A feral Senate has negotiated reform to death: The Abbott government’s plan to deregulate university…
In 2012 she ran for the Illinois’ 8th congressional district U.S. Congress seat against a man who — although he never served a day in the military — had the cojones to disparage her heroic, combat service claiming that she — Tammy Duckworth — was not a “true hero.” Her opponent, then-Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), [...]Show More Summary
Genuine Iraq war hero and super-bad badass Tammy Duckworth, the Democratic Illinois representative who had the distinct pleasure of kicking Deadbeat Loser Joe Walsh’s ass in 2012 — with her robot feet! — officially announced on Monday that she’s ready to do even more ass-kicking to become her state’s next senator. Show More Summary
Let there be no doubt: When Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) retires in 22 months, the post of Senate Democratic leader will be Charles E. Schumer's to lose. That was mostly clear Friday, when Reid and assistant leader Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) both swiftly endorsed the New Yorker for floor leader in the hours after Reid […]
The longtime New York senator wrapped up succession to Harry Reid very quickly after Reid announced his retirement last week. As the Washington Examiner said: “Sen. Charles Schumer was all but crowned successor to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Friday, capping nearly a decade of meticulous planning and labor with the top Democratic leadership post […]
Elizabeth Warren is no friend of Citibank's. The populist Massachusetts Senator, who has made post-crisis financial regulation a cause célèbre, often points toward the banking behemoth when denouncing what she calls the Wall Street –...Show More Summary
Over the weekend, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" lampooned Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) over his controversial letter to Iranian leaders, which infuriated the White House. Cotton seemed to like the sketch. But he found one part of it to be less than accurate: Hey @nbcsnl, clever skit, but for the record, I'm the same height as @therock. […]
Photo by Jeanette D. Moses This new bill could put an end to street photography in the state Arkansas Senate has been working to pass bill SB-79, named the Personal Rights Protection Act, which claims to protect citizens privacy rights when in public. Show More Summary
The negotiations over the future of Iran’s nuclear program are coming down to the wire, with last-minute snags developing around the question of whether Iran will agree to allow its atomic fuel to be shipped out of the country. Other unresolved issues include the pace at which sanctions would be lifted, how many centrifuges Iran […]
President Obama called the work of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy a positive example for a country increasingly weary of politics, saying Monday that he hoped a new institute devoted to Kennedy's work and the Senate he served in could "help plant the seed of noble...
In December 2010 it was revealed that top democrats, including Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), helped a Chinese firm get stimulus cash for a wind farm. Top Democratic fundraisers with links to the White House were behind a proposed wind farm … Continue reading ?
Vice President Biden, Sen. John McCain and others also among the speakers
Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam pleaded with Congress to "re-take responsibility for policymaking in the Internet ecosystem" in a letter sent Friday to the House and Senate Commerce committees. Lowell pointed to the FCC's recently...Show More Summary
And so it begins. Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are following in the footsteps of their bigoted peers in Indiana. A bill has been introduced in the North Carolina House and Senate mirroring Indiana’s “religious freedom” bill signed into law by Governor Mike Pence last Thursday. Show More Summary
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is backing New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer for the top Senate Democratic leadership spot, Murray's office confirmed Monday. “Senator Murray spoke to Senator Schumer several times over the past few days and told...Show More Summary
Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington has endorsed Sen. Chuck Schumer as the next leader of the Senate Democrats, as the entire Democratic leadership team unifies behind the New York lawmaker.
At the Washington Post on March 18, fact-checker Glenn Kessler gave Secretary of State John Kerry "four Pinocchios" for his resume-puffing "whopper" that he helped organize "the first hearings in the Senate" on global warming in 1988. In the process, Kessler inadvertently perpetuated a related myth and got called out for it. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and a host of other dignitaries traveled to Boston Monday to pay tribute to the late Sen. Edward… Click to Continue »
BOSTON — President Obama and a host of other political dignitaries came here Monday to dedicate an institute honoring the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), and his vision of a chamber that once occupied a coveted place in American politics. The dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute -- a $78.4 million, 68,000-square foot […]
It started out like any other exit interview of a longtime Senate leader. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who announced his retirement after the end of this term on Friday, was on Nevada public radio station KNPR talking about his...Show More Summary