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Mitt Romney Outsourcing: GOP Candidate Invested Millions In Chinese Firm That Profited By Sending U.S. Jobs Overseas

Jade Walker | July 11, 2012 | Politics
Last month, Mitt Romney's campaign got into a dustup with the Washington Post after the newspaper reported that Bain Capital, the private equity firm the GOP presidential candidate founded, invested in several US companies that outsourced jobs to China and India. The campaign indignantly demanded a retraction, claiming that these...

Republicans' Obamacare Stance Is 'Height Of Hypocrisy,' House Democrats Say

Amanda Terkel | July 12, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Dozens of the House Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday have young adult children who are eligible to stay on their parents' health insurance, thanks to a provision contained in that very same law. A handful of them are...

Health Care Law Repeal Efforts By House GOP Cost Nearly $50 Million: CBS Report

Mollie Reilly | July 12, 2012 | Politics
While Republicans lambast the cost of implementing health care reform, a new report shows that their efforts to repeal the law have come at a major cost to taxpayers -- to the tune of nearly $50 million. The House of Representatives again voted to repeal President Obama's signature health care...

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Threatened By Inmate Samuel Matta For Deporting Family

Michael McLaughlin | September 10, 2012 | Latino Voices
By David Schwartz PHOENIX, July 11 (Reuters) - An inmate has been indicted for allegedly plotting to kill a hard-line Arizona sheriff to hold him "personally accountable" for deporting his family members to Mexico, sheriff's officials said on Wednesday. Samuel Matta, 29, was served with the indictment in prison on...

Southern Poverty Law Center Tells Eugene Delgaudio To Stop Using Couple's Engagement Photo In Anti-Gay Mailers

Arin Greenwood | July 11, 2012 | DC
WASHINGTON -- The Southern Poverty Law Center is demanding that a Virginia Republican "immediately cease and desist" his use of a gay couple's engagement photo in anti-gay materials in Colorado. The Republican official is Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio of Sterling, president of the right-wing,...

Harborside Health Center Targeted: Feds Go After 'Largest Pot Shop On The Planet' (PHOTOS)

Carly Schwartz | September 10, 2012 | San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- An Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that has been billed as the largest pot shop on the planet has been targeted for closure by federal prosecutors in Northern California, suggesting that a crackdown on the state's medical marijuana industry remains well under way. U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag has...

Obama Tax Cuts Fail To Get Senate Vote After Republicans Balk

Michael McAuliff | July 11, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The partisan wrestling on tax issues took an odd turn in the Senate Wednesday as Republicans objected to a vote on President Barack Obama's plan for a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for people earning less than $250,000. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had challenged Democrats...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Mood Disorder: Physician Confirms Congressman's Medical Condition

Joseph Erbentraut | September 10, 2012 | Chicago
CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is under intensive medical treatment for a "mood disorder," his office said in a brief statement Wednesday, more than a month after the Chicago Democrat quietly went on a medical leave of absence. No details about where Jackson is being treated were included...

Gavin Newsom Song Will Change The Way You Think About Newsom, Music And Enjoying Things (NSFW)

Aaron Sankin | August 16, 2012 | San Francisco
Isn't it about time someone wrote a song about Gavin Newsom? The former San Francisco mayor, current California Lt. Governor and Current TV talk show host has always attracted an outsize amount of attention. But up until now, most of that attention has either come from media gadflies...

HUFFPOST FUNDRACE -- Obama Still Ahead

Paul Blumenthal | July 11, 2012 | Politics
According to a report from the Sunlight Foundation, Mitt Romney will need to outraise President Barack Obama by $158 million over the next four months if he wants to take the lead in overall fundraising. This punctures a bit of the new narrative of Romney having passed Obama in fundraising....

Mitt Romney NAACP Speech Shows He Failed To Learn Father's Civil Rights Lessons, Black Caucus Says

Michael McAuliff | July 12, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Prominent members of the Congressional Black Caucus gave Mitt Romney points for speaking to the NAACP Wednesday -- but said he clearly didn't learn whatever lessons his father taught him about civil rights and the right to vote. Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, addressed the venerable civil...

Yonathan Melaku, Ex-Marine Who Fired Shots At Pentagon, Claims Mental Illness

Arin Greenwood | July 11, 2012 | DC
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Lawyers for an ex-Marine from Virginia facing 25 years in prison for firing shots at the Pentagon, the Marine Corps museum in Quantico and other buildings say their client is mentally ill. Yonathan Melaku of Alexandria pleaded guilty earlier this year to a series of overnight shootings...

Radio Hosts' Racially Charged Remarks Against Asian-American Candidate Stir National Controversy

Patrick Svitek | July 12, 2012 | Politics
A congressional race in upstate New York is drawing some national attention after conservative talk show hosts made racially tinged remarks about an Asian-American candidate. House contenders Nate Shinagawa, a Democrat, and incumbent Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) are steering clear of wading into the ballooning controversy, which was...

Joe Biden Sex Joke: Vice President Quips About Parents' Sex Life (VIDEO)

Paige Lavender | July 11, 2012 | Politics
Joe Biden caused a stir Tuesday when he made a subtle sex joke about growing up with "thin walls" in his parents' home. Biden cracked the joke while speaking at an annual conference for the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group in Las Vegas. While sharing stories...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Alcohol Addiction? Congressman's Office Denies Report Of Arizona Facility Treatment

Joseph Erbentraut | July 11, 2012 | Chicago
Updated story Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is being treated for a mood disorder, according to a statement released by his office. From Jackson's doctor, via CNN: "The Congressman is receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder. He is responding positively...

HUFFPOST HILL - If At First You Don't Repeal...

Eliot Nelson | September 10, 2012 | Politics
Mitt Romney's speech to the NAACP was so cringe-inducing it's possible it was a bit for Betty White's "Off Their Rockers." Romney's campaign demanded that a production company called "Snob" conceal its name during an event, meaning Car Elevator Political Sign Co. probably won't get all that free publicity it...

Politics Of Social Sites: Where Obama, Romney Supporters Hang Out Online

Dino Grandoni | July 12, 2012 | Technology
While it’s certainly no exact science, hidden in our online data are oodles of information about politics. Want to know the outcome of an election? Google might be able to tell you. Curious which candidate is most popular? Twitter can now offer up an answer. ...

Sheldon Lisbon, Florida State House Candidate, Calls Anti-Defamation League 'Despicable Organization'

Patrick Svitek | July 11, 2012 | Politics
A Florida state House candidate on Wednesday called the Anti-Defamation League a "despicable organization" after the civil rights agency criticized an email he sent to supporters claiming a vote for him is “a vote for the Jewish community.” Last month, Surfside City Commissioner Sheldon Lisbon, a Democrat and himself Jewish,...

North Dakota 2.0: USDA Rural Development Releases Report Outlining Vision For State

John Celock | July 11, 2012 | Politics
The federal government's rural development agency released a report Wednesday outlining a series of recommendations for North Dakota in the wake of the state's oil boom and economic growth. The report was the culmination of a listening tour launched by federal rural development officials last year across North Dakota...

Romney NAACP Speech Was 'Optics,' Democrats Say

Gene Demby | July 11, 2012 | Black Voices
Mitt Romney's address to the NAACP was a mixed bag of audience reactions. There was applause when the presumptive Republican nominee said he would reform education and defend "traditional marriage," even though the civil rights organization issued a resolution last month in support of marriage equality. At various points, Romney's...
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