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Ted Poe Wins Midterm Election Race Against Niko Letsos

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) defeated his Democratic opponent Niko Letsos in the midterm election race to represent Texas' 2nd congressional district on Tue...

2014 Elections Will Also Be a Referendum on GOP

Kevin Price | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

Millions of Americans are frustrated by the Obama Administration. This movement is largely defined as the "Tea Party movement" but there are millions of other Americans that would simply describe themselves as disgruntled with the Administration as we go into the 2014 elections.

Why Using Campus Security Stats to Rank Colleges Won't Work

Annie E. Clark | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.

Christina Wilkie

Kerry Gets Pressed To Grant Asylum To Former Terrorist Group MEK

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what has become an all-too-familiar sight on Capitol Hill, at least a half-dozen members of the exiled Iranian group Mujahedin-e Khal...

Michael McAuliff

About Face: Issa Pulls Panned Census Bill From Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Looks like House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has returned to his census. The California Republican apparently thought ...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Committee To Push Bill Its Own Experts Opposed

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and the Oversight Committee he chairs appear to be disregarding experts they asked to testify two years ago...

Darrell Issa, Other Lawmakers Want Obama To Fire James Clapper For 'Lying To Congress'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and five other lawmakers wrote a letter to President Barack Obama lamenting "the continued role of James Clapper as Direc...

House Republicans Quietly Work On Immigration Reform

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

BY ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Immigration overhaul legislation has been dormant in the House for months, but a few Republica...

The Best Investment You Ever Sat On

John Kluge | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
John Kluge

The Water for the World Act currently before Congress puts the power of the U.S. government behind those efforts. It supports effective, localized sanitation improvement programs with transparent monitoring systems, all without adding a dime to the deficit. It deserves your attention, and your support.

GOP Congressman Suffers Scary Choking Incident

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) had a close call this past Thursday, choking on his food at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington before being saved by Republica...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Lawmakers Offer Religion Ban That Passed 36 Years Ago

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republicans in Congress who want to dramatically restrict information gathering by the U.S. Census Bureau is trying to pass a...

Matt Sledge

Lawmakers Introduce New Online Privacy Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday to force the FBI to get a warrant before it...

Andrea Stone

WWI Memorial Advocates Surrender To Local Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a controversial plan to nationalize a monument to District of Columbia troops who died in World War I have surrendered to ...

Winning Gold in the "Anti-Immigration Olympics"

Amy Novick | Posted 10.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Amy Novick

These champions return to our country and see games of a different sort going on - elected officials stooping to the worst kind of politics, spreading fear and misinformation about immigrants, and enacting harmful anti-immigration policies.

Andrea Stone

Drone Bill Would Safeguard Privacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Police would be required to get a warrant to use drones for certain types of surveillance under legislation introduced on Capitol Hill o...

CRAZIEST PUNISHMENTS: Convicts Asked To Cut Hair, Wear Signs, Sleep In Doghouse

AP | LYNN DeBRUIN | Posted 08.26.2012 | Weird News

SALT LAKE CITY — Sleep in a doghouse rather than jail, walk through town with a humiliating sign or cut off a child's ponytail as eye-for-eye pu...

Nationalizing D.C.'s WWI Mem'l Could End In Stalemate

| Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff All Rep. Emanuel Cleaver wants is for his hometown's World War I memorial to have the status of a national monument...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Bill Empowering Congress To Veto Executive Branch Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would give the controlling party of either chamber of Congress veto power over any major new regulation passed the House of ...

Texas Rep. Wants To Nationalize Local D.C. War Mem'l

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia and federal leaders are gathering at the D.C. War Memorial on Thursday morning to reopen the long-neglected and new...

Michael McAuliff

Anti-Census Bill Slashes Economic Monitoring

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you think Congress doesn't understand the economy now, wait till you see what a key House panel wants to do to the people who help fi...

Curiouser and Curiouser: How the Hill Is Handling Being in the Hole

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.In the words of Alice, "It would be so nice if something made sense." Alice, of course, was talking about the strang...

Ted Poe: Congressman Compares Illegal Immigrants To Grasshoppers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In one of the latest instances of a legislator waxing poetic about the debate over illegal immigration, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) took the floor of the U...

Unredeemable Rascals: Republicans Sit Pretty With or Without Passage of Health Care Reform Bill

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

My sense is that, in a way, it was actually a great relief to Republicans when the Democrats finally found an end-around to their obstructions as it relates to health care reform.