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GOP Admits It Lacks Votes for Afghan War; House to Vote on Drone Strikes, Afghan Exit & Indefinite Detention

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

On Wednesday night, the House GOP leadership effectively conceded that they no longer have the votes in the House to sustain the current war policy in Afghanistan.

House Moots Afghan Exit, Iran War, Military Budget, and 'Signature' Drone Strikes

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

According to the way the House operates, the authorization bill is the most open opportunity to challenge current policy. When the House considers the appropriations bill, amendments can be offered to cut money for specific programs.

Mother Knows Best

Barbara Lee | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women
Barbara Lee

Our research tells us women need to be asked between three and seven times to run for office. Men don't wait to be asked. So ladies, consider this your first ask.

Barbara Lee Was Right! Amy Klobuchar Is Wrong!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Barbara Lee turned out to be 100% right about the wrongful wars launched on Afghanistan and Iraq and she is certainly right again -- to try and stop an even more catastrophic and illegal preemptive war on Iran!

Momma's Boys

Barbara Lee | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Barbara Lee

In the inspirational words of our First Lady: "We stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country."

Barbara Lee Pushes to End U.S.-Iran Silent Treatment

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.23.2012 | World
Jamal Abdi

While the entire foreign policy establishment in Washington is running around in circles trying to figure out the magic solution to crack the U.S.-Iran riddle, the two governments aren't even allowed to talk to each other at the most basic levels.

NOH8 On The Hill: 10 Members Of Congress Pose For Marriage Equality (PHOTOS)

Laurence Watts | Posted 04.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts


AIDS Patient's Spit Deemed Deadly Weapon: Laws Target HIV-positive Suspects

AP | By DAVID CRARY | Posted 03.04.2012 | Crime

By DAVID CRARY/ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- A man in Texas is serving a 35-year prison sentence for spitting at a police officer – because h...

It's Finally Over!

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Rep. Barbara Lee

This holiday season, our nation can relish the return of our brave men and women in uniform from Iraq. One-hundred five months after the infamously n...

Lucia Graves

House Reps Demand End To Crackdown On Pot Clinics | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are calling on the Obama administration to end the federal crackdown on marijuana dispensaries in California, citing...

My Comments on Occupy Oakland

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

I shared my outrage and grave concern about the police brutality in Oakland directly with the Mayor. My thoughts go out to the injured and especially Scott Olsen.

Huge Victory! Troops Coming Home from Iraq!

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

This is a huge victory for those of us who have been pushing for an end to the war in Iraq. I look forward to welcoming our brave men and women back...

Ten Years Later: Is Anyone Paying Attention?

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

We must choose building bridges over bombers, deploying teachers at home over troops abroad, training doctors over drone pilots, and investing in our future rather than costly and useless military confrontation.

Congressional Democrats' Advice for Obama's Jobs Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The nation is waiting to hear what President Obama is going to say tomorrow night, when he gives an address to a joint session of Congress on the subj...

Jennifer Bendery

UPDATES: Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters Are 'Overseers of 21st Century Plantation' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that he is "the modern day Harriet Tubman" leading people away from the plantation, whi...

To Live Within Our Means, Let's Leave Iraq Like We Promised

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

We have to live within our means. Everything is on the table in the budget debate. Therefore, instead of keeping U.S. troops in Iraq past December, we should pull them out like we promised. If not now, when?

Amanda Terkel

Lawmakers Urge Obama To Stick To Iraq Withdrawal Deadline | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States and Iraq debate whether to keep American forces involved in the war beyond the end of the year, 93 members of Congr...

Leave Iraq on Time: Don't Cut Social Security and Medicare to Pay for Iraq Occupation

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Seventy-seven Members of the House, led by Barbara Lee and Walter Jones, have a different idea: obey the December deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq that the U.S. has agreed with the Iraqi government.

99ers and the Long-term Unemployed Are the Elephants in the Economic Recovery Room

Michael Thornton | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

Job growth is important, but it's also important to realize the hole that needs to be filled. Since February 2010, 1.8 million jobs have been created, but 8.8 million jobs were lost prior to that period. That's a shortage of 7 million.

Arthur Delaney

Bill To Help Long-Term Jobless Overshadowed By Bill That Could Cut Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After some encouraging signs that Republicans might cooperate with them, the two House Democrats trying to give the long-term jobless ex...

Amanda Terkel

Mission Accomplished: Is It Finally Time To Leave Afghanistan? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.02.2011 | World

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Okay, can we finally withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan? That's the question many people are askin...

Arthur Delaney

WATCH: GOP Leaders Spare A Moment To Chat Unemployment | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the morning of an important and uncertain vote to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, Republican leaders in the U.S....

Act Now to End the War in Afghanistan

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

While Congress proposes slashing health care benefits, vital children's programs, and veterans' services -- all because we're "broke" -- it continues to fund a war that has cost us more than $455 billion.

Lauren Hutton -- Still a Trailblazer

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marcia G. Yerman

Here Lauren Hutton was again, in 2011, surrounded by pages of commercially flawless babes. Boldly and knowingly looking into the camera, she demands to be experienced on her own ground.

Amanda Terkel

Democratic National Committee Pressures Obama | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) gave President Obama a rare push on Saturday, adopting a resolution attempting to enc...