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Christina Wilkie

McCain Backs Path To Citizenship, Dream Act | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top senators, including Arizona Republican John McCain, confirmed on Sunday that a bipartisan Senate plan for immigration reform, expect...

Gerry Smith

John Kerry: Foreign Hackers Are '21st Century Nuclear Weapons' | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.24.2013 | Technology

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Thursday likened the threat posed by foreign hackers to “modern-day, 21st century nuclear weapons" and pledged to use d...

Senators Push To Reform Student Loan Bankruptcy Rules

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.24.2013 | College

Three U.S. Senators unveiled legislation Wednesday to reverse a 2005 change in bankruptcy laws that makes it nearly impossible to have private student...

WATCH: Dem Senator Slams GOP's Benghazi Obsession

Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Senator Dick Durbin (D- Ill.) came to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's defense on Wednesday during a congressional hearing on the deadly Sept. 11 ...

Friday Talking Points -- Time to Dust Off the 14th Option

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are times, when writing about the political world, when it is impossible not to feel like I am trapped inside a Jonathan Swift satire. This is one of those times. Real life and farce blur into one, and we all pretend this is normal. Sigh.

Michael McAuliff

Reid: Boehner's Plan Is A Waste Of Time | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner's "Plan B" to deal with the so-called fiscal cliff is a waste of time that won't even get a vote in the Senat...

Joe Lieberman's Big 'Symbolic Gesture'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A bill moving the District of Columbia toward statehood has been introduced in the Senate. On Wednesday, retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman ...

Joe Walsh Touts Support For Future Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) may be on his way out of Congress after getting beaten badly by his Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth in November, but he'...

Top Dem: Increasing Medicare Age Now Off The Table

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- One of President Barack Obama's Senate allies said Thursday that an increase in the Medicare e...

It's Time for Common Sense School Discipline

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

Rather than giving all of our kids an opportunity to succeed, expelling and criminalizing young people pulls the rug out from underneath them at childhood, steering them away from college or career, and redirecting them on the path of dropping out and prison.

Jennifer Bendery

Dick Durbin: Susan Rice Would Win Senate Confirmation As Secretary Of State | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At least one top Democrat thinks the Senate would approve U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as the next Secretary of State if she were nominate...

Crucial Disconnect Hinders Fiscal Cliff Progress

Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Republicans' newfound willingness to consider tax increases to avert the "fiscal cliff" comes ...

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...

Zach Carter

Fiscal Cliff: House Democrats Close Ranks Against Social Security Cuts | Zach Carter | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said Tuesday that Social Security cuts should not be part of any deal to avert the "fiscal cliff." Van Hollen's comme...

Ryan Grim

Democrats Unifying Around Defense Of Social Security | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Social Security does not contribute to the federal deficit and should not be a part of ongoing negotiations to avoid the so-called fisca...

Still 'No Clarity' On Big Deal Despite Progress

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

* Obama, small business leaders meet, discuss 'cliff' * No Obama meeting with congressional leaders in sight * Little pr...

WATCH LIVE: Durbin Discusses Fiscal Cliff Talks

Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) discusses the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday....

Dem Senator: Not Much Progress On Fiscal Cliff

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers have made little progress in the last 10 days toward a compromise to avoid the harsh tax increases and...

Lawmakers Confident In Face Of Looming Crisis

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Leading U.S. lawmakers expressed confidence on Sunday that they could reach a deal to ...

Credit Card Tricks and Traps: How We Were Charged a De Facto Rate of 119,100 % on our TJX MasterCard!

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 01.13.2013 | Money
Myriam Miedzian

Two years after the implementation of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, not much has changed.

Getting to Maybe: The Critical Need for Compromise in Congress

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are not delusional or naive enough to expect that getting to maybe will be an easy task. We recognize that over the past few years, compromise in Congress has become an oxymoron and bipartisanship a dirty word.

Elise Foley

Senate Democrats Gear Up For Immigration Reform Fight Post-Inauguration | Elise Foley | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are planning to quickly revisit immigration reform after President Barack Obama's inauguration, according to several De...

Parkmobile Apologizes For Durbin Accusation

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There's been a whole lot of gnashing of teeth over 13 cents. Parkmobile, the company in charge of mobile parking payments in D.C., is...

AFSCME Fails to Derail Pat Quinn's High-Speed Rail Roll-Out

David Ormsby | Posted 12.25.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Illinois AFSCME Council 31 attempted on Friday to derail Governor Pat Quinn's effort to showcase the roll-out of high-speed rail in Illinois. But their protest train remained stuck in the station.

Elise Foley

Dick Durbin: Darrell Issa Document Dump 'Unconscionable' | Elise Foley | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday attacked Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, for releasing sens...