Articles by Ashley Portero
- Put Social Programs First, Even GOP Voters Say
February 25 2013 12:26 PM
As the sequester looms, even Republican voters would prefer cuts to the once-hallowed defense budget.
- Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty - Is Prison Ahead?
February 20 2013 12:44 PM
The former congressman plead guilty to spending $750,000 worth of campaign funds on personal expenses.
- Obama And Campaign Finance Disclosure - It Isn't Pretty
February 20 2013 10:52 AM
A new pro-Obama group, Organizing for Action, will not have to disclose its donors.
- Did You Know A Baby Is The 'Largest Organ' In A Woman's Body?
February 19 2013 12:08 PM
A bill that would place new regulations on Alabama abortion facilities is sponsored by a lawmaker with a curious idea of anatomy.
- Republicans Again Try To Squelch Report Countering Their Tax Theory
February 18 2013 3:11 PM
This time, the Congressional Budget Office refused to cave in to the pressure.
- Mark Sanford Is Asking South Carolina For A Second Chance [VIDEO]
February 18 2013 12:51 PM
Sanford, who became a tabloid sensation after it was revealed he was taking secret trips to visit his Argentinian mistress, is now running for Congress.
- Georgia To Execute Man Diagnosed With Mental Retardation
February 18 2013 11:11 AM
Medical opinions notwithstanding, Warren Hill is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Tuesday.
- White House Confirms Immigration Backup Plan, Prods Congress
February 17 2013 2:07 PM
The administration has drafted an alternative in case lawmakers fail to agree on an immigration plan, Obama's chief of staff says.
- Ryan Caught In Contradiction On Sequester [VIDEO]
February 17 2013 1:16 PM
ABC News reminded Ryan that he was an avid supporter of the legislation that created the sequester.
- Bloody Bat Found In Pistorius Home; Victim's Head 'Crushed'
February 17 2013 11:37 AM
The victim, 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, was reportedly found with a crushed skull, in addition to gunshot wounds.
- Pro-life Robocalls After Ireland Woman's Death Originated In US
February 15 2013 11:37 AM
The automated messages claim that, despite the country's abortion ban, Irish doctors will intervene to save the life of a pregnant woman. But a leaked hospital investigation into Halappanavar's death suggests otherwise.
- No Background Checks, More Murders (In Missouri)
February 15 2013 5:53 AM
Gun homicides increased sharply after one state repealed its "permit-to-purchase" law in 2007.
- The Last Meals Of Innocent Men [PHOTOS]
February 14 2013 12:49 PM
A new campaign asks its viewers to stomach the unintended consequences of the death penalty.
- Would US Minimum-Wage Hike Lead To Job Losses?
February 13 2013 3:23 PM
The Republican argument is that a mandatory wage increase will hurt the economy but the record tells a different story.
- New NRA Ad Uses 'Facts' To Emphasize Feds Want Your Guns
February 13 2013 12:50 PM
The gun lobby offered "internal memos" to prove the administration's gun violence reduction effort will violate the right to bear arms.
- 2013 State Of The Union: Once Again, Jobs Will Be Front And Center
February 11 2013 3:17 PM
White House officials report that Tuesday's State of the Union address will focus on jobs and the economy. Sound familiar?
- Proposed Amendment: Rights Are For People, Not Corporations
February 11 2013 1:20 PM
The We the People Amendment to the Constitution would specify that only human beings, not artificial entities, have rights.
- Six US House Freshmen To Watch in 2013
February 07 2013 4:10 PM
These newly elected members of Congress have received more than half of the media coverage of their entire class.
- Pro-Gun Speaker In Viral Video Is Not A Sandy Hook Dad
February 07 2013 1:39 PM
The man identified as a "Sandy Hook father" in a video celebrated by gun rights advocates does not have a child at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
- Congressmen Propose End To Federal Marijuana Prohibition
February 06 2013 1:29 PM
Two Democratic congressmen introduced bills that would de-federalize marijuana policy and guide the taxation of the substance.