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Congressloon Wants YOU (To Spy On Your Neighbors’ Shopping Carts)

Newbie Republican Rep. Glenn Grothman is a real peach of a guy, and yes, by peach we mean a-hole. Since voters promoted him from the Wisconsin state Senate to the U.S. House of Representatives last November, he’s wasted little time proving...Show More Summary

No longer fighting for the sake of fighting

The Post reported, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters he was prepared to move swiftly on a bill to extend funding for DHS through the fiscal year that is not contingent on Republican demands to repeal President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Under McConnell’s proposal, the Senate would vote first on the funding measure […]

Ted Strickland will run for Senate, handing Ohio Democrats a top-tier contender

Former Gov. Ted Strickland will run against Republican Sen. Rob Portman It's really happening. On Wednesday, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland announced that he would challenge Republican Sen. Rob Portman in a race Democrats badly want to win. As we've noted previously, Strickland is a big get for Team Blue. Show More Summary

Kansas Republicans want to criminalize teaching about sex, nude art, and ‘harmful’ books

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The Republican-dominated Kansas Senate voiced its approval Tuesday of a bill that would make it easier to prosecute teachers and school administrators who present lesson materials deemed to be “harmful.” The measure was proposed after a middle school teacher in the Kansas City area displayed a sex...

On Net Neutrality, Congress Will Keep On Doing Nothing

When the FCC implements its new Network Neutrality framework based on Title II, there will be no Congressional response. According to the New York Times today, Senate Republicans have given up on plans to pass legislation to rein in the agency. That leaves Tom Wheeler and his two Democratic colleagues a clear field ahead of […]

Israel's Netanyahu rebuffs Senate Dems

Netanyahu effectively told Democrats, "I'm willing to work in private with Republicans, but I'm not willing to have a private chat with Democrats."

GOP plays politics with security funding amid terrorist threats

Senator Amy Klobuchar talks with Rachel Maddow about the political games congressional Republicans are playing with funding to the Department of Homeland...

GOP Lawmakers Clash Over Shutdown

A tense debate broke out during a closed-door meeting of Senate Republicans on Tuesday, a sign of the serious hurdles GOP leaders face ahead of a critical funding deadline for the nation’s chief domestic anti-terrorism agency.

Fox News Adopts GOP Smear Attempt On Net Neutrality, Dubbing It "Obamanet"

Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy pushed a Republican attempt to tar net neutrality when he said that it "could do to the Internet what Obamacare did to the healthcare system," a right-wing attack widely discredited when Senator Ted...Show More Summary

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Rebuffs Senate Democrats' Meeting Request

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin had invited Benjamin Netanyahu for a closed-door meeting during his trip to Washington next week. Netanyahu was invited to speak to Congress by Republicans.

Cold Calculation

Seven weeks after pledging to make Republicans in Congress look less “scary,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is just making them look rudderless. McConnell spent Tuesday scrambling to come up with a way to allow congressional...Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

What do you know, Senate Republicans came around on Department of Homeland Security, just as some of us have been predicting all along: Senate Republicans offered a new proposal Tuesday to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this weekend, but it faced an uncertain future after Democrats demanded assurances that […]

McConnell Backs Paul’s Efforts to Run for Two Offices

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell endorsed Sen. Rand Paul’s “push for a Republican presidential caucus in Kentucky, lending heavy weight Tuesday to a proposal that had raised concerns among some members of the state GOP’s executive committee,” the Lexington Herald [...] The post McConnell Backs Paul’s Efforts to Run for Two Offices appeared first on Political Wire.

Burwell: Administration Has ‘No Plans’ If Court Throws Out Health Tax Credits

The secretary of Health and Human Services told a key Republican senator the administration has no plan should the Supreme Court gut the Affordable Care Act in a case to be heard next week.

Tell Senate to Oppose Obama Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch, Who Supported Partial-Birth Abortion

House Republicans are urging their Senate counterparts to reject the nomination of pro-abortion Loretta Lynch for Attorney General. President Barack Obama’s Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch faced a hearing last month in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Show More Summary

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The White House sent notice of the veto to the Senate on Tuesday, shortly after the bill was received at the White House. Show More Summary

Obama swiftly vetoes Keystone pipeline bill

last weekNews : The Raw Story

President Barack Obama on Tuesday swiftly delivered on his vow to veto a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period. The Senate received Obama’s veto message and Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

Senate Republicans Offer Deal On DHS Funding

WASHINGTON -- Almost as quickly as it came about, a plan from Senate Republican leaders to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security has hit a snag. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday the chamber...Show More Summary

Did Senate Republicans just blink on shutting down Homeland Security?

Looks like saner Senate Republicans are taking a stand against the House GOP's suicide pact to shut down Homeland Security. Here's hints of a light at the end of the tunnel from journalist John Harwood: Senate R back-down: McConnell will push clean DHS funding bill thru Sept. Show More Summary

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