Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
HUFFPOST HILL - Huffington Post Keystone XL pipeline creates jobs. ... override President Barack Obama's ... party would likely oppose him in the ... The WFP typically ... 03/4/2015 - 6:25 am | View Link
Working Families Party Threatens Contest Against Ron Wyden Over Free ... - Huffington Post Fast-Tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Bad for General Welfare ... - Huffington Post 03/4/2015 - 6:12 am | View Link
Republicans Fail to Override Obama Veto of Keystone Measure - Washington Post GOP-led Senate fails to override Obama's Keystone veto, lawmakers ... - FOXNews.com 03/4/2015 - 4:12 am | View Link
Koch Industries comes out against Ex-Im - The Hill Do the Koch Brothers Really Care About Criminal-Justice Reform? - Atlantic Monthly 03/3/2015 - 1:22 pm | View Link
Top CEOs have best sales expectations in three years, survey says - Los Angeles Times ... called trade promotion authority, but many of President Obama's fellow Democrats oppose it out of concern new deals will lure U.S. jobs abroad. 03/3/2015 - 11:47 am | View Link
Retiring senator Reid wants Schumer to lead party In a video statement Friday, Reid said Democrats must retake the Senate majority and “it is inappropriate for me to soak up all those resources” while remaining the caucus leader. Obama called Reid “a fighter” who pushed for jobs, better health ... 03/27/2015 - 10:05 pm | View Link
Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader In a video statement Friday, Reid said Democrats must retake the Senate majority and "it is inappropriate for me to soak up all those resources" while remaining the caucus leader. Obama called Reid "a fighter" who pushed for jobs, better health care and a ... 03/27/2015 - 8:08 pm | View Link
Hightower: Global corporations, Obama working to deceive Americans This time it’s not about wholesale spying on us by our own government, but a wholesale assault on our jobs ... Obama and his corporate team intend to spring it on us and start ramming TPP through Congress. He recently arranged a briefing to woo House ... 03/27/2015 - 6:10 pm | View Link
Reid retiring In a video statement Friday, Reid said Democrats must retake the Senate majority and “it is inappropriate for me to soak up all those resources” while remaining the caucus leader. Obama called Reid “a fighter” who pushed for jobs, better health ... 03/27/2015 - 5:49 pm | View Link
Retiring Reid Is Behind Schumer In a video statement Friday, Reid said Democrats must retake the Senate majority and "it is inappropriate for me to soak up all those resources" while remaining the caucus leader. Obama called Reid "a fighter" who pushed for jobs, better health care and a ... 03/27/2015 - 5:40 pm | View Link
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The Democratic Party Platform | Democrats.org Check out the 2012 Democratic Platform -- a declaration of how Democrats plan to move America forward over the next four years and beyond. 03/27/2015 - 3:59 am | View Website
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News Archive | TheHill President Obama will travel to Cleveland on Wednesday to wage a battle with Republicans over the economy. The White House is seeking to draw a stark contrast with ... 03/18/2015 - 4:27 pm | View Website
Democrats oppose Obama's demand for fast-tracking Pacific ... Congressional Democrats are set to demonstrate their “lack of support” for the fast track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) the morning after Barack Obama ... 01/20/2015 - 11:59 pm | View Website
[BIG SNIP] ".. Sen. Cruz is Americas last hope for a credible border. By that I mean a border that is controlled by the citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries. I mean a border that is controlled primarily for the benefit of citizens of America, not the citizens of other countries.
A representative of the German Labor Ministry went before a UN Committee on Friday to discuss the governments plan for improved rights for disabled people. Parliamentary state secretary to the Labor Ministry, Gabriele Lösekrug-Möller, went before the committee to explain the governments plan to put Germany in line with UN standards.
The convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher have been quashed by Italy's top appeals court. The decision is the final ruling in the case relating to the 2007 murder. Ms Kercher, 21, was found dead in a Perugia flat she shared with Ms Knox.
With long hours behind the wheel and fast-food rest-stop meals, long-haul truck driving is one of the unhealthiest professions in the U. S. One man is trying to change that. In the winter, Siphiwe Baleka gets some strange looks as he bikes to work over the icy, snow-laden streets of Springfield, Missouri.
Ferguson will hold municipal elections on April 7. The mayor and five of the six city councilpersons are white. Three are up for reelection. Since Michael Brown was gunned down by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, the one loud refrain has repeatedly been how could a city where African-Americans make up the overwhelming majority of the population be policed by a nearly all-white police force, and governed by a nearly all-white city administration?
A man who spent nearly three years behind bars while charged in a Miami-Dade double murder is a free man. "I still got emotions, I broke down in tears," said David Foster, about the moment last week that he found out he'd be released. "I was incarcerated for quite some time.