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21 Political Figures You Thought Were Dead -- But Aren't

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Some of these political figures have served their countries longer than you’ve been alive. Some are nearly 100 years old. Some have even been pronou...

Reid Shuns Former GOP Senator For Fathering Son From Extramarital Affair

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he declined a request from former Sen. Pete Domenici to meet last week, pointing to the New Mexico Rep...

Old White Guys

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Frankly, the most important part of this affair is that it's another reminder of why the troupe of old men playing pajama dress up, known as the "Tea Party", are so perpetually angry.

Senators and Secret Children: Can Professional Character and Personal Integrity Be Bifurcated?

E. O'Neill | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
E. O'Neill

The issue of "secret children" is becoming a weekly headline. This week it's former Senator Domenici, last week Representative Cohen. Before that, the...

Pete Domenici Acknowledges Son From Extramarital Affair 30 Years Ago

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former Sen. Pete Domenici has disclosed that he fathered a secret child in the 1970s with the 24-year-old daughter of one of...

Zach Carter

CEOs Embrace Tax Hike Plans Rejected By Paul Ryan

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A powerful coalition of corporate executives on Wednesday praised a deficit reduction plan that has long been maligned by GOP leaders fo...

Ryan Grim

Nuclear Power Play Reveals Washington's 'Ugly Underbelly'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A feud at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where five presidentially appointed commissioners oversee the safety of the nation's nuclea...

GOP Gov Behind Anti-Immigrant Legislation Admits Grandparents Were Undocumented

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who has drawn national attention and criticism from im...

Why They Don't -- and Can't -- Get It Right

Carl Pope | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Before long, nuclear will no longer be a low-cost option for even Asia's most rapidly growing electricity markets. The U.S. is obviously not going to build many new nuclear plants but time is running out to jump on the clean-energy bandwagon.

Money Changes Everything: Will the Battle Over the Budget Derail All Bipartisan Cooperation in 2011?

Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen McMenamin

A collection of senior lawmakers gathered at a Washington panel last Wednesday to reflect on the possibility of cooperation across party lines in the 112th Congress.

Erskine Bowles is Wrong, the Era of Deficit Denial Is Doing Just Fine

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

Tea Party acolytes had among their core message two principles: First, Congress should move quickly to end out of control deficit spending. Second, Congress should stop lying to the American people. Well, so much for that election.

The Only Way to Fix the Deficit: Multiply Jobs

William Drayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Drayton

Under Clinton, we went from a $290 billion deficit in 1992 to a $239 billion surplus in 2000 while creating over 20 million private sector jobs. That's no coincidence; job creation and deficit reduction are inextricably linked.

D-Day in the Class War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Both "bipartisan" bodies claim that "tough decisions" must be made. Yet their policies are only really tough if you happen to belong to America's struggling working middle class.

Restoring America's Future

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Glickman

The only way to get our fiscal house in order is by enacting a thoughtful, balanced program that includes spending cuts; reforms to medical, retirement, farm, and other programs; and revenue increases.

Why We Should Welcome McConnell's Demand for Hearings on Rescinding 14th Amendment

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

The pro-life, pro-family Republicans are now pro-neonatal detention and deportation. It isn't enough to drive out the people not born here, now they want to drive out the ones that were.

Friday Talking Points [113] -- Republican Reconciliation Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the dust settles on the aftermath of the health reform summit, not much has changed. Not that anyone really expected anything to change, much, to be honest.

Exercise of Conscience Seems to Be the Only Answer to Government Quagmire

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coleen Rowley

25 Minnesotans for Peace (including myself) recently traveled to Washington DC to give a message to our elected representatives before the President's...

Independent Group To Look At Ways To Reduce Debt

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just as President Obama and Congressional Democrats are trying to create a bipartisan commission on reducing the debt, some well-known former elected ...

A $50 Billion Nuke Power Bomb is Dropping Toward Obama's Stimulus Package

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The desperate, dangerous nuclear power industry has dropped a $50 billion stealth bomb meant to irradiate the Obama Stimulus Package.

Pete Domenici, Secretary Of Energy In McCain's Cabinet?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Republican Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico, has been mentioned as a potential pick for Secretary of Energy in a McCain administration. However acc...

Ignore the Negative Ads; Watch How He Treats His Wife

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pam Atherton

There are quick ways to assess the measure of a man, whether he's a date or a guy running for office. Anybody can put on party manners for the camera, but what is he like underneath the show?

McCain Wants to Be President: Those Who Know Him Best Express Alarm

Win McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Win McCormack

Not for nothing did McCain carry the moniker "McNasty" during his prep school years. McCain's struggle with a volcanic and unstable temper has apparently been life-long.

Battleground New Mexico: Congressional Races Signal Blue November

Daryl Paranada | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daryl Paranada

The Democrats have a shot at capturing the four Congressional seats open in the state, and since it's one of the few pure toss-ups at the top of the ticket, voters expect to see much of McCain and Obama.

Senate GOP Powerhouse Domenici To Retire

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico intends to retire at the end of his term next year, closing out a 36-year career in Congress, Republican o...