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Let's Pass the ABLE Act

Sen. Bob Casey | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bob Casey

Every parent wants their child to have a shot at the American Dream. For the parents of a child affected by a severe disability such as Down Syndrome or autism, that hope for a secure future is no less powerful.

Ali Watkins

Incoming Senate Intel Chair: Get Ready For An Oversight Overhaul | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) usually arrives discreetly to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s weekly briefings. He often shuffles down ...

'President' McCain and His 'Shadow Cabinet'

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

John McCain would much rather have been elected president back in 2008, but for a man who was soundly defeated by Obama, being a Shadow President against that very same man is the perhaps the second-best thing that he could have hoped for.

Matt Sledge

Harry Reid Gives NSA Reform Bill The Go-Ahead | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the first major bill responding to the leaks by former National Security Ag...

Chronicles of Health Creation: Republican Win Strips Integrative Medicine and Health Leaders From Powerful Committee Roles

John Weeks | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

That integrative health and medicine would lose its top champion in the past 20 years, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), was one foregone conclusion o...

Ali Watkins

Everyone Calm Down: The GOP Won't Kill The Torture Report If It Takes The Senate | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans won a majority of seats in the Senate on Tuesday, which could have big implications for the Senate Intelligence Committee's ...

GOP Sen. Richard Burr Plans To Run In 2016, Despite Retirement Rumors

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Despite some rumblings that he would retire, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, told the Nat...

Lawmakers Scrub Initial Praise Of Bowe Bergdahl Off The Internet

AP | Donna Cassata | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats who initially praised the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after his five years in captivity quickly scrubb...

Kasey Varner

Veterans Group Targets Leading Republicans In New Ad Campaign | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

A new ad campaign by national veterans group Action Fund takes aim at GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Richard Burr (N.C.). Their qual...

Sen. Richard Burr and Republicans Voted For the $160 Billion F-22 and Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Yet Bemoan VA Budget

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Rather than picking a fight with veterans, Sen. Richard Burr should pretend the VA is a weapons program or war and fund it accordingly.

Sam Stein

Veterans Groups Completely Unload On Sen. Richard Burr | Sam Stein | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A highly bitter war of words has broken out between veterans organizations and the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Af...

Watch This Doctor Totally School An Anti-Obamacare Senator On Health Care

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Dr. Danielle Martin, vice president at the Women's College Hospital in Toronto, totally schooled Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on health care Tuesday. ...

Bipartisan Bill Aims To Expand Federal Child Care Program, Boost Safety

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get ...

Republicans Want to Replace Obamacare With...Obamacare-Lite?

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Astonishingly, the Republicans have simply taken the provisions of Obamacare and made them temporary -- and called it "reform"! We'll give you fair prices, but only for a little while. We'll require you to sign up for insurance, but only until you back out.

Senate Republicans About to Screw Veterans -- All for a Campaign Ad

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

It takes a lot to say that Senate conservatives have just made their most craven move in many years, but that's exactly what is happening. In an effort to force a vote on increasing sanctions on Iran, the Senate Minority is trying to attach the measure to an otherwise non-controversial bill that would help veterans, immensely.

Luke Johnson

GOP Sanctions Push Angers A Traditional Ally | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two top veterans groups have come out against a Senate GOP effort to insert an Iran sanctions amendment into an unrelated veterans bill,...

Michael McAuliff

Key GOP Senator Predicts Iran Sanctions Won't Get A Vote | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is admitting that the GOP push to attach Iran sanctions to a veterans benef...

Amanda Terkel

Senate GOP Obamacare Replacement Would Again Allow Insurers To Discriminate Against Women | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Senate Republicans unveiled an alternative to Obamacare Tuesday, offering their party a path forward if the GOP is ever successful...

Three Republicans Back Health Care Alternative

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Senate Republicans on Monday proposed repealing the nation's controversial health care law in favor of a replacement that el...

Jennifer Bendery

Richard Burr Dodges Questions On Why He's Blocking A Judicial Nominee He Previously Supported | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) avoided question after question on Tuesday about why he's blocking a long-stalled judicial nominee who he pre...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican Senator Blocks Judicial Nominee After Recommending Her To Obama | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the Obama administration confirmed it was pulling back a judicial nominee in Florida after it became apparent that Sen. Marc...

Torture and Us

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 12.31.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

I believe there is a moral imperative to oppose torture unequivocally, to work hard to prevent it from happening and to heal the wounds of torture. This essential human moral imperative becomes an inescapable obligation if torture is committed and in your country's name.

Republicans vs. Reality on Debt Ceiling/Default

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

We know Republicans believe that they can simply "create their own reality." And we know from Stephen Colbert that reality has a well-known liberal bias.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Republicans Flirt With Default | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forget the warnings of economists and the treasury secretary that a default of United States debt would be catastrophic. Senior Senate R...

GOP Senators Iffy On Back Pay For Furloughed Workers

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill the House passed to guarantee that furloughed federal workers receive back pay after the partial government s...