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GOP has learned not to shut down the government

As we predicted, GOP leadership in the House and Senate are squelching any talk of a government shutdown. The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who’s facing a tough reelection challenge this fall, said turning the lights out in Washington is a “failed policy.” “Remember me? I am the guy that gets us […]

New polls find tossup in Michigan's gubernatorial race, and a small lead for Gary Peters for Senate

9 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mark Schauer New polls in Michigan from EPIC-MRA and Mitchell Research and Communications are out, and they find the gubernatorial race a complete tossup. EPIC-MRA finds Democrat Mark Schauer leading Republican Gov. Show More Summary

For the second straight cycle, Dems place bet on Medicare

It’s widely accepted as incontrovertible fact that the politics of health care this cycle are nothing but a disaster for Democrats. But if Republicans are certain that Obamacare will win them the Senate, Dems are seeking to turn the health care debate to their advantage by hitting Republicans on Medicare — just as they did […]

Brown Hits Shaheen, Obama on Foreign Policy

Amid reports that as many as 300 Americans are fighting along ISIS in Iraq and Syria and citing his own record of having introduced two bills while serving in the Senate that would have stripped U.S. citizenship from those “providing...Show More Summary

A GOP Governor in Massachusetts? It Could Happen

Martha Coakley, the Democrat who famously lost the Senate race that launched Republican Scott Brown as a national figure, appears to be struggling in her campaign to become governor of Massachusetts.

Female directors make power plays

It appears to be easier for a woman to get elected to the U.S. Senate than it is for her direct a Broadway play. Twenty percent of those making up the prestigious government body currently have X and... To view the full story, click the title link.

WATCH: Boogie Board Ban, Parking App Prohibition, and Old Sunscreen Labeling (Nanny of the Month, 8-14)

1 hour agoNews : Reason

In August, parking won't be getting any easier in Boston as the city council pre-emptively bans parking spot reservation apps like Haystack. And one New York state senator makes it his mission to finally push through a 14-year-old bill...Show More Summary

Why Obama’s New International Climate Change Plan Is Probably Doomed

Photo via the White House's Flickr account Barack Obama has finally realized that the men running the US Senate are such nihilist blowhards that they will never approve a legally binding treaty to combat global warming. So as the New...Show More Summary

Harry Reid: Dan Snyder Trying to Buy Off Native Americans to Support 'Racist' Redskins Name

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) accused Redskins owner Dan Snyder of trying to buy off Native Americans in Nevada so they can support the "racist" Redskins name. Reid recently told the Reno Gazette-Journal that even though “Redskins...Show More Summary

Helping Landrieu, DSCC goes after Cassidy on Medicare

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is stepping up their attack on Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy by airing an ad that hits the Senate hopeful for his position on Medicare. The ad – titled "Record" – uses Cassidy's time as a House Republican to portray him as someone more concerned with giving "tax […]

Mika Brzezinski: Gillibrand ‘Weak’ for Not Naming Senate Sexual Harassers

3 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Joe Scarborough was the one who brought up Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's accusations of sexual harassments against male Senate colleagues Friday morning, urging her to "name names" of those who allegedly squeezed her stomach and said they liked her better "chubby." But it was Mika Brzezinski who went...

California Passes the First College Affirmative Sexual Consent Bill

On Thursday, the California State Assembly passed the nation's first "Yes Means Yes" bill, which was passed by the State Senate in May and is now waiting to be signed by Governor Jerry Brown. Read more...

Rubio flips again on immigration

(Paul Mirengoff) Sen. Marco Rubio says that if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brought the immigration reform bill that Rubio sponsored last year to the floor for a vote now, he would vote against it. Rubio explained that passing his immigration bill wouldn’t be productive, and thus the vote would only be for show. Show More Summary

Top Republicans try to downplay shutdown threats. Emphasis on 'try.'

Republican congressional leaders are running around to every reporter in sight to claim that they have no plans to shut down the government. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is all "Remember me? I am the guy that gets us out of shutdowns," and House Speaker John Boehner's people are similarly "ruling out a repeat" of last year's shutdown. Show More Summary

Senate Candidates Talk Agriculture at Farm Bureau Event

Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue visited the Georgia Farm Bureau in Macon on Thursday to talk about the farm bill and immigration, and how, as Senators, they would approach agricultural issues. The Macon Telegraph reports that Nunn supported the farm bill passed in Congress earlier this year, while Perdue opposed it. “We know […]

A Unilateral Immigration Move By Obama Helps Marco Rubio [Video]

Appearing on Newsmax TV’s America’s Forum, I squared off with Ellis Henican, from Newsday to discuss Senator Rubio’s recent letter to President Obama regarding immigration. In that letter, Marco asked the president not to take unilateral action through executive order and instead allow for the legislature to be able to make progress on this issue. Show More Summary

Democratic senator: ‘extreme degree of skepticism’ about ISIL strike

Sen. Chris Murphy would be “very unlikely” to support expanding the battle against ISIL.

Thirteen arrested as protesters tell Senators Menendez and Booker: ‘No more blank check for Israel’s crimes’

On Tuesday August 26, 2014, more than 50 demonstrators protested outside the Newark, New Jersey, offices of U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker demanding that the legislators stop providing a blank check for Israel’s crimes. Thirteen demonstrators were arrested inside the building as they read out the names of some of the nearly 500

Senate Needs to Ratify Nuke Test Ban Treaty

International Day Against Nuclear Tests (August 29) is a call to action for the U.S. Senate. They have some unfinished business. It's time to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The treaty bans all nuclear test explosions. Show More Summary

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