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It Took 17 Years, But The Senate Has Finally Confirmed Ronnie White To The Federal Bench

It Took 17 Years, But The Senate Has Finally Confirmed Ronnie White To The Federal Bench www.huffingtonpost.com 127 TWEETS

WASHINGTON -- The first time Ronnie White came up for a vote in the Senate, he was one of President Bill Clinton's judicial nominees and Senate Republicans sunk his confirmation to a Missouri district court.Then-Sen. John Ashcroft (R-Mo.) led the... "

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CBO Director Schools GOP Rep On What The CBO Actually Does

CBO Director Schools GOP Rep On What The CBO Actually Does www.huffingtonpost.com 1 TWEETS

Leave it to one of the country's top economists to fill in Congress on how a key federal agency works.During a Wednesday morning House Budget Committee hearing on the nation's long-term economic future, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) pressed Cong... "

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Federal Judge Strikes Down California's Death Penalty

Federal Judge Strikes Down California's Death Penalty www.huffingtonpost.com 645 TWEETS

A federal judge has ruled that California's death penalty system is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney handed down an order Wednesday, finding that the system is arbitrary and in violation of the Constitution's 8th Amend... "

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Federal Judge Strikes Down California's Death Penalty

Federal Judge Strikes Down California's Death Penalty www.huffingtonpost.com 644 TWEETS

A federal judge has ruled that California's death penalty system is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney handed down an order Wednesday, finding that the system is arbitrary and in violation of the Constitution's 8th Amend... "

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Koch Heads: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students

Koch Heads: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students www.huffingtonpost.com 267 TWEETS

Charles G. Koch, the billionaire chairman of Koch Industries, is funding a public high school course designed to turn young people into "liberty-advancing agents." (Photo: Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/MCT via Getty Images)In the spring of... "/&g

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Elizabeth Warren Slams Mitch McConnell: He Wants 'Students To Dream A Little Smaller'

Elizabeth Warren Slams Mitch McConnell: He Wants 'Students To Dream A Little Smaller' www.huffingtonpost.com 299 TWEETS

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) lambasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Wednesday for his refusal to help students carrying heavy debts, criticizing McConnell's suggestion that students should just consider cheaper coll... &

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Senate Republicans Block Bill To Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision

Senate Republicans Block Bill To Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision www.huffingtonpost.com 494 TWEETS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds.The vote on Wednesday was 56-43 to move ahead on the mea... "/>

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Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students

Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students www.huffingtonpost.com 1756 TWEETS

Charles G. Koch, the billionaire chairman of Koch Industries, is funding a public high school course designed to turn young people into "liberty-advancing agents." (Photo: Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/MCT via Getty Images)In the spring of... "/&g

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Congress Takes From Unemployment Extension To Give To Highway Trust Fund

Congress Takes From Unemployment Extension To Give To Highway Trust Fund www.huffingtonpost.com 7 TWEETS

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers have been eating unemployed people's lunch right and left this year. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives took another bite, approving a federal highway funding bill with a cost-cutting provision that had been part of... "

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The Obama Administration Must Let the American People See Footage of My Husband Being Force-Fed in Their Name

The Obama Administration Must Let the American People See Footage of My Husband Being Force-Fed in Their Name www.huffingtonpost.com 110 TWEETS

Last week, Obama administration lawyers filed a stack of documents in a case about my husband -- including sealed videos of him being taken to be force-fed at Guantanamo Bay. I don't think I could bear to see those videos. It shocks me, though, that ... &

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Obama lies on promises of mass drug reform and a lower prison industry budget-- plans to spend a whopping 43% drug budget on treatment and prevention (average has been 40% for 15 years)

Obama lies on promises of mass drug reform and a lower prison industry budget-- plans to spend a whopping 43% drug budget on treatment and prevention (average has been 40% for 15 years) www.huffingtonpost.com 183 TWEETS

There should be no mystery why the White House is talking the talk of reform. Over 80 percent of the American people support medical marijuana, including as of June 30 the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Over 80 percent also believe t... &

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GOP Candidate Mistakes YMCA Kids For Migrants, Describes 'Fear In Their Faces'

GOP Candidate Mistakes YMCA Kids For Migrants, Describes 'Fear In Their Faces' www.huffingtonpost.com 524 TWEETS

A Republican running for Congress in Arizona snapped a photo of a passing school bus full of children on Tuesday near a housing facility for undocumented minors. He posted the picture to Twitter with a stern warning to his followers: "Bus coming... &

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The Rise of the Non-Working Rich: "We don't have to sit by and watch our meritocracy be replaced by a permanent aristocracy, and our democracy be undermined by dynastic wealth. We can and must take action -- before it's too late."

The Rise of the Non-Working Rich: "We don't have to sit by and watch our meritocracy be replaced by a permanent aristocracy, and our democracy be undermined by dynastic wealth. We can and must take action -- before it's too late." www.huffingtonpost.com 153 TWEETS

In a new Pew poll, more than three quarters of self-described conservatives believe "poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything." In reality, most of America's poor work hard, often in two or mo... &

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The Gun Lobby And A Dumb Law Are Keeping Us From Safer Guns

The Gun Lobby And A Dumb Law Are Keeping Us From Safer Guns www.huffingtonpost.com 246 TWEETS

Imagine a gun that a person could leave on his or her kitchen counter, without having to worry that someone else would fire it. That gun exists. A so-called "smart gun" uses biometrics or radio signals to stay locked until it's held by its ... &

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Alan Grayson To Force Republicans On The Record On Minimum Wage

Alan Grayson To Force Republicans On The Record On Minimum Wage www.huffingtonpost.com 366 TWEETS

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) proposed an amendment to a House spending bill Tuesday that would raise the minimum wage for federal government workers. A roll call vote on the amendment, scheduled Wednesday, will force Republicans to go on the record opp... &

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GOP Offers Birth Control Bill That Literally Does Nothing

GOP Offers Birth Control Bill That Literally Does Nothing www.huffingtonpost.com 228 TWEETS

In response to a proposal by Senate Democrats to require for-profit employers to cover birth control in their health plans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that Senate Republicans plan to offer their own bill requiring emp... &

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Darrell Issa Won't Drop Subpoena For Top White House Official

Darrell Issa Won't Drop Subpoena For Top White House Official www.huffingtonpost.com 106 TWEETS

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) isn't dropping his subpoena to compel a top White House official to testify before his committee on Wednesday, despite an extensive briefing on Tuesday between administration officials and committee staff ai... &

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Obama Promises Massive Drug Policy Reform

Obama Promises Massive Drug Policy Reform www.huffingtonpost.com 164 TWEETS

There should be no mystery why the White House is talking the talk of reform. Over 80 percent of the American people support medical marijuana, including as of June 30 the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Over 80 percent also believe t... &

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Even Republicans Support Colorado's Marijuana Legalization Law

Even Republicans Support Colorado's Marijuana Legalization Law www.huffingtonpost.com 155 TWEETS

Americans across party lines say they support Colorado's marijuana legalization law, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. And the poll results show the majority of Americans think efforts to enforce current marijuana laws are not worth the cost.In t... "

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Thank Unions For Stopping The Scheme To Replace The Post Office With Staples

Thank Unions For Stopping The Scheme To Replace The Post Office With Staples www.huffingtonpost.com 181 TWEETS

Staples won't be replacing the post office anytime soon thanks to what some are calling a rare victory for unions -- and what one Staples executive claims is a win for the company and its customersThe office supply chain and the U.S. Postal Servi... "

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