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Have 'Magnitsky List' Sanctions Worked Against Russia?

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 06.03.2014 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

This week in her speech at the European Parliament, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (representing prisoners' rights group Zona Prava and formerly of Pussy Riot...

Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

Zach Carter

CAN'T LET IT GO

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Sunday suggested that Obamacare is making people lazy, shifting away from a now-discredited GOP talking point ...

Senate Leaders Urge China To Back Off

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committe...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Senators Express Skepticism On Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

There is "bipartisan skepticism" about the nuclear deal that has been reached with Iran, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said during an appearance on "Fox N...

Dave Jamieson

'Indefensible:' How Federal Workers Get Squeezed By Both Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Working for the federal government is supposed to be the most stable gig in America, immune to the uncertainties of private-sector busin...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Racial Profiling Bill Looks For Boost From Trayvon Martin Outrage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to seize on the renewed national debate over race and discrimination following the trial of George Zimmerman, two Democratic lawm...

President Obama Vows to Cut Pollution

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I was live tweeting the speech, which had a distinct "call to arms" tone, as Obama underscored the need for each citizen to do his/her part. He said, "I'm going to need all of you to educate others. Speak up for the facts, Broaden the circle. Make yourself heard."

Senator Visits Flying Dog Brewery, Talks Business For Small Breweries

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Bethany Rodgers | Posted 08.25.2013 | DC

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin toasted the health of Frederick County small business Monday with a glass of local beer. Cardin (D) enjoyed the beer with area b...

Cardin Amendment Recognizes Public Service of Day Laborers

Ligia Guallpa | Posted 08.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Ligia Guallpa

As one group of day laborers showed up to Far Rockaway, one of the poorest and hardest hit areas in New York, organizers of an emergency food drive thought they were looking for handouts.

Beyond the Tea Party: How the IRS Is Killing Nonprofit Media

Dan Kennedy | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Over the past few years the IRS has virtually stopped approving 501(c)(3) status for nonprofit news organizations. Even when applications for 501(c)(3) status aren't rejected outright, they are stacking up, unacted upon, for months and even years.

Dan Bongino Projected To Lose Maryland Senate Race

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Maryland GOP Senate candidate Dan Bongino was projected to fall short to Democratic incumbent Sen. Ben Cardin, according to the Associated Press. B...

Ben Cardin Wins Reelection

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) was projected to win his Senate contest over GOP challenger Daniel Bongino, the Associated Press reported. Cardin was favor...

This Is No Way to Win an Election

Sen. Ben Cardin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Sen. Ben Cardin

The act of voting is a right -- not a privilege -- in our country. American men and women have fought and died to defend and to exercise their right to vote. What Republicans are doing across the country is a blatant violation of the civil rights of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans.

SEC Oil and Mining Rule an End to Secrecy, an Advance for Transparency

Karin Lissakers | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business
Karin Lissakers

With these rules, citizens have been given a potent tool to ensure that their country's natural resources provide them with economic and social benefits. And the era of secrecy for oil and mining companies is coming to a close.

Patrick Svitek

Maryland State Lawmaker Holding Fundraiser On 9/11 Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

A Maryland state lawmaker said he sees no problem with raising money for his political future on Sept. 11, a day most Americans equate with the nation...

Senate to SEC: Act on Cardin-Lugar Now!

Sen. Dick Lugar | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Sen. Dick Lugar

This is more than just some bureaucratic squabble. Strong support for the principles of transparency, good governance and fighting corruption has been hallmark of American policy for more than three decades, since passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Matt Sledge

Bicycle, Pedestrian Funding Saved with New Transportation Bill Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

If a transportation bill amended Thursday passes the Senate, it will likely include dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian paths. Bicycle and...

Zach Carter

SOPA BLACKOUT

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

Thousands of websites, including some of the most popular, are going dark today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill which is designed to thw...

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Voting Rights Speech at LBJ Library & Museum

Elana Estrin | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Elana Estrin

Nearly five decades after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library & Museum on Tuesday, warning that Texas may be undermining that law.

Michael McAuliff

Erasing The EPA: GOP Strategy Would Roll Back Decades Of Protection

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America's environmental protections are under a sweeping, concerted assault in Congress that could effectively roll back the federal gov...

Politicians Being Dumb and Dangerous on Israel

James Zogby | Posted 09.01.2011 | World
James Zogby

When it comes to issues involving Israel, politicians in Washington can become quite hysterical, making the dumbest remarks or doing the most illogical things.

Regine Barjon at Senate Hearing: "The People of Haiti Know What They Want"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.27.2011 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Dual citizenship will not solve these problems when Haiti needs the basic human rights of clean water, sustainable jobs and infrastructure.

Elise Foley

John Boehner: U.S. Should ‘Re-Engage’ With Pakistan In Wake Of Osama Bin Laden's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As some lawmakers call for the United States to cut aid to Pakistan following the death of Osama bin Laden there earlier this month, Hou...

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Fired Up At Kent Conrad

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are furious at their lead budget negotiator for crafting a blueprint that they think moves the party too far to the rig...