Jan 27, 2014
Candidates Cause Consternation For GOP in Schakowsky Race
The problem for political parties of all stripes is that no matter how hard party leaders may try, sooner or later someone somewhere carrying the party banner is likely to say something essentially indefensible.
Schakowsky, Dems Invite Al Qaeda-Headed Group to Drone Briefing
Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon reports that three Democrats--Rep. Jan Schakowsky , Rep. Alan Grayson , and Rep. Barbara Lee --had invited a "representative of a human rights group headed by a designated al Qaeda terrorist" to brief them on U.S. drone policy late last year.
The Huffington Post
The Time for Immigration Reform Is Now
Earlier this month on the National Mall, five courageous individuals were huddled in a tent fasting from food and drink to call attention to the urgent need for immigration reform.
In the Commons
On H.J.RES.59 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 Recorded Vote 12-Dec-2013 --- QUESTION: On Motion to Recede and Concur in the Senate Amendment with Amendment Member of Congress Janice D. Schakowsky , Thank you for voting No on the so-called "budget deal" because of its lack of unemployment benefits extensions and other principled reasons .
U.S. Support Builds for International Violence Against Women Act
Rights groups say the passage of a recently revived bill would boost efforts to end gender-based violence around the world, potentially inspiring similar commitments from other countries.