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Democrat Accused Of Recruiting Candidates To Split GOP Vote In Competitive Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

A lawsuit filed Wednesday alleged that Democrat Ro Khanna, who is running to unseat seven-term Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and represent California's 1...

Honda Campaign Hits Back At Ro Khanna As Progressive Showdown Heats Up

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) fired back Thursday after his opponent for 2014 asked him to sign a "people's pledge" to prevent outside spending from undu...

Former Obama Official Reports Big Haul In What Could Be The Most Expensive Dem Primary Ever

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna, a Democrat, raised more than $400,000 in the last fundraising quarter for his bid to oust...

Democratic Civil War Heats Up In Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna announced the launch of a "Truth Squad" to disseminate facts about his background and reco...

The Time for Immigration Reform Is Now

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Immigration is about families. Immigration is about building a stronger community, society, and economy. The momentum is building, and we can no longer afford not to act.

Drawing the Line on Government Surveillance

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Rep. Mike Honda

The revelations that have come out about the National Security Agency's PRISM program are disturbing. The scale and scope of the collection of information about electronic communications and telephone calls that originate and pass through the United States is truly astounding.

Increasing Innovation by Removing Patent Threats

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Rep. Mike Honda

Yesterday I was proud to support H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act, which will help to rein in patent trolls, which have seriously damaged American businesses and consumers.

Paul Blumenthal

These House Challengers Are Defying The Fundraising Odds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Raising money for a congressional run is hard work. Candidates have to spend hours each day dialing for dollars and attending fundraiser...

Ending the Next Debt Ceiling Crisis

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

It's time to eliminate the legal authority of a single House of Congress to destroy the full faith and credit of the United States. The recent crisis shows that Tea Party Republicans continue to view the debt limit as a negotiating lever to extract political concessions each time our bills come due.

Former Obama Aide Challenges Democrat For Congress

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Ro Khanna, a Silicon Valley Democrat, announced Tuesday that he will run for Congress in 2014 against longtime incumbent Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), a...

D.C. Public Schools Help Launch 'One Million Kids' Anti-Bullying Campaign

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.15.2013 | DC
Rep. Mike Honda

I encourage new members to join me in the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus and continue to build further coalitions with our youth, communities, educators and elected officials as we address and diminish this issue.

Darwin and Democrats vs. Privatized Profiteers: Tomorrow's Values Fight

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

This election has the potential to fundamentally change the landscape of what built, bolstered, sustained and characterized America since its founding. There is a Republican ticket that is keen to completely erode the social contract that has made America great.

Why Nevada's Asian Vote Will Swing the Election

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Speaking as an AAPI member of the U.S. Congress, there is no question that President Obama is our first AAPI president.

Congressman Calls For D.C. Metro Boycott

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There's another call to boycott D.C.'s Metrorail system in response to a series of controversial anti-Muslim ads put up Monday that will...

Sarah Bufkin

Estate Tax Reform Could Be Key To Avoiding 'Fiscal Cliff'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the estate tax is restored to a level similar to its rate before the Bush-era tax cuts went into effect, the federal government could...

Letter From Charlotte, NC: Fighting for America's Future

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We are in a fight for the future of America. Anyone who watched the Republican National Convention speeches knows this. Anyone who has witnessed the ...

Making Lady Liberty Proud: Keeping Our Promise to America's DREAMers

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

This is a momentous week for immigration reform advocates in Congress. As a nation we are taking a step forward in a collective fight for immigration reform that respects the dignity of immigrant communities and recognizes their contributions to making our country great.

Paul Ryan's Radical Economic Regime: Why His House Budget Legacy Is a Lesson in Elitism

Michael Shank | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

Do Americans realize that under a Ryan economic regime, tens of millions of our poor neighbors would be dropped categorically and coldly to the curb, with no support whatsoever from the very system that our forefathers and mothers set up to ensure that America would prosper?

Sikh Killings, Mosque Burnings and Iran Sanctioning: America's Bullying Epidemic

Michael Shank | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

We know from the countless stories of many marginalized American communities -- from LGBT communities to Latino immigrants -- that bullying is practiced, promulgated and promoted in America. Why are we so good at it?

One Week After Colorado Shooting, US Government Still Failing to Safeguard America

Michael Shank | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

while President Barack Obama has mentioned that assault weapons belong in the hands of US soldiers and not on the streets of America, he has left it to Congress to move forward on an assault weapons ban. That's too bad because Congress isn't remotely close to doing anything.

Queer Asian Pacific Islanders Gather in Washington, D.C.

Erwin de Leon | Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), a federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander grassroots organizations, held its second national conference in Washington, D.C. last weekend.

Patrick Svitek

Radio Hosts' Racially Charged Remarks Stir National Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

A congressional race in upstate New York is drawing some national attention after conservative talk show hosts made racially tinged remarks about an A...

Lila Shapiro

For 40 Years, PFLAG Has Helped Pave The Way For Acceptance

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Before the president of the United States declared that he personally supported the rights of same-sex couples to marry, there was Jeanne Manford. ...

Erin Mershon

Congressman Launches Anti-Bullying Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

For Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), creating an Anti-Bullying Caucus in Congress was more personal than political. "As a Japanese American born at the ...

The Anti-Bullying Movement: What's Next

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Rep. Mike Honda

The American Dream is first ignited in the classroom, and bullying is a clear and present danger to our nation's safety, spirit and competitiveness. Each educator and campus leader has a key role to play in the national mission to create a safe environment for each child.