Articles by Ashley Portero
- Watch Gabrielle Giffords' Senate Testimony On Gun Violence
January 30 2013 11:08 AM
The former congresswoman, who was shot point blank in the head in 2011, urged the Senate to be bold and take legislative steps to reduce American gun violence.
- Obama May Voice Support For Binational Same-Sex Couples
January 29 2013 11:30 AM
In addition to encouraging Congress to adopt LGBT-inclusive language, Obama is expected to call for a realistic path to citizenship.
- First US Woman Since 2010 To Face Death Penalty, In Texas
January 29 2013 11:13 AM
Texas death row inmate Kimberly McCarthy will be the 13th U.S. woman to face capital punishment since 1976.
- 9/11 Defendants Want CIA 'Black Sites' Preserved, Made Public At Trial
January 28 2013 3:34 PM
Lawyers for accused Sept. 11 attack conspirator say information obtained from him under torture is unreliable and urged government to discuss detention facilities.
- Chicago Mom Loses All Four Kids to Gun Violence
January 28 2013 1:03 PM
A woman who lamented the loss of her three children to guns now has lost her fourth, and final son, to the same plague.
- Path To Citizenship Stressed In Bipartisan US Immigration Proposal
January 28 2013 11:13 AM
However, the popular DREAM Act is notably absent from a plan that aims to simplify the process of legalization for undocumented immigrants.
- These US Senators Might Miss Their Checks Under 'No Budget, No Pay'
January 25 2013 4:17 PM
While many U.S. senators are very wealthy, these lawmakers would certainly miss their $174,000-per-year paychecks if a Republican measure passes.
- Feinstein Bill Allows US Officials To Own Assault Weapons
January 25 2013 12:39 PM
Not everyone is exempted from owning military-style assault weapons under new legislation proposed by the Democratic senator.
- Women In Combat Could Help Cut Sexual Assaults: General
January 25 2013 11:22 AM
Allowing women to take on front-line roles could help transform the military's misogynistic culture, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said.
- US Sen. Feinstein To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban
January 24 2013 11:05 AM
The Democratic senator will introduce a new assault weapons ban, which will likely be opposed by Republicans and even some Democrats.
- Military Women: Where Can They Serve In Direct Combat?
January 23 2013 6:24 PM
The United States will join only a handful of countries that allow women to serve in direct combat positions.
- Panetta To Lift Ban On Women In Combat
January 23 2013 3:50 PM
Panetta is lifting the controversial ban after four female U.S. service members filed a lawsuit challenging the policy.