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Trent Franks

Scaring Up Another War

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The fact that America leads the developed world in guns and gun-related deaths doesn't faze gun advocates. Like tax cuts, guns are considered a cure-all. Unfortunately, the same appears true of munitions in American foreign policy.

Shadee Ashtari

GOP Lawmakers Move To Block Food Stamps From Buying Pot Brownies

HuffingtonPost.com | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

If a new bill proposed by House Republicans is any indication, drug warriors are finding it harder and harder to whip up moral outrage over marijuana ...

Congressional Hardliners vs. Obama on Iran

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Rather than respond positively to Rouhani's election, the U.S. House of Representatives -- just two days before his inauguration in August -- voted by an overwhelming 400-20 margin to impose punitive new sanctions on Iran.

Anti-Choice Politics Aren't a Cause; They're a Form of Fundraising Yield Management

Chris Kelly | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Kelly

He is neither a doctor, nor a teacher, nor a soldier, nor a farmer, nor an engineer nor a job creator. He has expertise in nothing. And yet he is the author of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act and cosponsor of the Life at Conception Act.

Controversial GOP Bill Actually Increases Spending

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

A Republican bill that passed the House of Representatives June 18 banning abortions after 20 weeks conflicts with another one of the party's prioriti...

GOP Congressman: I Oppose Abortion Because Male Fetuses Masturbate

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) said Monday that abortion should be banned as early as 15 weeks after conception because he has witnessed male fetuses ...

BOTH SIDES NOW: After 9/11, Is Obama's NSA Really a Version of Hoover's FBI?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpg Talk about 'Beyond Right & Left' -- when Franken-Rove clash with Scahill-Beck over the NSA program, knee-jerkers are confused. So Huffington & Matalin debate domestic snooping not by Hoover against protestors in the '60s but by Obama after 9/11 and Boston. Is Snowden an Ellsberg or Manning?

Friday Talking Points -- War On Women Continues Apace

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.

Contentious Bill Gets Revised After Rape Controversy

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans have modified a tough anti-abortion bill to include exceptions for rape and incest after the GOP sponsor of the l...

Trent Franks Fundraises In Wake Of Rape Remark

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Since Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) claimed earlier this week that it's incredibly rare for women to become pregnant from rape, he has been under fire f...

Marco Rubio On GOP Colleague's Rape Remarks: 'I Don't Know Who That Is'

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) waved off a reporter's question on Thursday about his Republican colleague's controversial rape comment by claiming simply t...

White House Criticizes GOP Rep's 'Alarming' Comment

AP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says comments by a Republican lawmaker about rape show, quote, an "alarming disregard for women." Spokesman Jay Ca...

GOP Candidate Blasts 'Moron' Republican Over Rape Remarks

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez (R) criticized Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) for his remarks on rape and pregnancy, calling the congressman...

Laura Bassett

All-Male Panel Advances Controversial Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Republicans in the House Judiciary subcommittee voted on Tuesday to expand Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) proposed D.C. abortion bill to apply to the wh...

D.C. Anti-Abortion Bill Introduced In Congress...Again

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.29.2013 | DC

Those meddling kids in Congress are at it again. U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill last week to limit women's reproductive rights ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP's New Focus Is Not The Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Congress whiffing on the bid to stop sequestration's automatic deep spending cuts, House Republicans have turned their focus to the...

Michael McAuliff

Republican Hits 'Abortion President' For Gun Hypocrisy

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's impassioned State of the Union plea to pass gun laws in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massa...

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers May Dive Off Fiscal Cliff Before Reaching Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fewer Republicans are saying "no" to raising taxes on the rich. But it still may be after the nation starts sliding into the fiscal abys...

Laura Bassett

GOP Platform Endorses Dubious Fetal Pain Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

The 2012 GOP platform features a bold new development in the party's position on abortion: an official endorsement of the medically unsupported claim ...

Jennifer Bendery

Steve King: Idea That Diversity Strengthens America Has 'Never Been Backed Up By Logic'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Thursday that diversity has never been America's strong suit, so lawmakers should pass his bill to make En...

Jennifer Bendery

House Rejects D.C. Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Tuesday failed to pass a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Washington, D.C. But they suc...

Jennifer Bendery

Hillary Clinton Says Attacks On Huma Abedin Have 'No Place In Our Politics'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday addressed allegations by five House Republicans that one of her top aides has ties to the M...

Amanda Terkel

42 Religious Groups Condemn Michele Bachmann's Anti-Muslim Allegations

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forty-two religious and secular organizations united on Thursday in condemning conservative lawmakers' allegations that Muslim-American ...

GOP Stands Up For Voter ID

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Thursday criticized the Justice Department's decision to challenge new voter ID laws in several states, saying...

Elise Foley

Muslim Brotherhood Ties Are Unfounded, Say DHS Advisors Accused By Michele Bachmann

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Huma Abedin is, in some ways, lucky. Although a group of five conservative lawmakers have alleged that she may have connections to the M...