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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 03.08.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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...

Friday Talking Points -- The Answer To Obamacare, The Universe, And Everything

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's all becoming clear now. House Republicans are just really big fans of Douglas Adams -- that's been their plan all along.

Former Bush Adviser: GOP Gov't Shutdown Threat Is 'Stupid Politically'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Count George W. Bush's former White House communications chief among those questioning the messaging behind the GOP's threats to shut down the governm...

GOP Civil War: House Republicans Have Already Started to Break

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

We are seeing Republicans in the House as well as the Senate speak out against extremist proposals on government spending levels. What exactly do the extremists propose?

Both Sides in GOP's Civil War Over Obamacare Want to Put Insurance Companies Back in Charge

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In an unusual week when the Republicans are at each other's throats, they're still on the same side in the fight that matters: They're for the insurance industry, not us.

Republicans, White House Meet To Discuss 'Big' Reform

The National Journal | Chris Frates | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

At least a dozen Republican senators are regularly meeting with President Obama’s top aides in an attempt to plot a way forward on the looming fisca...

Senators Meet To Discuss Student Loans

AP | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators is meeting at the White House for the latest talks to lower interest rates on student loans. Democr...

Amanda Terkel

Republicans Pressured To Back LGBT Workplace Protections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a Senate committee set to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Wednesday, supporters are focusing these final hours on ...

GOP Senator Declines Dinner Invite From Gun Victim Families

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) has turned down a dinner invitation from a group of gun victims' families, citing a busy schedule this week. Burr recent...

Jennifer Bendery

Senators Explain Why They Tried To Prevent Debate On Gun Control Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 30 senators voted Thursday to try to prevent the Senate from debating a bill targeting gun violence, even as families of the N...

Debate Over 'Fundamental Right' Becomes Sticky Issue In Defense Measure

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Should veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their own financial affairs be prevented from buying a gun? The issue, for a ...

Election Day and Veterans Day: Time to Make the Connection

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Behind each of these statistics is a human story. These stories and our individual veterans must not be ignored. The plight of our post-9/11 veterans is a ticking time bomb and a national tragedy.