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Dianne Feinstein

Religious Freedom Key To Debate On Gay Marriages

Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion

By Jack Jenkins Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Senators wrestled with issues of faith and religious freedom on Wednesday (July 20) as they...

Walking the Walk on the Defense of Marriage Act

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

It is great news that gay couples in New York now have the right to legally marry. It is wrong, however, that those same married couples will not be able to enjoy the federal rights and privileges afforded to straight married couples.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Dems Don't Return Obama's Embrace Of 'Gang' Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and congressional lawmakers appear to be at odds over whether they can attach a recently revived bipartisan pro...

FBI Probe of VA Crime Should Expand

Jeff Norman | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

While the FBI is in the midst of probing a homicide that VA police couldn't even detect let alone investigate, the DOJ's top crime-fighting agency should also find out who got paid to make sweetheart deals with tenants who do nothing for veterans.

Elise Foley

Dems Push For DREAM Act Without GOP Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans showed no signs of supporting the DREAM Act at a hearing for the bill on Tuesday, with Sens. John Cornyn (Texas) and Chuck G...

Standard & Poor's: California Credit Rating At 'Crossroad'

Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO - California's credit rating is at a "crossroad," Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said on Tuesday, noting concerns about the stat...

Support For Senator Dianne Feinstein Softens

Sacramento Bee | David Siders | Posted 08.21.2011 | Los Angeles

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's public approval rating remains positive, but enthusiasm for re-electing her is far less than in previous years, acc...

Lucia Graves

Senate Votes To End Ethanol Tax Credit

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted on Thursday to kill a major break for the ethanol industry while leaving the door open to future negotiations on contin...

Patriot Act Extension Signed By Obama

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Minutes before a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of pos...

Coming Together, Not Falling Apart

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

It was among bin Laden's lifelong goals to divide and weaken our country's resolve. Let's not allow him to triumph now that he's gone.

Tortured Logic, Continued

William Hartung | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

The Obama administration got bin Laden through persistent intelligence gathering and well-coordinated military action. But now right-wing ideologues are trying to argue that the key to the success was torture.

Boehner: U.S. Needs To Maintain Relationship With Pakistan

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration was investigating whether Pakistan knew Osama bin Laden was hiding deep inside the country as House Speaker Joh...

NY Times: Harsh Interrogation Methods Played 'Small Role At Most' In Bin Laden's Capture

The New York Times | SCOTT SHANE and CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 07.03.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Did brutal interrogations produce the crucial intelligence that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden?...

Jennifer Bendery

Key Senator: Bin Laden May Have Lived At Compound For Up To Six Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Monday that Osama bin Laden had been living on the compound where he was...

CA Leaders React To Osama Bin Laden's Death

Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles

California and Los Angeles leaders released official statements in reaction to the news of Osama Bin Laden's death. The outpouring contained a mixture...

Obama's Biggest Problems Still Lie Abroad

William Bradley | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
William Bradley

President Barack Obama has no shortage of nasty critics at home, including the present gong show known as the Republican presidential field. But despi...

Elise Foley

House Republican: Keeping Funding From Abortions Is Why We Were Elected

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans won the House in November partially based on a mandate to defund Planned Parenthood, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, head of the conse...

Opportunity Scholarships in D.C. Give Lawmakers Chance to Put Actions to Words

Malcom Glenn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Malcom Glenn

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program has improved reading scores for students involved and raised graduation rates for program participants to 91 percent.

Elise Foley

Democrats Aim For Repeal Of Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats launched a repeal effort against the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, introducing companion bills in both chambers of Con...

An Open Letter to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein About Her Position on the Filibuster

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

The Senate has become a sclerotic, unrepresentative, elite club, like Britain's House of Lords, that is severely retarding the ability of our country to move forward. It is hardly the "world's greatest deliberative body."

The Next Step Toward Equality: Repealing DOMA

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

We must repeal this discriminatory law. There is no reason same-sex couples should be denied the same rights that my husband and I and so many other straight Americans enjoy.

Senate Leaders Panicked by anti-Washington Mood

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Al Eisele

In a dramatic development, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that all 27 senators facing reelection next year will not seek another term.

Jason Linkins

Meg Whitman Will Mount A Second Terrible Political Campaign As Soon As She Figures Out Why The First One Was Terrible

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I've been having a great time today, reading on the blogs about one of our favorite candidates of the 2010 cycle, failed California gubernatorial hope...

Boxer, Feinstein Seek High-Speed Rail Money For California

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

WASHINGTON — With some incoming governors rejecting money for high-speed rail, California's two U.S. senators are asking the Obama administratio...

The Jerry Brown Era Unfolds (Again)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

And he is off and running as governor of California. Again. The first week of Jerry Brown's governorship told us a lot, and set the stage for the second week, in which a hellacious state budget proposal is dominating.