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Friday Talking Points -- Dog Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to the 'Dog Days' of summer, at the height of the political Silly Season. This year, one dog did indeed have his day in August, as 7-year-old 'Duke' just won a rather bizarre election to become mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.

Gaza Blockade Hangs Fire in Cairo: Where Is the Anti-War Left?

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The greatest struggle facing the anti-war movement in the United States is the struggle to get people who come to anti-war demonstrations after a war starts to engage politically to prevent the same wars in the future.

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrat Readies Bill To Demilitarize Local Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) announced Thursday that he plans to file legislation aimed at stemming the militarization of local police -- s...

Democratic Congressman Introduces Bill To Demilitarize Police Agencies After Ferguson

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of...

GOP Senator Apologizes For Midget Comment

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) apologized Thursday for describing some of his fellow senators and their referencing of Congressional Budget Office (CBO) sc...

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Critics Of Obama Judicial Nominee Unmoved By Peace Offering

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has been fighting with members of his own party for months over a controversial judicial pick. But he appeared to...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Black Congressmen Reveal Daily Struggle With Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Addressing the Trayvon Martin killing last week, President Barack Obama revealed a fact that apparently startled many Americans: Deep, p...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressman Calls Clarence Thomas 'Worse' Than Edward Snowden

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) said Wednesday that the fact that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas voted this week to gut the Voting Righ...

Martha Stewart Served Time for Perjury; Should the Same Standard Be Applied to Our Elected Officials and Appointees?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

Many believe that Martha Stewart went to prison due to insider trading. To the contrary, Martha went to jail for committing the felony acts of perjury...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrat: 'Imagine A World Without Balloons' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was weird enough that the House spent days debating a bill about helium. But then came Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), who gave a floor sp...

Social Security Is Not the Problem

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

Now is the right time for a discussion about the deficit and debt, but Social Security does not contribute to either, and so cuts to the program should be off the table. Any discussion of Social Security's finances should take place separately from discussions of the federal debt.

Michael McAuliff

'Weaponized' Debt Limit Should Be Repealed, Dems Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on Wednesday accused their counterparts across the aisle of employing war-like tactics against their own country...

AppRights: A Mobile Privacy Initiative

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 10.13.2012 | Technology
Rep. Hank Johnson

Pointing to SOPA and CISPA as cautionary tales, Congressman launches open legislative project at apprights.us/ Last month, I launched AppRights.us, a...

Elise Foley

Dream Act Supporters Sue The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Would-be Dream Act beneficiaries aren't just angry that the bill failed in the Senate in 2010: Some also are joining a lawsuit seeking a...

Santorum Not The Only Politician With A Google Problem

Roll Call | Kate Tummarello | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Congressional staffers control the content on Members' websites....

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

The One Sentence Solution To Job Creation

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The executive order that I am suggesting would create an estimated 1.8 million net new jobs annually. It would require neither new spending nor spending cuts. It wouldn't even require new taxes.

Mike Sacks

Democrats Try To Overturn Supreme Court's Anti-Consumer Rulings

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not abortion or affirmative action -- or, for that matter, campaign finance -- but a series of recent cases on arbitration has shar...

Could a Simple Bill Save the World Economy?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.24.2011 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

If President Obama really wants to create jobs and save the world economy, he will keep his campaign promise and support and sign the Fairness and Transparency in Contracting Act.

Tyler Kingkade

Worker Activists Deliver Petitions Against Jobless Discrimination To Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Labor advocates delivered 250,000 petitions in support of an initiative to ban hiring discrimination against the jobless on Wednesday, h...

Tyler Kingkade

Who's Afraid To Hire The Unemployed?

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Job advertisements that require applicants to be "currently employed" are easy to find online. Yet attempts to trace the origins of such...

Laura Bassett

The Unemployed Can Now Apply: New Jersey Bans Discriminatory Job Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.25.2011 | Business

In New Jersey, it is no longer legal for employers to specify in their job ads that unemployed persons will not be considered. Gov. Chris Christie ...

Do the Unemployed Face More Discrimination Than African-Americans?

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

It looks like the civil rights movement has not become a relic of the past after all. It's just taking a different shape. Instead of primarily helping people of color, it must now help those of all colors who need their rights protected by the government.

Laura Bassett

New Bill Would Ban Discrimination Against The Jobless

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, employers cannot discriminate against applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, or nation...

Jobless Claims Soar as Obama Continues to Shortchange Small Business

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama has allocated only a fraction of federal stimulus funds directly to the 27 million small businesses that create virtually 100 percent of America's net new jobs.