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'This Is Not Prostitution -- This Is Child Rape.'

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Malika Saada Saar

As a human rights movement, the anti-trafficking movement must urge for laws, policies, and practices that hold both the trafficker and the buyer accountable for their crimes.

Frank Weighs In On 'Stupid' Problems

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said he's more than ready to retire and looking forward to not dealing with "stupid" problems in Washington. “After 4...

Senate Overwhelmingly Backs New Defense Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Barack Obama a $633 billion defense bill for next year that would tighten penalties on Iran to thwart its n...

Major Fail Weakens GOP Hand

Daily Beast | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

Speaker John Boehner’s failure to cobble together enough conservative votes to pass his Plan B is not just bad news for Boehner. It is bad news for ...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Bombs-Not-Bread Bill To Spare Military, Cut Food Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday passed its plan to spare the military's growing budget from mandatory cuts, instead slashing Medicaid, benefits fo...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Moves Towards Ending Congressional Insider Trading, Warning Of 'Thidwick's Antlers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate advanced a bill Monday that aims to curb potential insider trading by Congress. The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledg...

John Boehner: Debt Deal Will Include New Tax Revenues

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that any bipartisan agreement reached by the congressional deficit-reduction supercommittee wil...

Report Pokes Holes In Republican Tax Plan

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It will be hard for Republicans to attain their goal of lowering the top corporate tax rate to 25 percent if they want to pay for it sol...

Obama Flying Solo To Give Businesses A Boost

AP | By BEN FELLER | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pushing a campaign to act without Congress, President Barack Obama moved unilaterally Friday to boost private business. He signed execu...

Some Congressional Hearts Are in the Right Place; But Homeless Kids Will Still Suffer

Pat LaMarche | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Recent congressional budget impasses have prompted folks from all across the country to organize in front of the capital's largest homeless shelter.

Sam Stein

Tea Party Freshman: GOP Leadership Hasn't Yet Figured Us Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The past few days have been a bit of a challenge, if not an embarrassment, for Republican House leadership as votes on seemingly-destine...

Dems Face 'Serious Brain Drain'

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For many top Democratic communicators this year, it was time to pursue other career options -- ones that don't revolve around a 24-hour news cycle. ...

Freshmen Politicians Arriving With Questions

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Where to live? Whom to hire? What's a voting card – and where are the bathrooms? More than 100 members of Congress arrive in ...