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Children's Health Insurance Program Ain't Broke

Bruce Lesley | Posted 10.09.2015 | 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.

Senate Leaders on Target to Break Obstruction Record

Judith E. Schaeffer | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Judith E. Schaeffer

On August 7, the Senate left town for its month-long summer recess, a pretty long break for lawmakers who have accomplished so little. When the Senate returns on September 8, it needs to start doing the people's business. Surely, the American people, and our federal judicial system, deserve better than this.

A Failure of Capitalism: Trump, Trucks and Voter Rage

Hal Donahue | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment
Hal Donahue

Trump taps into the righteous anger of an electorate while misdirecting those voters to scapegoat our struggling veterans, military, federal workers, retired people, sick and challenged under the clever and nondescript term -- dependent class. The American worker does not deserve to be squeezed by its own government. If politicians like Senator Casey and Hillary Clinton cannot get their message across, extremists, like Trump, win.

Christina Wilkie

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Fights To Help Keep Kids Out Of Prison | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four senators from both ends of the political spectrum will introduce a bill Wednesday that is aimed at keeping at-risk young people out...

Jessica Schulberg

Senate Targets ISIS Profits From Ancient Syrian Artifacts | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new congressional effort to cut off funding for the Islamic State targets an unlikely source: antiquities smuggled out of Syria and in...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats' Frustration With Obama Boils Over As Trade Bills Advance | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats' frustration with President Barack Obama's trade agenda bubbled over Thursday, with key opponents accusing their party's leade...

Jonathan Cohn

Working Parents Should Be Very Happy About This Obscure Senate Vote | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

Something pretty remarkable happened late last month while the Senate was voting on the annual budget resolution. And it had very little to do with th...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Want To Guarantee Your Right To Seek A Flexible Work Schedule | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Democrats in the House and Senate plan to introduce a bill Wednesday that would guarantee workers the right to request flexible work arrangements with...

Christina Wilkie

New Senate Bill Aims To Reduce School Suspensions | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As members of the Senate hurried out of town Wednesday ahead of a major snowstorm, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) quietly introduced a bill that...

Let's Pass the ABLE Act

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bob Casey

Every parent wants their child to have a shot at the American Dream. For the parents of a child affected by a severe disability such as Down Syndrome or autism, that hope for a secure future is no less powerful.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S. Will Continue To Protect Women's Rights In Afghanistan, Senator Vows | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the majority of international troops set to leave Afghanistan this year and anxiety about that country's future growing within the ...

Senators Plan Bill To Block Benefits For Ex-Nazis

AP | By RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits will be introduced soon, the latest ...

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

That headline, of course, quotes the cover to the fictional Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "Don't Panic." This week, it seems like timely advice, as the news media and American politicians go into full-blown panic mode over one death and two illnesses within the United States.

Dave Jamieson

FIFA Is Keeping Its Corruption Report Secret | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joining a growing international chorus, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) on Thursday asked soccer's international governing body to release the fi...

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 ...

Dave Jamieson

U.S. Senator To FIFA: Take The World Cup Away From Qatar | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing allegations of human rights abuses and corruption, a U.S. senator has formally asked FIFA to replace Qatar as host of the 2022 Wo...

Jennifer Bendery

As Senate Runs Out Of Judges To Confirm, Dozens Of Courts Still Sit Empty With No Nominees | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all the stagnation in Congress, there's a constant stream of action on one front: Judicial nominations. The Senate has confirmed...

Jennifer Bendery

Pennsylvania Progressives Torpedo Nomination Of Potential GOP Obama Judicial Pick | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives in Pennsylvania are claiming victory in sinking a potential deal between their U.S. senators and the White House to advance...

Joe Biden Urges U.S. Colleges To Do More To Prevent Sexual Assaults

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden used some dramatic anecdotes on Tuesday to urge colleges and universities to do more ...

Dem Senator Presses John Kerry On Safety Of Journalists

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalists risk their lives to provide information that shapes U.S. policy, says a Democratic senator who is pressing Secretary o...

Jennifer Bendery

Bob Casey Under Pressure To Dump Potential Republican Judicial Nominee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives in Pennsylvania have been working for weeks to derail an apparent deal between their U.S. senators to submit a conservative...

Jennifer Bendery

Pennsylvania Progressives Race To Stave Off Potential Tea Party Obama Nominee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives in Pennsylvania are scrambling to derail a deal they say the state's U.S. senators are quietly trying to cut with the White...

Friday Talking Points -- CPAC Follies and More

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Dem Senators Who Blocked Obama's Civil Rights Nominee

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The Senate blocked the confirmation of Debo Adegbile Wednesday to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in a 52 to 47 vote. Seven Sen...

Dem Opposes Obama Nominee For Trying To Overturn Death Sentence

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) plans to vote against President Barack Obama's appointment for a top Justice Department position because the nominee previously...