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Conservatives Likely To Target Obamacare At Big Summit

Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the n...

Senator Believes GM Should Face Criminal Action

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - General Motors should make restitution to victims' families and face criminal action if merited for the way it handl...

U.S. Defense Secretary Establishing New Agency To Address POW-MIA Accounting 'Management Mess'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to improve the government's accounting for missing U.S. war dead, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday he is establi...

Bin Laden Relative Could Be Held Responsible for Deaths of Thousands

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.21.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

There are lots of reasons one might be concerned about the severity of U.S. terrorism law. But I wouldn't expect criticism of this aspect of the American criminal justice system from those law-and-order lawmakers clamoring for the United States to be tougher on terrorism.

Bobby Jindal Leads The LOL Way At New Hampshire Charity Event

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) had his humor out in full force Friday morning. Jindal joined Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and New Hampshire Gov. M...

Senate Overwhelmingly Backs Military Sexual Assault Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assaul...

Senate Heading Toward Vote On New Military Sexual Assault Bill

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assaul...

Slow Progress In Military Sexual Assault Battle

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. military's system for handling sexual assault cases is so inadequate that...

Tackling Child Poverty: Having That Vision Thing

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Nobody -- no matter their political ideology -- should find it acceptable that 22 percent of our nation's children live in poverty

Ayotte Warns Of Budget Cuts' Impact On Survivor Benefits

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pension cut for military retirees in last month's budget agreement that riled veterans groups and several lawmakers extends to s...

Senator Kelly Ayotte Proposes Tax Hike Targeting 4 Million Low-Income Latino Kids

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Ayotte's measure would only impact the undocumented immigrant community, a supposedly powerless, forlorn group that cannot respond to direct attacks from self-interested politicians and their right-wing sponsors.

2013 Had A Swarm Of Political Blunders. Here Are Some Of The Bigger Ones.

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

The year 2013 had its share of high-profile political accomplishments. A bipartisan federal budget was signed into law; significant reforms were made ...

Ayotte Slams Obamacare 'Mess'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) criticized Obamacare during a meeting with business leaders Monday, saying the rollout of the health care law is "a mess," ...

'He's A Paper Tiger'

Politico | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

Since he became President Obama’s secretary of defense earlier this year, Chuck Hagel, the ruthlessly candid and occasionally contrarian former Repu...

Keep America at Peace: Keep the Pentagon Sequester

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Cutting the Pentagon budget is in the interests of the vast majority of Americans who would rather that our tax dollars be used for domestic needs -- including by lowering taxes on working people -- than for foreign wars, foreign military bases, and exotic science fiction weapons systems.

GOP Senator Calls For Obamacare 'Time-Out'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte wants to press "pause" on rolling out the U.S. healthcar...

Gay Rights Legislation's Prospects Have Both Parties Feeling Upbeat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Gay rights advocates from both parties are newly upbeat about the prospects for Senate passage of legislation that w...

Another Month, Another 50 Women Dead

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Before Domestic Violence Awareness Month is over, at least 20 more women, and some of their kids, will be fatally shot by abusers. Cause of death: lack of action in Congress.

Women Take the Lead on the World's Biggest Stage

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 12.17.2013 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

The fact that women were instrumental in shaping the agreement that broke through the gridlock demonstrates beautifully why we need more women in positions of leadership in Washington and around the world in order to bring insight and balance to our greatest challenges.

Even al Qaeda Operatives Deserve Their Day in Court -- and Justice

Aki Peritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Aki Peritz

Intelligence gathering is certainly one important aspect of the counterterrorism business, but ultimately the U.S. needs to prosecute and incarcerate these individuals -- and our federal court system remains the most effective way to bring terrorists to justice.

GOP Senator: Bipartisan Deal In Hand To Reopen Government, Avoid Default

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the gove...

GOP Senator Attempts Balancing Act Amid Backlash From The Right

RealClearPolitics | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

Kelly Ayotte is no stranger to the difficult balancing act of politics....

Obama Administration's Handling Of Terror Suspect Draws Sharp GOP Opposition

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's detention of a high-profile terrorist suspect aboard a Navy vessel is drawing sharp oppos...

Ted Cruz Takes A Beating From Senate Republicans

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), railed against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at a private lu...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator: Shutdown Is 'Not A Winning Strategy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party-driven bid to use government funding as a lever to dismantle Obamacare is still "not a winning strategy," Sen. Kelly Ayott...