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Bishop Falls Short

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) was defeated by state Sen. Lee Zeldin (R) in New York's first congressional district on Tuesday. Bishop has represented hi...

Saki Knafo

Watchdog Group: Thanks For The Shout-Out, Rove, But You're Still Unethical | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

When Karl Rove's nonprofit group Crossroads GPS released a recent series of ads quoting the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics and ...

Saki Knafo

'Height Of Hypocrisy:' Karl Rove's New Super PAC Ads Tar Democrats As Corrupt | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Tim Bishop is a scoundrel. Just ask Karl Rove. A new ad by Rove’s super PAC, Crossroads GPS, is trying to frame the five-term Long Island congre...

Rove Group Makes Big New Advertising Blitz

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

American Crossroads, a GOP-aligned super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, announced an $8.3 million ad buy Tuesday accusing President Barack Obama for hur...

"Damned Lies" in Reckless NY-1 Campaign

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
John Tepper Marlin

Randy Altschuler is mounting another challenge against Congressman Tim Bishop. He claims Rep. Bishop's votes in Congress since 2003 have "forced more than 30,000 jobs to leave Long Island." To use someone else's term, it's a "damned lie."

Bar Mitzvah Fireworks Show Embroils Congressman

Politico | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Eric Semler wanted to throw his son a Bar Mitzvah bash that he would never forget -- capped by a fireworks show near the hedge fund investor's Southam...

Citing New Poll Results, Union Launches Campaign Against Outsourcing Call Centers

Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Citing the results of a new poll, the Communications Workers of America union said it intends to devote its resources to candidates who oppose the out...

8 Ways The Government Is Grappling With Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.30.2012 | College

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) thinks Congress should change the law to allow borrowers to have their debt from private student loans wiped clean when fili...

Dave Jamieson

Lawmakers Look To Punish Companies That Offshore Call-Center Jobs | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following the lead of lawmakers on Capitol Hill, several states have proposed legislation that would punish American companies that relo...

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couple Wins Immigration Relief, Removing Deportation Fear | Elise Foley | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Defense of Marriage Act is intact, but at least two same-sex married couples have been granted a reprieve, at least temporarily, fro...

Dave Jamieson

American Anti-Outsourcing Bill Causes Uproar Overseas | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill that would punish American companies for sending their customer call centers overseas has caused an uproar in India and the Phili...

Dave Jamieson

Lawmakers To Punish, Shame Outsourcers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Saying they hope to stem the tide of jobs heading overseas, legislators introduced a bipartisan bill Wednesday in the House that would p...

An Assault on Clean Water and Democracy

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The House of Representatives today is swinging a sledgehammer at a cornerstone of contemporary American democracy and undermining the most extraordinary body of environmental law in the world.

Elise Foley

Dems To Force Vote On Oil Subsidies | Elise Foley | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eager to prove that Republicans don't want to end oil subsidies despite public GOP opposition, House Democrats plan to force a vote Thur...

Elise Foley

GOP Proposes More Spending Cuts | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans filed a bill Friday evening proposing $60 billion in spending cuts for current levels and hundreds of millions of doll...

Republican Congressional Candidate Challenges Stony Brook Students' Votes | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The counting of absentee and affidavit ballots is now over in the first congressional district, and Republican candidate Randy Altschuler has issued c...

Too Close to Call

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Not every Democrat is likely to mind a Republican Senate. In some ways, a Republican victory would be helpful to Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo.

Dems Come Alive!

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Just four weeks until the midterm elections and I'm starting to feel that maybe, just maybe, Democrats will prevent an All Souls Day Massacre. And if the Dems escape death's door, they had better not let this nonsense happen again.

What Levy vs. Lazio Has to Do With Beating a Cuomo

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Steve Levy is picking up some support from New York and national Republicans, though bet on Rick Lazio to be the GOP nominee for NY governor, for no other reason than that we've seen this movie before -- in 1994.

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Members Of Congress Talk About Moving Their Money To Small Banks | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Members of Congress considering moving their money from major financial institutions to community banks have some of the same concerns ordinary custom...

FDL Poll: Strong Support For GOP Challengers To Democrat Timothy Bishop | Jon Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Representative Timothy Bishop (NY-01) holds a very small lead against potential Republican challenger Randy Altschuler, 47% to 45% in a new SurveyUSA...

Right Wing Groups Harassing Dems At Town Halls

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, House members are back home to begin their month-long recess. The far right has indicated that they plan to welcome many of their representativ...

Are We Poisoning Our Troops? Congress Takes Critical Step in Addressing Burn Pits in Iraq, Afghanistan

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

When our troops deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan, they have enough to worry about from insurgents, snipers and roadside bombs. They shouldn't also have to worry about poison in the air they breathe.