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Laura Barron-Lopez

The 'Bizarre' Path Obama's Trade Agenda Has Taken | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama knew that getting his controversial trade agenda through Congress would be no easy task. But it's been nearly a m...

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Consultant Pleads Guilty In First Super PAC Coordination Conviction | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican Party political operative pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally coordinating with a super PAC while he ran a congressional c...

Chris Gentilviso

Congressmen Worry The State Department Can't Speak ISIS's Language | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As foreign fighters stream into Syria and Iraq to bolster the Islamic State, some congressmen are concerned that the State Department's ...

Rep. Gerry Connolly Defeats Republican Opponent In Midterm Election

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) beat his Republican opponent in the midterm elections. The GOP's Suzanna Scholte challenged Connolly to represent the s...

Zach Carter

Democrat Invokes Ugly Conservative Anti-Muslim Event At Human Rights Markup | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) invoked this week's ugly anti-Muslim Heritage Foundation panel during a markup of a human rights bill Thursday, suggesting...

Michael McAuliff

Nancy Pelosi Mocks 'Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi' As GOP 'Subterfuge' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a House committee conducting the latest of many hearings on U.S. security failures in Libya, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Vote To Hold Former IRS Official In Contempt | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted on party lines Thursday to hold in contempt of Congress the for...

Michael McAuliff

Issa Hearing Reveals Allure Of Dark Money For IRS-Targeted Groups | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa's latest oversight hearing into the Internal Revenue Service's botched enforcement against tea party and other "social...

Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.

Michael McAuliff

Obamacare Website Actually Getting Better, Officials Testify | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the same day the government reported that only 106,185 people have enrolled in Obamacare so far, federal officials painted a picture ...

Jennifer Bendery

Eric Cantor Blamed By Virginia Colleagues For Prolonging Shutdown | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Virginia congressmen fumed Tuesday about the damage being done to their state by the ongoing government shutdown and laid the blame ...

Jennifer Bendery

House Republicans Sing 'Amazing Grace' As Their Latest Plan Dies | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When reports surfaced that House Republicans sang "Amazing Grace" during a Tuesday morning meeting, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) responde...

A Reasonable Approach to a Clear and Present Danger

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Rep. Paul Tonko

The economic damages from last year's weather disasters alone totaled $110 billion. In order to combat its impacts and costs, we need to be proactive in tackling climate change. The President's plan will help us to do just that.

Feds Called To Investigate Problems At The Polls

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Three congressional Democrats asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Thursday to study the "underlying causes" that forced voters to wait...

Defense Dept. Cuts Could Hit Civilian Workforce

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of civilian employees in the Defense Department could receive warnings about potential layoffs four days before the No...

Some Things Are Just Unacceptable

David Isenberg | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

This is not some merely some picayune issue for bureaucrats to fuss over. As Sen. Portman testified, "This is about something much more fundamental, and that's who we are as a people. It's about respecting and protecting human dignity."

House Dems Cry Foul Over Rejected Mailings, Ask Boehner To Intervene

Roll Call | Daniel Newhauser | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

Democratic House Members are lashing out at Republican leadership over rejected mass mailings, saying their messages lambasting the GOP budget plan an...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Ignites Partisan Firestorm | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama succeeded in uniting his party and reminding Republicans who lives in the White House with his first major fiscal...

Lucia Graves

Gun Control Group's Ad Campaign Could Help Endangered Dems | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans United for Safe Streets, a non-partisan group advocating gun control, is set to launch a seven-figure ad campaign Thursday targeting candida...

Dems Make $21.6 Million Ad Buy In Last Ditch Effort To Save House

Hotline On Call | By Eliza Newlin Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making a last ditch effort to survive a GOP wave by blanketing the airwaves in more than 60 distric...

Lucia Graves

Bush Tax Cuts Spur Disagreement Among Dems | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Reps. Tom Perriello and Gerry Connolly of Virginia say their party should stay on message this election season, but it's hard to do that wh...

Lucia Graves

Rangel Ethics Trial A Distraction, Say House Dems | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Frontline Democratic lawmakers Rep. Tom Perriello of Virginia, who is in an uphill battle for reelection, and Rep. Gerry Connolly of Northern Virginia...

Leaked Documents Give Liberals New Ammo

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Obama administration is facing new headaches over its war policy with the unauthorized release of tens of thousands of military records painting a...

Arthur Delaney

Jobs Crisis Persists As Democrats Lose Appetite To Fight It | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A dreadful unemployment report showing that the private sector hired only 41,000 workers in May suggested Friday that the jobs crisis in America is no...

Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney

Deficit Eclipses Jobs In Congress: 'Nickel-And-Diming The Most Fragile People' | Ryan Grim and Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Late on Thursday evening, Democrats were arguing on the House floor over the size of a jobs bill that was two days overdue for a vote when word starte...