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Ryan Grim

Wall Street Spooked By Possible New Chairman

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The departure of Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) has left a vacancy atop the powerful panel that could fall to on...

Bipartisan Senate Group Nears Deal On Immigration Reform

Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

By ERICA WERNER, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators neared agreement on a comprehensive immigration bill that would ...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Committee Passes Gun Background Checks, School Safety Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two more pieces of President Barack Obama's gun violence package -- a universal background checks bill and a school safety measure -- pa...

Chuck Schumer, Border Fences and Immigration Politics

Ryan Campbell | Posted 05.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The image that Democrats and Republicans build for themselves will either help or be hung around the necks of their party-mates during midterm elections, and will set the tone for all things immigration related this political cycle.

Michael McAuliff

Sequester Swipes 9/11 Compensation To Pay Down Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The victims and survivors of 9/11 are being forced again to sacrifice -- this time by the sequestration budget cuts that are dipping int...

With Immigration Reform Looming, Private Prisons Lobby to Keep Migrants Behind Bars (Updated)

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

Common-sense immigration reform has the multibillion-dollar private prison industry shaking in its boots. Its lobbyists are actively targeting members of congressional budget and appropriations committees to not only maintain, but increase incarceration of migrants.

Sam Stein

Obama Gun Control Package Likely To Be Broken Into Pieces By Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the clearest sign that Democrats are worried about the viability of President Barack Obama's comprehensive gun control package, leadi...

WATCH: Democracy for Dollars

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The House of Representatives, where Congress gathers to hear the president, used to be known as "The People's House." But money power owns the lease now and runs the joint from hidden back rooms.

Senators Near Deal On Gun Background Checks

The Washington Post | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

The bipartisan group of four Senators who are negotiating over a proposal to expand the gun background check system privately met this week to discuss...

Jennifer Bendery

Chuck Schumer 'Hopeful' About Introducing Bipartisan Gun Background Check Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators is meeting Wednesday afternoon to continue trying to craft legislation that would expand background check...

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Elise Foley

From Drones To Dreamers: Most Important Aspects Of Immigration Framework

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Senator: NRA Ad Highlighted Obama 'Hypocrisy'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...