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Bart Stupak

No Laughing Matter: Youth and "Stupak on Steroids"

Angela Baxter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Baxter

As a group, a community, a vulnerable population, young people and our needs have continually been left out of the debate around reproductive and sexual health and rights.

The Right to Abortion About to Become Another Right for the Rich Only

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Those of us out in the hinterlands, way outside the Beltway, have known for years that the Beltway-focused Congressional lobbying strategy to keep abortion safe and legal wasn't working.

Sarah Palin's Political Career May Already Be Over, But If It's Not, It Should Be

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

I automatically recoil at the suggestion that people should be held responsible for the actions of others, especially when it comes down to the influe...

Leave 'Em in the Locker Room: Pro Athletes Make Lousy Public Officials

Robert Lipsyte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert Lipsyte

The sports-industrial complex tends to produce narrow-minded, self-centered, ethically-challenged mercenaries who are deeply submissive to established authority and fiercely dedicated to winning by any means possible.

Flood Gates Open In Race For Bart Stupak's Seat And Money Pours In

Patricia Lesko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Lesko

At first glance, the race for retiring Democrat Bart Stupak's seat in the Michigan 1st Congressional District, pits pro-gun, pro-life Democrat Represe...

The Politics Of The Michigan 1st: Political Bookies Call The Race

Patricia Lesko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Lesko

Since 1993 Congressman Bart Stupak has represented Michigan's 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Stupak's seat is now op...

Inside Lawmakers' 'Frat House For Jesus' And Ensign's Intervention

The New Yorker | Peter J. Boyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One midwinter night in 2008, Senator John Ensign, of Nevada, the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, was roused from bed when six men ...

Health Care Reform: Second Trimester

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Mr. President: A word to the wise: Better not further jeopardize your standing when we're not sure whether the BP cap won't go bust.

BP Oil Spill Probe Finds New Warning Signs Before Deepwater Horizon Explosion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Two congressmen say that BP's internal investigation into the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has identified new warning signs of p...

Obama's Double-Cross

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

In the dog days of summer, when most Americans are longing to escape to the mountains or the beach, the Obama administration has issued HHS regulations for Pennsylvania that will vastly expand subsidies for abortion in that state.

Louisiana Oil Spill Congressional Hearing Called By Reps. Waxman, Stupak

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Two congressmen will hold hearings to investigate how well companies have responded to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Democrats Spend $250 Million on Ineffective Abstinence Programs

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Imagine a quarter of a billion dollars, approved by Democrats for programs which the vast majority of them know don't work. The money was attached to ...

Shahien Nasiripour

House Passes Wall Street Reform Bill With Zero GOP Votes

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.11.2009 | Business

In a close vote, the House of Representatives Friday afternoon passed a financial reform bill intended to re-regulate Wall Street and increase protect...

The Truth About Bart Stupak

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

The Tea Party brought Bart Stupak down -- I know because the mob storming through Michigan this week declared it to be true. And I make it a point to always believe angry mobs.

Abortion, Health Care and the Psychology of Compromise

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter A. Ubel

By caring more about his country than he cared about his political fortunes, Bart Stupak has taken a large step towards living a happy and fulfilled life.

The F Word: Solving a Problem Like Stupak

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Retiring House Representative Bart Stupak is the most prominent face of a big problem for progressives within the Democratic party: what to do about the conservadems?

Bart Stupak's First "Profile in Courage" Moment

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

For those critics who think of Bart Stupak as a man who wilted when the going got tough, his past record says otherwise.

Bart Stupak RETIRING: Tea Party Targeted Him Over Health Care Vote

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Rep. Bart Stupak insists that tea party activists outraged over his crucial support of health care legislation didn't run him...

Soooo 15 Months Ago: Can Team Obama Close Engagement Gap By Green-Lighting Social Media?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Now that the White House has cleared the way for members to use social media, will we hear more from major players, like Kathleen Sebelius on health care or George Mitchell on Israel-Palestine?

Bart Stupak Retiring? Michigan Democrat Says He Will Run For Re-Election Despite Retirement Rumors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) has no plans to retire, he told the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday. Though his decision hasn't officially been ma...

Let's Retire Stupak

Connie Saltonstall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Connie Saltonstall

Today, we've just learned Bart Stupak is thinking about retiring. We need to send him a message loud and clear -- people are tired of Washington poli...

Threats Against Congress Members Increase Threefold Amid Health Care Reform Passage, Debate

Washington Post | Sari Horwitz and Ben Pershing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Anger over the health-care overhaul has led to a nearly threefold increase in recent months in the number of serious threats against members of Congre...

Rep. Stupak Receives Threatening Letter For Healthcare Reform Support; Fort Collins Man Arrested

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal authorities say a father and son are charged with conspiring to threaten U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak and his family bec...

Take It Down A Notch, GOP

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

There is a suffocating, sweltering mood brewing in our country, like that of the anxious early 1960s; one that has gained safe haven in the Republican Party.

Breaking News: Congress Passes $8 Trillion Ethics Reform Bill

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jim Lichtman

Wednesday, the House passed the Senate version of the most sweeping ethics reform package ever put forth by a governmental body with an incredible unanimous vote.