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Gun homicides increased sharply after one state repealed its "permit-to-purchase" law in 2007.