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Walter Jones

Last Remaining Populist House Republican Faces K Street's Own Wolf Of Wall Street

Republic Report | Lee Fang | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who represents a wide swath of eastern North Carolina, might not strike you as a populist. But as a lawmaker, t...

Congressmen Have Questions In Jill Kelley Leak

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to...

Pass the Drone Strike Transparency Act

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, we all believe that government should be transparent and accountable, right? How should we decide where we stand on a controversial government policy? A crucial first step is to try to establish key facts in the public record.

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...

Paul Blumenthal

Start Of A Trend? Another Republican Endorses Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) on Thursday introduced legislation to provide tax credits and deductions for political donors making small co...

Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan? Let Congress Vote!

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

If you care about democracy in Afghanistan, you should be happy for the Afghans. But if you also care about democracy in the United States, you should be a bit troubled.

What About Honoring our Own Local Nobel-Worthy Peace Laureates?

Matthew Albracht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matthew Albracht

In big and small ways, many thousands ARE working heroically right in our own cities here in the United States to help ameliorate violence, including the regions that are often called our own domestic "war zones."

Syria Is About People, Not Politics

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

There are massive numbers of human lives involved here, plus a real danger of war engulfing the region and spreading out with weapons of mass destruction present -- yet all we can talk about is politics?

This GOP Congressman Is Just Waiting To Impeach Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, an outspoken anti-war Republican, said Thursday that he was prepared to attempt to impeach President Barack Obama if...

Not Everyone In The GOP Wants To Cut Social Security

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

While the House GOP and conservative Democrats have been calling for Social Security spending to be reined in, a subset of Republicans has acknowledge...

Breaking Seven-Year Tradition, Bloggers Invite Republican To Conversation

Ryan Grim | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

For the first time in seven years, progressive activists who generally spend their energy targeting conservative Democrats reached out to a Republican...

GOP Congressman Slams Dick Cheney Over Iraq War

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), an outspoken critic of the war in Afghanistan, said at a conference Saturday that former Vice President Dick Cheney would ...

North Carolina Politician Demands College Stop Its 'Bias Against Christianity'

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) is speaking out against a local community college's purchase of 25 books on Islam and Muslim culture, saying a federal gran...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Conservative Groups Oppose Boehner Fiscal Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of the most powerful and politically active conservative groups in Washington are not pleased with the fiscal cliff proposal put for...

Amanda Terkel

John Boehner Faces Conservative Fury

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative groups are furious with GOP leadership for stripping several lawmakers of spots on powerful committees after it was deemed ...

GOP Rep On Mitt Romney's Tax Returns: 'I Don't Think This Will Go Away'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

GOP Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) said Thursday that Mitt Romney's refusal to release more than two years of tax returns could hurt him in the presidenti...

15 Members of Congress Speak Out: End the War in Afghanistan

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

Today, 14 of my colleagues joined me in speaking out against the war in Afghanistan. Congress is deeply complicit in maintaining and continuing the war, but if enough members join our voices, maybe an end to this travesty can be in sight.

GOP Congressman on Afghanistan: 'There Is Not One Thing That We're Going to Accomplish Over There'

Bob Geiger | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Bob Geiger

Lately, Rep. Walter Jones has really had it with our continued military presence in Afghanistan. The nine-term Congressman took to the floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday to again announce his dismay.

Honor All Those Who Serve Us On Memorial Day

Ed Sayres | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

This Memorial Day, as we remember all the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedoms, let's not forget the sacrifices of the military working dogs who have served alongside them.

On Afghanistan, the Pentagon Has Lost the American People

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Until now the Administration has gotten away with a having a two-faced policy: presented to the American people as a timetable for withdrawal, but understood by the Pentagon and the Republican leadership as allowing tens of thousands of U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan forever.

House Moots Afghan Exit, Iran War, Military Budget, and 'Signature' Drone Strikes

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

According to the way the House operates, the authorization bill is the most open opportunity to challenge current policy. When the House considers the appropriations bill, amendments can be offered to cut money for specific programs.

Boehner Pressed To Honor Military

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

A Republican congressman is calling on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to pay tribute more regularly to slain members of the military. Rep. Wal...

Keith Ellison and Walter Jones Stand Up for Diplomatic Engagement With Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

Largely missing from the recent political debate, until now, has been a full-throated defense of diplomatic engagement with Iran towards negotiated agreements that would resolve or mitigate international concerns about its disputed nuclear program.

Osprey Odyssey: Rep. Jones' Ten-Year Quest to Clear the Names of Two Marine Corps Pilots

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

In 2000, an MV-22 Osprey carrying 19 Marines crashed, killing everyone on board. After the Marine Corps announced that the crash was the result of human error, the news all but disappeared. But for Rep. Walter Jones, this wasn't the end of the story.

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.