Congress

Trump Pushing Congressional Allies To Impeach Biden More Than Once

Trump assumes that the GOP will take the House and wants to know "how many times" the Republicans will impeach…

3 months ago

Who Knew? Debate Over Switch to Permanent Daylight Savings Ignites Furious Passion

Most of us grew up knowing that time zones weren't a "thing" until the railroads were built and it became…

1 year ago

DNC Chair Harrison Rips Into Lauren Boebert Over Financial Disclosure Controversy

Despite being a freshman congressperson from a small district in Colorado, Lauren Boebert has fast become a name in politics.…

1 year ago

Matt Schlapp: There’s A Lot of Buzz About Trump Becoming House Speaker in 2022

When Joe Biden won the White House this November, Democrats thought they wouldn't have to deal with Donald Trump for …

2 years ago

Congressman Ted Lieu Calls for Matt Gaetz to be Removed From House Judiciary Committee

It has been a wild day for Florida Representative Matt Gaetz. Earlier in they day, many were surprised by rumors…

2 years ago

Matt Gaetz Blasts “Fake” Republican Cowboy Running For a Texas House Seat

This year saw both Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene were elected to congress. Prior to that, Republican voters had…

2 years ago

WATCH: Taylor Green Says She Voted Against Honoring Capitol Police Because “The Government is Not God”

When a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building on January 6th, no one was necessarily safe. While…

2 years ago

It’s a Trap! Is Using Reconciliation to Pass the Dem Agenda a Giant Mistake?

The Senate is about to use a trick called “reconciliation” to pass Joe Biden’s Covid relief bill.  Many Democrats want…

2 years ago

WATCH: Newsmax Hosts Lin Wood, Gushes Over His Attempts to Overturn Election

Lin Wood has long been involved in high profile legal cases. He represented Richard Jewell in his defamation case and…

2 years ago

With Majority Dwindling, Hoyer Wants Biden to Stop Nominating House Dems For Cabinet Spots

There were many Democrats in the House of Representatives that helped propel Joe Biden to victory. And it is tradition…

2 years ago

Trump Tweets Congress Was Distracted From COVID-19 By Impeachment, But Dems Requested Emergency Funding During The Trial

Citing words from an influential businessman, Trump suggested on Sunday afternoon that the poor response to coronavirus in the United…

3 years ago

U.S. House committee prepares contempt vote against Barr

A U.S. House panel was poised to vote on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for defying…

4 years ago

Would-be Democratic investigators have crossed swords with Trump

In a multi-front House inquiry of Trump, his business interests and his presidency, Nadler would link arms with Elijah Cummings,…

4 years ago

Democrats Introduce Legislation To Stop Trump From Separating Families

In the midst of the biggest political crisis of his presidency Donald Trump has been blaming Democrats and Congress.  Of…

5 years ago

Ryan, McConnell Fight As GOP Election Strategy Crashes

Republicans are fighting among themselves again in the U.S. Congress, and this is a bad sign for their chances in…

5 years ago

Why Democrats Will Win Midterms Despite a Booming Economy

The economy is soaring, and so is public optimism about the economy.   You would think this should result in…

5 years ago

Republicans Added $1 Trillion to the Deficit — Now They Want A Balanced Budget Amendment

The Washington Post has reported that Congressional Republicans are now suggesting they want to pass a balanced budget amendment. Which…

5 years ago

British PM, European Parliament Call for Facebook Investigation

‘The Heat is On’ is a Glenn Frey song made famous by the 1980’s TV show ‘Miami Vice.’ Given all…

5 years ago

New Poll Shows Most Americans Think Arming & Training Teachers Is a Horrible Way to Stop School Shootings

A new NBC poll released Thursday morning should be a wakeup call to the NRA and its supporters in Washington,…

5 years ago

Opinion: The Nunes Memo Fail Distracted From Trump’s Open Defiance Of Congress

The so called Nunes Memo, bombed by any measure. On a political level it was a disaster. Even conspiracy theory…

5 years ago

Nicolle Wallace Just Nailed The GOP For Committing ‘Political Suicide’ By Smearing The FBI

"The fact that the Republicans have put the entire Republican Party brand on the line to smear and assassinate the…

5 years ago

Dem Senator Says The Best Way For Congress To Govern Is To Pretend Trump Doesn’t Exist

Negotiating with Trump is a waste of time. Not only does he lack a firm grasp of the issues, but…

5 years ago

Trump Pens Op-Ed Bragging About Accomplishments Hours After He Shuts Down Government

Hours after Donald Trump's actions led to a government shutdown, the president penned an op-ed touting his so-called accomplishments over…

5 years ago

Republican Strategist Blasts Trump, GOP Over Shutdown: ‘All Of This Is On Them’

It's going to be hard for Trump to convince the American people that the government shutdown is the Democrats' fault…

