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Here's What One Member of Congress Says The Obama Administration Is Hiding About Its Trade Deals

Dana Liebelson | February 27, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A Democratic congressman sent a letter Tuesday that reveals how the Obama administration denied his requests to view closely held U.S. trade deals. Rep. Lloyd Doggett's (D-Texas) letter, sent to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman and obtained by The Huffington Post, provides insight into an ongoing transparency...

Jeb Bush Reaffirms He Does Not Support Marriage Equality

Amanda Terkel | February 27, 2015 | Politics
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) stood by his opposition to same-sex marriage Friday, despite some speculation in recent days that he may be warming to the idea of marriage equality. If Bush runs for president, some of his closest aides will be individuals who...

How One Superintendent Is Improving Her Community By Improving Her Schools

Rebecca Klein | February 27, 2015 | Black Voices
In just three years, Tiffany Anderson has helped turn around one of lowest performing school districts in Missouri. In 2010, failing test scores and low attendance rates put Jennings School District on the verge of losing its accreditation and at risk for being taken over by the...

Rand Paul Supporters Walk Out Of Jeb Bush Speech

Christina Wilkie | February 27, 2015 | Politics
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- A determined band of supporters of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) walked out on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Friday as he spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference. A few dozen Paul backers -- many of whom donned red "Stand With Rand" T-shirts --...

Our Condolences, Afghanistan

The Intercept | Benjamin Hart | February 27, 2015 | Politics
How much is a life worth? A decade of war in Afghanistan has left a legacy of death and destruction for the Afghan people, often at the hands of U.S. forces.

Kurdish Fighters Capture Tel Hamees, ISIS Stronghold In Syria

AP | Charlotte Alfred | February 27, 2015 | World
BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said. The victory marks...

Let These 'House Of Cards' Charts Remind You Why You're Binge-Watching So Hard

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | February 27, 2015 | Comedy
House of Cards is back!

Obama Mourns 'Star Trek' Icon Leonard Nimoy: 'I Loved Spock'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | February 27, 2015 | Politics
President Barack Obama mourned the death of actor Leonard Nimoy on Friday, praising the "Star Trek" icon for his commitment to the arts and sciences as well as his performance as the "cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed" Mr. Spock. Read Obama's full statement: Long before being nerdy was cool, there...

Rick Santorum Calls For Ground Troops To Fight Islamic State

AP | Amanda Terkel | February 27, 2015 | Politics
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is considering another presidential run, called for putting 10,000 U.S. troops on the ground to fight the growth of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. Speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee's convention in Maryland...

5 Things That Happened To Conan O'Brien When He Went To Cuba

Katla McGlynn | February 27, 2015 | Comedy
"Hey, who's paying for this?" asked Conan O'Brien as he entered an Italian restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, where about a dozen journalists were sitting in front of appetizers, waiting for him to arrive. The purpose of the luncheon was to hear, first-hand, how O'Brien became the first U.S....

Lawsuit Plaintiff Byron Allen: Comcast Uses 'Least Expensive Negro' Al Sharpton To 'Cover' Discrimination

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | February 27, 2015 | HuffPost Live 321
Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Al Sharpton were hit last week with a $20 billion lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against black-owned media companies. While Sharpton and Comcast have spoken out against the lawsuit, co-plaintiff Byron Allen stood by his allegations in a HuffPost Live conversation on...

States Prepare For Fallout Of Possible Obamacare Ruling

The Washington Post | Braden Goyette | February 27, 2015 | Politics
Officials in several Republican states that balked at participating in President Obama’s health-care initiative are now revisiting the issue, amid mounting panic over a possible Supreme Court decision that would revoke federal insurance subsidies for millions of Americans.

Protests Erupt Over UNC Board's Decision To Shutter Poverty Center

Samantha Lachman | February 27, 2015 | Politics
University of North Carolina students and faculty raucously protested the board of governors' vote Friday to disband a poverty-focused think-tank led by a critic of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and the GOP-controlled state legislature. Approximately two-dozen protesters disrupted the meeting to voice their disapproval of the board's decision to...

Kingsford Charcoal, Of All Brands, Burns The NCAA With Hilarious Novelty Bag

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | February 27, 2015 | Sports
“Lights 25% Faster, Doesn’t Burn Any Athletes.”

Rand Paul Slams Hillary Clinton, NSA Spying At Conservative Lovefest

Jennifer Bendery | February 27, 2015 | Politics
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was the guy that everyone wanted to hear speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and he didn't disappoint. In a speech Friday, Paul hit on all the issues that make a young libertarian salivate. He vowed to repeal "every last bit"...

CPAC Officially Goes Off The Rails With Phil Robertson's Rant On STDs, 'The Revenge Of The Hippies'

Mollie Reilly | February 27, 2015 | Politics
Phil Robertson is very concerned about the rate of sexually transmitted infections in America. Robertson, one of the stars of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" who was suspended from the show in 2013 after making anti-gay remarks, appeared Friday at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference to accept the...

LA Teachers, Union Leaders Rally Amid Stalled Talks

Rebecca Klein | February 27, 2015 | Politics
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dressed in red and raising signs into the air, thousands of teachers filled a downtown Los Angeles park on Thursday in demand of higher wages and smaller class sizes amid stalled contract negotiations. "Everybody in this country is watching this struggle," said Joshua Pechthalt, president of...

University Of Oregon Decides Not To Sue Rape Survivor

Tyler Kingkade | February 27, 2015 | College
The University of Oregon dropped a countersuit Thursday against a student who had reported being gang-raped by three of the school's basketball players and who subsequently sued UO for the way it handled her case. UO sparked outrage among students and faculty this month when it

Only 35 Percent Of Americans Still Think Bill O'Reilly Is Trustworthy

Catherine Taibi | February 27, 2015 | Media
The allegations building against Bill O'Reilly are apparently taking a harsh toll on his trustworthiness and favorability among Americans. Only 35 percent of Americans still find the Fox News host trustworthy, while 21 percent find him "very untrustworthy" and 16 percent find him "somewhat untrustworthy," according to a...

Child Poverty Would Be Almost Twice As High If Safety Net Programs Didn't Exist: Report

Robbie Couch | February 27, 2015 | Impact
Child poverty in the U.S. would be significantly worse if government assistance programs weren't in place, a new report suggests. A study released on Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an advocacy group for low-income kids, found that without government support programs -- like...
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