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Marina Fang

Congressional Republicans Rail Against Legalization Of Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans on Thursday railed against states that have legalized marijuana, citing its connection to auto accidents. D...

Tension Between Business Community, GOP Exposed

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traditional ties between the business community and the Republican Party are fraying on Capitol Hill, where the House GOP has buck...

Andrew Perez

Oil Spills In Wildlife Refuge After Republicans Dismiss Need For New Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after Republican lawmakers dismissed the need for new rules on drilling in national wildlife refuges, federal agencies are cle...

Michael McAuliff

Congressmen Defend Repairing Oil Pipes With Trash Bags And Duct Tape

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressmen who are angry at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement of environmental regulations were not outraged by an activist's ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Anti-Pot Republican Lawmaker Laments That It's 'Not Realistic' To Ban Booze

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), who wants Congress to stop the District of Columbia from implementing a law that decriminalizes the possessio...

Tea Party Rep. John Fleming Flip-Flopped on Abortion -- And No One Noticed

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
R. Kyle Alagood

I wrote a Shreveport Times column this week in an attempt to spark meaningful conversation about poverty and health care in Louisiana. What I never expected was that my column would become Dr. Fleming's springboard for announcing he has moderated his abortion access position.

Liberty Institute's Kelly Shackelford Spreads 'Fear and Misinformation' at Air Force Academy Leadership Symposium

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

One of the speakers at this year's National Character & Leadership Symposium was Kelly Shackelford, the President & CEO of the Liberty Institute, which describes itself as "the largest legal organization dedicated solely to defending and restoring religious liberty in America."

Family Feud: GOP Debates Next Move On Immigration

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — House Republicans wrestled inconclusively with the outlines of immigration legislation Thursday night, sharply divided over th...

'Stop Stuffing Your Face and Sit Down!' Compulsive Overeating and ADHD, 6 Tips for Parents

Varda Epstein | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Varda Epstein

Keep the gates of communication open and enlist your child's help in fighting the temptation to overeat. With a can-do attitude, the two of you can win the battle, every time.

Rep. Fleming: NDAA Religious Freedom Language Not a 'Touchdown' -- New Talking Points Needed

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Back in June, when the House passed its first version of the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the anti-gay crowd was doing a victory dance over the fact that the House version of the bill included Rep. John Fleming's (R-LA) so-called "religious freedom" amendment.

An $88,000 Piano for an Army Chapel? What Military Cutbacks?

Chris Rodda | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

If service members so afraid of being "out" as Christians that they're afraid to even go church, then how can there be so many service members attending worship services that the military needs to build mega-church size chapels to accommodate the large crowds?

'Not My Problem'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a Republican, freshman Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida cares about the Republican Party's image and fate. But what he especially cares...

Republicans Shoot America in the Foot

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans can pummel their own party if they want to, but what's amazing is that 18 of them in the Senate and 144 in the House voted against restoring government services and paying America's debts.

Friday Talking Points -- Ted Cruz: Senator Ham-I-Am

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Talk about missing the point. And no, I do not refer to the mindless mainstream media (who apparently don't know the difference between "a filibuster" and "a 21-hour ego trip").

Pentagon Assures Anti-Religious-Freedom Coalition That Rumor They Started Isn't True!

Chris Rodda | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

The primary mission of this so-called "religious freedom" coalition is to protect the "right" of anti-gay Christians in the military to continue to discriminate against and harass LGB service members in a post-DADT and post-DOMA military.

Military Gays Make Strange Bedfellows

Chris Rodda | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

As the old saying goes, politics makes strange bedfellows, and one of the big political issues currently making these strange bedfellows is the issue of gays in the military.

Who's Really Protecting Religious Freedom for Military Catholics, the Catholic League or MRFF?

Chris Rodda | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Since the repeal of DADT, the stakes in the battle over religious freedom for our men and women in uniform have become much higher, and as the stakes have gotten higher, the lies have gotten bigger.

Congress Members Want Military Gays to be Free to Mock Christians

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Yeah, right. Now go back and read this post reversing Christians and gays because that, of course, is what Rep. Fleming's amendment will do.

MRFF Fully Supports Congressman Tim Huelskamp's 'Meetings with Respect to Religious Liberty' Amendment

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Despite Congressman Huelskamp's blatant admission that the sole target of his amendment is Mikey Weinstein, this amendment, should it be signed into law, would to apply to everyone -- not just to the object of Huelskamp's affectations.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Says Atheist Chaplains Would Call Fallen Soldiers 'Worm Food'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are no atheists in foxholes, the saying goes. Republicans in Congress don't want them in the military chaplain corps, either. T...

Congressman Who Fell for Onion Story Still Hasn't Learned to Check His Facts

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

It seems that Congressman Fleming's ability to separate fact from fiction hasn't improved much in the past year. The stories he's now believing might not come from The Onion, but the headlines are just as far-fetched and the stories just as fictitious.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP's New Focus Is Not The Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Congress whiffing on the bid to stop sequestration's automatic deep spending cuts, House Republicans have turned their focus to the...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Rep.: 'Zero Discussion' Of Gun Control, Immigration At Republican Retreat

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A day after President Barack Obama unveiled a series of proposals on gun control, Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) said House Republican...

GOP Rep's Sandwich Shop Accused Of Gross Discrimination

Talking Points Memo | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

Mohammad Husain and his wife were looking for a bite to eat and a nice place to relax when they stopped in last month at a Shreveport, La. sandwich sh...

Should I Read or Should I Write?

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 08.06.2012 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Writers have a special dilemma: when you have a free moment, do you read or do you write?