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Sam Stein

Newt Gingrich Wants To Double The NIH Budget. His Old Colleagues Aren't So Sure.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday morning called for doubling the budget of the National Institutes of Health, writing fav...

Sam Stein

This Scientist Wants To Solve Global Warming. He's Turned To Coupons For Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Kai Landskron is not a merchant. He doesn’t have an economics degree or a background in business, or a history of peddling or manufacturing goods. ...

Sam Stein

House GOP Votes Down NIH Funding Measure One Day After Members Praised NIH Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day after conservative Republicans thrilled an audience of science research advocates by pledging their support for more federal inv...

Sam Stein

The Incredible Moment When Tea Party Republicans Stunned A Room Full Of Scientific Research Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two minutes into a speech Tuesday morning, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) turned to the subject of his hair. He had shaved his head recently...

Sam Stein

Jeb Bush Throws His Support Behind More Federally Funded Science Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what will surely be music to the scientific community’s ears, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Saturday night pledged his support fo...

Sam Stein

Congrats Young Scientists, You Face The Worst Research Funding In 50 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Young scientists entering biomedical research find themselves in the worst financial environment in a half a century, the head of the Na...

Jobless Rate Falls to 5.8 Percent -- Why Be So Unhappy?

Harlan Green | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Harlan Green

Job creation in October marked the ninth straight month the economy has added 200,000 jobs or more, a feat last accomplished in 1994. The U.S. has created some 2.3 million jobs this year and is on track for the biggest gain in almost a decade.

Paul Ryan and the Politics That Turn Stomachs

Laura Reyes | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Laura Reyes

Paul Ryan's politics dictate that those who are down on their luck -- even children -- are soulless, not the Wall Street bankers who continue to crush the American middle class, necessitating such assistance in the first place.

The Time Is Now to Bring the Fight to Dementia

Nicco Mele | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Nicco Mele

We want to give people a fighting chance to take on dementia head-on and win. To do that will require a significant increase in funding for basic research on the impact of aging on the brain.

Kentucky Rivals United in Call for Commitment to Research

Dr. James Ramsey | Posted 02.26.2014 | College
Dr. James Ramsey

Universities across the United States are urging President Obama and Congress to recommit -- now -- to necessary and fundamental investments in research.

Not at All Conservative

Scott Lilly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

For more than a month, the House Republican Conference has largely been able to paper over the deep divide it faces over sequestration. But the old gremlins are beginning to reappear.

Potential Medicare Cuts Impact Patients With Kidney Disease

Mike Spradley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Mike Spradley

One of the most basic rights we as Americans have is our voice to be heard. No matter where you are in America you should contact elected representatives to the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Tell them cuts to CDK and  ESRD  are unacceptable.

Save Lives - End Sequestration!

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

While I am holding out hope that Congress will still do what is right for cancer patients and their families and end the sequester, reinvesting in the fight against this devastating disease, it is not enough.

Sam Stein

Budget Negotiations Give Scientists Hit By Sequestration Reason To Hope

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With budget negotiations beginning in earnest, top scientific research institutions are pressuring Congress to spare them the continued ...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Tours To Resume In November

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON – White House tours will resume in early November, a White House official confirmed Friday to The Huffington Post. The tours, which we...

'It's Sequestration, Stupid'

Tom Sheridan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Sheridan

Over the past few weeks, Wall Street has had its eye on world economic ruin. Washington has had its eye on the shuttered doors of government. Me? I have had my eye on the demise of sequestration.

"His Bruises Are Like Kisses" & Other Domestic Violence Myths

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Every single minute 24 people in America are victims of domestic violence. Almost every other second, somewhere in America, one of our neighbors is abused by the person they love.

Jared Gilmour

Sequestration Bake Sale Offers Multimillion-Dollar Cookies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a bake sale doomed to fail, with several cookies priced at more than $100 million. But the lack of sales was expected. The real g...

Sequester Shenanigans

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

We are stuck in a recurring nightmare inflicted by a few individuals with an agenda of undermining government no matter the cost. That nightmare is ignored by too many who seem oblivious to the real consequences of this stalemate for those less fortunate.

Think Again: Austerity Kills, and So Will the Sequester

Eric Alterman | Posted 11.19.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

Almost all Americans have been or are about to be negatively affected by the sequester in significant ways, though this may not be apparent from anecdotal reporting in the mainstream media.

47 Percent Anniversary: Gospel, Not Gaffe

Jarryd Willis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

Is it the case that Romney's comments reflect GOP gospel as opposed to being an hour-long gaffe or a series of ineloquent remarks? To answer that question, let's review a few of the GOP's policy positions and remarks over the past year.

Cutting Biomedical Research $$ Shortens Americans' Lifespans

Paul E. Klotman, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Paul E. Klotman, M.D.

Access to health care and advances in health care are two sides of the same coin, and we must not shortchange one side while funding the other side.

Sam Stein

100,000 Federal Jobs Could Be On Chopping Block Because Of Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The budget cuts brought on by sequestration could end up costing another 100,000 federal jobs in the next few quarters, according to a n...

For Special Education Programs, The Sequester Means Major Cuts

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

George Will Blasts Sequestration For Damaging 'Basic Science'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Conservative columnist George Will criticized the government on Friday for its actions on sequestration, specifically the "public health hazard" that...