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Why Sanctions Are Right in the Case of Venezuela

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

I beg to differ with liberals who say the recent U.S. sanctions against individual members of the Venezuelan government are counterproductive. By the same token, I disagree with conservatives who dismiss them for being too light and applaud the White House and Congress efforts to punish Venezuelan drug traffickers and human rights violators for a very simple reason: in the rigged system of justice that Hugo Chavez set up in the country, it is impossible for any member of its repressive political system to ever face justice in a court of law.

They Are Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although members of Congress and the president are professing to pursue a humanitarian response to the border crisis, the proposed solutions often undercut the very protections that children have in current law in order to have the Border Patrol expedite their deportation back to Central America.

Congress Can Avoid Iran War By Supporting Negotiations

Jon Soltz | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As an Iraq war veteran who served two tours, at the beginning and end, I can tell you that I understand the alternatives. They scare the living hell out of me.

Michael Calderone

Senator Claims Cuban Plot Led To Prostitution Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson pushed back Tuesday following Sen. Robert Menendez's allegations that yet-unproven prostitutio...

Washington to Cairo: Start Acting Like a Democracy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

For the United States and many other foreign leaders around the world, from Great Britain to Australia, this sentence was a vivid reminder of Egypt's grotesque reality: that of a country dominated by the military, where the right to a fair trial, a free press, and free expression are blatantly crushed.

Senator Hits Chamber Of Commerce For Cuba Trip

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman has told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that he believes its trip to Cuba is a bad i...

Senate Democrats Block GOP Push For Joint Benghazi Investigation

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department and a House panel are working on an alternative date for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about infor...

Congress, White House Spar Over Possible Sanctions Against Venezuela

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers pushed on Thursday for sanctions on Venezuelans linked to human righ...

Who Became A Medicare Millionaire?

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and SERDAR TUMGOREN | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping nu...

Poor John Kerry, He Never Gets a Break

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Not only is he juggling four highly fragile international crises simultaneously, but in the very small windows of time he has in Washington, he needs to fulfill his constitutional duty by appearing in front of the United States Congress for hearings and briefings.

Lawmakers Bash Obama Administration's 'Delusional' Syria Policy

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers lashed out at the Obama administration's handling of Syria's civi...

Chamber Of Commerce Witness Dodges Questions On Whether Climate Change Is Real

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Karen Alderman Harbert, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy testified at a hearing of the Senate...

Luke Johnson

Ukraine's New Leader Meets Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ukraine's new Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, capping off a whirlwind day in Washington Wednesday at the State Department, the White ...

Senate Unveils Bill With Tough Sanctions On Russia

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will weigh some of the most significant U.S. sanctions on Russia since the end of the Cold War in a bid to pressure Presi...

Senate Committee Consulting On Sanctions Against Russia

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are preparing legislation to provide support to Ukraine and consulting with the Obama administration ...

Argentina Isn't Happy With Marco Rubio

AP | Posted 02.08.2014 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Top Argentine officials are rejecting comments by U.S. senators who grilled President Barack Obama's nominee for amba...

The Illusion of AIPAC's Invincibility

Trita Parsi | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Trita Parsi

The defeat of AIPAC's ill-advised push for new sanctions on Iran in the midst of successful negotiations is nothing short of historic. The powerful and hawkish pro-Israeli lobby's defeats are rare and seldom public. But in the last year, it has suffered three major public setbacks, of which the sanctions defeat is the most important one.

Now Even AIPAC Says It's Not The Right Time To Advance Iran Sanctions Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American Israel Public Affairs Committee changed course on Thursday, coming out against an immediate Senate vote on new Iran sanctions, ...

Docs Reveal New Details On Menendez Investigations

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez's political campaign paid a law firm $250,000 in December for legal costs related to Justice Depar...

Senate Acts On Bill To Delay Flood Insurance Hikes

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan legislation that would delay flood insurance premium hikes for hundreds of thousands of people living in coastal and lo...

The Super Bowl Is In New Jersey, NOT New York

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Football fans who think they're coming to New York City for the Super Bowl will find plenty of activities, parties and attractio...

Menendez Under FBI Investigation For Ties To Fugitive Businessmen: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is the subject of a federal criminal investigation for his dealings with two Florida businessmen who are fugitives from ...

Major Newspapers Speak Out Against Iran Sanctions Bill

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

The editorial boards of multiple major newspapers have spoken out this week against a controversial Iran sanctions bill. The bill, backed by Sen. ...

Luke Johnson

How The House Republicans Could Accidentally Save Iran Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House may have caught a break on Iran. The administration has been locked in a battle with a group of Senate Democrats who...

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...