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On International Women's Day, a Crucial Moment for Afghan Women

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Jennifer Hardy The planned withdrawal of U.S. and other international troops from Afghanistan in 2014 creates a crucial moment for that country. O...

Kenyans need to make peace

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Peter Kimeu Before the 2007 Kenyan elections we joked about politics amongst colleagues and neighbors in this most famous of East African nations....

Michael McAuliff

Study: High-End Tax Cuts Have Not Helped

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Congressional Research Service report that was reissued Thursday after Republicans complained about it before the elections still find...

Dems Laud Report That Puts 'Stake In The Heart' Of GOP Tax Plan

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers on Thursday lauded an updated congressional report that suggested th...

Get Cuba off the List of State Sponsors of Terror

Sarah Stephens | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Sarah Stephens

It is both untrue and a travesty to paint Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism as the United States government did in its annual report on the subject last week.

East Africa Drought Solution Runs Deep

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

The East African drought of 2011 that is hitting Kenya and Somalia so hard is also proving to be one of the worst that Ethiopia has faced in 50 years.

After Years of Violence, Peace for East Timor's People

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

By Laura Sheahen Driving through the countryside of East Timor, my Catholic Relief Services colleagues and I pass a volleyball court. "That's from CR...

Haiti Camps Prepare for Rains

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

By Tom Price April sees the onset of the rainy season in Haiti, and in a land prone to flooding, this can be a time of danger. Rainwater can rush dow...

Afghan War Costs US $3.6 Billion Per Month: Data

The Hill | Roxana Tiron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States spends about $3.6 billion a month in Afghanistan, according to data provided by the Congressional Research Service. ...

Up To 56,000 More Contractors Could Be Sent With Troops To Afghanistan

TPM | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Private contractors will make up at least half of the total military workforce in Afghanistan going forward, according to Defense Department officials...

Congressional Research Service Praises Lobbying Reforms Under Obama

politico.com | KENNETH P. VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Critics across the political spectrum have lambasted the Obama administration's restrictions on lobbying as everything from a loophole-ridden politica...