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Ami Bera

Dem Congressman Wins Nation's Most Expensive House Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has won the race to represent California's 7th District. The AP called the race Wednesday, over two weeks after Election Day....

Doug Ose Was Dirty Then, Dirty Now; Bera Is Running Clean (CA-07)

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The incumbent is a freshman who is looking ahead to innovative, clean energy sources of the future. The challenger is a former congressman from a previous generation whose views on climate change and fossil energy are almost as old as the fuels themselves.

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Keep Candidates Afloat With A Little Help From Their Friends

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In August, stories began to percolate that Terri Lynn Land, the Republican Senate candidate in Michigan, didn't have what it takes to wi...

Sikh Massacre In India Is Issue In California House Race

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest and ...

This Congressman Doesn't Blend In On Capitol Hill, And That's OK

Ozy | Emily Cadei | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published by Ozy. Rallying volunteers at his campaign headquarters in Elk Grove, California, Congressman Amerish “Ami...

Endorsements Shed Light On Competitive GOP Primary

The Sacramento Bee | Christopher Cadelago | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

Republicans Doug Ose and Igor Birman both spent years in Washington, Ose serving in Congress and Birman as a top aide to Rep. Tom McClintock. But the...

Indians A Rising Force In California Politics

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Neel Kashkari's announcement last week that he is running for governor makes him the latest Californian of Indian descent ...

Paul Blumenthal

These House Challengers Are Defying The Fundraising Odds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Raising money for a congressional run is hard work. Candidates have to spend hours each day dialing for dollars and attending fundraiser...

Obama's Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

It's now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment. And at the Capitol, the hierarchies of both parties are stuffing it into the trunks of their limousines, so each provision can be neatly fitted with cement shoes and delivered to the bottom of the Potomac.

Paul Blumenthal

These Democrats Just Love This Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In another sign of the close ties between super PACs and elected officials, seven newly minted Democratic House members appear in a prom...

Paul Blumenthal

Big Money Comes Into Fight For Majority

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported an investment of $4 million to help 10 Republican congressional candidates in California and Illin...

No Work, No Pay

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

If Americans struggling to make ends meet can make tough decisions to balance their books, why can't Congress?

Can We Get the Government Out of Our Exam Room?

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

Members of Congress take an oath when they are sworn in as elected leaders. They swear to uphold the Constitution, and to defend it against all enemies. But nowhere in their oath of office are they required to protect the medical health and well-being of their constituents.

The Lost Art of Listening to the People

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

As a doctor, I've learned the importance and value of listening. Just like you can't cure a patient without listening to what he's feeling, you can't cure a nation without hearing what the people are really asking for.

Game Tied: All Up To You

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

Tomorrow is Election Day. Tomorrow, we have a choice: we can continue with the status quo, or we can fight to save our broken government and restore t...

Karl Rove and Dan Lungren

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

It's not surprising that Big Oil is protecting Dan Lungren -- he's taken $84,950 from oil and gas companies, then does their bidding in Congress, voting to give Big Oil $2.6 billion in tax breaks.

How to Buck Up: Mumble. Grumble. Complain. Wallow. Hope. Despair. Worry. Vote.

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Democrats all across America are having an open tent discussion about our values and priorities. President Obama urges us to "buck up" -- and well we should. Let me tell you how I did.

Spiked

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

Over the last year, I've had thousands of conversations with voters across northern California. I've talked with farmers in the rural foothills of Cal...

Big Oil, Big Money

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

In this election, we have a choice.  There's a clear difference between how Dan Lungren and I view our responsibilities as leaders, Americans, and ...

Happy Independence Day

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

Happy Independence Day! On this day, 234-years ago, the leaders of what would become the United States declared independence from England.