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Jessica Schulberg

Iran Nuclear Bill Faces Next Big Hurdle | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A delicately assembled bill to give Congress oversight of the Iran nuclear deal is set for renewed scrutiny as it heads to the Senate fl...

Jessica Schulberg

Lawmakers Tell Colleagues To Stop 'Shirking' Their Duty To Declare War Against ISIS | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the congressional gridlock over the Iranian nuclear program temporarily assuaged, foreign policy-oriented lawmakers are shifting th...

Congress and the Terrific, Honorable, Very Good, Not-Bad Day

Jason Grumet | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Jason Grumet

Don't look now, but Tuesday, April 14, 2015, was a good day for American democracy. Buds of bipartisanship offer signs that the legislative process is coming back to life after years of dark and depressing political gridlock.

Jessica Schulberg

All Eyes On Ben Cardin's Iran Policy | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the recently indicted Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) stepping down as ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Be...

Jessica Schulberg

U.S. Lawmakers Unfazed By Allegations Of Israeli Spying | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report from The Wall Street Journal that Israel spied on U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiations and then fed that information to members of Co...

Jessica Schulberg

Republicans Blame Obama For Tom Cotton Letter | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans, under fire for a letter signed by 47 senators to the leadership of Iran, said Tuesday that complaints about violating forei...

Zach Carter

Warren's Mortgage Reforms Divide Progressives | Zach Carter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is dividing Wall Street critics in Congress by leading talks regarding a controversial Fannie Mae and Fr...

The Republicans' Private-life Paradox

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

For decades, one of the core principles of the Republican Party was that the government should be less involved in making decisions for the populace. Unfortunately, the actions of Republican legislators suggest that this principle only applies when Democrats are the ones making the rules.

GOPers Know Best - NOT

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In the radio version of Father Knows Best, the patriarch was an arrogant potentate. He would say, for example, "What a bunch of stupid children I have!" That is how Republicans have always regarded workers. Now they've revealed they feel the same way about CEOs.

GOP Senator Eager To Act On Key Issues

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Bob Corker is spending a lot of time lately talking to Democrats. The freshman lawmaker from Tennessee unveiled his own...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator: U.S. Military 'Frustrated' With Afghanistan War | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) believes that the discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden in Abottabad, Pakistan has provided the United Stat...

Sony Data Breach: Another Case for Interchange Delay

Bill Cheney | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business
Bill Cheney

When all is said and done, credit unions and banks will have spent millions on what appears to be a major security failure caused by Sony's inability to protect its consumer data.

Ryan Grim

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Opponents Taking Revenge On Russian Arms Treaty | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The repeal of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy over the weekend was a major victory for the White House, but it is now imperi...

GOP Senators Swing Back to Military, Boost New START Prospects

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Forced to choose between the recommendations of the US military and the extreme views of Senators Jon Kyl and Jim DeMint, enough Republican senators are going military to win Senate approval of the New START treaty this week.

Lucia Graves

Biden's 'Republican Tea Party' Remarks Prompt Negative Reactions On Capitol Hill | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After Vice President Joe Biden said the alternative to a Democratically controlled Congress is the "Republican Tea Party," lawmakers on both sides of ...

Update: Payday Lobby Turns to the Senate

Keith Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Epstein

Fresh signs surfaced today of the influential payday loan industry's muscle in Washington, where lenders' attempts to stay out of the reach of federal...

Jeff Muskus

Ensign Apologizes For Affair, Gets Round Of Applause From GOP Lawmakers | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) apologized to his Republican colleagues at Tuesday's weekly conference lunch, his first meeting with them since the sex scan...

Toyota Republicans Should Cut Their Own Pay

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Clearly the allegiance of the Republicans who opposed the loan to save GM and Chrysler is not with the US, which would lose 900,000 jobs if just GM closed, and more than 2.1 million if the Big Three did.

Do It For Me, Matchbox Man

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

From the fireworks in DC this week, you might think the auto crisis is out of your hands, but we're all complicit: government, CEOs, autoworkers, the public.