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Marsha Blackburn

GOP Panics, Attacks DREAMers and Border Children

Ryan Campbell | Posted 08.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The very fact that Republicans were meeting during what was supposed to be a recess means that, despite the fact we've known about the border crisis for some time, a panic switch had been thrown.

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change Gets More Air Time On Some TV News Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– So far, 2014 has seen a renewed interest in climate change on the Sunday morning political talk shows. In just the first six months of...

GOP Congresswoman Is Afraid Obama Will Use Border Money To Fund Obamacare

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama has requested $3.7 billion to address the crisis brought on by the influx of unaccompanied child migrants surging into the Sout...

The Cost Benefit Analysis of Climate Change Legislation: Future Generations Will Thank You

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When a thorough cost-benefit analysis is done with respect to future generations, enacting climate change legislation today is not only a moral imperative, but also makes perfect economic sense.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Republicans Have 'Led The Fight For Women's Equality'

Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Days after the Paycheck Fairness Act was blocked by Senate Republicans, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has stepped forward to defend her party, insis...

Christina Wilkie

This Man Refuses To Be Intimidated By Threat After Testifying On Horse Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than 24 hours after testifying on Capitol Hill about the horrifying abuse of championship Tennessee Walking Horses, animal welfare ...

Christina Wilkie

Why This Congresswoman Opposes Effort To End Horrifying Horse Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cruel practice of "soring" championship gaited horses by wrapping their hooves in corrosive chemicals and then applying chains or ba...

Sebelius Show Trial Highlighted Lawmakers in the Pockets of Insurance Companies

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The truth these politicians want to obscure is that Obamacare is protecting their constituents from buying coverage that provides little to no shield against financial ruin. And that protection is something the insurance industry wants to get rid of.

Jennifer Bendery

Sebelius Takes Blame For Obamacare Glitches

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized on Wednesday for the "miserably frustrating experience" people are havi...

WATCH: CNN Anchor's Devastating Questioning Of GOP Rep

Posted 12.25.2013 | Media

CNN's Carol Costello tried and tried to get Rep. Marsha Blackburn to tell her how the Obamacare website "specifically" violated medical privacy laws, ...

WATCH: MSNBC Host's Startling Question To GOP Rep.

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.15.2013 | Media

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts was very prepared to take on Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) in a Tuesday interview, directly questioning the congresswoman's p...

Rate Shock: The Scare That Wouldn't Stick

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians and the media were all too willing to repeat what CEOs of big for-profit insurance corporations were saying without analyzing their motives or taking into account the fact that the marketplaces will force real competition in the health insurance world.

I Don't Get the Ceiling Fan Battle

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Representative Blackburn is free to attack a solution that will save Americans money and help curb climate change, but I still can't help wonder: Why would she want to?

GOP Scrambles To Improve Outreach To Women

National Journal | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

When the House Judiciary Committee passed a late-term abortion ban in June, Republican leaders scrambled to find a female, media-savvy legislator to b...

The Ceiling Fan and the Congresswoman

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Albert Einstein once said, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Republicans in the House would disagree with Mr. Einstein. They do it to make sure that the country knows what they are thinking.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Finds Another Way To Stall Climate Change Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marsha Blackburn is not a fan. The Tennessee Republican says new regulations on energy efficiency will overly burden businesses...

Climate Deniers: The Usual Suspects Weigh in

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Inglis's point of view about getting rid of all energy subsidies has hit a supportive chord with many. Yet others in the Republican Party consistently continue to define climate change as an elitist hoax, junk science with a lack of evidence, or part of God's plan.

GOP Congresswoman: Women 'Don't Want' Equal Pay Laws

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn said on Sunday that women "don't want" equal pay laws. During a roundtable discussion on NBC's Meet The P...

Republicans Weigh Eric Holder Perjury Charge

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress are investigating whether U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder committed perjury when he said he had nothing to do ...

Twisted Logic on Capitol Hill Where 'Congressional Hearing' Often Isn't

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As the video of the hearing shows, instead of allowing me to explain how common industry practices contribute to the dwindling number of small businesses being able to offer coverage, Rep. Blackburn gave me only one-third of one minute to talk when it was her turn to ask questions.

Here Come the Skeet Shooting Truthers

Bob Cesca | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

In the wake of the current president remarking that he has occasionally gone skeet shooting at Camp David, there appears to be a Skeet Shooting Truther, or "Skeeter," movement picking up steam on the far-right.

Marsha Blackburn & "Chorus of Skeptics" Doubt Obama Skeet Shooting

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

If you loved 'birthers' and 'truthers', well, I've got a new one for you. Read on: So, is there nothing left for right-wingers to deny about President Obama? Apparently not.

Jennifer Bendery

WATCH: Marsha Blackburn Challenges Obama To Skeet-Shooting Contest

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Skeptical that President Barack Obama knows how to wield a gun, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) challenged him to a skeet-shooting conte...

Christina Wilkie

Dianne Feinstein: Assault Weapons Ban 'Has Support'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) delivered a strong pitch on Sunday for her recently introduced bill to ban the sale of military-style a...

GOP Congresswoman Casually Floats Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) floated the possibility Monday that the House Republicans would risk a potentially catastrophic government shutdown to...