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Debbie Stabenow

Senator Talks Role In New Batman Movie

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

What role will Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) have in the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie? "I can't say," Stabenow chuckled i...

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.

Debbie Stabenow Is 'Ready For Hillary'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has received the endorsement of a fellow Democrat ahead of any formal announcement of her candidacy for pres...

Zach Carter

Top Obama Official Admits He Hasn't Pursued This Democratic Priority

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rift between the Obama administration and congressional Democrats over a major free trade pact has only deepened since the president...

Knowing Which Medical Products Are Best for Each Person -- It Just Makes Sense

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

There are still many unanswered questions about how and why cardiovascular diseases affect Americans differently. Learning the answers to these questions is necessary if we are to someday fulfill the promise of personalized medicine.

Beyond Beds and Meds: Accepting Nothing Less Than Transformational Change

Chantel Garrett | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Chantel Garrett

We must collectively take urgent action -- as the road ahead for people living with serious mental illness and their families is still a long one, riddled with obstacles on all fronts: social, scientific and political.

Farm Bill Promises Small But Vital Research Funding

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — A group of scientists at Michigan State University huddled around a computer screen earlier this week — not poring over scientific ...

Women Are Getting the Job Done

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

During a time when Congress is synonymous with gridlock and obstructionism, the women are showing we can move past the partisanship, roll up our sleeves and get things done. And we're not slowing down. Women aren't sitting back after they win an election. They're leaning in!

Senate Set To Send Farm Bill To Obama

Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for t...

Paul Blumenthal

Omnibus Budget Proves That Earmarks Will Never Die

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The practice of earmarking -- that is, steering federal dollars to specific projects or companies -- might be officially banned in Congr...

Kate Sheppard

Senators 'Deeply Concerned' Over Farm Bill Provision

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The way government agencies deal with science is under attack thanks to a provision tucked into the sweeping federal farm bill, 13 Dem...

Cruz Skewered For Backing Government-Run Health Care

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who helped set off the government shutdown in his bid to defund Obamacare, found himself on Tuesday passionatel...

Political Report Card: Women at the Head of the Class

Barbara Lee | Posted 12.03.2013 | Women
Barbara Lee

From Congress to state legislatures to campaigns across the country, women are stepping up and showing their policy prowess.

Ryan Grim

The Monsanto Protection Act Is Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will include an extension of the so-called Monsanto Protection Act in the spending bill designed to avert a government...

Not a Line Item, A Lifeline

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Food stamps are not just a line item on a budget; they are a lifeline to American families. One that has existed since the 1930s. This is not an extravagance of the American government.

Arthur Delaney

House Passes Farm Bill Without Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed farm legislation that, for the first time in 50 years, did not include food stamps ...

#DontDoubleMyRate Isn't Over Just Yet

Darrin Camilleri | Posted 08.28.2013 | Detroit
Darrin Camilleri

Why should working and middle class young people be burdened with paying the costs of government? College is supposed to be an opportunity for us to achieve our dreams, not an opportunity for the government to pay its debt.

Senate Passes Half-Trillion Dollar Farm Bill

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice ...

Ryan Grim

Monsanto Protection Act May Be In Trouble

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the chairwoman of the Agriculture Committee, pledged to oppose the extension of the so-called the Monsan...

Michael McAuliff

Veterans Fear Impact Of Food Stamp Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans have a reminder for the Senate as it takes up plans to cut food stamps by $4.1 billion this week: The aid has been -- and still...

Ryan Grim

Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Lead Hemp Legalization Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky's two senators, Republicans Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, have been working to include a provision that would legalize industr...

Obama Plans Dinner With Dems

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is making dinner plans with more lawmakers, this time with Democrats. The White House says Obama is having ...

In Wake of Tragedies, Action Needed -- on More than Guns

Sen. Debbie Stabenow | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Over the last few months the country has been engaged in an in-depth conversation about guns. We need an equally serious conversation about mental health care.

Senate Budget Puts Results First

Michele Jolin | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Michele Jolin

The adoption of this amendment by the Senate continues this trend, and moves forward an agenda that can significantly improve outcomes for young people and their families even in the constrained budget reality that our leaders at all levels face today.

Tell Your Senators to Defend Social Security and Medicare Today

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This week two Senate budget amendments could affect the future of everybody reading these words -- presuming we live long enough to reach our retirement years. That's not an overstatement.