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Media for Sale: Coal Lobby Buys Politico, Real Clear Politics Events

David_Halperin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
David_Halperin

Last week, the political news website Real Clear Politics hosted a Washington D.C. event. Held at the gleaming Newseum, site of many such events, it was entitled, "U.S. Energy Policy: The Road Ahead," and appeared to be a genuine policy discussion. It was, in fact, an infomercial.

Both Congress and President Obama Have the Power to Stop the Pain in Immigrant Communities

Cristina Jiménez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Cristina Jiménez

Earlier this month, President Obama gave a speech calling for immigration reform. But President Obama's actions so far have only fueled the moral crisis our nation faces on immigration.

'Bipartisan' Task Force Wrong on Deportations

Cesar Vargas | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Cesar Vargas

If President Obama were to halt deportations, it could serve as a model for Congress, and would put pressure on Congress to create a solution that would then displace the President's discretion.

Elise Foley

Pro-Reform Group: Don't Halt Deportations

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of influential immigration reform supporters warned other advocates on Thursday that pushing President Barack Obama t...

More Veterans In Congress Would Make 'Nuclear Options' Less Likely

Chris Marvin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Chris Marvin

Veterans bring skills for leadership, team building and problem solving. They understand strategy and tactics. They have a global perspective, yet can relate to everyday Americans. They are good leaders.

Shahien Nasiripour

IMF Questions Regulators On Big Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

Top officials at the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday challenged financial regulators imposing far-reaching reforms on the biggest banks, arguin...

Keystone Pipeline Not a Big Deal -- Say Interests Supported By Oil and Gas Industry

David_Halperin | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green
David_Halperin

When money so heavily corrupts politics -- when special interests spread their cash not just to politicians but to the advocacy groups and media companies that host and contribute to policy debates -- it's hard to sort out which opinions have been reached honestly and independently.

Elise Foley

Former Governors Caution Congress On Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Govs. Haley Barbour (R) and Ed Rendell (D), members of a Bipartisan Policy Center task force on immigration, had a word of warnin...

Elise Foley

Condoleezza Rice On Pathway To Citizenship: 'I Come In With An Open Mind'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new bipartisan task force on immigration reform led by Republicans Condoleezza Rice and Haley Barbour and Democrats Henry Cisneros and...

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...

Avoiding a Fiscal Calamity

Scott Cowen | Posted 02.02.2013 | College
Scott Cowen

These cuts would be counterproductive to the short and long-term interests of our country, thwarting our safety and security, our innovation and growth -- the very goals the U.S. must achieve to remain strong and competitive.

Jamie Dimon in Sheep's Clothing, Again

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Unleashing a deregulated Wall Street again will only make the next crash and crisis inevitable. Unfortunately, it'll likely be much worse next time than it was this time, which cost or will cost more than $12.8 trillion.

Michael McAuliff

Obama Accused Of Using 'Human Shields' In Debt 'Bluff'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is "bluffing" about the impacts of a debt default and holding troops and the elderly as "human shields" in the deadlock ...

Jennifer Bendery

Domenici Presses Democrats On Medicare Cuts: 'Are You Willing Or Not?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) headlined a bipartisan policy event Monday that turned into partisan politics as he ripped Repub...

Money Changes Everything: Will the Battle Over the Budget Derail All Bipartisan Cooperation in 2011?

Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen McMenamin

A collection of senior lawmakers gathered at a Washington panel last Wednesday to reflect on the possibility of cooperation across party lines in the 112th Congress.

Lame Duck Congressmen Candidly Discuss a Flawed Political System

Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen McMenamin

At a recent discussion by four newly defeated members of Congress, truth was on vivid display. Could losing an election might mark the first step towards freedom?

Year End Success... Our Government Can Actually Work. Is Nirvana Here?

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Glickman

It is amazing what a deadline can do to focus the hearts and minds of our government, but the real test of bipartisanship lies in the ability of our political system to address the most pressing of all problems, the national debt.

How So-Called Deficit Experts Would Destroy Our Already Broken Pension System

Jane White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane White

My household is currently one of millions of victims of a counterintuitive retirement policy. Why should any American be forced to bankroll their own retirement -- as opposed to their employers?

A Progressive Budget Plan: Job Creation and Fiscal Sustainability

Andrew Fieldhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Fieldhouse

The recession is not a justification for fiscal austerity, but rather an opportunity to show how investing in the American economy can help us grow our way out of tough fiscal times.

Restoring America's Future

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Glickman

The only way to get our fiscal house in order is by enacting a thoughtful, balanced program that includes spending cuts; reforms to medical, retirement, farm, and other programs; and revenue increases.

Time to End Hyper-Partisanship

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Glickman

If the election demonstrates anything, it is that the public is weary of excessive gamesmanship and is demanding that American politics become more realistic and responsive. And we have all grown more cynical about where any of this can happen.

'The Youngest Candidate' to Open the Politics on Film Festival in Washington D.C.!

Jason Pollock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jason Pollock

My film, THE YOUNGEST CANDIDATE, will be the OPENING NIGHT film of The Politics On Film Festival in Washington D.C. ! The event is sponsored by the ...

Sam Stein

Daschle's Firm And Group Have Ties To Private Health Care Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The firm that houses two of the three former Senate majority leaders who proposed a comprehensive health care compromise plan on Wednesday has been pa...