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A Democratic Senator Sides With Cruz

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional outcry over allowing a former hostage-taker involved in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran to serve ...

Federal Shield Bill: A New Hope for Old Media

Brad Chase | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media
Brad Chase

A federal media shield bill is moving to the Senate floor and neither political party is happy. Conservative hawks are calling it another White House distraction from a failed foreign policy. Free speech advocates decry the government licensing of journalists.

Chuck Schumer: If People Know Who The Koch Brothers Are, We're Doing Something Right

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday it isn't bad that almost half of Americans know about two of the Republican Party's biggest backers...

Is GOP Marriage Counseling the Path to Immigration Reform?

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

House Speaker John Boehner has announced that Republicans probably won't do anything on immigration reform, because "there's widespread doubt about wh...

Schumer Recuses From Review Of Cable Deal

AP | GEORGE M. WALSH | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday he is recusing himself from any role Congress plays in Comcast Corp.'s planned acquisitio...

Obamalaw: Schumer's Bait and the President's Fiat Keep GOP Off Balance

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

To many Americans, the process of proposing, passing and implementing the Affordable Care Act has amounted to a game of political power and survival. This week hardened that perception as one senator and one president ran plays to breath life into Obamacare.

Avonte's Death Prompts GPS Tracking Plan For Children With Autism

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Following the death of an autistic teenager who walked away from his New York City school last year, the U.S. Department of Justice ...

Make the 1 Percent Pay for the Iran War

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Now we know that it's actually not so hard to get Washington to do the right thing if the choices are framed correctly. Having learned this lesson, let us apply it to the question of future wars, and to the proposed Iran war in particular.

Joshua Hersh

Democratic Senators Buck White House, Threaten To Blow Up Iran Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) are threatening to push the United States toward war with Iran, circulating and plann...

Overplaying Its Hand, Israel Still Holds Plenty of US Cards

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

More than ever, Israel is isolated from world opinion and the squishy entity known as "the international community." The Israeli government keeps condemning the Iran nuclear deal, by any rational standard a positive step away from the threat of catastrophic war.

'They'll Have To Back Off'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) railed against House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a Sunday interview with ABC's "This Week." Shortly before Schumer...

Senators Trying To Narrow Media Shield Law

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Media

In the wake of the many different scandals surrounding the government's surveillance of journalists, senators are attempting to craft a new federal sh...

Christian Proselytizing: A Form of Oppression? 'Only Death Will Tell!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

From some perspectives, that sharing the word of Jesus is an act of bestowing a great gift on the "unbeliever," while for others, rather than experiencing this as a gift, some of us perceive this as an imposition, an annoyance, an insensitivity, a provocation, or worse, a form of oppression.

Zach Carter

Obama Calls For Reporter Shield Law After Hampering Prior Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration asked Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Wednesday morning to reintroduce legislation that would help reporters protec...

Ryan Grim

Major Gun Group Pulls Support From Background Check Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The only sizeable pro-gun group to back a bipartisan background check amendment has withdrawn its support at the last minute, dealing an...

No Guns Allowed: Making the Choice Between 'Nonviolence' and 'Nonexistence'

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Is the issue of government interference, fear of the NRA, or the possibility of a tedious Republican filibuster really as important as a life?

Immigration Reform Evolution

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Immigration is just one of many issues for Latinos, who now number about 50 million in the U.S. The economy, jobs, education, family and health care are all important. But Republicans candidates' message, for instance on social issues, is not in sync with a majority of Latinos.

NY Pols React To Death Of NY's 'Mayor For Life'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.03.2013 | New York

Reaction to death of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch: "Ed Koch was an extraordinary mayor, irrepressible character, and quintessential New Yorker....

Jennifer Bendery

NRA President: Only Difference In This Gun Debate Is 'Our Opponents' Hope'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may seem like last month's shootings at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school were the last straw for those demanding action to stem gun...

USDA To Test Greek Yogurt As Protein For School Lunches

Posted 01.30.2013 | Education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a pilot program that could place Greek yogurt in school cafeterias across the country by April as a pr...

Hospital, Shut Down By Sandy, Set To Reopen

AP | Posted 12.27.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City hospital that had to evacuate hundreds of patients during Superstorm Sandy after it lost power is set to reopen. Offic...

Jennifer Bendery

Bob Corker: Debt Ceiling Is Republicans' Leverage In Fiscal Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Sunday doubled down on the idea that Republicans should use the debt ceiling as leverage in fiscal talks wi...

Schumer Proposes Tech Diplomas To Produce Skilled Workers

Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the New York Board of Regents to approve two initiatives that he says will improve graduation rates and reduce y...

GOP Talks About Immigration Reform But Will It Change Its Tone?

Eliseo Medina | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

We are hearing a wave of chatter from conservative GOP figureheads calling out their party on the subject of Latinos and immigration. Time to change their hardline approach to America's immigrants and push for immigration reform, they say. Perhaps sanity is breaking out.

Schumer Avoids Tax Trap; The Payroll Tax Cut in Trouble; Pernicious Politics

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Here it is the afternoon and I'm just getting around to some articles and blogs for your attention.