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Defense Department Cuts Could Hit Civilian Workforce

Jade Walker | July 22, 2013 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of civilian employees in the Defense Department could receive warnings about potential layoffs four days before the November election if impending spending cuts aren't averted, hitting presidential battleground states such as Virginia and Florida hard. The alerts would come in addition to any that major...

Majority Of Americans Would Vote For An Atheist For President (POLL)

Jahnabi Barooah | July 26, 2012 | Religion
(RNS) For the second time in less than a year, the Gallup poll reports that a majority of Americans would vote for an atheist for president. The latest survey, from June, found that 54 percent of those asked said they would vote a "well- qualified" atheist into the Oval Office...

Jennifer Carroll Apology: Florida's Lieutenant Governor Says Sorry For Lesbian Comments

Janie Campbell | September 25, 2012 | Miami
Twelve days after telling a reporter she couldn't have engaged in homosexual acts because she doesn't look like a lesbian, Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll issued an apology to Equality Florida director Nadine Smith. "I would like to take this opportunity to express...

Cory Booker Hints At Challenging Chris Christie

Mollie Reilly | July 26, 2012 | Politics
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is having the time of his life leading his city's urban revitalization, but it hasn't kept him from strongly considering a run at higher office once his term expires in 2014.

LA Marijuana Dispensaries That Will Stay Open After The Ban & How To Grow Weed At Home (MAP, VIDEO)

Kathleen Miles | July 30, 2012 | Los Angeles
Has LA's new marijuana dispensary ban killed your buzz? Don't worry, we have your need for weed covered. Because Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to sign the storefront ban, the total closure of roughly 900 pot shops across LA seems imminent. However, the city council is...

Lackland Air Force Base Sex Scandal: More Under Investigation In Widening Controversy

Mollie Reilly | July 26, 2012 | Politics
SAN ANTONIO -- The number of instructors at a Texas Air Force base under investigation in a widening sex scandal has increased from 12 to 15 and the number of alleged victims has also gone up by seven to 38, officials said Thursday. Officials declined to identify the three new...

Joe Arpaio Racial Profiling Trial: Deputy Says He Risked Life For Immigrant

Reuters | September 25, 2012 | Politics
By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX, July 26 (Reuters) - A deputy from a controversial Arizona sheriff's office fought off accusations of racial profiling by telling a court on Thursday that he had gone as far as risking his life to rescue a Hispanic undocumented immigrant from kidnappers. Carlos Rangel told a...

Nancy Pelosi Escalates Call For Citizens United Constitutional Amendment

Patrick Svitek | July 27, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) laid out the stakes of November's elections to hundreds of young voters Thursday, amping up her push for a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United decision. Speaking at the Campus Progress national conference, the top House Democrat called for "citizen-funded elections" rooted...

Michael Bloomberg Takes On NRA's Influence Over Politicians

Mollie Reilly | July 26, 2012 | Politics
It has been a week since the massacre in Aurora, Colorado. The two major U.S. presidential candidates spent the past week avoiding the subject of whether anything should be done to prevent such shootings from recurring.

Mitt Romney Olympics Gaffe 'Insulted Everybody,' Harry Reid Says (EXCLUSIVE)

Sam Stein | July 27, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney embarrassed the United States, and himself, by going to London and insulting the British in advance of the Olympics, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday evening. "It's not good for us as a country -- it's not good for him -- but as...

Bill Stouffer, Missouri Candidate, Reveals More Billboard Aid

John Celock | July 26, 2012 | Politics
A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state is reporting an additional $45,000 in free advertising, part of a state billboard industry-backed campaign to support a candidate who has pushed billboard-friendly legislation in the Missouri Senate. On Wednesday, state Sen. Bill Stouffer (R-Napton) filed a...

Mitt Romney's London Olympics Gaffe Sparks Outpouring Of Reaction (SLIDESHOW)

Mollie Reilly | July 26, 2012 | Politics
Mitt Romney's first trip abroad as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee got off to a rough start when he offended his British hosts by questioning London's preparation for the Olympics. "The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration...

Karen Handel, Former Susan G. Komen Executive, Tapped To Co-Chair GOP Women's Group

John Celock | July 27, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A Republican campaign group has tapped the architect of the Susan G. Komen Foundation's policy to cut cancer screening funding to Planned Parenthood. Karen Handel, former Komen senior vice president for public affairs, will co-chair an effort to elect more Republican women to state legislatures around the country....

Chick-Fil-A Manager On Reddit: Boycotting Fast Food Chain 'Hurts A Lot Of People'

Khadeeja Safdar | August 1, 2012 | Business
Not everyone who works at Chick-fil-A is against gay marriage. And the company's stance on the issue may end up harming workers who support the cause. The calls to boycott Chick-fil-A in response to the anti-gay marriage remarks of the company's president will hurt a lot of...

ALEC Dumped By GM, Walgreen

Trymaine Lee | July 26, 2012 | Black Voices
The list of major corporations severing ties with right-wing public policy group American Legislative Exchange Council continues to grow with Thursday's announcement that General Motors and Walgreen Co. have dropped their memberships, according to reports. ALEC, which engineered or supported controversial “stand your ground" gun laws and sweeping...

David Dewhurst, Texas Senate Candidate, Leans On GOP Establishment In Runoff

Mollie Reilly | September 25, 2012 | Politics
AUSTIN, Texas — As tea party superstars smelling an upset close ranks around conservative insurgent candidate Ted Cruz, traditional Republican favorite David Dewhurst is leaning on his party's old guard. The Texas lieutenant governor is hoping to regain the air of inevitability that once made him look like a slam-dunk...

HUFFPOST HILL - 'There's A Guy Called Mitt Romney'

Arthur Delaney | July 26, 2012 | Politics
Mitt Romney put his Anglo-Saxon heritage to good use today, winning gold in the Olympic Gaffe-athon. Louie Gohmert took to the House floor to tell reporters to stop writing about his Muslim Brotherhood letters, prompting a fresh round of stories about Louie Gohmert's Muslim Brotherhood letters. And Rafalca -- man,...

Antonin Scalia: Supreme Court Disagreements Not Personal

Nick Wing | September 25, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is downplaying reports of discord among the justices following last month's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Scalia said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that he and his colleagues disagree over cases all the time "without...

Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches Become Political Symbol

Elyse Siegel | July 27, 2012 | Politics
ATLANTA -- All of a sudden, biting into a fried chicken sandwich has become a political statement. Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain known for putting faith ahead of profits by closing on Sundays, is standing firm in its opposition to gay marriage after touching off a furor earlier this month.

DEA Synthetic Drugs Crackdown Leads To Huge Seizures

Nick Wing | September 25, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The Drug Enforcement Administration seized more than $36 million in cash and arrested 91 people in a nationwide crackdown against manufacturers, distributors and vendors of synthetic designer drugs. The DEA administrator, Michele Leonhart, said Thursday agents in 31 states also seized 4.9 million packets of synthetic marijuana, material...
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