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Alcee Hastings Reelected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) has defeated his Republican challenger, Jay Bonner, in the race to represent Florida's 20th congressional district. Ha...

Congressional Hopeful McCline: "Hastings Is on His Heels"

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Brian DAmbrosio

Thomas Jefferson once said that "when a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property." This estimation by our third president is clearly not lost on McCline.

Pugilism To Politics: Jameel McCline Believes He Can KO Congress

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Brian DAmbrosio

A veteran of more than 50 heavyweight bouts, McCline, 44, is running for Congress, challenging longtime U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., in the Democratic primary. McCline trusts the public to accept who he really is -- and formerly was.

Which For-Profit College Lobbyist Are You?

David Halperin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.

House Dems Backing For-Profit Colleges Gutted Their Own Letter

David Halperin | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

The letter was watered down from the version that was circulating among House members earlier last week. In particular, the final letter dropped a key sentence from the draft, which echoed language used by for-profit college lobbyists.

Corruption Threatens Obama Action on For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Despite President Obama's obvious awareness of the egregious, widespread nature of the problem, his own team may be on the verge of failing to effectively implement a key measure needed to hold for-profit colleges accountable for such abuses.

Obama Team Must Be Fair, but Tough, on For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
David Halperin

If you think the for-profit colleges will be inclined to moderate their bad behavior if the new gainful employment rule is somewhat weakened again, consider the propaganda attack the industry has unleashed this week to coincide with the rulemaking session.

Steve Forbes, the Olympics, Congress and Other Stuff For-Profit Colleges Buy With Your Tax Dollars

David Halperin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
David Halperin

America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Black Congressmen Reveal Daily Struggle With Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Addressing the Trayvon Martin killing last week, President Barack Obama revealed a fact that apparently startled many Americans: Deep, p...

Florida Republicans: "We Have To Pull In The Blacks"

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 08.09.2013 | Miami

BOCA RATON -- Still reeling from losses they didn't expect, Republicans strategists are hoping black voters, who are the Democrats' most stalwart supp...

Most of Progressive Caucus Taking a Dive on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.

Ryan Grim

Call Time For Congress Shows How Fundraising Dominates Bleak Work Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to town, new members of Congress. Now hit the phones. For an incoming member of Congress still basking in the glow of electo...

Allen West Mocks Congressional Black Caucus On Glenn Beck

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) called out the Congressional Black Caucus Monday for eating a Chick-fil-A dinner he provided, despite the restaurant CEO's st...

The Power of Foster Care Politics

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Daniel Heimpel

While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.

Jennifer Bendery

Allen West Sends Chick-Fil-A To Black Caucus Meeting, Offends Everyone: Dem Rep

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A Democratic lawmaker says Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) offended the entire Congressional Black Caucus by delivering Chick-fil-A ...

Democrat Congressman Alcee Hastings Struggles to Explain His Support for Predatory for-Profit Colleges (Video)

Zaid Jilani | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business
Zaid Jilani

The education sector is Alcee Hastings's top donor this election cycle, with large donations from for-profit college lobbying groups and other scam schools. These donations seem to have paid off.

Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings Tied to FastTrain, For-Profit College Raided by FBI

David Halperin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
David Halperin

The FBI raided campuses of Florida-based FastTrain College on Wednesday. The for-profit school has multiple ties to Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL), who has been a fervent backer of for-profit education companies.

WATCH: Biden Comes Up With a New Nickname For Everglades

Posted 04.23.2012 | Miami

Flanked by Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla) and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla), Vice President Joe Biden spent Monday in the Everglades. He may have even give...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressional Black Caucus Introduces Trayvon Martin Resolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Black Caucus unveiled a resolution on Wednesday that honors the life of Trayvon Martin and calls for the repeal of "St...

Congressman Cleared In Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former aide to Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings should only ...

Ethics Panel Reviewing Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Dem Rep

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee said Wednesday it needs more time to consider sexual harassment allegations against Rep. Alcee Hastings,...

Santorum Not The Only Politician With A Google Problem

Roll Call | Kate Tummarello | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Congressional staffers control the content on Members' websites....

PHOTOS: Who's The Wealthiest South Floridian In Congress?

Posted 02.27.2012 | Miami

After diving into the financial disclosure forms of area politicians, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel concluded what we all might have guessed after we...

U.S. Agency Disputes Sexual Harassment Allegation Made Against Congressman

AP | Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congressman Alcee Hastings asked a court Saturday to throw out claims that he subjected a former employee to sexual harassment and ...

Congressman Faces Congressional Ethics Review

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A conservative legal group said Wednesday the congressional ethics office is looking into allegations that Florida congressman Alce...