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Senators Go After Facebook Co-Founder For Renouncing Citizenship | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Populist anger at Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin's decision to renounce his U.S. citizenship -- a move that could save him hundreds...

At Supreme Court, Arizona Leaves Affected Voices at Home: Q & A With Carlos Garcia, Puente Human Rights Advocate

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

"Life in Arizona for undocumented immigrants since SB 1070 passed is a combination of basic survival under a climate of hate and inspiring organizing that will one day turn hate to love."

Dems To Force Vote On Immigration Law If It's Upheld By Court

The Washington Post | Rosalind S. Helderman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Senate Democrats are making plans to force a floor vote on legislation that would invalidate Arizona’s controversial immigration statute if the Supr...

Shrimp Don't Make Flamingos Pink, And Other Phone Scams

Posted 04.02.2012 | Money

Have you ever received a cryptic text message from an undisclosed number? It's possible you were being targeted by a phone-cramming scammer. On Mo...

Subway Riders May Be $1000 Richer

Posted 03.12.2012 | New York

City commuters plagued by routine fare hikes may finally be receiving some well-deserved cash relief with lawmakers considering a tax break for mass ...

Harry Reid Hits the Trifecta: Hello, Bob Kerrey; Farewell, Olympia Snowe; Goodbye, Senate GOP War Against Women

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Things are falling into shape for Democrats to keep control of the Senate and regain control of the House.

Senator Wants An Apple, Android Investigation

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. senator has urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate reports that applications on the Apple Inc and Google Inc mo...

Jennifer Bendery

Roy Blunt On Contraception Debate: 'I Am Confident This Issue Is Not Over' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate may have defeated a controversial GOP amendment that would have allowed employers to refuse to cover birth control and other ...

NY Tech Meetup Protesting SOPA Outside Senators' Offices

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh & Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York

NY Tech Meetup, a community comprised of more than 19,000 technology enthusiasts, held a large rally Wednesday afternoon to protest the anti-piracy le...

New 'Super Painkillers' Could Cause Crime, Senator Warns

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 03.10.2012 | Crime

ALBANY, N.Y. — Following fatal shootings in two New York pharmacy robberies, a U.S. senator is warning that a new batch of "super painkillers" n...

Matt Sledge

Transit Commuter Tax Benefit Will Be Slashed Almost In Half January 1 | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Tax breaks used by 2.7 million subway, light rail and bus riders across the country will be slashed next year, dealing struggling mass tra...

'What We Deserve Is A Lump Of Coal'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

During a recent Senate "Secret Santa" exchange, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) received a gift typically reserved for those with bad behavior: a lump of ...

TSA Passenger Advocates Sought By New York Lawmakers

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 12.12.2011 | Travel

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Two New York lawmakers have called for a passenger advocate at airports to immediately act on complaints by passengers over security s...

Pirate Attack Survivor Reunites With Son After 34 Years

AP | BEN DOBBIN | Posted 01.21.2012 | Impact

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A Vietnamese war refugee who survived a 1977 pirate attack that separated him from his wife and infant child reunited with his...

'It's Academic' Quiz Show Host Mac McGarry Is Retiring

AP | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The host of the world's longest-running TV quiz show in which teams of high school students in the Washington area compete against each ...

Bill Seeks To Entice Foreigners To Buy U.S. Homes With Visa Offer

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

The government may turn to foreigners to shore up the weak housing market. A bill co-authored by Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Mike Lee (R-...

Sam Stein

Chuck Schumer Calls For Vote On Buffett Rule | Sam Stein | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to endorse the tax reform principle that millionaires should pay more than the middle class is a begru...

Who Will Pay The $60 Million/Year To Run The 9/11 Memorial?

Inae Oh | Posted 11.13.2011 | New York

In a new bill proposed on Friday, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum would fall under the ownership of the federal government, specifically...

U.S. Says No Plans To Tie Libya Aid To Lockerbie Bomber Case

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

By MATTHEW LEE, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Wednesday it will continue to press Libyan rebels to review t...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid's Debt Ceiling Bill Puts His Cards On The Table | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unveiled a new debt ceiling bill Friday night that strongly resembles a plan first suggested ...

Schumer: Boehner Could 'Rally Tea Party Troops' Around Harry Reid's Debt Ceiling Plan

AP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The third ranking Democrat in the Senate says a deficit-reduction proposal put forward by Majority Leader Harry Reid has the best c...

Media and Ideology in Politics

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

When someone's identity is so deeply entwined with a particular ideology, that person is going to cherry-pick facts and dismiss evidence any to the contrary.

Airlines Could Start Paying For Lost Bags

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says that if airlines don't start reimbursing their rising fees when passengers' bags are lost, ...

Obama Offers Social Security Cuts In Debt Negotiations

The Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

President Obama is pressing congressional leaders to consider a far-reaching debt-reduction plan that would force Democrats to accept major changes to...

Amanda Terkel

'THAT'S CRAZY TALK' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) is rejecting one solution to the debt limit impasse being floated by Democrats that argues the president has t...