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James Zadroga Health Bill

Mr. Independent? Kirk's Votes On Major Bills This Weekend

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During his race for Illinois Senate, Mark Kirk often touted an appellation given to him by the suburban Daily Herald newspaper: "Mr. Independent." In...

Tell the US Senate Not to Go Home Until DADT Is Repealed

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

The House has now passed the standalone "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal bill -- legislation I was proud to introduce in the Senate. Now the Senate must get it done and we must stay in session until we do.

Dems Need Their Own Eric Cantor in the House... and the Senate... and the White House

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

No, I am not suggesting that the soon-to-be Republican Majority House Whip change parties. It is clear, however, that Dems desperately need someone to speak for them with Cantor's unabashed, in-your-face style.

9/11 Heroes Deserve Better

Jerrold S. Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerrold S. Parker

The first responders never slowed their pace, never thought about themselves, and never showed any concern for their surroundings. Nine years later, we still haven't taken care of these heroes.

The Time to Pass the 9/11 Health Bill Is Now

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

This should not be a partisan fight. We have an undeniable, moral obligation to provide our 9/11 heroes with all the care they need.

The Dead and the Living

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony DePalma

Formal guidelines would make clearer the extent of the disaster caused by working in the clouds of dust after the World Trade Center attack. This is a plea for medicine and science to step in.

Congress Adjourns to Face the Music at Home

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Cutting and running 7 days early from their planned Oct. 8th departure, members of Congress fled the hot and toxic atmosphere on Capitol Hill and returned to face constituents in their home states for the midterm elections.

When "I Don't Know" Is the Only Answer

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony DePalma

The Zadroga bill is another response to the need for compassion to take the place of certainty. It is now expected to come up for a vote in the House on September 29.

When "I Don't Know" Is the Only Answer

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony DePalma

No one yet knows how many people have died because they breathed in the dust of 9/11. And that uncertainty is clouding the outcome of thousands of lawsuits against the city of New York City.

Mad Men Part 2: Helping Our 9/11 First Responders

Danielle Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Parker

As of 9/11/10, 973 first responders have died from heart, lung and cancer-related illnesses from exposure to the air at Ground Zero. There are four additional first responders that are dying.

GOP: Ground Zero Hypocrites

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

With all their vitriol about a mosque near Ground Zero, leading Republicans seem to forget that twenty-one days ago, 155 Republican representatives voted to defeat the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010.