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War on Poverty: Progress, But More to Do

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

Last week, my colleague on the Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan, put out a report: "The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later." Let's be clear, this report is nothing more than an ideologically bankrupt battle plan to attack the poor.

Rep. Lee on Congress: It's Time the People Saw Who These People Are

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Spreading the message of empowering Americans and making government functional would seem like an easy task. But when 78 million more people want to watch a corporate football game instead of the game of the politics of running a country, it's an uphill battle for Rep. Lee, or anyone that wants Washington to actually become more functional, no matter the party.

Mal Warwick and Paul Polak Outline the Business Solution to Poverty

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

One of the things I love about blogging for The Huffington Post is that it gives me the opportunity to interview smart people with good ideas who have...

Fall Climate Change Preview

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The melting of Arctic Sea ice continues to get worse, advancing at one of the fastest rates in human history. At the current pace of 12 percent per decade, it is entirely possible that by 2030 there will be no ice in the Arctic.

Mother's Day: Political Moms Mobilize For Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I reached out to several of the female members of the caucus, on the occasion of Mother's Day, to get their feedback on the importance of amplifying the dangers of climate change, and the role of mothers, grandmothers, and aunts in being vigilant about protecting the planet.

Lucia Graves

Does Climate Change Drive Prostitution? (Made You Click)

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

The Internets were abuzz this week with tales of how Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), that notorious Berkeley liberal, introduced a resolution claiming th...

Solving the Fiscal Impasse Starts and Ends at the Pentagon

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

Most Americans realize that instead of spending billions of dollars extending our military presence in Afghanistan, we need to commit to a political settlement, bring all of our troops safely home and invest in jobs as well as nation-building here at home.

Africa Rising

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ivanley Noisette

Recently I attended the Africa Brain Trust 2012 forum entitled "Africa Rising: A Continent of Opportunity," which concentrated on reinforcing support for promising development-aid strategies, providing a networking venue for interested professionals and encouraging foreign investment.

Barbara Lee Was Right! Amy Klobuchar Is Wrong!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Barbara Lee turned out to be 100% right about the wrongful wars launched on Afghanistan and Iraq and she is certainly right again -- to try and stop an even more catastrophic and illegal preemptive war on Iran!

It's Finally Over!

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Rep. Barbara Lee

This holiday season, our nation can relish the return of our brave men and women in uniform from Iraq. One-hundred five months after the infamously n...

Huge Victory! Troops Coming Home from Iraq!

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

This is a huge victory for those of us who have been pushing for an end to the war in Iraq. I look forward to welcoming our brave men and women back...

Ten Years Later: Is Anyone Paying Attention?

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

We must choose building bridges over bombers, deploying teachers at home over troops abroad, training doctors over drone pilots, and investing in our future rather than costly and useless military confrontation.

New Legislation Shines Light on the Criminalization of HIV

Ian Thompson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Gay Voices
Ian Thompson

There are presently 34 states that have criminal laws that punish people for exposing another person to HIV, even in the absence of actual HIV transmission or a meaningful risk that transmission could occur.

A Big, Bold Jobs Plan

Rep. Lynn Woolsey | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lynn Woolsey

With President Barack Obama preparing to address a joint session of Congress about our unemployment crisis tonight, our message to him is simple: Think big and act boldly. Americans expect and deserve nothing less.

Progressives in Congress: Immediately End Our War in Libya

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Taskforce call on Congress and the President to immediately end our war in Libya.

Leading Progressives in Congress Call for Sizable and Significant Afghan Drawdown

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

A significant redeployment of U.S. troops from Afghanistan beginning next month would send a clear message that the United States does not seek a permanent presence in Afghanistan.

Amanda Terkel

Democratic National Committee Pressures Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) gave President Obama a rare push on Saturday, adopting a resolution attempting to enc...

Rep. Barbara Lee to Reintroduce 99er Unemployment Benefits Extension Legislation

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

According to Gregg Rosen of the American 99ers Union, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) will be reintroducing The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act next w...

Haitian Priorities Must Drive International Reconstruction Efforts

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Barbara Lee

Today, we have an opportunity to assess the progress that we have made in rebuilding Haiti, the extraordinary challenges that remain, and the areas in which improvement is greatly needed.

H.R. 6556 Was Likely the Last Chance This Year to Help 99ers; Next Year Looks Even Less Promising

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Thornton

The latest legislative effort to move forward 99er unemployment legislation, H.R. 6556, appears to be at a crossroads, but more realistically -- a dead end.

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Barbara Lee Says Democrats Will Fight On

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

"The public did not reject the Democrats. This was a referendum in part for change and in part out of anger and frustration over the economy and the job situation."

Mr. President: Lift the Travel Ban

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

A half-century of the embargo hasn't brought down Castro's government. And it certainly hasn't helped Americans in any way. At long last, the time has come for the embargo to end.

Calling for the Creation of Afghanistan-Pakistan Study Group

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

As America heads inexorably towards its tenth year of war in Afghanistan, it is clear that the end of this, America's longest war, is nowhere in sight.

Outraged Lily-White GOP More Upset with Sen. Reid than Prominent Black Leaders

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

According to the 99.5% lily-white Republican Party, these poor black folk defending Reid are either too naive or forgiving or both to understand just how offensive and insensitive his remarks were.