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Bob Dole Scolds Republicans On The 25th Anniversary of The ADA

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates for people with disabilities, along with lawmakers who originally passed the Americans With Disabilities Act a quarter-centur...

In Politics, It's All About Timing

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

An effective Presidential candidate must strike at the right time with an image and message that resonates for that election cycle.

America's Retirement Security Crisis Is Huge and Quickly Approaching

Nancy Altman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

You've heard about boomerang kids -- adult children in their 20s and 30s who have returned to live in their parents' homes. Well, get ready for boomerang parents, formerly independent middle-aged people who -- 10, 15, 20 years hence -- will have no choice but to move into their adult children's homes because they cannot afford to maintain their own.

Shahien Nasiripour

Congressional Leaders Agree To Cut Aid To College Students To Pay Student Loan Contractors

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut funding for the nation’s largest source of grants for college students to pay student loan contractors, ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Senate Democrat Wants To Take Money From College Students To Pay Loan Contractors

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

An outgoing Senate Democrat wants to take federal money from low-income college students to pay student loan contractors, whose tactics toward borrowe...

Chronicles of Health Creation: Republican Win Strips Integrative Medicine and Health Leaders From Powerful Committee Roles

John Weeks | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

That integrative health and medicine would lose its top champion in the past 20 years, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), was one foregone conclusion o...

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.

Dana Liebelson

America, Meet Your New Republican Bosses

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican victories in Tuesday's Senate elections push out a Democratic old guard and usher in a new crop of hungry GOPers, some just g...

An Open Letter to Tom Harkin (D-IA): I Demand My Money Back

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Dear Senator Harkin: I have learned that you are sitting on $2.4 million in your campaign funds. Some of that is my money.

Sam Stein

With Senate At Stake, Democrats Angry At Colleagues For Sitting On Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats who aren't running for re-election this year and those who have retired were sitting on nearly $52 million in campaign ...

Chronicles of Health Creation: Gratitude to Integrative Medicine and Health's Retiring Champion U.S. Senator Tom Harkin

John Weeks | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

In the context of this grassroots uprising of interest, singling out the historic contributions of one person seems inappropriate. Yet for complementary and integrative health policy and inclusion, there is such a giant.

'Ready for Hillary' and the 2014 Mid-term Elections

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

We are witnessing a new tour-de-force in election strategy operating across the nation. It isn't based on raising a billion dollars but rather raising just enough money, less than $10 million so far, to generate excitement and get people motivated to speak out and work for a candidate who hasn't yet announced she is running.

Joy Resmovits

Americans With Disabilities Are More Likely To Be Poor, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Americans with disabilities are more likely to be poor than any other demographic group, and their average income in 2012 was about $6,000 less than p...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Senators Lament 'Woefully Inadequate' Ebola Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has already claimed more than 2,400 lives, is outstripping U.S. and international efforts and m...

Can Hillary Break the Clintons' Iowa Jinx?

William Bradley | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In 2008, as you'll recall, the overwhelming frontrunner finished third in Iowa behind Barack Obama and John Edwards. She ended up just a weekend of furious Bill Clinton campaigning in New Hampshire away from being stampeded from the race at its very beginning.

Here's How Iowa Dems Reacted To Hillary's Steak Fry Appearance

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all par...

Hillary Clinton All But Announces Her 2016 Campaign In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa for the first time since her 2008 presidential bid, lending fuel to speculative fire about her White House...

Hillary Clinton Returns To Iowa

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats...

Michelle Obama Will Campaign In Iowa For Bruce Braley

AP | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign in Iowa next month for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley, his campaign said W...

Why Are Democrats Tone Deaf on Military Issues?

Paul Alexander | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Democrats have established a track record of being tone deaf when addressing military and veteran issues. Though not a matter of life and death, consider the way some Democrats have dealt with a subject that is important to many active and retired servicemen -- college.

Hillary Clinton Is Headed To Iowa

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY and KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential caucus state of...

Controversial For-Profit Colleges Rake In Billions Of GI Bill Funds

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 07.30.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campus...

Dave Jamieson

The Minimum Wage Has Not Been Raised In 5 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For those who fear America is changing too fast, take heart in our minimum wage. It hasn't been going anywhere. As of Thursday, five ...

Once Again, Inaction at the FDA, Now With a New Class of Drugs, Hurts Consumers

Paul Alexander | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Recently, Phil DeLuca, a retired Long Island Railroad worker, was profiled on a national news television program. Suffering from a potentially fatal red blood cell deficiency, he receives a weekly shot of Procrit. Simple enough, but that shot costs a staggering $1,500, of which his co-pay is $196.

Fear Of Voting Grips Senate Democratic Chiefs

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a...