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Lowey Re-Elected

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) was re-elected to Congress in New York's 17th congressional district on Tuesday. Lowey, who was first elected to Congress ...

Laura Bassett

Obama Gives Military 1 Year To Fix Sexual Assault Problem | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Obama issued a stern statement on the problem of military sexual assault on Friday, telling military leaders they have one year to "step up ...

This Summer's Bad News

Agnes Gund | Posted 10.09.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

In this time of financial trouble and international turmoil, the arts and the humanities provide more than "enhancement," more than "benefit." They provide insight; they provide incentive; they inspire. They give us answers.

Obama's Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

It's now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment. And at the Capitol, the hierarchies of both parties are stuffing it into the trunks of their limousines, so each provision can be neatly fitted with cement shoes and delivered to the bottom of the Potomac.

House Approve What Dem Calls A 'Deeply Troubling' Measure

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House panel has approved cutting billions of dollars in U.S. diplomacy and overseas aid programs. Much in the legislation is unlikely...

How a Shadow Drug Industry Tries to Avoid Regulation

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Some members of Congress are trying to reign in this shadow drug industry, compounding pharmacies, by giving the FDA the authority to regulate these firms. But the industry is fighting back, using its political clout to resist federal standards.

Ryan 'Path To Pain' Slammed

Patch | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

As chatter over the federal budget grows more heated, one of the region's ranking local politicians—congresswoman and Democrat Nita Lowey—is addin...

On Contraception, the Administration Got it Right

Rep. Nita Lowey | Posted 04.01.2012 | Women
Rep. Nita Lowey

"Contraceptives do not solve every problem. But women...want access to voluntary family planning for the same reasons as women elsewhere: to avoid hi...

Laura Bassett

Badgered By Bishops, Will Obama Back Down On Birth Control? | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

Top White House officials held a private call with lawmakers of the Pro Choice Caucus on Friday for advice on how to deal with the religious exemption...

Americans' #1 Priority: Abortion?

Rep. Nita Lowey | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Rep. Nita Lowey

At a time when the federal government should be focused like a laser beam on job-creating investments and targeted tax relief, the majority takes a pass. They choose instead to rehash standard attacks on women's health.

Laura Bassett

GOP's Foreign Aid Cuts Could Dramatically Increase Unsafe Abortions | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

House Republicans' proposed cuts to international family planning programs could result in 1.3 million more unsafe abortions around the world, 9.4 mil...

Caught on Video: Ballot Stuffing in Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

If the Kabul government can't be trusted to run a legitimate election, they certainly can't be trusted with U.S.-bought weapons and a massive U.S. taxpayer-funded military force.

Rep. Lowey Delivers a Nearly $50 Million Increase for Peace Corps

Rajeev Goyal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rajeev Goyal

Peace Corps provides a strong return on the dollar. Congress should continue to invest in it and shore up the volunteer number as Rep. Lowey has done today.

House Panel Denies Billions In Aid To Afghanistan Pending Corruption Probes

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A key House panel voted Wednesday to cut off almost $4 billion in aid to the government of Afghanistan pending an investigation int...

The Wrong Time to Block Aid to Afghanistan

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Rep. Lowey's statement that she would not support foreign aid until there was an end to corruption is understandable. But cutting off foreign aid now is absolutely the wrong approach for the US to take in Afghanistan.

Rep. Lowey Decides the Future of the Peace Corps

Rajeev Goyal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rajeev Goyal

Starved for resources, the Peace Corps is a remnant of its once vibrant presence across the world. But on the eve of its 50th anniversary, there is a special opportunity to revive and strengthen it.

Ryan Grim

House Dems, Citing Corruption, Block Reconstruction Funds For Afghanistan | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Democrat who oversees funding for Afghanistan's redevelopment and reconstruction said on Monday that she is stripping money from her foreign...

There's a Whiff of McCarthyism in the Air

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

In the censure of public officials on Israel, there's a whiff of McCarthyism in the air, and it doesn't smell any better today than it did 60 years ago.

Finding Hope: Beyond the BP Oil Spill

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

As I thought about how to feel more optimistic about the country my thoughts turned to my experiences of the last few months. I began to see that if I "thought local," there was cheering news.

Joseph DioGuardi, Dad To 'American Idol' Judge Kara DioGuardi, To Run For Senate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The father of "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi (KEHR'-uh dee-oh-GWAHR'-dee), former Republican congressman Joe DioGuardi, is set t...

Walking the Halls for Global Education

Jessica Alba | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jessica Alba

Education is the most effective way to fight poverty. Every year a child is out of school is a year they lose in literacy, in health, in opportunity. 2010 is the year for a breakthrough on global education.

What Happened to the Promise of 16,000 Peace Corps Volunteers by 2011?

Rajeev Goyal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rajeev Goyal

At a time when the job market is difficult and people are struggling to find jobs or even internships or volunteer opportunities, why is the Peace Corps now half the size it was in 1966?

Your Opinion Matters

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

In a democracy, change does not come quickly but when it happens it's because citizens persist in voicing their desires. Those of us who are in favor of health care reform need to speak up.

The Alchemy of the Impossible

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

For the past few months, I have been involved with a small band of sisters and brothers leading tens of thousands in one of the most inspiring political dramas of our time.

A Letter to Rep. Lowey on the Importance of the Peace Corps Vote

Peter Yarrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Yarrow

Whatever programs lose their priority due to the current fiscal downturn/crisis, the Peace Corps simply must, be prioritized and fully funded. It's our most powerful message to the world.