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Onstage at TE Policy, a Bipartisan Call for Policies That Don't Screw Up Innovation

Techonomy | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

Tech policy development may help strange bedfellows get better acquainted.

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

The Equal Pay Act doesn't seem to be working very well. In the United States today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in more than 40 percent of families. They work for the same reasons men do and merit the same pay.

Kate Sheppard

Senators Argue 4 Months Not Enough Time To Comment On EPA Carbon Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the Senate wants the Environmental Protection Agency to extend the time for the public to comment on draft rules, released...

Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Press GOP To Focus On Social Issues

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Invoking fiery references to Satan, "savagery" and a "culture of death" to criticize their opponents, anti-abortion lawmakers on W...

Senate Overwhelmingly Backs Military Sexual Assault Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assaul...

Senate Heading Toward Vote On New Military Sexual Assault Bill

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assaul...

Former GOP Rep Dies At 92

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. John Y. McCollister (R-Neb.), a three-term U.S. congressman who helped launch Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's political career, died Thurs...

Jennifer Bendery

Senators Explain Why They Tried To Prevent Debate On Gun Control Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 30 senators voted Thursday to try to prevent the Senate from debating a bill targeting gun violence, even as families of the N...

Another GOP Senator Comes Out Against Chuck Hagel

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer says she will vote against Chuck Hagel to be the next defense secretary. Fisher wrote an op-e...

Jennifer Bendery

Deb Fischer The Only Female Senator Not Cosponsoring VAWA | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Senate votes Monday to take up Violence Against Women Act legislation, it will do with the support of at least 60 senators, all...

WATCH: Reid Pays Tribute To Retiring Senator's 'Mop Of Real Hair'

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants you to know his feelings about a retiring senator's hair. Reid, speaking Monday afternoon on the S...

Despite Tea Party Takedown, Division Still Likely To Reign

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When the next Congress cranks up in January, there will be more women, many new faces and 11 fewer tea party-backed House Republica...

Bob Kerrey Loses

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) lost his bid to return to the Senate against Nebraska legislator Deb Fischer Tuesday, NBC News and CBS News projected....

Republican Projected To Pick Up Senate Seat In Nebraska

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

GOP candidate Deb Fischer was projected winner in her Nebraska Senate race by NBC News and CBS News on Tuesday night. The projected win gives Repub...

Nebraska nonpartisan US Senate Guide Deb Fischer vs Bob Kerrey

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Deb Fischer/Bob Kerrey US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus El...

Veterans Group Launches New Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

A progressive veterans group is launching a $1.25 million ad campaign targeting three Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls as the election enters its final...

Rove Group Going To Once-Safe GOP Territory

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-leaning outside group is investing in Nebraska's suddenly tighter Senate race, looking to shore up Republican Deb Fischer a...

Nebraska Senate Race Gets Personal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Nebraska Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey is attempting to use a neighborhood dispute to close the gap with Republican rival Deb Fischer. Ker...

Another Down-Ticket GOP Candidate Denounces Romney's '47 Percent' Remark

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

The GOP contender for Nebraska's open Senate seat, Deb Fischer, is distancing herself from Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percent of Americans see them...

Dem Candidate Wants To Debate Norquist

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey will take his second-favorite target -- anti-tax activist Grover Norquist -- if he cannot spar on national tele...

Dem Challenges Tea Party Opponent On Health Care

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

Relitigating health care reform was considered a losing strategy by many Democratic candidates during the 2010 midterm elections, but it appears that ...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Run Against Millionaires In Red States | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds and even thousands of miles from Wall Street, Democratic candidates in a string of red states have embraced the Occupy message ...

Paul Blumenthal

Joe Ricketts, Controversial Billionaire, Adds To Super PAC Clout With $510,000 Contribution | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC founded by the controversial billionaire and TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts spent more than $500,000 in May, according...

10 Political Women To Watch

The Daily Beast | Posted 06.13.2012 | Women

You already know the women to watch in politics-Nancy, Hillary, Sarah, and the others who make news by tweeting a thought, making an endorsement, or s...

Sam Stein

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee To Donors: 'Wake Up!' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat in charge of protecting his party's majority in the Senate thinks it can be done. But he's deeply concerned his organiz...