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Zach Carter

Senate Democrat Trolls Tom Cotton So Hard

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) delivered a pitch-perfect trolling lesson to the Senate on Wednesday, filing an amendment calling to defu...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Vote To Hide Costs Of Repealing Obamacare In Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee voted Thursday to shield attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act from objections that it w...

Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders. But in terms of practical outcomes, the main drama still lies ahead.

Senator Talks Role In New Batman Movie

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

What role will Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) have in the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie? "I can't say," Stabenow chuckled i...

Let's Sue the GOP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Senate Republicans last week prevented repair of a law that 99.99 percent of Americans hate and condemn and would vote 50 times to repeal, given the chance. The GOP blocked a bill that would have ended tax breaks bestowed on corporations for offshoring factories and jobs.

Debbie Stabenow Is 'Ready For Hillary'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has received the endorsement of a fellow Democrat ahead of any formal announcement of her candidacy for pres...

Zach Carter

Top Obama Official Admits He Hasn't Pursued This Democratic Priority

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rift between the Obama administration and congressional Democrats over a major free trade pact has only deepened since the president...

Knowing Which Medical Products Are Best for Each Person -- It Just Makes Sense

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

There are still many unanswered questions about how and why cardiovascular diseases affect Americans differently. Learning the answers to these questions is necessary if we are to someday fulfill the promise of personalized medicine.

Beyond Beds and Meds: Accepting Nothing Less Than Transformational Change

Chantel Garrett | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Chantel Garrett

We must collectively take urgent action -- as the road ahead for people living with serious mental illness and their families is still a long one, riddled with obstacles on all fronts: social, scientific and political.

Farm Bill Promises Small But Vital Research Funding

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — A group of scientists at Michigan State University huddled around a computer screen earlier this week — not poring over scientific ...

Women Are Getting the Job Done

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

During a time when Congress is synonymous with gridlock and obstructionism, the women are showing we can move past the partisanship, roll up our sleeves and get things done. And we're not slowing down. Women aren't sitting back after they win an election. They're leaning in!

Senate Set To Send Farm Bill To Obama

Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for t...

Paul Blumenthal

Omnibus Budget Proves That Earmarks Will Never Die

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The practice of earmarking -- that is, steering federal dollars to specific projects or companies -- might be officially banned in Congr...

Kate Sheppard

Senators 'Deeply Concerned' Over Farm Bill Provision

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The way government agencies deal with science is under attack thanks to a provision tucked into the sweeping federal farm bill, 13 Dem...

Cruz Skewered For Backing Government-Run Health Care

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who helped set off the government shutdown in his bid to defund Obamacare, found himself on Tuesday passionatel...

Political Report Card: Women at the Head of the Class

Barbara Lee | Posted 12.03.2013 | Women
Barbara Lee

From Congress to state legislatures to campaigns across the country, women are stepping up and showing their policy prowess.

Ryan Grim

The Monsanto Protection Act Is Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will include an extension of the so-called Monsanto Protection Act in the spending bill designed to avert a government...

Not a Line Item, A Lifeline

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Food stamps are not just a line item on a budget; they are a lifeline to American families. One that has existed since the 1930s. This is not an extravagance of the American government.

Arthur Delaney

House Passes Farm Bill Without Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed farm legislation that, for the first time in 50 years, did not include food stamps ...

#DontDoubleMyRate Isn't Over Just Yet

Darrin Camilleri | Posted 08.28.2013 | Detroit
Darrin Camilleri

Why should working and middle class young people be burdened with paying the costs of government? College is supposed to be an opportunity for us to achieve our dreams, not an opportunity for the government to pay its debt.

Senate Passes Half-Trillion Dollar Farm Bill

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice ...

Ryan Grim

Monsanto Protection Act May Be In Trouble

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chairwoman of the Agriculture Committee, pledged to oppose the extension of the so-called the Monsan...

Michael McAuliff

Veterans Fear Impact Of Food Stamp Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans have a reminder for the Senate as it takes up plans to cut food stamps by $4.1 billion this week: The aid has been -- and still...

Ryan Grim

Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Lead Hemp Legalization Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky's two senators, Republicans Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, have been working to include a provision that would legalize industr...

Obama Plans Dinner With Dems

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is making dinner plans with more lawmakers, this time with Democrats. The White House says Obama is having ...