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Bill Clinton To Raise Money For Patrick Murphy, Allen West's Challenger | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton will headline a Wednesday fundraiser for Patrick Murphy, the Democratic challenger to Tea Party-backed Rep...

Allen West Slams Challenger As Part Of Party That 'Said No To God'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) linked his November challenger, Patrick Murphy, to the party that "said no to God" in a new ad released on Thursday. The s...

Jennifer Bendery

Poll: Allen West Tied With Democratic Challenger Patrick Murphy | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new poll shows Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is statistically tied with Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy. Murphy actually has a narr...

Jennifer Bendery

Kids Recite Allen West's Greatest Insults In New Attack Ad | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new attack ad targeting Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) features a cast of children reciting insults he has leveled at Rep. Debbie Wasserman ...

Allen West, Patrick Murphy Trade Barbs Over Scheduling Debates

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's going to be a long campaign season in Florida's 18th District. Just three days after the state's primary election, Rep. Allen We...

Jennifer Bendery

Patrick Murphy Reveals Strategy For Beating Allen West: Allen West | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most people have never heard of Patrick Murphy. As the Democratic challenger to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), the 29-year-old family bus...

Jennifer Bendery

NAACP: Ad Showing Allen West Punching White Women Is Not Racist | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) says a new campaign ad depicting him punching white women in the face fuels racist stereotypes and would spark ...

'Classless' Campaign Ad Shows Republican Boxer Punching Women In The Face

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new campaign ad targeting Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) shows him in boxing gloves repeatedly punching women in the face, something West de...

Nancy Pelosi: It Would Be 'Sweet' For The Country If Allen West Lost

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) thinks it wouldn't just be great for Democrats if Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) lost his ...

Allen West Challenger Launches 'What West Said' Website

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Patrick Murphy, the Democratic challenger to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), launched a new website on Friday that may be the equivalent of th...

Should Mom And Dad Buy Junior A Campaign?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

A parent who is so close to her daughter that she would spend $115,000 to get her a job, but is NOT so close to her daughter as to mention that fact? What mother do you know who would not bring it up every single day?

Planned Parenthood Hosting DC Fundraiser For Allen West's Challenger

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

Patrick Murphy, the Democratic businessman hoping to unseat one of Congress's most outspoken and controversial figures, will be in Washington on Thurs...

Allen West Becomes A Target | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

Congressman Allen West has compared Democrats to Nazis, said dozens of his Democratic colleagues are communists and called a congresswoman vile and de...

Allen West Launches Puzzling Attack

Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) has fired his first shots against Patrick Murphy, the Florida Democratic congressional candidate who followed him into his ne...

'Allen West Can Run, But He Can't Hide'

Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

Florida Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy is pursuing conservative firebrand Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) into his new district, vowing to...

The Difference in Police Leadership on Immigration and Civil Rights

Arturo Venegas, Jr. | Posted 02.21.2012 | Latino Voices
Arturo Venegas, Jr.

One can only hope that the legacy of Patrick Murphy will live on and his vision and wisdom will eclipse the grandstanding tactics that have stained our profession in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Victimized Homeowners Deserve Justice, Accountability

Patrick Murphy | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Patrick Murphy

We deserve a good faith effort on behalf of the banks to make their victims, the American people, whole again. As it stands, the proposed settlement does none of these things.

'Maybe She Likes Running Against Black Guys'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) suggested a potential opponent, Democrat Lois Frankel, might be opposing his reelection bid because she "likes running agains...

A Time to Stand for Our Veterans

Patrick Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Patrick Murphy

As a country, we have a sacred trust with our men and women in uniform that begins with enlistment, but never ends. This Veterans Day let's say thank you to our troops in a real way by offering them the opportunities that our grandparents enjoyed following World War II.

Obama's Measured Path to DADT Repeal

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

No single individual or organization brought about the tremendous feat of dismantling "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). In the best military tradition, repeal was a team accomplishment.

Repeal, Redemption, and Ripple Effects

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Any talk of redeeming acts in public life tends to focus on individuals. Character and career are the arcs of this familiar story line, punched up by ...

It Is Time to Heal America's Civilian-Military Divide

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A recent survey shows 90% of military families believe that civilian communities do not understand their needs nor support the values and dignity that come with a military career. Short of returning to a draft, what is to be done?

Wave of Voter Anger Leaves Damage, Opportunities

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

It is often the least of these who have the most at stake in elections. Nov. 2, 2010, was a night of reckoning for advocates of working people, immigr...

Labor Active As Election Nears

John Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Morgan

The AFL-CIO hopes to have a major impact on next month's elections. In an internal memo released to the press, spokesperson Marty Marks detailed the o...

Amanda Terkel

Democrat Who Led DADT Repeal Fights To Keep His Seat In Congress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As gay men and women get closer and closer to being legally allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, the man who has been the movement's champion...