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Christina Wilkie

Member Of Congress Unloads Russian Stocks Following HuffPost Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A member of Congress who held stocks in Russian companies has requested that her broker sell them "forthwith" after the investments were...

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...

In the House, a Little Quid Pro Coal?

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The Bluegrass State's coal industry has been singing the blues of late, but they've been handed a small victory courtesy of Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY), who, surprise, surprise, has the coal industry to thank for filling his election coffers.

Massive Bill Shows Fruits Of Conservative Victory

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an unlikely-to-be-read 1,582 pages, Congress' $1.1 trillion spending bill is precisely the sort of massive legislation that Rep...

Kate Sheppard

Spending Bill Protects Inefficient Light Bulbs And Money For Coal Abroad

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The omnibus appropriations bill that House and Senate leadership announced Monday evening would block the Department of Energy from impl...

Tea Party-Backed Cuts Accelerate Economic Free Fall In Already Stricken Areas

MSNBC | Suzy Khimm | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

Republican Congressman Hal Rogers brought so many federal dollars home to eastern Kentucky’s coal country, he was crowned “Prince of Pork.”...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Members Back Simple Solution Leaders Won't Embrace

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Time is running out, but there's still a simple solution to the twin fiscal terrors Congress seems intent on inflicting on America: Just...

Michael McAuliff

A New Supercommittee? GOP Plans New Bid To Crack Federal Standoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are set to unveil a new strategy -- one that sounds startlingly like 2011's supercommittee -- to deal with both the fe...

Good Grief! How Did We End Up on the Verge of Another Government Shutdown?

Scott Lilly | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Scott Lilly

The backbenchers that have engineered this train wreck may not be embarrassed by their handiwork, but party veterans clearly want no part of it.

This Summer's Bad News

Agnes Gund | Posted 10.09.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

In this time of financial trouble and international turmoil, the arts and the humanities provide more than "enhancement," more than "benefit." They provide insight; they provide incentive; they inspire. They give us answers.

GOP Civil War: House Republicans Have Already Started to Break

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

We are seeing Republicans in the House as well as the Senate speak out against extremist proposals on government spending levels. What exactly do the extremists propose?

Sam Stein

White House, Hill Dems Contemplate Short-Term Sequester Fix

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Adding a new wrinkle to fall budget negotiations, the White House and top congressional Democrats expressed new openness on Wednesday to...

GOP Austerity Measure Falls Apart

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

BY ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- House GOP leaders Wednesday halted debate on an austere measure that was full of cuts to trans...

Republicans Want to Slash the IRS Budget ― But You'll Pay the Price

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Nice to see that House Republicans are staying true to form. Faced with the prospect of actually governing, they've once again chosen to pander and po...

Zach Carter

House GOP Stomps Again On ACORN's Grave

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are scheduled to vote on two separate budget bills this week, each of which would reject funding for the poverty activ...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Warns FAA Flight Delays Won't End

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who called the Federal Aviation Administration on the carpet over its budget-related furloughs Wednesday warned that Congress ...

Jennifer Bendery

'Missing In Action': Congress Ignores America's Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when Republicans on Capitol Hill are expressing outrage over canceled White House tours, something more deserving of outrage i...

Ryan Budget 'Cuts Too Much,' Says House Appropriations Chair

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is concerned about the draconian cuts of Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) proposed ...

Zach Carter

Latest GOP Budget Plan Wouldn't Aid Poor, Students, Seniors ...

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are proposing a short-term budget that would ease the impact of sequestration on defense, veterans, immigration and la...

Sequester, Our Military, and the Confused GOP

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

On the dawn of sequestration, Republicans are still in deep disagreement over how it will affect our military, and in even deeper disagreement over how to handle it. One thing they do seem to agree on, though, is that they aren't willing to close corporate tax loopholes to avoid it.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP's New Focus Is Not The Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Congress whiffing on the bid to stop sequestration's automatic deep spending cuts, House Republicans have turned their focus to the...

Kentucky: Is It OK That 40-Year Veteran Coal Miner Stanley Sturgill Was Arrested?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As Capitol Hill sit-ins against mountaintop removal mining spread to offices of central Appalachian members of Congress today, one arrest stands out in my mind as a litmus test for Kentuckians -- and all Americans, for that matter.

Lucia Graves

Police Arrest 29 At Capitol For Protesting Clean Needle Exchange Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a demonstration Wednesday against the federal ban on clean needle exchange programs, a total of 29 AIDS activists were arrested a...

Occupy Big Coal: Kentuckians to Protest Most Corrupt Member of Congress on Friday

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Wall Street and Big Coal corporations have no better friend than Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), the "prince of pork" and powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Jennifer Bendery

Nearly All Democrats Buck Vote In Protest Of Paying For Disaster Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 6 p.m. -- The House on Wednesday failed to pass a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded past next week, a major defeat f...