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New Jersey Congressman Re-Introduces 'Darwin Day' Resolution

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) re-introduced the “Darwin Day” resolution on the House floor Wednesday, advancing a proposal to designate British naturali...

The One-Two Punch That Defeated CA's Political Vets

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 01.12.2013 | Los Angeles

As Californians entered the voting booths, many likely believed they were in charge, pulling the levers of power with their ballots. But Tuesday's el...

Matt Sledge

House Candidate Hit With 'Pay-To-Play' Allegations

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A new report is raising questions about California House candidate Eric Swalwell's relationship with campaign contributors -- but a spokes...

Will The Bay Area Lose Its Longest-Serving Congressman?

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 11.26.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — Democratic Rep. Pete Stark, the longest-serving member of California's largest-in-the-nation congressional delegation, offered...

Erin Mershon

Reps. Pete Stark, Gary Miller, Others Face Interesting Primaries Tonight

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

The few pundits and political junkies who don't have their eyes trained on Wisconsin today are spending their energy on two tight House races that pit...

Activists Visit Geithner's Home to Ask "Which Side Are You On?"

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The protesters consider Geithner the key architect of Obama's economic recovery plan and the loudest voice within the president's inner circle for taking a "hands off" approach to tougher government rules to tame Wall Street's risky practices.

Lucia Graves

Obama Endorses Rep. Pete Stark, California Icon

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday officially endorsed Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), the 20-term veteran of Congress who is facing a surpris...

Pot Advocates Lose Friends In High Places

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Pot advocates have already been hard hit by the retirement announcements of Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who've long lobbied t...

Jeffrey Young

Rahm Emanuel Fights For Widely Criticized Debt Collector

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants his Democratic colleague Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson to lay off hospital debt-collector Accretive Health,...

The Real Solyndra Scandal

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), the 20-term incumbent facing a surprisingly competitive race in California's 15th congressional district, drew headlines r...

Jeffrey Young

Here Come The Feds: Hospital Debt Collection Under Scrutiny From Obama Cabinet Member And Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

Government regulators are looking into reports of aggressive debt collectors hassling patients at hospitals. Health and Human Services Secretary Ka...

A Reasonable Celebration

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

On the National Day of Reason religious people of all sorts join non-believers in recognizing that a government of the people should use reason as the basis for creating and enforcing its laws and regulations.

Nonprofit Hospitals Sued 40,000 Patients Over Unpaid Bills

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business

Hospitals in North Carolina are taking debt-collection to a whole new level. Certain North Carolina hospitals sued 40,000 patients for unpaid bill...

Jeffrey Young

Debt Collector May Face Federal Investigation For 'Abusive' Hospital Tactics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

A debt-collection agency that reportedly worked to obtain money owed by patients inside U.S. hospitals should be investigated by federal authorities, ...

Ryan Grim

House Bill On Moms Would Take Romney 'At His Most Recent Word'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A handful of House Democrats, encouraged by the recent bipartisan agreement that stay-at-home moms should be considered just as hard wor...

Largest-Ever Gathering Of Atheists Set To Rally On National Mall

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The atheists are coming! So are the non-atheists. Saturday's "Reason Rally," billed as the "largest gathering of the secular movement...

Four Years Frozen in ICE

Ahilan Arulanantham | Posted 04.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Ahilan Arulanantham

Like thousands of other people in 2006, Jose Franco was detained by immigration authorities. Most detainees are either deported to their country of origin or released. But this case took a different route.

The Last Veto

Daniel Matamala | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Daniel Matamala

Think about a democracy in which a religious minority represents 15% of the population but is virtually excluded from the exercise of power. We are not talking about oppressed Christians in some Muslim country. We are talking about non-religious persons in the USA.

Attention Occupy Wall Street: Enact a Financial Speculation Tax

Anand Reddi | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business
Anand Reddi

Last week, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) renewed efforts to enact a financial speculation tax. The Occupy movements across the United States should demand this initiative.

Lucia Graves

House Reps Demand End To Crackdown On Pot Clinics

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are calling on the Obama administration to end the federal crackdown on marijuana dispensaries in California, citing...

Does the Religious Right Really Care about Children?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.28.2011 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

In anointing themselves the champions of "family values" and protectors of vulnerable children, religious conservatives have had little to say when confronted with the undeniable existence of actual gay families -- particularly kids with LGBT parents.

We the People... Want to Price Carbon

Steve Valk | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Steve Valk

When the White House recently launched their "We The People" petition site, I thought I'd give it a shot. I figured if they're asking for our opinion, they might just listen.

Lucia Graves

Solyndra Files For Bankruptcy, Company Lobbyist 'Grateful' For Experience In Government Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- As Solyndra Inc. made its bankruptcy filing official on Tuesday afternoon, Victoria Sanville, a prominent lobbyist who helped secure hun...

Michael McAuliff

Calif. 'Super Congress' Member Claims Tax Breaks On 'Principal' Home -- In Maryland

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of congressmen representing districts far from Washington -- including one member of the new debt-cutting 'Super Congress' -- hav...

Jason Cherkis

Feds Finally Address LGBTQ Homeless Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jonathan had spent nearly a decade in Louisiana's child welfare system. The safest places, the gay teen discovered, were the moldy homes...