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Dan Benishek

Dan Benishek Defeats Jerry Cannon In Michigan Midterm Election

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.) won a third term in Congress in Tuesday's midterm election. Benishek defeated Democrat Jerry Cannon. He was first elect...

Michael McAuliff

Toxic Stock Syndrome: Why Iran Ties, Hypocrisy And Conflicts of Interest Are OK In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans probably wouldn't guess members of Congress would invest in a company that has any link to Iran. Nor would they likely im...

Amber Ferguson

These Republicans Prove You Don't Have To Be A Scientist To Have A Lot To Say About Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- There was a time when many Republican candidates would say that climate change wasn't real, or at least, wasn't being caused by human ...

Shadee Ashtari

GOP Congressman Says His Medical Background Qualifies Him To Deny Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

While more and more Republican candidates evade the questions about climate change by claiming they’re “not a scientist,” Rep. Dan Benishek (R-M...

Christina Wilkie

Six Members Of Congress Have Financial Stake In Russian Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As members of Congress and the Obama administration scramble to respond to the increasing threat posed by the Russian military in Ukrain...

Congress To Continue Debate Over Military Sexual Assault Legislation

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tumult over how to stop sexual assaults in the U.S. military is a long way from over as Congress grapples to find legislative ...

Kate Sheppard

The House Did Something Good For The Environment For A Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has finally broken its lengthy dry spell on granting wilderness protection to designated areas of the country. On Tuesday, t...

Fighting Illegal Logging With Numbers

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

Thanks to the Lacey Act, we've already made progress in slowing the trade of illegal wood products, but we still have a ways to go.

'Flat Earth Five' Billboards Target Reps 'Dangerously Out-Of-Step' On Climate Change

Posted 10.18.2012 | Green

"When it comes to climate change, Congressman Joe Walsh Keeps His Head in the Sand," a mobile billboard in the Illinois representative's district decl...

Tea Party Balancing Act Puts Republican In Peril

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Shortly after newly elected Rep. Dan Benishek arrived in Washington, staffers raised a banner that proclaimed to visitors...

Reports Detail Big Bucks Lawmakers Spend On Dining

| Posted 08.20.2012 | DC

By Emily Cahn Roll Call Staff From established Capitol Hill haunts such as Charlie Palmer Steak, Johnny's Half Shell and Bistro Bis to newer local...

GOP Rep. Hit With Medicare Attack

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

Democrats are taking to the airwaves to attack the plan by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to turn Medicare into quasi-voucher program, a strategy that in the...

Standing Up for Science and Defending Our Environment

Gene Karpinski | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green
Gene Karpinski

If overwhelming scientific consensus wasn't already enough to convince someone that climate change is real and requires immediate action, just look outside your window.

Campaign Targets 'Flat Earth' Republicans

The Washington Post | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

The League of Conservation Voters will launch a $1.5 million campaign Tuesday targeting five House Republicans who question the connection between hum...

Michael McAuliff

Dem Video: GOP 'Lied' About Protecting Medicare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are ramping up their campaign to frame a couple dozen targeted Republicans and GOP leaders as enemies of Medicare, contending ...

Michigan Democratic Party Accuses Republican Candidate Of Flying In The Face Of FEC

Patricia Lesko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Lesko

Political strategists call it an "ugly win." You throw everything but the kitchen sink at your opponent as the campaign draws to a close, and pray the election goes your way. It's as brutish and nasty as a late hit on the quarterback. And just as mesmerizing to watch.

Flood Gates Open In Race For Bart Stupak's Seat And Money Pours In

Patricia Lesko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Lesko

At first glance, the race for retiring Democrat Bart Stupak's seat in the Michigan 1st Congressional District, pits pro-gun, pro-life Democrat Represe...

Things Get Personal In Michigan

Patricia Lesko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Lesko

In the final week of September, Republican candidates across the nation saw their personal lives take center stage in their campaigns -- including in ...

The Politics Of The Michigan 1st: Political Bookies Call The Race

Patricia Lesko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Lesko

Since 1993 Congressman Bart Stupak has represented Michigan's 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Stupak's seat is now op...

Razor-Thin Vote Count Leads Two Congressional Candidates To Claim Victory In Michigan House Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP/Huffington Post - Both Crystal Falls physician Dan Benishek and state Sen. Jason Allen of Alanson are claiming victory in the ultra-tight race for ...