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Sessions: Exec Amnesty Will Create 'Tidal Wave of New Illegality'

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) argued that President Obama's executive order on immigration would create "a tidal wave of new illegality in the future" and was "a breathtaking overreach of monumental proportions" on Thursday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. Show More Summary

Journalist Targeted by Uber Increases Security, Senator Franken Demands Answers From Uber CEO

The journalist cited by an Uber executive as being a target for a possible smear campaign has increased security for herself and her family. Pando Daily Editor-In-Chief Sarah Lacy told Bloomberg TV that she was taking steps to protect...Show More Summary

Rejecting Obama Cost Democrats

Case in point is Colorado Senator Mark Udall who declined to attend a fundraiser President Obama asked him to attend. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (pictured) who was reelected weighed in.   Now read this:Dukakis Weighs In On Midterms (Nov 18, 2014) Republicans Used Twitter To Stretch Election Laws (Nov 17, 2014) Romney: Obama Needs To Learn [...]

Jeff Sessions: Now Is ‘Time To Stand Strong’ Against Obama’s Illegal Amnesty To Protect American Workers And Their Families

Incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions says that President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty is something that is “endangering our entire constitutional order” as a democratic Republic. “President Obama’s executive...Show More Summary

After Criticism, Fed Will Study Wall St. Oversight

The Senate Banking Committee’s financial institutions subcommittee will hold a hearing on Friday to question whether bank regulators are too close to the firms they regulate.

Jim Webb Forming Presidential Exploratory Committee

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is the first Democrat to announce anything close to a 2016 run. The Democratic ex-lawmaker announced he formed an exploratory committee late Wednesday night, posting a 14-minute video and a lengthy letter to his website, webb2016.com. By announcing his committee, the 68 year old becomes the first candidate for either [...]

Hillary Gets a Serious Challenger

2 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Jim Webb is officially exploring a 2016 run. Why the former senator—and former Republican—might be able to reach the Democratic voters that Clinton can’t.

On Obama’s Illegal Usurpation, Jeff Sessions Speaks For Us

(John Hinderaker) We will have more to say about President Obama’s unconstitutional nullification of the nation’s immigration laws in the days to come; likely, before the night is over. But for now, let’s quote Senator Jeff Sessions, who has been the hero on this issue for a long time. Show More Summary

Looks like I could have one less line on my resume soon

Congressional climate wars were dominated Tuesday by the U.S. Senate, which spent the day debating, and ultimately failing to pass, a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. While all that was happening, and largely unnoticed, the House was busy doing what it does best: attacking science. H.R....

Strike Three for Miller-Meeks

Iowa Republicans had a banner day on November 4th, picking up both a U.S. Senate seat and one U.S. House seat, but Mariannette Miller-Meeks' defeat in her third attempt to oust Democrat Dave Loebsack in the 2nd CD means the...

Senator says Takata airbags are 'ticking time bomb'

"This is a problem that shows deep and wide issues in their quality-control process." - Sean Kane Exploding airbags that spray lethal amounts of shrapnel at unsuspecting drivers are "ticking time bombs" that potentially threaten millions...Show More Summary

Larry Pressler Wins the Silver

Larry Pressler may have fallen short in his long-shot, underfunded, and understaffed bid to return to the nation's upper legislative chamber, but he did end up notching the best showing for a non-major party South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate in...

WATCH LIVE: Obama announces executive order on immigration

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Barack Obama is expected to announce an executive order addressing immigration reform at 8 p.m EST on Thursday. Obama had promised to take action after a bipartisan Senate deal instituting a path to citizenship for many of the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants stalled in...

GOP Senator: Dems Think Americans Are Not Smart

Thursday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said the recent videos showing Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber calling the American people stupid and laying out how the Affordable Care Act was designed...Show More Summary

A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: 20 Nov 2014

A Quick Whirl Around The Fracking World: USA.  “A two-year Senate investigation of the financial sector has found that banks can meddle with the economy in new and frightening ways”.  Deregulation resulted in banks buying commodities, owning mines, a “fleet of 100 oil tankers”, “31 power plants” and more. USA.  The Alberta Clipper pipeline, larger [...]

A Tangled Webb for 2016?

(Steven Hayward) There’s been some talk of former Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb running for president in 2016, and yesterday he took the official first step, launching the obligatory “exploratory committee” to begin raising funds and sponsoring campaign activities. Show More Summary

Can the GOP Stop Obama’s Immigration Order?

Republicans in Congress are furious that President Barack Obama is moving ahead on immigration reform without them. Over the past several days, Republicans have called Obama’s upcoming executive action unconstitutional. One senator warned...Show More Summary

Freed Iranian blogger sends first tweet after 6 years in prison

The last time Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhhshan sent a tweet, Twitter had just 3.5 million monthly users, Facebook was closing in on MySpace and President Obama was still just a senator from Illinois. That was Oct. 23, 2008: is hanging out in Tehran, frustrated by slow internet connection, but generally impressed. Show More Summary

Stifle Your Yawns, People: Scott Walker and Jim Webb Are Both Running for President

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In this video, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is the first Democrat to announce the formation of an exploratory committee in the race for the 2016 presidential nomination: And oh my God it's just so boring. In very broad language, Webb promises to end the gridlock in Washington and help the middle class, somehow. Show More Summary

White House Apparently Doing Everything To Stop Release Of CIA Torture Report

6 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

On Tuesday evening, Senator Dianne Feinstein had told reporters that the Senate Intelligence Committee and the White House were finally close to an agreement to finalize the release of the declassified executive summary of the CIA torture report. Show More Summary

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