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Just when we thought we had defeated "Fast Track" trade authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Senate Democratic "Leaders" are talking with Republicans desperately trying to put together ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 40 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 12:29 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
It's pretty clear to me that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid hates democracy, at least within the Democratic Party, and that he at least tacitly supports the destruction of Social Security. I'm ...
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 36 comments on Fri Mar 06, 2015 at 03:11 PM PST with 12 Recommends
A week ago, we learned that Chuck Schumer (D-Wall Street) had pushed for including Mark Warner in the Senate Democratic leadership team in order to counterbalance Elizabeth Warren. The bankers ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 389 comments on Fri Nov 28, 2014 at 05:47 PM PST with 276 Recommends
That was the sentiment that Senator Warren (D-MA) expressed to Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim in regards to the new leadership position she's been elevated to by Senator Harry Reid. In the ...
by HamptonRoadsProgressive
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Nov 14, 2014 at 06:28 AM PST with 24 Recommends
What if Senate Republicans end the filibuster? Then I say...please proceed. Yes, I know alot of you hate the thought of that, I hate the thought of that but when...not if, but when Democrats regain ...
by BetterDemocrats
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Nov 04, 2014 at 09:24 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Cross-posted at ACA Signups An Open Letter to Democratic U.S. Congressional Candidates: As I've noted before (and as others, such as Greg Sargent of the Washington Post ...
by Brainwrap
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 11:39 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
President Obama supports Senator Elizabeth Warren's student reform bill which could come up for a vote as early as next Wednesday writes Alexandra Jaffe , of The Hill , ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 04:06 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Republicans and red state Democrats want to put a poison pill into the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (Shaheen-Portman): the Keystone XL pipeline : Senate Majority Leader Harry ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 24 comments on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 04:47 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Earlier today, 11 Democratic senators sent a letter to the President demanding that he approve the Keystone XL pipeline. I'm going to guess that they ignored the latest IPCC report . But we already ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 09:08 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Yesterday, Ed Markey (D-MA) led 28 other senators (all members of the Democratic caucus) in a letter to Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to renew ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 12:55 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Yesterday, a group of 23 senators (22D, 1I) today sent a letter to President Obama regarding the negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran. The letter calls for Obama to include Congress more in the ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 51 comments on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 09:04 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the formal start of the Iraq War. I thought I would use the occasion for a trip down memory lane to see how current members of Congress voted on the Iraq War ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 04:36 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
On Monday, after votes finish that evening and until approximately 9 am Tuesday morning, a group of 28 senators , led by Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), will hold the floor to ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 01:57 PM PST with 28 Recommends
As you may remember, on Friday, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and fifteen Democratic senators sent a letter to the White House urging the president not to include any cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 04:32 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Yesterday, Arkansas's conservative Democratic senator Mark Pryor , who faces re-election this year, came out against raising the minimum wage. “I know $10.10 still isn’t a whole lot of money, ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 07:04 AM PST with 16 Recommends
Rachel Maddow just raised an interesting question that could put this scandal on to a whole different level. What if this wasn't about the non-endorsement? What if it was something much deeper?
by turkmen
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 06:31 PM PST with 22 Recommends
On December 8, 1993, when Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) into law, he spoke in glowing terms about its future effects: I believe we have made a decision now that will ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 10:04 AM PST with 27 Recommends
Chris Hayes and his three guests just had a whine on his MSNBC show over those nasty Republicans blocking Obama's nominees for Federal judgeships. The repubs did this. The Repubs did that. IT'S ...
by accumbens
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 05:27 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2013 Readout of the President’s Meeting with the Senate Democratic Caucus Today, the President met with members ...
by Transcripts Editors
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 01:12 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Senate Democrats are not only going to strip the "defund Obamacare" rider from the CR but many of them including Conservative Democrats as well as the influential Chuck Schumer are PUSHING Reid to ...
by Drdemocrat
Comment Count 124 comments on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 06:56 AM PDT with 261 Recommends