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Jennifer Bendery

As Selma Anniversary Nears, Here Are The Lawmakers Actually Trying To Strengthen Voting Rights | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been almost 50 years since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, and Congress is ready to celebrate the people who m...

Jennifer Bendery

Bill To Restore Voting Rights Act Gets Another Bipartisan Push | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers are giving another push to legislation that went nowhere in the last Congress: a bill to restore the landmark 1965 Votin...

Sensenbrenner Wins Re-Election Over Rockwood

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R) won re-election in Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District on Tuesday, beating Democrat Chris Rockwood. Sensenbrenner was...

In the Age of the Selfie, Privacy Still Paramount

Ann Burroughs | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Ann Burroughs

This USA Freedom Act isn't simply a reaction to NSA spying; it is a recommitment to protecting the right to privacy.

Ryan J. Reilly

Lawmakers Unveil Proposal Broadening Voting Rights Act | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House and Senate lawmakers unveiled bipartisan legislation on Thursday that would repair -- and broaden -- a key provision of the 1965 V...

Michael McAuliff

Senator Sues Obama Administration To Block His Own Health Care | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) announced a lawsuit Monday to bar members of Congress and their employees from getting any employer-spons...

NSA Spying Prompts Reversal From GOP Rep

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — He gave more surveillance power to U.S. government spies, railed against civil liberties advocates who warned about ...

On the 48th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Congress Must Act Quickly to Protect Democracy

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

The stakes are high: Until Congress repairs the Voting Rights Act, voters will likely face a variety of voting suppression attacks within their state, local and county jurisdictions as new election laws are passed.

Snowden's Gift to America Bears Fruit and Forces Change

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Is Edward Snowden the only loyal American to remember the words of the 4th Amendment to our Constitution? Perhaps history will remember him as one of the most loyal Americans of us all.

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP's Voting Rights Act Champion: I'm A Mechanic, Not A Civil Rights Icon | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The best hope for replacing a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is a white Republican lawyer from Wisconsin who supports voter ID l...

Political Odd Couple Together Again On Contentious Effort

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The white Wisconsin lawyer and the black preacher from Georgia strode into the Senate hearing room together and took their seats, s...

Danielle Schlanger

Congressman's Criticisms Of Patriot Act Misuse May Be Unfounded | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), the congressman who helped author The Patriot Act in 2001, has been largely critical of the Obama administration for ...

Jason Linkins

Dick Durbin On NSA Surveillance: I Told You So | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) joins Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) today in being forced into a state of agita over the revelation that the NSA has bee...

Ryan J. Reilly

Patriot Act Author Slams NSA's Phone Records Grab As 'Un-American' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), one of the authors of the Patriot Act, said in a Thursday letter to Attorney General Eric Holder that h...

Gohmert Slams HuffPost 'Simpletons,' Gets Hit With Epic Comeback

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), perhaps best known for warning against a terrorist plot to have babies on U.S. soil, took aim at the "simpletons" of The...

Amanda Terkel

Congress Saved Section 5 Of The Voting Rights Act In 2006 -- But What About In 2013? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There aren't too many Republicans loudly demanding that the Supreme Court uphold Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the heart of the la...

A Flood of Hypocrisy

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

It might help Brooks and his fellow Gulf Coast hypocrites sleep better if they believe that's what Congress approved, but that dog don't hunt. People who live in coastal areas do protect themselves. It's called buying flood insurance.

Jason Cherkis

Out Of Tune? Pandora Risks Big By Going After Artist Royalties | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since Pandora launched its Internet radio service in 2007, it has grown from a startup facing near-bankruptcy to a leader of the digital...

Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Insults Michelle Obama's 'Big Butt'!

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Bonnie Fuller

We know we're in a nasty political climate but partisanship has gone way, way too far when a Republican Congressman attacks the First Lady for having a 'large posterior.'

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Rep: Bill Hurts Same Voters 'Targeted By Jim Crow Laws' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans pushed through legislation on Thursday that would end public financing of presidential campaigns and terminate the Ele...

Wisconsin Town Hall Gets Heated Over Recall Elections, Debt Ceiling | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

Tensions were high Sunday night at Whitefish Bay Village Hall, where an overflow crowd of about 120 people packed into U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's t...

Ryan Grim

Arch Conservative Backs Off GOP Medicare Plan | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the most conservative veteran Republicans in the House, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, backed away from the GOP's controversial Medicare...

Robert W. Benson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert W. Benson


Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin Protesters Flood Town Hall Meeting In Governor's Hometown | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Protesters unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals forced a GOP congressman to shut down a town hall meeting on Mond...

GOP Climate Skeptic Wants To Use Global Warming Committee Against Obama

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A leading House Republican climate skeptic on Monday called for his party to preserve a global warming committee created by Democra...