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Big Money Looms Over Minnesota's Second District

Camille Galles | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Camille Galles

Obscene amounts of corporate spending fuel races for Congressmen who represent the interests of the corporations, not the people who elected them.

Bill Maher Wants to #FireKline

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

This past Friday, Bill Maher announced Rep John Kline as the winner of his #FlipADistrict Campaign, a contest which Maher created to find the worst representative in the country and oust them from office.

Bill Maher Announces 'Winning Loser' Of His 'Flip A District' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

Bill Maher on Friday announced the "winning loser" of his "Flip a District" campaign: Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.). The HBO comedian said he's targeti...

#DirtyDenier$ Day 9: Congressman John Kline

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Today's featured Dirty Denier is Rep. Jon Kline from Minnesota. While his denialism is more mild-mannered than the brash, outspoken style of some of his #DirtyDenier$ compatriots, it's no less dangerous.

#FireKline: Congressman John Kline Advances to 'Flippable Four' in Bill Maher's #FlipADistrict Campaign

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Maher has been calling on viewers to nominate and vote for the worst members of Congress for his #FlipADistrict Campaign. Once a "winner" is chosen on September 12, Maher plans to throw that member of Congress into the national spotlight and help oust them from office.

Joy Resmovits

Sweeping New Bill Seeks To Help Students With Disabilities, But It May Not Go Far Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

The bipartisan overhaul of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act trumpeted in Washington, D.C. Wednesday includes provisions aimed to help stud...

Vote For This Democrat, Prevent Insurance Execs From Throwing Dance Parties

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

"Insurance executives" boisterously dance on tables, guzzle Champagne and throw bills in the air as a Democrat running in a competitive House race ima...

Joy Resmovits

Here's One Thing The House Of Representatives Can Overwhelmingly Agree On

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Even as some question the need to increase charter school funding, the U.S. House of Representatives -- in a rare show of bipartisanship -- voted to d...

#FlipADistrict: Three Ways Kline Is Hurting Working Families

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Bill Maher is in search of the worst member of Congress. The "winning" member of Congress then gets the grand prize of having Maher and the Real Time staff throw their support behind the winner's opponent.

Twitter Campaign Sends Kline to "No. 1" in Bill Maher's #FlipADistrict Contest

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Recently, we at StudentDebtCrisis.org nominated Representative John Kline for Bill Maher's #FlipADistrict campaign, which aims to find the worst repre...

Joy Resmovits

How Both Parties Are Failing Students With Disabilities

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Educational funding for students with disabilities became the subject of yet another heated partisan argument with no resolution at a budget hearing T...

Flip a District: Fire Kline

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Kyle McCarthy

We are better than this and deserve a member of Congress that represents the people, not simply those who bankroll their re-election campaign.

Which For-Profit College Lobbyist Are You?

David Halperin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.

Allen West Back On The Campaign Trail, This Time With A GOP Congressman

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is back on the campaign trail, stumping for Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.). According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, K...

The State of the Union Address I Wish President Obama Would Give: 'I'm Not Going to Waste a Minute Trying to Work With You'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

I'm not going to waste one minute trying to work with you. Not because I don't want to. Because you won't work with me. So I have no agenda to present to you tonight. You don't want to hear it. You're not going to vote for it.

Corruption Threatens Obama Action on For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Despite President Obama's obvious awareness of the egregious, widespread nature of the problem, his own team may be on the verge of failing to effectively implement a key measure needed to hold for-profit colleges accountable for such abuses.

Obama Team Must Be Fair, but Tough, on For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
David Halperin

If you think the for-profit colleges will be inclined to moderate their bad behavior if the new gainful employment rule is somewhat weakened again, consider the propaganda attack the industry has unleashed this week to coincide with the rulemaking session.

Steve Forbes, the Olympics, Congress and Other Stuff For-Profit Colleges Buy With Your Tax Dollars

David Halperin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
David Halperin

America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.

For-profit College Group, Linked to ALEC, Keeps Working to Harm Students and Taxpayers

David Halperin | Posted 02.08.2014 | College
David Halperin

It's a busy time for APSCU, the trade association of America's for-profit colleges. The group spends its time trying to block reasonable measures to hold the worst actors in its industry responsible for their systematic abuses of students and taxpayers.

Charged With Protecting Students, Congressman Kline Instead Serves For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Representative John Kline, Republican of Minnesota, chairs the House Education and the Workforce Committee. He also is a living symbol of the Republican Party's shameful loyalty to big for-profit colleges.

Republicans Face Super PAC Attacks Over Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority PAC, one of the largest Democratic super PACs, on Thursday launched a television- and online-advertising campaign targeti...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Claim Obama Is Keeping Kids In Failing Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

House Republicans are stepping into the legal battle over school vouchers in Louisiana. On Tuesday, a group of high-ranking GOP legislators wrote ...

House Approves Lower Rates On Student Loans

Associated Press | Philip Elliott | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading ...

WATCH: Former Bush Cabinet Member Talks Education's Greatest Problems, Solutions

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact

At a time when there exists an unequal distribution of high-quality teachers and public school closures are being labeled as human rights violations, ...

Joy Resmovits

Dumping Bush's School Legacy For Good?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass a replacement of the long-expired No Child Left Behind Act, the first time the nation's sweeping fed...