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Bob Casey

Let's Pass the ABLE Act

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bob Casey

Every parent wants their child to have a shot at the American Dream. For the parents of a child affected by a severe disability such as Down Syndrome or autism, that hope for a secure future is no less powerful.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S. Will Continue To Protect Women's Rights In Afghanistan, Senator Vows

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the majority of international troops set to leave Afghanistan this year and anxiety about that country's future growing within the ...

Senators Plan Bill To Block Benefits For Ex-Nazis

AP | By RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to stop suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits will be introduced soon, the latest ...

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

That headline, of course, quotes the cover to the fictional Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "Don't Panic." This week, it seems like timely advice, as the news media and American politicians go into full-blown panic mode over one death and two illnesses within the United States.

Dave Jamieson

FIFA Is Keeping Its Corruption Report Secret

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joining a growing international chorus, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) on Thursday asked soccer's international governing body to release the fi...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Try To Stop Coal Industry From Swindling Sick Miners

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats rolled out a plan Thursday that they said would make it harder for coal companies to cheat miners suffering from black ...

Dave Jamieson

U.S. Senator To FIFA: Take The World Cup Away From Qatar

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing allegations of human rights abuses and corruption, a U.S. senator has formally asked FIFA to replace Qatar as host of the 2022 Wo...

Jennifer Bendery

As Senate Runs Out Of Judges To Confirm, Dozens Of Courts Still Sit Empty With No Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all the stagnation in Congress, there's a constant stream of action on one front: Judicial nominations. The Senate has confirmed...

Jennifer Bendery

Pennsylvania Progressives Torpedo Nomination Of Potential GOP Obama Judicial Pick

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives in Pennsylvania are claiming victory in sinking a potential deal between their U.S. senators and the White House to advance...

Joe Biden Urges U.S. Colleges To Do More To Prevent Sexual Assaults

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden used some dramatic anecdotes on Tuesday to urge colleges and universities to do more ...

Dem Senator Presses John Kerry On Safety Of Journalists

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalists risk their lives to provide information that shapes U.S. policy, says a Democratic senator who is pressing Secretary o...

Jennifer Bendery

Bob Casey Under Pressure To Dump Potential Republican Judicial Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives in Pennsylvania have been working for weeks to derail an apparent deal between their U.S. senators to submit a conservative...

Jennifer Bendery

Pennsylvania Progressives Race To Stave Off Potential Tea Party Obama Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives in Pennsylvania are scrambling to derail a deal they say the state's U.S. senators are quietly trying to cut with the White...

Friday Talking Points -- CPAC Follies and More

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.

Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Dem Senators Who Blocked Obama's Civil Rights Nominee

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The Senate blocked the confirmation of Debo Adegbile Wednesday to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in a 52 to 47 vote. Seven Sen...

Dem Opposes Obama Nominee For Trying To Overturn Death Sentence

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) plans to vote against President Barack Obama's appointment for a top Justice Department position because the nominee previously...

Kate Sheppard

Pennsylvania Isn't Very Excited About Getting The Chemicals Left After West Virginia's Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As West Virginians continue to deal with the aftermath of a chemical spill that left hundreds of thousands without safe tap water, some ...

Authorities Stonewall Parents Seeking Details About Son's Road-Rage Killing

Posted 02.03.2014 | Crime

Parents of a Maine man who was chased and fatally shot by another motorist along a Pennsylvania highway want transcripts of his 911 calls released. ...

Paul Blumenthal

Pro-Israel PACs Went All In For Iran Sanctions, But They're Still Losing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has received the lion's share of attention for its support of and potential failure to pass...

Sam Stein

Advocates Search For Next Steps After Budget Falls Short On Medical Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disappointed with the level of funding devoted to biomedical research in the new omnibus spending bill, some lawmakers are already schem...

Dave Jamieson

How A Plan To Help Curb Garment Factory Disasters In Bangladesh Died In The U.S. Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concerned it may undermine their own response to recent factory disasters and cost them business, U.S. clothing makers pressured the Sen...

Has Washington Finally Woken Up to the Real Meaning of Social Security?

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Josh Rosenblum

This week as the Senate worked to pass a bipartisan budget framework that doesn't cut Social Security or Medicare benefits; a hearing without the same fanfare took place just steps away. In a high-ceilinged, wood-paneled committee room, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) chaired a hearing that might prove the more historical moment of the week.

Ashley Alman

Obama Fundraiser In Philadelphia Sets Million-Dollar Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

President Obama's fundraiser in Philadelphia Thursday night, hosted by a pair of business executives, is aiming to raise a million dollars for the the...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Describe Hearing Capitol Hill Shots

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who were outside the U.S. Capitol Building were rushed inside to safety when shots erupted Thursday afternoon, several said in...

Another Dem Expresses Support For Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) became the latest Democrat to publicly support marriage equality, announcing the news on his Facebook page Tues...