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Northern Mariana Islands

Fighting for Democracy, But Can't Vote for President

Neil Weare | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Neil Weare

This month, as President Obama prepares once again to address the nation, nearly 600 soldiers from Guam are returning home after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, yet they are being denied democracy at home.

This Is The Most Beautiful Place In America You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

There's a story, possibly apocryphal, about a federal drug agent who was stationed on a tropical island near Guam -- and every time she called headqua...

Island Governor Impeached For Massage

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

The governor of the Northern Mariana Islands was impeached last week by the territorial House on 13 articles, among them that he had a federal prisone...

Pension Bankruptcy in Tiny U.S. Territory Is a Warning of What May Lie Ahead

David Paul | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
David Paul

The pension issue is not going to go away. The financial impacts of pension deficits are going to be felt at the state and local level for years, and will continue to influence the political landscape as politicians are forced to confront that which is manifestly broken.

Abramoff Says He's Still Capable Of Making Millions

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Jack Abramoff is sitting in a Starbucks just south of Dupont Circle. He is not wearing his infamous black hat. Or any hat at all. He...

Howard Fineman

Mitt Romney: King Of Non-Contiguousness

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Here's what the Mitt Romney campaign has been reduced to as it crawls toward the Republican presidential nomination: bragging about the ...

Guam: Self-Determination, or More U.S. Troops?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Usually, when someone refers to a place as a "U.S. colony," they are making an analogy. But, we rarely discuss the fact that there are places in the world that are actual U.S. colonies.

Minimum Wage, and Controversy, Reaches Distant U.S. Islands

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The 2007 increase in the minimum wage was a modest boost for America's low-wage labor force, but it's making a far bigger splash in the Pacific Ocean, on two remote outposts of the American empire.