The free-speaking Conservative speaks out
Amid the recent series of scandals surrounding the Obama administration, senate minority leader Mitch McConnell said that the president’s healthcare law will probably still be the focus of the midterm elections next year. “If I wereShow More Summary
Time to cue the fat lady for another wingnut conspiracy narrative: On Sunday, during an appearance on Meet The Press, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — the GOP leader in the senate — distanced himself from Republican efforts to portray the Obama administration’s response to the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic issue in Benghazi, Libya as [...]
On “Face the Nation” this week, Senator John Cornyn (R., Texas) said it’s past time for Attorney General Eric Holder to step down. He cited Fast and Furious, as well as the Department of Justice’s monitoring of AP reporters’ phone calls. Show More Summary
Dismissing whether his comments were a 2016 preview, Senator Rand Paul said that Hillary Clinton should have resigned as secretary of state following her failures to provide security to the Benghazi consulate prior to last year’s 9/11...Show More Summary
Just one day after France's Constitutional Council approved the country's gay-marriage and adoption bill, French President François Hollande signed the bill into law. Although it was adopted by both the Senate and the National Assembly...Show More Summary
Senator Rand Paul said that the diplomatic facilities in Libya should be under the guard of military command rather than relying on local militia for security, and compared the “war-torn country” to Iraq. He described the decision not...Show More Summary
On Sunday, during an appearance on Meet The Press, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — the GOP leader in the senate — distanced himself from Republican efforts to portray the Obama administration’s response to the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic issue in Benghazi, Libya as a Watergate-level scandal that should result in impeachment. McConnell’s comments come [...]
In April, Illinois House approved a measure to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. On Friday, the state’s Senate passed the same version of the bill by 35-21. The bill, if signed by Governor Pat Quinn, would be the strictest in the nation. According to The Chicago Tribune: "The proposal would create a [...]Show More Summary
Top news. The fantasy of the clean-water fairy (Raleigh News & Observer column) -- Much discussion, negotiation and compromise produced considerable agreement on goals and strategies for cleaning up Jordan Lake. An NC Senate bill would destroy years of work. read more
A year and a half after congressional legislation was introduce to give the green light to Klamath dam removal, the issue will have its first congressional hearing by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in June. LINK (via: The Siskiyou Daily)
As Republicans and Democrats in Texas House and Senate hash out the details of the state’s 2014-15 budget, one issue they are not arguing about is support for mental health.
The Illinois Senate has voted to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes, which if signed into law would make it the second-most-populous state after California to do so.
Senate Republicans continue on the road to intentionally shutting down the National Labor Relations Board this summer. The labor board, which protects workers' right to organize or not as they choose, can't function without a three-member quorum, which it won't have once a current member's term expires. Show More Summary
The NYPD has seemingly made good on their promise to cut back on meaningless low-level marijuana possession—arrests for weed possession are on track to fall by 20% in 2013, and police say that overall enforcement of marijuana laws are taking a back seat to drugs that can actually kill you. Show More Summary
Amazon Video recently released 14 series pilots, and asked the internet to vote. The big winner? "Alpha House," a very funny series by Garry "Doonesbury" Trudeau about four wingnut senators sharing the same house. (I'm hoping "OnionShow More Summary
Well, Harry Reid is resorting to desperate measures in order to try and regain some power in the Senate. Reports say that he is getting ready to...
New Jersey's state senate voted unanimously for a program that will print up a bunch of pamphlets about the dangers of scary, scary video games and send them home with schoolchildren. The bill, sponsored by Democrats, now moves to the state Assembly. Read more...
According to David Letterman last night, Senator John Hoeven is a “stooge” because he voted against gun control legislation despite a poll from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group which suggests that 94% of North Dakotans oppose gun control. So, Hoeven is a “stooge” because he voted against the wishes of his constituents. But that’s only [...]Show More Summary
From the coalition crisis of 2008 to the Senate crisis of 2013