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Dave Jamieson

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

Democratic Senator Finally Flips On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) announced his support for gay marriage Monday, at last joining the growing number of Democrats to embrace marriage equality ove...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrat Pressed To Endorse Gay Marriage | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), one of the few Senate Democrats who doesn't back gay marriage, is facing a major push from progressive groups in...

Bob Casey Explains Big Switch On Guns

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) explained his switch in position on gun control during a Monday morning appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," saying he thought ...

Rubio, Casey Unveil Bill To Aid Syrian Opposition

AP | DONNA CASSATA and RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.19.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. military commander in Europe said Tuesday that NATO is conducting contingency planning for possible military involveme...

Major Reform In Handling Of Sexual Violence On The Line

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.19.2013 | College

Colleges could soon have new national standards for how they handle reported sexual assaults on their campuses, thanks to a provision in the latest re...

Biden: Congress Feels Sense Of Urgency On Gun Violence

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Vice President Joe Biden says there's a real sense of urgency from lawmakers and police about enacting gun control measures. Biden wa...