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Tom Petri

Goodbye to the Tea Party? Not So Fast

Michael Keegan | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

To those who say that the Republican establishment is successfully quashing the tea Party insurgency within its ranks in 2014, I have three words: Meet Glenn Grothman.

Wisconsin Republicans To Vote On Secession

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Republicans will vote next month on whether they support allowing the state to secede from the United States of America. Last month, one ...

Local GOP Caucus Passes Resolution Allowing Wisconsin To Secede

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

A group of Republicans in Wisconsin want to make sure that if they get fed up with the rest of the country, the Badger State can go it alone. Last...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin State Senator Who Called Kwanzaa A Fake Holiday Running For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Glenn Grothman, one of the Wisconsin state Senate's most conservative members, announced Thursday morning that he intends to run for Con...

4 Ways To Solve The Looming Retirement Crisis

Keosha Varela | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Keosha Varela

Retirement savings are key to building wealth, strengthening the middle class, and building a greater measure of financial security for Americans. Current US policies reward employers, financial institutions, and workers for saving, but millions remain outside of the system, resulting in a looming retirement security crisis.

Probe Rep. Petri for Pentagon Contractor Conflict of Interest

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Gannet reported that Wisconsin Republican Tom Petri had successfully gone to bat for a Pentagon contractor in which Petri owned hundreds of thousands of dollars of stock, causing the value of Petri's investment in the company to rise, possibly as much as $200,000.

Paul Blumenthal

Start Of A Trend? Another Republican Endorses Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) on Thursday introduced legislation to provide tax credits and deductions for political donors making small co...

How to Fix the Student Loan Crisis (for Real This Time)

Adam Levin | Posted 02.11.2013 | Money
Adam Levin

It's time to return student loans to the discipline of the free market. Only then can tomorrow's graduates enjoy the futures they've been promised.

Dem Congressman To TSA: 'We're Not Cattle'

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House members of both parties on Monday teed off against the agency in charge of airport and port anti-terrorist screening, saying it us...

Matt Sledge

House GOP Takes Aim At Safe Routes To School, Mass Transit

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

Two House committees voted on Thursday and Friday to eliminate federal funding for a program that creates bicycle and pedestrian paths for children go...

Urban and Rural, Red and Blue: Time to Rebuild America's Water Infrastructure

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Every community is faced with serious drinking water and sanitation problems that lead to dangerous public health problems and serious environmental damage.