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Louis Gohmert

Diseases and Demagogues

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

It is difficult enough to confront resurgent diseases without an explosion of unhinged conspiracy mongering.

Sam Levine

The Koch Brothers Want To Creep You Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A conservative advocacy group terrified young children and millennials on the National Mall with a hospital of horrors and knife-thrower...

Luis Gutierrez Shoots Down Steve King and Louis Gohmert On Law Protecting Child Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) took shots Sunday at two House Republicans who have criticized President Barack Obama on border security issues, saying t...

Republican Hatred Overshadows America's Founding Values

Gerry Myers | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Many politicians in Washington do not agree with one another but, the Republican Party seems to go beyond disagreement and promote hatred. They hate O...

Obama On Louie Gohmert: He's 'Unbelievably Gracious,' But Then Again 'I Don't Watch TV'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

At the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, President Barack Obama had some nice words to say about one of the breakfast's co-chairs a...

A Look Ahead at 2014 in Education Reform

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Comedy
Steve Nelson

Governor Rick Perry misses the press conference. His staff reports that he was still trying to '...figure out what all these numbers mean' and that he hadn't been able to get his hair ready in time.

2013: The Year the GOP Got Sexy?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Just when we thought it couldn't get any better than a story about Michele Bachmann stranded in Siberia, we get this. Sizzle!

Pouring a Cup While Pissing in the Same Teapot

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

When the Tea Partiers made their appearance in D.C. during the last midterm elections, it was easy to predict that they would one day morph into a gro...

Biggest Players in Shutdown Drama Raised Big Bucks in Q3

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

House Speaker John Boehner may have had a rough couple of weeks with a shutdown that's made him a lightning rod for public anger over gridlock in Washington, but the Ohio Republican is still one of the biggest political money magnets in town.

Why We Should Hope for a Government Shutdown

Jason Sattler | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Jason Sattler

The GOP has spent the last five years explaining that the source of all evil is Washington, D.C. In a shutdown, Americans will see that what mostly comes out of the government is checks -- soldiers' paychecks, Social Security checks, Medicare reimbursement checks...

Top Five Reasons why Immigration Reform Is Likely to Pass This Year

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There are more than enough votes on the floor of the House to pass immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship if it is given an up or down vote. The only question now is whether the House Leadership decides that it is in their political interest to call the bill.

Jason Linkins

At Some Point, The GOP Has To Realize That The Sunday Shows' Bookers Are Making It Look Terrible

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

This week, "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" kicked off with a question: "Why is Donald Trump stumping in Iowa?" This answer to that question is ...

Jason Linkins

And Now John Cornyn Is Somehow Not Conservative Enough For The Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

As a person who has been alive since at least 2008, it's hard to imagine how you get to a point where two-term Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is insuffici...

Love, Republican Style!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 09.10.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

The PolitiChicks are a group of conservative women who claim to be covering "the most important issues and events of the day." And, apparently, one of those important issues last week was deciding who should be considered America's "hottest conservative supermen."

A Corporate Person's Guide to Passing Immigration Reform in the House

Murray Hill Inc. | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Murray Hill Inc.

Just as sections of our roadways are sponsored by local companies and interest groups, naming rights for the wall along our borders should be sold to the highest bidder. But that's just the beginning.

Jason Linkins

Utopia Achieved As A Litany Of Pervasive Discriminatory Practices Are Ended With Magical Thinking

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4, party-line vote, gutted the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday. But don’t worry, everybody. "Our country has changed," assure...

Bon Voyager

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

If the new crop of conservatives wants the kind of national stage that Bachmann is ceding, they have to jump in the deep end of the nut bowl with a snorkel and a mouthful of garbled sound bytes.

Texas, the Dim Bulb State

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Allowing conservative ideology to magically fix our worst problems frees our state lawmakers to defend our state against federal encroachments, such as the 2007 federal law phasing out inefficient, incandescent light bulbs in favor of LEDs and florescent light bulbs.

How to Prevent Indefinite Military Detention in the United States. Really.

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The National Defense Authorization Act rightly outraged many on both the left and the right last year, and legislators from all over the political map are now responding. But while one of those responses is real -- i.e., it would actually fix the problem -- one is not, and by pretending to fix it would only make things worse.

Sam Stein

House Republicans Pushed Two-Month Payroll Tax Holiday In January 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will likely reject a two-month extension of the payroll tax holiday Monday evening, citing a desire to avoid striking ...

GOP Rep: Obama Riding In 'Darth Vader Bus'

Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) criticized President Barack Obama's bus tour of the Midwest during an appearance on Fox Business Tuesday night. T...

WATCH: Anderson Cooper On His Favorite Interviews

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 08.31.2011 | Media

Anderson Cooper isn't concerned with the big "get." "I know in TV lingo that's a big deal," he said in an interview with Ben Finley, a booking prod...

Jason Linkins

What's Next For The Birthers? (Basically, More Birtherism)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, President Barack Obama allowed the world to see his "long-form birth certificate," proving something that was already widely known, but not...

Jason Linkins

Lawmakers And The Crazy Laws They Want To Pass In The Wake Of Tucson Tragedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It may, and probably should, come to pass that the events of the past week will result in a thoughtful examination of the incident, leading to the patient and methodical crafting of sensible policy that might help to prevent such incidents in the future. And it might be a difficult road to tread -- sometimes there's just nothing you can do to fix something, no matter how hard you want to. But a slow and thoughtful process that goes nowhere is infinitely preferable to rushing to pass the first crazy law that you barfed out of your brainpan while stewing in a broth of worry, adrenaline, and panic.

Jason Linkins

Louis Gohmert's Exquisitely Dumb Solution To The Unemployment Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Tex.) is a spectacularly unserious legislator, but Adam Serwer finds him pitching a solution to the unemployment crisis that tips even his decidedly screwed-up scales.