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Children's Health Insurance Program Ain't Broke

Bruce Lesley | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although it is rarely hyped, CHIP continues to have strong bipartisan support at the federal and state levels, including strong support from our nation's governors, as it quietly goes about the business of efficiently providing health coverage to over 8 million children in low-income working families across the country.

Political Threats to the Health of Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have introduced bills and proposals about how best to proceed, we live in an era where money and politics take precedence and the question of doing what is "in the best interest of children" is far too often forgotten or ignored. That must end.

Kate Sheppard

All Eyes Are On A Small Group Of Democratic Senators For The Keystone Vote | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Senate's vote next week on legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline may come down to a handful of Democrats, who ...

Dana Liebelson

America, Meet Your New Republican Bosses | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican victories in Tuesday's Senate elections push out a Democratic old guard and usher in a new crop of hungry GOPers, some just g...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Try To Stop Coal Industry From Swindling Sick Miners | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats rolled out a plan Thursday that they said would make it harder for coal companies to cheat miners suffering from black ...

Why Health Care Costs So Much: Both Parties Suck at Teat of Medical-Industrial Complex

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Will Congress act to save taxpayers billions of dollars -- and protect the solvency of the Medicare programs -- by taking on the AMA, the drugmakers and the insurers? Don't hold your breath.

Once Again, Inaction at the FDA, Now With a New Class of Drugs, Hurts Consumers

Paul Alexander | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Recently, Phil DeLuca, a retired Long Island Railroad worker, was profiled on a national news television program. Suffering from a potentially fatal red blood cell deficiency, he receives a weekly shot of Procrit. Simple enough, but that shot costs a staggering $1,500, of which his co-pay is $196.

Elizabeth Warren To Campaign For Natalie Tennant In West Virginia

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will campaign for current West Virginia Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Natalie Tennant (D) in July. W...

Senators Slam E-Cigarette Company Marketing Practices

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) - U.S. senators heavily criticized the marketing practices of e-cigarette companies on W...

This Is What Passes for Journalism in Washington These Days

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

There are a lot of reasons why Americans don't know how the law affects them or why they believe things about Obamcare that aren't true. One of the biggest reasons is the failure of many in the media to provide anything other than the most superficial coverage.

Man Charged With Threatening To Shoot People In Dem Senator's Office

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

A West Virginia man was arrested Thursday after authorities said he called and threatened to shoot people in the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Jay Rocke...

Making Insurers Do the Right Thing Saves Us Billions

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The first time I blew the whistle on health insurance companies was during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in June 2009. Last Wednesday, almost five years later, I appeared before that committee again to give a progress report on how Americans have been benefiting since Congress enacted reforms in 2010 that changed the way insurance companies operate.

GOP Senator Goes Off On Dem: 'God Help You For Implying I'm A Racist'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is upset with his colleague's suggestion that Republicans have obstructed President Barack Obama throughout his administrati...

Tennant Wins Democratic Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Democrats have selected West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant to represent their party in the race to succeed Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D), the...

Shelley Moore Capito Wins GOP Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R) has won her party's nomination to fight to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reports. ...

West Virginia Republicans Select Their Senate Nominee

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito has won the West Virginia Republican primary for Senate, the Associated Press reports, while West Virginia Secretary of Stat...

Voters Head To The Polls In West Virginia

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

In West Virginia, Democratic names like Byrd and Rockefeller dominated politics for decades, but since 2000, the state has voted Republican in preside...

GOP Has Done Everything it Can to Make Sure Obama Is the Wrong Color

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The relentless racial hostility toward Obama goes far beyond simply the routine racial lampooning and mocking of Obama in grotesque signs, posters, chants and harangues by loose-hinged tea party elements and unreconstructed bigots.

Dem: Some People Stall On Action Under Obama 'Because He's The Wrong Color'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) accused some lawmakers of stalling pushes made during President Barack Obama's presidency "because he's the wrong color...

Does Facebook Know Your Location? Not for Long With Location Sentry's App

James Grundvig | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
James Grundvig

As the smartphone industry considers adding a 'kill-switch' for mobile devices to curb their theft, law enforcement officials crow that manufacturers ...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Majority PAC Raises Large Sum To Fight Back Against Kochs | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority PAC, the super PAC trying to hold the Senate Democratic majority in the 2014 elections, posted a huge fundraising quarte...

Comcast, Time Warner and Congress: Perfect Together

Michael Winship | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

On April 9, the US Senate held its first hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner deal -- a $45 billion transaction that will affect millions of consumers and further pad some already well-lined pockets.

US Senator Isn't A Fan Of '.Sucks' Web Address Plans

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

A high-ranking US senator urged Internet regulators Wednesday to pull the plug on a proposed online neighborhood for website addresses ending in ".suc...

Kate Sheppard

West Virginians Still Worried About Their Water 20 Days After Chemical Spill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green

Some West Virginians affected by the chemical spill earlier this month are still not drinking their tap water -- and donations of bottled water are st...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner: No New Regulations Needed After West Virginia Spill | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that no new regulations are needed after a chemical spill in West Virginia last week le...