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Don't Derail Transportation Jobs

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

If Congress is serious about putting Americans back to work -- if they're serious about reviving communities, keeping our roads and bridges safe, and protecting our kids and our health -- they'll pass a transportation bill that America needs now.

Democrats Accuse GOP Of 'War On Women'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is taking advantage of the controversy over contraception and women's health issues to feature its female...

Bellbottoms and Skinny Jeans: To Everything There Is a Season

Barbara Lee | Posted 04.15.2012 | Women
Barbara Lee

When I was in bellbottoms and platform shoes, it seemed that we were moving past this place of politicizing women's health -- battles were being fought, but we were going to win this war.

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couple Wins Immigration Relief, Removing Deportation Fear | Elise Foley | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Defense of Marriage Act is intact, but at least two same-sex married couples have been granted a reprieve, at least temporarily, fro...

Can Joe Lieberman Block Diplomacy With Iran That Would Prevent War?

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

If the reports are accurate, then what Lieberman and Graham seek to do is block the president from pursuing a goal that knowledgeable American and European officials say is the "most attainable outcome."

Michael McAuliff

Senators Launch Women's Rights Bid After Komen Debacle | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Inspired by the backlash over the brief attempt by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, a group of senator...

Lawmakers React To Komen Reversal

Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

After facing enormous backlash to its controversial plan to stop funding Planned Parenthood breast cancer screenings, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Bill To Ban Lawmaker Insider Trading | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Insider trading by members of Congress, their top staff and executive branch officials would be banned by legislation that passed the Se...

Michael McAuliff

Raunchy Blogger/Would-Be Senate Candidate Bows Out | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It looks like the sudden political pressure over raunchy blogging by Marc Cenedella took its toll, as the CEO of announce...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Moves Towards Ending Congressional Insider Trading, Warning Of 'Thidwick's Antlers' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate advanced a bill Monday that aims to curb potential insider trading by Congress. The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledg...

Restoring Americans' Faith In Congress

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The American people deserve to know that their elected leaders play by the exact same rules that they play by and that their lawmakers' only interest is what's best for the country, not their own financial gain.

Congress Taking Action On Questionable Practice

Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

By LARRY MARGASAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Aware that most Americans would like to dump them all, members of Congress hope to regain so...

Throw the Bums Out and Ban Them From Lobbying

Jane White | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
Jane White

This corruption is why nothing gets accomplished on Capitol Hill, whether it's campaign finance reform or financial dis-services reform.

Michael McAuliff

Job Search CEO Weighing N.Y. Senate Bid Was Sued By Own Workers | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The jobs-search CEO and raunchy blogger who is getting set to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was once sued for back pay and ...

Michael McAuliff

Kirsten Gillibrand's Likely Senate Challenger Confronted By Lewd, Raunchy Web History | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most corporate executives and would-be politicians tend to be careful about what they post online. But Marc Cenedella, the CEO of TheLad...

Obama Reacts To Giffords' Resignation

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

On Sunday, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who nearly lost her life in a tragic shooting in Tuscon last January, announced that she would step down...

Zach Carter

SOPA BLACKOUT | Zach Carter | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

Thousands of websites, including some of the most popular, are going dark today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill which is designed to thw...

Amanda Terkel

Jack Abramoff Seeking Cash On Road To Redemption | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Looking to host an event and have $25,000 to spare on the entertainment? You could hire Snooki. Or maybe you'd prefer famous Notre D...

John Celock

Two States Likely To Host Multiple 2012 Primaries | John Celock | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

A series of disputes is likely to send voters in two states to the polls more than once for 2012 party primaries. An impasse among Ohio legislator...

Fighting for our Heroes Once They Return Home

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Those who serve in the National Guard and Reserves fight shoulder to shoulder with our active duty troops in battle, yet upon their return home, do not have the same access to benefits and protections. This is wrong.

Amanda Terkel

Senate Women Face High Stakes In 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While a majority of people who live in the United States are women, there are only 17 of them in the U.S. Senate. And if Americans turn ...

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand To Introduce LGBT Adoption Bill In US Senate

Posted 12.27.2011 | Gay Voices

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has announced that she will introduce the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act" (ECDF) in the U.S. Senate reports Fami...

Does the Religious Right Really Care about Children?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.28.2011 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

In anointing themselves the champions of "family values" and protectors of vulnerable children, religious conservatives have had little to say when confronted with the undeniable existence of actual gay families -- particularly kids with LGBT parents.

Gerry Smith

Senator Criticizes Pentagon For Cyber Confusion | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.26.2011 | Technology

Pentagon officials have acknowledged they must recruit more cyber experts to stop hackers from breaching their networks and stealing classified milita...

Jordan Howard

Labor Advocates Won't Let Up Against Jobless Discrimination | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the past several months one labor advocacy group has continuously hammered companies that list job postings discriminating against t...