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Adam Schiff

House Dems to Obama: Hurry Up On Detainee Declassification

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If the White House intends to fair, everything should be out in the open so Americans can make their own judgments.

Pass the Drone Strike Transparency Act

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, we all believe that government should be transparent and accountable, right? How should we decide where we stand on a controversial government policy? A crucial first step is to try to establish key facts in the public record.

Michael McAuliff

The NSA's Biggest Fans Are Happy With Obama's Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama managed to buy himself some breathing room among surveillance critics in his own party Friday, even as he propose...

Elise Foley

Republican Chairman Knocks NYT Benghazi Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

House Intelligence Committee members took to "Fox News Sunday" to question an extensive New York Times report on the 2012 attack that killed four Amer...

House Committee Rejects Drone Casualty Records Provision

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee rejected a proposal on Thursday that would have required U.S...

Gun Industry Doesn't Deserve Immunity Shield

Rep. Adam Schiff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Adam Schiff

Thanks to a unique and unprecedented law passed by Congress called the "Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act," sellers and manufacturers of the most dangerous consumer products, firearms, enjoy almost total protection from liability when they act irresponsibly.

Michael McAuliff

Not 'Realistic' White House Would Know About Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It is "unrealistic" for the White House to know about reported United States eavesdropping on foreign leaders, and perfectly reasonable ...

Matt Sledge

Dem Lawmaker Tries To Protect Americans' Privacy In Secret Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is preparing legislation to create a special privacy advocate who would appear in front of the secret surveillance court t...

Michael McAuliff

House Blocks Bid To Defund Endless War

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives blocked an attempt Wednesday to end funding under the 2001 law that granted the White House authority to fi...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Defends NSA Spying, But Questions Emerge

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers and intelligence officials mounted a vigorous and detailed defense of the National Security Agency's Internet and phone data s...

Michael McAuliff

Bill Would Repeal Obama's Extraordinary War Powers

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The sweeping law that allows the president to wage an unlimited global war on terror would be repealed under a bill set to be offered th...

Drone Wars Terrorize Friends Into Enemies

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Zaman Stanizai

Drones don't work precisely because they create more enemies, which is why we are there in the first place. In the vicious cycle of this asymmetrical warfare the drones are the cause of more resentment, more enemies, and more wars.

Matt Sledge

Obama Tries To Have It Both Ways On 'Perpetual War' Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Echoing the words of critics like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), President Barack Obama promised Thursday to revise and ultimately repeal a 2001 military for...

Shining the Light on Press Freedom Worldwide

Rep. Adam Schiff | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Rep. Adam Schiff

While progress is being made on the press freedom front, we've also seen that the percentage of people worldwide who enjoy a free media environment has fallen to its lowest point in more than a decade.

House Democrats To Obama, OMB: Repeal Tiahrt Amendment

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic congressmen are urging the Obama administration and the Office of Management and Budget to remove an amendment to ...

Congressman Backs Citizens United Amendment

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a vocal supporter of campaign reform, is pushing Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United....

Amending the Constitution: Interview With Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Our conversation focussed on money in politics, corporate personhood, overturning Citizens United and the challenges of amending the constitution.

New Bill Aims To Hold Gun Industry Accountable In Court

The Huffington Post | Emma Roller | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) plans to introduce a bill this week that will make sure victims of gun violence get to have their day in court. The le...

Benghazi Situation Now Clear: Republicans Attack Compromised (Breached?) U.S. Security

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One does not have to listen too carefully to understand what happened with the administration's reports on the Benghazi tragedy, and how Republicans, as they did in the outing of Valerie Plame, prioritized political gain over national security.

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A Firefighter!

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 10.16.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it will permit agency helicopters to attack wildfires at night in Southern California, a sig...

Amanda Terkel

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Backs Marriage Equality In Party Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of President Barack Obama's announcement that he personally backs marriage equality, a group of California Democratic lawmak...

Jordan's King Says Israel-Hezbollah-Lebanon War "Imminent"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

King Abdullah is significantly concerned that conflict is about to break out again between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

More Evidence of Political Tampering by Bush Administration in Attorney Firing Scandal

Rep. Adam Schiff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Adam Schiff

Since I worked in the Justice Department for six years as an Asst. U.S. Attorney, I found the extent of the politicization of the department that led to the attorney firing scandal especially shocking and distressing.

What's it Take to Impeach Someone Nowadays?

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lurio

Federal Judges get away with almost anything. Sam Kent for example, would have been convicted of rape but instead took a plea deal where he only served 33 months in jail, and he got to keep his salary.