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Wife Of Maryland Congressman Andy Harris Dies

AP | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

BALTIMORE (AP) — The wife of a Maryland congressman has died unexpectedly. Erin Montgomery is a spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Andy ...

Friday Talking Points -- Prelude To Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Paul Ryan is attempting to address poverty, once again. What he's really doing is trolling the media to write "compassionate conservative" columns about him (which, so far, doesn't seem to be working very well), to bolster his chances to get the Republican presidential nomination.

David McCabe

Pot Activist Raises Specter Of Armed Revolt, Is Politely Asked To Leave GOP Lawmaker's Office

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A protest aimed at Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) -- who has become one of the Republican Party's most outspoken crusaders against marijuana r...

David McCabe

Congress' Latest Anti-Pot Crusader Misleads On Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If there's one thing Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) wants you to know about his crusade to block the District of Columbia's marijuana decrimin...

DEA Is Absolutely Losing The War On Marijuana Politics

Sam Tracy | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

Since the LA Times piece went to print, the DEA and other Drug Warriors lost skirmishes -- and even a few battles -- in the war on marijuana politics literally every single day:

Ryan J. Reilly

White House Says Marijuana Policy Is States' Rights Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration believes marijuana policy is a states' rights issue, the White House said Monday in opposing Republican-led leg...

Jennifer Bendery

Eleanor Holmes Norton Rips 'Tyrant' Congressman For Trying To Block D.C. Marijuana Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) tore into Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) on Friday for trying to block a D.C. marijuana decriminalization ...

David McCabe

Anti-Pot Congressman Bullies D.C. Councilman

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) isn't backing down from his campaign to stop the District of Columbia from decriminalizing marijuana, as he sla...

David McCabe

GOP Rep. Andy Harris Says He Didn't Just Accidentally Legalize Weed In D.C.

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) is confident he didn't just accidentally legalize pot possession in the District of Columbia. Harris is the ...

David McCabe

House Passes Amendment To Block D.C.'s Decriminalization Of Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An amendment that would make it impossible for the District of Columbia to lessen penalties for marijuana possession -- and possibly to ...

David McCabe

Republican Rep. Will Try to Block Marijuana Decriminalization in D.C.

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) will introduce an amendment to an appropriations bill that would prohibit the District of Columbia from expendi...

Matt Ferner

New Ads Target Members Of Congress Who Opposed Medical Marijuana Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Medical marijuana advocates are turning up the heat on House lawmakers who last week voted against an amendment to block the Drug Enforcement Administ...

GOP Seizes On State Woes To Highlight Health Care

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans intent on highlighting the woes of President Barack Obama's health care law need to look no further than their o...

Paul Blumenthal

Start Of A Trend? Another Republican Endorses Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) on Thursday introduced legislation to provide tax credits and deductions for political donors making small co...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Finally Found A Campaign Finance Loophole They Want To Close

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican congressman from Maryland is going after a campaign finance loophole that has allowed lawmakers to use campaign funds on no...

OFA Delivers Unicorn Trophies To GOP 'Climate Deniers'

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Following President Barack Obama's pledge to bring his climate change plan to fruition, Organizing for Action volunteers on Tuesday delivered congress...

GOP Town Hall Erupts With Call For Impeachment

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

A Maryland town hall meeting grew heated Tuesday, when GOP Rep. Andy Harris faced disgruntled constituents angry over partisan politics fraying the co...

GOP Rep To Zimmerman Demonstrators: 'Get Over It'

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

Shortly following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who fatally shot unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in 2012, Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) of...

Republican Urges Holder To Make Pot Decision: 'Children Are Dying'

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- How it affects children will be one factor the Justice Department weighs as it determines how to respond to the legalization of marijuan...

Republican Scolds Nancy Pelosi For Thanking Colleague

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican and Democratic leaders generally get a fair amount of leeway in their remarks on the House floor, but Rep. Andy Har...

A Flood of Hypocrisy

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

It might help Brooks and his fellow Gulf Coast hypocrites sleep better if they believe that's what Congress approved, but that dog don't hunt. People who live in coastal areas do protect themselves. It's called buying flood insurance.

Jason Linkins

Maryland Congressman Takes Himself Hostage In Fiscal Cliff Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

One of the more fun aspects of the ongoing negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff is that so many of the participants just do not seem to be par...

House GOP Freshmen Trade Tips On How To Handle Town Hall Anger

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN and FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

ELKTON, Md. — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris answers Medicare questions before his Maryland constituents even ask them. Clear across the country, fellow ...

Lucia Graves

House Republicans Face Backlash At Home Over Medicare Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans returning to their districts on Monday faced harsh criticism for voting to turn Medicare, the federal health care pro...

Elise Foley

GOP Defections In House Funding Vote Hint At Trouble Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a three-week stopgap funding bill on Tuesday by a vote of 271 to 158, fending off the threat of a go...