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GOP Rep Announces Retirement

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of his current term. "At the end of this term, I will have spent 1...

Search For Brain Cancer Patient In Plane Crash Enters 4th Day

AP | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York

EPHRATAH, N.Y. — A search for the body of a brain cancer patient who was on a volunteer medical flight that crashed last week and is presumed de...

LOOK: Puppies, Models And Members Of Congress

Posted 04.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last Saturday night, the Washington Humane Society's 7th annual Fashion for Paws event raised nearly $700,000 combining three of D.C.'s ...

Will Wrigley

Congress Has Never Been So Adorable

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Nothing brings everyone together quite like puppies and kittens. This goes for lawmakers, too. Thursday's "Paws for Love" adoption ev...

Zach Carter

Republicans Offer Wall Street Reform Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After more than four years of blanket opposition to Wall Street reform, House Republicans are finally offering Democrats a deal. But the...

Michael McAuliff

Quitting Time? Bipartisan Lawmakers Push Obama To Leave Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of eight lawmakers is the latest to demand the United States leave Afghanistan, raising the pressure on President Bar...

Nigeria on the Brink: A Rejoinder

Howard F. Jeter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard F. Jeter

Former Ambassador John Campbell's recent article, "Nigeria on the Brink," reduces the country to two monolithic, antagonistic and inexorably colliding blocs, one Northern, the other Southern.

3 Reps Under Further Investigation Over Alleged Bank Bribery

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House investigators have recommended that three lawmakers be further investigated to determine whether political contributions were...

Oil Pollution in the Niger Delta: Whose Fault?

Amb. John Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. John Campbell

Nigerian commentators have been bemused by popular anger against BP. They claim that the Niger Delta has suffered spillage equal to an Exxon Valdez each year for many decades with little Western indignation or even notice.

Eight Congressmen Under Investigation For Fundraisers Held Before House Vote On Financial Reform

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers take contributions every day from corporate executives and lobbyists hoping for their votes. The question of whether that represents busines...

Playing Offense -- When Beltway Wisdom Says "Defense"

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Which is why there's no reason Democrats shouldn't stay on the offense in 2010, taking on Republicans like John Campbell, who act as if Orange County hasn't changed since the 1950's.

Ryan Grim

Rep. John Campbell Accuses Himself Of 'Blatant Conflict Of Interest'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Campbell is, apparently, a straight shooter. Instead of ducking criticism for simultaneously collecting rent from car dealerships while pushing t...

Not All Earmarks Are a Bridge to Nowhere and Not All Earmarks Are Meant to Line Congressional Pockets

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

There are earmarks and... then there are earmarks. Not every earmark goes to line the pockets of corrupt congressional earmarkers and their cronies the way characters like Duke Cunningham, Don and Bill Young (R-AK & FL), Jerry Lewis (R-CA), and Ken Calvert (R-CA) have worked it.

Sam Stein

Republican Lawmaker Already Failed Luntz Memo On Regulatory Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a memo guiding congressional Republicans on how to defeat financial regulatory reform, conservative messaging guru Frank Luntz strongly suggested f...

Congress Hack Attack: House Member Web Sites Hacked With Anti-Obama Language

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several House members had their websites hacked overnight after President Obama's State of the Union Address. Around 6:30 a.m. Eastern, the sites of J...

Car Dealers Exempt From New Consumer Protection Agency

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The House Financial Services Committee approved a key amendment Thursday, 47-21, to keep automobile dealers exempt them from a new government consumer protection agency.

Clear and Present Conflict of Interest. How Bad Does it Have to Be?

David Donnelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Donnelly

Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) has taken $170,550 in campaign contributions from auto dealers. Who do you think he wants to exempt from the provisions of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency bill?

'The Wacko Wing'

The Progress Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Progress Report

Birthers claim that the birth certificate posted by the Obama campaign was "a false, fake birth certificate," but its authenticity has been independently confirmed.

Obstructionist Lawmakers Harm Animals and the Economy

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

If they were truly concerned about the economy, self-described fiscal conservatives like Boehner, Bishop, and King should have been the first to line up today in support of the mustang legislation.

Conspiracy Theorists Say NASA Faked Obama's Birth

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The so-called "Birther" movement gained new steam today as one of its prominent Congressional advocates claimed that NASA faked the birth of Barack Obama.

GOP Rep: Obama Creating An Ayn Rand Dystopia

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.), who gives his departing interns copies of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged," told me today that the response to Preside...

Herd on the Hill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Passage of this modest, but crucial, ballot measure in California will surely change the calculus for farm animals elsewhere by demonstrating that Americans have no tolerance for gratuitous cruelty.

Orange County's Steve Young on Obama's "50 State Strategy"

Cristina Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cristina Chang

Can the "50 state strategy" help the down-ticket candidates? I sat down with a proud liberal trying to unseat a conservative incumbent in California.