5 years ago

With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown

The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a…

5 years ago

Trump To Delay Signing Tax Bill So The Devastating Impacts Aren’t Felt Until After Midterms

If this is such a fine piece of legislation, why didn't congressional Republicans rush it to the White House today…

5 years ago

Bill could make Congress members liable for harassment payouts

Lawmakers of both parties are working on legislation that would make members of Congress liable for settlements of sexual harassment…

5 years ago

Factbox: From tax to budget, what’s on U.S. Congress to-do list

The U.S. Congress is hurtling toward some major tax, budget and other policy deadlines. Some are hard and some are…

5 years ago

U.S. women lawmakers on sex harassment: Congress, heal thyself

The House of Representatives will adopt mandatory training on sexual harassment and discrimination, Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday after…

5 years ago

GOP Lawmaker Falls Apart After Chris Hayes Busts Tax Plan For Killing Adoption Credit

GOP Rep. Mark Walker twisted himself into a pretzel on Wednesday when he tried to defend the Republican tax plan.

5 years ago

Two-Thirds Of Voters Demand Tougher Gun Laws After GOP Pretends Vegas Shooting Never Happened

Republicans may continue to live in their NRA-funded bubbles, but it's clear the American people – Democrats, Independents and Republicans…

5 years ago

California Passes Bill Urging Congress To Censure Trump For ‘Racist’ Charlottesville Response

"The leader of the free world can’t continue to use language that legitimizes the actions of extremists groups that promote…

5 years ago

Key GOP Congressman Announces Retirement, Citing ‘Disorder And Chaos’ In The Trump Era

Dent's retirement is just the latest in a slew of moderate Republicans who are calling it quits as Washington spirals…

5 years ago

GOP At War With Trump As He Attempts To Use Veterans As Props In Debt Ceiling Vote

While the president complains that members of Congress are turning the debt ceiling debate into "a mess," it is his…

5 years ago

Republicans Are Finally Starting To Panic Over Trump’s Dangerous Incompetence

Six months into the Trump administration, the GOP tune is changing as the president's incompetence, corruption, and unfitness has thrown…

6 years ago

Exclusive: Congress asks U.S. agencies for Kaspersky Lab cyber documents

A U.S. congressional panel this week asked 22 government agencies to share documents on Moscow-based cyber firm Kaspersky Lab, saying…

6 years ago

Desperate GOP Calls Emergency Meeting To Revive Trumpcare And Kick Millions Off Insurance

The president and his GOP allies in Congress just can't accept the fact that America isn't buying what they're selling.

6 years ago

Rachel Maddow Credits Huge Victory On Health Care To Persistent Grassroots Activism

"These protests have been relentless," Maddow said. "They've had a huge victory just tonight."

6 years ago

Joy Reid Smacks GOP With The Ultimate Reality Check On New ‘Repeal And Delay’ Plan

On almost every level, the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be harder if they did it…

6 years ago

Pro-Obamacare Protesters Storm D.C. Airport As GOP Senators Leave Town

The spontaneous demonstrations by pro-ACA activists shows how politically toxic this issue has become for Republicans as they prepare to…

6 years ago

Senators want Congress to OK military action in Syria

U.S. senators called on Congress on Tuesday to take back its authority to determine whether the country goes to war,…

6 years ago

GOP Approval Takes Double-Digit Nosedive After Trump, Republicans Accomplish Nothing In 100 Days

As the GOP-controlled government continues to wage war on middle-class Americans, this number will likely get worse.

6 years ago

Attacking Syria Was the Gateway Sexual Activity Republicans Usually Warn You About

As you can see from the polling, conservatives, far from reacting with outrage, have instead laid back and lit up…

6 years ago

Nancy Pelosi Demands Congressional Action To Stop Trigger-Happy Trump From Blowing Up The World

With Trump in charge of America's nuclear arsenal – like a toddler playing with a loaded firearm – Congressional oversight…

6 years ago

Bernie Sanders Gives Democrats Two Keys To Resisting Trump And Winning Back Congress

Democrats will win elections when they go to all parts of the country and explain that their policies are better…

6 years ago

The Ink On Trumpcare 2.0 Isn’t Even Dry And It’s Already Dead In The Water

Not only is the latest version of Trumpcare already doomed to fail, but it's guaranteed to drag Republicans down with…

6 years ago

Steve King Says GOP Colleagues Have Been “Patting Me On The Back” Since His Racist Comment

This is the Republican Party under Donald Trump, and 2018 can't come soon enough.

6 years ago

Fox News’s Own Poll Shows That Trump Is Failing As President

As Trump doubles down on defending a disastrous heath care bill, all while peddling paranoid conspiracy theories and covering up…

6 years ago

GOP Setting Itself Up For Midterm Bloodbath As Trumpcare Hurts The Most Reliable Voters

Trumpcare is political suicide for the president and his Republican colleagues in Congress.

