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Sabrina Siddiqui

Connecticut Lawmakers Vow To Reverse 'Shame' Of Gun Control Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Esty spent the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, in a Boston briefing for newly elected members of Congress until a phone call interru...

Congressman Scolds GOP On House Floor: 'DO YOU STAND WITH YOUR COUNTRY?'

Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Shortly before the federal government shut down at midnight on Oct. 1 over a failure to end a partisan impasse on the latest spending bill, Rep. John ...

Feds Offer Big Grant To Preserve Historic Collection

AP | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The federal government has awarded a $150,000 grant to preserve the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center collections in Hartford. The cent...

Paul Blumenthal

Major Reform Push On Controversial Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, MD. -- Campaign finance reformers are ringing in the third anniversary of the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision with dozens of ...

Paul Blumenthal

Dems Aim For One Unified Bill On Campaign Finance

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to show a unified front, five members of a campaign finance reform task force organized by House Democrats reintroduced thr...

Ryan Grim

Call Time For Congress Shows How Fundraising Dominates Bleak Work Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to town, new members of Congress. Now hit the phones. For an incoming member of Congress still basking in the glow of electo...

Arthur Delaney

Dems Lament Unemployment Lapse: 'An Absolute Travesty'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on Sunday lamented that Congress has stranded 2 million jobless Americans by failing to reauthorize long-term un...

Michael McAuliff

House Dems: 'Fired Up, Ready To Stay'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Complaining that Congress is going on its election break at the earliest point in decades, Democrats in the House Friday challenged thei...

Jason Linkins

House Republican Says No Democrat Will Touch Jobs Bill That Was Introduced In The House By A Democrat

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

It seems that Representative James Lankford (R-Okla.) and the Daily Caller reporters who talk to him all need to get up to speed on current events. ...

Ryan Grim

Super Congress Democrats: Jobs First

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Democrats on the Super Congress will insist that the body's mandate be expanded to include job creation measures, setting up the first ma...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Ignites Partisan Firestorm

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama succeeded in uniting his party and reminding Republicans who lives in the White House with his first major fiscal...

Congress Must Debate the Libya War

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Congressional debate is a key means of compelling the administration to clearly state its case and its objectives, to be honest and transparent about the potential cost of its proposed policies, and to limit its actions to its stated objectives.

Elise Foley

Dems Hold Fundraiser To Support Gabrielle Giffords

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading House Democrats held a fundraiser on Tuesday for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who is recovering from brain injuries she sustained du...

Arthur Delaney

Key Dem: Tax Deal Goes Against 'Core Democratic Values'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Democratic member of Congress who opposes President Obama's tax cut deal with congressional Republicans says the deal is fundamentally unfair becaus...

Arthur Delaney

House Dems Rip Obama's Tax Cut Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats gathered in the Capitol Tuesday evening to debate the tax-cut deal President Barack Obama struck with Republicans, but a...

Congress Adjourns to Face the Music at Home

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Cutting and running 7 days early from their planned Oct. 8th departure, members of Congress fled the hot and toxic atmosphere on Capitol Hill and returned to face constituents in their home states for the midterm elections.

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Urge Caucus To Confront Shadowy Independent Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With additional reporting by Lucia Graves Democrats may be launching a new offensive against the secretive independent expenditure groups that are sp...

Looking Behind the Numbers of House Afghanistan Vote

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

This week, The US House of Representatives failed to represent the majority of Americans who believe we should end the US led military occupation of Afghanistan.

We Can't Blow This

Steve Hildebrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Hildebrand

Let's keep our commitments by cleaning up the mess, passing sweeping ethics and political reforms and getting things done. We still have time to develop the better narrative before the November elections. But will we?

Ryan Grim

Rep. Capuano Tells Fellow Dems: 'You're Screwed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When House Democrats gathered on Friday for their end-of-the week caucus meeting in the basement of the Capitol, caucus chairman John Larson (D-Conn.)...

Arthur Delaney

Rep John Larson: Political Fundraising Now "Borders On Insanity"

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) has a sad story to tell about how he lost a friend in Washington. "I came here in 1998. I served with a guy named Jim Malo...

Dems Consider Skipping Committee, Bringing Health Care To Floor

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats, still searching for a way to pass their healthcare bill before August, are considering bypassing the Energy and Commerce committee al...

Now Is The Time: Pass the NAT GAS Act

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

The NAT GAS Act is the only way I know to quickly and effectively reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It will also save consumers thousands of dollars on fuel costs and protect our environment.

The Pickens Plan Marches on Washington

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

With three or four million people on my side, I'm a hell of a lot more important in Washington than I am in Texas. And you know what that means? America is finally going to get an energy plan.

Political Fix Part of the Economic Solution

Nick Nyhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Nyhart

With powerful Congressional leaders now behind public financing, the chances to roll back the pay-to-play politics norm in Washington, D.C. have never looked better.