Articles by Ashley Portero

Ashley covers U.S. politics for the International Business Times, with a focus on civil liberties, women's issues and campaign finance. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal.


Ryan Hill 12March2013

Paul Ryan's Budget Volley

Paul Ryan, the former GOP vice presidential candidate, has authored yet another budget, once again titled "The Path To Prosperity."
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Is Washington Beyond Repair?

Fighting the partisan culture is key to restoring faith in the political process, says a commission associated with the Bipartisan Policy Center.



Starbucks Plans To Close 150 US Cafes

The world's largest coffee chain is facing competition both from upscale coffee houses and lower-priced fast-food chains like McDonald's Corp and Dunkin' Donuts.