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Congress Extends 'Ceasefire' On Medical Marijuana, but Can They Clear the Smoke?

Steph Sherer | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and other advocates have worked for years to lay the foundations that have made these changes possible. We're making real progress, but until we pass the CARERS Act, state laws and the people they are intended to protect remain in jeopardy

Michael McAuliff

This Time, Republicans Are Backing 9/11 Health Legislation | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What a difference five years make. Unlike in 2010, when Congress nearly failed to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation A...

Jason Linkins

Obamacare Opponents Should Pick One Weird Conspiracy Theory And Stick To It | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

As you may have heard, congressional Republicans have embarked once again on their six-year mission to eventually one day get around to coming up with...

Joe Pitts Defeats Tom Houghton In Pennsylvania Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

GOP Rep. Joe Pitts defeated his Democratic opponent, lawyer and former state Rep. Tom Houghton, in Tuesday's midterm election race for Pennsylvania's ...

American Innovation for NCDs

Michael Hodin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Twenty first century health challenges - exacerbated by age-related NCDs - require 21st century solutions.

Jason Linkins

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Says Zombie, Comatose Man Need To Team Up To Bring Peace To The Middle East | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Presented without comment, here is the report from the Philadelphia Inquirer: Replying to a Chester County constituent's email regarding Middle Eas...

Do U.S. Abortion Restrictions Violate Human Rights?

Anu Kumar | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Anu Kumar

In the United States this year, we have seen law after law passed that clearly violates international human rights standards.

Laura Bassett

House Passes Controversial Anti-Abortion Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After an emotional floor debate, the House of Representatives on Thursday passed the so-called Protect Life Act, which prohibits women f...

Laura Bassett

Nancy Pelosi: Protect Life Act Would Let Pregnant Women 'Die On The Floor' (VIDEO) | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Ahead of Thursday's House vote on the so-called "Protect Life Act," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) called the bill a "savage" attack on ...

Laura Bassett

Protect Life Act: New Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Refuse To Perform Abortions | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House is scheduled to vote this week on a new bill that would allow federally-funded hospitals that oppose abortions to refuse to pe...

Paying Pitts to Pay Pakistan to Pay Pitts -- and Raise the Deficit

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home
Leon T. Hadar

A few days after he had received $2,000 campaign contribution from the Pakistani lobbyists, Rep. Joe Pitts introduced a resolution in 2004 which, reflecting Islamabad's stance, called for a more activist U.S. role in resolving the dispute over Kashmir.

How Many Committees Does it Take to Wage a War on Women?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Recent and ongoing attacks on women's freedom and privacy by the anti-choice House leadership are so far-reaching and so extreme that they've been dubbed the "War on Women."

Legislating Abortion Stigma

Anu Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anu Kumar

Last week, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce heard three "experts" on abortion policy testify on the "Protect Life Act," one of several bills aimed at reducing access to legal abortion services.

New Bill Would Allow Religious Hospitals to Deny Life-Saving Emergency Care

Nancy Northup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Northup

Would you ask someone else to die for your religious beliefs? A new proposal moving through Congress makes clear that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops apparently expects everyone to die for theirs.

GOP Abortion Bill Would Allow Doctors To Refuse To Provide Any Abortion

Mother Jones | Maddie Oatman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, the GOP backed down from its attempt to limit the definition of rape under federal abortion law. But hold your applause: While the Republic...

GOP-Controlled House Moving To Restrict Abortion Funding

McClatchy | William Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The battle over abortion takes center stage in Congress this week as two House subcommittees hold hearings on separate bills that would expand restric...

The Trojan Horse Republican Congress

James Wagoner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Wagoner

Republicans have held a major press conference to introduce the so-called "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act." But, wait a minute! Didn't they run a campaign based on the economy?

Abortion Rights Expected To Come Under Attack When Republicans Are In Charge In The House

The New York Times | Robert Pear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A leading Congressional opponent of abortion rights, who is in line to take charge of an influential House panel, plans to press for much stricter lim...

Jason Linkins

Meet Your Incoming House Committee Chairs | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the GOP taking over the House of Representatives, there's going to be a major change in direction legislatively. John Boehner's charges will take...

Lois Herr Files Complaint With FEC

John Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Morgan

Lois Herr is accusing the Chester County Republican Committee of breaking the law in its support of Congressman Joe Pitts. The Democratic candidate...

Will You be Voting for a Resident of the Secretive C Street House in the 2010 General Election? (Slideshow)

Jeff Sharlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Sharlet

2010-10-26-Screenshot20101026at1.37.56PM.pngHere is my guide to the C Street men up for election.

Three's a Crowd: Republicans, Democrats and the Catholic Church

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Catholic Church is now officially the third major political party in the U.S. Nowhere is this more evident than in the health care debate, as religious leaders to ask parishioners to help kill any health care reform that does not exclude abortion.