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Alan Simpson Doles Out The Sex Advice You Didn't Want

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

Looking for sex advice? Look no further than 82-year-old former Senator Alan Simpson. Yes, you read that right. Simpson, along with his wife Ann...

Old-Fashioned Republican Endorses Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 06.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-04-14-AFERalansimpson2014414small.pngIt's not exactly news when a Republican endorses marriage equality, since it happens all the time. But this is a big deal: Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a fixture of Wyoming politics for decades, is now appearing in an ad for Freedom to Marry.

Former GOP Senator Stars In New Ad Promoting Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) stars in a new ad making the conservative case for the legalization of same-sex marriage, as a federal appeals court...

Alan Simpson's Advice To Reporter: 'Grab Your Left Nut For Luck'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Now that his "naked" vs. "nekkid" expertise is out in the open, another quotable quotable from former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) has emerged. The W...

Alan Simpson: There's A Big Difference Between 'Naked' And 'Nekkid'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) knows a thing or two about deficit reduction. He also appears to be a keen linguist. Simpson reeled off a memorab...

Jason Linkins

The Sad And Hilarious Story Of America's Most Incompetent Deficit Hacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Earlier this week, Politico's Byron Tau reported on the sad state of The Can Kicks Back, a deficit-hack outfit spun off of Fix The Debt, whose unique strategy in the "OMG TEH DEFICITZ" Wars was to attempt the enlistment of millenials in the effort to impoverish their grandparents.

Anti-Debt Group Happens To Be Nearly Broke

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

An advocacy group that encourages young people to "fix" the national debt happens to be nearly broke itself, Politico reported Wednesday. The Can K...

Jon Ward

Alan Simpson Voices Support For Future Run By Liz Cheney

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.), a friend of the Cheney family who had clashed with them publicly over Liz Cheney's U.S. Senate candidacy, had nothi...

Why Big Bipartisan Committees Mostly Fail

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the end of World War II, more than a dozen high-profile bipartisan panels have been convened to tackle the nation's thornies...

Former GOP Senator Slams Liz Cheney

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) lashed out at Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney (R) on Monday, accusing her of destructive behavior toward her own...

The Cheneys Eat Their Own

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

A public feud between sisters Liz and Mary Cheney which began last summer took a new confrontational turn over the weekend as Liz appeared on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace and restated her opposition to same-sex marriage.

Liz and Mary Cheney: Real Feud or Cheney Family Machinations?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Coming from the Washington, D.C., suburbs, Liz needed to establish herself as a moral crusader in deep red Wyoming. What better way than to have a public feud over "family values" with her little sister who is married to a woman and raising two children?

Ryan Grim

Former GOP Senator: Lynne Cheney 'Just Unloaded' On Me

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lynne Cheney "just unloaded" on Alan Simpson at a Wyoming event Saturday evening, the former Republican senator told The Huffington Post...

Lynne Cheney Reportedly Told Former Senator To 'Shut Your Mouth'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

The U.S. Senate race in Wyoming has been fraying old alliances, with Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) facing a primary challenge from Liz Cheney -- a woman he ...

Explore America: A Day at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

CarsTravelFood | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

If you are planning to road trip to Yellowstone, Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument, Devils Tower, or anywhere in this part of America (the trip so many of us do in our lives), Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Powell, Wyoming should be on your list American historical sites to visit.

John McCain Is a Liberal?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

When its constituents start referring to Sen. John McCain as a liberal you know the GOP bus has officially careened off the cliff. Let's just visit McCain's record for a second, because perspective and context here is critical.

Louisiana Can Make Difficult Decisions, Why Can't Washington?

Dominik Knoll | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Dominik Knoll

Broadly speaking, policymakers should acknowledge that our growing debt is a serious threat to the economic well-being and security of our country. It is urgent that we put in place a plan to stabilize the debt as a share of the economy and put it on a downward path.

Report: 'Fix The Debt' Founders Push For Controversial Tax Reform

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business

The founders of a controversial debt reduction group are advocating for corporate tax reform that could save companies involved with the group billion...

Simpson-Bowles Austerity Gang: Go Home

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Simpson and Bowles and austerity's other sales people aren't really economic thinkers. They're paid to pitch a product. They didn't invent austerity any more than Alex Rodriguez invented Pepsi. But what they're peddling isn't a soft drink. It's a lot worse for you than that.

Simpson, Bowles Back For Another Round

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairmen of President Barack Obama's 2010 fiscal commission are wading back into Washington's budget wars with a revised, somewhat m...

'Men Legislators Shouldn't Even Vote On' Abortion

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) has never shied away from turning his trademark brand of colorful rhetoric on his own party, and on Thursday he did ...

147 People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

147 people can change the course of history. Not necessarily the same 147 people, of course. But the small social groups which surround our world's leaders have extraordinary power.

A Wrong Purple Moment for Obama and Boehner

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

I can only think of this metaphor, which I believe is apt: There's a ticking time bomb in your living room, you know the bomb will certainly explode in 10 to 15 years, and you choose only to reassure your family, "There is no 'immediate' danger." That is pretty much the situation we face today.

Sequestration Zzzzzzz -- Californians Have Seen This Movie

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

When fiscal crises become the "new normal" the public begins to remember that they elected politicians to do a job. And part of their job description is to take care of the public purse and not to create problems where none exist.

Ed Rendell Is Not Really a Democrat, He Just Plays One on TV

Jonathan Valania | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Valania

In addition to his current duties as professional-liberal-even-Joe-Sixpack-can-love on MSNBC, Ballard Spahr court jester, Rendell is currently co-chairing the steering committee of something called The CEO Campaign To Fix The Debt.