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GOP Congressman Feels #Blessed To Have A Devoted Wife After Kissing Scandal

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

A married Republican congressman who was caught kissing one of his staffers has brought out his wife to speak positively of his character in a new tel...

Bizarre GOP Ad Paints Women As Obama's Girlfriends

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

A Republican multimillionaire is behind a new ad urging women to vote against President Barack Obama's "friends" to get back at him for being a disapp...

Obama 'Obviously Concerned' Over White House Intruder

AP | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Secret Service does "a great job." He says he is grateful for the "sacrifices" the service perform...

Mary Burke Drops Campaign Consultant After He Self-Plagiarizes In Jobs Plan

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Democratic businesswoman Mary Burke, who is challenging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), has dropped one of her campaign consultants after BuzzFeed re...

Kansas Supreme Court Orders State To Remove Democrat's Name From Ballot In Senate Race

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a...

Dem Takes Back Endorsement Of Former GOP Opponent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Former Democratic congressional candidate Dr. Lee Rogers said Thursday that he was un-endorsing one of his former Republican opponents, who he said ha...

Sam Stein

Democratic Senate Candidates Run From Obama While GOP Moves Toward His Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the 2014 campaign enters its final stages, the two parties are approaching President Barack Obama in unconventional ways. Some De...

GOP Donor Gives $10 Million To Karl Rove Group, Just One-Fifteenth Of What He Spent In 2012

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

A $10 million donation seems like a hefty amount of cash for the average political donor. But for casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who spent somewh...

Monica Wehby Takes Down Part Of Campaign Website After Plagiarism Found

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

A Republican running for the U.S. Senate appears to have taken down her campaign website's "issues" page after BuzzFeed reported that both her health ...

On September 18, the Silent Majority in Scotland Should Say No With Pride

David Miles | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
David Miles

For those of us who consider British-ness and Scottish-ness to be important elements of who we are as individuals, there is a horrible sense of foreboding about the current debate and the likely consequences of separation.

Conservative Allies Rushing To Scott Walker's Rescue

AP | SCOTT BAUER and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is in another tight political spot, and his allies are again rushing to the Republican's rescue, powering his...

Biden Joins Nuns On The Bus To Preach Populist Tax Proposals

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden accused Republicans of breaking faith with the middle class while he preached a populist theme Wedn...

Dem Senator Proposing Legislation To Authorize Military Force Against ISIS

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine has drawn up legislation to authorize U.S. military force against Islamic extremists that would strictly...

Scottish Independence and Our Political Natures

David Miles | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
David Miles

The only mention of Scotland in Avi Tuschman's Our Political Nature is a reference to the dangers of inbreeding among Hebridean bumblebees, yet the author's anthropological examination of what divides groups in societies offers plenty of food.

States Weighing Legal Pot Look To Tax Revenues In Colorado, Washington

Stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Conservative Group Targets 'Kissing Congressman,' Backs 'Duck Dynasty' Relative

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

The conservative Club for Growth said Tuesday that it would support Zach Dasher, a businessman with ties to the infamous "Duck Dynasty" family and one...

Top General: Combat Mission In Iraq Possible If Airstrikes Fail To Stop ISIS

AP | DONNA CASSATA & LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forc...

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Progressives Plan To Beat Back The GOP Tide

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the problems for progressive groups this election cycle is that there isn't an Elizabeth Warren or a Tammy Baldwin on the ballot....

Texas Clinics Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood To Regain State Funding

The Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Hidalgo County women who receive state-financed reproductive health services may soon seek care from familiar clinics — operating under unfamiliar...

Rules Suspended During Recession Making A Comeback, Jeopardizing Benefits For Many

Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Goes Skeet-Shooting To Prove She's 'Not Barack Obama'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) goes skeet-shooting in her campaign's latest television ad in an att...

Hillary Clinton All But Announces Her 2016 Campaign In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa for the first time since her 2008 presidential bid, lending fuel to speculative fire about her White House...

Illinois GOP Senator Fundraising Off Possibility Michelle Obama Could Challenge Him

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

Though First Lady Michelle Obama will almost certainly not be running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, that doesn't mean a Republican senator up for re-el...

Samantha Lachman

Colorado GOP Candidates Attended Event Hosted By Sandy Hook Shooting Truther

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Given that Colorado has had its fair share of mass shootings, the fact that two high-profile Republicans there attended an event with a candidate for ...

A Woman Told Her Boss About A Devastating Cancer Diagnosis. He Responded By Firing Her.

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

A Pennsylvania community is rallying around a woman who was fired from her job at an oral surgeon's office following her diagnosis with cancer. Ca...