Articles By Ashley Portero

From Health Aug 01, 2012

Free Contraception Coverage Starts Wednesday For Many Americans

Here's what you should know before trying to score your free birth control.

Aug 01, 2012

Not Even The Aurora Massacre Changed Americans' Opinion On Gun Control: Poll

Even though there have been more than 50 mass shootings since 1982, most Americans say those acts of violence are not connected to broader societal problems.

From Science Jul 31, 2012

Climate Change Denier Concludes Global Warming Is Real, Caused By Humans

A study led by a former climate change skeptic concludes that man-made greenhouse emissions have contributed to the planet's rising temperature.

From Politics & Policy Jul 31, 2012

Democratic Ads Mock 'Needy' Millionaires, Attack House Republicans On Bush Tax Cuts

Web videos released by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggest the Republican plan will help millionaires buy more private yachts and mansions.

From Politics & Policy Jul 28, 2012

Bloomberg's Endorsement Of Scott Brown May Be About Finance, Not Gun Control

If gun control is truly the issue that sealed Bloomberg’s endorsement, how could he have not gone with Elizabeth Warren?

From Politics & Policy Jul 27, 2012

Mitt Romney's Tax Returns: How Do They Compare to Those Of Previous US Presidents?

As the Sunlight Foundation demonstrates, Mitt Romney has made more money than any of the last five presidents, while simultaneously paying the lowest effective tax rate.

From Politics & Policy Jul 26, 2012

Senate Passes Middle Class Tax Rate Extension, But Partisanship Will Now Kill It

While the Senate advanced the Democratic-sponsored bill, it is unlikely to have traction in the House of Representatives.

From Politics & Policy Jul 26, 2012

The Federal Budget Deficit Explained, In One Infographic

The Bush tax cuts are only one part of the problem.

From Politics & Policy Jul 26, 2012

Under Republican Plan, Tax Cuts Extended For Wealthy, Raised For Poor

Even if the Democratic-backed plan to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire for the wealthiest Americans advances in the Senate on Wednesday, it has little chance of becoming law if Republicans continue to hold the House.

From Law Jul 25, 2012

State Lawmakers Are Working Hard in 2012 ... To Keep You From Having An Abortion

In the first half of this year, 15 states managed to pass almost 40 laws that restrict women's reproductive rights.