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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Opens Up About Her Openly Transgender Son

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Rodrigo Lehtinen, son of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) who is openly transgender, spoke about his transition and his family's acceptance in an int...

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Will Keep Representing Florida In Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) won her bid to keep representing the Sunshine State's 27th congressional district. In the 1980s, Ros-Lehtinen ser...

Hypocrisy and The Right to Travel to Cuba

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 11.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The case of staffers for Senator Rubio and Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen travelling to China on a trip hosted by the Chinese communist party-state is a painful example of hypocrisy.

Beyoncé, Jay Z Cuba Trip Cleared By Treasury Department

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

Celebrity power duo Beyoncé and Jay Z were heavily criticized in April 2013 by pro-Cuban democracy activists and GOP lawmakers over their trip to Cub...

Actress Testifies for Homeless Victims

Street Sense | Posted 09.10.2014 | DC
Street Sense

"It is time for Congress to act," emphasized actress Susan Sarandon during a recent congressional briefing about violence against the homeless. "We can't allow these people to be invisible any longer."

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Launch New Benghazi Investigative Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted largely on party lines Thursday to launch a select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attacks...

Cuba & the U.S: The Case Against the Cuban Embargo

Adrian Brito | Posted 06.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Adrian Brito

How come we do business with some of the world's most authoritarian regimes with the worst human rights' records on the planet, yet we keep insisting that the Cuban embargo should be kept in place solely on moral grounds?

Christina Wilkie

Kerry Gets Pressed To Grant Asylum To Former Terrorist Group MEK

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what has become an all-too-familiar sight on Capitol Hill, at least a half-dozen members of the exiled Iranian group Mujahedin-e Khal...

Immigration Reform Is Counting on House Republicans More Than Ever in 2014

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Jose Antonio Tijerino

The question as we start a fresh new year is which courageous Republicans in the House will step up and champion immigration reform in 2014, at great political risk in doing the right thing for America?

Dems Breaking GOP Lock On Key Voting Bloc

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — For more than two decades, running for Congress in this sun-soaked capital of Cuban exiles has required two things: a Republican regist...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Lawmaker Deplores Obama's 'Bloody' Castro Handshake

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans assailing President Barack Obama for shaking the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's funeral on Tuesda...

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of Florida Reps Who Voted For Shutdown

Posted 10.01.2013 | Miami

After Congress failed to reach a spending agreement Monday night, the United States government is now partially shut down -- meaning about 800,000 fe...

WATCH: 'NOH8' Campaign Is Coming To Congress

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices

House Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL27) and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA47) released an inspiring video last week, urging those in Congress to take...

State Department Officials, GOP Spar Over Benghazi Accountability

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it held four employees responsible for mistakes in the run-up to last year's Benghazi attack even tho...

Congress' Most Powerful Room Revealed

Salon | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

Behind an unmarked door in the U.S. Capitol, camouflaged by the opulent marble figures in Statuary Hall, lies a special space unknown to most passersb...

Open Hearts: LGBT Family Bringing Down Adoption Barriers

Kate Perino | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Kate Perino

Martin Gill strongly believes that ECDF will be a solution for many foster kids who lack stability and permanence. Recently, he and his partner hosted a gift give-away for local teens in foster care who are living in group homes--many of whom have little chance of finding adoptive families. Martin said,

Lila Shapiro

'If A Kid Doesn't Have A Family, It's Very Sad:' Lawmakers, Families, Push Gay Adoption Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- Philip McAdoo and his partner Sean Cavenaugh talked about starting a family on their very first date, at a barbecue joint in New York Ci...

Amanda Terkel

LGBT Adoption Bill Set To Be Reintroduced With Bipartisan Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill legalizing adoption and foster parenting by same-sex couples is set to be reintroduced on Tuesday, with supporters hopeful that m...

Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Me: Our Trips to Cuba

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 06.13.2013 | World
Isabel Kaplan

Not one to be left out of the discussion, Jay-Z just dropped a new track called "Open Letter" (produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz) in which he discusses his recent trip to Cuba. He raps: "I'm in Cuba, I love Cubans/ This talk about Communism is so confusing." I feel ya, Jay-Z.

GOP Lawmakers Seek Details On Jay Z, Beyonce Move

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

April 6 (Reuters) - Two Republican members of Congress have asked the U.S. Treasury Department for information on what type of license American pop ...

No More Statues of Che

Matt Brady | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Matt Brady

The Galway City Council scuttled plans to erect a statue to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, but the very idea is repulsive to those who know about Guevara's crimes.

Bipartisan Assault on Middle East Peace

Stephen Zunes | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed a dangerous piece of legislation which would undermine the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The margin was an overwhelming 411-2, with eight abstentions.

Jennifer Bendery

House Passes Violence Against Women Act That Leaves Out LGBT, Immigrant Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday passed their bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, despite protests from the White House, m...

Carlos Harrison

Was Your IKEA Furniture Made In A Cuban Prison?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carlos Harrison | Posted 05.09.2012 | Latino Voices

The flap is heating up over allegations that IKEA used Cuban political prisoners to make furniture. A bipartisan group of ranking Hispanic members ...

Palestinians Surprised by GOP Congresswoman

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The full Congress voted last summer on the entire aid package to the Palestinians. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen is the sticking point, and her restriction on the aid bill is damaging U.S. policy.