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Louise Slaughter

Friday Talking Points -- Past, Present and Future

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forty years ago today, President Nixon addressed the nation to announce he would be resigning the next day -- the only time in US history this has happened. Today, President Obama announced the US will be dropping bombs on Iraq once again. That's a pretty heavy-duty amount of the past to contemplate, in one week.

Michael McAuliff

House Takes First Step To Sue Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans teed up House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Barack Obama Thursday, passing a measure that will likely com...

How DC's Political Intelligence Biz Made Fat Cats Fatter

Michael Winship | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

As the revolving door spins faster than ever between jobs in government and corporate America, information and who you know are the currency that gets you through the tollgate, information that paying clients then use for ever greater profits and a competitive edge.

Eugene Mulero

Republican Who Compared Political Correctness To Hitler Youth Challenges Longtime Dem

HuffingtonPost.com | Eugene Mulero | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative Republican Mark Assini said he'll try to do something that hasn't been done in nearly three decades: topple incumbent Rep. ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Adopted Record Number Of Closed Rules In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress already closed out the year with the least productive legislative session in history. And now, House Democrats pointed out Mond...

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid's Explosive Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.

Sabrina Siddiqui

New Bill Would Force Congress To Stay In Washington Until It Passes A Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, the senior Democrat on the House Rules Committee, introduced legislation Wednesday that would prevent Co...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican 'Atrocity' Rigged House Rules To Continue The Shutdown, Democrat Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has been fuming in recent days about Republicans quietly changing the House rules to prevent a clean fundi...

Agricultural Abuse of Antibiotics: Looming Crisis Warrants Big Changes

Steve Heilig | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
Steve Heilig

The battle to reduce agricultural use of antibiotics continues. The stakes are high -- and may be even higher than before.

This Summer's Bad News

Agnes Gund | Posted 10.09.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

In this time of financial trouble and international turmoil, the arts and the humanities provide more than "enhancement," more than "benefit." They provide insight; they provide incentive; they inspire. They give us answers.

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.

Molly O'Toole

Military Sexual Assault Prevention, From 'Ask Her When She's Sober' To 'Submit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

"Ask Her When She's Sober," the tagline of a Pentagon poster campaign designed to educate members of the military about sexual assault. A video ga...

Air Force Pulls Objectionable Sexual Assault Brochure

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has pulled a brochure circulated at a South Carolina base after a lawmaker complained about some objectionable advice...

Laura Bassett

Boehner Says Abortion Bill Won't Make GOP Unpopular With Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Despite recent controversy over a GOP-sponsored ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters on Tu...

The Clock Starts Now: Women Demand House GOP Action on VAWA

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

The Republican Party has plenty of backward policy positions, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this one. VAWA is an important part of promoting the health, safety, and economic security of American women.

Reintroduced ACHE Act Is the No-Brainer Bill of the Year: Will Congress Finally Deal With This Health Emergency?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

With the daily silica-laced blizzard from five million pounds of toxic explosives in the background, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and Rep. Louise Slaughter reintroduced the biggest no-brainer bill of the year for Congress -- the Appalachian Community Health Emergency Act.

Obama Critics Come Around, Say He's A 'New Man'

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro LEESBURG, Va. Feb 7 (Reuters) - Democrats in Congress have always had some gripes with their preside...

'I Would Not Be Running For Office If I Was About To Die'

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Two weeks after breaking her leg in a fall, New York Rep. Louise Slaughter said Tuesday she is undergoing painful rehabilitation bu...

Congress Takes a Step or Two Forward, Two Steps Back

Michael Winship | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Michael Winship

Six long, weary years after Louise Slaughter proposed a law to ban insider trading by members of Congress, the Senate approved the House version of the STOCK. All it ultimately took were the magic words, "60 Minutes is here to see you."

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Introduces Insider Trading Bill But Strips Disclosure Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Key provisions of the STOCK Act, the bill to bar insider trading by lawmakers, were removed in the latest version unveiled Wednesday in ...

Facing Low Approval Ratings, Congress Pays Attention To Controversial Practice

AP | By LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress, battling single digit approval ratings, are paying attention to the perception that some lawmakers enriched themsel...

Isn't That Already Illegal? Congressional Insider Trading

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

The fact that a little-known loophole permits members of Congress and their staffs to buy and sell stocks using insider information they might obtain through their official work rightly strikes most citizens as outrageous.

Lynne Peeples

Do You Know Where Your Turkey's Been?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

As families across America adorn their dinner tables with plump, juicy turkeys this Thursday, they've likely given little thought to what their future...

Mike Sacks

Justice Clarence Thomas Feeling More Heat

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) is turning up the heat on Justice Clarence Thomas based on new information that builds upon previous repo...

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.