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Friday Talking Points -- Past, Present and Future

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forty years ago today, President Nixon addressed the nation to announce he would be resigning the next day -- the only time in US history this has happened. Today, President Obama announced the US will be dropping bombs on Iraq once again. That's a pretty heavy-duty amount of the past to contemplate, in one week.

Zach Carter

House Republicans Finally Surrender To ACORN

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After voting 13 times to block funding to an anti-poverty organization that does not exist, House Republicans appear to be throwing in t...

Zach Carter

New Spending Bill Defunds ACORN, Even Though It Doesn't Exist Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The massive new appropriations bill unveiled Monday night includes four provisions that block funding to the Association of Community Organizations fo...

I Love Acorns!

Marisa Churchill | Posted 12.09.2013 | Taste
Marisa Churchill

Since ancient times, acorns and oak trees have been revered. In Greek culture the tree was considered to be sacred. According to Norse Mythology, Th...

11 Imaginary Republican Enemies That Could Give Bigfoot A Run For Its Money

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

There is no hard evidence that Bigfoot exists, but that hasn't kept cable television networks from feeding the American public shows happy to pretend it does.

Farah Mohamed

Here's One Way To Fight The Ruling Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In times of economic weakness, the ruling class has tended to pit domestic workers against immigrants, warning the former that wages are...

GOP Senator Makes ACORN-Obamacare Connection

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Wednesday that former members of the organization ACORN were hired as Obamacare navigators, or people tasked with help...

Rework, Reuse, Recycle: Four Waste Management Solutions That Are Making a Difference

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Rapid economic and population growth has created extreme solid waste accumulation, overwhelming cities' ability to deal with sustainable waste management. The following approaches describe four solutions.

Zach Carter

House GOP Keeps Defunding Group That's Been Gone For 3 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House GOP leaders abruptly shelved a bill to fund standard federal transportation and housing programs last Wednesday, one of the l...

Zach Carter

House GOP Digs ACORN's Grave Deeper

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House GOP quietly blocked funding for ACORN last week, even though the anti-poverty organization has long since been both defunded a...

The Best Quotes From Yoko Ono's New Book

Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts

Yoko Ono, "the world's most famous unknown artist," is not so unknown anymore. At 80 years old, the avant-garde icon has solidified a reputation as an...

Zach Carter

House GOP Stomps Again On ACORN's Grave

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are scheduled to vote on two separate budget bills this week, each of which would reject funding for the poverty activ...

The Latest Lie: IRS Targeted Conservatives

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Dave Johnson

This story that is being repeated and treated as "true" is just not what happened at all. It is one more right-wing victimization fable, repeated endlessly until the public has no choice except to believe it.

10 Examples of Bush and the Republicans Using Government Power to Target Critics

Bob Cesca | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The congressional Republicans are outraged by the IRS story, but they haven't been able to scramble to the floor of the House quickly enough to target left-leaning groups.

O'Keefe Agrees To Pony Up To ACORN Employee He Got Fired

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe agreed on Thursday to shell out $100,000 to former ACORN employee Juan Carlos Vera to settle a longstanding law...

Zach Carter

Republicans Cut Defunct Agency (Again) In New Budget Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new short-term budget bill introduced on Monday by House Republicans includes a bizarre provision banning federal funding to anti-pove...

The Crazy Base Won't Let the Republican Party Change

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The bumper-sticker party of "these colors don't run" -- the party that practically branded the notion of American patriotism -- is only around half-sure that it doesn't want to abandon the United States. The other half is split between still making up its mind on secession and totally wanting to secede right away.

Jason Linkins

Republican Voters Pretty Sure 2012 Election Was Stolen By Non-Existent Organization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

How badly are Republican voters taking the results of the 2012 election? Pretty badly, according to the latest numbers from Public Policy Polling. Ful...

Blocking the Vote: It's Time to Apply the ACORN Rule and Defund the GOP

John Atlas | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
John Atlas

It's time to turn the tables. Not only should there be a federal investigation, but Democrats and progressives should also use the so-called "ACORN rule" to cut Federal funding to the Republican Party.

Michael McAuliff

GOP: ACORN'D In North Dakota

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Republicans had an acronym for their aggressive voter outreach in North Dakota's oil fields, it could be ACORN'D: Association of Cons...

Fox News' ACORN Fanatics Still Won't Address GOP's Widening "Voter Fraud" Scandal

Eric Boehlert | Posted 12.02.2012 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Fox News made its bogus "voter fraud" bed back in 2008 with its ACORN crusade. Now, with the spotlight on allegations of Republican fraud, Fox talkers won't condemn, or even discuss, possible GOP attempts to taint the election process.

The Republican War on Reality, Revisited

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

With growing horror, the right-wing is watching the detested president take what appears to be a solid lead in virtually all major polls (including those of FOX). Its increasingly agitated response to that development? Insist that the polls are hopelessly biased.

Exposing Real Voter Fraud

Jim Worth | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

Every American has the right to vote. Any attempt to suppress that vote should be met with a passionate rebuke of the offenders.

The American Politics of Canadian Health Care

Graham Milne | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Graham Milne

Can you imagine the reaction on the right if an Obama-supporting Super PAC ran an ad featuring Canadians demanding higher taxes on the rich? Cries from the Fox News cabal about filthy foreigners tampering with the sacred trust of American elections would be positively deafening.

Voter ID Laws Could Hurt Obama

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

* In Florida, a court challenge over voters' rights * Groups say registering voters more difficult now * Obama, aided by...