Articles By Ashley Portero

From Politics & Policy Aug 15, 2012

Paul Ryan's Other Election: Democratic Challenger Zerban Says Ryan's 'Personal Ambition' Trumps Interest In Wisconsin District

Ryan's challenger for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district is a progressive Democrat who isn't afraid to slam Ryan's so-called economic expertise.

From Politics & Policy Aug 14, 2012

How Many US Vice Presidential Nominees Carry Their Home State?

And does it matter?

From Politics & Policy Aug 14, 2012

Paul Ryan: His Stance Is Austerity, Except For His Constituents

Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick is known for his disdain of 'big government' spending, but the congressman has accepted millions in federal dollars to benefit his congressional district.

From Politics & Policy Aug 11, 2012

Even Allen West Doesn't Deserve This: Over-The-Top Ad Shows GOP Rep Punching Woman

While the advertisement contains legitimate complaints about West's congressional record, the image of him punching women and senior citizens in the face distracts from its message.

From Faith & Belief Aug 11, 2012

Nuns Challenge Romney To Spend A Day With Them And Learn About The US's Poor

So far, the Republican presidential nominee has not responded to the invitation.

From Politics & Policy Aug 10, 2012

New York AG Moves Where Feds Don't To Shine Light On Dark Money Groups

Unlike the FEC, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is making moves to uncover the financial sources of several dark money groups.

From Education Aug 10, 2012

Louisiana School That Forced Girls To Take Pregnancy Tests Will Change Policy

The chairman of the Delhi Charter School claims school officials did not realize it was illegal to force pregnancy tests on female students.

From Health Aug 09, 2012

Better Late Than Never: U.S. Starts Agent Orange Cleanup In Vietnam

Forty years after dousing Vietnam's vegetation with the toxic defoliant Agent Orange, the U.S. will finally attempt to clean up the mess.

From Faith & Belief Aug 09, 2012

Missourians Pass 'Right to Pray' Amendment, Reiterating Religious Protections For All - Except Prison Inmates

Also: While Missourians overwhelmingly voted in favor of the prayer amendment, they simultaneously rejected a proposal for the November ballot that would have called for a minimum wage increase.

From Education Aug 08, 2012

ACLU Threatens To Sue Louisiana School That Forces Pregnancy Tests On Girls, Kicks Them Out Of School

The school's official policy, which has been in place for years, requires female students suspected of being pregnant to submit to a pregnancy test.