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Obama's Democratic Trade Critics Pin Their Hopes On The GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday announced that it had sealed the biggest trade deal in history. Sorta.  The actual text of the ...

The Shutdown Congress, And Why The GOP Can't Help Itself

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

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Congress Wants Peace... And Maybe A Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. It was a strange week in Washington. Senate Democrats filibustered a GOP effort to knock down President Barack Obama's nuclear deal...

Congress Suggests Obama Will Ignore Slavery To Secure Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

A Malaysian Muslim man sits amid coffins in a pit during re-burial of remains found at human-trafficking camps in the country's north, on June 22, 20...

Zach Carter

What's Going On In Obama's Trade Meeting With Democrats? That's Classified. | Zach Carter | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration gives House Democrats a hard sell on a major controversial trade pact this week, it will be doing so under s...

It's Time To Put Food First

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

Unfortunately, the FDA putting food last is only one part of our broken food safety system. There is also a fundamental failure of coordination and responsibility for food regulation at the federal level.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Every Other Industrialized Nation Has Paid Leave, Why Not Us?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is working with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) to make paid family leave for all American workers a reality, with a prop...

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

My bet is that 2015 is going to be a year when we see powerhouse women rise, not just to add to the dialogue, but to take action and effect change on issues that matter to women everywhere. Here's why.

Iran Cares More About New Mothers Than the United States

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Kurt A. Gardinier

The United States is the only developed country in the world without paid maternity leave. The only one.

Rosa DeLauro Midterm Election Results: Delauro Defeats Republican Opponent

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) defeated Republican James Brown Tuesday in the state's 3rd District. DeLauro was first elected to the U.S. House of Re...

We Don't Know If The Internet Can Handle This Much Girl Power In One Photo

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted a photo Thursday containing so much girl power it could "break the Internet." Pelosi was join...

Economist Jeffrey Sachs Says NO to TPP and TAFTA Trade Deals

Roger Hickey | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Without touching on the unpopular Fast-Track mechanism necessary to pass these two treaties, Sachs laid out five reasons why, on the substance, they should not be passed or ratified.

Aborted Thinking

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We all like autonomy, and all concede it has to end somewhere. As I once heard an ethicist quip, my autonomy to swing a stick certainly ends where your nose begins.

It's Time to Upgrade the Family and Medical Leave Act

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The absence of paid leave has left too many workers forced to choose between, for example, caring for a sick parent with cancer or paying the rent -- it's as basic as that.

Laura Bassett

On The Road With 15 Congresswomen Trying To Get Women To Vote | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

On the first night of their five-day bus tour from New England to the Midwest, a group of more than a dozen Democratic congresswomen started laughing ...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Health Agencies Accused Of Intimidating Their Watchdog | Sam Stein | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High-level government officials at the top federal health agencies placed inappropriate pressure on their own watchdog agency, a new rep...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat Urges Either Full Participation In Benghazi Committee Or Full Boycott | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House, expressed his opposition Monday to appointing just one member of his...

Ashley Alman

DeLauro Offers Solution To Dems' Benghazi Dilemma | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are contemplating a strategy they believe would allow them to symbolically boycott Republicans' investigative committee ...

Why Using Campus Security Stats to Rank Colleges Won't Work

Annie E. Clark | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.

Bipartisan Group Urges Pentagon Chief To End Contracts With Russian Firm

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers who oppose the Pentagon's dealings with Russia's state-owned arms ex...

Working From Home? It Could Cost You!

Robin Hardman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

Each April, at least some of those state-crossing commuters encounter a rude surprise. The poor suckers coming in from Connecticut are one of the best examples.

Paid Family Leave Law Long Overdue

Tom Nides | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Tom Nides

As a father of two in a family where both parents work outside the home, I know how difficult it is to be both a good parent and a good worker. The good news is that the FAMILY Act would be low cost for employers and employees.This policy is not just good for families and businesses -- it also makes economic sense.

Obama Has Surprising Foes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Debates on lowering trade barriers can turn Congress upside down for Democratic presidents promoting such legislation. Business-mi...

Members of Congress, Farmers and Businesses Call on Obama to Fulfill Campaign Promise on GMO Labeling

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Although the FDA doesn't need congressional authorization in order to mandate a federal labeling standard for GMOs, federal lawmakers have become increasingly vocal on the issue.

Samantha Lachman

Lawmaker Winces At Unemployment Horror Story | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mary Lowe’s description of her unemployment was hard for Rep. Rosa DeLauro to hear. The Connecticut Democrat winced as she listened to...