7 hrs ago
Come Out MetroWest Honors Barney Frank and Gov. Patrick
West Suburban Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth is pulling out all the stops, with a celebratory OUT-ing to reveal very exciting news about their future MetroWest activities, which include expanding their operations and programming within the MetroWest area, at this "Come OUT MetroWest" celebration and fundraiser.
16 hrs ago
5 most endangered House members
Based on interviews with more than a dozen pollsters, strategists and TV admakers, here's a look at the five most vulnerable House incumbents in the 2014 elections: Enyart, a freshman Democrat, is running for reelection in a southern Illinois district where Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and President Barack Obama are deeply unpopular.
20 hrs ago
Foster's Daily Democrat
Republican 1st District hopefuls meet in debate
Republicans competing for a chance to take on U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in November are facing each other in a televised debate.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Atheists: Are they unelectable?
Editor's note: Carlos Moreno, an associate professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, is a Public Voices Fellow for The OpEd Project.
Five Reasons Gavin Newsom Deserves More Credit For Marriage Equality Than He Is Getting
As the country races to the inevitable day when marriage equality is the law of the land, most of the focus has been on the plaintiffs and celebrity lawyers who have led the legal challenge to marriage bans.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Tierney raises more money than rivals in recent weeks
US Representative John F. Tierney, the Salem Democrat whose reelection bid is widely considered to be one of the most vulnerable, raised more money than any of his competitors in recent weeks and has $1.3 million to pour into the upcoming elections, campaign finance records show.
Rising (Maxine) Waters
Waters is executing this transformation by seizing on the growing divide between conservative Republicans and Big Business and leveraging her position as the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, where in the coming weeks she will play a role in the battles over extending a terrorism insurance program and the Export-Import Bank.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau employees detail hostile work environment
America's newest federal agency, charged with regulating financial institutions to prevent another hostile economic downturn, is having troubles regulating hostilities and discrimination among its own employees.
The Cecil Times
CECIL (Politics) CHATTER: Tilghman TV Ads; PAC Still Hides $ Used to Attack Judge
The longshot candidacy of Bill Tilghman, a Democrat running in November against incumbent Republican Rep. Andy Harris , recently took an expensive gamble: buying about a week's worth of heavy saturation over-the-air television ads in Baltimore and Salisbury.
Elizabeth Warren Attacked By Club For Growth For Supporting Export-Import Bank
The Club For Growth is targeting Sen. Elizabeth Warren with a web video attacking her support for the Export-Import Bank , intensifying the conservative effort to take the populist economic mantle away from the Democratic Party.
US News & World Report
Hillary Clinton Has to Throw Obama Under the Bus to Win in 2016
From the ethnic cleansing in the Middle East to the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, the things happening now are generating themes the candidates in the next presidential contest will have to address, especially in the national security area which, all evidence to the contrary aside, has been relegated to the back bench in the last two presidential ... (more)
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Why All Of The Atheists In Congress Are Closeted
Outside of prominent roles in television or the music industry, being elected to national office is often one of the most visible steps a minority group can take to win acceptance in American society.
WZVN-TV Fort Myers
Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor
Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist is looking to get his old job back. Crist, who was Florida's governor from 2007 until 2011, is favored in his primary against former state Sen. Nan Rich.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Atheist Activist Reveals the Big Secret She Says 24 Members of Congress Are Keeping From the Public
A secular activist group is claiming that there are 24 members of Congress who have a big secret that they refuse to tell their constituents and the general public: they're atheists.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Republican Congressional candidates bash Obamacare
The three Republicans vying for their party's nomination in the 1st Congressional District called for repealing Obamacare and limiting government during a debate Saturday in Exeter.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Rep. Frank McNulty: May the farcical be with you
Alan Salazar with Gov. John Hickenlooper 's office, Rep. Frank McNulty in a mask and Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace get a good laugh out of a Darth Vader joke at the Colorado State Fair Friday night in Pueblo.
Sunshine State News
Paul Ryan Hits Florida With Questions About 2016 Left Hanging
Having released a new book earlier this week, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the U.S. House Budget Committee chairman and a possible contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, hit Florida on Friday.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Religion News Service
Atheist politicians may run the UK, but they remain closeted in the US
LONDON During a visit here four years ago, Maggie Ardiente of the American Humanist Association bragged to her British counterparts about the one atheist in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Pete Stark of California.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Op-ed: In Mass. Politics, Love Now Dares to Speak Its Name
After my speech at the Massachusetts Democratic Convention in June, my partner, Jacob, came onstage, and - just like every other candidate and their loved ones - we kissed.
Top 5 Races to Watch in New England
New England hasn't been fertile territory for Republican candidates of late, but the party has an opportunity to gain House seats in the region this November.