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Congressman To File Bill Requiring A Psychiatrist At The White House

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A Democratic congressman is introducing legislation as soon as next week that would require a psychiatrist at the White House, somethin...

Congressman Trolls Obama Administration Over Yemen Waffling

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A lawmaker critical of the United States’ role in enabling mass slaughter in Yemen is using an Obama aide’s statements to highlight...

U.S. Likely Aiding War Crimes In Yemen, Congressman Says

The Huffington Post | Emily Tate | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. partners are almost certainly committing war crimes in the ongoing conflict in Yemen, a U.S. congressman argued in a letter to Sec...

Congressmen Troll Donald Trump Over The Use Of Nuclear Weapons

The Huffington Post | Max Greenwood | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

Is Donald Trump fit to control the United States’ nuclear weapons? That question has induced cringing among military and foreign policy experts sinc...

ExxonMobil's Latest Campaign To Stymie Federal Climate Action

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

The numbers are unambiguous: When it comes to a carbon tax, there's no escaping the fact that ExxonMobil still funds legislators who don't favor it and, by the same token, doesn't support many who do.

Military Vets In Congress Urge Paul Ryan To Un-Endorse Trump

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The fallout over Donald Trump’s attacks on the family of a Muslim American soldier continued Monday as military vets in Congress urge...

DOJ Sends Request For Exxon Probe To The FBI

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice has asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to evaluate whether ExxonMobil violated federal laws by publicly...

Democratic Presidential Contenders Join Calls To Investigate Exxon

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.18.2015 | Politics

Two Democratic presidential candidates indicated on Friday they support an investigation of oil giant ExxonMobil for concealing research on fossil fue...

House Democrats Press DOJ To Investigate If Exxon Broke The Law With A Climate Change Cover-up

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two House Democrats are urging Attorney General Loretta Lynch to launch an investigation into allegations that oil giant ExxonMobil hid ...

Congressman Wants A Hearing On UCLA 'Superbug' Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker on Monday called on the Congress to investigate the medical scopes bla...

Paul Blumenthal

These Super PACs Spent Big As Elections Neared, But Kept Donors Secret Until Now | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in his Los Angeles County district saw very little spending from outside group...

Amanda Terkel

New Progressive Clout Tested By Wall Street Nominee | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fight over the fate of Antonio Weiss, a Treasury Department nominee and former Wall Street investment banker, has taken on extraordi...

A State Senate Race Tied to Personal Appeal

Maryam Zar | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Maryam Zar

Sandra Fluke and Ben Allen are the somewhat similar, often labeled "progressive" candidates vying for a state Senate seat being vacated by State Senator Ted Lieu who is a shoe-in to represent the 33rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C.

Mollie Reilly

Romney Backs Republican Vying For Henry Waxman's Seat | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is endorsing Elan Carr in the race for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman...

Congressional Candidate Calls On Fox News Host To Resign Over Racial Slur

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A congressional candidate in California is urging Fox News host Bob Beckel to resign after Beckel used a racial slur on air last week. While discus...

If California's Poor Just Formed a Corporation, They'd Be $420 Million Richer

John Hrabe | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
John Hrabe

There's finally a state budget surplus, and it's reserved for an out-of-state corporation, not the 9 million people living in poverty. Under total Democratic control, California has just approved $420 million in corporate tax breaks for defense contractor Lockheed Martin.

Are You Serious?

Marianne Williamson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

I've heard things in the aftermath of the election that indeed have made me sad -- not because people didn't vote for me, but because of why in many cases people said they didn't vote for me.

Here's What The Media Missed In Tuesday's Elections

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Coverage of this week's congressional primaries focused on the battle between establishment Republicans and the tea party. The fight on the other side...

California Primary: Jerry Brown Romps While Republicans Dodge Their Own Silver Bullet and Other Races Intrigue

William Bradley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Though the election was largely a bore, it did have some interesting outcomes, not only in the statewide races but also in some district level races for Congress and state Assembly and even local office.

Highlights from Silicon Beach Congressional Debate

Bennet Kelley | Posted 07.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Bennet Kelley

Four of the leading candidates to replace the retiring Henry Waxman in California's 33rd Congressional District discussed their views on tech issues w...

The Independent: "3 New Ideas" TV Spot

Brent Roske | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Brent Roske

Field trips from all over the country and tourists from all over the world -- they'll be able to get energized again about American patriotism and they'll see that our Government was created by the people -- to serve the people -- and is accessible.

California Elections: The Fights to Lose to Jerry Brown and Succeed Henry Waxman Come Into More Focus

William Bradley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In a rather quiet year, some of the more significant races in California are coming into greater focus.

Can Theater Help Solve California's Prison Overcrowding Crisis?

Tim Robbins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tim Robbins

Any successful system of rehabilitation requires multiple components, ranging from mental health and drug treatment to education and skills training. One aspect that may not be initially obvious, however, is the power of art and theater.

Gay Conversion Therapy Poses Serious Risks For Minors, Senator Notes

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

California Senator Ted Lieu applauded New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's support of a ban on gay conversion therapy in a HuffPost Live appearance late l...

Aaron Sankin

California Takes Big Step For First Amendment | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.26.2013 | San Francisco

In the wake of revelations that the Department of Justice secretly obtained two months of phone records from the Associated Press as part of a leak in...