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Jim Mcdermott

When It Comes to America's Veterans' Crisis, "Thank You For Your Service" Is Not Enough

Rep. Jim McDermott | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Rep. Jim McDermott

Many veterans are desperate to talk about their experiences with fellow Americans who accept shared responsibility for what is done in war, particularly the killing. Yet these conversations rarely happen today.

'Who Are You Wearing' Question Stumps Dem Rep

Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

This year's Golden Globes and Grammy Awards have come and gone. The Oscars are on the horizon. As for the State of the Union address? It's still a far...

Colbert Calls Out Fox Hosts For Anti-Charity Stances

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.09.2014 | Comedy

During the wintery holiday season of giving, it's impossible to ignore what responsibility we have in helping the less fortunate. That is, unless you ...

Jeffrey Young

Single-Payer Proponents Having An 'I-Told-You-So' Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

The botched implementation of Obamacare has created a bittersweet moment for advocates of a universal, single-payer health care system: They saw this ...

Dem Rep Blasts GOP Stalemate: 'So We Sit Here Until They Figure Out They F*ck*n Lost'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) had some choice words for Republicans on Thursday, hurling an expletive to describe the government shutdown stalemate. ...

Jared Gilmour

Not Shut Down: Congressional Fundraising

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats seemed sure of their political footing Wednesday, already looking beyond the shutdown that has paralyzed the gov...

A New Bipartisanship

Rich Rubino | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It has become conventional thinking that bipartisanship is moribund in American politics. Recent elections of Tea Party Republicans have cemented this mindset. Ironically, the increasing partisan polarity may actually have the unintended result of effectuating a new bipartisanship.

Meet the 20 Lawmakers Who Stood Up to the War Lobby

Ryan Costello | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Ryan Costello

Twenty Representatives showed courage and leadership on the House floor last night by voting against the new sanctions. In defying the majority of their peers (400 representatives voted in favor) and the pro-war lobby, they exposed themselves to attack.

Paul Ryan Blows Up After Dem Calls IRS Scandal 'Political Theater'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

During a congressional hearing on Tuesday surrounding the investigation of the Internal Service Revenue targeting conservative groups, Rep. Paul Ryan...

Lucia Graves

Will Hotly Debated Mine Become Alaska's Keystone?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green

Kevin McCambly was born and raised in Dillingham, Alaska, just downstream from the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive copper and gold mining project that...

Dem Slams GOP 'Chaos'

RealClearPolitics | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

"The whole world is watching this hearing, it is the first hearing on this issue. The whole point of a society is to create and run a government to ma...

Sarah Bufkin

Underwater Homeowners Face Double Whammy In New Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Beginning on Jan. 1, people who lose their home to foreclosure will be required to pay federal taxes on any unpaid mortgage the bank can...

Sarah Bufkin

Estate Tax Reform Could Be Key To Avoiding 'Fiscal Cliff'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the estate tax is restored to a level similar to its rate before the Bush-era tax cuts went into effect, the federal government could...

Amanda Terkel

House Democrats: GOP Stance On Obamacare Is 'Height Of Hypocrisy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dozens of the House Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday have young adult children who are eligible to s...

Bill Targets Improved Education For Foster Children

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 07.31.2012 | Education

MIAMI — Federal lawmakers proposed a bill Thursday that would give social workers better access to school records in an effort to improve educat...

Christina Wilkie

30 Years Late: Congress Creates Bipartisan HIV/AIDS Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first ever bipartisan congressional HIV/AIDS caucus officially launched on Thursday, 30 years after the human immunodeficiency virus...

Seattle Congressman Divorcing Wife Of 14 Years

AP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Divorce

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington and his wife of nearly 14 years are divorcing. The Seattle Democrat has released a statement saying th...

Lucia Graves

Dem Rep: Debbie Wasserman Schultz's New Role As DNC Chair Will 'Strain Her'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) says Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) has her work cut out for her. When asked about Wasserman's d...

US Government Embarrassed by Afghan Woman Again

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Malalai Joya, one of Afghanistan's most famous woman, who was just denied a visa for a book tour to the U.S. Having successfully applied for a U.S. visa four times before, this time it is not about Joya, but about the war in Afghanistan.

Crushing Workers Won't Solve Deficits

Rep. Jim McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim McDermott

After a month of passionate public outcry against his union-busting strategy, Governor Walker has an opportunity to demonstrate his ability to govern with reason and moderation.

Man Arrested For Threatening Democratic Congressman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Palm Springs man was arrested on Wednesday on charges of threatening in phone messages to kill U.S. Congressman Jim Mc...

Saving the Senate From Itself

Rep. Jim McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim McDermott

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's role confirms our government is not operating as a democracy ruled by the will of the majority, but as a strangled entity tightly in the grasp of the minority and its take-no-prisoners leader.

Afghanistan 'Review' Shows Need for Journalism on Classified Information

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The top line of the story the administration is presenting is "progress." But the assessment of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies gives a very different picture, and the public needs to know that in order to have an informed opinion.

Is it Time for Democrats to Fight Obama?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Why are Democrats who were willing to fight Bush crumbling in front of Obama? He claims to be the leader of the party, but honestly who cares? If he is doing the exact opposite of what Democrats claim to stand for, why does it matter what he calls himself?

Dem Congressman: Obama's Tax Deal Good For Trust Fund Babies, 'Unfair' To The Unemployed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott (D-Wash) called President Obama's tax cut deal "unfair" on Sunday, during an appearance with fellow Congressman E...