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Ellen Tauscher

Dem Bolsters Chuck Hagel's Nuke Policy Credentials

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Former Democratic Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher is particularly well-suited to talk about defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, the former Republican ...

Are Obama's Disarmament Initiatives Just a Cover for the Nuclear-Industrial Complex?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Many of us hoped for more from the Nuclear Posture Review. Still, as with the new START treaty, it may not be transformational, but it is transitional.

The Futility of Trying to Debate Our Way to Disarmament

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

When all the arguments are assembled, it becomes apparent how difficult it is to argue for disarmament without sounding like you're soft on national security.

Biden Courts the Non-Aligned on Nukes

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today, Joe Biden may have helped push a new "global social contract" on international security and safety a bit further by hosting personally at his private residence a unique lunch with the non-aligned state leaders.

Anthony Woods, Gay Black Iraq Veteran, To Run For Congress

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Insurgent congressional candidate Anthony Woods' life story reads like Aaron Sorkin wrote it--he's a gay, black Iraq veteran with a Harvard degree. He...

Melissa Bean Helps Banks Gut Bill to Limit TARP Bonuses

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The New Democrats and the Blue Dogs made good on their threats to join with Republicans to block legislation that would limit the payment of TARP bonuses. Score one for the banks.

Ryan Grim

Tauscher Accepts State Department Nomination

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The blogosphere won't have Ellen Tauscher to kick around anymore. The California congresswoman that the NetRoots loves to hate announced Wednesday tha...

Ryan Grim

Adam Pase: Lobbyist-Turned-Staffer At Center Of Bankruptcy Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Capitol Hill is not a place where staffers become famous. The focus is on members of Congress, while aides remain in the background, unnamed and unrem...

As Congress Moves to End Gay Ban, Don't Let History Repeat Itself

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Rep. Ellen Tauscher has just announced she'll introduce a bill to repeal the ban on open gays in the military, a momentous step that comes on the 15th anniversary of this highly unpopular policy.

Ellen Tauscher (D-BofA) Helps Bank Lobbyists Write Our Laws

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

How can Tauscher claim that there's anything "moderate" about working on behalf of the bankers who created this crisis?

A Study in Contrasts on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Ralls

The government of Argentina, an increasingly welcoming South American country when it comes to lesbians and gays, officially ended its prohibition on open service in the armed forces.

Mortgage Write-Downs: Why Does Ellen Tauscher Value Banks Over Constituents? Ask Adam Pase

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Why is Ellen Tauscher, head of the New Democrat Coalition, working so hard on behalf of bank and mortgage industry lobbyists?

The Mantra to End DADT: Yes We Can!

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

There is no question that our next president is facing a host of truly awful problems. Cut the Administration some slack regarding Don't Ask Don't Tell, yes -- but not too much.

Obama and the End of the Military's Ban on Gays

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

While this will not be an easy fight, it also won't likely be a return to the belabored hearings of the Clinton presidency which produced the Bizarro World Don't Ask, Don't Tell non-policy of not asking what nobody's saying.