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Matt Sledge

Four Senators Push 'Real, Not Cosmetic' NSA Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

A bipartisan group of senators announced a comprehensive surveillance reform bill on Wednesday, but their effort may encounter resistance from the pow...

Friday Talking Points -- Congress Slinks Out Of Town

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It was a busy week in Washington, since all the congresscritters were eager to get out of town for their not-so-well-earned five weeks of vacation. It'll take awhile for the dust to settle, so let's take a look at some of what's been happening while it does.

Danielle Schlanger

20-Week Abortion Ban DOA In Senate, Dems Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

A group of Democratic Senators made clear on Wednesday that a House Republican bill prohibiting women from having abortions 20 weeks after conception ...

Lawmakers Renew Gun Control Push Six Months After Newtown

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

By Paige Gance WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - Gun-control advocates renewed their push for stricter measures on Thursday, a day befo...

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.

24 Million Reasons to Protect Immigrant Whistleblowers

Saket Soni | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Saket Soni

When guestworkers can stand up against employer abuse, they help lift the floor for all workers. Wages and conditions are more secure.

The Power of Collaboration and Good Works: A Park Is Born in Stamford

George Bradt | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics
George Bradt

Putting aside any doubt that people in this country can collaborate to do good things, the Mill River Collaborative opened a new park in the center of...

Elise Foley

Senator Plans Amendment To Help Undocumented Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will push for an amendment to give undocumented children -- or "little Dreamers," as advocates call th...

Michael McAuliff

Senators: FAA Delays Are Political

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators moved Tuesday to give President Barack Obama options to ease growing air travel delays sparked by Congress' budget sequestratio...

Lawmakers Urge Delay For Airport Furloughs

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As airport delays spread across the country, members of Congress on Tuesday urged the administration to postpone the furloughing of...

Newtown Families: Gun Vote Was Disappointing

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Emotionally drained and weary family members of the Newtown shooting victims, thrust into a new role as gun control lobbyists, said...

Connecticut Senator: 'It's A Sad Day' For U.S. Senate

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Senate failed to muster sufficient support Wednesday for a gun-buyer background check bill that's supported by nearly 90 percent of Americans, vot...

It's CEO Pay Shock, Not Premium Rate Shock, That We Should Be Outraged About

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Wendell Potter

If Aetna does, in fact, hike premiums by more than 100 percent for some of its customers, as CEO Mark Bertolini suggested, no doubt part of that money will go to covering his shockingly lucrative paycheck.

Energy Drinks Marketing Sends Confusing Message

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

Energy drinks have been the subject of a heap of controversy recently. From claims of false advertising to disturbing news about deaths that followed ...

Jennifer Bendery

James Inhofe: Gun Debate Has Nothing To Do With Families Of Newtown Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Tuesday that the gun control debate doesn't have anything to do with the families of the Newtown, Conn....

Molly O'Toole

Air Force Quietly Reassigns F-16 Pilot Convicted Of Sexual Assault

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

The Air Force has quietly reassigned Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, an F-16 pilot convicted of aggravated sexual assault before a three-star general overtu...

Christina Wilkie

NRA Robocalls 'Beyond The Pale,' Senators Write

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut sent a letter Monday to the CEO of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPier...

Senator Blasts 'Repugnant' NRA Robocalls To Newtown Residents

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) blasted the National Rifle Association on Monday, calling the organization’s recent robocall campaign in Newtown, ...

Sandy Hook to DC: 26 Cyclists, 400 Miles, 3 ½ Days of Inspiration

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Mary Ann West

Team 26 is wearing Sandy Hook green jerseys that Rider #26 Chris McDonnell added the words and symbols: Hope, Peace, Love. This is all part of the Newtown Effect, and the message continues to spread.

Dem Senator: Sequestration Has A 'Silver Lining'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

On Monday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said in an interview on CNN's "Starting Point" that there is a "silver lining" to sequestration. "Th...

Exploitive Newtown Facebook Pages Stir Controversy

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Facebook officials have agreed to take down some unofficial tribute pages for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting after Connecticut ...

Christina Wilkie

NRA Backs Away From 'Connecticut Effect' Remark

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) called on the National Rifle Association to "reject" a lobbyist's controversial...

Christina Wilkie

Newtown Senator Demands NRA CEO 'Reject' Gun Lobbyist Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut demanded on Tuesday that the National Rifle Association and its CEO, Wayne LaPierre, "...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senator Makes Prediction On Chuck Hagel's Confirmation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) predicted the Senate will approve the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as secretary of d...

Elise Foley

Senators Blast NRA Response: 'Irrelevant' To Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), whose state was rocked last week by a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, said Friday that the ...