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Sabrina Siddiqui

Who Were Lawmakers Wearing At State Of The Union? | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

If Washington is the Hollywood for ugly people, then it follows that Hollywood is the Washington for stupid people. And that probably makes the presid...

President Obama and the Politics of Inclusion

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

This State of the Union was all about inclusion. The President acknowledged that the economic gains after the Great Recession have gone largely to those at the very top, excluding most of us.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Democrats Renew Calls For Gun Control | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic lawmakers is seeking to revive stalled gun control efforts on Capitol Hill, after President Barack Obama pledged i...

Ethics Committee Ends Radel Investigation

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is ending an investigation of former Rep. Trey Radel because the Florida Republican resigned from Congr...

Wendy Davis and the Pete Wilson Factor

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

Davis is being pilloried for making parental choices that are not unlike those of many other parents who have to travel far from their children to try and create a better life for their families, and many of those criticisms would not be levied against a male candidate.

Former Nevada Lt. Gov. Leaves Republican Party: It's Too 'Tea-Party Orientated'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Former Nevada Lieutenant Gov. Sue Wagner told the Reno Gazette-Journal that she has left the Republican Party because she thinks hardline conservative...

Pro-Cheney Group Powered By Former Lobbyists, GOP Officials

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity A super PAC created to aid Liz Cheney, the daughter for former Vice President Dick Cheney, in her qu...

The GOP's Faultlines On Display

Reason | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

The Republicans had a fractured reaction to Barack Obama's State of the Union Address last night....

House Passes Farm Bill Cutting $800 Million From Food Stamps Program

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed an almost $100 billion-a-year, compromise farm bill that woul...

New Campaign Website Slams Mitch McConnell On Jobs

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who is running to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), unveiled a new websi...

Dem Senator Won't Say If He Wants Obama To Campaign With Him

Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) wouldn't give CNN's Dana Bash a definitive answer on whether or not he'll campaign with President Barack Obama as he faces r...

What Chris Christie Doesn't Understand About Welfare

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Brian Hanley

Sarah's a 19-year-old single mother who spends her days raising a special needs child and her nights working a graveyard shift for minimum wage. Sarah dropped out of high school in 2012 to care for her daughter. She's also a welfare recipient.

Jason Linkins

What Can A State Of The Union Address Do For Income Inequality? | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Tuesday night is the State of the Union address, and as is my wont, I'll remind you that the whole exercise is basically America's greatest Nothingbur...

Wendy Davis' Daughters: No, We're Not Upset Our Mom Went To Harvard Law

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Texas state Senator Wendy Davis' (D) daughters, Amber and Dru Davis, are defending their mother's parenting amid attacks from conservatives that Davis...

Judge Orders Nun, Catholic Peace Activists To Pay Restitution For Damaging Nuclear Site

AP | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A sentencing hearing for a nun and two other Catholic peace activists has been delayed after the federal courthouse in Knoxv...

Tom Cole To Outside Groups: 'You Are Welcome To Come, But You Ought To Look At Your Track Record'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), an ally of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and frequent voice for moderation in the Republication caucus, said in an inte...

Jason Linkins

Here's Some Bad State Of The Union Advice For President Obama | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

In just a few hours, President Barack Obama will deliver a speech called “The State Of The Union” and deliver it to a joint session of Congress. I...

Dem Senator Faces Senate Colleagues In Confirmation Hearing

AP | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Max Baucus told his Senate colleagues Tuesday that he would work to build a mo...

Obama Honors Folk Legend Pete Seeger 'For Showing Us Where We Need To Go'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama paid tribute to Pete Seeger on Tuesday, praising the folk legend for "reminding us where we come from and showing us where we n...

Wendy Davis Rejects Bristol Palin's Criticism

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D) is rebuking harsh criticism from Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol. Last week, Palin...

Utah Faces New Fight Over Liquor Laws

AP | ANNIE KNOX and BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker has proposed scaling back some of Utah's famously strict liquor laws just days after the Mormon church urged l...

Arizona's GOP Wasn't Happy With How An Independent Commission Drew Districts, So They Sued

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Lawyers for Arizona's Republican-led state legislature argued Friday that a federal court should invalidate the congressional districts created by an ...

Giffords Warns 'It's Too Dangerous To Wait' On Gun Control

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — On the eve of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords is challenging Washington leader...

Schumer: States Should Be Allowed To Legalize Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

During a Monday appearance on MSNBC, Sen. Chuck Shumer (D-N.Y.) said states should be allowed to legalize marijuana and act as "laboratories" for drug...

NSA Reportedly Using Angry Birds, Other Apps To Collect Data

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON (AP) — Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in t...