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Patrick Leahy

Ben & Jerry's, Fidel & Patrick's 'Blockade Buster' Ice Cream Diplomacy

Julia Sagebien | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Julia Sagebien

On Thursday June 16, 2016, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee overwhelmingly voted to include four pro-engagement Cuba amendments in the must-pa...

Senate Democrat Says Judge's Claim That Toddlers Can Learn Immigration Law Is 'Stupid'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Senate Judiciary Committee Democrat has denounced the fact that toddlers and children are still going without lawyers in deport...

Think Bernie Wouldn't Be Able to Pass Any Legislation In Office? Think Again.

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Instead of working through the center, Sanders could effectuate coalitions of the progressive left and the Tea Party Right. The opposition would come from the center-left and from the center-right in both parties.

Democratic Lawmakers Want Kids In Immigration Proceedings To Get a Fair Shot

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not what most people would picture when they think about courts: toddlers, children and teenagers arguing against government lawyer...

'Keep It in the Ground' Keeps Up the Pressure

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

A cabal of senators is on track to overturn the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and send a message to the upcoming COP21 Climate Summit that Americans are not on the same page as their president supporting a robust climate change agenda.

Why Split Hairs Over a Viable Economic Development Program?

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

While reform is absolutely necessary to improve and expand the EB-5 program, Congress should exercise caution when tinkering with the program's incentives to boost financing in certain areas or risk dampening EB-5's overall economic impact.

Republican Blocks Measure Urging Equal Pay For Female Soccer Players

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a resolution calling on FIFA, the international soccer governing body, to pay its female players ...

100 Million Reasons We Need Justice Reform -- One Blueprint for How to Do It

Christine Leonard | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Christine Leonard

One in three Americans -- as many as 100 million adults -- has a criminal record. Because a criminal history record creates barriers to housing, education and employment, it can often stand between another chance and another visit to prison.

Jennifer Bendery

After Eight Months, Judicial Nominee Whom Everyone Likes Advances

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. And in this Senate, even a judicial nominee moves forward on occasion. It took eig...

Senate Resolution Celebrating Second Founding Is Just the Beginning

Doug Kendall | Posted 06.11.2016 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Even 150 years later, it's clear that the wounds of the Civil War are not completely healed. But despite these historical and political rifts, there is one thing that can and should unite all Americans, as it has united Senators Leahy and Lee and a unanimous Senate: The wisdom and importance of the constitutional changes wrought by the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid Pay Tribute To Beau Biden On Senate Floor

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics

Senators paid tribute to Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son, on the Senate floor Sunday during a rare session to debate reforms to the Patriot...

Watchdog Group Names Leahy and Paul as "Constitutional Champions"

Ginny Sloan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

To recognize others who share our vision, each year we present our Constitutional Champion Award to individuals and organizations who have dedicated themselves to defending our Constitution and the principles it embodies.

Jennifer Bendery

As Selma Anniversary Nears, Here Are The Lawmakers Actually Trying To Strengthen Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been almost 50 years since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, and Congress is ready to celebrate the people who m...

Bibi, Moses, and Churchill

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

Netanyahu carries a sense of superiority, self-importance, and an overbearing assumption that only he is correct. That attitude feeds the latest spat between Bibi and the White House which has become a classic example of domestic and foreign policies intertwined in an unhealthy imbroglio.

Jennifer Bendery

Bill To Restore Voting Rights Act Gets Another Bipartisan Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers are giving another push to legislation that went nowhere in the last Congress: a bill to restore the landmark 1965 Votin...

Not Too Late to Postpone Netanyahu Speech

Alan Elsner | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Alan Elsner

By now, it has become clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to address Congress on March 4 has become a disaster -- not just for him but more importantly for the US-Israel relationship.

Patrick Leahy: Netanyahu Address To Congress 'A Tawdry And High-Handed Stunt'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said in a statement Tuesday he would skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress...

Dana Liebelson

Democrats Head Off Republicans And Enter Net Neutrality Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats beat Republicans to the punch on net neutrality legislation on Wednesday, reviving a bill that would ban companies from chargi...

Business as Usual With Mexico No Longer Possible as Human Rights Disaster Deepens

Ted Lewis | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Ted Lewis

When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto last met with President Obama he was riding a wave of legislative success and media adulation, but terrifying events in 2014 have changed all that.

Matt Sledge

Libertarian Champion Rand Paul Helped Kill NSA Reform Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rand Paul, a leader of the libertarian wing of the Republican Party, helped kill a bill meant to rein in the National Security Agency. H...

Mitch McConnell Lashes Out At NSA Reform Bill

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) lashed out against a major National Security Agency reform bill on Tuesday, claiming that...

Matt Sledge

Harry Reid Gives NSA Reform Bill The Go-Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the first major bill responding to the leaks by former National Security Ag...

Senator Talks Role In New Batman Movie

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

What role will Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) have in the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie? "I can't say," Stabenow chuckled i...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats Sink Controversial Obama Nominee Michael Boggs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives appear to have won their fight to sink President Barack Obama's controversial judicial nominee Michael Boggs. The New Yo...

Dem Senator To Propose Strong Curbs On NSA Phone Data Collection

Reuters | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transpar...