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Ted Cruz Doesn't Think He's That Conservative, But Some Republicans Donors Do

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harvard | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

The man who helped trigger a 16-day government shutdown over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act told a group of prospective donors on Monda...

George H.W. & Barbara Bush Caught On Kiss Cam At NFL Game

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara made a cameo on the kiss cam at Sunday's Houston Texans game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Af...

Politicians React To Ferguson Grand Jury Not Indicting Darren Wilson

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

On Monday, a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo. decided against indicting police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Wilson fata...

Ferguson Grand Jury Reaches Decision

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

The grand jury deliberating whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown has reached a decision, CN...

News Anchors Quietly Met With Darren Wilson: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.23.2014 | Media

A number of high profile TV news anchors quietly met with Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in hopes of securing an interview with him, ...

Obama: Marion Barry 'Helped Advance The Cause Of Civil Rights For All'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued a statement Sunday on the death of four-time District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry. Acknowledging his "at times tum...

Here's How Republicans Could Defuse The Immigration Issue

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing po...

Obama: Americans Want 'New Car Smell' In Next Campaign

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wants a Democrat in the White House in 2016 and is pledging to do everything possible to help ...

Bobby Jindal Seen As Liability For GOP Candidate

AP | By MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's sta...

How Facebook Is Shaping Who Will Win the Next Election

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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.