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Stop Playing Politics with Immigration

Glenn Magpantay | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Glenn Magpantay

To say I am deeply disappointed would be an extreme understatement. We at the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) are aggrieve...

A Bipartisan, Consensus Approach to Innovation Policy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 03.30.2017 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

In encouraging news given today's climate, Congress is making progress on legislation that will promote innovation. Even more encouraging? The legisla...

Apple, FBI Take Their Dispute To Congress

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.01.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director James Comey told a congressional panel on Tuesday that a final court ruling forcing Apple Inc to give the FBI dat...

Michael McAuliff

Conservative Thinks Discrimination Isn't Discrimination If Christians Do It | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the difficulties that religious advocates have is that many seem to think the ideas and beliefs that they hold most dear are some...

NSA Spying: Did Bin Laden Win?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Life in a national insecurity state......

Self-inflicted Wounds: New Alaska Laws Reject Statehood

John Aronno | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.

How Immigration Reform Helps Undocumented Immigrants Jump the Queue

Dinkar Jain | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Under the proposed bill, an undocumented immigrant who entered the U.S. in December 2011 will have more economic rights than an MIT engineer who enter...

Elise Foley

Big Step Forward For Senate Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bipartisan "gang of eight" immigration bill on Tuesday in a 13 to 5 vote after a marathon fi...

Zach Carter

Bipartisan Group Casts Bizarre Pro-Porn Vote | Zach Carter | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers directed the federal government to deploy radical new powers to enforce and protect cop...

Shortchanging Our Inventors Is Slowing Our Economic Recovery

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business
Sen. Chris Coons

Congress' delay in ending patent-fee diversion is costing America jobs at a time when we desperately need to be getting more Americans back to work. We need to fight for the power of good ideas.

Hospital Deals Rival Wall Street on Kickbacks That Cost You Money

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

Candidates will be stumping for every vote in the upcoming midterm elections -- but how many are willing to buck the hospital corporations and medical device manufacturers in favor of you and me?

Facebook Still Faces Judiciary Committee Probe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Despite the rollback on some of Facebook's heavily-debated privacy changes, the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary still has questions for Facebook...

Kagan Confirmation Process: Confirming Your Worst Suspicions

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"Mr. Chairman, and my fellow members of this committee: I'll keep my statement brief today, so that we'll all have an opportunity to engage in the kind of detailed questioning of the nominee that has been this committee's trademark."

Sheldon Whitehouse and 4 Other Superb "Out of the Box" Suggestions to Replace Justice Stevens

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Yes, Glenn Beck would likely conjure a grand conspiracy in sending someone named "Whitehouse" to the Supreme Court, but as a sitting senator it would be difficult for Republicans to filibuster his nomination.

Is Your Email Private?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chris Weigant

Is your email private? You may think it is, but you may also be surprised how easy it is for law enforcement to access it without a warrant.

Supreme Court's Scalia, Breyer Talk Twitter, Friendship With Elena Kagan During Capitol Appearance (VIDEO)

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer talked about Twitter and their friendship with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Thursday....

Vacancies Threaten National Security: After Recess, President Obama Demands Senate Action

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

Republican Senators holding important national security and justice positions vacant while extorting provincial pork must be exposed and shamed.

Obama Versus Obama on the Patriot Act

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

Disturbingly, Obama Administration officials played a significant behind the scene role in opposing stronger civil liberties protections, directly contradicting Obama's positions as a Senator.

KSM: Ready For His Closeup?

Michael Smerconish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Sen. Arlen Specter would like to see Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial be televised, stemming from a prosecutorial belief that trying him in a federal civilian court is the right decision.

Sam Stein

Leahy To GOP: "Stop The Racial Politics" On Sotomayor | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The two top officials on the Senate Judiciary Committee left niceties at the door when they held a joint appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" Sund...

Friday Talking Points [80] -- Parsing Obama's Cairo Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

This is an interesting and refreshing subtext in Obama's entire speech -- he says things are "facts" and not opinions. Considering the lunacy that passes for "political debate" on American television screens -- where there are always two points of view, and every "fact" is subject to spin from one side or another -- it is a breath of fresh air.

Senator Sessions, Judge Sotomayor, And Racism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In all the hoopla over Judge Sonia Sotomayor being nominated to the Supreme Court, there is one interesting side story that the media is largely ignor...

Sam Stein

How Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Can And Can't Be Filibustered | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The prospect of Senate Republicans filibustering an Obama Supreme Court nominee seemed remote, especially considering the defection of Sen. Arlen Spec...

Why Did Republicans Boycott the Senate Judiciary Hearing on Hamilton?

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

We can't let the Republicans block nominees who don't support their agenda. We can't continue to have a country where there is one set of rules for a few at the top and a different set for the rest of us.

Support John Conyers' Truth Commission

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are you frustrated by all the "we need to look forward, not backward" language from Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders? Well, now you can do something about it.