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Top House Republicans Caught Off Guard As Tea Party Flexes Muscle

AP   |  CHARLES BABINGTON and LAURIE KELLMAN   |   February 9, 2011

WASHINGTON — The clout of tea party advocates and other hard-line conservatives in Congress has caught top Republicans by surprise, raising questions about whether GOP...

HUFFPOST HILL - Rep. Chris Lee Steps Down

  |   May 25, 2011

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Rep. Chris Lee has resigned, squashing our theory that he was just on Craigslist to sell the painting in his shirtless torso pic (maybe he...

Chris Lee Resigns After Craigslist Photos Come To Light (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) announced early Wednesday evening that he will resign his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Buffalo-based station YNN relays a...
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Late Returns: Jump Or Get Pushed, Mike Huckabee

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

Does anyone actually want to jump into the race for the GOP presidential nomination? Mike Huckabee, do you want to get into this thing? Because...
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Obama To Cut Energy Assistance For Poor; Kerry Urges Him To Reconsider

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Reports that President Barack Obama's upcoming budget will propose steep cuts in the government's energy assistance fund for low-income Americans ricocheted quickly on...
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HuffPost Meetups: Homeowners Across The Country Talk Underwater Mortgages

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Lucia Graves   |   October 25, 2012

WASHINGTON -- In cities and towns across the country on Tuesday evening, underwater homeowners gathered at bars, restaurants and coffee shops to help each other...

NM-2012 President: 53% Obama (D), 37% Romney (R) (PPP 2/4-6)

  |   May 25, 2011

Public Policy Polling (D) 2/4-6/11; 545 likely voters, 4.2% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release New Mexico 2012 President 56% Obama (D), 35%...

Obama Budget Proposal To Cut Energy Assistance For The Poor

The National Journal   |  Marc Ambinder   |   May 25, 2011

President Obama's proposed 2012 budget will cut several billion dollars from the government's energy assistance fund for poor people, officials briefed on the subject told...

Chris Lee Craigslist Scandal? Gawker Reports GOP Congressman Sent Shirtless Pictures To Woman

  |   May 25, 2011

UPDATE: Congressman Chris Lee resigned shortly after subject matter discussed in the following post came to light. Questions are swirling Wednesday about whether Rep. Chris...

Georgia Lawmaker Equates Gays With Criminals, 'Unrepentant' Drug Dealers

The Huffington Post   |  Nick Wing   |   May 25, 2011

Bobby Franklin, a Republican state representative from Georgia, said this week that letting gays serve openly in the military was the "same thing" as allowing...

Michele Bachmann & Tim Pawlenty — Two Minnesotans Too Many For 2012 Presidential Race?

AP   |  BRIAN BAKST   |   February 9, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann spent the past decade mostly staying out of each other's way, two Minnesotans taking very different...
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Tea Party To Launch New Magazine At CPAC

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

Guess who's coming to save print media? The Tea Party, that's who! Next week at CPAC, attendees will have an opportunity to sample the inaugural issue of Tea Party Review.
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Bob Filner: JPMorgan Responsible For 'Homicide' Of Soldiers

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Ryan Grim   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- A leading House Democrat said on Wednesday that executives at JPMorgan Chase are responsible for the deaths of soldiers who take their own...
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Is It Too Soon To Start Speculating About A Potential Bristol Palin Candidacy?

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

The answer is: evidently not: So, whoever is going to end up running the 2032 Speculatron has THAT to look forward to. (I plan to...

David Keene, CPAC Organizer, Steps Down On Eve Of Conference

  |   May 25, 2011

David Keene stepped down as Chairman of the American Conservative Union on Wednesday after holding the post since 1984. News of Keene's departure comes on...

House Republicans Propose $1.9 Billion Cut To EPA

AP   |  DINA CAPPIELLO   |   February 9, 2011

WASHINGTON — Vowing to curb the authority and the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency, congressional Republicans are attacking the agency to a degree not...

