Articles by Ashley Portero
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.
The New And Improved GOP? Cantor Makes Pitch For Compassionate Conservatism
February 05 2013 3:52 PM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor emphasized that Republicans care about more than just deficit reduction.
Obama Asks Congress To Put Aside 'Dysfunction' To Pass Sequester Delay
February 05 2013 2:16 PM
The president has asked Congress to pass a new package of spending cuts and tax reform initiatives if it is unable to pass a budget by March 1.
Obama To Ask For Sequester Delay, Propose Short-Term Fix
February 05 2013 11:39 AM
President Barack Obama is expected to call for a small package of spending cuts and tax changes on Tuesday afternoon.
Why Obama Can Order Drone Strikes Against Americans
February 05 2013 10:47 AM
Civil liberties groups have been demanding legal justification for the attacks since the 2011 killing of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.