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Oh FSM! Let your Noodly Appendages Bless Trump-Ernst 2016

Raw Story: Who will be Donald Trump’s running mate? Here are five options Joni Ernst The gun-totin’, Harley-ridin’, pig castratin’ Iowa farm girl burst onto the scene when she won the Iowa senate race in 2014. Ernst has shown no willingness to embrace Trump, but the 45-year-old first-term female senator would be an ideal running […]

Thursday Morning Open Thread: I Approve This Message

. Also, I still {heart} my senior Senator… What happens next will test the character for all of us – Republican, Democrat, and Independent. — Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) May 4, 2016 It will determine whether we move forward as one nation or splinter at the hands of one man's narcissism and divisiveness. — Elizabeth Warren […]

Enough Already, Senator Sanders

Politico, last night — “It’s mathematically impossible for Bernie to win with pledged delegates”: … After winning Indiana, Sanders has 1,399 pledged delegates and superdelegates to his name, according to the Associated Press’ count. That means he needs 984 more to reach the threshold of 2,383 needed to win. The remaining contests, however — Guam, […]

Philippines' Poe vows to thwart 'executioner' Duterte, won't quit race

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine Senator Grace Poe moved to quell rumors on Thursday of her withdrawal from the country's presidential race and vowed to win next week's election and stop the "disturbing" rise of front runner Rodrigo Duterte.

Donald Trump Set to Be GOP Nominee Despite Links to Organized Crime

Investigative journalist Tom Robbins discusses Trump’s history of close relationships with organized crime figures in the United States. As Donald Trump virtually clinches the Republican presidential nomination after Senator Ted Cruz...Show More Summary

Senate Dems field large roster of women in the Year of Trump

Democrats will have female Senate candidates on the ballot in nine states in November, a near-record, and these contenders will likely be sharing the ticket with the first major-party female presidential nominee in history in Hillary Clinton. [...]Show More Summary

Colbert Sends Off Cruz in Style

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Texas senator finally dropped out of the 2016 presidential race, which means it was time for Stephen Colbert to say goodbye to the half-kissed frog prince.

Red State Urges Senate to Approve Merrick Garland

The conservative blog Red State has called for the Senate's Republican majority to approve President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. "Garland is not a great choice, but he is not a terrible one, either. And...Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: 3 Industries Procurement Should Worry About Under Future-President Trump

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Now that The Donald has officially left Senator Ted Cruz in his orange wake upon winning the Indiana primary, we thought we'd take stock of the reality that Mr. Trump looks to be the Republican nominee for president. (Read more...)

Australia Is Funding An Exhibition About Car Culture In Video Games

Despite the big fuss around the Senate inquiry’s report into the Australian video game industry, this year’s federal budget wasn’t expected to have a lot of sweeteners for gamers or developers. But as it turns out, one little nugget of funding has gone the industry’s way: in the form of an interactive exhibit. More »      

Former Utah Senator Bob Bennett Has Died Aged 82

The moderate Republican was first elected in 1992 and served three terms

Robert Bennett, Utah senator ousted by tea party insurgency, dies

The Republican who worked with others to pass legislation became a political casualty in 2010.

McConnell Will Support Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that he will back Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee, declaring he can stop “a third term of Barack Obama,” The Hill reports. Said McConnell: “I have committed to supporting the nominee chosen [...]

Never Forget What Got Us Here

(Image via) So this happened: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s committed to supporting Donald Trump’s presidential bid. But, the Kentucky Republican wrote, he has expectations of Trump — who he said “now has the opportunity and the obligation to unite our party around our goals.” McConnell said in a statement Wednesday night that […]

GOP leaders unite behind Donald Trump

Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte say they plan to support Donald Trump. The Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, has called on...

How the seeds of Ted Cruz’s rise — and fall — were sown in the 2013 federal shutdown

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Cruz’s Rise and Fall Are Rooted in 2013 In the end, Ted Cruz was unable to square the circle in his 2016 presidential campaign. The man who came to national attention as the Senate’s ultimate turncoat during the 2013 government shutdown, who was willing to take down the institution and his...

N.Y. Senate big picks pizza party over talk with kid-sex victims

10 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

One of the state Senate’s most powerful Republicans served up a piping-hot slice of “get lost” to three sex abuse survivors on Wednesday.

Brazilian Senator Recommends President Rousseff Impeachment Trial

The full Senate will vote next week on whether to try Dilma Rousseff over alleged budget violations

Gov. Brown signs bills to raise smoking age to 21 and to restrict e-cigarettes

11 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

California politics updates: Progressives speak out against 'job killer' list, Sanchez's Senate campaign mulls Cruz exit May 4 2016, 5:05 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: Members of advocacy groups including...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell supports Donald Trump (sort of)

11 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

John Kasich drops out of race, saying he learned from Americans but never naming Trump May 4 2016, 4:04 PM Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee as Ted Cruz and John Kasich drop out of the presidential race. Kasich ends his campaign, making Trump the nominee The question for Republicans :...

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