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It's been many years since Boston Public, David E Kelley's drama about life in an inner city high school, aired on network television. But on May 27, Senator Pyle (Hiawatha) invoked memories of ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 07:58 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Mass graves highly thought to be those of migrant workers were found in Malaysia days after an amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority prohibiting human trafficking, child and slave labor, passed ...
by Stephen Benavides
Comment Count 139 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 02:00 PM PDT with 152 Recommends
As most of us here at DailyKos know by now, Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont, has made his official announcement speech declaring his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for ...
by KantV420
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 05:38 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Loud, but not representative This bears repeating. We've heard before that lawmakers tend to presume their own districts are much more conservative than they are, but it's the degree to which they'...
by Hunter
Comment Count 61 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 04:00 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
So last week, U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R. NH) and Cory "Personhood" Gardner (R. CO) introduced a new over the counter birth control bill: http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2015/05/21/sen-cory-
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue May 26, 2015 at 05:55 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
Just received a mailing today from Democracy for America with an alert that a new provision in the pending TPP Trade Bill, inserted by the GOP of course, would cut $700 million from Medicare to pay ...
by dweb8231
Comment Count 119 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 11:31 AM PDT with 173 Recommends
Former Bush Trade Representative & U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R. OH) took the most pro-TPP corporate cash. The Guardian has a great article out about which U.S. Senators took the most corporate cash ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 08:23 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
If the majority of polls in 2014 were accurate, this guy would be Governor of Kansas. Next week, you can expect to see a piece offering a review of the performances of the polling community from ...
by Steve Singiser
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun May 24, 2015 at 09:59 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
In what I can only describe as a bizarre piece in Politico, the overrated news organization tries to insinuate a scandal of sorts by making a connection -tenuous at best- between ...
by KantV420
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 11:07 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Joe Manchin of West Virginia introduced S.1381 on May 19, 2015, which would have required President Obama to de-classify the Trans Pacific ...
by Stephen Benavides
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 12:01 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
I don't know how these people remember to keep breathing . Sen. ...
by Hunter
Comment Count 62 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 12:30 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
She was a tiger on the Senate floor today --see this May 20th C-Span coverage ( fast forward to 03:33:24 ) and the May 19th C-Span here: ( fast forward to 13:03 ). The May 20th ...
by e2247
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 06:50 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
The Senate voted 62-38 Thursday morning to advance the ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 99 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 08:10 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
This is a picture I'd turn into a "Wanted" poster, maybe circulate in every election district in the 13 states represented by these folks. It says it all--thanks to the AFL-CIO.
by Tasini
Comment Count 66 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 05:50 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
Fast track essentially pre-approves the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership. With a vote coming as soon as Tuesday Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has not yet spoken out for or against fast track.
by davej
Comment Count 205 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 07:18 AM PDT with 69 Recommends
Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn) was both scathing and blunt in recent criticism of his party’s tardiness when it comes to fiscal management. At a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor last ...
by Mopshell
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu May 14, 2015 at 01:54 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
Despite Tuesday's cloture-block, the Senate will be voting on Fast Track *again* on Thursday. Apparently (according to Roll Call , The Hill , & Politico ), several Democrats are caving on their ...
by Brown Thrasher
Comment Count 43 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 07:36 PM PDT with 65 Recommends
Received this e-mail today from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign:
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue May 26, 2015 at 08:36 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 35 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 07:01 AM PDT with 63 Recommends
So much for Mitch McConnell's "robust amendment process". After the Senate debating only 2 amendments thus far (& possibly 2 more Wednesday), McConnell has already filed plans to invoke cloture to ...
by Brown Thrasher
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 11:28 PM PDT with 29 Recommends