Category: National

After ‘Citizens United,’ Is Constitutional Amendment Needed?

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United ruling in 2010, many Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups have proposed constitutional amendments to overturn the controversial decision — or attempt to curb its impact. But not everyone who disagrees with the decision thinks that’s the right approach to reducing corporate influence in politics.

Republican Rove’s Claim Is False

The latest multimillion-dollar attack ad from former Bush political guru Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS makes an almost entirely false claim that President Obama broke a promise to not increase taxes for families making less than $250,000 a year.

Lautenberg Introduces Bill To Cap Health Insurance Fees For Military Retirees

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation that would place caps on health insurance enrollment fees, deductibles, and pharmacy co-payments for military retirees enrolled in the Department of Defense’s TRICARE system. The bill would aid nine million beneficiaries in the military health care system.

Former U.S. Nuclear Commander Startles With Proposal To Cut Weapons Arsenal By 80%

The chairman of a House subcommittee that helps shape the nation’s nuclear arsenal, Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), has been scathing about the Obama administration’s consideration of new cuts in the arsenal’s size. A shift in U.S. targeting policy, now under White House review, “could border on disarmament and significantly diminish U.S. strength,” Turner complained in March. “Clearly, any further reductions will undermine the deterrent that has kept this country safe.”