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The Congressional Blacklist

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.

GMO Food Labeling Bill Passes In The Senate

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified i...

What Senate Backers Aren't Saying About the GMO "Compromise" Bill

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Last week, Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) announced what they bill as a "compromise" deal that would label GMO foods across the nation. But the advocacy groups that have fought so long and hard for clear GMO labeling aren't cheering.

About That Woman VP Candidate: Klobuchar Works Better Than Warren

Rebecca Sive | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

I have been watching Klobuchar's rise to political power for 20 years. I, like many others, think she wants to be POTUS. Clearly, attaining the vice-presidential slot in 2016 puts her first-in-line among Democrats to make her own presidential run, (whether or not Hillary Clinton wins).

More Political Games for Flint: State and Federal Lawmakers Bicker as People Suffer

Susan J. Demas | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Here's the problem: Michigan's budget doesn't go into effect until Oct. 1. Does anyone truly believe that the people of Flint won't need additional help in the next 169 days? And yes, this kind of help -- replacing lead pipes, supplying bottled water and providing health screenings -- does cost money.

Flint Crisis Funding Lingers as Senate Opponents Take Vacay

Ryan P. Cumming | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Ryan P. Cumming

The people of Flint will continue to wait, hoping that disappointment in government doesn't continue to be the order of the day.

Tick, Tock, Tick Tock: Flint's Disposable Poor Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are we wasting time apportioning blame before the problem is fixed and the poor children and families of Flint have fresh, clean water to drink and cook with and bathe in?

Michigan Democrats Plead For Vote On Flint Aid Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michigan's two Democratic senators took to the chamber floor Thursday to plead for a vote on legislation that would help cities like Fli...

Senate Stalls Industry-Backed GMO Labeling Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate blocked a bill Wednesday that would have set voluntary labeling standards for genetically modified foods but would also have ...

Now A Democrat Is Holding Up The Flint Water Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For weeks, senators have said they are close to a deal on legislation to help Flint, Michigan recover from the poisoning of its water su...

Senators Strike Funding Deal To Help Flint Replace Poisonous Pipes

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators reached a deal Wednesday to make money available to cities like Flint, Michigan, which desperately needs to replace lead pipes ...

Senators Looking Beyond Flint On Lead Pipe Replacement

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since January, members of the U.S. Senate have been negotiating a half-billion-dollar measure to help Flint, Michigan, remove lead pipes...

Senate Now Brawling Over Flint

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats blocked a sweeping energy bill from moving forward Thursday after negotiations stalled over including aid to help with the wat...

School Nutrition Group Flip-Flops on Protecting Children's Health

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Given how well the school nutrition program is doing, SNA should be declaring victory. Instead, the organization ramped up its lobbying budget to convince Congress to fix something that ain't broke, and unfortunately it has found some sympathetic ears.

Arthur Delaney

Who Cut My Food Stamps?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

Nobody could tell Audrey Webster of Clinton Township, Michigan, why her monthly food stamps went down from more than $100 to just $16 in February. The...

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.

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!