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The Creeping GOP: Women's Health and Inclusive Democratic Space

Beeta Baghoolizadeh | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Beeta Baghoolizadeh

No matter how orange my scarf was that night, people had managed to conflate the politics of the swaying, praying Christian right with "oppressed" Muslim women swathed in black.

Texas Lege Is A 'Dysfunction Junction'

Posted 07.13.2013 | Comedy

From the creator of last week's viral hit "I'm a Bad Bill," which reimagined Schoolhouse Rock as an anthem against the Texas legislature's crusade to ...

Does Rick Perry Want To Control Your Vagina?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.12.2013 | Comedy

Rick Perry has made it clear that he fancies himself quite the expert on what women should do with their vaginas, as he and his fellow Republican legi...

Schoolhouse Rock Parody Destroys Texas Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.09.2013 | Comedy

As the Texas legislature prepares to vote on a new bill that would massively restrict abortion rights for women across the Lone Star State -- for the ...

Texas House Schedules Vote On Contentious Abortion Bill

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans pushed ahead Monday with aggressive efforts to pass tough new abortion restrictions they failed to approve las...

Jason Cherkis

Wendy Davis Reflects On Filibuster And The Coming Special Session Abortion Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

After Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' 11-hour filibuster helped defeat a controversial anti-abortion bill aimed at severely cutting access to abortion s...

Fear and Loathing in Texas

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Wendy Fontaine

No matter how you feel about abortion, arguing against it by saying "every life matters" while you are, in fact, the nation's top killer of inmates is either disingenuous or downright phony.

WATCH: George Carlin DESTROYED Rick Perry... In 1996

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.28.2013 | Comedy

The clip above includes some NSFW language. Even from beyond the grave, George Carlin's message will always be relevant to current events. Take the...

Stars SLAM Rick Perry Over Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment

Stars are emphatically voicing their disgust with Gov. Rick Perry as the Texas Republican pushes for severely restrictive abortion legislation. After ...

The Power of Social: We, the Reporter

Lauren Wong | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Lauren Wong

In the early hours of June 26, as the media seemed to sleep, thousands of people propped their laptops up on their pajama pants and did the job for them. SB5 is dead, but the power of social media is more alive than ever.

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Senator On Why Conservatives Donate More Money To Super PACs

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- No Democratic lawmaker is being bombarded by more negative ads than Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). So far, GOP-aligned groups have p...

Obama Gets Boost In Battleground State From Failed GOP Effort

Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

By Jeff Mason COLUMBUS, Ohio--As Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum fight to win Ohio's presidential primary on Tuesday, Republican hopes of victory...

Ohio Dems Look To 2012 After Union Victory

AP | JOHN SEEWER and JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Unionized teachers and retirees, local government officials, and veterans are among public workers running for office in an eff...

A Win for Workers, and for Us All

Randi Weingarten | Posted 01.14.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

"As Ohio goes, so goes the nation" has taken on new meaning. The people of Ohio used their citizen veto decisively to repeal legislation that would have stripped police officers, teachers, firefighters and other public workers of their right to bargain collectively.

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Congratulates Voters For Overturning SB 5

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The extent to which Ohio Gov. John Kasich's collective bargaining measure has been a national issue has always been a bit murky. But wit...

Amanda Terkel

Election Day Shenanigans In Ohio Issue 2 Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Union officials in Ohio are questioning whether proponents of an anti-labor ballot initiative are trying to trick opponents of the measu...

In Ohio Union Battle, a Call to Video the Vote

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Ohioans go to the polls tomorrow to decide on SB5, a bill passed by the Ohio legislature that intends to dissolve public employee unions. This law is...

Both Sides Now: On Abortion, Labor and Frontrunner Fumbles

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-07-bothsidesnow.jpgArianna and Kellyanne Conway preview next week's ballot initiatives on abortion and labor rights in Mississippi and Ohio, respectively, and then review the GOP frontrunners' Weak Week.

Recall Walker Gains Momentum

Jim Worth | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

In October paperwork was filed with the Government Accountability Board to gather signatures to recall Governor Scott Walker after just one year in office.

Sam Stein

Democratic Governors Association Joins Fight For Anti-Union Law Repeal With Checkbook

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Banking on a backlash to the anti-union campaigns spearheaded by Republican governors, the Democratic Governors Association announced on...

Amanda Terkel

Dirty Tricks In Ohio Ballot Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirty television stations in the Ohio area have pulled an anti-union ad after news broke on Tuesday that the group behind it had co-opt...

Amanda Terkel

Ohio Collective Bargaining Supporter Co-Opted By Anti-Union Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Ohio woman who is such a strong opponent of an upcoming ballot initiative that she is willing to appear in ads opposing the measure h...

Union Fight Gearing Up In Ohio

Solon Patch | By Chris Mazzolini | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

John Morris walked down the tree-lined streets of Shaker Heights, knocking on doors and buttonholing residents. An English teacher at the high scho...

Is John Kasich Hearing Whispers?

Dan Bimrose | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

Senate Bill 5 essentially kills collective bargaining rights for members of public unions. If SB5 stays on the ballot in November, Democrats statewide should receive a great boost in turnout from typical Democratic voters.