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Border Backlog Crisis

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In all the fulminating going on about the children in the current border "crisis," there is one problem I have yet to hear addressed, by either side in the debate. Mostly, I suspect, because it would cost a lot of money to fix.

9 Simple Tricks Give a Nashville Home a Grown-Up Renovation

Domino | Posted 07.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Though always passionate about architecture and design, it wasn't until 1993, when Colleen Locke redecorated her family's farm house, that she truly fell in love with the process.

The Last Campaign President Obama Needs to Ever Run: "What We've Achieved Together!"

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

It is time for the president to get on the road in order to speak about and to celebrate with the American people the good and the positive things they have accomplished together.

Tea Iced!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, Senator Thad Cochran pulled off an upset of sorts, by defeating his Tea Party primary challenger in the rematch atmosphere of a "top two" runoff election. His chance of victory had been seen by many (at least before the election results began coming in) as increasingly unlikely -- which is why the political world is abuzz over what just happened down in the Magnolia State.

"Cool Customers"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima If you can't stand the heat, get out of the family room. Or, even better, buy a new air conditioner. That's what my wife, Sue, and I...

Obama's New Scandals

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.

"Miles to Go Before It Sleeps"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Any motorist knows that the best way to ensure longevity is to regularly check your parts, monitor your fluids and make sure your und...

10 Financial Breaks Single People Wished They Could Get from Uncle Sam

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.20.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

There are unique benefits that married people can take advantage of, as long as you know what you are eligible for. If you plan on tying the knot i...

9 TV Shows Everyone Went Crazy Over In 2005

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.09.2014 | TV

Before there was "Scandal" and "Game Of Thrones," there was "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost." Yep, we're talking about 2005, the year The Huffington ...

I Brake for Floor Plans

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.05.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Like a lot of people -- and you know who you are -- I brake for estate sales. I park the car and go into the house, partly to shop but mostly to check out the floor plan. Same goes for open houses. A "for sale" sign in front of a house and I hit the brakes.

Congress Gets Back To Work, And It's Looking Like They'll Be Doing The Bare Minimum

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gets back to work Monday after a two-week vacation, and it's looking like lawmakers will do what they do best: the bare m...

Congress Hasn't Passed A Major Environmental Law In 1,894 Days

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

It's been a long time since Congress passed a major new environmental law -- at least 1,894 days as of Tuesday. Based on an informal survey of ...

House Passes Ryan Budget With Big Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure t...

Election-Year Posturing From Congress Defines Campaigns

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress is now doing what it normally does, in an election year. This is not intended to sound cynical, as I actually think it is a good thing for a divided Congress to stand up for its divided beliefs -- even while knowing that almost none of the bills it now votes on have a prayer of becoming law before the election.

Friday Talking Points -- 'And Counting'

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats, from this point on, should adopt a very simple technique to disarm Republican squabbles about Obamacare numbers. To every figure quoted for people gaining health insurance, Democrats should end with "... and counting."

The GOP Advantage: Geography Or Gerrymandering?

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans helped solidify their hold on the U.S. House when GOP legislators in key states drew new congressional maps after the ...

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups Launch Ad Blitz Defending Vulnerable Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON—Environmental groups are launching a multi-million dollar television advertising blitz to defend vulnerable members of Congress in four s...

Kia Makarechi

Producer Says Disco Never Died

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment

Marco Niemerski produces sleek, melodic club music as Tensnake, but the German artist didn't start out behind a turntable. He first had to get over hi...

Kate Sheppard

Lots Of Countries Have Passed Climate Bills, But The U.S. Is Still Behind The Times

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There now exist nearly 500 climate-related laws in 66 different countries, according to a report released Thursday. The report comes ...

Is Your House Ready for the Next Polar Vortex?

Angie Hicks | Posted 04.27.2014 | HuffPost Home
Angie Hicks

Preparation is key to increasing your odds of staying warm and dry during the next blizzard or cold snap. So if you haven't already done so, take some time to answer these five questions:

OMG We Bought A House! Episode 2: Plan and Paint

Mr. Kate | Posted 04.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

And now it's time to tackle the first task: paint!

De-Clutter Now: 8 Things You Can Live Without

Lindsay Schauer | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
Lindsay Schauer

In 2009 I moved into a 200-square-foot cottage. The rent and location were awesome, but there was one problem. Half my stuff didn't fit in the place. So I got rid of it. Furniture, old clothes, books, shoes, art. And you know what? I haven't missed any of it since.

Fever Breaking? Clean Debt Ceiling Bill Passes House

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

So, when an arsonist doesn't burn down the House [sic] do you praise him for self-restraint or just go about your business because, you know, you're not supposed to burn things down?

Ways to Impress a Mortgage Lender

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

With the CFPB's new Ability-to-Repay rule and lenders still leery after the real estate crash, how can you best show a mortgage lender that you can handle a home loan?

Conservative Group Launches 'Dump The Leadership' Campaign To Oust GOP Leaders

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

ForAmerica, a conservative nonprofit group, told CNN Tuesday that it will push to get rid of the Republican party's current leadership team in Congres...