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Why Obama Should Ask Congress for an ISIS AUMF

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If the Obama administration finds it necessary to expand U.S. military activity against the IS into Syria, President Obama will quickly face a wave of pressure on Capitol Hill on the need to submit a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force for congressional debate and approval.

Senators Propose Gas Tax Increase Of 12 Cents Per Gallon

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two d...

Lawmakers Say Latest Russia Sanctions Are Too Mild

Reuters | Patricia Zengerle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. Republican lawmakers said on Monday the latest sanctions imposed on Russian individuals and companies a...

Senate's Newest Class Speaks Out On Foreign Policy

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a...

Lawmakers Call For Tighter Sanctions On Russia

AP | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its...

Vulnerable Democrats Face High-Stakes Straddle On Obamacare

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hit with a multimillion-dollar barrage of televised attacks, Democrats in tough re-election races want credit for trying to fix th...

With AIPAC's Power in Doubt, Is Peace With Israel Now Possible?

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If AIPAC can lose on Syria and lose on Iran, this raises a spectacular question: Could AIPAC also lose on Israel-Palestine?

Obama Readies Ukraine Sanctions

Reuters | Patricia Zengerle | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is preparing financial sanctions that could be imposed on Ukrainian officials and protest le...

'Paul Ryan Has Such Pretty Blue Eyes, Sometimes It's Easy To Forget He's Satan Incarnate.'

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

By now we've learned that people write some pretty brutal tweets about celebrities. And thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, we've also learned that it's pretty hi...

Obama Again Nominates Jeffrey Meyer To Federal Bench

The Hartford Courant | Edmund H. Mahony | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Monday again nominated law professor and former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Meyer to a federal judgeship in Connecticut. Mey...

McCain Meets Daughter Of Imprisoned Opposition Leader

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

US Senator John McCain on Sunday met the daughter of imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and backed sanctions directed personally against of...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Connecticut Lawmakers Vow To Reverse 'Shame' Of Gun Control Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Esty spent the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, in a Boston briefing for newly elected members of Congress until a phone call interru...

Congress Extends Plastic Gun Ban

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport de...

TV Ads that Add Up: Six Strategies for Women Candidates

Barbara Lee | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

We know men are using negative ads to reach voters. Voters expect more from women -- they don't expect to see women candidates act like typical politicians. So how do they engage in contrasting with their opponents without losing their edge?

Tide Turns Towards Diplomacy as Key Senators Oppose New Iran Sanctions

Jamal Abdi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jamal Abdi

If the sanctions can successfully be paused, the next battle looms: Will Congress be able to accept a good deal that puts constraints on Iran's nuclear program to protect against weaponization in exchange for sanctions relief?

Lawmakers Head To Europe To Address NSA Concerns

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. lawmakers will head to Europe to help address concerns abroad about alleged U.S. spying and convince ...

Paul Blumenthal

Here's The Real Reason We Aren't Done With Shutdowns

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the 16-day government shutdown earlier this month produced devastating poll numbers for the GOP, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McCo...

Populism vs. Nihilism

Mike Lux | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The contrast between tea party extremism and populist progressives could not be more telling. Both are based in part on the anger tough times stir up, but these two movements are moving in opposite directions.

Generational Déjà vu in Syrian Debate

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson personally led an ultimately unsuccessful campaign to convince the US Senate to ratify the Versailles Treaty ending World War I, which included the establishment of a League of Nations.

Senator Murphy: Hagel And Obama Have Not Briefed Senate On War Plans

Huffington Post | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined HuffPost Live Thursday to discuss the role of Congress in authorizing military force in Syria. "[The Administ...

McMahon Quietly Aids GOP After Defeat

The Hartford Courant | Daniela Altimari | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

She insists she isn't running for anything, but Linda McMahon is once again taking her money, clout and star power onto the campaign trail. The Repub...

Mitch McConnell Dismisses 'Absurd' Citizens United Amendment

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized a proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate corporate personhood rights on Friday, call...

Jennifer Bendery

Newtown Families Meet With Background Checks Bill Opponents

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been almost six months since the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., and the families of those victims are on Capitol Hil...

Dem Learned The Hard Way What It's Like To Actually Live On Government Handouts

Upworthy | Rajiv Narayan | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

The world would be a better place if politicians had to live on social programs before voting to cut them. ...

McCain Poses With Alleged Terrorists -- Proof That Involvement in Syria Is a Bad Idea

Jon Soltz | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

If a U.S. senator can unwittingly pose for pictures with terrorists in Syria, how can we guarantee that the arms McCain supports sending there won't also end up in the same place McCain did -- with terrorists?