Tagged: Congress


What to expect on Nov. 4

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Nov. 2, 2014, 1:45 p.m. | In News Blog »

Predictions and polling have given Republicans an edge in the upcoming race for control of the Senate.However, Nate Silver, the man who predicted all 50 states correctly in the 2012 presidential election, only gives the Republicans a 62 percent chance of winning a majority this Tuesday.


The brokenness of American democracy, in one poll

By Maximillian Foley-Keene | Aug. 14, 2014, 7:32 p.m. | In News Blog »

For the first time in the history of the survey, the majority of Americans disapprove of their own Representative.  And the scary thing is that this finding doesn't matter one bit.


State of the Union Recap: Obama promises more action

By Sarah Trunk | Feb. 11, 2014, 11:04 a.m. | In News Blog »

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, with more than half of Americans disapproving of his presidency, Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address, promising more jobs, a better economy and less congressional gridlock.


Why we need to use the U.N. to act on Syria

By Jacob Popper | Sept. 10, 2013, 1:15 p.m. | In News Blog »

Even if Congress votes to allow the strike, the best course of action for the United States is to work through the United Nations on this complicated issue.


NewsChips: Sequester showdown

By Grace Hill | Feb. 21, 2013, 6:34 p.m. | In News Blog »

Sequestration, which will happen unless Congress reaches a deal before then, is likely inevitable due to the current gridlock and inaction.


Pro/Con: Government regulation of contraceptives

By Rachel Auerbach Allison Daitch | April 6, 2012, 12:01 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Beginning on Aug. 1, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will require all health insurance plans to cover women's contraceptives.


A troubling norm

By | June 17, 2011, 1:30 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

After releasing a sexual picture on Twitter, Representative Anthony Weiner decided to seek treatment and resigned his position. The only type of treatment Weiner needs is a good dose of common sense.


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