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#DirtyDenier$ Day 20: Senator James Inhofe

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/29/14 - 30 min ago

Though the winds often come sweeping down the plains in Oklahoma, they have not blown hard enough to clear away the misguided, misleading views of Senator James Inhofe. Inhofe is a top ranking Dirty Denier because of his campaign funding from dirty sources and his terrible votes against the...

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LAPD Names Officers Sharlton Wampler, Antonio Villegas In Ezell Ford...

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/29/14 - 30 min ago

LOS ANGELES -- More than two weeks after police in a South Los Angeles neighborhood fatally shot Ezell Ford, a black man who was unarmed and mentally ill, the Los Angeles Police Department has identified the two officers involved in the shooting. "The Los Angeles Police officers involved in the...

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When Men Lose in Politics, It's Never Their Fault

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 2 hours 30 min ago

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary election loss this summer to a little-known Tea Party challenger was a shock. But the reasons given for the loss were not. After the history-making, 12-point loss, the usual rhetoric made the rounds. The takeaway was this: Cantor was the casualty...

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From Labor Day to Election Day, 'These People' Are Ready for Action

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 3 hours 30 min ago

This Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans will enjoy the final stretch of summer. Most won't think about the 1.6 million hardworking public service workers of AFSCME who are on duty 24/7. But evidence of what we do for our communities will be everywhere. You will see it on your drive to the...

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The Myth of a Post-Racial America

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 3 hours 30 min ago

The election of Barack Obama was the Lexington and Concord in the latest great battle of race in America. We are a nation at war with itself. For all of our desire to move beyond the narrow confines of many of the events of our tragic history, we cannot. The president's election gave new life to...

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Florida Democrats Launch 'Unity Tour' To Rally Around Charlie Crist

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 4 hours 30 min ago

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug 28 (Reuters) - Florida Democrats launched a "unity tour" on Thursday to close ranks around Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of the state who is running as the Democratic candidate in this year's election. Crist shared hugs and a kiss with the opponent that he...

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FEMA Denies Hawaii's Post-Storm Disaster Request

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 4 hours 30 min ago

HONOLULU (AP) The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle. Iselle made landfall over the Big Island's isolated and rural Puna region nearly three weeks ago, knocking down trees and power lines. FEMA denied ...

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Excessive Force

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 4 hours 30 min ago

Public order and justice require police who reflect and respect those they serve. When civil disorder followed the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, it was fueled by police aggression that exacerbated existing community...

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Michael Brown Shooting Audio Accurate, Company Says

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 5 hours 30 min ago

Audio that purportedly captured the moment of Michael Brown's death is accurate, according to the company whose app recorded it. Earlier this week, CNN aired the unverified recording. In it, six shots can be heard, followed by a pause and least five more shots. The audio was allegedly recorded by ...

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Wife Of Maryland Congressman Andy Harris Dies

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 5 hours 30 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) The wife of a Maryland congressman has died unexpectedly. Erin Montgomery is a spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Andy Harris. She said that Sylvia Harris died Thursday after being taken to a hospital. She did not have any other details immediately on the cause of death. According to...

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Leading From Behind, and Proud of It

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 5 hours 30 min ago

Egypt and the UAE went forward with air strikes against Islamists in Libya without informing the United States. They did this presumably because they are concerned with the growing influence of Islamist extremists in their region of the world. No doubt their concerns don't exist in a vacuum; the...

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US Says Oklahoma Schools Not Meeting Standards

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 6 hours 30 min ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma is losing its independence to decide the best way to spend about $29 million in federal dollars to improve how students perform in its public schools, education officials said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to the state saying that...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Recession Leaves Americans Pessimistic About Jobs

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 6 hours 30 min ago

Americans are deeply pessimistic about the state of the economy. A Republican poll is deeply pessimistic about the GOP's outreach toward women. And opinions on foreign interventionism may be shifting. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, August 28, 2014. MOST AMERICANS THINK THE ECONOMY IS...

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Saving Native American Languages

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 6 hours 30 min ago

Language and Native Americans are in the news as media outlets around the nation announce that they will no longer use the "R" word in conjunction with Washington's NFL franchise. They join a groundswell of public opinion against the current mascot, ranging from #NotYourMascot activism on Twitter...

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Ferguson and Beyond

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 7 hours 30 min ago

The conflict in Ferguson with regard to the killing of Michael Brown has two common denominators with the public: justice and accountability. These mean widely varying things based upon your understanding of this situation. These core desires for justice and accountability are essential to the...

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Digitizing Democracy: Shifting Power to the People

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 7 hours 30 min ago

It's common knowledge that getting people to the polls during political primaries in America has become something of a fool's errand, so headlines like "Major spending on elections met with total apathy by voters" and "Americans hate Congress. They will totally teach it a lesson by not voting"...

