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Lawmakers May Have A Better Idea Than Turning Away Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress considers how to enhance national security in response to the Paris terrorist attacks, one idea gaining traction is to refor...

Thanks to Sports Fans, NFL to Stop Profiteering Off Troops

Ryan Rudominer | Posted 11.24.2015 | Sports
Ryan Rudominer

Few things bring the country together during the year like football and Thanksgiving is no exception. For millions of families, watching football on Thanksgiving is as much a part of the day as turkey, stuffing, or sweet potato pie.

Pay-to-Praise: Professional Sports Loves Our Veterans (This Is Not a Paid Announcement)

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

So the sports moguls are getting paid for patriotic events at ballparks like the singing of "God Bless America," surprise homecomings and "Hometown Heroes" ceremonies? This tells us more about American fakery than we want to know.

Pentagon Paid Up To $6.8 Million Of Taxpayer Money To Pro Sports Teams For Military Tributes

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON --  The Department of Defense doled out as much as $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams to honor the military ...

McCain, Alexander Press Department of Defense to Back off of University of Phoenix, Their Donor

David Halperin | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
David Halperin

Republican senators wrote to the Secretary of Defense calling on him to "reconsider" the decision to put the largest for-profit college on probation. Coincidentally, all three senators have received significant campaign contributions from the group that owns the University of Phoenix.

U.S. Senators, Animal Group Fight To Stop Roundup Of Wild Horses In Arizona

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

(Reuters) - An animal rights group has filed a legal challenge to a planned roundup of wild horses in Arizona, arguing the government has failed to de...

Apaches Rally At Capitol, Vowing To Continue Fighting For Sacred Oak Flat

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

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Jessica Schulberg

Senator Pushes For Ban On Ground Troops In War Against ISIS Before 2016 | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the debate in Congress over whether to authorize the ongoing war against the Islamic State drags on, one lawmaker is pushing for a mo...

Jennifer Bendery

At Last, Senators Give Bipartisan Push To War Authorization Debate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has demonstrated for months that it has no appetite for taking a tough vote on authorizing the war against the Islamic State gr...

Jeff Flake Chased Down A Pig For A Selfie

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) went a little hog wild for a selfie with a special congressional guest on Wednesday. Flake crawled on the floor and chase...

McCain's Efforts to Criminally Prosecute Migrants Make No Sense

Isabel Garcia | Posted 06.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Isabel Garcia

Senate Resolution 104 ignores the tremendous multiple costs of Operation Streamline and other programs that prosecute immigrants as criminals. Our country is better served by rededicating our energies to accomplish comprehensive immigration reform.

Rand Paul Versus Marco Rubio: Some Libertarian Air Is Good for Cuban-American Politics

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 03.07.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

As prospective candidates claim their spot on the coveted 2016 Republican presidential ticket, two senators, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul bump heads on a newly awakened foreign policy issue: Cuba.

Cruelty Case Against Jeff Flake's Son Dropped In Arizona Dog Deaths

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Animal cruelty charges against the son and daughter-in-law of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake an...

Can Congress End Cuba Embargo? Many Republicans Want Embargo to Fall

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Could a Republican-led Congress vote to end the U.S. embargo? Some Republican leaders were quick to denounce President Obama's announcement that the U.S. was restoring ties with Cuba. But how many divisions do these Cold War dead-enders control?

Michael McAuliff

Defense Bill Passes, Giving Sacred Native American Sites To Mining Company | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate passed a measure authorizing the nation’s defense programs Friday, and along with it managed to give lands sacred to N...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator Urges Republicans To Move On From Benghazi | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) thinks it's probably time for Republicans to drop their fixation on Benghazi. The senator was asked during...

Son Of Senator Pleads Not Guilty To Animal Cruelty Charges

Reuters | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The son of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and his wife pleaded not guilty on Thursday to multip...

Senators Meet With American Jailed In Cuba

AP | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

HAVANA (AP) — Two U.S. senators expressed optimism Tuesday that Cuba will free imprisoned American government contractor Alan Gross. Sens. Jeff F...

Are Bipartisan Lunches The Key To Congressional Compromise? These 2 Senators Think So.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

As our political system grows increasingly polarized, two senators from opposing political parties believe one way to bring compromise to Congress is ...

Arizona Senator's Son Indicted On Animal Cruelty Charges

Reuters | David Schwartz | Posted 12.15.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The owners of a suburban Phoenix dog-boarding kennel and two caretakers, one of them the son of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake...

Joe Arpaio Calls For Felony Charges Against Jeff Flake's Son

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

(Updates with quotes from Arpaio, lawyer for dog owners) By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Sept 9 (Reuters) - An Arizona sherif...

Republicans Have Some Truly Horrifying Theories About The Children Crossing The Border

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

Since the beginning of October, more than 57,000 unaccompanied children have been caught at the U.S.-Mexico border trying to enter the United States i...

Senator's Son Reportedly Linked To Horrifying Dog Deaths

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

The son of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is involved in the deaths of more than a dozen dogs, Fox 10 News reported Sunday night. Seventeen dogs being h...

Republican Sides With Jeb Bush On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Monday agreed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that illegal immigration can be considered an "act of love." Flake, in...

A Year After VAWA, Still More Work to Be Done

Mark Kirschenbaum | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Mark Kirschenbaum

On the night of her 20th birthday more than seven years ago, my niece Carol Kestenbaum, along with her best friend Nicole Schiffman, were shot and killed outside Carol's apartment.