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Washington Lobbyists Pour Money Into Mississippi To Fend Off Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists in Washington are pouring money into Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) runoff campaign, helping the six-term incumbent with a long...

Friday Talking Points -- Selenofriggatriskaidekaphobics Unite!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Iraq is self-destructing. This led the Wall Street Journal to call for a few airstrikes and some American paratroopers to fix the problem, because we all know how well that turned out the last time, right?

Quiz: Which For-Profit College Are You?

David Halperin | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Time to find out how badly you rip off students and taxpayers.

Which For-Profit College Lobbyist Are You?

David Halperin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.

Big Safety Move Delayed Decades

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It was an accident investigators say didn't have to happen: Five years ago a commuter train collided head-on with a freight train n...

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott Hospitalized

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said Thursday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix. ...

Chief Justice Roberts and the Right-Wing Majority's True Colors

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Roberts is a Stepford judge - the tip of the spear of the conservative movement's three decade long march through the judiciary - a robotic ideologue ceaselessly committed to undermining legal protections for the vulnerable while further stacking the deck in favor of the already-powerful.

Fierce Backlash Threat Looms Over Immigration's 'Rough Business'

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for m...

Who Built Senator-Turned-Dirty Energy Lobbyist Trent Lott? You Did

David Halperin | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
David Halperin

Members of Congress, congressional staff members, and other federal officials are increasingly using their tenures as paid public servants to qualify themselves to be lobbyists for corporations, including dirty energy firms.

John Celock

Former Senator Pushing Against 'Hyper Super Charged Partisanship'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of former senators told the nation's state legislators Friday morning that Congress needs to work in a bipartisan fashion to addr...

The Republican Grumble: It's About Bad Ideas, Stupid

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Mitt Romney's gigantic misstep about the 47 percent of Americans he depicts as freeloaders has turned a grumble of discontent into an uproar. On the h...

Smears of a Clown: The Romney Campaign Keeps Blowing the Dog-Whistle

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Disliking President Obama, intensely or otherwise, doesn't make you a racist. But the Romney campaign should be afforded no such benefit of the doubt.

Congressional Fashion Tradition Lives Another Day

Posted 07.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Wearing seersucker can be a controversial fashion statement in the nation's capital. The light-weight striped fabric can cause skeptics ...

Controversial Abortion Law's Fate In Hands Of GOP-Appointed Judge

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Although restricting abortion has long been a conservative goal in Mississippi, the Republican-appointed judge considering the const...

VIDEO: Superlobbyist Trent Lott Fumbles To Explain Why He's Shilling for Scam Schools

Zaid Jilani | Posted 05.16.2012 | College
Zaid Jilani

I asked Lott if he was willing to disclose what he was being paid by the for-profit college industry. He grew flustered. "It's a matter of public record," he huffed. "Just check the record." I did.

What to Do After a Tornado Strikes Your Town

Don McNay | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Don McNay

Disasters bring out the best in Americans. They dig in their pockets to help. It also brings out the worst in people wanting to make a quick buck.

Sam Stein

Romney Set To Fundraise With D.C. Lobbyists On Tuesday

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the political world watches the clock wind down on the debt ceiling debate, presidential candidate Mitt Romney is coming to Washingto...

Are Seniors Paying Attention to Paul Ryan's Plan for Medicare?

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

I'm betting that many of them, if they're paying attention to what Rep. Paul Ryan wants to do to the Medicare program, are having some serious buyer's remorse.

Physics: 'A Waste of Time'?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

What can be done to promote STEM education with politicians promoting such views, with communities heartily accepting such an anti-intellectual stance?

Haley Barbour Endorses Union Victory in the Civil War

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Barbour's statement is significant for two reasons: First, it sounds like the Mississippi governor is indeed running for the GOP presidential nomination. Second, it suggests his state has changed considerably since the 1960s.

A Falsehood Wrapped in an Enigma Stuffed Into a Burrito

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

When Bush was president, criticism was unpatriotic. Under Obama, dissent is now the highest form of patriotism. That itself is absurd enough, but we have only just begun.

FedEx Lobbying To Avoid Same Union Rules As UPS: Teamsters Pushing Back

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As they continue to wage a high-dollar and nasty lobbying campaign, archrivals FedEx and UPS are awaiting final delivery of legislation that will dete...

Net Neutrality Versus the Telecom Pirates

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Rose

Increasing broadband access worries some who fear it will lead to more piracy. But others are more concerned about "corporate pirates" who've tried to hijack control of the Internet for their own commercial benefit.

Harry Reid's Remarks About Obama from 'Game Change'

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sought to slam the book shut Monday on a controversy stemming from remarks about President Barack...

Reid, Race, and the Party-Based Double Standard

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

It's clear that Democratic elites discuss race one way privately and another way publicly. It's also clear that there is an obscene, party-based double standard when it comes to discussing these issues.