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4 Truths About Water and Sanitation

Lisa Schechtman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Lisa Schechtman

Right now, one-third of the world's population lives without a decent toilet. One in ten people doesn't have access to safe drinking water. Without these, even basic handwashing can be beyond reach.

'President' McCain and His 'Shadow Cabinet'

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

John McCain would much rather have been elected president back in 2008, but for a man who was soundly defeated by Obama, being a Shadow President against that very same man is the perhaps the second-best thing that he could have hoped for.

The Two Senate Republicans Who Won on Tuesday Night

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

You can call it a "wave," a "thumpin'," or a "shellacking," but whatever term that the pundits and politicians use, it's quite clear that the Republican Party made a loud statement on Election Night.

What a Republican Senate Would Mean for World Politics

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Kevin A. Lees

Republican control in both houses of Congress might not actually be the worst thing for the Obama administration. It might actually be to Obama's advantage on two key issues -- trade and immigration.

3 Countries That Will Be Watching the Midterms on Tueday

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

By virtue of America's superpower status in international affairs, millions of people around the world will be tracking the polls and watching the results. And three countries in particular, all of whom reside in the Middle East, will be glued to the television as the votes are counted.

My 3 Favorite Republican Senators

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

The pack is out of session for the next seven weeks campaigning for another term. So perhaps this is a good time to get a little reflective and sentimental before campaign season really heats up in October.

Why Obama Should Ask Congress for an ISIS AUMF

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If the Obama administration finds it necessary to expand U.S. military activity against the IS into Syria, President Obama will quickly face a wave of pressure on Capitol Hill on the need to submit a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force for congressional debate and approval.

Tennessee GOP Senator Bob Corker Won't Rule Out Presidential Bid

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 20...

Let's Sue the GOP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Senate Republicans last week prevented repair of a law that 99.99 percent of Americans hate and condemn and would vote 50 times to repeal, given the chance. The GOP blocked a bill that would have ended tax breaks bestowed on corporations for offshoring factories and jobs.

Zach Carter

Warren's Mortgage Reforms Divide Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is dividing Wall Street critics in Congress by leading talks regarding a controversial Fannie Mae and Fr...

Marina Fang

Here Are The (Mostly) Old White Men Who Will Be Running The Senate If The GOP Takes Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Huffington Post recently asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) how he thought the current minority leader, Mitch McCo...

Senators Propose Gas Tax Increase Of 12 Cents Per Gallon

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two d...

GOP Senator Apologizes For Midget Comment

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) apologized Thursday for describing some of his fellow senators and their referencing of Congressional Budget Office (CBO) sc...

Michael McAuliff

Will Congress Act To End Endless War?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Congress granted President George W. Bush authority to go to war against the perpetrators of 9/11 and their supporters shortly afte...

Lawmakers Say Latest Russia Sanctions Are Too Mild

Reuters | Patricia Zengerle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. Republican lawmakers said on Monday the latest sanctions imposed on Russian individuals and companies a...

Dave Jamieson

Messy Union Battle Comes To An End

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business

The United Auto Workers union announced Monday that it withdrew its challenge to the closely watched Volkswagen union election that took place in Tenn...

Lawmakers Call For Tighter Sanctions On Russia

AP | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its...

Forget the Spin, Putin Is Holding a Losing Hand

David Paul | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics
David Paul

According to the Sunday Times, Barack Obama has had it with trying to build a partnership with Vladimir Putin. Like George W. Bush before him, Barack Obama has finally written off Vladimir Putin.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bob Corker Says Assad Was 'Wise' To Kill 1,200 With Chemical Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are following a formula in which the common denominator is to emba...

Poor John Kerry, He Never Gets a Break

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Not only is he juggling four highly fragile international crises simultaneously, but in the very small windows of time he has in Washington, he needs to fulfill his constitutional duty by appearing in front of the United States Congress for hearings and briefings.

Lawmakers Bash Obama Administration's 'Delusional' Syria Policy

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers lashed out at the Obama administration's handling of Syria's civi...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Top GOP Senator Accuses Kerry Of 'Wishy-Washiness' In Facing Down Putin

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry's "wishy-washiness" is emboldening Russian President Vladimir Putin in his actions in Ukraine, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)...

Kate Sheppard

They're Up All Night To Get Wonky: 30 Senators Hold Overnight Climate Session

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Senators planning to stay up all night Monday talking about climate change say the marathon session is the "opening salvo" in a renewe...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Eyes Swift But Cautious Aid For Ukraine

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress appeared set Monday to move swiftly -- if cautiously -- to craft legislation aimed at the Ukraine crisis that could include $1 ...

Hagel Speaks With Russian Defense Chief About Crimea Tensions

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

(Adds McCain statement, background) WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke on Saturday with his Russ...