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The Democrats' New Gun Control Plan Is Yet Another Wasted Opportunity

The Democratic party is gearing up for another gun control push. Per Margaret Hartmann over at New York Magazine: Senators Chuck Schumer and Debbie Stabenow outlined the plan, which will be announced at a press conference on Thursday morning, in a letter to their colleagues. Show More Summary

Cop busts GOP senator’s wife for suspended license so she blares music to drown out his voice

6 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

The wife of Republican Oklahoma state Sen. Kyle Loveless went to jail over the weekend after she was pulled over for driving with a suspended license and then turned up the volume so the officer could not be heard over her music. According to a police report, an officer had observed Summer Loveless...

Republicans Thow Elbows at Each Other as Colorado Senate Race Begins

After State Sen. Ray Scott's name was floated on Facebook as a possible candidate to take on Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, Rep. Justin Everett of Littleton stood up for his guy, State Sen. Tim Neville. "I don't see anyone beating Tim in the primary, and I don't see Ray as a threat," wrote Everett. Show More Summary

Morning Joe Interview Gets Nasty When Dem Senator Alleges Anti-Clinton Bias

55 minutes agoNews : Mediaite

A fifteen-minute Morning Joe interview with Clinton surrogate and Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill was quickly derailed when she immediately accused the show of being biased against Hillary Clinton.

Harry Reid Files Lawsuit Over His Wilted Sex Life

Everything you never wanted to know about Senator Reid's sex life!

Thursday News: The Burr in NC's side edition

1 hour agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Dems set sights on Senate majority (The Hill) -- With the field of Senate contenders coming into focus, Democrats see 2016 as a prime opportunity to regain a majority in the upper chamber. Here’s a look at the state of the Senate races based on interviews with insiders from both parties. Show More Summary

Why Clinton's Opposition To TPP Is Unnerving

1 hour agoNews : Huffington Post

In 2008, Hillary Clinton was running against an inexperienced, untested young senator named Barack Obama. Clinton was known as one of the most serious policy wonks to ever run for president, and her network included most of Democratic...Show More Summary

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Dodges Gun Control Questions At Social Media Town Hall

Yesterday it was Senator Heidi Heitkamp getting testy with a reporter over a gun control question. This morning we get news that, at a Facebook town hall event last not on her official U.S. Senate page, Heitkamp was dodging questions from citizens about gun control. “Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a pro-gun Democrat from North Dakota, fielded questions about...

Ted Cruz in Autumn

The Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate rallied supporters last weekend at Funspot, the self-proclaimed largest arcade in America.

Democrats to Propose Bill, Which Will Probably Fail, to Close Gun Loopholes

Senate Democrats plan to propose a bill to close a number of loopholes in the background check system for gun purchases, multiple outlets report. The bill will be similar to a bipartisan proposal put forward by West Virginia Democrat...Show More Summary

When Denial Attacks: Ted Cruz vs. Reality

It’s like GOP presidential hopeful and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stepped right out of George Orwell’s 1984. On Tuesday he was on a Senate subcommittee hearing about government regulation. Among the people giving testimony was the president of the Sierra Club, Aaron Mair. Show More Summary

Senators Want To Clean Up After Supreme Court Decision That Exposed Older Workers To Discrimination

Senators will introduce a bill that would make it much easier for workers to prove their employers had discriminated against them based on their age. The post Senators Want To Clean Up After Supreme Court Decision That Exposed Older Workers To Discrimination appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Morning Digest: McGinty shows she's for real with $1 million fundraising haul

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Katie McGinty Leading Off: • PA-Sen: As far as fundraising goes, Katie McGinty's gotten off to a good start: The former state cabinet official just announced that she raised $1 million in theShow More Summary

Senate Democrats Unveil Gun Control Legislation

With threat to block other measures until it gets a vote

Thursday Morning News Dump

Gun Control Is About The Issue, Not The Solution Hillary Clinton: I totally Oppose That Trade Agreement I negotiated in 2012 Obama's Iran Point Man Promotes Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories Who's Enthusiastic For A GOP Senate Majority? After Intelligent Life...

John and Ken Show Mocks Libertarian Candidate Sol Invictus

Sol Invictus, the Florida Libertarian Party's candidate for U.S. Senate, is attracting national media for his loopy statements and behavior. Invictus has admitted to drinking goat's blood during a pagan ritual sacrifice, has predicted a coming race war, and has expressed pride in associating with skinheads. Show More Summary

Preschool for all is no panacea, California

After passing with strong bipartisan support in the Assembly and the state Senate, AB 47, the Preschool for All Act of 2015, is on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk awaiting his signature. The bill would ensure that by June 30, 2018, all of California's economically disadvantaged 4-year-olds would have access...

Questions, Subsidies, Deductions, and Profits

The Senate Finance Committee has some questions for Volkswagen. Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden sent the German automaker a letter yesterday. They asked about the “defeat devices” VW used to help its diesel passenger  cars meet IRS requirements for the advanced lean-burn technology motor vehicle credit. Show More Summary

Prayer for the Senate

"Eternal God, ruler of all creation, each day seems to bring more bad news than good."

Cheney endorses McCarthy and other headlines

Morning headlines: Former VP Dick Cheney weighs in on House Speaker race, Senate Dems prepare legislation on guns, Nobel Literature Prize.

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