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Honoring Those Who Make a Difference for Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Last week, we recognized some of the most remarkable people and animals on the front lines of that effort by bestowing our annual ASPCA Humane Awards.

Congressman Jim Moran Receives Lord Houghton Award for Services to Animal Welfare

Monica Engebretson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Monica Engebretson

This week, Cruelty Free International presented Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) with the Lord Houghton Award in recognition of his service and contributi...

Rep. Jim Moran on Leadership and Scapegoats

Tom Fox | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) has served in Congress for almost 24 years and is well-known for his efforts on behalf of federal employees and military retire...

Arts Advocacy Wave Hits Washington

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 06.30.2014 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Arts advocacy is a year-round effort, and the current climate in Washington can make advocacy a frustrating job.

Dem Rep Stands By His Claim That Congress' Pay Is Too Low

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

One week after revealing his belief that Congress is "underpaid," Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) stood by that claim, explaining why he's pushing for more com...

Give Congress a Pay Raise? As If!

Jamison Doran | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Jamison Doran

Shut down the government? They still collect their paychecks. Waste time voting on a Supreme Court upheld law? Doesn't matter, they can waste all the time they want and still get paid. If only the rest of us had such cushy jobs that rewarded us for not doing a damn thing.

Dem Rep Complains That Members Of Congress Are 'Underpaid'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) thinks members of Congress aren't paid enough. Speaking to CQ Roll Call, Moran, who is retiring after this term, said he an...

U.S. Tryst with International Law: Could We Deepen the Romance?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

I didn't join the chorus ridiculing the U.S. for the hypocrisy of its new romance with international law following the Russian occupation of Crimea. But the hypocrisy charge has gotten good play.

Wild Horses at Risk of Slaughter as BLM's Problems Worsen

Suzanne Roy | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Suzanne Roy

The BLM told us this could never happen, but it did. They told us they'd investigate how this happened, but they didn't. They said it would never happen again; do you trust them? You shouldn't.

Saying Goodbye to Two Great Conservation Champions

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

It used to be that conservation of our country's natural heritage was a bipartisan national priority. Protecting our imperiled wildlife and other natural resources was not a red or a blue issue, but a consensus issue that reflected and epitomized our core values.

This Summer's Bad News

Agnes Gund | Posted 10.09.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

In this time of financial trouble and international turmoil, the arts and the humanities provide more than "enhancement," more than "benefit." They provide insight; they provide incentive; they inspire. They give us answers.

Guantanamo Backer Rep. Frank Wolf Open To Civilian Trials At Gitmo

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), a staunch opponent of any efforts to close the military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, said Tuesday he is open to holdin...

Ryan J. Reilly

Gitmo Loves '50 Shades Of Grey' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Military officials gave a congressional delegation a tour of Guantanamo's secretive Camp Seven last week and told a visiting congr...

LOOK: Puppies, Models And Members Of Congress

Posted 04.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last Saturday night, the Washington Humane Society's 7th annual Fashion for Paws event raised nearly $700,000 combining three of D.C.'s ...

House Democrats To Obama, OMB: Repeal Tiahrt Amendment

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic congressmen are urging the Obama administration and the Office of Management and Budget to remove an amendment to ...

Will Wrigley

Congress Has Never Been So Adorable | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Nothing brings everyone together quite like puppies and kittens. This goes for lawmakers, too. Thursday's "Paws for Love" adoption ev...

Obama Critics Come Around, Say He's A 'New Man'

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro LEESBURG, Va. Feb 7 (Reuters) - Democrats in Congress have always had some gripes with their president, Barack Obama...

Michael McAuliff

'Weaponized' Debt Limit Should Be Repealed, Dems Say | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on Wednesday accused their counterparts across the aisle of employing war-like tactics against their own country...

Jason Linkins

Jim Moran Is Not Exactly Helping His Embattled Son Out | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

The Washington City Paper reports that the son of Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Patrick Moran, pled guilty Wednesday to simple assault stemming from an inci...

Son Of Congressman Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Girfriend

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

Patrick Moran, son of Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), was sentenced to probation on Wednesday after pleading guilty to assaulting his girlfriend outside of a ...

This Is What Happens To Waste From Congress

| Posted 09.24.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff It's been a little less than a year since Congress began burning 90 percent of its trash for energy, and the Archit...

LOOK: Congressional Staffers Play With Puppies, Kittens

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Congressional staffers might come to blows over their loyalty to elephants and donkeys, but when it comes to puppies, there's little to ...

Eisenhower Memorial Complaints Reach Fever Pitch

| Posted 06.01.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Opposition to the proposed design for a memorial to President Dwight Eisenhower has reached a fever pitch, with hig...

Fifteen Guys in a DC Jail Cell Plotting Mischief -- Watch Out World!

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Rabbi Steve Gutow

It sounds like the beginning of a semi-decent joke: A movie star, four Congress members, leaders of several NGOs, two rabbis, a journalist and a great comedian walk into a jail cell. Last Friday, that is what happened though.

Christina Wilkie

Sudan Protest: Rabbis, George Clooney Arrested | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.16.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Numerous religious leaders and four members of Congress were arrested here this morning at a protest outside the Embassy of Sudan. Among...