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Jerry Nadler

Nadler Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) was re-elected to Congress in New York's 10th congressional district on Tuesday. Nadler, who was first elected to Congre...

Michael McAuliff

Conservative Thinks Discrimination Isn't Discrimination If Christians Do It

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the difficulties that religious advocates have is that many seem to think the ideas and beliefs that they hold most dear are some...

Dem Rep: Republicans Who Voted For Food Stamp Cuts 'Just Want People To Starve'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) had some choice words for his Republican colleagues on Sunday, lashing out at those who voted for the 2014 farm bill and it...

Michael McAuliff

The NSA's Biggest Fans Are Happy With Obama's Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama managed to buy himself some breathing room among surveillance critics in his own party Friday, even as he propose...

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...

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'Weaponized' Debt Limit Should Be Repealed, Dems Say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...

Michael McAuliff

Nadler : Stop NRA Leadership, Others Who 'Enable' Murder

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Along with the soul-searching and calls for the country to stand with the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, there's ...

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couples To Be Officially Considered Families In Deportation Decisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday that she will instruct immigration agents to consider same-sex ...

Laura Bassett

D.C. Abortion Ban Passes House Judiciary Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday that bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation in the District of Columbia ...

Ryan Grim

'Off With Their Heads': U.S. Politicians Eye Europe Warily

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

Ned Simons reported from London, Alexandre Phalippou from Paris, and Ryan Grim from Washington. When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke ventured...

Laura Bassett

GOP Rejects $20 Million Increase For Violence Against Women Programs

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

House Republicans voted down an amendment to an appropriations bill on Thursday that would have increased funding for Violence Against Women Preventio...

Michael McAuliff

White House Abandons Veto Threat Of Indefinite Detention Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday abandoned its threat to veto a defense bill that sets in stone the commander in chief's authority to indefi...

Rep. Nadler Wants Probe Of NYPD Conduct During OWS Protests

AP | Posted 02.05.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A congressman is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate allegations of police misconduct in connection with the tre...

Congressional Democrats' Advice for Obama's Jobs Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The nation is waiting to hear what President Obama is going to say tomorrow night, when he gives an address to a joint session of Congress on the subj...

Jennifer Bendery

Days Away From Default, Democrats Nervously Eye Constitutional Route

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may not be pushing the issue publicly, but in private she "clearly" supports President Bar...

Michael McAuliff

9/11 Health Czar: No Cancer Link To Ground Zero

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and cleanup who are stricken with cancer had their hopes dashed Tuesday -- at least temporari...

Sam Stein

Rep. Nadler On Obama's Medicare Proposal: 'There Won't Be Any Democratic Votes For That'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's vision of a grand deal on raising the nation's debt ceiling may have been scrapped by a skittish Speaker John Boehner ...

Michael McAuliff

Three Lawmakers Spent Decade Defined By Death And Bin Laden

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The kill shots that took down Osama bin Laden had a special resonance for three New York lawmakers who have spent the past decade recove...

Elise Foley

Boehner Still Undecided On 9/11 Visit

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is still weighing whether to send a Congressional delegation to the Sept. 11 anniversary ceremonies ...

Lucia Graves

Democrats Push Legislation To Secure Immigration Rights For Same Sex Couples

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats on Thursday re-introduced the Uniting American Families Act, legislation that would grant same-sex couples the same resi...

Elise Foley

Democrats Aim For Repeal Of Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats launched a repeal effort against the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, introducing companion bills in both chambers of Con...

Sam Stein

House Dems To Push Legislative End To DOMA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In light of the Obama administration's decision to drop its legal support for the Defense of Marriage Act on the grounds that the presid...

Amanda Terkel

'Forcible Rape' Language Remains In Bill To Restrict Abortion Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After significant public blowback, House Republicans last week promised to drop a controversial provision in their high-priority No Taxp...

Amanda Terkel

House GOP Ramps Up Efforts To Restrict Abortion Access

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite campaigning on a platform of creating jobs and boosting the economy, some of the first pieces of legislation Republicans have ta...

Barack Obama: Same as He Ever Was

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

In the wake of President Barack Obama's premature capitulation to the Republicans in the tax wars, a party who I might remind you controls neither Con...