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
Should the Fed be watching 'House of Cards'? - Yahoo! Singapore ... billion to create 10 million jobs. ... But Republicans oppose higher taxes, and Democrats aren't likely to go ... signed by President Barack ... 05/5/2015 - 6:09 am | View Link
Video: Anti-abortion Ohio legislator never thought about women - NBCNews.com Pentagon: Texas has nothing to fear from upcoming military exercise - Raleigh News & Observer 05/4/2015 - 12:19 pm | View Link
Republican presidents flunk the economy: 11 reasons why America does ... - Salon ... consider that Barack Obama has created 7.35 million jobs since ... Conservatives oppose policies that ... total, Democrats created 42 ... 05/4/2015 - 10:52 am | View Link
Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen go head-to-head at Rockville ... - Washington Post Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade - Baltimore Sun 05/4/2015 - 9:36 am | View Link
A simple guide to the real differences between the Democratic ... - Washington Post Buffett: I'm going to vote for Hillary - The Hill 05/4/2015 - 8:15 am | View Link
PEASE: The Tea Party and some Democrats oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership Democrats oppose it primarily because it is likely to send jobs overseas, cost consumers more, and undermine environmental protections. The Democratic Party is split on the deal with Obama decidedly for it and Senator Elizabeth Warren and Democratic ... 05/4/2015 - 10:03 am | View Link
Obama's hard going on Trans-Pacific Partnership He also garnered 40 per cent of congressional Democrats, including almost ... and steep losses of US manufacturing jobs. Even Hillary Clinton is breaking with her husband's free-trade record, hinting she may oppose the TPP, which would bind the US and ... 05/3/2015 - 10:09 am | View Link
Many Democrats Turn Their Backs on Free Trade He also garnered 40 percent of congressional Democrats ... steep losses of American manufacturing jobs. Even Hillary Rodham Clinton is breaking with her husband’s free-trade record, hinting that she may oppose the Pacific trade pact, which would bind ... 05/3/2015 - 12:00 am | View Link
Chuck Schumer Warns Obama His Trade Agenda Is Dead Without A China Currency-Manipulation Crackdown The imbalance is estimated by some to have cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs. With Obama pushing Congress ... Finance Committee last month that would advance Obama's trade agenda. But most Democrats oppose granting any president fast-track authority ... 05/2/2015 - 12:30 am | View Link
New Democrats expect growing support for fast-track A small group of House Democrats who back President Barack Obama’s effort ... “It will endanger American jobs and the environment. That’s why we are so opposed to fast-track legislation and urge all House Democrats to oppose it.” 04/30/2015 - 2:07 pm | View Link
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More Democrats Are Going Their Own Way, and That’s Away ... President Obama is finding that his biggest difficulties in pushing his agenda in Congress lately are not with Republicans but with members of his own party. 05/1/2015 - 8:21 pm | View Website
The one power Democrats don’t want Obama to have | TheHill Liberals are waging a vigorous fight against one White House priority. 04/30/2015 - 4:41 pm | View Website
News Archive | TheHill President Obama will nominate the No. 2 official at the Coast Guard, Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, to lead the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).The White ... 04/29/2015 - 2:55 pm | View Website
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Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is first top U. S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia.
As the war on terror nears its 14th anniversary -- a war we seem to be losing, given jihadist advances in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen -- the U. S. sticks stolidly to its strategy of “high-value targeting,” our preferred euphemism for assassination. Secretary of State John Kerry has proudly cited the elimination of “fifty percent” of the Islamic State’s “top commanders” as a recent indication of progress.
The popular atheist and torture-supporter Sam Harris recently tried to "engineer a public conversation" with radical linguist Noam Chomsky "about the ethics of war, terrorism, state surveillance, and related topics." Harris shared the exchange publicly, chalking it up as an "unpleasant and fruitless encounter."Readers might disagree. April 26, 2015 From: Sam Harris To: Noam ChomskyNoam — I reached out to you indirectly through Lawrence Krauss and Johann Hari and was planning to leave it at that, but a reader has now sent me a copy of an email exchange in which you were quite dismissive of the prospect of having a “debate” with me.
Special election in New York City for Grimm, Assembly seatsWashington PostNEW YORK — A high-profile congressional seat is up for grabs as voters in Staten Island and certain sections of Brooklyn on Tuesday take part in a special election. The 11th Congressional District seat became vacant when GOP Rep. Michael Grimm and more »