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Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

-- Within hours of President John F. Kennedy's assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, most Americans were familiar with the name Lee Harvey Oswald. Certain ...

In This State, Divided Government Actually Leads To Compromise

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — While the recent federal government shutdown was the perfect example of split-party gridlock in Washingt...

Behind The Right-Wing Plot To Kill The Public Option

Salon | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

The Koch Brothers have been behind mind-boggling amounts of political spending....

Gay Congressman Says Coming Out Has Been Positive Experience

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine -- PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When the intensely private Rep. Mike Michaud laid bare his private life and announced he's gay, one openly...

Sarah Palin Compares Federal Debt To Slavery

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Speaking at a conservative fundraiser in Iowa on Saturday evening, former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin compa...

Lindsey Graham Won't Back Down On Benghazi Demands

AP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator said Sunday he won't back down from blocking President Barack Obama's nominees for Federal Rese...

Christie Dismisses 2016 Speculation

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dismissed speculation that he is gearing up for a presidential bid, insisting that he is focused on governing the Garde...

Obamacare Troubles Give Boost To Republicans

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care law's seemingly endless problems are giving congressional Republicans a much-needed boost of energy,...

Hawaii Same-Sex Marriage Bill Just Days Away From Passage

Civil Beat | Chad Blair and Nathan Eagle | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

Eager to avoid the loud and lengthy protests over same-sex marriage that disrupted the Hawaii House of Representatives this week, the state Senate may...

Gay Lawmaker Speaks Out On Why She Voted Against Marriage Equality Bill

Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

Openly gay Hawaii State Representative Jo Jordan made headlines this week when she voted against the Hawaii same-sex marriage bill. According to the G...

Why You Don't Have to Wait to Do Your Health Insurance Research

Chris Meyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Meyer

You need to beware of other websites posing as marketplace look-a-likes. The policies may be real, but they won't necessarily be the same plans available through your state's marketplace, and you may be passing up a chance at getting a better deal and financial help with your premiums or out-of-pocket costs.

Sam Stein

Biden Called A Second Wrong Number Searching For Boston's New Mayor | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If your phone number has a 617 area code, check your messages -- there's a chance you got a call from Joe Biden Tuesday night. That's...

Jason Linkins

Who Evolved On ENDA? | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

The first time the full U.S. Senate had an opportunity to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was on Sept. 5, 1996, after the legislation ha...

GOP Congressman Won't Seek Reelection

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov 7 (Reuters) - Howard Coble, North Carolina's longest serving Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Thurs...

Colorado's Crazy Marijuana Tax

Pat Oglesby | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Pat Oglesby

Basing a tax on a fictitious price means no one will ever know the correct tax. Taxpayers will spend time and money trying to beat the system, and government will spend time and money in self-defense.

Obama Hosting McCain At White House

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain will discuss immigration and other issues at the White House. The White...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Emily's List Membership Soars As GOP Alienates Women Voters | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emily's List, the Democratic advocacy group focused on electing pro-abortion rights women to public office, announced Thursday that its ...

Obama Offers Health Care Pep Talk In Texas

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

DALLAS — DALLAS (AP) — Beset by hard-to-keep promises and a massive website failure, President Barack Obama traveled to the heart of the "Obam...

Has It Become Too Easy to Kill?

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

In September, on national TV, I said that "I am very disturbed by this idea that whenever we see something bad in the world, we should bomb it." Last week I felt even more disturbed, when I met some of the victims of that brutal idea.

Joy Resmovits

Bloomberg Wasn't On Any Ballot, But Here's How He Affected Elections Nationwide | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Though his name wasn't on a ballot Tuesday, perhaps the most influential figure on education issues during the election cycle was New York...

Supreme Court Hears Case On Legislative Prayer

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wrestling with the appropriate role for religion in government in a case involving prayers at t...

The Politics Of Scaring White People Finally Fail

Salon | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Bill de Blasio is officially the next mayor of New York City. He won yesterday’s election decidedly and rather easily....

Six Ways to Save Obamacare

Bill George | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill George

Obamacare is not going to be repealed -- not now and not in the future. However, there is real risk it could collapse under its own weight. Whether or not you support this president, this could seriously harm the health of our citizens and America's fiscal stability.

Obama 'So Proud' Of Illinois Lawmakers After Gay Marriage Vote

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama praised Illinois legislators for voting to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, saying he and first lady Michelle Obama are...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Tammy Duckworth Pleads With Congress To Pass Disabilities Treaty | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the first anniversary of her election to Congress, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat and Iraq war veteran, urged the passage...