Keith Olbermann Wooed To Current TV By Al Gore: THR

The Huffington Post   |  Jack Mirkinson   |   May 25, 2011

Al Gore personally asked Keith Olbermann to come to Current TV less than 24 hours after he left MSNBC, the former vice president told the...
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'Forcible Rape' Language Remains In Bill To Restrict Abortion Funding

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Amanda Terkel   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- After significant public blowback, House Republicans last week promised to drop a controversial provision in their high-priority No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act...
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Virginia: The Second Civil War

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Howard Fineman   |   May 25, 2011

The Civil War was mostly about Virginia: whoever controlled it would win the war. The presidential election of 2012 is shaping up the same way. In a stunning reversal of recent history, Barack Obama won Virginia, and with an equally stunning 53 percent of the vote. Now the issue is whether he can do it again. There is no more important strategic question.

Sarah Palin Birthday: SarahPAC Seeks Cash For 'Special Surprise'

AP   |  BECKY BOHRER   |   May 25, 2011

Sarah Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC, is seeking donations to help give the former Alaska governor a "special surprise" for her birthday. According to the...
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An Insider's Guide To 'How The Presidential Primary Process Actually Works'

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

Are you interested in how your presidential primary sausage comes to be encased for your consumption? Our own Mark Blumenthal passes along this Feb. 3...
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White House Reporters Must Know Whether America's Existence Remains Threatened By Obama's Smoking Habit

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

Perhaps you didn't know this, because your finely-tuned ability to discern between news of actual importance and a steaming pile of sweaty obsession is still...
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99ers Go To Washington: 'We're Just Trying To Let Them See That We're Real Live Human Beings'

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Arthur Delaney   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- A dozen jobless U.S. workers carpooled to the nation's capital on Wednesday to show their support for a Democratic bill that would provide...

Gabrielle Giffords Speaking 'More And More'

AP   |  AMANDA LEE MYERS   |   February 9, 2011

PHOENIX — A spokesman for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says the congresswoman is speaking "more and more," the first confirmation that she is able to talk...

Fort Wayne Likely To Snub Popular Mayor Over Suggestive Name

The Huffington Post   |  Nick Wing   |   May 25, 2011

A popular former mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind., is looking likely to get passed over by a selection committee charged with commemorating a new government...
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The Government's Case Against Julian Assange Is Falling Apart

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

The more you shine sunlight on this matter, the more the case that Assange induced Pfc. Bradley Manning to provide WikiLeaks with classified information, or otherwise assisted in the procurement of same, falls apart.

Chicago-2011 Mayor: 54% Emanuel, 14% Chico, 3% del Valle, 6% Braun (ABC7/Richard Day 2/3-7)

  |   May 25, 2011

Richard Day Research for ABC7 2/3-7/11; 600 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews ABC7 story Chicago 2011 Mayor 54% Emanuel 14%...

Ken Cuccinelli Asks Supreme Court To Consider Virginia Health Care Reform Lawsuit

AP   |   February 9, 2011

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia's attorney general has formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider his challenge of a key portion of the Obama administration's...

Allen West CPAC Keynote Speaker For 2011

  |   May 25, 2011

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) will deliver the keynote address at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, according to a tweet from the congressman himself on...

US-Obama Approval: 51% Approve, 46% Disapprove (Ipsos/Reuters 2/4-7)

  |   May 25, 2011

Ipsos/Reuters 2/4-7/11; 1,112 adults, 3.1% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Ipsos release, Reuters story National State of the Country 38% Right Direction, 57%...

U.S. Special Operations Forces Show Signs Of Fraying After 10 Years In Iraq, Afghanistan

AP   |  LOLITA C. BALDOR   |   February 8, 2011

WASHINGTON — The elite troops of U.S. special operations forces are showing signs of fraying after nearly 10 years at war in Iraq and Afghanistan,...

Climate Skeptics Unpersuaded By Extra-Warm 2010

  |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters/Deborah Zabarenko) - Remember 2010? U.S. and international scientists reckon it tied for the warmest year on record, supporting findings of unequivocal global...

Jim Webb To Retire From Senate

AP   |  MICHAEL FELBERBAUM and BEN EVANS   |   February 9, 2011

RICHMOND, Va. — Freshman Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia announced Wednesday he will retire when his term ends next year, deepening the challenge to...

