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Elizabeth Warren Lets Primerica Prez Have It At Retirement Hearing

There are few things in life more fun than watching Elizabeth Warren eviscerate a financial services witness: On Tuesday, Senate Republicans invited Primerica President Peter Schneider to testify against proposed regulations that would...Show More Summary

Let’s stop pretending Republicans have a serious critique of the Iran deal

Secretary of State John Kerry went to Capitol Hill today to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the deal to restrain Iran’s nuclear program. As expected he absorbed a lot of insults and invective from Republicans who are critical of the deal. Along with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Secretary of the […]

Failure Theater, Act III, Scene ii: The Fleecening

Bob Corker to John Kerry: You got fleeced. Oh, Kerry got fleeced? Because I thought a bunch of dumbass, sell-out, go-along-to-get-along Republican Senators got fleeced by Obama and Kerry into approving this treaty before it was even finished. So now...

U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Change Cuba Travel and Shipping Rules

  By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic U.S. senators were to introduce amendments to a Senate bill on Thursday that would end some major U.S. restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, according to documents seen by Reuters. Show More Summary

Harry Reid Rips Republicans For Their Move Against Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ripped into Senate Republicans on Thursday for using a veterans' health bill to attack Planned Parenthood. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) had introduced a bill that would end a ban on fertility treatments and counseling for female veterans receiving care at Veterans Administration hospitals. Show More Summary

US Seeks to Ease Cuba Travel, Shipping Rules

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators will introduce amendments to a Senate bill on Thursday that would end some major U.S. restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba,

U.S. lawmakers seek to change Cuba travel, shipping rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic senators were to introduce amendments to a Senate bill on Thursday that would end some major U.S. restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, according to documents seen by Reuters.

Senate GOP Screwing Lady Veterans Out Of Having Babies, Because Planned Parenthood

Oooooh, Senate Republicans are SO mad! Turns out there is a thing called Planned Parenthood, it does healthcare to ladies, including abortion healthcare, and absolutely nothing — NOTHING! — is more important than putting a stop to that right now. Show More Summary

Senate Bill Would Kick Seniors With Felony Warrants Off Social Security

Via Raw Story. Imagine the mentality of the people who wrote this amendment -- especially from the Republican party, which has been making loud noises about criminal justice reform for a while now, and who love to clutch their constitutional rights. Show More Summary

Senate Decides Social Security Cuts For 'Fugitives' Are A Bad Idea

WASHINGTON -- After mounting pressure from Democrats, Senate Republicans removed a controversial Social Security provision from an unrelated bill to fund construction of the nation's highways. Right before a key procedural vote on Wednesday...Show More Summary

Sen. Tom Cotton: 'Kerry Acted Like Pontius Pilate' On Iran Side Deals

Ouch: this one's going to leave a mark. Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton has said that "John Kerry acted like Pontius Pilate, he washed his hands" on crucial issues in the Iran deal and left it to the IAEA to negotiate secret side deals with Iran on them. Cotton made his remarks on today's Morning Joe. Show More Summary

Tom Cotton: John Kerry ‘Acted Like Pontius Pilate’ on Iran Deal

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Republican Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton denounced Secretary of State John Kerry's handling of the Iran deal, comparing it to Pontius Pilate's capitulation to the crucifixion of Jesus.

Jon Stewart skewers Mitch McConnell and Senate GOP for hypocrisy on Iran nuclear deal

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Daily Show host Jon Stewart tore himself away from Donald Trump coverage — mostly — on Wednesday to knock Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans for railing against the US nuclear agreement with Iran, in some cases doing so sight unseen. “You didn’t...

“Chamber Spends Millions in Key Senate Races”

Bloomberg BNA: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has spent almost $2 million this month on television ads supporting Republicans or opposing Democrats in four key Senate races across the country and announced July 21 that it is jumping into to … Continue reading ?

Thomas Libous, New York State Senator, Is Convicted of Lying to F.B.I.

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As a result of his conviction, Mr. Libous, who was the second-highest-ranking Republican in the Senate, forfeits his seat. He also faces up to five years in prison.

State senator found guilty of lying to FBI about arranging $150K-a-year job for his son

The No. 2 Republican in the New York state Senate has been convicted of lying to the FBI about arranging a high-paying job for his son. Under state law, the felony conviction means Thomas Libous... To view the full story, click the title link.

Conservative Jeffco Education Group Has Anti-Gay Lawyer

Republican state senate candidate Tony Sanchez, who lost the a Jeffco race last year to Democrat Andy Kerr, is now directing an organization whose registered agent, Barry Arrington, has a history of making anti-LGBT comments and working for extremist groups. Show More Summary

Republican Senator David Vitter Introduces Law to Push Congress, Executive Branch to ObamaCare

As the Free Beacon reported: “Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) introduced legislation today tackling an exemption to the Affordable Care Act that allows members of Congress to avoid purchasing insurance through one of health care exchanges created under the law and to receive taxpayer-funded subsidies.” “The legislation follows an ethics complaint filed by a coalition […]

Nuclear Dilemma: Schumer Agonizes Over Obama’s Iran Deal

Bob Dole, the wry former Republican leader of the Senate, once quipped that “the most dangerous place in Washington is between Charles Schumer and a television camera.” He was referring, of course, to the New York Democrat’s well-known weakness for the media spotlight. Show More Summary

Watch a Republican candidate destroy his cell phone after Donald Trump gave out his number at a rally

Republican presidential candidate and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) is exploring a lot of ways to get rid of his phone after Donald Trump's decision to give out the senator's personal cell phone number. In a video posted by IJReview, Graham demonstrates different options to destroy his cell phone. Show More Summary

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