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Lawmakers Pressure NFL Commissioner To Change Offensive Team Name

The New York Times | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports

Two members of Congress plan to send a strongly worded letter to the commissioner of the National Football League on Monday urging him to support chan...

Tom Cole To Outside Groups: 'You Are Welcome To Come, But You Ought To Look At Your Track Record'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), an ally of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and frequent voice for moderation in the Republication caucus, said in an inte...

GOP Consultant: Senator's Departure Is A 'Political Earthquake'

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's 2014 election cycle was thrown for a huge loop when U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn announced his early retirement last week. T...

House GOP Opposes Drive To Renew Jobless Aid

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House oppose a drive by Democrats to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide...

Winning the Shutdown Battle Wasn't Enough: Democrats Must Stand United to Win the Budget Fight

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The big question for Democrats is this: What kind of deal is worse than the sequester, which Paul Ryan has said is the Republicans' fallback position. In other words, what would make Democrats throw up their hands and say: "You want it? You got it." -- and mean it?

Chief GOP Budget Negotiator Backs Raising Revenue

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole, one of the key Republican negotiators on a possible budget deal, said Friday that he would support raising revenue and more of...

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Scrambling To Get Deal Done Before Senate Swoops In

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans appeared to be angling Friday to negotiate over reopening the government and easing budget sequestration, as well as m...

Michael McAuliff

Government Shutdown Heads For Collision With Debt Limit

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The resolution of the government shutdown appeared headed for a showdown over the fast-approaching national debt limit Thursday as Democ...

Dem Warns GOP Rep Against 'Weaponizing The Debt Ceiling'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Amid a debt limit standoff that includes stiff demands from House Republicans, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told MSNBC's Chris Hayes Thursday that he's wil...

GOP Rep States The Obvious On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

On the same day that the House voted for a 42nd time to repeal Obamcaare, comments emerged from one GOP rep about the difficulty his party faces in re...

GOP Civil War: House Republicans Have Already Started to Break

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

We are seeing Republicans in the House as well as the Senate speak out against extremist proposals on government spending levels. What exactly do the extremists propose?

Lawmakers: Gov't Fully Equipped To Handle Tornado Disaster Recovery

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top lawmakers and officials said Tuesday that the federal government has plenty of money on hand to pay for recovery efforts in the wake...

GOP Leaders Urge Restraint In Exploiting White House Weakness

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The scandals dogging President Barack Obama are a political gift to Republicans, who could use some good luck after recent election loss...

GOP Rep Sees 'A Big Difference' Between Benghazi, Watergate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

While fellow Republicans are making comparisons to Watergate and even calling for impeachment, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) declined to back that spin on t...

Eric Cantor Unveils Plan To Redirect Public Campaign Funds To Pediatric Research

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has announced plans to introduce a bill that would redirect federal funds to pediatric research at the Natio...

Sequester But a Scalpel for Bloated Military Budget

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The fact that government devotes too much to Social Security is no argument for spending too much on the military. With the threat of runaway deficits, debts, and interest payments, the U.S. cannot afford any budget sacred cows.

Can Eric Cantor Redeem The Republican Party?

The New Yorker | RYAN LIZZA | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

The Speaker of the House, John Boehner, has often shown a willingness to compromise, but for more than two years he has been stymied by a small and un...

BOTH SIDES NOW: If 2012 Signals a 'Rolling Realignment,' What's the GOP 3.0?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgObama won gays, latinos, 18-29s, and women by, respectively, 50/35/25/11 points -- and ran 40 points better than Romney on who favored middle class over big business. Ron Reagan and Mary Matalin debate whether a Republican Reset means 'evolving' on tax rates and "social issues."

Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama, as the chattering classes will tell you, is "done negotiating with himself." That's a pretty good phrase, because it accurately describes how these negotiations have taken place over Obama's first term. This time, the White House seems to be saying, that isn't going to happen.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Leader Shifts To Praise For One Revenue Raiser

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It would be "smarter" to cap tax deductions than to raise tax rates on the rich as a means of avoiding the "fiscal cliff," Senate Minori...

Tom Cole Defends His Tax Heresy

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) defended his heretical position on tax cuts for the wealthy Wednesday evening on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," bu...

Jennifer Bendery

Grover Norquist: Tom Cole Didn't Mean To Publicly Say What He Said Publicly About Backing Obama's Tax Offer

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist said Wednesday that Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) "obviously" didn't expect his comments in support of Presi...

Michael McAuliff

John Boehner Signals No Softening On Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled no new willingness to bend on raising taxes for the rich Wednesday after one of his more re...

Michael McAuliff

Grover Norquist Targeted In Fiscal Cliff Debate By Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans showing signs of bending on taxes for the richest Americans as the nation nears the so-called fiscal cliff, Democrats m...

Taxing The Rich Still Popular With American Public

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Taxing the rich remains a popular policy with the American people, according to a new poll by The Washington Post and ABC News. Sixty percent of po...