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Comcast, Time Warner and Congress: Perfect Together

Michael Winship | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

On April 9, the US Senate held its first hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner deal -- a $45 billion transaction that will affect millions of consumers and further pad some already well-lined pockets.

Jon Stewart Trashes GOP For Screwing Vets... Again

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.06.2014 | Comedy

When a bill came up for vote that would have expanded health care and education for veterans, we knew two things would happen next. First, Republicans...

Senate Blocks Dems' Bill Boosting Vets' Benefits

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefit...

Family Feud: GOP Debates Next Move On Immigration

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — House Republicans wrestled inconclusively with the outlines of immigration legislation Thursday night, sharply divided over th...

House Republican Leaders To Outline Immigration Principles

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders plan to outline broad immigration principles, including legalization for the 11 million immigrants living...

House GOP Leaders Face Challenge

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders poised to revive efforts to overhaul the immigration system with new broad policy principles are facing a...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Senator: Pot Is Bad For You Because Lady Gaga Said So | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) cited the pop singer Lady Gaga on Wednesday when trying to take Attorney General Eric Holder to task over th...

Senator Kelly Ayotte Proposes Tax Hike Targeting 4 Million Low-Income Latino Kids

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Ayotte's measure would only impact the undocumented immigrant community, a supposedly powerless, forlorn group that cannot respond to direct attacks from self-interested politicians and their right-wing sponsors.

The GOP Mines an Endless Vein of Hypocrisy; An Historic Bottomless Pit of Inconsistency

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Apparently, having a black, Kenyan-born Communist who is both Muslim and a radical Christian in the Oval Office changes the rules of judicial appointments. That is the only conclusion we can reach for key Republican senators have reversed their opinions 180 degrees from what they've stated in the past.

A Moon for Misrule

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

I once heard a man wonder aloud, "How often does Halloween fall on Friday the 13th? That would be really spooky!" Indeed. He might be the dyslexic genius behind Paul Ryan's budget numbers.

Republicans Say Their Own Party Must Do More

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

MOBILE, Ala. -- Republicans hoping to reach beyond the party's white, aging core must do more than retool campaign strategy and tactics, say young GOP...

Landmark Move By Senate Would Lead To Big Immigration Changes

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Setting up a potential clash with the Republicans who control the House, congressional Democrats insisted Tuesday they will not agr...

Senate Immigration Bill To Increase Legal Workers

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Landmark immigration legislation passed by the Senate would remake America's workforce from the highest rungs to the lowest and bri...

Alabama Senator Leads Fight Against Measure Said To Be Key To GOP Comeback

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Day after day, Sen. Jeff Sessions argues against an immigration overhaul bill that GOP party leaders, and a sizable share of his Republi...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Think Tank Scholar vs. Adorable 10-Year-Old | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not often you get to see a Heritage Foundation scholar testifying side-by-side with a 10-year-old girl over the impacts of sequestr...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner: No Plans Yet To Fix Voting Rights Act | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court left the fate of a key part of the Voting Rights Act in the hands of Congress on Tuesday, but GOP leaders on up to the...

Michael McAuliff

Alabama Senator Claims No 'Discrimination Of That Kind' In His State | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- African-American lawmakers -- including Alabamans -- slammed Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for claiming there was no discrimination that w...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican Senator 'Cannot Imagine' Congress Fixing Voting Rights Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's up to Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down one of its core provisions on Tuesday. But at l...

GOP Senator Mocks 'Country Club' Karl Rove

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Highlighting the split between big-business Republicans and their more socially conservative brethren, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Friday mocked Ka...

Immigration Today

Ryan Campbell | Posted 08.12.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

If they fail, the anti-immigrant sentiment may cement itself in a narrative for Latinos and Asians which steers them away and lasts a generation.

Immigration Reform: Building Fences With Shadows or Bridges of Hope and Dreams?

Bruce Lesley | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

The Southwest is a place of great opportunity, enchantment, and grandeur, and yet, also a place of poverty and inequality in the United States. Through its children, it is also a place that will play an expanding and critically important role in either the successes or failures of our nation.

Immigration Debate Reveals Republican Party Divisions

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

BY DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Memo to supporters of bipartisan legislation moving to the Senate floor: Make sure you stress th...

Elise Foley

Republican Senator Denies Record Deportations | Elise Foley | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said again on Friday that "nobody" is being deported from the United States -- a nation that expelled a reco...

Jason Linkins

Republican Senator Says Sexual Assaults Stem From 'Culture That's Awash In Sexual Activity' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) on Tuesday attributed incidents of sexual assault in the military to "the hormone level in nature," which is weird, be...

Race Is at the Root of the Divide Over Immigration Reform

Keith Rushing | Posted 07.23.2013 | Black Voices
Keith Rushing

If you're worried about the growing political strength of people of color, which is happening in large part because of a rapidly growing Latino population, then you might be motivated to do what you can to stop immigration reform.