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House Moves To Block Obama's Coal Rule

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday approved a bill that would prevent the Obama administration from imposing a stream-protection rule fo...

Friday Talking Points -- From Russian Panties To Animal Skulls

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have a running theme this week: the utter and complete failure of the Republican Party's vaunted "outreach" to certain groups of Americans who have been voting against them in droves.

Dem Rep Won't Seek Reelection

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) will not seek reelection, the New York Times reports. “From my point of view, Congress, even with its frustrations, is th...

New Jersey Congressman Re-Introduces 'Darwin Day' Resolution

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) re-introduced the “Darwin Day” resolution on the House floor Wednesday, advancing a proposal to designate British naturali...

On Darwin Day, We Honor Science and Scientists

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science
Roy Speckhardt

This year's celebration is especially meaningful given the numerous legislative threats that the scientific community faces and the lackluster level of government funding of scientific research.

Ryan J. Reilly

New Questions About Mystery Probe Into NYPD

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

A coalition of more than 120 organizations is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the New York City Police Department's surveillance ...

Sitting Down or Standing Up

Alex Palombo | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

This month marks the 41st time that conservatives in Congress have tried to repeal Obamacare. Instead of going through this pointless song and dance again, why are we not putting our energy towards a common sense and comprehensive immigration plan?

Cory Booker Wins Senate Primary: The Far-Left Wins Nothing -- Again

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

At every turn, the far-left stupidly undermines its political goals simply because it doesn't understand the realities of American politics. If perchance I'm wrong, and they do get it, they spend way too much energy trying to reinvent the wheel rather than, you know, winning.

This Is Why You Should Never Try To Outsmart Stephen Colbert

Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

If members of Congress need further reason to avoid going on "The Colbert Report," look no further than Senate hopeful Rush Holt's interview with Colb...

Booker Facing Big Test

Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Low turnout was expected Tuesday as New Jersey voters decide which candidates will ru...

Show Me the Evidence

Alex Palombo | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

If those in power were able to think a little more scientifically, to set aside their ideologies and see the evidence before them, I think we would be a lot closer to solving many of this country's problems, like gun violence and climate change.

U.S. Senate Candidate: 'Millions Will Die' Due To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Climate change is becoming a heated issue in New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate election. “On climate change, either we take real action, or mill...

Booker Looks Strong In Primary

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has a strong lead over his Democratic primary challengers in the race to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), a Q...

Jennifer Bendery

Newtown Families Leave Washington Frustrated, Hopeful After Background Checks Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this week, a group of friends and families of the Newtown, Conn. shooting victims piled into a bus and made the six-hour trek to...

John Celock

Chris Christie Fights Back

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is fighting a Democratic lawsuit challenging his decision to call an October special election to fill an open U.S. ...

Booker Surpasses Rivals In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has an overwhelming lead in the Democratic primary for New Jersey's open senate seat, according to the first polls released s...

Top Dems Line Up Behind Booker

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Two of the most powerful Democrats in New Jersey are backing Newark Mayor Cory Booker in his bid for the state's open U.S. Senate seat in this year's ...

Lawsuit Over $24 Million Election

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

A top county Democratic official in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie (R) challenging his decision to call a special election...

John Celock

Dem: Christie's $24 Million Election 'Does Not Jibe'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

A Democratic state senator in New Jersey has a response to Gov. Chris Christie's (R) decision to hold an October U.S. Senate special election: Move al...

Special Senate Campaign A Constrained Affair

Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and ANGELA DELLI SANTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. -- For politicians, there are few more desirable career opportunities...

John Celock

Christie Picks A Senator

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appointed state Attorney General Jeff Chiesa as the state's first Republican U.S. senator in 30 years, on Thursday, fil...

Booker Starts Senate Run

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is taking the steps to officially enter the August special election primary for New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat. A Boo...

Snooki Opponent Considering Senate Bid In New Jersey

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker who once suggested that Snooki needed "anger counseling" is considering a bid for New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat. Politic...

Congressman To Enter New Jersey Senate Fight

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

A Democratic congressman is entering the special election for New Jersey's open United States Senate seat, setting up a three-way August primary. ...

Dems Ask Feds To Probe Key Christie Plan

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Democrats are betting against Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to privatize the state lottery, saying the initial Mega Millions the state is ex...