Liz Halloran

Liz Halloran appears in the following:

Lobbyists Amp Up Efforts To Sell Washington On E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

As they wait for the Food and Drug Administration to propose regulations for the nascent e-cigarette industry, lobbyists frame the product as way to move tobacco smokers "down ladder of risk."


Edwin Edwards: Governor, Convict, Reality TV Star — Congressman?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The colorful former Louisiana governor is contemplating a run for Congress, three years after finishing up an eight-year federal prison term — and after a star turn in a reality show.


House Candidates Outpace Senate Contenders In Money Haul

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

House candidates typically raise more money overall than Senate hopefuls, but the gap this year is unusually wide. Why? There's no single answer, but there are lots of clues.


As Takeover Hopes Fade, House Democrats Remain Upbeat

Thursday, February 13, 2014

House Democrats are in Maryland for their annual issues conference. Despite their grim electoral prospects this fall, they are relishing the infighting that has beset the Republican House majority.


Democrats Clash In Military Sexual Assault Debate

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are at odds over whether military commanders should retain control over pursuing prosecution in sexual assault cases.


Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh To Replace Sen. Max Baucus

Friday, February 07, 2014

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock appointed his number two, John Walsh, to serve out the term of longtime Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who was confirmed Thursday as U.S. ambassador to China. The appointment gives Walsh a brief incumbency advantage going into an expected tough fall battle.


Black Openly Gay Judge Would Be Federal Bench's First

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

President Obama nominated Florida Judge Darrin Gayles to serve on the U.S. District Court bench. GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who blocked the president's last nominee for the position, says he doesn't plan to object.


White House Creates 'Climate Hubs' To Help Rural Towns, Farmers

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

President Obama used an executive order to start a program intended to help farmers and ranchers cope with weather changes that have begun to alter growing seasons and crop health.


Surgeon General Pick's Tweets Annoy GOP, But Not Enough To Block Him

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Boston physician Vivek Murthy, an outspoken supporter of the Affordable Care Act, told a Senate panel that as surgeon general he'll focus on obesity, smoking cessation, and vaccinating kids.


Keystone XL Pipeline Report Creates Political Headache For Obama

Monday, February 03, 2014

A new State Department report that concludes the proposed 1,179-mile oil pipeline would not worsen global warming has alarmed environmentalists and increased the volume of Republican calls for its approval.


From Establishment To Tea Party, Republicans Rebut President

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who delivered the official GOP response Tuesday evening, didn't have the spotlight to herself — there were also three other Republican rebuttals.


State Of The Union Invitation List: Who Makes The Cut

Monday, January 27, 2014

Guests who get an invitation to the annual State of the Union address tend to reflect the personal and political aims of the president. Some have won notice during important news events that define the times — like the Boston Marathon bombing.


Governors Gone Wild: A Recent History

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Former Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was indicted Tuesday, is the latest in a long line of governors to face felony charges. In Illinois alone, three have ended up in prison since the 1980s.


Critics Seize On Blurry Details In Wendy Davis Story

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Inconsistencies in the Texas Democrat's teenage mother-to-Harvard Law School graduate narrative have put Davis and her high-profile campaign for governor on the defensive.


Tom Coburn, GOP Budget Hawk And Obama Friend, To Leave Senate

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Oklahoma senator, a leading conservative, will retire two years early. He's battling cancer but says his decision is based on serving his family by "shifting my focus elsewhere."


Doctors Say Reid Request For Bowel Research Money No Joke

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In his new book, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates jabs Sen. Harry Reid for urging Defense Department research on irritable bowel syndrome. But the illness has been a plague on many Gulf War veterans.


Christie Concedes 'Mistakes Were Made' In Bridge Scandal

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll cooperate with all "appropriate" investigations into Bridgegate, but in his annual State of the State speech he seeks to change the conversation to New Jersey's economic rebound.


Gates Unleashed: Ex-Defense Chief Goes Scorched Earth On Congress

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates doesn't spare Congress in his new memoir, comparing Capitol Hill hearings to "kangaroo courts," and even suggesting some members need mental health assistance.


How Long Is Too Long? Congress Revisits Mandatory Sentences

Thursday, January 09, 2014

An unlikely alliance of Tea Party and liberal senators is working on legislation that could cut controversial federal sentencing minimums in half.


Democrats Tackle Politics Of Income Inequality

Monday, January 06, 2014

Their embrace of the issue, which includes minimum wage and unemployment insurance legislation, has drawn pushback from the GOP. Republicans say the efforts are politically motivated and designed to distract from problems with the health care law.