Articles By Ashley Portero

From Politics & Policy Jul 07, 2012

Blackwater Changes Name Twice, But Can't Escape Reputation

The sporting goods chain Academy is suing the private security firm Academi -- the controversial defense contractor formerly known as Blackwater -- for trademark infringement.

From Politics & Policy Jul 07, 2012

Reagan-Appointed Judge Richard Posner Calls 'Goofy' Republicans A 'Crowd of Lunatics'

Posner said he has become less conservative "since the Republican Party started becoming goofy."

From Politics & Policy Jul 06, 2012

Congressman Reveals Republican Position on Minimum Wage Raise: ‘Get a Job’ [VIDEO]

Rep. Bill Young of Florida was caught on video telling one of his constituents to "get a job" after the man asked him if he supported a move to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour.

From Society Jul 06, 2012

Judge Sets $1M Bail For George Zimmerman

A judge determined that Zimmerman has attempted to "flaunt the system" whenever he has had the opportunity.

From Politics & Policy Jul 06, 2012

Some TV Stations Will Now Reveal Who Is Buying Political Ads, How Much They Spent

Broadcasters must now post political advertisement information online for public inspection by Aug. 2 -- but some of them can still skirt the rule.

From Politics & Policy Jul 04, 2012

Rep. Joe Walsh Accuses Veteran Opponent Of Not Being 'True Hero' For Talking About Military Service

Walsh complained that his Democratic opponent, who lost both of her legs while serving in Iraq, spends too much time talking about her military record.

From Health Jul 04, 2012

North Carolina Defunds Planned Parenthood, In Late-Night Vote

After a judge blocked the state from defunding the family planning provider, lawmakers found a loophole in the decision.

From Politics & Policy Jul 04, 2012

Wall Street Keeps Giving To Obama Despite Public Spats: Report

"Fat cat" Wall Street executives continue to donate to the Obama campaign, despite political conflicts between the financial industry and the White House.

From Health Jun 30, 2012

Health Care Law Medicaid Expansion: If States Refuse, Where Does That Leave The Poor?

Several red states could decide to opt out of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, which would leave the very poor with little-to-no options for health coverage.

From Health Jun 30, 2012

Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic Sues To Avoid Closure

Mississippi could soon be the only state in the nation without an abortion clinic.