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That's Power: Aung San Suu Kyi in Washington

Susanne Dumbleton | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Susanne Dumbleton

Washington, September 23, 2016. Power is an old game in this city, but a style in play last week made all others seem crude. Aung San Suu Kyi, the effective head of state of Burma, was in town, and in her presence, the American government performed at peak form.

Democrats Make Renewed Push For Removing Lead Pipes

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON --...

Bipartisan Congressional Efforts to Support Israeli Settlements and Expansionism

Stephen Zunes | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

This summer, Congress passed a trade bill that, for the first time, formally defines "Israel" as including Arab territories that are recognized by the international community as under foreign belligerent occupation.

Top Black Republican: 'You Can't Be Black' When Running For Office

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When he first started his 2006 Senate run in Maryland, Republican Lt. Gov. Michael Steele prepped his staff about the difficulties they ...

'Keep It in the Ground' Keeps Up the Pressure

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

A cabal of senators is on track to overturn the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and send a message to the upcoming COP21 Climate Summit that Americans are not on the same page as their president supporting a robust climate change agenda.

GOP, Dems Blindly Bow to Fossil Fuels in Africa

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 10.14.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

The bill will fail to help the people most severely marginalized in current systems, damage the long-term prospects of Africa's economy, and become a lost opportunity for the fight against climate change.

How Will You Vote, Ben Cardin? Iran Deal Supporters Turn Their Lonely Eyes To You.

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of all the senators on the fence about the deal President Barack Obama struck with world powers on Iran’s nuclear program, perhaps non...

Senators Introduce CECIL Act After Outcry Over Killed African Lion

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Four Democratic senators announced Friday that they will introduce a bill named for the beloved Zimbabwean lion Cecil, who was killed by ...

News for Peace Advocates: AIPAC Crushed in House Trade Vote

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.14.2016 | World
Robert Naiman

When fast track was defeated in the House, AIPAC was defeated in the House. I am frequently asked: How powerful is AIPAC in Washington really? My answer: Not so powerful that it cannot be beaten -- if we choose our battles correctly.

Jessica Schulberg

Inside AIPAC's Quiet Campaign To Blur Israeli Settlement Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Senate passed a high-profile piece of trade legislation last Friday, lawmakers simultaneously approved a little-noticed amendme...

New York Times Ignores Dangerous Consequences of Pro-Israel Amendment to TPA

James Zogby | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

The New York Times' coverage of Congressional antics related to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has ignored so many critical aspects of the bill that it might be time for the "paper of record" to change its motto from "All the news that's fit to print" to "All the news we think fits, we print."

Iranian Foreign Minister: Iran, U.S., Saudi Have 'Common Interest' In Fighting ISIS

The WorldPost | Peter Mellgard | Posted 04.29.2015 | World

NEW YORK -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday that the Iranian government is ready and willing to work with international pa...

Does Fast Track Supporter Earl Blumenauer Also Support Israeli Settlements?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

From the point of view of the administration, Blumenauer is an extremely rare commodity: a House Democrat who supports the Ryan-Hatch fast track legislation.

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin Is a Two State Faker

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Cardin's initiative is all about trying to block European sanctions on Israeli settlements in the West Bank (which sanctions are, by the way, supported by Human Rights Watch.) Cardin is trying to block European efforts to bring about a two state solution to the conflict. Thus, Ben Cardin is a Two State Faker.

What Did Democrats Win in the Cardin Compromise on the Corker Bill?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

This isn't a small change; it's absolutely crucial. The original language in the Corker bill represented an existential threat to the negotiations.

Jessica Schulberg

After Last-Minute Changes, Iran Bill Sweeps Key Vote With White House Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After several months of wrangling between the White House and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a contro...

Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders. But in terms of practical outcomes, the main drama still lies ahead.

Kate Sheppard

Northeast Dems Revolt Against Obama's Proposed Atlantic Oil And Gas Lease Sale

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic ...

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...