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Maurice Hinchey

When a Marijuana Loss Is Actually a Victory

Rob Kampia | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Rob Kampia

The vote on a major medical marijuana amendment on the floor of the U.S. House on Wednesday night was an exciting development, even though the amendme...

Dem Lawmaker Vows To Fight Medical Marijuana Raids

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) vowed to continue to fight federal raids on medical marijuana after a bipartisan measure he introduced along with Reps. ...

Lucia Graves

House Defeats Bipartisan Bill To Cut Funds For Federal Medical Marijuana Raids

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan measure that would have eliminated funding for federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in states where they're lega...

Lucia Graves

Bipartisan Legislation Targets Federal Funding For Medical Marijuana Busts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) have joined forces in an effort to cut off funding f...

Wife Of Retiring Congressman Arrested For Drunk Driving

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Allison Lee-Hinchey, the wife of retiring Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.), was arrested for drunk driving on Wednesday, just hours after news broke that...

Another Congressman Announces Retirement

AP | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

KINGSTON, N.Y. — U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, an upstate New York Democrat in his 10th term, plans to announce that he won't seek re-election. Th...

Tell Congress to Hold Blackwater/Xe Accountable

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

One of the most infuriating threads of the story of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is the lack of accountability for out-of-control private contractors, sending the message that they can get away with anything, including murder.

Taking on Karl Rove

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Ruffalo

2010-11-01-frackingflame.jpg Congressman Maurice Hinchey is right to ask questions of gas companies that want to begin using hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from deep underground.

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Democrat Faces Tough Re-Election Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D), first elected to Congress in 1992, hasn't seen a tough re-election battle since 1994, the year of the Republican revolution ...

Justice Department Reopens Probe Into Warrantless Domestic Spying

Murray Waas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Waas

The Bush administration has reversed course and will finally allow the Justice Department to investigate the warrantless spying program.

Tufts Study Incites Possible National Investigation Of Calorie Counts

Tufts Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D−NY) is pushing for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory changes based on the results of a recent study by...

Fracking in New York's Marcellus Shale; An Open Forum

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan A. Schein

This week I had the opportunity to moderate and co-produce a panel with the SUNY New Paltz Environmental Task Force, "The Future of Gas Drilling in New York State."

Shahien Nasiripour

Congressmen To Call For Break-Up Of Biggest Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Five House Democrats will call this week for a return to a Depression-era law that separated Wall Street investment banking from Main Street commercia...

Bring Back the Glass-Steagall Act to Break Up the MegaBanks that Caused the Crisis

Rep. Maurice Hinchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. Maurice Hinchey

The financial system in this country has been rigged and my new bill to re-establish Glass-Steagall will help undo the circumstances that led to this most recent collapse while helping to prevent future ones.

Rep. Hinchey: Bush Administration 'Intentionally Let bin Laden Get Away' In Order To Justify Iraq War

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Monday afternoon, Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-New York) told MSNBC host David Shuster that the Bush administration "intentionally let bin Laden get awa...

Banks with Glass Walls

Cate Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cate Long

We could use some banks with glass walls... Banks that don't operate like black boxes and put the entire economic system at risk with their risky trading ventures.

For Veterans Day, Let's Fix a Great Military Injustice - Repeal the Feres Doctrine

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

The Feres doctrine prevents military personnel from suing over injuries "incident to military service." That has come to mean not just combat-related injuries but also harm caused by medical negligence in U.S. military hospitals.

Obama Urged Not To Scrap Presidential Helicopter Altogether

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thirteen House lawmakers are pressing President Obama to buy a cheaper, less sophisticated version of the controversial new presidential helicopter....

Kucinich Leads Trend for Even Handed Foreign Policy

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

According to astute observers -- there is a new trend in Congress in favor of a more even-handed approach to foreign policy. The bipartisan group, Co...

NY: Barack Takes a Bite

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Woodstock, NY---In America's most famous little town, still populated by pot smokers, pool players, grey-haired hippies, and successful writers, artis...