6 years ago

GOP Panicking As Majority Of Voters In Key 2018 States Are Unhappy With Trump

In record time, most voters are seeing that Trump is just a con artist who cares nothing about making life…

6 years ago

Democrats Will Slam Trump As ‘Wall Street’s Champion’ In Post-Speech Rebuttal

The Democrats will use their first rebuttal speech to go hard after the unpopular president.

6 years ago

Democrats Storm The Senate Floor And Social Media To Save Obamacare From GOP Repeal

"Our message to the Republicans is simple and straightforward: You are not going to get away with it."

6 years ago

Vladimir Putin Claims Obama Signed the NDAA to ‘Create Problems’ For Trump

“This policy has brought the current US administration...into a dead end. We hope the new administration will be more sagacious.”

6 years ago

GOP Plays Dirty With Spending Bill, Threatens Government Shutdown Over Trump Appointee

It's an irresponsible way to treat a spending bill, particularly since the failure to pass it would result in a…

6 years ago

Conservative Newspaper Joins The Chorus Calling For James Comey to Resign

F.B.I. directors are supposed to be above politics, not in them. Mr. Comey has to do the right thing -…

6 years ago

GOP Says Exercising First Amendment Rights is Terrorism but Domestic Terrorism is Not

"The U.S. government should never subject Americans to surveillance for exercising basic Constitutional rights."

7 years ago

Congress Opposes President Obama’s Effort To Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

"Doctors get paid more if they prescribe really expensive drugs because they get paid a percentage of the cost of…

7 years ago

Paul Ryan’s ‘Pro-Growth Agenda’ Calls for Giving Your Money to Rich People

Paul Ryan insists he is going to 'fix' things, but since Obama has already done that, he can only mean…

7 years ago

Southern Poverty Law Center Warns of More Insurrection to Come

Nobody did anything about Cliven Bundy's armed insurrection, so it hardly comes as a surprise that his son Ammon should…

7 years ago

Paul Ryan’s Response: Less American Values and More Assault Weapons to Terrorists

Responding to Obama Sunday, Ryan said nothing about gun sales to terrorists or the dangers of radicalizing Muslims with more…

7 years ago

President Obama Responds To Planned Parenthood Shooting With Call To Action

"We have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have…

7 years ago

Koch’s Justice Reform Proposal Restricts Prosecution For Environmental Violations

The Kochs want to pollute with impunity by simply claiming they were unaware that it was a federal violation to…

7 years ago

GOP Leadership Purge May Continue As Conservative “Ditch Mitch” Voices Grow Louder

Since Boehner's surprise resignation announcement, calls for removing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have intensified.

7 years ago

House Democrats Blast Republican Plan to Create Committee on Planned Parenthood

When House Republicans announced a new witch hunt against Planned Parenthood, Democrats were swift and decisive in their response

7 years ago

With Boehner Gone, House Republican Suggests Taking Out Mitch McConnell Next

GOP Congressman Matt Salmon texted Utah Senator Mike Lee a message that said: "Next guy in the crosshairs is probably…

7 years ago

Boehner’s Departure Opens The Door For Tea Party Crazies to Take The Wheel

With the tea party taking the wheel, the crazies can move forward with their plan to dismantle functioning government.

7 years ago

Pope Francis Will Enter Hostile Republican Territory When He Visits Congress

The GOP is unhappy the Pope is adhering to Jesus' teachings - not those of Ayn Rand, Charles and David…

7 years ago

Jon Stewart Slams Congress For Their Indifference To 9/11 First Responders

Jon Stewart unloaded on Congress for their seeming indifference to the plight of 9/11 first responders.

7 years ago

Congress Pits its 14 Percent Approval Against Obama’s 46 Percent

Our GOP Congress says people just don't like or approve of Obama, but he's the guy near 50 percent, while…

7 years ago

Ted Cruz Auditions to be the Koch’s Paid Whore on Capitol Hill

Ted Cruz is spending this weekend with the Kochs, and what is going on in that ocean-side retreat has nothing…

8 years ago

House Republicans Go On Vacation Without Voting On Fast Track

Apparently going nowhere for now in the Nation's Capital are the three pieces of stinko trade legislation that nobody wants…

8 years ago

On Iran Deal, Obama is the Adult Voice in the Room Once Again

As GOP stupidity mounts, claiming they can stop a deal they cannot legally stop, President Obama proves again he can…

8 years ago

Mitch McConnell Wants To Rob Pensions To Fund Highway Repairs

As long as the Kochs own Congress, Republicans will propose robbing the elderly to pay for projects that benefit the…

8 years ago

Fast Track Stuck At The Station As Pelosi Leads Charge To Kill Controversial Trade Bill

