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Orin Hatch

Don't Make Our Most Vulnerable Children Wait Longer!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In an important show of bipartisanship, Congress is on the cusp of an historic step to help many of the most vulnerable children in our nation who are abused and neglected and at risk of entering foster care and lingering in group care.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Despite Reid's Threat, GOP Won't Prioritize Highway Bill Over International Trade | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top Senate Republicans made it clear Tuesday that in spite of threats from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), they don't intend...

Laura Barron-Lopez

On To The Next Crisis: GOP Lawmakers Divided On Highway Funding As Trust Fund Expiration Looms | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal money pot that pays for roads, bridges and mass transit expires in one month, and lawmakers are struggling to build support ...

Can the Mormon Church Save ENDA?

Fred Karger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Fred Karger

There are 10 Mormon members of the House of Representatives. If the Mormon Church would use its influence to get all 10 Mormon House members to support ENDA and have them to put some friendly pressure on Speaker Boehner, ENDA would likely become law.

Of Popes, Republicans and William Faulkner

Steven Conn | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

What most of us see as victory, conservatives do not see as defeat. Those on the losing side of history have much longer memories than the rest of us. They keep resurrecting battles most of us thought had been decided long ago.

New York Times Mum After Congressional Budget Office Rebukes Bungled Amgen/Medicare Investigation

Jon Entine | Posted 04.28.2013 | Media
Jon Entine

In a sharp rebuke of a New York Times investigation, an analysis by the nonpartisan CBO found that a last-minute provision added to the early January "fiscal cliff" bill could save taxpayers as much as $4 billion -- rather than costing $500 million, as the Times had claimed.

Corporate Tax Holiday Would Shift Investment, Jobs Overseas: Report

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

In recent weeks, Congressional support has been forming around the idea of another "repatriation tax holiday," reports the Wall Street Journal. The wo...

Dear Sen. Feinstein & Sen. Hatch, Let's Stop Sending Our Kids to Prison!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

While the average incarceration rate in the United States is 7 times the international average, for blacks the average rate is over 22 times the international average. The Youth PROMISE Act aims to address that.

Orrin Hatch Will Introduce Abortion Restrictions In Senate Health Bill

Politics Daily | Patricia Murphey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) told Politics Daily Tuesday that he plans to introduce an amendment to the Senate health care reform bill similar to the ame...

Who Will Step Into Ted Kennedy's Shoes on Health Care

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

Some see Kennedy's legacy as the roaring liberal lion, ready to express moral outrage. And surely he was that. But his lasting legacy may well be as the respected legislator who could reach across the aisle.

Judah the Maccabee's Five Lessons for Barack Obama

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aaron Zelinsky

From the story of Chanukah, we see how not to fight a guerrilla insurgency. From the Maccabees, we learn how to rally a people and a nation. Here are Chanukah's five geopolitical lessons.

Rooting for the Worst

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

They want the president to fail. That's the drumbeat we've heard for months now. What makes opposition take the form of rooting for the worst outcome?

Sam Stein

GOP Stressed Gonzales' Hispanic Roots In 2005 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the more provocative critiques to come from conservatives concerning the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has been the charg...

Five Current Republican Senators Voted For Sotomayor in '98

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bit of relevant history: Five Seven current Senate Republicans -- plus Arlen Specter -- voted for Sonia Sotomayor during her highly contested federa...

Sam Stein

Hatch: Kagan And Sotomayor Would Present "Real Dilemma" To Oppose | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A top Republican Senator on the Judiciary committee suggested on Thursday that two of the people widely believed to be under consideration for a Supre...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: No Supreme Court Decision This Week | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Batting down suggestions from longtime Republican Judiciary Committee member Orrin Hatch, Robert Gibbs said on Tuesday that the president would not ha...

Sam Stein

Grassley, Kyl, Sessions Could Take Specter's Powerful Judiciary Committee Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the key, as yet undetermined factors in whether Barack Obama will get his Supreme Court pick seated is which Republican will take over as ranki...

Sam Stein

GOP Begins Laying Out Campaign Against Obama's Court Pick | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The framework of the forthcoming battle over Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick began to materialize on Sunday, as a range of Republican officials sent...

CNN's Wolf Blitzer Lapdogs While Senator Hatch Lies

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Without fearless, vigilant questioning, spin masters like Hatch will turn Bush's financial crisis into Obama's financial crisis in a few months rather than a few years.

A Vet's Message To The GOP on Veterans Day -- Shove It

Bob Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Geiger

I see Republicans turning up on Veterans Day with their flowery pronouncements of how much we Vets mean to them when they prove at every turn that they really don't give a damn about the troops.

When It All Falls Down

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

I recommend that all of you start thinking about being compassionate to those you know who are about to suffer from the death of a world view that McCain's loss represents.

Why Don't Women Politicians Sleep Around?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

I know that women cheat -- statistics reveal that the number of married women having affairs is on the rise. But why aren't powerful, middle-aged political women ever caught in sex scandals?