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John Celock

GOP Lawmaker: Stop 'Absurd' Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Some Republican state lawmakers are saying that the current federal government shutdown needs to end before it harms the country further. The shut...

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'Despised' Tea Party Candidate Faces Long Odds In Governor's Race

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

A controversial tea party favorite in Wyoming is pressing ahead with a 2014 Republican primary challenge against the state's popular governor despite ...

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Lawmakers Won't Be 'Intimidated' By Tea Party Favorite

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

A Wyoming legislative committee investigating the state's elected education boss is criticizing her for sending 165,000 files -- including pictures an...

Tea Party Favorite Accused Of Inappropriate Touching

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

The embattled boss of Wyoming's schools is being accused of touching and massaging male employees while leading a workplace with enough stress to send...

Tea Party Favorite Says She Was Targeted For Stopping Federal Plot

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

The head of Wyoming's schools is claiming that she's being targeted for trying to block a federal academic standards program in the state's school sys...

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Tea Party Favorite Accused Of Knife-Wielding Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

Cindy Hill, Wyoming's tea party-backed schools chief, threatened people with a knife, made workers cry and ran a hostile workplace, according to a new...

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Lawmakers Attempt To Block Christie's Move

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Committees in both houses of the New Jersey state legislature advanced a bill Monday that would require all of this year's general elections to be hel...

Tea Party Favorite Confuses Gov

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Wyoming's Republican governor and his tea party opponent in next year's primary are in a public flap over how many taxpayer-funded staffers the oppone...

Blow To Tea Party Darling

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

Cindy Hill, the demoted head of Wyoming's public schools, lost an attempt to reclaim her authority Wednesday. Hill, a Republican who sued to recla...

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New Study: Lawmaker Listening Could Benefit

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

New research suggests that when state legislators spend more time listening to their constituents, more marriage equality legislation is likely. A...

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GOP Gov Ignoring Tea Party Challenger

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wyoming's Republican governor, Matt Mead, insisted he's focused on his job and not on a tea party challenger to his re-election in the 2...

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Only State Without Human Trafficking Ban Will Finally Outlaw Practice

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) said Saturday he is planning to sign legislation that will make his state the last in the nation to ban human...

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Dem Gov. Blames Republican Failure To Legislate For Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) is placing blame for the looming sequester firmly at the feet of Republicans in Congress, saying legisl...

Ousted Tea Party Favorite Requests Big Money

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

A week after being stripped of her authority by the state legislature, elected Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill (R) is asking f...

Idaho Lawmaker Pushes Bill Requiring Students To Read 'Atlas Shrugged'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Idaho has introduced legislation that would require all high school students in the state to read an Ayn Rand novel that...

Republican Seeks To Stop Obama 'Tyranny'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in North Carolina is proposing an amendment to the state's constitution allowing residents to carry concealed weapons, in an eff...

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Ousted Tea Party Favorite In Wyoming Announces Big Move

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

Days after being stripped of her power and relegated to a largely ceremonial and advisory post, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hil...

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Fate Of Equality Measure 'Dubious'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

The fight to repeal Montana's so-called sodomy ban, which was declared unconstitutional, is facing a larger hurdle, prompting the bill's sponsor to de...

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Equality State Kills Equality Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Wyoming House of Representatives killed legislation Wednesday night that would have allowed domestic partnerships. In a ...

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Tea Party Favorite Dealt Huge Blow

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

The elected chief of Wyoming's education system, Cindy Hill, is vowing to fight after being stripped of her power and relegated to largely ceremonial ...

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Lawmakers Issue Split Decision On Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

A Wyoming legislative committee voted Monday to advance a bill to legalize domestic partnership in the state, while killing a bill to permit gay marri...

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Tea Party Favorite In Wyoming Faces Major Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

The Tea Party head of Wyoming's education system may be stripped of nearly all her authority and end up relegated to a number of minor roles if pendin...

Another State Proposes Questionable Ban On Bans

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

A newly elected Republican state legislator in Texas has proposed legislation making it illegal to enforce a federal gun ban in the state. State R...

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GOP Lawmaker: Let's Make Gun Control A Felony

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

A Republican state lawmaker in Wyoming has introduced legislation to prohibit enforcement of federal gun control measures that Vice President Joe Bide...

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Actress Urges Lawmakers To Stop Slavery

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino urged the nation's state legislators Thursday afternoon to pass new state-level laws to comba...