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Testimony at EPA Hearings Favors Action - But Will Politicians Get It?

Keith Gaby | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Four years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on another major climate initiative. And this time, people testifying in support of the pollution limits have significantly out-numbered detractors. Interestingly, it doesn't seem to be making as big of a splash in the media.

A Different Way of Thinking About Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

A Charleston, South Carolina man who thought he had pretty good health insurance may miss work today, as he has several times already this year, becau...

Free Speech, Twitter, and the "Collective Unconsciousness of the Species"

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 06.21.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Last month my organization, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall in Phil...

Ancient C-SPAN Video Casts Doubt on Christianity

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 04.17.2014 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

The following video was found intact in a cave at the northwest end of the Dead Sea in 2012. It appears to be a conversation between Brian Of Lamb, the host of Scroll Notes, who was considered the finest interviewer of the first century A.D., and St. Paul, the father of modern Christianity.

5 Reads That Will Help Anyone Understand Washington, D.C.

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Brian LaSorsa

K Street and the Kremlin aren't invading our nation's capital. Rather, a pretty small city is being overrun by more than 600,000 people who dream of the White House.

WATCH: Conan's Full Speech

Posted 04.28.2013 | Comedy

Conan O'Brien was the featured performer at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night, and he had fun at the expense of Democrats, Repu...

Happy Birthday C-SPAN

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Thirty-four years ago this week the unblinking eye we call C-SPAN turned on its Capitol Hill cameras for the first time -- and they've never been turned off.

2012 Manhattan Institute Social Entrepreneurship Awards Honors C-SPAN's Brian Lamb

Howard Husock | Posted 11.27.2012 | Media
Howard Husock

Brian Lamb, the founder of the C-SPAN network, is a man of the sort of deep modesty that most successful people in this era of self-promotion don't even bother to feign anymore.

If Great-Grandma Could have Blogged...

Elizabeth Fideler | Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty
Elizabeth Fideler

If she were alive today, my mother would be saying "I told you so!" Known as Grandma Helen to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and "Dr. Frank" to her psychotherapy patients, she zeroed in on the sore points, told it like it was, and challenged authority at every turn.

What We Can Teach Our Kids About the Conventions

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

I fell in love with politics as a kid when I first heard the soaring cadence of John F. Kennedy's acceptance speech when he was nominated for President in 1960. I became a political junkie right then and there.

Elevating Ike: An Audiobook Review

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If you're a hardcore Democrat, this audiobook could turn you around about the man.

Supreme Court Scandals

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Sadly for America, there is far too much money, and far too little sunlight, in a government that most voters believe, correctly, is corrupted by money that buys democracy in the dark.

C-SPAN Is America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Brent Budowsky

While our politics have become a shouting match of pander and slander, name-calling and talking points, celebrity media and instant misanalysis, C-SPAN shines as an exemplar of what a free press in a free nation should be.

C-SPAN's Founding CEO Stepping Down

AP | Posted 03.18.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Brian Lamb, who helped found the public-affairs cable network C-SPAN in 1978 and has been its CEO ever since, will step down at the end of...

Confessions of a Nightly News Junkie

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

During the last ten or twenty years, it's become tough for even the most savvy nightly news junkie to find out what he or she needs to know about the ongoing political circus in Washington.

C-SPAN Prank Callers Ask Lewd Questions About Mitt Romney

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

The true hazards of running live broadcasts including viewer participation were on full display this week, with multiple calls into C-SPAN leading to ...

WATCH: Obama's Awesome Handshake

Posted 10.25.2011 | Comedy

A video of President Obama doing an awesome job of shaking someone's hand has been making the rounds on sites like Buzzfeed, but no one can seem to re...

You're Either Part of the Solution or You're Part of the Problem

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

After my son was born and I brought him home from the hospital, I looked at my surroundings with new eyes. Everything seemed dirty and dangerous. All I could see was a world that held out potential harm.

Lucia Graves

Dem Rep: Debbie Wasserman Schultz's New Role As DNC Chair Will 'Strain Her'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) says Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) has her work cut out for her. When asked about Wasserman's d...

NPR, PBS, 'The Good Wife,' C-SPAN, More Win Peabody Awards

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.31.2011 | Media

ATHENS, Ga. — The winners of the 2010 Peabody Awards announced Thursday include some of the biggest names in television, but the age-old medium ...

America's Funniest Home Videos Meets C-SPAN

Tom Bergeron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Bergeron

Having spent a decade hosting America's Funniest Home Videos, I think I've come to a deeper understanding of the budget stalemate in Washington. Bear with me.

A Viewer's Guide to C-SPAN (VIDEO)

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Crawford

Here are some tips for C-SPAN junkies who might find watching Congress a bit puzzling at times. Clunky opening ceremonies and endless roll calls? It's all here.

Bernie Sanders Filibuster A Hit For C-SPAN

nytimes.com | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mr. Sanders has gone to C-SPAN. Senator Bernard Sanders, independent of Vermont, started speaking against the Obama administration's tax cut deal o...

Jason Linkins

John Boehner Rejects C-Span Offer To Increase Transparency

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Let's face it, arm-twisting and backroom deals are a big part of how your legislative sausage gets made. So, in November, C-Span sent Boehner a letter in which they offered to improve that. He has, however, chosen to decline.

FLASHBACK: Larry King Reflects On His Legendary Career...In 1982

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Leave it to C-SPAN to unearth these two gems from their archives: Larry King in 1982, reflecting on his already-legendary broadcasting career and tapi...