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Steve Southerland Loses Bid For Re-Election To Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) has lost his re-election bid to Democrat Gwen Graham in Florida's 2nd District. Southerland, who became the f...

Steve Southerland vs. Gwen Graham Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Florida District 2 Congressional Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Steve Southerland vs. Gwen Graham Congressional race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-s...

Friday Talking Points -- Congress Briefly Interrupts 3-Month Vacation to 'Work'

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress followed up their recent five-week vacation with almost two whole weeks of actually doing their jobs, so to reward themselves they're now going to take off on another vacation. Until mid-November.

Paige Lavender

Rep. Steve Southerland Wonders If His Female Opponent Has 'Ever Been To A Lingerie Shower' | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) was criticized last week for hosting a male-only fundraiser in March, with his opponent Gwen Graham's campaign calling...

Don't Let Misinformation Prevail Over Clean Water

Jane Graham | Posted 11.09.2014 | Miami
Jane Graham

Wetlands improve water quality by filtering out pollutants. Wetlands buffer against flooding and provide crucial habitat for birds and other wildlife. All of these benefits support local economies. But these marshy wonderlands are being destroyed faster than they can be restored.

Samantha Lachman

GOP Congressman Held A Male-Only Fundraiser That's Straight Out Of 'Mad Men' | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

The “small group of concerned men" invited to a Republican congressman's fundraiser were instructed to "tell the Misses not to wait up" so they coul...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Rep Says He Voted To Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act, Leaves Out Key Detail | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) isn't the only congressional Republican up for re-election who is touting his support for t...

With Graham Name, Democrats See Rare Chance For Florida Win

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., Aug 25(Reuters) - On a campaign tour across north Florida, congressional candidate Gwen Graham kept her ...

The Finger-Pointing Caucus: Rich Congress, Poor Americans

Margie Omero | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

Predictably, recent celebrations of the anniversary of the War on Poverty, votes to extend unemployment insurance, discussions of a minimum wage hike,...

Paul Blumenthal

These House Challengers Are Defying The Fundraising Odds | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Raising money for a congressional run is hard work. Candidates have to spend hours each day dialing for dollars and attending fundraiser...

Democrats Choose Their First Post-Shutdown Target

The Huffington Post | Farah Mohamed | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) has the dubious distinction of being Democrats' first target in the aftermath of the government shutdown. House Maj...

Jennifer Bendery

House Republicans Sing 'Amazing Grace' As Their Latest Plan Dies | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When reports surfaced that House Republicans sang "Amazing Grace" during a Tuesday morning meeting, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) responde...

Republicans Face Super PAC Attacks Over Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority PAC, one of the largest Democratic super PACs, on Thursday launched a television- and online-advertising campaign targeti...

Angry Constituent Swears At GOP Rep During Heated Town Hall

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Add Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) to the list of conservatives who have faced a tough crowd at a town hall during the August recess. The Tallaha...

Scott DesJarlais Finds A Congressman To Take His Money (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Embattled Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) is facing better-funded primary challengers and hasn't got much money in his campaign account ...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Starts 2014 Early | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leading Democratic super PAC is getting an early start on the 2014 election cycle. House Majority PAC announced on Thursday that...

House GOP Reprimanded For Late-Night Swim Involving Drinking, Nudity

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

A group of House Republicans were reprimanded last August for taking a late-night swim in Israel's Sea of Galilee that reportedly involved drinking an...

House Republicans Investigated For Drinking, Nudity

Politico | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

The FBI probed a late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee that involved drinking, numerous GOP freshmen lawmakers, top leadership staff – and one nude ...

GOP Rep: Pay 'Not So Much'

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

According to the U.S. Census Bureau the median household income in 2009 was $49,177, almost $98,000 less than what a member of the House of Representa...

Elise Foley

GOP Defections In House Funding Vote Hint At Trouble Ahead | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a three-week stopgap funding bill on Tuesday by a vote of 271 to 158, fending off the threat of a go...