Thursday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: Guest host Richard Lui interviews Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) about the West Point Bathroom Cam scandal. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) joins to discuss the fallout from the IRS scandal. “My Two …
E.S. Washington Senator Patty Murray The American Prospect is back from its near death experience and currently profiling our senior U.S. Senator. The piece, by Jamelle Bouie and Patrick Caldwell, begins: Patty Murray may be the dullest, most unremarkable member of the United States Senate. Show More Summary
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster No. 1: The Fixer Patty Murray may be the dullest, most unremarkable member of the United States Senate. Two decades in, she lacks any major legislation to her name, isn’t associated with an issue, rarely appears...Show More Summary
The National Education Association named U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington) the recipient of its annual Friend of Education award. Sen. Murray will be honored at the union’s Representative Assembly in Atlanta in July, assuming she can make it. The last five Friends were Paul Krugman, the 14 fugitive Wisconsin Democrats, Diane Ravitch, Linda Darling-Hammond and [...]
Remember yesterday's Headline of the Day? I'll refresh your memory: It was "Air Force sex assault prevention chief charged in sex assault." Then today comes the release of the Pentagon's annual report on sexual assaults in the military. Show More Summary
Obama's budget joins two earlier budgets presented last month which also have little chance of becoming law: the House budget authored by Paul Ryan, and a Senate proposal authored by Patty Murray
Yesterday, Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray launched a campaign for public comment on how sequestration was affecting the livelihoods of Americans. In her words, “our whole economy [is] threatened as these senseless cuts continueShow More Summary
Parents, seniors, business owners, and workers are already sharing experiences with their elected leaders that make it clear sequestration must be replaced. And these stories are changing the one that's being told in Washington, D.C...
In the last two weeks, I've heard two very different stories about sequestration. In Washington D.C., some of my colleagues have said that since sequestration...
Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas: Wonkbook: What we learned from the Senate Democrats’ budget: "If there was a surprise in the Senate Democrats’ budget, it’s that Harry Reid and Patty Murray got so many of their colleagues to sign onto a framework, however vague, that sits to the left of the deal President Obama is currently offering the Republicans. Show More Summary
The Senate passed its first budget in four years by a vote of 50 to 49, The Hill reports. "The close vote was a big victory for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA), who had to overcome...Show More Summary
Earlier this week, GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney offered the Senate Democrat budget proposal for a vote in the House. The budget plan was defeated, with 35 Democrats crossing the aisle to oppose it. Thursday night, Dem Sen. Patty Murray responded by offering Rep. Show More Summary
What do Democrats have against balanced budgets? Senator Jeff Sessions offered a motion tonight to send Patty Murray's Senate budget back to committee with instructions to re-do it in any way necessary to produce a balanced budget. There...Show More Summary
Education advocates have been lauding the budget resolution wending its way through the U.S. Senate. They praise the Senate budget resolution (aka the “Murray budget,” so named for Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray) for rolling back...Show More Summary
That is a whole lot of debt in that budget cooked up by Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) There really is not a lot of effort to address the debt among House Dems either. “House Democrats on Monday … Continue reading ?
(John Hinderaker) We have written several times about the extravagant budget offered by Patty Murray and Senate Democrats, and will return to that topic in the days to come. For the moment, one significant point that has received hardly any publicity relates to welfare. Show More Summary
The Washington Post has a good editorial today criticizing the Senate Democrats’ budget for lacking seriousness about our long-term budget problems. It is on the issue of entitlements that the Democrats’ document really disappoints.Show More Summary
The budget that Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray released yesterday stands in sharp contrast to the one that her House counterpart, Paul Ryan, released...
It’s awful that the Democrats want to squeeze a trillion dollars in new taxes out of Americans with Senate Budget Committee chair Patty Murray’s (D-WA) budget proposal, but hey, at least they offer a “balanced approach” by cutting a trillion in spending too, right? Wrong. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, WA Sen. Patty Murray unveiled the first budget proposal from Senate Democrats in 4 years. Looking at the top-line numbers, it is easy to see why the Democrats were so coy with their spending plans. Virtually ignoring the...Show More Summary