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CNN's Dana Bash Reveals Male Senators Have Creepily Discussed Her Weight...

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 7 hours 30 min ago

CNN's Dana Bash revealed on Thursday that she has been on the receiving end of some pretty gross comments from male senators during her career as a congressional reporter. Bash was talking with Brooke Baldwin about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's eye-opening disclosure that male colleagues of hers had...

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How ISIS Could Change the War on Terror Dramatically

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 7 hours 30 min ago

As the U.S. government debates the best strategy to neutralize ISIS, it should also consider the wider aspects of the War on Terror it has been fighting for more than a decade. After September 11, 2001, the U.S. found itself in uncharted territory. Unlike previous wars, our nation was confronting...

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Santa Fe Council Votes To Decriminalize Pot

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 7 hours 30 min ago

The cost of getting caught with a little weed in Santa Fe will drop to just $25 max, thanks to a City Council vote Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana. When the ordinance goes into effect, those caught with an ounce or less of marijuana in arts loving Santa Fe will be hit with a civil fine....

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Obama Held An Important Press Conference And All People Cared About Was...

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 7 hours 30 min ago

President Barack Obama showed up at his press conference on Thursday to answer some important questions about ... oh my gosh, did you see what he's wearing? (It was actually a pretty important press conference on foreign policy, and you should read about it here and here.) Obama made quite the...

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Gaza as Seen by a Progressive Zionist

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 7 hours 30 min ago

As a progressive (or "liberal" as I grew up calling myself), I've been troubled by the divide I've seen in the progressive community over the Israeli-Hamas conflict. While there are many good progressives on the national scene who, as I do, support Israel enthusiastically, I have also seen the...

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Lawsuit Claims Police Brutality At Ferguson Protests

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 7 hours 30 min ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) A federal lawsuit alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The five plaintiffs in the suit filed Thursday include ...

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5 Reasons Why Black Lives Matter

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 7 hours 30 min ago

Stacia L. Brown wears a lot of hats. The Baltimore-based single mother of a 4-year-old serves as Colorlines Community Engagement Fellow, teaches writing at a local college, runs Beyond Baby Mamas and Bellow, and still finds the time and energy to writebeautifully. Over the past couple of weeks,...

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What Does It Feel Like to Be Racially Profiled?

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 7 hours 30 min ago

This question originally appeared on Quora:What does it feel like to be racially profiled? Answer by Raj Ramanan, Co-Founder, Loku I am an American of Indian (sub-continental) descent, and I have been racially profiled. I can understand why this happens, but it can be frustrating at times, and...

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'Anti-Immigrant' Jeff Sessions and Alabama's Racist Voter ID Law

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 7 hours 30 min ago

Precious Memories, Part IV [Final]. I never expected to miss the Southland. Going north to Harvard and then west to law school, I returned South only once to law clerk for a federal judge in Mobile, Alabama. Then, it was directly back north to Manhattan. As relayed in Part I of this series, the ...

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Few Americans Think The U.S. Has An Obligation To Defend Ukraine

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 7 hours 30 min ago

Amid increasingly hostile Russian actions, less than one-third of Americans think the United States should defend Ukraine against actual Russian troops, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. According to the survey, only 29 percent of Americans think the U.S. has a responsibility to defend Ukraine in...

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Republican Governor Agrees To Expand Medicaid For Low-Income Residents In...

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 8 hours 30 min ago

WASHINGTON -- Pennsylvania agreed to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, joining 26 states and the District of Columbia. Federal regulators accepted a modified proposal from Gov. Tom Corbett (R) that will offer an estimated 500,000 low-income individuals subsidies to...

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As Louisiana Sinks And Sea Levels Rise, The State Is Drowning. Fast.

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 8 hours 30 min ago

From Bob Marshall, The Lens, Brian Jacobs and Al Shaw, ProPublica: In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of its coastal landscape have turned to open water, wiping places off maps, bringing the Gulf of Mexico to the back door of New Orleans and posing a lethal threat to an energy and shipping...

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James Foley Was Tortured By ISIS Militants Using CIA Techniques

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 8 hours 30 min ago

James Foley was tortured by members of the militant Islamic State group who were modeling some of their techniques on those used by the CIA, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Foley was held by ISIS in Syria for nearly two years before his horrific beheading last week. The Post reported...

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Watch Fox News Blow Several Facts On Major Immigration Story In Just Two...

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Politics on HuffingtonPost.com - 08/28/14 - 8 hours 30 min ago

Border hawks convinced that Central American migrants are coming to the United States because the media has told them they'll be allowed to stay might want to point a finger at Fox News. On an episode of "Fox & Friends" that aired Wednesday, co-host Brian Kilmeade incorrectly said that a ruling...

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