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The Congressional Blacklist

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.

Stop Locking Up People With Mental Illnesses

Linda Rosenberg | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Linda Rosenberg

It's no secret that our nation's jails and prisons house individuals charged with or convicted of crimes. What most Americans don't know is that more Americans with a mental illness or addiction reside in jail and prison than in health care institutions.

Ladies In The Legislature: Michigan's Women Leaders

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.30.2012 | Detroit

As Women's History Month winds to a close, HuffPost Detroit takes a moment to honor the women leaders who are toiling away for the good of Michigan an...

House Republicans Drive More Nails Into Livestock Rule Coffin

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Wenonah Hauter

While the big news among food activists has been the unsettling possibility that a secret farm bill could be snuck into the super committee's recommendations and passed with no public input, Republicans have furtively dealt a crippling blow to family farmers and consumers.

Bring It On: New Mobile Clinic Set to Provide Free Health Care to Detroit's Kids

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

In April 2009, Children's Health Fund (CHF) and its supporters, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and signer/songwriter Paul Simon, kicked off the Kids Can't ...

The White House Answers My Question About 99ers (Video)

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Ritz

The 99ers are talented and good American citizens who would do anything to work and apply for everything that comes along -- mostly to no avail.

Science Says Asian Carp Are a Serious Threat to the Great Lakes

Sen. Debbie Stabenow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Scientists call Asian carp the "greatest immediate threat to the Great Lakes." We have an obligation to listen to the facts and act with urgency to do everything in our power to stop this grave threat to our Great Lakes ecosystem.

Much Needed Currency Reform Bill Is Only a Small First Step Towards Dealing with China

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

America should impose an across-the-board tariff on Chinese goods sufficient to offset not only the effects of currency manipulation, but also all the other tricks Beijing has pulled in the past and will continue trying to pull in the future.

Asian Carp Now Spawning in Indiana and Threaten Lake Erie: Fish and Fatalism Flourish

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Those Asian carp are certainly determined and energetic. Every time it seems like we might be getting them bottled up and rebuff their efforts to enter the Great Lakes, they pop up somewhere else.

"Game Changing" Carp Capture Spurs Leadership

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Sen. Dick Durbin spoke in Chicago on Friday afternoon to address the ongoing Asian carp issue, stating that the capture of a live Asian Carp beyond all locks and barriers to Lake Michigan is a "wake up alarm."

A Domestic Proposal: No More Babies

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Gregory

Senator Jon Kyl made headlines recently by proposing that maternity care shouldn't be covered by health insurance because he didn't need it. When Se...

You Weren't Elected to Congress to Bargain Our Rights Away and Make Deals

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

A memo to the Democratic women members of the House and Senate: You weren't elected to Congress to become a "player," to go to fancy parties, and to deal away our constitutional rights.

In Reversal, Insurance Plan Will Cover Boy's Prosthetic Arm

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

[This story was updated Dec. 4, 2009. See editor's note below.] A Michigan health insurance plan will make a one-time exception and cover a $30,000...

Could Barack Obama Make a David Paterson Move in Michigan?

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

In New York, Paterson is down 17 points in general election polling and a whopping 46 percent in a primary. Could it really be that bad for John Cherry in Michigan? Actually, yes.

The Wyden - Bennett Healthy Americans Act: Why Not Just Say Yes?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

What exactly does the HAA accomplish that could possibly attract such broad, bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate? Universal health insurance coverage and immediate deficit neutrality in the first two years.

Scott O'Malia: Obama Appoints Ex-Lobbyist For Enron-Like Company To Top Regulator Position

Mother Jones | David Corn and Daniel Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During his confirmation hearing last year, Scott O'Malia, a Republican Senate aide nominated to be a commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Com...

10 Senate Dems Send Obama Warning Letter about Climate Bill

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A group of 10 moderate Democrats sent a letter to President Obama on Thursday saying that they will not support any domestic climate change bill that ...

Lots of Smoke, Little Fire

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shawn Healy

Our elected officials have decided to put national health care and cap and trade legislation on hold to diminish the 45 words of the First Amendment via a flag desecration amendment.

We Almost Lost Detroit: Round Two

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Rose

Michigan may become one of the early adopters of a new round of nuclear power plants, a move some say is not only dangerous but economically foolhardy.

The Geography of Climate Politics

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

When it comes to the geography of climate politics, it doesn't break down along the much-ballyhooed "red state/blue state" divide.

Jason Linkins

Debbie Stabenow Gets It Right On Iran | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iran's missile launch has helped to renew a focus on foreign policy in the Presidential campaign diminished by economic issues. As a result, the comp...

Senator Debbie Stabenow's Husband Admits To Sex With Alleged Prostitute Alycia Martin

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATES BELOW*** AP reports: The husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow told police he paid a prostitute $150 for sex at a hotel, according to a po...

Alycia Martin: Alleged Prostitute Connected To Debbie Stabenow's Husband

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following revelations that Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow's husband, Thomas Athans, told police he had paid $150 for sex with a prostitute, the AP r...