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Jennifer Bendery

House Passes Violence Against Women Act That Leaves Out LGBT, Immigrant Protections | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday passed their bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, despite protests from the White House, m...

Carlos Harrison

Was Your IKEA Furniture Made In A Cuban Prison? | Carlos Harrison | Posted 05.09.2012 | Latino Voices

The flap is heating up over allegations that IKEA used Cuban political prisoners to make furniture. A bipartisan group of ranking Hispanic members ...

Palestinians Surprised by GOP Congresswoman

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

The full Congress voted last summer on the entire aid package to the Palestinians. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen is the sticking point, and her restriction on the aid bill is damaging U.S. policy.

Laura Bassett

House Advances CIANA, Anti-Abortion Bill, Without Rape Or Incest Exceptions | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

The House Judiciary Committee voted 20-13 on Tuesday to advance a bill that would make it a crime for anyone but a parent to accompany a young woman o...

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Aid Inches Toward Release On Capitol Hill | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.23.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The long, meandering path for nearly $150 million in funds for development projects in the Palestinian territories inched closer to a re...

Joshua Hersh

Heated Negotiations To Save Palestinian Aid -- And Sesame Street | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- House appropriators on Tuesday were scrambling to complete a deal that would result in the release of some $150 million in development a...

Marco Rubio Needs A 'Nixon In China' Moment

Charles Garcia | Posted 05.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

Picking Marco Rubio as a running mate to connect with Hispanics is like trying to connect to Jewish voters with someone who is Jewish and speaks Hebrew -- but openly hostile to Israel and friendly to Iran. The choice is absurd and reflects a deep-seated ignorance.

Laura Bassett

On International Women's Day, Congress Pivots To More Anti-Abortion Legislation (INFOGRAPHIC) | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday, March 8 is International Women's Day, and Republicans in Congress are celebrating by debating a new bill that would restrict a...

PHOTOS: School Protests Valedictorian's Deportation

Posted 03.02.2012 | Miami

Daniela Pelaez is valedictorian of her class at North Miami Senior High, in the international baccalaureate program with a 6.7 GPA, applying to Ivy Le...

Florida High School Valedictorian Faces Deportation | Terrell Forney | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home

The valedictorian of a South Florida high school faces deportation at the end of the month, and her friends, and a U.S. Representative, are rallying a...

Cristina Costantini

Latino Republicans Abandon Key 'Latino Issues' To Endorse Romney In Florida | Cristina Costantini | Posted 03.27.2012 | Latino Voices

As GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney gears up for the Florida primary, he has garnered endorsements from a few of the state's key Hispanic politi...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Backers, In Spanish-Language Ad, Say He Will Fight Castro, Chavez | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released another Spanish-language radio ad in Florida, touting endorsements from Cuban-American Florida Reps. Mari...

Congresswoman Calls Ahmadinejad Meeting With Castro, 'A Tour Of Tyrants'

Posted 01.11.2012 | Latino Voices

Cuban-American congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has labeled Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Latin America trip, with stops in Cuba...

Ray Sanchez

Miami's Cuban Exiles: Chasm Between The Leadership and Newer Arrivals Widens | Ray Sanchez | Posted 12.06.2011 | Miami

Mitt Romney appeared amid crates of tropical guava paste and coconut water at Conchita Foods, a Florida family-run business founded by Cuban exiles --...

Romney Gets Endorsement From First GOP Backer Of DOMA Repeal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney picked up some vital Florida endorsements this week, securing the support of three key Cuban-Americans. All thre...

America's 30 Pieces of Silver

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.26.2012 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

Few in Washington may realize that the issue of U.S. funding for Palestine is the talk of the town in Ramallah and other Palestinian cities. And the talk is not pleasant.

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Rep. To Sponsor DOMA Repeal Bill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has signed on as the first Republican co-sponsor of the bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. ...

Christina Wilkie

30 Years Late: Congress Creates Bipartisan HIV/AIDS Caucus | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first ever bipartisan congressional HIV/AIDS caucus officially launched on Thursday, 30 years after the human immunodeficiency virus...

Ros-Lehtinen Hijacks Pro-Israel Support for Extreme Anti-UN Bill

Don Kraus | Posted 11.02.2011 | Home
Don Kraus

Funding for the United Nations should not be cut based on the actions of some of its members. It's like blaming Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks losing a game.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwomen Introduces U.N.-Bashing Bill Ahead Of Palestinian Statehood Vote

Foreign Policy | Josh Rogin | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced a bill today that would effectively slash U.S. contributions to the U...

Joshua Hersh

House Dem: Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing Was 'A Zoo' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee left for their weekend recess Friday still fuming over a two-day mark-up session that s...

Amanda Terkel

LGBT Adoption Bill Picks Up GOP Cosponsor | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has signed on as the first Republican supporter of a bill outlawing discrimination against same-sex...

Jennifer Bendery

Sen. Graham: "I Am Willing To Take The Bruises And Stand By Obama" | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama had two Republican audiences for his Thursday speech on U.S.-Middle East policy. One was made up of GOP lawma...

Lucia Graves

Peace Corps Volunteers Speak Out About Rape, Violence | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jessica Smochek told members of Congress on Wednesday that, after being brutally gang-raped in Bangladesh in 2004, a Peace Corps medical...