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Will DC's Old Boy Network Block First Openly Gay U.S. Senator?

Chuck Wolfe | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Chuck Wolfe

It's time our Senate looked more like America; it needs more dedicated public servants like Tammy Baldwin, whose honesty, drive and passion are the same qualities that distinguish us as Americans and shape our national character.

Elise Foley

House Democrats Launch Tour For Jobs | Elise Foley | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats are launching a tour to call for good jobs for the working and middle classes, putting pressure on House Republica...

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan Will Decide This Week On Senate Run | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that he will decide this week whether he plans to run for the Senate seat that Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) wi...

Elise Foley

Democrats Aim For Repeal Of Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats launched a repeal effort against the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, introducing companion bills in both chambers of Con...

The Bullying Style in American Politics

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Prolonged and systematic attacks on any group in an effort to take away their rights, voice, and respect in society are a hallmark of the bullying style in American politics.

Amanda Terkel

Dems Push Pentagon To Give Veterans' Benefits To Gays Discharged Under DADT | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic lawmakers urged the Defense Department Thursday to allow all service members discharged under "don't ask, don't te...

What Price Beauty? New Legislation Seeks Safety Regulations

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Most Americans would be astonished to learn that of the approximately 12,500 individual chemical ingredients in personal care products, the overwhelmi...

U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney on Abhorrent Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

On Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, representing Manhattan's Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island, and Wester...

Gay Congress Members Still Face Inequality

Advocate | Kerry Eleveld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the partner of freshman Colorado congressman Jared Polis went to get his Congressional Spouse ID last February at Member Services, he thought the...

Berry: Why Obama Admin Is Denying Lesbian Couple Benefits

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

Much has been made of the Obama administration's decision to defy a California judge's order that they enroll a lesbian federal employee's partner as her health-insurance beneficiary.

Breaking Down the Health Care Bill with Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive interview, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), explains the landmark health care bill in comprehensive language we can all understand.

Your Turn To Grill A Representative On Health Care Reform

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Huffington Post's citizen reporters have spent countless hours poring over the health care legislation coming out of congress and digging into the...

DNC-LGBT Fundraiser Boycott Called For Over White House DOMA Defense

AMERICAblog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pam Spaulding has published an email detailing just who's coming to the DNC's $1,000 (and up) a head gay fundraiser next week. I suspect those folks a...

Support John Conyers' Truth Commission

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are you frustrated by all the "we need to look forward, not backward" language from Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders? Well, now you can do something about it.

Repealing DOMA Will Ease the Warren Sting

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell has been floated as one opportunity for Obama, but I encourage the new President to try frying a bigger fish -- the Defense of Marriage Act.

Michelle, Hillary, and Maureen at the DNC

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Senator Clinton gave a performance that even Maureen described as "electrifying." Until I read the Dowd column this morning, I thought the hardest of the hardcore Hillary haters would be won over. But no.