The U.S. House derailed President Obama's trade bill on Friday. The chamber rejected an amendment designed to save the trade bill…

8 years ago

Koch-Republicans In Senate Vote To Nullify the Clean Water Act

Republicans, and their wealthy owners in the oil, coal, and chemical industry, particularly do not believe that any American warrants…

8 years ago

61 House Democrats Are Taking A Stand Against Corporate America

The 61 House Democrats led by Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva are demanding a new funding…

8 years ago

According To Polls Most Americans Are Socialists Like Bernie Sanders

It is glaringly obvious that for regardless the reason Senator Sanders self-labels himself as a "democratic socialist," or whatever negative…

8 years ago

Don’t Be Fooled Because Kansas Republicans Admit Trickle Down Is a Scam

Kansas' Republican legislators are all but admitting their precious trickle down experiment was not only a failure, it is a…

8 years ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Busts Republicans for a Dangerous Sneak Attack on Dodd-Frank

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is keeping her eye on the big banks and she knows what they and their Republican…

8 years ago

Republicans Use TPP Trade Deal To Slash Medicare

Republicans in the Senate have discovered yet another means of cutting Medicare to add insult to injury from the already…

8 years ago

Unions Are Outsmarting Big Business And Winning The Battle Over Trade and TPP

Big business is getting bashed and outmaneuvered by unions who have mobilized and are winning the battle over the TPP…

8 years ago

Paul Ryan Lies About Amtrak While Pledging No Republican Infrastructure Funding

Instead of acknowledging that as an austerity-minded Republican his only priority and primary goal for serving in the House cutting…

8 years ago

GOP-Koch Drive To Privatize Rail Service Caused Deadly Amtrak Derailment

The tragic accident was, by all accounts, entirely due to perpetually inadequate funding for the nation's transportation infrastructure; just one…

8 years ago

White Religious Conservatives Feel Persecuted But They’re Not the Ones Found Hanging from Trees

We need to call out the appalling in our midst. And we should never, ever, apologize for telling the truth…

8 years ago

President Obama Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results?

If there is one thing Republicans and the Obama Administration love more than pandering to Wall Street, it is the…

8 years ago

Bernie Sanders Explained Why Voters Aren’t Voting Ten Years Ago

Before perusing the one-time "world's leading democracy" and its truly pathetic voter turnout record, it is worth looking back at…

8 years ago

Louie Gohmert: It’s Obama’s Fault We’re all Idiots

I paraphrase, but not by much. Gohmert uses nuns, the Posse Comitatus Act, and Waco 1993 to prove Obama is…

8 years ago

Federal Court Rules NSA’s Bulk Phone Data Collection Is Illegal

On Thursday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NSA's bulk collection of telephone metadata is illegal under…

8 years ago

In Challenging the Supreme Court, Republicans Challenge the Constitution

The upcoming SCOTUS marriage equality ruling is just another opportunity for Republicans to challenge the constitutionality of the Consitution

8 years ago

Boehner and McConnell Balance Their Budget on the Backs of the American People

Republicans are making much of their "balanced" budget but this "work harder for less" budget is not really balanced at…

8 years ago

Obama Quotes FDR Saying We Are All Descended from Immigrants and Revolutionists

President Obama quoted FDR on Cinco de Mayo as he made the case for immigration reform, the President quoted FDR,…

8 years ago

Republicans Admit Hobby Lobby Ruling Is Religious Tyranny Meant to Control Women

Republicans claim their abominable legislation overturning a Washington D.C. anti-discrimination statute that prohibited religious employers from punishing women who use…

8 years ago

After Voting to Strip it From DC Residents, Boehner Claims to Champion Religious Freedom

"America was founded on the principle of religious freedom." It's just a shame he thinks only corporations have that freedom

8 years ago

Pat Robertson Says if We Keep Mocking Him, God Will Smack Us Down

There are a whole bunch of fundamentalists who are upset we don't take them seriously, which means, of course, that…

8 years ago

The Toxic Chickens Have Come Home To Roost As Republican Sequester Is A Total Disaster

The Republican Holy Grail of sequestration, the idea they were so proud of that they bragged about it and begged…

8 years ago

John Boehner Says We Finally Have a Senate That is Actually Working

Boehner's reaction to Senate dysfunction is to claim a change of leadership in the Senate has given us a Senate…

8 years ago

It’s Getting Hard to Tell Where Sovereign Citizens End and Republicans Begin

Both Republicans and so-called sovereign citizens are citizens and subject to federal authority. If not, we should rethink deportation laws

8 years ago

Scott Walker and House GOP Pollute the Spirit of Earth Day

It appears that although Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection, only Republicans…

8 years ago

Delusional Lindsey Graham Has No Chance Of Ever Being President

There is no person in America as self-aggrandizing as Senator Lindsey Graham whose self-imposed image as a brilliant foreign policy…

8 years ago