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Republicans Ready For December Shutdown As Boehner Exits

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress may currently look like a bit of a mess after coming to the cliff of a government shutdown and backing away, but December will...

Jennifer Bendery

House Debates War Authorization For 2 Hours -- Then Votes Against Dealing With It | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers determined to have a war authorization debate chalked up a win on Wednesday: they forced the House of Representatives to spend...

Zach Carter

Republican Nirvana: Congress Votes On Bill To Aid Wall Street Banks ... And The Koch Brothers | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will vote Wednesday on a bill to help Wall Street banks and the Koch Brothers avoid regulatory scrutiny for risky trad...

The Epic Descent Into a Money-Fueled Corruption Pit

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

While nine in ten Americans agree there's too much corporate money in politics, Doug Hughes alone decided to carry out a life-endangering mission to expose Washington's descent into a money-fueled corruption pit.

Jones Wins In North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) was re-elected to Congress Tuesday from North Carolina's 3rd District, defeating Democrat Marshall Adame. Jones faced a...

Howard Fineman

Congressman On Voting His Conscience: 'If You Can't Live With Yourself, You Can't Represent The People' | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Before the midterms' tidal wave of cynical bilge recedes, it's worth noting that there are still people in politics who risk it all...

Paul Blumenthal

Crowdpac Helps Small Donors Find A Perfect Match In Politics | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Combining a unique data set with a nonpartisan outlook, a new organization called Crowdpac hopes to break out of the pack of political c...

Zach Carter

House Votes To Audit The Fed... And Deregulate Wall Street | Zach Carter | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to audit the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, a broadly bipartisan call for financial ref...

Pro Football Hall Of Fame Welcomes Class Of 2014

AP | JOHN WAWROW | Posted 08.03.2014 | Sports

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Andre Reed delivered the emotion and managed to hook up for one more catch from Jim Kelly on the Pro Football Hall of Fame stage...

Before Unleashing Gaza-Like Airstrikes on Iraq, Congress Must Vote

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.12.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

In the early hours of Friday morning, Gaza's Ark - the boat preparing to sail from Gaza in defiance of the Israeli blockade on Palestinian exports - was hit by an Israeli missile and caught fire. When dawn broke Friday morning, little was left of the boat.

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...

NYT: Everybody Who's Anybody Wants to Bomb Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents in the country don't want the U.S. government to be running around the world, bombing other people's countries all the time, so the New York Times and its favored "critics" can go pound sand.

Paul Blumenthal

Wall Street, War Hawks Fund Challenger To Only Anti-War, Anti-Wall Street Republican | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wall Street billionaires, financial industry lobbyists and neoconservative hawks are throwing money behind a primary challenge to Rep. W...

Last Remaining Populist House Republican Faces K Street's Own Wolf Of Wall Street

Republic Report | Lee Fang | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who represents a wide swath of eastern North Carolina, might not strike you as a populist. But as a lawmaker, t...

Congressmen Have Questions In Jill Kelley Leak

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to...

Pass the Drone Strike Transparency Act

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, we all believe that government should be transparent and accountable, right? How should we decide where we stand on a controversial government policy? A crucial first step is to try to establish key facts in the public record.

Darrell Issa, Other Lawmakers Want Obama To Fire James Clapper For 'Lying To Congress'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and five other lawmakers wrote a letter to President Barack Obama lamenting "the continued role of James Clapper as Direc...

Paul Blumenthal

Start Of A Trend? Another Republican Endorses Campaign Finance Reform | 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...

Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan? Let Congress Vote!

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

If you care about democracy in Afghanistan, you should be happy for the Afghans. But if you also care about democracy in the United States, you should be a bit troubled.

What About Honoring our Own Local Nobel-Worthy Peace Laureates?

Matthew Albracht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matthew Albracht

In big and small ways, many thousands ARE working heroically right in our own cities here in the United States to help ameliorate violence, including the regions that are often called our own domestic "war zones."

Syria Is About People, Not Politics

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

There are massive numbers of human lives involved here, plus a real danger of war engulfing the region and spreading out with weapons of mass destruction present -- yet all we can talk about is politics?

This GOP Congressman Is Just Waiting To Impeach Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, an outspoken anti-war Republican, said Thursday that he was prepared to attempt to impeach President Barack Obama if...

Not Everyone In The GOP Wants To Cut Social Security

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

While the House GOP and conservative Democrats have been calling for Social Security spending to be reined in, a subset of Republicans has acknowledge...

Breaking Seven-Year Tradition, Bloggers Invite Republican To Conversation

Ryan Grim | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

For the first time in seven years, progressive activists who generally spend their energy targeting conservative Democrats reached out to a Republican...

GOP Congressman Slams Dick Cheney Over Iraq War

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), an outspoken critic of the war in Afghanistan, said at a conference Saturday that former Vice President Dick Cheney would ...