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Bipartisan Group Urges Pentagon Chief To End Contracts With Russian Firm

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers who oppose the Pentagon's dealings with Russia's state-owned arms ex...

104 Members of Congress Say Give Diplomacy a Chance

Joe Cirincione | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The letter will be a blow to efforts to advance a rumored non-binding resolution in the House that would attempt to derail the negotiations with Iran set to begin again on February 18.

Key Dem Rejects Obama's 'False Choice'

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said Monday that the "assassination" of American citizens under President Barack Obama's drone warfare prog...

Democrats Reject GOP Spin On Obamacare Report

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Democrats sought to turn the latest controversy over Obamacare and the economy into a p...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Rally Behind Reform Bill To Fight Big Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leaders joined together on Capitol Hill Wednesday to introduce a new campaign-finance reform bill to help lessen the in...

Jennifer Bendery

Progressives Brace For Disappointment Before State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives will be up on their feet cheering at Tuesday night's State of the Union when President Barack Obama announces that he is ra...

Andrew Perez

Democrats On House Financial Services Committee Want Poverty Hearings

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee want their Republican colleagues to hold hearings to discuss ways to reduce poverty....

Walmart Workers Will Make History on Friday as America Confronts Growing Inequality

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The Black Friday rallies and demonstrations represent a dramatic escalation of the growing protest movement among employees of America's largest private employer. But they also represent the vanguard of a sharp challenge to the nation's widening economic divide.

American Influence In Culture, Science And Education Takes A Hit

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

PARIS — PARIS (AP) — American influence in culture, science and education around the world took a high-profile blow Friday after the U.S. auto...

Zach Carter

Progressives Rally To Representatives' Call For Tougher Bank Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three members of Congress this week sent a letter to top federal regulators urging them to adopt tougher capital requirements for big ba...

Dem Warns GOP Rep Against 'Weaponizing The Debt Ceiling'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Amid a debt limit standoff that includes stiff demands from House Republicans, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told MSNBC's Chris Hayes Thursday that he's wil...

Congress Divided Over Key Egypt Question

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are split over whether the U.S. should cut off military aid to Egypt, highlighting the difficult choices facing...

Meet the 20 Lawmakers Who Stood Up to the War Lobby

Ryan Costello | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Ryan Costello

Twenty Representatives showed courage and leadership on the House floor last night by voting against the new sanctions. In defying the majority of their peers (400 representatives voted in favor) and the pro-war lobby, they exposed themselves to attack.

WATCH: Politician Sings Adorable Song To Celebrate Gay Marriage In Minnesota

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), the Representative for the 5th district of Minnesota, released a short, but cute, video to celebrate the first day o...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Black Congressmen Reveal Daily Struggle With Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Addressing the Trayvon Martin killing last week, President Barack Obama revealed a fact that apparently startled many Americans: Deep, p...

Shahien Nasiripour

Metal Market Mayhem: Brewers Blast Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A loose coalition of beer brewers, automakers, Boeing and Coca-Cola is accusing big banks, including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, o...

Zach Carter

House Dems Press Ben Bernanke On Risks Of Bank Expansion

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four House Democrats sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday, pressing him on the risks of the market manipulat...

A Popular Movement For Higher Taxes? Now There's a Story

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Change is possible. There's a strong alignment between the interests and desires of most voters and those of small and medium-sized businesses. People overwhelmingly support increasing tax contributions from large corporations.

Clarity From Snowden -- But Murky Response From Progressives in Congress

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The Progressive Caucus could supply a principled counterweight to the bombast coming from the likes of Boehner and Feinstein. But for that to happen, leaders of the caucus would need to set a good example by putting up a real fight.

Friday Talking Points -- Pivoting To Other News

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Some weeks, not much happens in political news, and other weeks it seems like almost too much happens. This was one of the latter types of week.

BOTH SIDES NOW: 'Stubborn' or 'Stupid' Facts on Boston, Syria, Rogoff?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhile both sides can lapse into "content bias," should the following facts alter pre-conceived views: the Boston bombers were young Muslim men; some sarin gas was detected in Syria; the Reinhart-Rogoff study is flawed? Erick Erickson and Ron Reagan debate.

Dem, GOP Reps Spar Over Contentious Issue

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

Reps. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) clashed on Sunday over the idea of using surveillance in America's Muslim communities. One we...

Preventing a Mob

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

In the wake of a violent attack, it is easy to target minorities for group blame. With sufficient provocation, any crowd might turn into a mob.

Boston Bombers Do Not Represent American Muslims

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

In the wake of the horrific attacks in Boston last week perpetrated by two ethnic Chechen brothers who appear to have been motivated by extreme Islamist ideology, we are already seeing a dangerous tendency to blame the overall American Muslim community for the heinous deeds of a very few.

Congressman Warns Against Judging Muslims In Wake Of Boston Bombing

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress, issued a word of caution on Monday about rushing to judgment about the Boston Mara...