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Senate Democrat: It's Time To Cut Off Support For Saudi Arabia's War In Yemen

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called for the U.S. to cease military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, doubling down on his criti...

Senator Wonders How Much Longer U.S. Will Blindly Support Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S.'s relationship with Saudi Arabia has weathered disagreements over how to rein in Iran, regime change across the Middle East and...

Bernie Sanders To Cosponsor Bill Repealing Gun Law He Once Voted For

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) agreed to co-sponsor a bill Thursday that would repeal a law he voted for which gives broad legal immunity ...

Senator Chris Murphy Hopes Obama's Moves On Guns Will Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

So, that happened. President Barack Obama has kicked off 2016 by issuing a new set of executive actions intended to address gun violence. But it'...

U.S. Senator Tweets Every Mass Shooting From 2015

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

On the 23rd, 2 dead, 1 injured in Fresno. Then, next day 5 injured in St. Louis, 4 shot in Montgomery, 7 in Flint, and 5 in Brockton, MA.— Chri...

Senators Had To Cancel A Press Conference About A Mass Shooting Because Of A Mass Shooting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Connecticut's Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy were planning to hold a press conference in early October to push legislation t...

Chris Murphy: Congress’ Silence On Mass Shootings Is ‘Quiet Endorsement'

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

So, that happened:  This week, we lived through the horrors of two mass shootings -- one in Colorado Springs, Colorado and one in San Bernar...

Senate Republicans Just Blocked A Bunch Of Gun Control Measures

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day after 14 people were killed in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, Senate Democrats pushed through votes on measures...

Congress Is Still Giving 'Quiet Endorsement' To Murders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

A version of this article was originally published on Aug. 28, following the on-air shooting of a WDBJ news team in Roanoke, Virginia. It is bein...

Congress Won't Act On Guns, But It Might Help Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

Remember all that empty political talk about improving mental health care? It may not be so empty after all. Responding to the outrage over gun v...

Senate Democrats Unveil Measure To Close Gun Background Check Loophole

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

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Democratic Senators: 'We Can And Must Do More' For Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twenty-seven Democratic senators signed a letter Monday calling for more funding to help Syrian refugees, both abroad and by resettling...

Ok, So The Iran Deal Will Survive. Now What?

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics

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Chris Murphy: Congress Giving 'Quiet Endorsement' To Murders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

So that happened. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) hammered Congressional inaction on gun violence during a HuffPost podcast interview, following...

These 3 Senators Want To Change How You Think About U.S. Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

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Should The U.S. And Iran Work Together In The Middle East?

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One question about Iran is on everybody's mind these days: Will last month's nuclear agreement between that country and five world power...

These Sexy Senators Definitely Have No Idea What You're Talking About

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

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An Engineer-Turned-Senator Explains Why The Iran Deal Makes Sense

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

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The 10,000 Troop Fantasy

Sen. Chris Murphy | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Sen. Chris Murphy

It's a hypnotically attractive argument. It sounds tough -- more troops! -- but the number is low enough that proponents can claim, with a straight face, that we aren't repeating the Iraq War all over again. Ten thousand. More than Obama. ("I'll be tougher!") Less than Bush. ("But I've learned my lesson!") Just right.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Dem Senator: Obama Has Been Pushing Foreign Policy Through Trade All Wrong | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after it became clear that President Barack Obama's trade agenda would make it through Congress, a top Democratic voice on foreign...

Jessica Schulberg

Senator Pushes For Ban On Ground Troops In War Against ISIS Before 2016 | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the debate in Congress over whether to authorize the ongoing war against the Islamic State drags on, one lawmaker is pushing for a mo...

Erin McPike

These 3 Senators Are Democrats' New Leaders On Foreign Policy | Erin McPike | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Sen. Chris Coons, one of three younger Democratic senators who have seized leadership roles on foreign policy, chats with Gen. Richard P. Mills in Afg...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Go After Jimmy John's And Amazon | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chiding companies such as Jimmy John's and, Senate Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that would forbid employers from req...

Jennifer Bendery

Chris Murphy Dedicates Day To Acts Of Kindness To Honor Newtown Victims | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the anniversary of the Newtown shootings approaches, one of Connecticut's senators decided to do something different to honor the mem...

Super Pollutants to Face Bipartisan Battle in Congress

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

We already have many of the technologies needed to fight super pollutants. Given how harmful these super pollutants are on our environment, it only makes sense to use these existing technologies to reduce our emissions and slow climate change before it is too late.