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Jim McGovern Re-Elected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) was re-elected to Congress on Tuesday. McGovern represents Massachusetts' 2nd District. See more on the midterm elec...

Sunset an Authorization for the Use of Force in Iraq

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Whatever one thinks of the President's actions so far, it does not seem likely that there will be a majority in Congress in the near future to force the withdrawal of U.S. military forces. But there might well be a majority in the near future to insist that a military campaign that goes on for months needs explicit Congressional authorization.

'Humanitarian Emergency' Does Not Suspend the Constitution on War Powers

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Every time the president -- this president or any president -- is allowed to "cut corners" on the Constitutional question of Congressional war powers, it sets a bad precedent for the future, eroding a key Constitutional, democratic speed bump against unnecessary wars of choice.

Michael McAuliff

House Takes First Step To Sue Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans teed up House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Barack Obama Thursday, passing a measure that will likely com...

Before Unleashing Gaza-Like Airstrikes on Iraq, Congress Must Vote

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.12.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

In the early hours of Friday morning, Gaza's Ark - the boat preparing to sail from Gaza in defiance of the Israeli blockade on Palestinian exports - was hit by an Israeli missile and caught fire. When dawn broke Friday morning, little was left of the boat.

Progressive Activist Dies At 55

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Tim Carpenter, a political activist and founder of the Progressive Democrats of America, died Monday after a battle with melanoma. Carpenter, 55, s...

Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan? Let Congress Vote!

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

If you care about democracy in Afghanistan, you should be happy for the Afghans. But if you also care about democracy in the United States, you should be a bit troubled.

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Lawmaker Grumbles About His Party Caving On Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of a partisan war over funding the government, one House Democrat fumed Monday night that his party leaders aren't fighting...

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Surfer Responds To The Haters

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jason Greenslate is America's most famous food stamp recipient. Fox News profiled the 28-year-old San Diego resident in two August s...

Arthur Delaney

House To Vote On Food Stamps Cuts Amid Syria Furor

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate in Congress over whether the United States should bomb Syria may be diverting attention from the economy at home. While the H...

Shouldn't War Critics Get a Broadcast Response to the President's War Speech?

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media
Robert Naiman

President Obama is addressing the nation Tuesday evening to lobby public opinion and Congress to support the Congressional authorization for war in Syria. Shouldn't broadcast media respect the right of war critics to an equal response?

Elise Foley

Democrat: Obama Should Withdraw Syria Request

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said Sunday that the Obama administration should accept that it doesn't have the necessary support in Congre...

Epic GOP Bumbling Could Inadvertently Save This

Salon | Blake Zeff | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

There are lawmakers in the Republican Party who really hate the idea of the government helping poor people stay alive via eating. This disdain is seve...

WATCH: Congressman Introduces Constitutional Amendments To Repeal Citizens United

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 01.30.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern last Tuesday proposed two Constitutional amendments on the House floor that would overturn the Supreme Cour...

15 Members of Congress Speak Out: End the War in Afghanistan

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

Today, 14 of my colleagues joined me in speaking out against the war in Afghanistan. Congress is deeply complicit in maintaining and continuing the war, but if enough members join our voices, maybe an end to this travesty can be in sight.

On Afghanistan, the Pentagon Has Lost the American People

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Until now the Administration has gotten away with a having a two-faced policy: presented to the American people as a timetable for withdrawal, but understood by the Pentagon and the Republican leadership as allowing tens of thousands of U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan forever.

Dem Rep Accused Of Drinking On The Job By GOP Colleague

Politico | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

One congressman accused another of drinking on the job in the midst of a tense exchange Wednesday night over whether the House would debate an amendme...

GOP Admits It Lacks Votes for Afghan War; House to Vote on Drone Strikes, Afghan Exit & Indefinite Detention

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

On Wednesday night, the House GOP leadership effectively conceded that they no longer have the votes in the House to sustain the current war policy in Afghanistan.

House Moots Afghan Exit, Iran War, Military Budget, and 'Signature' Drone Strikes

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

According to the way the House operates, the authorization bill is the most open opportunity to challenge current policy. When the House considers the appropriations bill, amendments can be offered to cut money for specific programs.

A Conversation About Literacy With Congressman Jim McGovern

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

Since he took office in 1996, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) has been a tireless advocate for causes that reach far beyond his district and his home state. Among his top passions is literacy.

Fifteen Guys in a DC Jail Cell Plotting Mischief -- Watch Out World!

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Rabbi Steve Gutow

It sounds like the beginning of a semi-decent joke: A movie star, four Congress members, leaders of several NGOs, two rabbis, a journalist and a great comedian walk into a jail cell. Last Friday, that is what happened though.

Look Back in Anger

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

The conservative template of attacking Obama with unrelenting invective was also created here in the Bay State, and used against Deval Patrick. I should know. I helped create that template.

Amanda Terkel

The War No One Wants

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The war in Afghanistan is increasingly becoming the war no one wants. Opposition to the conflict is now mainstream, with the vast ma...

Costs of War Hit Home, Politically

William Hartung | Posted 08.04.2011 | World
William Hartung

The combined costs of the wars this year amount to nearly $170 billion. While $19 billion less than '08, it's a modest drop considering Iraq spending decreased almost $100 billion since then too. In other words, 4 of every 5 dollars saved from Iraq were reinvested in Afghanistan.

The Top 3 Signs This War Will End

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Congress is fed up with the war in Afghanistan, and its members' turn against the war mirrors the quickly changing public opinion.