iOS app Android app

Barbara Mikulski

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Senators Lament 'Woefully Inadequate' Ebola Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has already claimed more than 2,400 lives, is outstripping U.S. and international efforts and m...

Elise Foley

Senate Fails On Border Crisis Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Efforts by Congress to approve money for what most deem a crisis along the southern border were in shambles on Thursday evening, after t...

Senate, House On Collision Course On Border Money

AP | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, whi...

Leadership to End AIDS -- Cuomo's Got It, Where's Schumer? Leahy? Mikulski? Obama?

Matthew Kavanagh | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Matthew Kavanagh

This week leadership in the fight to end AIDS (and seemingly to do most things that take political will) has shown up outside our nation's capitol. Governor Cuomo yesterday announced a credible, ambitious, and politically courageous plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York.

Fear Of Voting Grips Senate Democratic Chiefs

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a...

Washington's Fiscal Odd Couple Has Rare Bipartisan Success

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the face of it, one of the most powerful pairings in Washington is a hopeless mismatch — a former social worker and liberal D...

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"

All 20 Women Senators Urge Action Against Group That Kidnapped 300 Nigerian Girls

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

All 20 U.S. senators who are women sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemning Boko Haram, the Islamist organization that abducted s...

House Tackles Veterans Affairs In Latest Bipartisan Spending Drive

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday took the first step in a bipartisan drive to fix its broken process for handling the $1 trillion provided t...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat Says Gender Pay Gap Is Worth Being 'Emotional' About

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) ripped apart the stereotype that women are "too emotional" on Wednesday, moments after Senate Republicans ...

Bipartisan Bill Aims To Expand Federal Child Care Program, Boost Safety

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get ...

Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

Women Are Getting the Job Done

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

During a time when Congress is synonymous with gridlock and obstructionism, the women are showing we can move past the partisanship, roll up our sleeves and get things done. And we're not slowing down. Women aren't sitting back after they win an election. They're leaning in!

In Solidarity, Senate Women Help Female Candidates

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's responsibilities are familiar to many women: plan her daughter's May wedding, look out for her elderly...

$1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Would Bury Budget Battles

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional negotiators Monday night released a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would pay for the operations of ...

Negotiators Reach Agreement On $1 Trillion Spending Bill

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Negotiators in the U.S. Congress have reached agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill for consideration this week in...

Ryan Grim

10 Democratic Committee Chairs Warn Menendez's Iran Sanction Bill Could Blow Up Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a remarkable rebuke to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), 10 other Senate committee chairs are circul...

Automatic Cuts Would Bite More In 2014

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just longstanding battles over taxes and curbing mandatory spending that are obstacles to a year-end pact on the budget. ...

The Women Who Saved the Country

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

There's an old saying I learned during the early days of the feminist movement about women working together toward a common goal: "One is a pest, two is a team, three is a coalition." I've always liked that comment because it speaks directly to what I believe most deeply about women: that there's safety -- and power -- in numbers.

Obamacare Confusion Abounds For Members Of Congress, Their Staffs

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Think you're confused by "Obamacare." It's roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too. Members of Congress are gov...

Adrienne A. Jones: Let's Give Women Their Due

Adrienne A. Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Adrienne A. Jones

The role that women play, not just in the American economy, but in economies around the world, is critical.

Compromisers or Confederates? Two-Headed House Is a Hard Foe to Figure

Alan Kelly | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

So who won the day? Clearly the Democrats. But they are fighting a two-headed foe, and while that mere fact suggests destruction for Republicans, it also means that there are two wars to fight.

Dave Jamieson

'Indefensible:' How Federal Workers Get Squeezed By Both Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Working for the federal government is supposed to be the most stable gig in America, immune to the uncertainties of private-sector busin...

GOP Unity Frays As Shutdown Looms: 'We're At The Brink'

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal government lurched toward a partial shutdown at midnight on Monday after Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the...

Alzheimer's Funding: An Assault on Health Care Costs

George Vradenburg | Posted 09.22.2013 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

If the U.S. can make the needed strategic investments in Alzheimer's research today, it will pave the way not only for its own fiscal and economic health, but also for that of other nations.