects 'Bothersome' GOP Attitude Toward Minorities | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the fact that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) once gave a speech to a white...

Truly Bad Grits: The GOP's Curse of the South

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

With convening of the 114th Congress and the swearing in this week of new governors and state representatives, the GOP on paper is sitting very pretty in the Capitol and the nation's statehouses.

Jennifer Bendery

Civil Rights Groups Ask For Meeting With Steve Scalise | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leaders of two prominent civil rights groups have asked House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) to meet with them to explain his 2...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner 'Knows What's In' Steve Scalise's Heart | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner insisted he knows what's in the heart of his embattled House Republican whip, Rep. Steve Scalise, and stood b...