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Michael McAuliff

Buffett Rule Battle Begins With Vote Expected To Fail | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Both sides drew sharp partisan lines Monday over the Buffett Rule tax for millionaires, setting up what is almost certainly going to be ...

Dave Jamieson

Bill Passed Banning Employers From Asking For Facebook, Twitter Passwords | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.20.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- In a victory for privacy hawks and worker advocates, Maryland legislators passed a bill Wednesday that would ban employers from asking j...

Officials Make Big Agreement On Cellphone Security

Posted 04.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Officials from the Federal Communications Commission and the wireless industry joined District of Columbia officials, New York City Poli...

Michael McAuliff

Romney Will Be 'Buffet Rule' Ally, Dems Predict | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats predicted on Thursday that the GOP would cave on the so-called Buffett Rule and pass a tax hike targeted at people who earn mo...

Michael McAuliff

Billion-Dollar Bill Heads For Another Shutdown Showdown | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders pleaded Wednesday for the House to pass a transportation bill before funding for thousands of projects across the country...

2013 Inauguration Planners Want To Avoid 'Tunnel Of Doom'

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The presidential election may be seven months off, but congressional leaders have already begun planning for the winner's inaugurat...

Bloomberg Calls Trayvon Martin Tragedy A 'Disgrace'

Posted 03.26.2012 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg weighed in on the Trayvon Martin tragedy Monday, once again putting the blame for gun violence on lawmakers in Washington. ...

Michael McAuliff

Dems: We've Got A Better Tax Cut Plan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the battle to claim the mantle of responsible tax-cutters, Senate Democrats offered a plan Monday that competes with a House Republic...

Amanda Terkel

Chuck Schumer: DOJ Should Investigate 'Stand Your Ground' Laws | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants the federal government to take a closer look at the "Stand Your Ground" laws that are at the center of...

Friday Talking Points -- Seamus, That's the Dog, Was Outside

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sometimes I'm just astonished at the inability of political campaigns to do a simple Web search. Case in point: the story about Mitt Romney's dog Seamus.

Law Would Require Buses To Show Just How Dangerous They Actually Are

Posted 03.16.2012 | New York

Because in the future everything will be graded, Senator Chuck Schumer pushed a bill through the Senate Wednesday requiring all curbside buses like Me...

Michael McAuliff

Chuck Schumer Says Senate Will Vote On Violence Against Women Act | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are set to try renewing the Violence Against Women Act as early as next week, opening a new and more literal front in w...

Michael McAuliff

Chuck Schumer Tries To Shame Jan Brewer | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer is trying to shame Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer into testifying before his subcommittee on immigration. The Republican ...

Michael McAuliff

Democratic Leaders Predict GOP Train Wreck On Transportation Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats predict Republicans are headed for another train wreck in the House over the stalled transportation bill. The...

Michael Calderone

NYC Newspapers Defend Spying On Muslims | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.28.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Bob McManus, editorial page editor of the New York Post, blasted the Associated Press on Tuesday, suggesting that the news organization ca...

Michael McAuliff

Jan Brewer Refuses To Defend Immigration Law To Senate | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is ducking a U.S. Senate invitation to come defend her state's harsh immigration law. Sen. Chuck Schumer ...

Michael McAuliff

Sen. Chuck Schumer Invites Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer To Testify | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The day before the Supreme Court hears arguments on Arizona's harsh immigration law this spring, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants Arizo...

Paul Blumenthal

Dems: Investigate Rove's Secret Money Group | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven Democratic senators sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) calling for an investigation into social welfare nonprofit...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Is 'Sticking Point' In Payroll Negotiations, Schumer Says | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress hasn't reached a deal to prevent the take-home pay for every American from shrinking 2 percent come March because Republicans w...

GOP Gambit Draws Mixed Reaction

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- House-Senate talks on renewing a payroll tax cut that delivers about $20 a week to the av...

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couple Wins Immigration Relief, Removing Deportation Fear | Elise Foley | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Defense of Marriage Act is intact, but at least two same-sex married couples have been granted a reprieve, at least temporarily, fro...

Michael McAuliff

Schumer: GOP Congress Has Lost The Art Of Obstruction | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans have lost their roadblock mojo, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said Thursday, suggesting GOP members may be try...

How To Find A Truthful Price For An Airline Ticket

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

The outrage is not that the airlines are doing anything illegal, but that all this deceptive advertising has been perfectly legal for years.

Zach Carter

SOPA BLACKOUT | Zach Carter | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

Thousands of websites, including some of the most popular, are going dark today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill which is designed to thw...

Immigration's Top 10 Heroes for 2012

Amy Novick | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Amy Novick

The 2012 Immigrants' List Annual Heroes come from across the country, and work to positively impact policies on immigration. We are grateful for their work and excited to honor their achievements.