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Veterans Fear Impact Of Food Stamp Cuts | 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 | 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 ...

In Wake of Tragedies, Action Needed -- on More than Guns

Sen. Debbie Stabenow | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Over the last few months the country has been engaged in an in-depth conversation about guns. We need an equally serious conversation about mental health care.

Senate Budget Puts Results First

Michele Jolin | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Michele Jolin

The adoption of this amendment by the Senate continues this trend, and moves forward an agenda that can significantly improve outcomes for young people and their families even in the constrained budget reality that our leaders at all levels face today.

Tell Your Senators to Defend Social Security and Medicare Today

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This week two Senate budget amendments could affect the future of everybody reading these words -- presuming we live long enough to reach our retirement years. That's not an overstatement.

'Silver Linings Playbook' Director Joins Senators To Introduce Mental Health Legislation

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

Hollywood director David O. Russell joined a bipartisan group of senators and mental health professionals on Thursday to introduce legislation to impr...

Now, Not Later -- We Need to Talk About the Farm Bill

Robert Lawrence | Posted 03.12.2013 | Home
Robert Lawrence

The farm bill extension that passed was written behind closed doors and serves a few powerful interests -- not the interests of the average citizen, public health, and the environment. We should be outraged.

'Absolutely Outrageous' Measure Sparks 'Hurt Feelings'

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A patchwork extension of federal farm programs passed as part of a larger "fiscal cliff" bill keeps the price of milk from rising b...

Twenty Women Senators on the Cliff

Sue Casey | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Sue Casey

It's rare for any women leader to suggest openly that in some ways women might be more capable leaders than their male counterparts, but one does have to wonder: If these women were in charge, really in charge, would things be so different?

Amanda Terkel

Michigan Democrats Meet With Governor On Right To Work Battle | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) met with Democrats in Michigan's congressional delegation on Monday morning on the controversial "right to...

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers May Dive Off Fiscal Cliff Before Reaching Deal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fewer Republicans are saying "no" to raising taxes on the rich. But it still may be after the nation starts sliding into the fiscal abys...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrats Open To Medicare Reform As Part Of Fiscal Cliff Talks | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unfazed by campaign-season accusations of raiding Medicare, Democrats on the Hill said they are willing to consider reforming the entitl...

Pete Hoekstra Loses

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) lost to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in the U.S. Senate election in Michigan Tuesday night. Stabenow had a la...

Debbie Stabenow Wins Reelection

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) was projected to retain her seat, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Stabenow was heavily favored over GOP ...

Democratic Incumbent Has Big Lead Over Republican In Michigan Senate Race

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In the Michigan Senate race, two-term incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow is facing former Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra. Hoekstra was last seen in ...

Jennifer Bendery

Pete Hoekstra Hits Debbie Stabenow For Seeking Same Stimulus Money He Sought | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You know it's the height of election season when one candidate is criticizing the other for doing the exact same thing that he or she di...

Hoesktra Wins Michigan Nomination For Senate, Will Face Stabenow

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 08.07.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Former Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, overcoming a challenge from two Republicans wh...

Michigan Primary Is No Throwaway

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

2012 is no throwaway primary. New redistricting across the state has created entire new constituencies for pols. That's had the effect of also crea...

Michael McAuliff

Racist Super Bowl Ad Reappears | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An infamous television ad that that was slammed as racist and anti-Asian after it aired in Michigan during the Super Bowl has made a mys...

GOP Senate Hopeful Questioned For Hiring Felon

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan reportedly hired a convicted felon to collect signatures to get him on the ballot. Pete Hoekstr...

Michigan Politicians Sound Off On Obamacare Supreme Court Decision

Posted 06.28.2012 | Detroit

In a 5-4 decision issued today, the nation’s highest court declared the individual health insurance mandate constitutional, upholding the central pr...

Cooperation Plants Seeds in the Senate

Dan Glickman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Whatever the reasons, it's refreshing to see that on something, our elected representatives can get along (at least in the Senate) and the system can still work.

Dave Jamieson

Labor To Highlight Job Outsourcing In Runup To Elections | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

The nation's largest federation of labor unions is planning a series of events around the country aimed at forcing candidates to address the offshorin...

Arthur Delaney

Dems Not Backing SNAP Program | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In order to help pay for a series of high-priority spending bills in 2010, congressional Democrats raided future funding for food stamps...