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Ben Allen

The Campaign Finance Game

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Barbi Appelquist

Both Sandra and Ben, two young, progressive candidates, have made it clear that they want to remove money out of politics and overturn Citizens United. But until campaign finance reforms at both the national and state level are enacted, what should be the criteria for judging the financial purity of each candidate?

Paul Blumenthal

Sandra Fluke's Election Bid Opposed By One Big-Spending Businessman

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bill Bloomfield, the Republican-turned-independent real estate titan, nearly toppled Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in 2012 after putting ...

A State Senate Race Tied to Personal Appeal

Maryam Zar | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Maryam Zar

Sandra Fluke and Ben Allen are the somewhat similar, often labeled "progressive" candidates vying for a state Senate seat being vacated by State Senator Ted Lieu who is a shoe-in to represent the 33rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C.

After Wedding Venue Rejection, Couple Are Victimized In Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.05.2013 | Gay Voices

On the heels of being rejected by a wedding reception venue because of their sexuality, a Texas-based gay couple had their property vandalized in what...

WATCH: Gay Couple Turned Away By Wedding Venue 'Because Of God'

Posted 02.22.2013 | Gay Voices

A Texas-based gay couple is crying foul after they say they were turned down by a reception venue who refused to host their forthcoming wedding. A...