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Democrats Look At The 2018 Map And Get Ready To Fight For The Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Nick Bayer | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

The outcome of the 2016 election shocked and worried Democrats across the country. Unfortunately for them, there may be worse to come in the 2018 midt...

Here's How Congress Is Helping Big Pharma Keep Drug Prices High

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

If you want to know why it’s so hard to fight the pharmaceutical industry and reduce spending on prescription drugs, pay close attention to a new Ob...

Now A Democrat Is Holding Up The Flint Water Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For weeks, senators have said they are close to a deal on legislation to help Flint, Michigan recover from the poisoning of its water su...

Passengers Documented Rocky Ride As Cruise Ship Headed Into Storm

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.09.2016 | World

Passengers on a Royal Caribbean ship bound for Florida and the Bahamas headed home early after a powerful storm battered their liner with towering wav...

Sen. Bill Nelson Is Now Cancer-Free

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) announced Monday he is cancer-free after having prostate surgery one week ago. “Our prayers have been answered,” Nelson...

Florida Senator Bill Nelson To Undergo Surgery For Prostate Cancer

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery next wee...

Jennifer Bendery

72-Year-Old Senator Plows Through 46 Pushups Like There's No Tomorrow | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was an otherwise ordinary Wednesday afternoon on Capitol Hill, until Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) lured reporters into a Senate room, dr...

Jessica Schulberg

Senators Finally Giving Edward Snowden Credit For Patriot Act Reforms | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When several key provisions of the broad, post-9/11 surveillance law known as the Patriot Act were up for renewal five years ago, the Se...

Slavery Survivors Highlight 2015 Broward College - Free the Slaves - ATEST- Trafficking Conference

Free The Slaves | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
Free The Slaves

A slavery survivor from Haiti shared a grizzly account of her childhood in restavèk domestic servitude.

Rick Scott Weighing Run For Senate In 2018

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) reportedly told fundraisers that he is interested in running for Senate, according to The Tampa Bay Times. Incumbent Se...

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.

Senate: 'Tread Carefully' Before Regulating Internet of Things

Larry Magid | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Larry Magid

I was not surprised to learn that the Senate is looking into the Internet of Things. Senators are concerned about safety, privacy and security issues now that the tech industry is focusing on ways to connect devices to the Internet and to each other.

My Brothers, Charles and David Koch

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A year and a half ago I discovered that the Koch brothers are my brothers. I learned about our extraordinary kinship through a brief article, which mentioned that Charles Koch, and his younger twin brothers David and William, were members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at MIT.

Lawmakers Plan Bill To Encourage Auto Employees To Report Faulty Parts

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators plan to introduce legislation on Thursday to encourage employees in the auto industry to report inf...

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.

Dem Senator Doesn't Like Florida's Direction Under Rick Scott

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has repeatedly said he wouldn't jump into the race to unseat Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R). But that doesn't mean Nelson isn't...

Jennifer Bendery

NASA Maps Out Plans For Sending People To Mars, Tossing An Asteroid At The Moon | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- NASA has some projects in the works when it comes to space exploration, but they're no big deal: Just grabbing an asteroid and throwing ...

Dem Senator Slams Scott

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) criticized Gov. Rick Scott's administration over new restrictions on how and where Florida voters can return absentee ballot...

Delayed Aging, Not Delayed Websites

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As we witness the awkward, unfortunate early implementation of the ACA, it is agreed by critics and admirers alike that the system will only work if enough young people enroll to balance out the older enrollees

Amanda Terkel

Major Gay Rights Legislation Moves A Step Closer To Becoming Law | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) signed on as a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday night, meaning the legislation is...

The Koch Brothers Are My Brothers

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If I ever run into Charles (MIT 1957) or David (MIT 1962) at one of their regular Palm Springs get-togethers for the ultra-conservative wing of the .001 percent, I'll make sure to give them the secret handshake, quietly mutter "Phi Kai Phi" and sing a few refrains of one of the fraternity's drinking songs.

Jason Linkins

Rick Scott Gets Some Good News From Florida's 'Insiders' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

The Tampa Bay Times' Adam Smith has the details on the paper's latest "Florida Insiders Poll," which asks the state's political elites to share their ...

Feds To Investigate Florida's Housing Help Program

Sun Sentinel | Paul Owers | Posted 06.12.2013 | Miami

The federal government says it will investigate a $1 billion state housing program designed to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. U.S. Sen. Bill Nels...

Another Dem Backs Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) announced his support for gay marriage Thursday, becoming the 51st senator to do so. "If we are endowed by our Creator wi...

The Best Sequester Idea We've Heard All Day

Posted 03.01.2013 | Miami

A Florida senator wants Congress to pay for its inability to resolve the budget crisis, which may cause almost a million workers to lose a quarter of ...