A topless activist of the FEMEN movement was arrested inside Notre Dame Cathedral Wednesday, one day after far-right essayist and historian Dominique Vesser committed suicide in the Paris landmark.
The bare-chested woman was photographed in front of the altar, pointing a fake gun at her mouth. The slogan “May Fascists Rest In Hell” was written [...]
Vermont this week became the fourth U.S. state to legalize doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, and a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that a measure similar to the Vermont legislation would see more support than opposition from the American public.
According to the poll, 50 percent of Americans say they think it should be legal for [...]
A majority of working Americans are noticing smaller paychecks after the payroll tax cut expired this year, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll — and a majority of those specifically cited the payroll tax as the culprit.
According to the new survey, 56 percent of Americans who said that they work for pay have noticed the [...]
Eric Garcetti will be Los Angeles’ next mayor.
By 3 a.m. Wednesday, with 100 percent of the votes counted, Garcetti had received 54 percent of the vote, making him L.A.’s first elected Jewish mayor.
Opponent Wendy Greuel, who received 46 percent of the vote, called Garcetti to concede shortly before 2 a.m., LA Weekly reporter Gene [...]
Just a week ago, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe suggested that President Obama might be impeached over the Benghazi non-scandal. Now, Inhofe must watch as Obama declares Inhofe’s state a disaster area and promises Oklahomans “all the resources they need at their disposal.”
Read the whole story at Salon
Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/22/inhofe-coburn_n_3316764.html
Recently, I asked Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, one of the most fiercely pro-choice members of Congress, why she thought the House of Representatives had been so muted this year in its introduction of anti-abortion and anti–Planned Parenthood bills. “It pays to fight,” she said.
Read the whole story at Salon
Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/22/abortion-republicans_n_3316775.html
Arizona State Rep. Juan Mendez (D) turned a Tuesday afternoon prayer into something much more.
The Phoenix New Times reports that Mendez, who is an atheist, changed the course of the event held prior to the House of Representatives’ afternoon session. He asked lawmakers to refrain from bowing their heads and instead to view their surroundings.
After the educators at Plaza Towers Elementary School learned that a raging tornado was headed their way Monday, they had few options. The decades-old building — one of five schools hit in the area — didn’t have a “safe room,” or a shelter deemed safe for storms of that size.
All hell broke loose. The [...]
After a relaxing honeymoon, a pair of English newlyweds returned home on Sunday and discovered a shocking surprise: their house had been painted pink!
The BBC tweeted this photo Tuesday of Steve and Hayley O’Rourke’s home, which Steve’s brother, Russell, painted in the style of Mr. Blobby, a pink polka-dotted character from the 1990′s British [...]
Couples decide to get married for many reasons, with love hopefully taking the top spot.
But not all marriage motivations are created equally. Jordan Campbell stopped by HuffPost Live late last week and dished on some of the reasons he ended up tying the knot.
“I was in a long-term relationship and it felt like — [...]