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Here's How Politicians Have Reacted To The Protests In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Politicians around the country have reacted as national attention has focused on the clashes between police and those protesting the shooting of unarm...

Marina Fang

House Democrats Fume Over GOP's Border Crisis Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats delivered a full-throated condemnation of the revamped GOP border bill on Friday, calling the bill "mean-spirited" and s...

Friday Talking Points -- Democrats' 'Middle Class Jumpstart' Agenda

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The biggest political event of the week (for Democrats, at any rate) was Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats rolling out a new campaign agenda -- the "Middle Class Jumpstart" -- in the tradition of Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America."

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Good for Business, Good for America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

America has always been made stronger -- economically, democratically, and as a world leader -- by welcoming new citizens and allowing them to lend us their talents, their energy, and their new ideas. That's how we succeeded in the 20th century -- and it is the recipe for success in the 21st century as well.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat Urges Either Full Participation In Benghazi Committee Or Full Boycott

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House, expressed his opposition Monday to appointing just one member of his...

Obama, Dems Undecided On Taking Part In Benghazi Panel

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and House Democrats said Monday they were undecided about whether to take part in or boycott an election-...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Ask How Paul Ryan Budget Would Affect Poverty

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been talking an awful lot about poverty lately -- some say insultingly -- but there is very...

Bill Clinton and Steny Hoyer: The 'Wall Street Democrats' Fight Back

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If progressive and populist ideas resonate with most voters, some people have asked, why isn't the Democratic Party doing better in the polls? Here's one reason: Some of the party's most prominent leaders are still pushing Wall Street's unpopular and discredited economic platform.

Can The Lessons of John Lewis Sustain the Modern Civil Rights Movement?

Thomas Alter | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Thomas Alter

How to make the lessons of the 20th Century live in the 21st, is the challenge for young people like me. Some things haven't changed much.

Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

Obama Meets House Dems To Discuss Economic Priorities

AP | DONNA CASSATA and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Democrats hashed out their economic priorities for the year Tuesday in a White House meeting that...

Jennifer Bendery

Steny Hoyer Blasts 'Irresponsible' White House Officials Who Say Lawmakers Want War With Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday lashed out at White House officials who have suggested that backers of a new Iran s...

Sam Stein

House Dems Practically Giddy Over Gates' Portrayal Of Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' much discussed -- but not yet released -- memoir has caused a stir over the broadsides he levels ...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Want To Focus On 'Employment, Not Unemployment'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even if the U.S. Senate were able to pass a bill renewing long-term unemployment insurance, it would face uncertain prospects in the GOP...

Did Pro-Diplomacy Backlash Stop Steny Hoyer From Nixing Obama's Deal to Prevent War With Iran?

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

This all matters because there's a good deal of cynicism outside the Beltway regarding the utility of engagement with Congress now in favor of diplomacy with Iran.

Dem Leader Accuses GOP Of Stalling On Budget

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

BY ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 Democrat in the House said Tuesday that the top GOP negotiator on the budget i...

Obama's ACA Problem in a Nutshell

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

To be sure, the launch of ACA has been an utter public relations nightmare for Obama, who valiantly fought for years for its passage through Congress, its Supreme Court ratification, and its re-affirmation in the 2012 election. But make no mistake, there's no one to blame for ACA's current problems but Obama.

Biden Dines With Freshman House Dems

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Vice President Joe Biden is heading to the Capitol to have dinner with first-term House Democra...

Michael McAuliff

Dem Whip: Members Are More Threatening Than Disturbed Stenograher

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (Md.) doesn't feel the outburst last week by a stenographer on the House floor makes lawmakers feel lik...

Top Dem Says House Republicans 'Looking Over Their Shoulders'

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 House Democrat says a key factor extending the government shutdown is fear among moderate Republicans abou...

House To Vote On Back Pay For Federal Workers

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have scheduled a vote on legislation backed by some of the chamber's top Democrats to give federal...

'This Is A Game'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) took a shot at House Republicans on Tuesday evening, criticizing them for playing games and blaming them for t...

Amanda Terkel

Steny Hoyer: Navy Yard Shooting Will Renew Gun Control Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Tuesday that he expects the tragic shooting at the Navy Yard will renew the debate aroun...

Obama's Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

It's now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment. And at the Capitol, the hierarchies of both parties are stuffing it into the trunks of their limousines, so each provision can be neatly fitted with cement shoes and delivered to the bottom of the Potomac.

How The House Voted Down Effort To Curb NSA Surveillance

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

-- The 217-205 roll call Wednesday by which the House rejected a challenge to the National Security Agency's secret collection of hundreds of million...