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Gov Pressed To Name Frank To Congress

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Liberal groups have launched twin online petitions aimed at pressuring Gov. Deval Patrick to temporarily name former congressman Barney...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Does Obama Need Women In Top Cabinet Jobs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

The prospects of a woman holding any of the top three Cabinet positions in President Barack Obama's second term look increasingly slim after reports t...

Senate Says Prostate Cancer Among African American Men Reaches 'Epidemic' Proportions

Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

Despite ongoing debate about the benefits of PSA testing for men at risk for prostate cancer, and recent research on the best course of treatment for ...

Facts Are Stubborn Things

David Wade | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
David Wade

I'm not in the business or habit of giving advice to Republican presidential candidates -- but Team Romney would also do well to accept the fact that this isn't about John Kerry or his wife, even though they didn't do what Mitt Romney says they did.

John Kerry Sports Black And Blue

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Sen. John Kerry made quite an impression on Monday when he appeared at a White House event honoring the Stanley Cup champs, the Boston Bruins, sportin...

'Mitt Is Sort Of Running Against Mitt Right Now'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) criticized Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday, saying the former Massachusetts governor "is going t...

Ugandan Gay Activist Wins Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON — A gay rights activist in Uganda, where a bill that would punish gays with prison or death has stirred worldwide outrage, received t...

Jason Linkins

Lobbyist/Lawmaker Revolving Door Still Spinning With Same Constancy As Planet Earth

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Ever get the feeling that your interests are just outnumbered and outgunned in Washington, such as we'll likely see in the upcoming super committee deliberations? Well, there's good reason to feel that way, as so many lobbyists funnel into Congressional staff positions, and vice versa. These same individuals would have you believe that Washington is a hyper-functional place, just purring along, success after success, riding high on the collective body of "experience" that's on hand as a result of the Capitol Hill-to-K Street-and-back again cycle. And yet, Congressional job approval is at a meager 15 percent, for some reason.

John Kerry: I'm Not Meeting With Lobbyists

Boston Globe | By Glen Johnson | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

As one of the 12 members of a congressional “supercommittee” charged with developing a plan by Thanksgiving for cutting $1.5 trillion from the fed...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Scott Brown Declines To Appear With Massachusetts Politicians In 'It Gets Better' Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Massachusetts congressional delegation has put together a new video for the "It Gets Better" project, reassuring LGBT youth who may ...

Educating for Democracy: Are Politicians 'Dumbing Us Down?'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The recent flak over Sarah Palin's grossly inaccurate recollection about "Paul Revere's Ride" makes me wonder if one of the future qualifications for the Presidency will be the candidate's "Ignorance Quotient."

Sen. Kerry Introduces Bill To Help LGBT Youths In Foster Care

Posted 07.14.2011 | Impact

This week, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced the Reconnecting Youth to Prevent Homelessness Act to protect children in foster care from ending up o...

Amanda Terkel

Top Lawmakers Argue Against Suspending Aid To Pakistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee defended aid to Pakistan on Sunday despite lingering questions about how much th...

Senator Ron Wyden Lauded by CCIA

Mike Smith | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Washington Caucus Event Capped by Congressional Award CCIA President & CEO Ed Black is a Washington insider who glided across a ballroom at Union Sta...

Bianca Bosker

Officials Push For Action In 'Online Privacy War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Top senators and members of the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday criticized the current state of Internet privacy regulations and pushed for legi...

Amanda Terkel

John Kerry Breaks With Obama On Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: The Boston Globe has issued a "clarification" to its original story, indicating that Kerry's disagreement with the current Afghanistan war str...

Shutting Off the Internet Was the Wrong Thing to Do

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Kraus

Egypt may have made their single biggest strategic blunder by attempting to shut down the Internet and cell networks. Indeed, by doing so they may hav...

Ex-Slave and Human Rights Activist: President Obama, Do Not Let Ticking Time Bomb Go Off

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Today human rights activist and escaped slave Simon Deng finished an historic barefoot walk to each of the 535 offices of the U.S. Congress in an ap...

One of America's Deepest, Darkest Family Secrets: The DES Drug Disaster

Diana Bianchini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diana Bianchini

For decades, the United States Government has been keeping the deep, dark secret of DES (diethylstilbestrol) from Americans so well that most people have never heard of it and don't know that it was the world's first drug disaster.

Only a Few Blocks Could Make a Big Difference for the Ground Zero Mosque

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

You'd think we might have figured this out a little sooner because once again we are ill prepared for the stealth swift boat attacks before an important election during the dog days of August.

Is WikiLeaks the Antidote to the Washington K Street Kool-Aid?

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

The shocking information released by WikiLeaks was the acid test for Washington's beltway experts to square themselves with the fatal collapse confronting them and who was to blame for it.

Federal Court Rules FCC Lacks Authority to Regulate Net Neutrality

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The ruling is a significant victory for Comcast , which had been involved in a dispute with the FCC over network filtering of P2P filesharing software.

Global Health Diplomacy and the Muslim World: How Haiti Will Heal Us

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Collaborative work is emblematic of the increasingly important field of global health diplomacy and the Muslim world has an enormous role to play in this new conversation.

It's a Runoff, Now What? Parsing the Impacts of the Presidential Rematch in Afghanistan

Vikrum Aiyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vikrum Aiyer

A coalition government in Afghanstan, while supposedly offering the best of both worlds, tacitly condones an illegitimate election and would require America to broker power among competing personalities.

Alexandra Kerry DUI: John Kerry's Daughter Arrested In Los Angeles

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — The daughter of Sen. John Kerry was arrested Thursday in Hollywood for allegedly driving drunk. Alexandra Kerry, 36, was stopped ...