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Tom Carper

Senators Troubled By Secret Service Allegations

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican senator expressed concern Wednesday over...

Kate Sheppard

Congress Just Undid The 1 Good Thing It's Done On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Congress approved changes to the federal flood insurance program in June 2012 that lawmakers said then would fix the program's problem...

Our Taxpayer Dollars: Going to Waste and Wealthy Corporations

Jaimie Woo | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

Let's help our budget crises by continuing billion-dollar handouts to huge, profitable agribusinesses. Apparently, that's what Congress thinks.

November Reminds Us to Invest in America by Recycling

Sen. Tom Carper | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Tom Carper

Every year as summer turns to fall, it's hard not to stop, look around, and contemplate the beauty of our country. The U.S. is filled with natural beauty and it's important to keep it that way.

Postal Service Problems: Senators Offer Plan To Save Cash-Strapped USPS

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Saturday mail delivery would be ended in a year and the Postal Service could start shipping alcoholic beverages under a plan offere...

Murkowski, Others Back Measure To Curb Costs For Obesity Treatment

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

By Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - A day after the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease, U.S....

Amanda Terkel

ENDA Picks Up Majority Support In The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act now has majority support in the Senate. On Monday, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) signed on as the b...

Lucia Graves

Senator Questions Sexism In GOP Boycott Of Obama Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) questioned the Republican Party's commitment to women after Senate Republicans boycotted a vote for Gina McCarthy, the p...

'Green News Report' - May 9, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S...

Another Dem Expresses Support For Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) became the latest Democrat to publicly support marriage equality, announcing the news on his Facebook page Tues...

Christina Wilkie

Hallmark Sends Greeting To Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Hallmark Cards Inc. is preparing to send Capitol Hill a special greeting this year. But it's not the sappy, well-wishing kind that made t...

Senators Seek More Help After Disaster

AP | ANDREW MIGA and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen senators from seven states damaged by Superstorm Sandy are asking President Obama to boost federal disaster aid to the states. ...

Kevin Wade Loses To Carper

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

GOP Candidate Kevin Wade lost his bid to unseat Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del), projects the Associated Press. Wade had been considered a longshot for the...

Tom Carper Wins

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) has won re-election against GOP candidate Kevin Wade, the Associated Press projects. Carper, a two-term governor, has neve...

AFSCME Fails to Derail Pat Quinn's High-Speed Rail Roll-Out

David Ormsby | Posted 12.25.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Illinois AFSCME Council 31 attempted on Friday to derail Governor Pat Quinn's effort to showcase the roll-out of high-speed rail in Illinois. But their protest train remained stuck in the station.

Dave Jamieson

Mail Fail: Postal Service To Default As Congress Breaks For Recess

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

At midnight Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service is expected to default on a multi-billion dollar payment owed to the Treasury, highlighting financial s...

Big Bill Showdowns Leave Congress In Wary State

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate-passed bills to cut farm subsidies and food stamps and overhaul the financially teetering Postal Service have been put on ho...

Open Government Data: Not Just Good Policy, But Economically Sound

W. David Stephenson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
W. David Stephenson

It's time for those on both the right and left concerned about the cost and efficiency of government to join in: opening up data makes hard economic sense as well.

Hedge-Fund Titans Got Inside Political Tips

New York | Jonathan Chait | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics

I'm surprised this Wall Street Journal story, detailing how hedge funds manage to obtain profitable inside information, hasn’t gotten more attention...

Is Booze The Key To Saving The Postal Service?

Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

The eagle is struggling to fly. Growing financial grief has placed the U.S. Postal Service in a difficult bind. As it plans to close hundreds of m...

Problems Persist With Contractors Paid To Ferret Out Medicare Fraud

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

MIAMI — Contractors paid tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to detect fraudulent Medicare claims are using inaccurate and inconsistent data th...

Senators Save Postal Service From The Brink

AP | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators announced a bipartisan plan Wednesday to help keep the financially ailing Postal Service solvent and continue six-day mail deli...

Dave Jamieson

Postal Service Finances As Bad As They Sound: Auditors

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal auditors released a report Thursday that found, contrary to other findings, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has not been overpayi...

170,000 Medicare Recipients Scored Large Amount of Painkillers From Multiple Doctors, Report Finds

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Drug abusers are exploiting Medicare prescription's benefit to score large quantities of painkillers, and taxpayers have to foot most of...

Dave Jamieson

Postmaster General Warns Of Default, Pleads For Congressional Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The postmaster general pleaded with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to pass legislation that would help the postal service right it...