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We Have No Civil Rights Without Voting Rights

Christine Pelosi | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Unless and until Americans speak out with the same fervor for voting rights as we do for civil rights, marriage equality and women's rights, we risk the very gains we celebrate today.

Site Collects Your Friends' Viral Videos For Procrastinating Pleasure

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.28.2011 | Technology

This post is part of a new series from HuffPostTech, Socialized, that will profile a different social startup--from apps to services to websites--...

Rich Guy Discounts -- 2011

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Congress is setting up a battle between generations, young vs. old. The real battle should be those who can pay and are getting away with this vs. those who cannot pay and do not have a voice in government.

Nobel Prize Obstructionism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is downright ludicrous to say that a Nobel Prize-winning economist is somehow not qualified to get a job running economic policy for the government. Until Sen. Richard Shelby realizes this, Obama and the White House should point it out.

Shelby: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Should Be Included In Financial Reform

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A Democratic plan to rein in the financial industry is flawed because it fails to tighten control over two large government-sponsor...

Shahien Nasiripour

Top GOP Senator: We're Willing To Wait Out The Clock On Wall Street Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee said Thursday that he doesn't expect Republicans on the panel to get much accomplished in shaping t...

Turned Off

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

With imports soaring, we're stimulating the production of China, not the US. The Obama administration refuses to enforce our trade laws to protect the economy and change our tax laws to promote exports.

White House Sends Volcker Rule To Congress

AP | Jim Kuhnhenn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration waded into negotiations over Wall Street regulations Wednesday, calling for limits on the size of financia...

How Obama Should Bypass the Appointment Obstructionism

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

As a partial solution to appointment obstructionism, President Obama can and should exercise his unilateral authority and fill many federal vacancies with the stroke of a pen -- during any Senate break of his choosing.

Friday Talking Points [111] -- Use It Or Lose It

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama this week has successfully put the Republican Party on the defensive. This could be a fleeting thing, or it could be the start of a whole new way for Obama's administration to operate.

Harry Reid Ready For Recess Appointments

Politico | Manu Raju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used to consider recess appointments "an end run around the Senate and the Constitution" -- so much so that he kept ...

Shelby Releases Hold On Obama Nominees

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama will stop blocking Senate confirmation of about 70 government appointees nominated by Pre...

Kapitol Kops

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

Senator Shelby and his colleagues on the negative side of the aisle think things are moving just a little too fast in the Senate. ...

Sen. Shelby's F*ck You Moment

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

Sen. Shelby of Alabama has done us all a favor through his brazen attempt to extort the Obama Administration by placing a hold on 70 critical appointees simply to obtain some financial pork.

Friday Talking Points [110] -- Left Still Waiting For Rahm Apology

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats need to realize that they still have the biggest majority in both houses of Congress that they are likely to see in their lifetimes.

Shelby Blocks All Obama Nominations Over Alabama Earmarks

TPMDC | Evan McMorris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) has put an extraordinary "blanket hold" on at least 70 nominations President Obama has sent to the Senate, CongressDaily (s...

Senators Dodd, Shelby Report Major Progress On Wall Street Reform, Deadlock May Be Avoided

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The top Senate Democrat and Republican negotiating new Wall Street regulation said Wednesday they expect to resolve their differenc...

Shelby Blames Obama For Bank Bailouts Under Bush

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) why he believes the Obama administration is "taking us down the r...

GOP Senator Shelby Calls NY Fed Chief's Goldman Ties "Deeply Disturbing"

Wall Street Journal | JON HILSENRATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee called it "deeply disturbing" that Stephen Friedman, who is chairman of the Federal Reserve Ban...

Senate Rejects McCain In Bipartisan Fashion

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The bottom line of this story is that nine out of forty-one Republican senators just broke ranks with their party and voted to strip a McCain amendment from a budget bill.

Richard Shelby, Alabama Senator, Questions Obama's Citizenship

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Richard Shelby's spokesman said the Cullman Times report in which he appears to question President Obama's citizenship is a "distortion" and t...

McConnell, Shelby, Toyota

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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