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Sen Tom Harkin

Exercising Restraint in Schools

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 09.02.2014 | Education
Bill Lichtenstein

The controversy surrounding the use of physical restraints and seclusion rooms in schools has exploded and resonated across the country from Hawaii to Massachusetts.

Chris Kirkham

Senate Report Lambasts For-Profit Colleges, Lax Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

After a two-year investigation of the for-profit higher education industry, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Monday unveiled an exhaustive report on the co...

For-Profit Colleges Cashing In On Veterans

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For-profit college companies are taking in enormous amounts of federal student aid money by recruiting and enrolling members of the military, veterans...

The Halting of Stem Cell Research Is the Culmination of a Decade-Long Legal Effort

Eli Y. Adashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eli Y. Adashi

The issuance of a temporary injunction barring the NIH from funding human embryonic stem cell research should hardly have come as a surprise. Many of the same plaintiffs and much of the same legal team filed a similar lawsuit a decade earlier.

Lucia Graves

Dems Line Up To Back Elizabeth Warren, 'She Predicted What Was Going To Happen'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic lawmakers are lining up to back the appointment of Elizabeth Warren to head the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Sens. T...

Lobbyists Aid For-Profit College Student Group

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A few months ago, Dawn Connor was just another college student, attending night courses to become a veterinary technician and practicing her trade by ...

Forget the Myth: 51 Senators Can End the Filibuster Today

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Parker

Fifty-one Senators can abolish or amend the filibuster rule at any time. They can do it today. They only have to summon the courage to act.

Harkin Surprised, Disappointed To Hear That Obama Didn't Push Public Option

Talking Points Memo | Brian Beutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) articulated surprise and disappointment that the White House had not done more to push Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to ...

How to Save America $16 Billion and Spare Millions from Disease

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

How do Americans expect to compete in the global economy if our workforce isn't healthy enough to be competitive? The good news is, many of the US's most prevalent medical problems are very preventable.