Jeanette Figueroa

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Why Can't Republicans Get Any Decent Candidates to Run in Swing States?

The GOP should have a big rebound in 2014. But in Colorado and Virginia, it's fielding weak candidates -- or none at all.<p>For all the lip service given by Republicans to the party's efforts to modernize its image, a quick look at the GOP's standing in two must-win battlegrounds doesn't paint a …

How Democrats Are Planning On Making Sure That Michelle Bachmann Never Goes Away

The Bridge Project, which is the non-profit arm of the liberal American Bridge 21st Century PAC, is out with a new report that previews how Democrats will attempt to keep Bachmann's legacy going after she announced plans to retire after 2014.<p>The report, which was shared with Business Insider ahead …

Rand Paul

3-D-printed guns could doom the NRA

Silver lining to the rise of printable guns: They threaten the profitability of traditional weapons manufacturers<p>Given the National Rifle Association's image as an organization defending the rights of Americans to own guns, you might think that new technology enabling the proliferation of weapon …

The Bully Pulpit

Most bullies can't take a punch. Worst, they hate being exposed as bullies. So, that brings us to the pulpit. The United States Constitution starts with the preamble that speaks about "we the people;" "a more perfect union;" and to "establish justice;" all of the ingredients to vanquish bullies. …

Elizabeth Warren On Michelle Obama's Arms: 'Just Look At Those Biceps'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joked Wednesday about Michelle Obama's guns -- specifically, the first lady's famous arms.<p>At the Taj Boston Hotel during a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser, Warren expressed her admiration for the first lady, commenting on how she is a "fighter," …

California Senate votes to strip Boy Scouts of tax-exempt status

If the measure is signed into law, the Boy Scouts will have to pay taxes on membership dues and other donations<p>The California Senate voted on Wednesday to approve a measure that would strip the Boy Scouts of America of its tax-exempt status, along with other public charity youth groups that …

Here's The New Coors Beer Can That's Offending NYC Puerto Ricans

The red, white, and blue stripes at the bottom of the can are just a logo designed by Coors, one of the parade's major sponsors, they say.<p>"The mark in the promotion of Coors Light is not the Puerto Rican Flag, nor the logo of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. It is an artwork created …

Coors Light

Oprah talks gun control, immigration

Oprah Winfrey fired some political shots during a commencement speech at Harvard University on Thursday.<p>“In our political system and the media, we often see the reflection of a country that is polarized, that is paralyzed, that is self-interested. And yet I know you know the truth,” Winfrey told …

Communities of Color Make History in 2012

The U.S. Census Bureau reported last month that in 2012, for the first time in history, the percentage of voting African Americans outpaced the percentage of voting whites in the United States. In 2012, 66.2% of African Americans voted compared to 64.1% of whites.<p>This voting pattern is remarkable …

What Obama needs to talk about while the GOP talks scandals

Chris Matthews talks with Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and former congressman Harold Ford about President Obama’s challenge ahead as he focuses on jobs and the economy while the GOP focuses on scandals.

Conservatives support background checks, too!

Washington’s latest fact-free myth about the American people: Half the country opposes all forms of gun control<p>As social media accelerates the velocity of political news, fact-free stereotypes and reductionist shorthand are increasingly substituted for accuracy and nuance. Coastal blue states are …

Gun debate rhetoric goes too far?

With news of ricin-laced letters sent to both President Obama and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rev. Sharpton leads a discussion on whether or not the conversation about gun control has become too heated.

“Anyone who comes for my guns will be shot in the face”

Ricin-laced letters sent to Obama and Bloomberg also contained a menacing threat<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspicious letter mailed to the White House and intercepted this week was similar to two threatening, poison-laced letters on the gun law debate sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the …

Steve Stockman: 'The Right To Keep And Bear Arms Is Granted By God'

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) warned on Thursday that the United Nations was seeking to violate what he described as the god-given right to have guns through its Arms Trade Treaty, which President Barack Obama has suggested he'll sign next month.<p>"The right to keep and bear arms is granted by God …

Sarah Palin Rejects Google Glass At Indy 500 Race

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and her husband Todd recently had a chance to try out Google Glass, a form of wearable technology, but passed up on the opportunity.<p>Nilay Patel of The Verge wore Google Glass to watch the Indy 500 race on May 26. When he bumped into the Palins, who attended the …

A French Women's Group Says They're 'Revolted' By Topless Female Protesters

Femen is the international women's rights group that puts on topless protests to support women's rights and equality.<p>Russian President Vladmir Putin is a big fan.<p>The group's methods are obviously controversial — not least among other women themselves.<p>Now, a French collective calling themselves les …

Rights & Freedoms

George W. Bush: Fix 'Inhumane' Immigration System Because It's Right Thing To Do, Not For Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President George W. Bush made a push for immigration reform in 2007, he was fiercely opposed by many on the right, and his proposal ultimately went down to defeat.<p>Some on the right are now seizing on comments made by Bush during an interview with The Huffington Post, published …

The Fake Story About the IRS Commissioner and the White House

White House records show Douglas Shulman signed in for 11 visits, not 157, between 2009 and 2012.<p>And yet the public meeting schedules available for review to any media outlet show that very thing: Shulman was cleared primarily to meet with administration staffers involved in implementation of the …

George W. Bush 'Not Surprised' Obama Is 'Having A Difficult Go'

WASHINGTON -- Former President George W. Bush has steered clear of criticizing President Obama, saying his time in the spotlight is over and he does not want to distract the man who holds the job he used to hold.<p>But during an interview at his Texas ranch with The Huffington Post, published …

Elon Musk Says He Quit Mark Zuckerberg's PAC Because It Was Too Cynical

FWD.us is a PAC seeking immigration reform to make it easier for people to earn the right to work in the US.<p>FWD.us has received a lot of heat recently because it has run ads that support conservative causes like the Keystone pipeline as a way to get politicians on board.<p>The funding of such …

Silicon Valley

Why I secretly recorded Mitch McConnell

EXCLUSIVE: My effort to expose the Senate minority leader’s ugly campaign upended my life. Here’s what happened<p>Earlier this year, I secretly made an audio recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican on the planet, at his campaign headquarters in Kentucky. The released portion of …

Hillary Clinton Joins Husband Bill Clinton's Foundation With Daughter Chelsea

The William J. Clinton Foundation has a couple of new names on the door.<p>Hillary Clinton has officially joined her husband's organization, which was founded in 2001 with a mission to "improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment." The …