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GOP Congressman: Russian Hackers 'Merely Did What The Media Should've Done'

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics

If it were up to Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), the media would start taking its cues from Russian hackers. The Republican congressman appeared on MSNBC...

U.S. Missile Defense Program Costly, Unreliable, And Exempt From Oversight, Report Finds

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Congress is currently considering expanding the U.S. national missile defense system, despite the fact that -- nearly 15 years after the Bush administration began deploying it -- it has not been demonstrated to work under real-world conditions and is not on a path to do so.

Congresswomen Of Color Denounce 'Racist' Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

An all-male panel in the House of Representatives considered a bill on Thursday that would ban sex-selective and race-based abortions in the United St...

GOP Congressman Circulates Letter Urging Rubio Or Cruz To Drop Out Of Presidential Race

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican congressman is asking his colleagues to sign onto a letter urging either Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) or Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) t...

Genuinely Outrageous Priorities

Jess McIntosh | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Jess McIntosh

This is what they choose to prioritize in the first week. No matter what kind of plans or "autopsies" or happy talk comes out of this winter retreat, one thing's clear: the GOP's priorities are more outrageous than ever.

Arizona Congressman Trent Franks Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) was re-elected to Congress Tuesday in the state's 8th District. Franks ran unopposed in the general election. He defea...

Scaring Up Another War

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The fact that America leads the developed world in guns and gun-related deaths doesn't faze gun advocates. Like tax cuts, guns are considered a cure-all. Unfortunately, the same appears true of munitions in American foreign policy.

Shadee Ashtari

GOP Lawmakers Move To Block Food Stamps From Buying Pot Brownies | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

If a new bill proposed by House Republicans is any indication, drug warriors are finding it harder and harder to whip up moral outrage over marijuana ...

Congressional Hardliners vs. Obama on Iran

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Rather than respond positively to Rouhani's election, the U.S. House of Representatives -- just two days before his inauguration in August -- voted by an overwhelming 400-20 margin to impose punitive new sanctions on Iran.

Anti-Choice Politics Aren't a Cause; They're a Form of Fundraising Yield Management

Chris Kelly | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Kelly

He is neither a doctor, nor a teacher, nor a soldier, nor a farmer, nor an engineer nor a job creator. He has expertise in nothing. And yet he is the author of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act and cosponsor of the Life at Conception Act.

Controversial GOP Bill Actually Increases Spending

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

A Republican bill that passed the House of Representatives June 18 banning abortions after 20 weeks conflicts with another one of the party's prioriti...

GOP Congressman: I Oppose Abortion Because Male Fetuses Masturbate

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) said Monday that abortion should be banned as early as 15 weeks after conception because he has witnessed male fetuses ...

BOTH SIDES NOW: After 9/11, Is Obama's NSA Really a Version of Hoover's FBI?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Talk about 'Beyond Right & Left' -- when Franken-Rove clash with Scahill-Beck over the NSA program, knee-jerkers are confused. So Huffington & Matalin debate domestic snooping not by Hoover against protestors in the '60s but by Obama after 9/11 and Boston. Is Snowden an Ellsberg or Manning?

Friday Talking Points -- War On Women Continues Apace

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.

Trent Franks Fundraises In Wake Of Rape Remark

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Since Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) claimed earlier this week that it's incredibly rare for women to become pregnant from rape, he has been under fire f...

Marco Rubio On GOP Colleague's Rape Remarks: 'I Don't Know Who That Is'

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) waved off a reporter's question on Thursday about his Republican colleague's controversial rape comment by claiming simply t...

GOP Candidate Blasts 'Moron' Republican Over Rape Remarks

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez (R) criticized Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) for his remarks on rape and pregnancy, calling the congressman...

Laura Bassett

All-Male Panel Advances Controversial Abortion Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Republicans in the House Judiciary subcommittee voted on Tuesday to expand Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) proposed D.C. abortion bill to apply to the wh...

D.C. Anti-Abortion Bill Introduced In Congress...Again

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.29.2013 | DC

Those meddling kids in Congress are at it again. U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill last week to limit women's reproductive rights ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP's New Focus Is Not The Sequester | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Congress whiffing on the bid to stop sequestration's automatic deep spending cuts, House Republicans have turned their focus to the...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Hits 'Abortion President' For Gun Hypocrisy | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's impassioned State of the Union plea to pass gun laws in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massa...

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers May Dive Off Fiscal Cliff Before Reaching Deal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fewer Republicans are saying "no" to raising taxes on the rich. But it still may be after the nation starts sliding into the fiscal abys...

Laura Bassett

GOP Platform Endorses Dubious Fetal Pain Claim | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

The 2012 GOP platform features a bold new development in the party's position on abortion: an official endorsement of the medically unsupported claim ...

Jennifer Bendery

Steve King: Idea That Diversity Strengthens America Has 'Never Been Backed Up By Logic' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Thursday that diversity has never been America's strong suit, so lawmakers should pass his bill to make En...

Jennifer Bendery

House Rejects D.C. Abortion Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Tuesday failed to pass a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Washington, D.C. But they suc...