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GOPer Says Party Would Swallow Dem Tax Plan After December: 'Everybody'll Vote For That. Everybody.'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If a fiscal cliff deal isn't struck by the end of the year, President Barack Obama will be in such a strong bargaining position that Rep...

Mercury, Vaccines Hot Topics at Autism Hearing

David Kirby | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
David Kirby

You probably didn't know it, but Congress recently held a major hearing on the government's response to autism, grilling two key federal officials on everything from prevalence studies to services for adults with the disorder.

15 Members of Congress Speak Out: End the War in Afghanistan

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

Today, 14 of my colleagues joined me in speaking out against the war in Afghanistan. Congress is deeply complicit in maintaining and continuing the war, but if enough members join our voices, maybe an end to this travesty can be in sight.

Issa Slams Obama On Energy Failure

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have jumped on the latest failed solar company, lambasting it as another example of the Obama administration's "politically ...

Lucia Graves

Indiana Senate Race's Ripple Effect

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

While the battle for the Republican Senate nomination has taken center stage in Tuesday's Indiana primary, the fight could affect turnout in three ope...

Citizens United Decision Could Lead to Foreign Interests Influencing US Elections

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Citizens United created an environment in which it is perfectly legal for a shell non-profit corporation to engage in election-related spending on behalf of a hidden interest. And there is nothing to ensure that the hidden interest is not a foreign national, a foreign company or a foreign government.

Another GOP Rep. Retiring

AP | TOM LoBIANCO and TOM DAVIES | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Republican Dan Burton, whose ardent investigations of Bill Clinton in the 1990s lifted his national profile, announced Tu...

Mike Sacks

GOP Rep Proposes Bill To Force Justices To Make Big Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sensing that the Supreme Court might get cold feet about making a constitutional ruling on the politically charged health care cases in ...

Paying Pitts to Pay Pakistan to Pay Pitts -- and Raise the Deficit

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 09.20.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

A few days after he had received $2,000 campaign contribution from the Pakistani lobbyists, Rep. Joe Pitts introduced a resolution in 2004 which, reflecting Islamabad's stance, called for a more activist U.S. role in resolving the dispute over Kashmir.

Paul Blumenthal

FBI: Alleged Pakistani Agent Directed Thousands In Campaign Contributions

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department charged two men on Tuesday who are allegedly agents of the Pakistani government with failing to report that they ...

Andrea Stone

Roman Holiday: Congressmen And Wives Spending Taxpayer Money For European Trip

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Summer is upon us and that means only one thing in the nation's capital: time for Congress to take a holiday at government expense. F...

When Redistricting Is All In The Family

Roll Call | June 7, 2011 | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

For many current and former Members of Congress, redistricting is a family affair -- and House district boundaries run as thick as bloodlines....

House Votes To Cut BLM Budget Over Wild Horse Roundups In West

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

RENO, Nev. — The U.S. House approved an amendment on a voice vote Wednesday that would cut the Bureau of Land Management's budget by $2 million ...

The New Face of Big Brother?

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Russ Baker

Here's an ominous development that is likely to pass almost unnoticed: a congressman requesting that the federal government identify to him everyone who has made a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

GOP Representative Wants To Erect Plexiglas Shield Around Congress

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) recently announced plans in the wake of the Arizona shooting to reintroduce a piece of legislation that would provide for the...

Amanda Terkel

House Republicans Block Child Marriage Prevention Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the House took up the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2010. The bill would ensure that c...

Gingrich Family Values: Stick a Fork in Newt

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's hard to image Gingrich setting sail next year for a run at the White House -- his serial philandering will keep him from ever sitting behind the Oval Office desk.

Tea Party Midterm Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tea Party candidates suffered defeats in yesterday's primaries in Indiana, Ohio, and North Carolina, but are enjoying varying degrees of success in Florida, Kentucky, and Utah. It's going to be an interesting election season to watch.

Jason Linkins

Reps. Burton, Gohmert Bring Beck Blackboard Bungle To The House Floor (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As anyone who's watched the Glenn Beck Hour of What Richard Hofstadter Said Back In 1964 knows, the eponymous host enjoys a good scribble on the ol' b...

Jason Linkins

Tim Crawford, Tea Party Democrat, Struggles To Explain His Candidacy (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last month, the Washington Post's Dave Weigel introduced us to young Tim Crawford, a "Tea Party" conservative who managed to win the Democratic primar...

FBI Whistleblower: Hastert, Burton, Blunt, Other Members of Congress 'Bribed, Blackmailed'

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

The broad criminal conspiracy is said to have resulted in, among other things, the sale of nuclear weapons technology to black market interests including Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Libya and others.

Formerly-'Gagged' FBI Whistleblower Details Congressional Blackmail, Bribery, Espionage, Corruption in Remarkable Videotaped Deposition

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Just over two weeks ago, FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to speak about much of what the Bush Administration spent years trying to keep her from discussing publicly.

Obstructionist Lawmakers Harm Animals and the Economy

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

If they were truly concerned about the economy, self-described fiscal conservatives like Boehner, Bishop, and King should have been the first to line up today in support of the mustang legislation.

More GOP Lawmakers Sign Onto Obama Birth Certificate Bill

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six months into Obama's presidency, after scores of embarrassing legal defeats, and even after tussles between the attoneys who've turned frivolous la...

Note To Spitzer: Gremilns?!

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel

No arena has been spared its own blemish and moral hiccup. Sports, entertainment, politics, the clergy -- name it.