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Rediscovering the True Meaning of Home

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.02.2015 | Teen

The message of this film is that family is important and it's good to face your problems or fears instead of running from them.

Midterms 2014: An Extremely Brief Autopsy

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The electorate that votes in midterm elections is older and whiter and looks more like the viewership of The O'Reilly Factor than anything that accurately reflects the true racial and ethnic diversity of this country.

Needed: Housing Reform That Protects Property Rights

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

A monumental opportunity has presented itself as Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio, takes over as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Congress looks ahead on the critical issue of housing finance reform.

Oslo Mayor Is NOT A Fan Of Obama's Norway Ambassador Nominee

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's nomination of Long Island, New York, businessman George Tsunis as U.S. ambassador to Norway took another hit Sunday after the...

Seeking Justice -- Or at Least the Truth -- For 'Comfort Women'

Christine Ahn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Christine Ahn

On June 9, outside of Seoul, 91-year old Bae Chun-hui took her last gasp of air at the House of Sharing, a communal home established for former "comfort women" in South Korea to live out their remaining years in peace.

Obamacare Confusion Abounds For Members Of Congress, Their Staffs

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Think you're confused by "Obamacare." It's roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too. Members of Congress are gov...

Amanda Terkel

ENDA Has Support Of All But Three Senate Democrats | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) became the 53rd cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Tuesday, leaving just three Democratic s...

GOP Rep Rules Out Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) will not run for South Dakota's open Senate seat next year and will instead seek a third term representing the state's at-la...

The Mysterious World of DC Centrism vs. a Platform That Real Voters Would Like

Mike Lux | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

D.C. Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it.

Dem Effort Marked By Internal Wrangling

AP | BILL BARROW and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — Republicans aren't the only ones roiled by internal jostling and recruiting hiccups ahead of next year's midterm elections. Two top-t...

Which Side Is the Government On?

Mike Lux | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Senators Warren and Brown are making a huge difference, showing us that if we get a real live two-fisted fighter for working families in the ring on our behalf, it matters. That is why I decided to get involved in helping Rick Weiland run in South Dakota.

Congressional Contrarians Pay a Political Price for Their Dissent, but Are Often Vindicated by History

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

As 1952 and 1956 Democratic presidential nominee Adlai E. Stevenson reminds us: "All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions."

Dem Senator Awards Veteran With Incredible Honor

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- As Army soldier Charles Bledsoe was being loaded onto a Jeep with a gunshot wound to the abdomen nearly 70 years ago, he heard so...

WATCH: Multiple Marriage Equality Bills Near Vote

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Get ready: we're about to see major marriage news in at least two states. Rhode Island and Delaware are rocking towards legislative votes, and that means we could see access to marriage dramatically expand just in time for summer.

Jennifer Bendery

Another Dem Flips On Gay Marriage | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) announced Monday that he now backs gay marriage, becoming the latest in a wave of Senate Democrats lining up t...

Dem Exit Leaves Door Open For Republican Party

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

VERMILLION, S.D. — Entering the auditorium on a motorized scooter and delivering remarks in halting speech, South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson announ...

Dem Senator Reportedly Won't Seek Reelection

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

(Reuters) - Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, a South Dakota Democrat, does not plan to run for re-election when his current term ends in...

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove Group Takes Aim At 2014 Senate Races | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2012 election is barely five weeks behind us, but conservative "dark money" groups are already beginning their 2014 campaign. Crossr...

Dem Sen's Future Up In The Air

AP | CHET BROKAW | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

PIERRE, S.D. — U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota on Wednesday left open the possibility he will not seek re-election in 2014. After former ...

Already? Republicans Gearing Up For Next Campaign

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Former South Dakota Republican Governor Mike Rounds said on Thursday he will run in 2014 for a U.S. Senate seat now held by a Dem...

Former GOP Gov Makes Big Announcement

AP | CHET BROKAW | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

PIERRE, S.D. — Former Republican Gov. Mike Rounds announced plans Thursday to seek South Dakota's U.S. Senate seat, setting up a 2014 battle bet...

The Cozy Connections Between JP Morgan And The Senate Banking Committee

ProPublica | Cora Currier | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

Through campaign contributions and well-connected staff, JP Morgan appears to have already taken its own accounting of the Banking committee. Here’s...

Party Hack Behind IL GOP Money Transfer Scheme Gets Nod for Congress

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 07.22.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Rodney Davis was chosen Saturday to replace retiring Congressman Tim Johnson on the ballot this November.

GOP Chooses Ballot Replacement For Retiring Rep

AP | Posted 05.20.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Republican leaders have chosen a November ballot replacement for longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson after he abru...

Will the Illinois GOP Confirm There's a War on Women?

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

If the County Chairmen ignore the pressure they are surely getting from the usual suspects and failed establishment players, the Illinois GOP may soon have a great story to tell for a change.