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Friday Talking Points -- Labor Daze

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It surpasses all irony and actually enters into the realm of bitter humor that we're about to celebrate Labor Day when the unemployment rate remains at the sky-high level of 9.1 percent.

Top 10 Ways the Congressional Black Caucus Should be More Like Allen West

Katie Halper | Posted 11.01.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

I doubt that any members of the Congressional Black Caucus got any sleep last night. I'm sure they were tossing and turning, sick with worry and regret, trembling in fear over Allen West's threat to leave the caucus.

Congressional Progressive Caucus Gives Obama Two Suggestions For Jobs

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

The co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus issued a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday, asking him to consider two proposals as he p...

Christina Wilkie

Obama Hosts Ramadan Dinner | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

President Obama honored the sacrifices that Muslim Americans have made for the country on Wednesday night at the White House's annual Ramadan dinner. ...

Christina Wilkie

Obama To Host Ramadan Dinner | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

The two members of Congress who practice Islam will attend President Obama's annual Ramadan dinner at the White House Wednesday night, along with a nu...

This Is Our Moment

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

The stakes are too high now. Republicans have taken us to the brink of default, and it is already hurting our economy. Progressives know this is America's moment to lead. The deadline is upon us -- but so is the opportunity.

How House Progressives Can Save the Debt Ceiling Deal ... and the Middle Class

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The House Progressive Caucus finds itself in an unusual position. Despite its name, it's fighting for views that aren't just popular among Democrats and independents, but which in many cases are supported by a majority or plurality of Republicans.

Muslim Congressman: Herman Cain Is 'A Sick Individual,' A 'Bigot'

Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress, said in a recent interview with Salon that Republican presidential candidate Herma...

Elise Foley

WATCH: Refugees Advocate For Better Aid | Elise Foley | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After escaping violence and persecution in their native countries, 10 former refugees met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to...

Elise Foley

Progressives Push For Job Growth On Tour (VIDEO) | Elise Foley | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus launched a tour Saturday to push for job creation, an attempt to combat the House Republican messa...

Elise Foley

House Democrats Launch Tour For Jobs | Elise Foley | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats are launching a tour to call for good jobs for the working and middle classes, putting pressure on House Republica...

As Republicans Declare War on Bank Customers, A Call to Support Warren

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Pressure is growing for the president to make a "recess appointment" of Elizabeth Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This would make sense politically, but what matters a lot more is that it would also be an excellent move for the country.

I Speak For Myself: Serving As A Muslim And An American

Rashida Tlaib | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Rashida Tlaib

Our role as Muslim elected officials during these turbulent times creates a unique opportunity to directly contradict the critics of our faith through our desire to serve.

Local Voices: Hyperlocal Blogging Comes to Patch

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.04.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

This week, we launched a great new chapter for -- we are welcoming new bloggers to Patch sites around the country through our new Local Voices blog feature. Local Voices will complement Patch's original reporting, allowing members of each community to speak up and speak out to their neighbors -- whether they're across town, a block away, or two doors down. READ MORE The Bin Laden Bounce: How Will Obama Use This Moment of Unexpected Unity? The mission to bring Osama bin Laden to justice was a great victory and a testament to the brave soldiers who carried it out. And it came at a time when such clear and present victories no longer seemed possible. But there's no reason why this sense of tangible achievement must end in Abbottabad. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Discusses Obama, Trump, Seth Meyers And More On This Week

What is America's Story for the 21st Century?

John Milewski | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

When we ask ourselves why we are committing military might in Libya (or Afghanistan, or Iraq), we're really asking bigger questions. What is our purpose in the world? What is the story that defines our friends and our foes?

Sean Hannity And Muslim Congressman Have Fiery Clash

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.21.2011 | Media

Sean Hannity and Rep. Keith Ellison engaged in a heated debate about Muslims on Hannity's Wednesday show. The conversation touched on several very ...

In 2012, Will We Have a People's Budget or the Ryan Roadmap to Ruin?

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

We support a plan that creates good-paying jobs rebuilding the roads and bridges that we cross going to work every day. The alternative, we're sorry to say, is a road we've been down before.

My Response to Rep. Keith Ellison

Sam Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Harris

Who will reform Islam if moderate Muslims refuse to speak honestly about the very doctrines in need of reform?

March 14, 2011, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

MARCH 14, 2011, NEWS UPDATE Libyan dictator Gaddafi repulsing rebels with air power. Why does NATO keep saying NayTo no-fly zone over Libya? G...

Peter King's Subversive Fantasy

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

Why is King's focus solely on Muslim Americans, especially when Muslim American terrorism and involvement in extremism has significantly decreased and right wing, anti-government violence increased?

Partnerships, Not Islamophobia, Must Dictate US Counterterrorism Policy

Deborah Ramirez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Ramirez

Law enforcement must move past the Islamophobic rhetoric that seems to dominate US counterterrorism discourse bring Muslim communities into the fold to help in the effort.

Elise Foley

Keith Ellison Tears Up At Hearing On Muslim-American 'Radicalization' (VIDEO) | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim-American elected to Congress, broke into tears Thursday during a hearing investigating po...

Listen To Lupe, Ellison And Eboo: It's Time To Hear From More Muslims

Chris Stedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

As I sit here contemplating Representative Peter King's (R-NY) upcoming "Muslim radicalization" hearings, trying to discern if my stomach ache is the ...

Keith Ellison Responds To Allen West Jab: 'More Respectful And Productive Public Dialogue,' Please

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) responded to harsh criticism from Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) Tuesday, saying that his Tea Party-backed colleague's comments...

No Social Security Cuts in the State of the Union?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

News that Obama won't cut Social Security is at the very least a temporary victory for all concerned, one that gives the public more time to make its voice heard. That's good news. But the fight is far from over.