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GOP Staffer Apologizes For Lecturing Obama Daughters To 'Show A Little Class'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

A Republican staffer on Friday apologized for a Facebook post that criticized Malia and Sasha Obama's appearance at the annual White House turkey pard...

Steve Fincher Defeats Wes Bradley In Tennessee Midterm Election For Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Tennessee Rep. Steve Fincher (R) defeated Democrat Wes Bradley on Tuesday. Fincher and Bradley were fighting to represent Tennessee's 8th District....

Hobby-Nobbing: Company Men and Republicans Attack Privacy This Election

Hans Johnson | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Less than a century ago, in 1920, Tennessee lawmakers ratified the 19th Amendment that allowed American women the right to vote in federal elections. The current drive by Republicans and corporate allies to uproot safeguards for privacy and women's rights undermines that legacy.

Dem Gubernatorial Nominee Wants To Send Governor To Electric Chair

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

Charlie Brown, a retired engineer with no political experience but interesting views, was chosen Thursday as the Democratic nominee for governor of Te...

Donald Sterling: Facade, Fiction, and Forgiveness

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Sterling's comments are not unlike Cliven Bundy's recent musings. Bundy, the Nevada rancher who owes more than a million dollars in federal grazing fees wondered aloud if blacks might have been better off as slaves "picking cotton and having a family life and doing things."

The Finger-Pointing Caucus: Rich Congress, Poor Americans

Margie Omero | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

Predictably, recent celebrations of the anniversary of the War on Poverty, votes to extend unemployment insurance, discussions of a minimum wage hike,...

The Year in Food: McD's, Big Food Tweets, Great Reads, and GMO Seeds

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.

The Two-Sphere Problem for (Some) Christian Republicans (and Some Democrats, Too)

Mark Osler | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
Mark Osler

As Congress mulls further steps to cut food stamps, it is odd that Christian conservatives seem to be at the front of the charge.

Misusing the Bible, Abusing the Poor

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Butler

Scripture has a lot to say about how we should treat the widow, the orphan, the sick and the desperately poor. Only in the ideological bubble of conservative Washington would taking food away from them qualify as Biblical.

The Pesky Poor

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

One of the questions the curious voter from time to time wonders is how a person can distinguish good government handouts from bad government handouts. The answer to that question is not as obvious as it would seem to be to the uninitiated.

Food for Thought

Steven Conn | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

Clearly, the nation needs a farm bill, but just as clearly it needs to have different priorities than simply subsidizing corporate farms to produce cheap crops and factory-raised chickens. The nation still needs SNAP, along with a broader approach to dealing with nutrition and obesity.

America Feeds the Rich

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The Farm Bill that is expected to pass the U.S. House this week explains income inequality in America. The Republican-sponsored proposal slashes food stamps for poor children and pads farm subsidies for wealthy agri-businessmen.

Congressman Quotes Jesus In Bid To Gut Food Stamps

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

While Fincher cites chapter and verse to prove that it is immoral for out of work folks to mooch off government largesse, he fails to mention that his own fingers have been observed in the public till.

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Take Hypocritical Stance In Food Stamp Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Agriculture Committee Republicans who vocally supported billions in cuts to federal food assistance are big-time recipients of gov...

The Fincher That Stole Food Stamps

Donald Carr | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Donald Carr

The second most heavily subsidized farmer in Congress said Washington should not "steal" from taxpayers to support food assistance like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- better known as food stamps.

Arthur Delaney

Would Jesus Cut Food Stamps?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.17.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Republican and Democrats sparred this week on where Jesus Christ would stand on food stamps, a federal program that supported 47 million...

Tea For Me, Not For You

Donald Carr | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Donald Carr

By virtually eliminating risk, crop insurance subsidies are encouraging farmers to plow up wetlands and prairies, a trend that is increasing water pollution, releasing more carbon into the atmosphere and destroying wildlife habitat.

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Introduced In Congress

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To fight the specter of poor people spending taxpayer money on drugs, a Republican congressman has reintroduced legislation to make welf...

Sam Stein

Obama: I'm Sure Boehner 'Will See The Light' On Infrastructure

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recent changes in rhetoric from Republicans on Capitol Hill have provided a sliver of hope about the prospects of getting an infrastruct...

Sam Stein

GOP Freshmen Lobby For Millions In Government Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Alex Becker WASHINGTON -- For years, Tennessee lawmakers have advocated for the construction of a major port on the northwest cor...

GOP Congressman: 'Frog Jump On My GPS'

NPR | Blake Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of the 87 new Republicans in the House of Representatives, Stephen Fincher epitomizes the first-time politicians who make up a third of the freshmen c...

Farm Subsidies Highlight The Hypocrisy Of Anti-Spending Politicians

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Many Republicans who swept rural Democrats from office are now confronting the reality of a promise to reduce spending: Should it c...

Congressional Candidate Questioned About Mysterious Quarter-Million Dollar Campaign Loan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A prominent Democratic lawyer is asking federal prosecutors to investigate whether Republican congressional candidate Stephen...

The New Political Addiction: Washington Outsiders

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Ask national Republicans to name a model 2010 congressional candidate, and they're likely to mention Stephen Fincher. A 37-year-old f...

Ron Paul vs. Sarah Palin for the Soul of the Tea Parties

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

A rift has emerged between the anti-tax, pro-civil rights libertarians who started the tea parties and the corporatist neocon grifters of the GOP who are now trying to swoop in and capitalize on all of the hype.