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Amanda Terkel

Global Family Planning Funding Threatened By GOP Budget Cuts | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans continue to push for sweeping cuts amidst federal budget talks, women's rights advocates worry the threat to internation...


Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

In many ways the embargo, what the Cubans call "El Bloqueo," "the Blockade," is increasingly honored in the breach.

Politics and Nonsense on Egypt

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Zogby

When U.S. politicians discuss critical Middle East matters, their remarks either display an ignorance of facts, are shaped more by political needs than reality, or are just plain dumb. Egypt provides a case in point.

Ros-Lehtinen's Gauntlet

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Kraus

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the new Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has thrown down her gauntlet. In her first briefing as ch...

A Bipartisan Strategy for Sharpening U.S. Foreign Aid

Rich Tafel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Tafel

Bring a butcher knife to U.S. foreign aid? Not a good idea. But sharpen it? Yes. Let's make it a double-edged sword and address America's economic health and security.

Congress vs. the World

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The conservative disdain for the START treaty reveals a mindset stuck somewhere between Bonaparte and Khrushchev: when the world obeyed old white guys drinking scotch and issuing rules from occupied castles.

Amanda Terkel

House Republicans Block Child Marriage Prevention Act | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the House took up the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2010. The bill would ensure that c...

Is Foreign Aid Too Fat?

Serra Sippel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Serra Sippel

A Democrat says we have to make foreign aid more efficient. A Republican says she will trim the "fat" in existing aid programs. Depending on how you define "fat," we may have a bi-partisan consensus on our hands.

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Blocks Clean Water to 100 Million Impoverished People

Clint Borgen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Clint Borgen

One influential American may be able to block clean, drinkable water to 100 million impoverished people, but we shouldn't forget the ability of a handful of ordinary Americans to right such wrongs.

What Do the Mid-terms Election Results Mean for U.S. Cuba Policy?

Anya Landau French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anya Landau French

Let's start with the obvious. With the Republican takeover of Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen becomes the new Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs C...

The Post Election Foreign Policy Hangover

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Any Congress, particularly a hostile Congress, has the power to give any sitting president a major national security migraine -- and the incoming House GOP leadership has proven their determination to do just that.

The War That Isn't What it Seems

Jane Bussmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Bussmann

After 24 years it's time to stop looking at the capacity of the players to stop Kony and start looking at their will. If not, Kony Rapes Inc. might as well get listed in the phonebook.

Sensing Imminent Defeat, DeLay Redistricts "Dancing" Judges

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Ostroy

DeLay's smart enough to realize he has zero chance of winning this season's competition, and has taken control of the situation by gerrymandering the judges' table.

Handing Out Awards from Hollywood to Capitol Hill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

We see cruelty and abuse every day in our work, and it's important to take a step back and celebrate the dedicated and compassionate people who are making a meaningful difference.

Jason Linkins

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Talks About Phone Snafu, Praises Obama On Radio Show | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) must do some time as a punchline after twice refusing to take a call from President-Elect Barack Obama, believing it to ...

I Hung Up On Barack Obama, Joe Biden...and the Pope

Erica Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Erica Heller

From now on, just to be sure, whether it's the IRS, Vladimir Putin, Arianna Huffington or even George Clooney, I'm playing it safe.

What Will Powell's Endorsement Mean for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Military Families?

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Powell has endorsed a candidate that has consistently said he favors repealing the law. Is he now ready to say the day has arrived when lifting Don't Ask Don't Tell makes good sense?

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Bush Rubberstamp and Sarah Palin Truth Squadder

Annette Taddeo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annette Taddeo

Ros-Lehtinen has been one of the President's strongest supporters for the war in Iraq, against expanding children's health care, and against lowering prescription drug and oil prices.

2008 Florida CD-18 General Election:
Ros-Lehtinen (R-i) vs Taddeo (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FL-18: Ros-Lehtinen vs Taddeo