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Samantha Lachman

GOP Rep Says He Voted To Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act, Leaves Out Key Detail

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) isn't the only congressional Republican up for re-election who is touting his support for t...

Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword

Jack Nadel | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.

California Legislature Passes 'Yes Means Yes' Standard For College Sexual Assault Policies

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while ...

Wife Of Maryland Congressman Andy Harris Dies

AP | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

BALTIMORE (AP) — The wife of a Maryland congressman has died unexpectedly. Erin Montgomery is a spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Andy ...

Mollie Reilly

Hillary Clinton Breaks Silence On Ferguson

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has broken her silence on Ferguson. Speaking at a technology conference in San Francisco Thursday morning, Clinton addressed the de...

Breaking: GOP Has a Woman Problem! But Does It Matter?

Margie Omero | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

Here's a tough question for the left: Can Republicans still be successful even as they continue to alienate a majority of the electorate? In midterms, the answer is undoubtedly yes.

Mollie Reilly

Owner Of Gun Range Where Instructor Was Killed Defends Letting Kids Operate Uzis

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

The manager of an Arizona gun range where a 9-year-old accidentally shot and killed an instructor who was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi defe...

This Messy World

Richard Abrons | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Richard Abrons

A messy world? Oh, yes. But do some good and enjoy. Nothing wrong with that.

Samantha Lachman

How Native Americans And Alaska Natives Could Help Democrats Win These Key Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though Native American and Alaska Native communities are often overlooked in electoral politics, their votes could decide the outcome of...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Part Of Utah's Polygamy Ban

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law, in a lawsuit filed...

Mollie Reilly

Minimum Wage Hike Can Help Close San Francisco's Extreme Income Gap, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- A new study released Wednesday finds that increasing San Francisco's minimum wage would give raises to 23 percent of the city's workf...

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

David Miles | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
David Miles

John Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt.

California Senate Passes Ban On Warrantless Drone Surveillance

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

By AARON MENDELSON SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The California State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday imposing strict regulat...

Crist Wins Democratic Primary In Florida Governor's Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Charlie Crist has won the Democratic primary in the Florida governor's race, the Associated Press reports. Crist, who served as the Sunshine State'...

With Budget Agreement, Medicaid Reform Should Be Next Compromise in North Carolina

Paul Shorkey | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Paul Shorkey

Finding a place of compromise is commendable. But the budget accord earlier this month was silent on a critical issue that can wait no longer: reforming the state's Medicaid program.

Samantha Lachman

Democrats Could, Ironically, Hold The Senate If One Of Their Candidates Drops Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

Desperate times call for desperate measures, or so may go the thinking when it comes to Kansas' Senate race. Political chatter has increased in th...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Want Scott Brown To Resign From A Company That Outsources Jobs To China And Mexico

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The re-election campaign of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and a trio of labor groups are calling on GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown to r...

Scott Brown Denies That Man-Made Climate Change Is Scientifically Proven

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown has added his name to the list of Republicans who have dismissed the science behind climate change, despite...

Samantha Lachman

This Week's Primaries Are An Amazing Collection Of Crazy

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican primary to succeed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) will indicate whether voters wish to nominate a candidate that Brewer hers...

Bob McDonnell Testifies That He Is No Longer Living With His Wife

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his ...

U.S. Attempted And Failed To Rescue American Hostages In Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, includ...

Bob McDonnell Testifies In His Corruption Trial

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT and LARRY O'DELL | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand in his public corruption trial Wednesday as his lawyers put on day three of their defe...

Samantha Lachman

Moral Monday Movement Expands To 12 States For Week Of Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 51 years ago this week, Martin Luther King, Jr. exhorted the 250,000-strong March on Washington audience to "go back to Mississip...

Inside The Secretive World Of Guantanamo Bay: Vice News Documentary

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

In the latest installment a new four-part series pulling back the curtain on Guantanamo Bay, a video crew from Vice News found that even the most seem...

Obama On James Foley's Execution: 'Today The Entire World Is Appalled'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday on the execution of American journalist James Foley at the hands of Islamic State militants, warning the group ...