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Sabrina Siddiqui

Justin Amash Got A Big Raise From His Dad Just Before Loaning His Campaign Money | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) received a handsome bonus from his father's company in 2010, the same year he first ran for Congress and loa...

Amash's GOP Opponent Calls Him 'Al Qaeda's Best Friend'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

A Republican is characterizing the libertarian-leaning Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as "Al Qaeda's best friend" in a new television ad because Amash vo...

There Is An Epidemic Of Republicans Plagiarizing From Rand Paul

BuzzFeed | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul’s libertarian vision for the Republican Party future has such broad appeal that a generation of Republican candidates is copying his ...

Rival's Ad Hurls Misleading Abortion Attack At Justin Amash | Eugene Kiely | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on A TV ad in a Michigan primary says Republican Rep. Justin Amash “voted to allow gender-se...

Big Business Takes On Tea Party, Gently

Politico | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics

Big Business swore this would be the year it would wrestle back the soul of the Republican Party from the grip of the tea party. ...

House Race Highlights Struggle Between Tea Party, Establishment GOP

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

By Susan Cornwell GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 9 (Reuters) - Over cocktails and chocolate-covered strawberries, a group of west Michigan...

Conservative Businessmen To GOP: Tea Party Is Over

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A slice of corporate America thinks tea partyers have overstayed their welcome in Washington and should be shown the...

The Revenge Of Big Money

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Tension is brewing in the Republican Party as the federal government shutdown enters its seventh day and far-right members of the GOP show no sign of ...

Conservatism... It's the New Liberalism

Lauren Windsor | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Why is it that conservatives, who tout their morality and fiscal responsibility, are so liberal with the stewardship of our planet's resources; so liberal with their interpretation of empirical evidence; so liberal with scientific acts?

Americans Have a Right to Know Details of Government Data Requests

Zachary Graves | Posted 09.12.2013 | Technology
Zachary Graves

If the government is going to continue the practice of forcing private companies to hand over users’ private information in the name of national security, then the American public should have a right to know which companies are being asked and how often.

"Self-interest" Morally Reprehensible Justification for Nonintervention

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Returning to the debate on military intervention in Syria, I resolutely reject the notion of "self-interest" as THE red line, THE bottom line, the line in the sand, as the sole, or as the primary consideration as many political leaders and pundits seem to argue.

Lawmakers Press Obama To Seek Congressional Authorization On Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's possible military intervention in Syria is already running into fierce opposition among some members of Co...

A New Bipartisanship

Rich Rubino | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It has become conventional thinking that bipartisanship is moribund in American politics. Recent elections of Tea Party Republicans have cemented this mindset. Ironically, the increasing partisan polarity may actually have the unintended result of effectuating a new bipartisanship.

Jason Linkins

Karl Rove Paints Justin Amash As 'Liberal'; Amash Responds, 'LOL' | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

GOP strategist Karl Rove and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) are apparently in one of those "war of words" thingies that happens from time to time. Last m...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Justin Amash: Edward Snowden Is A 'Whistle-Blower' | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. Justin Amash, (R-Mich.), a prominent NSA critic, said Sunday that Edward Snowden is a "whistle-blower" who brought to light intelligence-gatherin...

Recent House Debate on NSA Has Restored My Faith in Democracy... Kind Of

Travis Irvine | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Travis Irvine

In case you hadn't already heard, last week a Congressional coalition of civil liberty-loving lefties and libertarian-leaning righties joined together to try and curb the NSA.

Glenn Beck To Michele Bachmann: Shame On You

Posted 07.26.2013 | Media

Glenn Beck went on a rant against Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Thursday, blasting the congresswoman's support of the NSA's spying on Americans. ...

Matt Sledge

Dem Lawmaker Tries To Protect Americans' Privacy In Secret Court | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is preparing legislation to create a special privacy advocate who would appear in front of the secret surveillance court t...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner, Pelosi Defend Votes For NSA Phone Surveiilance | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) found themselves on the same side again Thursday...

Obama's Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

It's now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment. And at the Capitol, the hierarchies of both parties are stuffing it into the trunks of their limousines, so each provision can be neatly fitted with cement shoes and delivered to the bottom of the Potomac.

Matt Sledge

House Says No To Amendment Reining In NSA | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Wednesday evening narrowly defeated an amendment from Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) meant to halt the Nati...

Clapper Warns Against Measure To Rein In NSA

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The director of the National Intelligence says an effort in the House to rein in the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance ...

Matt Sledge

White House Fears Congress May Curb NSA Surveillance | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sign of growing concern over Congress's reaction to the revelations of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the White Ho...

Ryan Grim

Emergency Briefing Called Over GOP Rep's Surveillance Opposition | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency called for a "top secret" meeting with members of the House on Tuesday to lobby against the first House ame...

GOP Rep's Push To Defund Controversial NSA Programs Receives Big Boost

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

A little more than a month after secret National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs were leaked to the public, one GOP congressman is making ...