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Lisa Belkin

Breaking The Paternity Leave Barrier: The Rest Of The Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Parents

Some articles require more than just a correction. They call for an explanation. That’s the case with one I wrote last week about the first father t...

Ryan Grim

Tea Partiers Lavished Government Money On Staff After Losing Reelection

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Todd Akin lost the Missouri Senate race to Democrat Claire McCaskill in November, he had one final piece of business to take care ...

Grace Meng Becomes New York's First Asian-American Congresswoman

| Posted 09.18.2014 | New York

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer QUEENS — Rep. Grace Meng made history Tuesday, shaking off her Republican challenger and long voting ...

Congressional Candidate's Texting Habit Under Fire

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

After checking her cell phone nearly 20 times in a recent debate in what her opponents said was texting for answers, Elizabeth Crowley, a Democratic c...

Courting Asian Voters

Heath Brown | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The number of Asians in the country is on the rise. Will this group of voters be courted by candidates to the same extent as other constituencies?

Gary Ackerman Retiring

AP | CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 03.16.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Longtime U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman, a feisty Democrat known as much for scolding bankers and regulators as he was for his personal quirks li...

Dem Congressman Won't Seek Reelection

Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) announced on Thursday that he will not run for reelection. The New York Democrat, who has served in the House since 1983, ...

Slavery and the Presidents: Where Is the Public Acknowledgement?

Clarence Lusane | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Clarence Lusane

While there are hundreds of memorials, plaques, and other means that present a false narrative of American history, there are too few that genuinely tell the more complicated and often harsh reality that many faced as U.S. democracy unfolded.

Michael McAuliff

President Urged To Recognize Slaves Who Built The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress two years ago acknowledged the work of slaves in building the United States Capitol, and a lawmaker Thursday argued that it is ...

Joshua Hersh

House Dem: Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing Was 'A Zoo'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee left for their weekend recess Friday still fuming over a two-day mark-up session that s...

Congressman Calls On Egypt To Release Israeli-American 'Spy'

AP | By ARON HELLER | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- U.S. Congressman Gary Ackerman called on Egyptian authorities Wednesday to release a constituent and former intern whom Egypt accuses of ...

Elise Foley

Harry Reid: 'Clean' Debt Extension Vote Could Spook Markets

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House GOP's plan to hold a vote on a clean extension of the debt ceiling -- which is expected to fail without Republican support -- ...

Michael McAuliff

Arizona Tea Party Rejects Arizona Tea Party License Plates

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- East Coast Democrats aren't the only ones annoyed by Arizona's official Tea Party license plates -- the Arizona Tea Party is too. In ...

Michael McAuliff

Dem Lawmaker Treads On Arizona's Tea Party Licence Plates

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

A new Arizona license plate would say "Don't Tread on Me," but that's exactly what New York Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman wants the federal government...

Michael McAuliff

A Debt Ceiling 'Blazing Saddles' Strategy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Are Republicans following a “Blazing Saddles” strategy in the looming standoff over the nation’s debt limit? Imagine the scene ...

Zach Carter

House Republicans Amplify Attacks On Elizabeth Warren, Consumer Protection

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a hearing marked by openly hostile questioning from House Republicans, consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren made her highly anticipated...

Democrats Push Through Yet Another Anti-Palestinian Resolution

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Congress has correctly condemned violence by extremist Palestinian groups like Hamas, yet when the PA tries to advance their freedom through nonviolent means, the Democrats are just as quick to condemn them as well.

Democratic Congressman: Tax Cut Deal Is GOP's 'Wet Dream Act'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) used a crude play on words Wednesday, when he described what he saw as Obama's gift to the GOP in the recent tax cut deal ...

Amanda Terkel

Democratic Congressman Dares GOP To Vote For Health Care Repeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) is calling the Republicans' bluff on health care: Stand up and repeal the most popular provisions of the ...

In the Absence of a US Foreign Policy

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

America has no vision for the Middle East. Until a policy on Syria is drafted, Washington will be improvising on how to deal with Damascus.

Ryan Grim

New York Dem Insurgency To Protect Wall Street Fizzles

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The New York House Democratic uprising on behalf of Wall Street is fizzling. The effort began last week, when Rep. Gary Ackerman of Queens warned his ...

Ryan Grim

New York Dems Standing Strong For Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

House Democrats representing New York are making a last-minute push to defend the interests of the state's most profitable industry. On Monday night...

The Seven Unsung Heroes of Washington Fashion

Karin Tanabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Tanabe

Michelle Obama and her well-dressed entourage came to town and Washingtonians aren't likened to burlap-clad trolls anymore.

Democrites: Are Congressional Democrats Siding With Netanyahu Against President Obama?

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

While President Obama understands the importance of taking a tougher stance on Israel to fit the new circumstances, some Democrats in Congress do not.

A Six-Figure Solution Missing One Common-Sense Addition

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Retaining good straight troops to the tune of $150,000 with Arabic skills may be an investment worth making, but in the long run, that platoon of lesbians might just turn out to be priceless, too.