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The Absolute Best Way to Reflect on Nixon's Resignation

Lester & Charlie | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

On this anniversary, let's remember one great -- but too often overlooked -- Lesbian African-American House Representative from Texas who steered us through a Constitutional crisis 40 years ago with logic and passion.

Criminal Injustice

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

For decades, Congress has implemented policies that distort America's criminal justice system and tip the scales of justice in favor of punishment over rehabilitation. As a matter of civil rights and basic justice, our criminal justice system must change.

Ear-Picking Congressman Clears The Air

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) quickly gained Internet fame when C-SPAN footage of him picking at his ear, inspecting his finger, then nibbling at his finge...

Dem Rep Learns The Hard Way That C-SPAN Is Always Watching

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) is about to learn a valuable lesson: C-SPAN is always watching. During a House Judiciary Committee meeting last week, the ...

Matt Sledge

House Committee Approves NSA Reform Bill | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday on a "fast track to passage" that would limit the NSA's bulk collection of telephone call reco...

Unconstitutionally Long Copyright Terms Stifle Content Creation, Just Ask Disney

Derek Khanna | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
Derek Khanna

As the House Judiciary Committee is considering major copyright reforms to provide for the next Great Copyright Act, they must include copyright terms more consistent with the original public meaning of the Copyright Clause.

I Want a Bigger Cable Company, Said No One Ever

Chris Meyer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Chris Meyer

A combined Comcast/Time Warner has implications for millions of consumers around the country, so it's no wonder that this issue has struck a chord with so many people.

'This Is Not Prostitution -- This Is Child Rape.'

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Malika Saada Saar

As a human rights movement, the anti-trafficking movement must urge for laws, policies, and practices that hold both the trafficker and the buyer accountable for their crimes.

With Upcoming Discussion on Limiting Abortion Rights, the Personal Is Political

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

To break the issue of abortion rights down to a battle over "messaging," or ensuring that Republican members of the House give some necessary red meat to their base, ultimately has a much more dire impact on the body politic.

What Price Justice?

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As the government budget gridlock grinds on, there has been considerable attention concerning its financial impact. However, few commentators have focused on the effect the sequester and the government shutdown are having on our constitutional obligation to do justice.

Goodlatte Pledges Action On Key Issue

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday pledged action on immigration overhaul legislation even as most of the at...

Goodlatte Rejects Path To Citizenship

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

VERONA, Va. — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is rejecting the idea of giving immigrants in the U.S. illegally a special pathway t...

Republicans: Holder 'Deceptive And Misleading'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Judiciary Committee report released on Wednesday concludes that Attorney General Eric Holder gave "deceptive and misleading" tes...

Tea Partier Makes Absurd Civil Rights Comparison

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) compared the civil liberties of minority groups to snail darters and prairie chickens at a House Judiciary Committee hear...

Film and Television Play Vital Role in Driving Innovation, Strengthening US Economy

Chris Dodd | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Chris Dodd

The production and distribution of film and television continues to be one of this country's most valuable cultural and economic resources.

House Holding Surveillance Hearing

Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

By PETE YOST, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Six weeks after a leaked document exposed the scope of the government's surveillance of Americans...

House Committee Advances Immigration Bill Over Dem Objections

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

BY DAVID ESPO AND ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping immigration legislation moving toward a vote in the Senate would ...

Contentious Bill Gets Revised After Rape Controversy

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans have modified a tough anti-abortion bill to include exceptions for rape and incest after the GOP sponsor of the l...

FBI Director Faces Tough Questions

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert Mueller is leaving the law enforcement agency that he has run every day since the week before the Sept. 11, 200...

SOPA Author Calls NSA Snooping 'Stunning'

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

One of Congress' leading voices on legal policy has called revelations of the NSA's surveillance program "stunning." In an interview on The Laura ...

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...

WATCH: Holder Delivers Epic Smackdown To Issa

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder had tough words for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) during Wednesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing, criticizing the co...

Matt Sledge

House Task Force Could Rethink Drug Laws | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The House Judiciary Committee created a bipartisan task force Tuesday to investigate whether the federal code over-criminalizes minor offe...

Conservative Rep Emerges As Central Player In Immigration Debate

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Depending on whom you ask, Rep. Bob Goodlatte is either trying to stand in the way of landmark immigration legislation or he illust...

Jon Ward

John Boehner Won't Swallow This Whole | Jon Ward | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) looks likely to try to move immigration reform through the House in a few separate bills, rather tha...