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Jon Stewart Joins Sept. 11 Medical Care Push: First Responders

First responders who were injured or sickened by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington said they will visit Congress with comedian Jon Stewart to push lawmakers to extend expiring medical programs as Friday marked 14 years since 9/11.

September 14, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘The Loud, Northeastern Egomaniac Primary’

Jon Stewart looked at the problems facing the thousandth or so new candidate for the Republican nomination, Chris Christie.

July 2, 2015

Marijuana Bill Gains Steam In Senate

A bipartisan consensus is forming in Congress around medicinal marijuana.

March 20, 2015
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (Third Way Think Tank via Flickr)

Half A Heart On Marijuana Better Than No Heart At All

Washington is finally starting to realize the folly of America’s drug war.

March 19, 2015

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Women Make More Effective Legislators Than Men

Nobody in Congress does bipartisanship very well — but female legislators are more successful than the men.

February 20, 2015
People attend a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the Staten Island borough of New York

New York Officials Urge Calm After Grand Jury Declines To Indict Cop In Chokehold Case

New York City officials are trying to avoid a repeat of the violence that erupted in Ferguson.

December 3, 2014

Senate Rejects Stronger Military Sexual Assault Bill

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — An ambitious bill seeking to stem the rise of sexual assaults in the military died Thursday after senators from both parties refused to limit the role of commanding officers in deciding whether to prosecute such cases. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) pushed the issue to prominence during this congressional […]

March 7, 2014