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Entries by Andrea Stone from 04/2011

Firefighters, Cops Warn Republicans Anti-Union Stance Has Consequences

Posted 04.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders from two unions known to support the Republican Party warned of serious repercussions for GOP candidates in the 2012 elections, ...

Air Force Performs First 'Green' Flyover At Phillies Home Opener

Posted 04.01.2011 | Politics

The sellout crowd that turned out Friday to watch the Phillies win their home opener against the Houston Astros in Philadelphia was treated to a pre-g...

HuffPost Readers Say Massachusetts 'RomneyCare' Is Great Even If Former Governor Doesn't

Posted 04.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five years after Mitt Romney signed a landmark health care law that paved the way for President Obama’s controversial national reform,...

Census Analysis Reveals Growing Gap Between Aging Whites And Young Hispanics, Asians

Posted 04.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new analysis of 2010 Census data suggests that America might be become a white-minority nation faster than once predicted. The dat...

John McCain's Advice To 2012 GOP Presidential Field: Attack Your Vulnerabilities Head On

Posted 04.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012? Have some sticky issues threatening to disqualify you with voters? Then lear...

'Brookings' Of Gay Rights Movement Marks 10 Years As Brains Behind Marriage, DADT Policy Shifts

Posted 04.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau used its research and sought its help when the Obama administration decided to publicly report same-sex spouses for th...

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President, Lays Out Bright Future For Unions In Wake Of Wisconsin Protests

Posted 04.07.2011 | Politics

One day after Wisconsin voters turned out in force for a judicial election widely seen as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker’s law ending collective...

Poll: Americans Losing Patience With Military Action In Libya, Optimistic About Arab Spring

Posted 04.12.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Americans are losing patience with the international military action in Libya even as an overwhelming majority look positively on the Ar...

Hillary Clinton Will Call Arab Uprisings An 'Inflection Point In History' In Major Speech

Posted 04.12.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- In the Obama administration’s most extended comments on the still-unfolding Arab uprisings, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is exp...

Lawmakers To Introduce Bill To Expand Legal Rights, Protections To Military Victims Of Sexual Assault

Posted 04.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers will introduce a bipartisan bill Wednesday that for the first time would provide expanded legal rights and protections for ser...

Obama's Plan To Cut Medicare Costs Lets Drug Companies Off The Hook -- Again

Posted 04.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In laying out his framework to cut the deficit, President Obama appears to have abandoned a campaign promise he reneged on last year in...

Sharron Angle Faces Primary Challenge From USS Cole Commander Kirk Lippold In Nevada House Race

Posted 04.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Perennial Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle has a new primary challenger in Nevada's Second Congressional District. The former commander...

James Wolfensohn: David Cameron Is Wrong, Gordon Brown Should Be Next IMF Director

Posted 04.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- A former head of the World Bank waded into a public row between Britain’s last and current prime ministers over who should be the next...

Popular Gov. Andrew Cuomo Launches Campaign To Legalize Gay Marriage In New York

Posted 04.20.2011 | Politics

New York could become the next state to legalize gay marriage if a media and lobbying push launched Wednesday and spearheaded by Gov. Andrew Cuomo can...

Iranian Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi: Sanctions Okay, Nuke Program Is 'Propaganda'

Posted 04.21.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Iran’s leading human rights activist and its only Nobel Peace Prize winner softened her stance against economic sanctions aimed at the...

U.S. Envoy: Rebels Making Progress In Libya, But No Official Recognition Forthcoming

Posted 04.27.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. ambassador to Libya Wednesday described a return to normal in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi that included poetry readings, ...

Palestinian Envoy Seeks To Allay Fears Of Hamas-Fatah Deal

Posted 04.29.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Palestine Liberation Organization’s envoy here said critics misunderstand an announced deal to mend the schism between rival facti...

Obama Orders New Sanctions on Syrian Regime

Posted 04.29.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama ordered stiffer U.S. sanctions on Friday for top Syrian officials and security forces. The Syrian regime is respo...