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Gang Of Eight Turns Focus To Divisive Immigration Issue

Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

By ERICA WERNER, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators working to craft immigration legislation is focusing on how to d...

USDA To Test Greek Yogurt As Protein For School Lunches

Posted 01.30.2013 | Education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a pilot program that could place Greek yogurt in school cafeterias across the country by April as a pr...

Advocacy Groups Respond to Senate Immigration Reform Framework

Erwin de Leon | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Nonprofits that advocate for immigrants will continue to lend their voice and lead in this rebooted effort at overhauling our decrepit and unworkable immigration system. They will do so until their constituents become full members of our society.

Chuck Hagel Is the Right Choice for Secretary of Defense

Joel Rubin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Chuck Hagel is likely to receive swift confirmation from the Senate. There will be tough questions, but most observers expect the Senate to approve his nomination -- perhaps by a large margin. This will be good for both our country's and Israel's security.

WATCH: Senator Calls Immigration The 'Civil Rights Issue Of Our Time'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.29.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said Monday that immigration reform is the "civil rights issue of our time." Menendez is among the group of eight Senat...

Elise Foley

Senators Announce Bipartisan Immigration Measure For Undocumented 'Living In The Shadows' | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators from the eight-member working group on immigration reform did their best on Monday to walk the thin line between two very diffe...

'Gang Of Eight' Unveils Immigration Reform Framework

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

* U.S. Senators back broad outline for legislation * Tough fight seen for first major bill since 1986 * Seeks smoother f...

Senators Reach Agreement On Immigration Reform

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

BY ERICA WERNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles for a sweeping over...

Elise Foley

From Drones To Dreamers: Most Important Aspects Of Immigration Framework | Elise Foley | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan working group in the Senate will publicly unveil its immigration reform framework on Monday. The text, though, is already o...

Jon Ward

Bipartisan Group Of Senators To Introduce Immigration Plan, Preempt Obama | Jon Ward | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of four Democratic senators and four Republican senators will announce the framework for a comprehensive immigration ...

Obama's Messy Narrative

Mike Lux | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Anyone who wants to try and give a clear, uncomplicated picture of President Obama and his party this week has to end it a little befuddled.

Senator's Denial of News Story Reflects Deep Resistance to 'Chained-CPI' Social Security Cut

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here's an "Washington insider" story that could affect every family in the country. This story included an explosive paragraph which seemed to suggest that Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate's #3 Democrat, was interested in a deal that included the "chained-CPI" cut to Social Security benefits.

Top Dem: 'We Don't Want To Play Fiscal Cliff Every 3 Months'

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats intend to approve a budget for the first time in almost four years, a prominent lawmaker said Sunday, but he said ...

Dave Jamieson

GOP Senator: NRA Ad Highlighted Obama 'Hypocrisy' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a gun rights supporter, declined to criticize a controversial advertisement by the National Rifle Association that called the...

Seller Of Bogus 9/11 Coins To Pay Hefty Price

AP | Posted 01.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A company that sold Sept. 11 commemorative coins supposedly containing silver from ground zero has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle charge...

WATCH: Senator Says He 'Loves' Kelly Clarkson

Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

Singer Kelly Clarkson will get a huge honor Monday when she sings "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at President Barack Obama's second inauguration. It's p...

Chuck Schumer: NRA Is 'A Fringe Group'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Sen. Chuck Schumer told HuffPost Live Friday that the National Rifle Association has become a very extreme group that "doesn't even represent average ...

Michael McAuliff

Schumer Backs Hagel For Defense Secretary | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer is giving his backing to President Barack Obama's choice to be defense secretary, former Sen. Chuck Hagel -- a nomine...

Powell Positions the Debate Over Chuck Hagel

William Bradley | Posted 03.16.2013 | World
William Bradley

Neither Hagel nor Obama could have asked for a better witness on their behalf than Powell. Not unless Dwight Eisenhower himself got hold of a time machine.

Friday Talking Points -- Time to Dust Off the 14th Option

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are times, when writing about the political world, when it is impossible not to feel like I am trapped inside a Jonathan Swift satire. This is one of those times. Real life and farce blur into one, and we all pretend this is normal. Sigh.

NYC Neighborhood Gets Free Public Wi-Fi

AP | By KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Google said Tuesday it is teaming up with a New York City neighborhood business group to provide the company's first urban Wi-Fi network. ...

Finger Pointing Trumps Rationality In Big Fight

Daily Beast | Howard Kurtz | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

There was a brief burst of optimism after Barack Obama’s reelection that Democrats and Republicans would finally go the grownup route and avert the ...

'This Is No Way To Run Things'

The New York Times | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senators bid hasty goodbyes to families, donned ties and pantsuits in lieu of sweat pants and Christmas sweaters and one by one returne...

Dem Senator Sounds Optimistic Note On Looming Problem

AP | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate Democrat says he believes "odds are better than people think" that a deal can be reached to avoid automatic tax increases and s...

Lawmakers Signal Willingness To Pursue Gun Law Changes

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

By KEVIN FREKING, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers from both parties voiced their willingness Sunday to pursue some changes to the...