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Zach Carter

Chris Dodd Warns That It's Not Just Leftists Who Hate The Banks Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rise of anti-corporate conservatives is a significant threat to the American banking establishment, according to former Sen. Chris D...

The Tyranny of Partisanship

Frank A. Weil | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

What a sad spectacle the country is witnessing out of Washington today. A small portion of Republicans is holding their party hostage to a very narrow...

Our Taxpayer Dollars: Going to Waste and Wealthy Corporations

Jaimie Woo | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

Let's help our budget crises by continuing billion-dollar handouts to huge, profitable agribusinesses. Apparently, that's what Congress thinks.

Bipartisan Support to Cut Food Assistance

Karen Dolan | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Karen Dolan

The key to bipartisan support? Cut food assistance to struggling families.

Bipartisan Support for Those Who Serve

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

I have been impressed with the depth of understanding that many of those on the Hill have about the issues affecting returning troops and their families. And it isn't just the members of the House and Senate who are passionate about caring for those coming home from war. Many of the staffers who work on the Hill are veterans themselves.

It's Time to End the Secrecy Surrounding TPP

James P. Hoffa | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

There needs to be more certainty for policymakers and the public if they are going to go along with such a deal. Americans deserve a bigger say in their future.

Are We the Land of the American Dream, or the American Decline?

Hector Barreto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Hector Barreto

That was a very important lesson my father taught me at a very young age -- how important it was to have a vision, have a dream, work hard and build something for your family and community.

Fundraisers: Sinking One Politician at a Time

Julianne Shinto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Julianne Shinto

One surprisingly hot topic at fundraisers lately is campaign finance reform. Surprising to me because I can't imagine trying to make a sale and telling my customers that buying is itself a dangerous trend.

It's Time for Obama's Bipartisan Moment

Richard J. Riordan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Riordan

National polls show nearly across-the-board declines in public confidence in Democratic leadership. In the usual partisan calculus of win-and-loss this would seem the moment of the chief executive's maximum weakness and, therefore, of Republican advantage. Consider this, though.

With No Perfect Option on Syria, President Obama's Call for Congressional Action Is a Win-Win

Bradford Kane | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Bradford Kane

If Congress approves the proposal, then President Obama's ability to conduct effective military action will be strengthened. Even if Congress rejects the president's proposal, he still benefits.

Growing Republican Irrelevance

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The Republican Party's refusal to accept the fact that the United States is evolving socially and demographically will drive the party to irrelevance on the national political scene.

First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush Show American Compassion in Africa

Anita McBride | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Anita McBride

As we approach this July 4th, Americans have a lot to celebrate in not only their elected presidents but also their first ladies who represent bipartisan commitment to empowering women and improving the health and well-being of the people of Africa and around the world.

Zach Carter

Insurance Industry Gets In Line For Deregulation With New Senate Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking Committee is considering a new bill to deregulate insurance agent licensing requirements, drawing ire from consumer a...

Immigration Reform Clears First Hurdle

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The politics of immigration reform are already messy, and they're just going to get messier. The hurdles are going to get a lot higher, and a lot harder to clear. Whether they can be cleared or not may depend on the final tally the bill gets in the Senate floor vote.

Pastors: It's Time to Speak Out for the Common Good

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Pastors are not lobbyists, and they shouldn't be. But when 11 million children of God are trapped in a broken immigration system -- or when special interests are dominating the future of the poor and most vulnerable -- there are clear moral issues at stake.

Congress at the Crossroads

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The sorry performance of the 112th Congress brought the perception of this once-esteemed body to what is probably an all-time low. If the 113th replicates the behavior of the 112th, Congress' prestige will be driven so far underground that it will never again be resurrected.

An Open Letter to Congress

Jennifer Rowe Walters | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Rowe Walters

If you were my child, I'd wonder if you were seeking my attention or testing boundaries. If you were my teenager, I'd wonder if you were feeling peer pressure or experimenting with drugs or alcohol. But, the fact is, I'm not your mother (Thank God!). And you're adults.

Power to the GOP Moderates

Jim Jaffe | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

More than a few volleys remain in this game and the outcome of the fiscal cliff debate will provide more guidance on who has how much influence in subsequent debates.

John Celock

Former Senator Pushing Against 'Hyper Super Charged Partisanship'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of former senators told the nation's state legislators Friday morning that Congress needs to work in a bipartisan fashion to addr...

The Fiscal Cliff -- A Shameful Example of Leadership in Washington

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The fiscal cliff is looming in the distance, with lawmakers having just one month left to come up with a solution to avert the potential for a financi...

Older Americans Deserve a Substantive, Fair Debate

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty
Josh Rosenblum

After eating too much turkey, Congress returned to Washington this week with more opinions than my politically divided family about how we can reduce our federal deficit before the New Year when time runs out, and the federal budget turns in to a speeding car driving off the "fiscal cliff."

The Island States of America: A Threat to Our Representative Democracy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

These folks are what we refer to as the looney tunes fringe of the electorate. They have a right to their own opinion and we would like to see them have rights as individuals clustered together to secede from the United States.

Zach Carter

Lobbyists Push For Tax Breaks For Wealthy In Fiscal Cliff Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff intensify, corporate lobbying groups are pushing key tax perks that benefit the weal...

Divided We Stand (But How Divided Are We Really?)

David Westin | Posted 01.10.2013 | Media
David Westin

The "party" in this case isn't blue or red. It's the media that, whatever its orientation -- right, left, or down the middle -- can agree on one thing: We're increasingly a country of people who want to choose up sides, go to our respective corners, and throw things at one another.

Getting to Maybe: The Critical Need for Compromise in Congress

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are not delusional or naive enough to expect that getting to maybe will be an easy task. We recognize that over the past few years, compromise in Congress has become an oxymoron and bipartisanship a dirty word.