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  1. Bad Medicine: Pfizer's Offshore Tax Trick Just Latest of ManyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Switched

    Pfizer doesn't play pfair. The recent announcement that it would renounce its American identity and become an Irish company - thereby dodging billions of dollars in taxes - is just the latest in a string of shady deals and sleazy behaviors by the pharmaceutical giant.


  2. Huffpost Hill - Debt Ceiling Is Stucco Kind, Treasury SaysRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2015 | Switched

    Jeb Bush thinks the country would benefit from a localized recession in Washington, D.C., because nothing closes federal budget deficits like schadenfreude in flyover country. The Treasury Department says there's no way for the U.S. government to avoid defaulting on its debt without Congress raising the debt limit, advising Republicans that creditors won't accept a vial of John Boehner's tears as collateral.


  3. Mental Health Reform: It Ain't Over 'Til It's OverRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    That was the message heard last week during Mental Illness Awareness Week , when mental health advocates took to the airwaves nationwide and spread out over Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to call for action. Special days or weeks, like MIAW, help raise public awareness by focusing intensely on an issue.


  4. 14 Striking Images From The Historic 1995 'Million Man March'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    It marked the occasion of the memorable Million Man March , when black Americans from across the country rallied in Washington, D.C. to unify under a mission which aimed to restore and revitalize the black community. It was for what organizer and minister Louis Farrkahan described as the "greatest demonstration in the history of America, of black love, black men coming together."


  5. Chris Christie Doesn't Care About All This House Speaker Drama, ManRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2015 | Switched

    As you may have heard, Washington has, over the past 36 hours, descended into full-scale disarray after Rep. Kevin McCarthy announced he was pulling out of the race to become the next speaker of the House. It's been quite a time: There has been a lot of weeping , a lot of begging , and some people are apparently running with ideas for potential House speaker candidates that we originally wrote up as jokes .


  6. Pope Leaves The U.S. After Moving 6-Day VisitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Pope Francis departed for Rome on Sunday after six days in the United States . The visit, which included stops in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia, marked the pontiff's first trip to the U.S. In his farewell to Vice President Joe Biden, bishops and organizers of the World Meeting of Families, Francis said he left with "a heart full of gratitude and hope."


  7. This Week's Timely Reminder from Pope FrancisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    This week, Pope Francis has been in Washington, D.C. - at the White House, Capitol Hill, the Basilica, and a homeless shelter. This pope, a massively popular cultural star and hero to many, has touched a nerve in his approach to poverty.


  8. John Calipari Was Super Duper Pumped To See The PopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | Switched

    Pope Francis spoke to Congress today as part of his ongoing tour of the United States. While politicians in attendance at Capitol Hill were profoundly moved by his historic address , the basketball coach in the audience may have been the most excited person to see the Pope.


  9. Donald Trump, Presidential Politics and The Art of Disruptive InnovationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    In analyzing the unanticipated success of the Donald J. Trump For President campaign--at least in its early phases--I have found far more insight from a Harvard Business School professor than from any of the legion of established political commentators, consultants and journalists. Clayton Christensen, to the best of my knowledge, has never written specifically on American politics.


  10. The Anger and the OutsidersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Two debates down, and just look at those Outsiders go. Look at the Doc and the Face and the Narcissist increase their gains on the 13 other GOP candidates who have all previously held positions in elective office.


  11. Treating Stress and Trauma With MindfulnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Mindfulness is a committed, concerted, targeted practice -- a life skill. While pausing for a few deep breaths may make you feel better in the moment, practicing and training regularly will allow you to achieve long lasting results, brain health, and that calmer, less reactive place of being.


  12. Shooting Reported At Union Station Near Capitol HillRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2015 | Switched

    A security guard shot a man in Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Friday afternoon, the city's Metropolitan Police Department said. Authorities said that the man stabbed a woman, and a security guard witnessed the incident and chased after the suspect.


  13. Obama's Real Achievement With the Iran DealRead the original story

    Sep 1, 2015 | Switched

    One cannot help but feel sorry for President Barack Obama. After twenty months of painstaking negotiations with Iran and America's coalition partners, hours of hearings on Capitol Hill, countless closed briefings for lawmakers, and scores of articles and opinion pieces about the nuclear deal, few if any have taken note of the President's real achievement: Yes, he has blocked all of Iran's pathways to a bomb.


  14. The Clinton Campaign Is In 'The Barrel.' They Have A Plan To Get Out.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    There is no such thing as a smooth presidential campaign, veterans of the crucible note. Crises can't be avoided, just merely separated into categories of existential and superficial threats.


  15. Death Of A Young Black JournalistRead the original story

    Aug 1, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    On the night of May 27th, Charnice Milton, a twenty-seven-year-old journalist, was heading home from an assignment. She'd stopped to transfer buses in Anacostia, in Washington, D.C., after covering a neighborhood meeting for a Capitol Hill paper called the Hill Rag.


  16. Tom Cotton Isn't Making Many FriendsRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2015 | Switched

    Being a know-it-all in Washington might win you headlines, but it won't get you friends, as freshman Sen. Tom Cotton is learning the hard way on Capitol Hill. "We've got a couple of colleagues, especially on the Republican side, especially a young, 30-something member from Arkansas who seems to already know everything about foreign policy, and I think that that is quite dangerous for the country and for the region," Sen. Brian Schatz told The Huffington Post on Tuesday.


  17. National Walking Summit Makes Strides to Healthy FutureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    We may think of it as a slow activity, but travel by foot is quickly being recognized as an effective prescription for health, a convenient means of transportation, a great way to meet people, a smart strategy for saving money and a lot of fun. -- In the coming weeks, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will announce a Call to Action urging Americans to walk more, which studies show helps prevent diseases ranging from diabetes and heart disease to depression and dementia.


  18. Hillary Clinton Serves Up Her Policy Pitch To Hill DemocratsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton trekked to Capitol Hill Tuesday to meet with Democrats in both chambers and pitch her policy stances four months into her 2016 campaign. "She got several rounds of standing applause," Reid told reporters after the meeting.


  19. Hillary Clinton Calls Iran Deal An 'Important Moment'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | Switched

    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called the new deal with Iran an "important moment" and said based on what she knows now it is a step toward curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions. "I think this is an important step that puts the lid on Iran's nuclear programs," the former U.S. secretary of state said.


  20. Obama Vows To Veto Any Legislation That Would Block Iran DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | Switched

    President Barack Obama heralded a historic nuclear agreement with Iran Tuesday as an opportunity for the longtime foes to move in a "new direction," while sharply warning Congress that it would be irresponsible to block the accord. "No deal means a greater chance of more war in the Middle East," Obama said in early morning remarks from the White House.


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