First Lady To Visit Atlanta For Anti-Obesity Campaign

AP/The Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

ATLANTA — First lady Michelle Obama took her 1-year-old campaign against childhood obesity to the South on Wednesday, munching on blueberries with youngsters at an...

NJ-Christie Approval: 47% Approve, 40% Disapprove (Monmouth/Gannett 2/2-7)

  |   May 25, 2011

Monmouth University / Gannett 2/2-7/11; 801 adults, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Monmouth release New Jersey Job Approval / Disapproval 47% Approve,...

Rahm Emanuel Takes Majority As Carol Moseley Braun Implodes: New Poll

  |   May 25, 2011

The implosion of Carol Moseley Braun's candidacy for Chicago mayor is complete, if a new poll is to be believed, and the apparent benefactor is...

NJ-Christie Approval: 52% Approve, 40% Disapprove (Quinnipiac 2/3-7)

  |   May 25, 2011

Quinnipiac 2/3-7/11; 1,347 registered voters, 2.7% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Quinnipiac release New Jersey Job Approval / Disapproval Gov. Christie: 52 /...
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'The Watchdog': War On Regulation Just A 'Charm Offensive'?

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Marcus Baram   |   May 25, 2011

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday...

Steve King Anti-Abortion Argument Focuses On 'Dismemberment' (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a new step Tuesday in his campaign to limit abortion access, asking a witness testifying at a House hearing on...

New Clean Air Rules Could Create 1.5 Million Jobs: Report

  |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Looming U.S. rules that power utilities face on air pollution could create nearly 1.5 million jobs over the next five years,...

US-Obama Approval: 46% Approve, 53% Disapprove (Zogby 2/3-8)

  |   May 25, 2011

Zogby 2/3-8/11; 10,018 likely voters, 1% margin of error Mode: Internet Zogby release National Obama Job Approval 46% Approve, 53% Disapprove (chart) State of the...

Rick Santorum 2012 Campaign In The Works?

AP   |  ANDREW MIGA   |   February 9, 2011

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Rick Santorum's crushing 18-point loss in his 2006 re-election bid in Pennsylvania seems an unlikely launching pad for a White House...

Tea Party Town Hall Brings Out Big Conservative Names

AP   |  LAURIE KELLMAN   |   February 8, 2011

WASHINGTON — Sen. Orrin Hatch doesn't want to follow his fellow Utah Republican Bob Bennett out of the Senate with the tea party hot on...

Michelle Obama: President Doesn't Dye His Hair

AP   |   February 9, 2011

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says the president doesn't use hair coloring, and that "it's too late" to do anything about the touches of gray in...

Obama Has Stopped Smoking, But Will It Last?

AP   |  DARLENE SUPERVILLE   |   February 9, 2011

WASHINGTON — A large majority of smokers who try to kick the habit are back puffing away within six months, so President Barack Obama is...

Donald Rumsfeld Memoir: Book Suggests Few Regrets From Wartime Leader

AP   |  ROBERT BURNS   |   February 9, 2011

WASHINGTON — It would be an exaggeration to say that in his hefty memoir Donald H. Rumsfeld admits to no mistakes during his years as...

Rick Santorum: Sarah Palin May Be Skipping CPAC Due To Lack Of 'Financial Benefits'

The Huffington Post   |  Nick Wing   |   May 25, 2011

Former Pennsylvania Sen. and possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum provided a questionable analysis of Sarah Palin's decision not to attend the annual Conservative...
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2012: Enter The Speculatron

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

"It's a circus. You guys are part of the circus...This is stuff they talk about. They'll talk about somebody else next week. I'm here to...

At CIA, Grave Mistakes Led To Promotions

AP   |  ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO   |   February 9, 2011

WASHINGTON — In December 2003, security forces boarded a bus in Macedonia and snatched a German citizen named Khaled el-Masri. For the next five months,...

White House Plans Phase-Out Of Fannie, Freddie

wsj.com   |  NICK TIMIRAOS   |   May 25, 2011

U.S. Military Says 2010 Violence In Iraq At Lowest Level Of War

McClatchy   |  Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor | Christian Science Monitor   |   May 25, 2011

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