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GOP Candidate Who Retweeted Sexist, Racist Tweets Wanted To 'Share Other People's Viewpoints'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican state Senate candidate admitted Wednesday that he deleted his personal Twitter account after retweeting offensive messages ...

Obama, Biden Tout Competitive Job Grants

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) — Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in comp...

Senate Leaders Quarrel Over E-Filing Bill That Could Save Taxpayers Big Time

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity Millions of Americans e-filed their income taxes Tuesday, but when senators submitted required...

Jimmy Carter Urges Obama To Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, joining a group of Nobel laureates urging President B...

GOP Rep Goes After 'Disastrous' Rand Paul

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) is continuing his war of words against Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), warning Wednesday that a potential Paul presidency would be "d...

GOP Candidate 'Shoots Down' A Drone In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Congressional candidate and Montana state Sen. Matt Rosendale (R) makes a point about federal government intrusion by seemingly firing a shot at a dro...

Josh Romney Jabs Harry Reid With Photo Of Mitt Paying His Taxes

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Josh Romney is offering Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) some evidence that his father does indeed pay his taxes. The former Massachuset...

Holder To Pay Tribute To Victims Of Jewish Center Shootings

AP | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the vic...

Conservatives Lash Out At Rand Paul

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Rand Paul's noninterventionist foreign policy views aren't currying him any favor with conservative pundits, who have recently attacked the Kentucky s...

Death Penalty Choice Puts GOP Candidate In 'Tough Position'

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abb...

Former Online Poker Player Looks To Unseat Dem Rep

Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif. | Tony Burchyns | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

James Hinton of Napa, a former on-line Texas Hold 'Em poker player, is doing something no Republican has dared to this year: He's going all in and cha...

Biden Praises Courage Of Boston Bombing Survivors

AP | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

BY DENISE LAVOIE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the courage shown by Boston Marathon survivors and those who l...

Grimes Tops McConnell In Latest Fundraising Quarter

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) raised more than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the first three months of 2...

Reid: Nevada Ranch Standoff 'Not Over'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the standoff between a Nevada rancher and the federal government is "not over," despite ranch proteste...

Dem Decides Against Challenging Newly-Elected GOP Rep After Big Loss

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Democrat Alex Sink announced Tuesday that she will not run for Congress this November, foregoing a rematch against David Jolly (R-Fla.), to whom she l...

Voters In This State Are Deeply Skeptical Of Congress

The Sacramento Bee | christopher cadelago | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

California voters remain intensely disapproving of the work conducted on their behalf on Capitol Hill, but they continue to offer a more upbeat assess...

Federal Charges Filed Against Woman Accused Of Throwing Shoe At Clinton

AP | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal authorities have lodged two criminal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe ...

Mitch McConnell Has Best Fundraising Quarter So Far This Cycle, Takes In $2.4 Million

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reported his best reelection fundraising period so far this cycle, announcing Monday that his campaign ...

This State Just Decriminalized Marijuana Posession

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) has signed a bill decriminalizing marijuana possession in the state, following the passage of the measure in Marylan...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senate Candidate In Georgia Can't Decide If He Actually Hates Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If voters were to catch a glimpse of Rep. Jack Kingston's latest campaign ad, the Georgia Senate hopeful would appear to be just another...

Hawaii Governor Challenges Authenticity Of Late Senator's Deathbed Wish

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

The drama of the Democratic primary to succeed the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has intensified, with Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) questioni...

Democrat Raises Huge Haul In Red State Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn raised $2.4 million in the first three months of 2014, bringing her total haul to $5.7 million ...

Pro-Obama Group Brings In Almost $6 Million Since January

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit group backing President Barack Obama's policy and political priorities raised nearly $6 million during the first three months of 2014. ...

Jill Biden Can't Think Of A Good Reason Her Husband Shouldn't Run For President

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill Biden, couldn't come up with a reason her husband shouldn't run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination....

Review Exposes Trouble With State's 2012 Elections

AP | BY RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — At least 12 Iowa residents wrongly had their ballots rejected in the 2012 presidential election because of inaccuracies in th...