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Voting Rights: What You Need to Know and How the Supreme Court Is Failing Us

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Janessa E. Robinson

As the U.S. Supreme Court rightfully makes way for same-sex marriage across the country, it simultaneously regresses policy on another civil liberty, voting rights.

Immigration Reform: Go Incrementally, Mr. Obama, and Go Before November

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Reform of our immigration system has been on the docket forever. Campaigning to get to the White House, candidate Barack Obama not only promised but guaranteed immigration reform in his first year in office. That guarantee has not been delivered on because of the President's need to rescue an economy on the abyss.

Pope Francis May Be 'Too Liberal' For House Republicans To Honor

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.31.2014 | Religion

A bipartisan resolution written to honor Pope Francis for his work towards social justice appears to be mired in Congress, reportedly due to his reput...

Debunking the 'Compromise' Myth

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

For years the GOP has been whining about how President Obama has not and will not compromise with them. They say he has shunned them from the beginning.

Speaker Boehner Is Wasting Taxpayer Dollars on Nonsense

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

Common sense and decency seem less and less important to Republicans in the House of Representatives as they continue their shameful conduct toward President Barack Obama for trying to do his job.

GOP Is Taking On Water: Hillary's Candidacy and Immigration Reform Fail

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The Titanic was promoted as 'unsinkable.' It was touted as a symbol of technological and industrial might... until it crashed into a giant ice cube with catastrophic consequences. Which brings me to today's Republican Party.

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner: 'I Expect To Be Speaker' Next Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Boehner said Monday he is running for reelection as House speaker in January after the 2014 midterm elections. The Ohio Republi...

Boehner's Challenger Loses Job Over 'Electile Dysfunction' Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Speaker of the House John Boehner's (R-Ohio) primary challenger was dismissed from his adjunct professorship at a small Christian college over a web a...

I Spy

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Senator Feinstein had harsh words for what the CIA was doing-the same kind of words used by citizens to describe the activities of the NSA when they learned of its spying on citizens and the likes of Germany's Angela Merkel and Brazil's Dilma Rousseff.

Congress Does Not Get Why They Are So Unpopular

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I hate to think what may happen if the GOP take over the Senate in 2014. The economy may still recover but it will take much longer to come back because there will be unending nothingness happening and the working poor will suffer even further.

Boehner Plans To Run For Speaker Again

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

John Boehner said Monday he plans to seek reelection as House speaker after the 2014 midterm elections. Amid rampant speculation that he would giv...

Obama Pushes Job Training Reform: No Time 'To Wait For Congress'

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Stressing the importance of having job-training programs that work, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a "soup to nuts...

Texas Democrat: John Boehner Called Steve King An 'A**Hole'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) claims in a recent article for Texas Monthly that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) an...

Arthur Delaney

Congress Has No Plans To Stay In D.C. To Deal With Unemployment

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite demanding House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) keep the House of Representatives in session to deal with expired unemployment ins...

Zach Carter

House Democrats Leave Pacific Trade Deal Twisting In The Wind

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats balked Thursday at a bill designed to clear congressional hurdles for President Barack Obama's controversial Trans-Pacif...

Dreamers Loyal to Our Communities, Not Political Parties

Cesar Vargas | Posted 03.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Cesar Vargas

It is quite easy to only blame Republicans for the lack of action on immigration. However, to challenge both parties to provide solutions to the country's pressing problems is the mark of an American conscious of our privileges and responsibilities.

The Power of Fasting

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

On Sunday mornings, in the midst of our safe sanctuaries, our five-song worship sets, our 15-minute sermonettes and our one-hour services that can be timed with an egg timer, how does our worship and our practice offer witness to the reality of the spiritual realm?

The Republican 'Civil War' Isn't About Policy: It's About Cash

Jason Sattler | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

But are there actual divisions in policy between Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz? They currently disagree on one thing -- tactics. John Boehner and Paul Ryan cannot afford another government shutdown. Ted Cruz can.

Mr. Speaker, Please Don't Let the 'Immigration Grinch' Steal Christmas

David Leopold | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
David Leopold

Happily, there is still time for Speaker Boehner to show real leadership. He should ask the administration to give a temporary deportation reprieve to all undocumented immigrants who would qualify for provisional immigration status under the House and Senate bills.

Fasting for Families and Immigration Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Faith leaders and young Dreamers are joining this historic fast on behalf of immigrant families who suffer because our leaders refuse to address a glaring problem with obvious, common sense solutions. It is politics, and politics only, that stands in the way of progress.

Ask Not! JFK's Legacy Denied. Ask Why Not! JFK'S Legacy Defended.

Frank Islam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

Yes, as we come to the end of this "Kennedy Half Century," let us make the commitment to carry on his legacy, to assume our own responsibility for the future, and to ask why not. Why not keep America the land of dreamers and doers rather than deniers and defilers?

Mr. Boehner: Doing Nothing Is Not an Option

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

This lack of political will is pitiful. It would almost be comical if it were not so costly to the United States and so devastating to the Latino community -- and if a real solution were not possible.

Both Congress and President Obama Have the Power to Stop the Pain in Immigrant Communities

Cristina Jiménez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Cristina Jiménez

Earlier this month, President Obama gave a speech calling for immigration reform. But President Obama's actions so far have only fueled the moral crisis our nation faces on immigration.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 9 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Like Walt in Breaking Bad, I have health care insurance from my employer, and like Walt's wife, Skyler, discovers about their insurance, I'm still liable for the deductible, copay and coinsurance portion of the medical fees.

Remedy for Government Shutdown Blues? Jazz

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.