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How Facebook Is Shaping Who Will Win the Next Election

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.21.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Facebook is in a peculiar and unenviable position -- no matter what its intentions are, even minor decisions will have political impacts.

Samantha Lachman

Dem Governors Struggle To Overcome Opposition As Obama Embraces Executive Powers | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic governors who face GOP-controlled state legislatures may be slightly jealous of President Barack Obama's ability to d...

Here's How Potential 2016 Candidates Are Reacting To Obama's Immigration Action

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced plans to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. In an address from the White H...

Koch-Linked Group Uses Dark Money To Fight Back Against Proposed Disclosure Rules

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

Tammy Duckworth Gives Birth To Daughter Abigail

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) is now a mother. The congresswoman, who was recently elected to a second term in the House, gave birth Tuesday to a d...

Leticia Van De Putte To Run For Mayor Of San Antonio

The Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. Two weeks after losing her bid for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte on W...

Mollie Reilly

Al Franken Confronts Uber After 'Troubling' Reports | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is calling on ridesharing service Uber to clarify its privacy policy, questioning the company's business practices in a lett...

Rep. Jim Costa Re-Elected In California

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) has defeated Republican Johnny Tacherra in the race to represent California's 16th Congressional District. Costa served f...

Ex-Congressman Loses House Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Doug Ose has lost his bid to represent California's 7th District. Ose challenged freshman Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) with the backing of...

Dem Congressman Wins Nation's Most Expensive House Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has won the race to represent California's 7th District. The AP called the race Wednesday, over two weeks after Election Day....

Sabrina Siddiqui

Rand Paul On Obama's Immigration Executive Action: 'We Should Take Him To Court' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that Congress should take legal action against President Barack Obama in response to his planned e...

A Trustworthy Press Is the Immune System of Democracy

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.20.2014 | Media
Craig Newmark

Do your best to get it right. If you do, great. If you don't, admit you got it wrong, fix it, even if hard, and try harder next time. And we should reward journalists and press outlets that are practicing good, honest journalism.

Wall Street Ties May Have Held Back This Democrat

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) believes that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) passed him over as the next head of House Democratic campaign eff...

Judge Hearing Lawsuit Over Pledge Of Allegiance's 'Under God'

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys offered contrasting interpretations of the Pledge of Allegiance during oral arguments Wednesday in a New Jersey fami...

Samantha Lachman

Airlines Have Finally Found A Fee They Don't Like | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Passengers are used to paying extra airline fees to carry on bags, cash in rewards miles, make same-day changes to flights and print boa...

Interstellar: Imperfect Epic Addresses Big Questions About the Future, Time, Human Nature, and Space Exploration

William Bradley | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Christopher Nolan's first film since the massive success of his Dark Knight Trilogy is a big movie about the future with with big ambitions, big themes, big images, and big questions about human nature, time, and president-day attitudes and policies. Or lack of same.

Kamala Harris Speaks Out On 'Inevitability' Of Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she is "not opposed" to legalizing marijuana, but stopped short of endorsing efforts to do so in the Go...

Ben Ray Lujan Tapped To Lead DCCC

AP | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she had tapped Rep. Ben Ray Lujan to head the campaign committee and tr...

Christie Makes Rare Capitol Hill Appearance

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a rare Capitol Hill appearance, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday encouraged the GOP's newest members of Congress to...

Eric Holder Shares His Feelings On The Death Penalty

The Marshall Project | Bill Keller & Tim Golden | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

This interview was reported for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that just launched. For more criminal justice news produced and c...

Samantha Lachman

These Democrats Could Be The Party's Ticket To A Comeback | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the Republican Party took control of the Senate, strengthened its House majority, picked up a host of state legislative chambers a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's Message To GOP After Elections: I'm Still The President | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's party may have taken a beating at the polls last week, but that hasn't stopped him from taking an aggressive se...

Given How Much Americans Dislike Congress, It's Shocking Anyone Got Elected At All

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Only 9 percent of Americans approved of Congress in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, which may explain why the election drew the lowest ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Nancy Pelosi Slams Media's Double Standard For Women In Leadership | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid renewed focus on whether she should step down from leadership, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday sharply cr...

Samantha Lachman

Nevada GOP Unsurprisingly Prioritizes Voter ID Law With New Majority | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

Nevada Republicans have full control of the state's government for the first time since 1929, and their first order of business is passing a bill requ...