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Jim Webb On Education: 5 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To Know

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb entered the race today for the Democratic presidential nomination. Webb, a decorated Marine who served as Secretary of the Navy under Republican President Ronald Reagan, is known for his focus on foreign issues, but he did mention education in his announcement video. “Let’s put a [...]

What’s behind the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump?

Donald Trump is in second place among Republican voters both nationally and in Iowa. Meanwhile, Senator Bernie Sanders is surging in a new Iowa poll and...

See Rand Paul Run

It's funny how many times Senator Rand Paul finds himself running away when the top of immigration reform pops up. Rep. Steve King, one of the most xenophobic Republicans in Congress, recently defended Donald Trump's anti-Mexican rants...Show More Summary

McConnell: Senate unlikely to confirm ambassador to Cuba

(AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Republican majority is unlikely to confirm an ambassador to Cuba. [...] in a speech to a local chamber of commerce in Kentucky on Thursday, McConnell called Cuba a thuggish regime that has become a haven for criminals fleeing prosecution in the United States.

A GOP 'nuclear option' would bring sweeping consequences

Imagine a scenario in which Republicans control the White House, Senate, and House. Would they scrap filibusters to legislate as they please?

Jon Stewart Asks Dem. Senator if GOPers ‘Have Mental Problems?’

Liberal New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sat down for a friendly interview with Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Wednesday night and the two eagerly took turns bashing Republican members of Congress for being “cynical” for disagreeing with liberal policy positions.

Malcolm Smith Gets 7 Years in Prison for Trying to Buy His Way Into the 2013 Mayoral Race

Think back a few Albany scandals and you may recall the tale of Malcolm Smith, the Democratic state senator from Queens who was caught making payments to city GOP leaders in an attempt to bribe his way onto the 2013 Republican mayoral ticket. Smith, who was briefly majority leader of... More »

The message of Ted Cruz's book: Everyone hates Ted Cruz, and the feeling is mutual

They hate me because I'm awesome. The lesson from Republican presidential aspirant and actual (sigh) Senator Ted Cruz's new book is that Ted Cruz hates everybody and is pretty darn sure he's better than all of them put together. There...Show More Summary

Malcolm Smith, Ex-New York Senate Majority Leader, Is Sentenced to 7 Years in Bribery Case

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Smith, a Democrat, was convicted of agreeing to the bribery of Republican Party leaders to let him run for mayor of New York City on their party line in 2013.

'No More Tyranny!': MSNBC’s The Cycle Mocks Republican Alternatives to ObamaCare

On Wednesday, the hosts of The Cycle on MSNBC mocked Republican alternatives to ObamaCare. When Toure read a quote from Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) saying he wants to replace the ACA with a more patient-centric plan, Josh Barro of The New...Show More Summary

Crooked ex-State Sen. Malcolm Smith sentenced to 7 years

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Corrupt ex-State Senator Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday for attempting to bribe his way onto the Republican mayoral ballot in 2013.

Mitch McConnell Admits GOP Is Out of Legislative Options On Gay Marriage: WATCH

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admits that the Republican Party has run out of legislative options when it comes to fighting gay marriage. Speaking with Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday, McConnell said that the Supreme Court has effectivel… The post Mitch McConnell Admits GOP Is Out of Legislative Options On Gay Marriage: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

John McCain Hit by Foul Ball at Arizona Diamondbacks Game

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

A foul ball in Tuesday's game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the L.A. Dodgers bounced into the stands, hitting Arizona Republican Senator John McCain.

John McCain dropped an easy foul ball at the Arizona Diamondbacks game

First things first, let’s be fair about this: Republican Senator from Arizona and former presidential candidate John McCain can’t (...)

Ex-Im Is Kaput (For Now)

At midnight, the Export-Import Bank’s authorization lapsed for the first time in 81 years. Congress is on recess, and later this month a Republican House and Senate would both have to act to resurrect the institution, which exists to extend capital to boost U.S. Show More Summary

Alberta's $30 carbon price, Australia's renewables boost

In the world of clean energy this past week - Canada's Alberta will be doubling its carbon price to $30/tonne, renewables to grab two thirds of new power investment globally, a Republican Senator praised Obama for acting on climate change and things looking up for renewables in Australia.

Rand Paul Becomes First Major-Party Candidate to Court Pot Donors

DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business. Paul’s fundraiser at the Cannabis Business Summit — tickets started at $2,700, the maximum donation allowed for the primary contest —…

GOP Won’t End Filibuster to Scrap Obamacare

Senate Republicans appear to be closing the door on gutting the filibuster, brushing aside calls from presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and Scott Walker to consider lowering the 60-vote threshold for repealing Obamacare,” The Hill reports. “Sources close to Senate Majority [...]

Trump, Cruz and Paul emerge as Todd Akin Republicans

In 2012, then-Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) took a winnable Senate race and turned it into a debacle for the whole party. His comments on rape were front and center at the Democratic National Convention. One news cycle after another was devoted to his ignorant remarks. He lived up to the cartoon portrait of a clueless […]

Drug Czar and U.S. Senator Champion Evidence-Based Prevention Programs

2 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Obama administration and a Republican senator teamed up in an effort to reduce drug use.

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