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Mo Brooks Re-Elected To The U.S. House

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R) was re-elected to Congress Tuesday from Alabama's 5th District. Brooks attracted attention in August after he said he would "do...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

For Two Controversial Republicans, Little Risk Of Backlash On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Yazmin Contreras, a 26-year-old Alabamian born to Mexican immigrant parents, was recently waiting for a flight at the Atlanta airport. T...

Friday Talking Points -- Past, Present and Future

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2014 | 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.

The Real Two Party System

Trey Lyon | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

To some, fear is a motivator, to others a sales tactic and to still others, a sign of weakness. Ironically, that sentence is equally true when the word "fear" is replaced with the word "hope."

Every Republican Must Answer: Has Barack Obama Really Been Waging a 'War on Whites'?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Mo Brooks is a hateful demagogue of the lowest order. That we know. What we don't know is this: Are there any Republicans out there willing to stand up and reject his hate?

Despite the 'War on Whites' Tea Party Paranoia, 85 Percent of Congress and 69 Percent of Obama's Administration Is White

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The United States Congress is a Tea Party's dream; mostly male and mostly white. It's tough to wage a "war on whites" when the 113th Congress is 85 percent white and President Obama's cabinet is 69 percent white.

GOP Congressman Says His Party's Targeting Of Hispanic Voters Would Be 'Race-Baiting'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said in a Wednesday radio interview that he has no regrets about his comments that Democrats are waging a "war on whites," and...

Jason Linkins

Who Is America's Next Nativist Crank? The Answer Is Not That Surprising, Really

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is set to retire from Congress in January of next year, so you've probably been wondering: Who is going to replace her...

GOP Congressman Claims It's Legal To Discriminate Against Caucasians

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) stood by his recent remarks that white people are the ones who are truly suffering in America, arguing Tuesday that it's curre...

The War on White People

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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GOP Congressman Accuses Democrats Of Waging A 'War On Whites'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) doesn't think that the hardline stance Republicans have taken on immigration could hurt the party’s standing with Hispanic v...

GOP Congressman: All 500,000 DREAMers, '8 Million' Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Deported

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) appeared Friday night on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" to discuss immigration and the current U.S.-Mexico border crisis. ...

Elise Foley

Steve King To Dreamers: 'We Have A Bus For You To Tijuana'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are going after immigration hardliners -- including Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) -- for their remarks against undocumented young p...

Paul Blumenthal

Start Of A Trend? Another Republican Endorses Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) on Thursday introduced legislation to provide tax credits and deductions for political donors making small co...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Finally Found A Campaign Finance Loophole They Want To Close

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican congressman from Maryland is going after a campaign finance loophole that has allowed lawmakers to use campaign funds on no...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Lawmakers Ready To Risk Catastrophic Default

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans know that holding the nation's debt limit hostage in a standoff with Democrats over spending carries major risks to the econ...

Republican Turns On Colleagues Over NSA Vote

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told constituents on Tuesday that many Republicans in fact supported the National Security Agency's domestic spying programs, ...

Right-wing Congressman Mo Brooks Quotes Socialist Lesbian Poet to Justify His Opposition to Immigration Reform

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

On Wednesday, Republican Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama used the words of a lesbian socialist poet to oppose immigration reform.

Ryan Grim

House Republicans Have A New Problem With Immigration Reform: Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the fate of comprehensive immigration reform now in the hands of House Republicans, the conference gathered Wednesday afternoon for...

What Would Ronald Reagan Do?

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) believes that, were it his decision to make today, former President Ronald Reagan would force the 11 million undocumented immi...

A Flood of Hypocrisy

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

It might help Brooks and his fellow Gulf Coast hypocrites sleep better if they believe that's what Congress approved, but that dog don't hunt. People who live in coastal areas do protect themselves. It's called buying flood insurance.

Saki Knafo

Conservative Latina Activist Takes On The Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

When George W. Bush won 44 percent of the Latino vote in 2004, a record for a Republican presidential candidate, DeeDee Garcia Blase took pride in kno...

WATCH: Congressman: 'I Will Do Anything Short Of Shooting' Undocumented Immigrants

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

Politicalwire picked up on a story reported by the San Antonio Express-News featuring Rep. Mo Brooks' (R-Ala.) controversial remarks about undocumente...

Alabama Congressman's Offensive Statements Highlight Dangers Of Hateful Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Elena Lacayo | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Elena Lacayo

Mo Brooks' rhetoric demonstrates what is already clear about Arizona-style bills -- they do not intend to find workable solutions to immigration. Rather, they force immigrants to live in fear, and perpetuate discrimination and intolerance.

Elise Foley

GOP Defections In House Funding Vote Hint At Trouble Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a three-week stopgap funding bill on Tuesday by a vote of 271 to 158, fending off the threat of a go...