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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...

Laura Bassett

D.C. Abortion Ban Passes House Judiciary Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday that bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation in the District of Columbia ...

The Colonialist Targeting of D.C. Officials

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.16.2012 | DC
Richard J. Rosendall

We should not accept the self-fulfilling logic that if a media drumbeat is loud and relentless enough, the object of its noise must go. Calls for Mayor Vincent Gray's resignation are premature.

Put U.S. Jobs Above D.C. Partisanship

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

This economy is not working for most Americans. With hard-hit families tightening their belts, employers won't hire until they see a lot more customers with cash in their pockets.

THEY EAT THEIR OWN: Club For Growth PAC Accuses House Ally Of 'Personal Bitterness'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Club for Growth PAC on Friday slammed Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who ranks number one on the conservative group's scorecard, for a...

Five Things the House is Doing to Attack Choice

Nancy Keenan | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

In the first five months of 2012, the anti-choice House leadership has lined up no fewer than five separate bills with anti-choice provisions for floor action. It's amazing they can keep a straight face when they say there's no War on Women.

House To Vote On Bill Banning Abortions Based On Gender

Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

By JIM ABRAMS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Legislation coming up for a House vote would make it a federal crime to carry out an abortion bas...

'Rolling Thunder' Motorcycle Rally Files T-Shirt Lawsuit

Posted 05.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's the 25th anniversary of Rolling Thunder. Let's celebrate -- with a lawsuit. Legal Times reports that organizers of the yearly mo...

Laura Bassett

On International Women's Day, Congress Pivots To More Anti-Abortion Legislation (INFOGRAPHIC)

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday, March 8 is International Women's Day, and Republicans in Congress are celebrating by debating a new bill that would restrict a...

PRENDA: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Rep. Judy Chu | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Rep. Judy Chu

PRENDA, the so-called "Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act," would have a chilling effect on reproductive choice for every woman in this country.

Laura Bassett

Arizona Rep. Authors D.C. Abortion Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) drew a heap of criticism from Washington, D.C., locals on Monday when he introduced a bill that would ban women there from...

Bachmann Names Possible VP Picks, Praises Santorum

Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

For now, Michele Bachmann's days as a GOP presidential frontrunner are in the rearview mirror. Poll numbers aside, the Minnesota congresswoman has unv...

Jennifer Bendery

House Honors Slain Aide To Rep. Giffords, Briefly Remembers Bipartisanship

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It only lasted for about an hour, but bipartisanship took hold in the House on Wednesday as lawmakers lined up in support of a measure t...

Jordan Howard

Arizona Congressmen Lobbied State Senators To Remove Redistricting Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Democrats have accused four of the state's Republican representatives of pressuring state senators to oust the state's redistric...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Accused Of Using 'Human Shields' In Debt 'Bluff'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is "bluffing" about the impacts of a debt default and holding troops and the elderly as "human shields" in the deadlock ...

Amanda Terkel

House GOP Ramps Up Efforts To Restrict Abortion Access

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite campaigning on a platform of creating jobs and boosting the economy, some of the first pieces of legislation Republicans have ta...

Furious O'Donnell Clashes With Arizona Congressman About Guns

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A furious Lawrence O'Donnell clashed with Arizona Republican Congressman Trent Franks on his Tuesday show about gun control and the Arizona shooting. ...

There Can Be No Gun Control Without Recognizing and Respecting the Different Gun Cultures in the U.S.

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Both sides of the gun control issue must take this opportunity to better understand the complicated and varied role guns play in American communities. If they do, we can make every community safer.

Trent Franks: 'I Wish There Had Been One More Gun' In Tucson

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that he wishes one additional person had possessed a firearm in Tucson on Saturday, presumably to use on Ja...

Thanksgiving Day, Human Rights Activist Calls on President Obama and U.S. Congress to Support South Sudan Independence

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Disappointing news this Thanksgiving Day, as human rights activist Simon Deng received an update that the Sudan Peace and Stability Act, sponsored by ...

Ryan Grim

Puff, Puff, Give: Lobbyists Plying Hill Staffers Through Congressional Cigar Association

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lobbyists for major banks, insurers, pharmaceutical firms, energy companies and at least one foreign government have been helping organize lavish gath...

Arizona for Arizonans, Now!

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

In 1856, a political movement issued a platform which matched its mission with its name: the American Party. The nativist movement has a clear legacy today.

Update: Congressman Franks Responds

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Trent Franks might be, just on a straight standardized test level, the stupidest person in Congress. I'm not talking about his politics. I'm talking about basic problem solving and sounding out big words.

Not All Earmarks Are a Bridge to Nowhere and Not All Earmarks Are Meant to Line Congressional Pockets

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

There are earmarks and... then there are earmarks. Not every earmark goes to line the pockets of corrupt congressional earmarkers and their cronies the way characters like Duke Cunningham, Don and Bill Young (R-AK & FL), Jerry Lewis (R-CA), and Ken Calvert (R-CA) have worked it.

Special Forces Providing Federally Funded Abortions in Afghanistan

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

If you've built an entire political career on not understanding the difference between a citizen and a fertilized egg, does that apply to mothers and their unborn children in Afghanistan? If not, why not?