Articles By Ashley Portero

From Society Jul 24, 2012

Mentally Retarded Inmate Faces Monday Execution After Georgia Rejects Clemency

Hill, who has an IQ of 70, will be put to death via lethal injection, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's ban on the execution of mentally disabled prisoners.

From Politics & Policy Jul 21, 2012

George W Bush Won't Attend Republican National Convention

A Bush spokesman said the former president is "enjoying his time off the political stage" and declined his invitation to this year's GOP convention.

From Politics & Policy Jul 21, 2012

Bottom Half Of American Households Own Just 1.1% Of Nation's Wealth: Report

The richest 10 percent of Americans hold a staggering 74.5 percent of the nation's wealth, the Congressional Research Service reports.

From Health Jul 20, 2012

House Republicans Attack Planned Parenthood, Yet Again

Only months after Republicans attempted to defund Planned Parenthood, they are trying to do it again. The measure has no hope of passing, but it speaks to the GOP's unending radicalism on reproductive issues.

From Politics & Policy Jul 20, 2012

Former Campaign Chief Acknowledges Bachmann ‘Sometimes Has Difficulty With Her Facts’

The man who only recently ran U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann's presidential campaign wrote an op-ed essentially saying the Minnesota senator has no idea what she is talking about.

From Politics & Policy Jul 20, 2012

Ex-Navy SEAL Who Hates The President: Ryan Zinke, Founder Of Anti-Obama PAC

A retired member of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 claims that Obama had endangered the military's special operations forces and has taken too much credit for the death of Osama bin Laden.

From Politics & Policy Jul 18, 2012

Dennis Kucinich's Second Act: Longtime Congressman Launches Progressive PAC

As he prepares to retire from the U.S. House of Representatives, the progressive icon announced the creation of a new "movement-based" political action committee.

From Society Jul 18, 2012

Georgia Set To Execute Man With IQ Of 70, Despite Supreme Court Ban

Warren Hill, who is mentally disabled according to the state's courts, will be executed via lethal injection on Wednesday, unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes.

From Politics & Policy Jul 18, 2012

Most Americans Believe Wealth Is Impossible Dream: Poll

As the national debate regarding tax fairness continues to rage, a new poll indicates Americans are increasingly pessimistic about their chances for upward mobility.

From Politics & Policy Jul 17, 2012

Romney Camp Refuses To Name Bundlers But Accuses Obama Of Favoring Top Donors

The Romney campaign, after taking shots at President Obama for allegedly rewarding his wealthy donors, refused to reveal the names of its own "bundlers."