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Senate To Examine Security Clearances In Wake Of Navy Yard Shooting

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say they are retooling aspects of the nation's security clearance system, including the process of...

Replying to My Pro-Gun Friends and the NRA

Annabel Park | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Annabel Park

I want to direct the same lines said by Joseph Welch in 1954 to Wayne LaPierre, who testified at the Senate committee hearing on January 30, 2013 and shamelessly uses fear-mongering to boost gun sales: Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?

Thanks to Occupy, Senate Looks at Inequality

Sarah Anderson | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

The ratio between CEO and worker pay has risen from 42-to-1 in 1980 to 325-to-1 in 2010 and average S&P 500 CEO pay is about $11 million.

Cordray Faces Tough Crowd At First Senate Hearing

AP | By MARCY GORDON | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on Tuesday welcomed Richard Cordray to his first Senate hearing as director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ...

Senators To Grill Regulators On MF Global Collapse

Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

Senators plan to press regulators on Thursday on whether they were asleep at the switch as now-bankrupt MF Global took on massive risky bets, and ...

Joy Resmovits

DREAM Act A Moral, Economic Imperative, Says U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.27.2011 | College

Despite the DREAM Act’s low likelihood for Senate passage, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for a renewed awareness of the plight of u...

Bianca Bosker

Officials Push For Action In 'Online Privacy War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Top senators and members of the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday criticized the current state of Internet privacy regulations and pushed for legi...

My Testimony Before the U.S. Senate on Reforming Financial Market Regulation

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

Losses of wealth, lost employment and economic activity and bailouts totaling trillions of dollars around the world are strong evidence of the failed structures of financial markets in their current form.

Let Them Eat Coal Ash: OSM Nominee Pizarchik Must Be Stopped Now

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The Obama's administration's OSM nomination of Pizarchik, the seemingly good-natured and well-meaning Pennsylvania Director of the Bureau of Mining and Reclamation, is a colossal error.