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‘Why Would Anything Change?’ Trump Sees Great Victory, Straight Path to Nomination

Trump thinks the nomination is his and won't be changing plans:.

3 months ago

How the Dems’ Two Big Election Bills Could Save Us from a Total Meltdown

Top election reform expert Alex Tausanovitch of the Center for American Progress explained what the biggest threats to American democracy…

1 year ago

GOP is Courting Manchin After He Kills Build Back Better Bill in Attempt to Take Senate Majority

Republicans are currently courting Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) after he rang the death knell for President Joe Biden's Build Back…

1 year ago

Hillbilly Elegy Author JD Vance is Entering the Ohio Senate Race as a Republican

JD Vance has quite a backstory. Raised in extreme poverty in Middletown, Ohio, he eventually earned a law degree from…

2 years ago

WATCH: Mayor Muriel Bowser Deftly Defeats Ron Johnson in Debate Over Washington DC Statehood

With Democrats now in control of congress, the senate and the White House, there are again calls for Washington DC…

2 years ago

WATCH: Joe Manchin Calls For the Senate to Hold Another Vote on 1/6 Commission

Despite the fact that Democrats are in control of the senate, Joe Manchin has consistently pushed for bills to go…

2 years ago

The Husband From the Infamous St. Louis Gun Couple is Running for a United States Senate Seat

Last summer a group of Black Lives Matters protesters marched through a tony St. Louis neighborhood. The demonstrators were headed…

2 years ago

Mitch McConnell Refuses To Work With Biden Then Whines About Unity

In the 6 years he was in charge of the senate, Mitch McConnell wielded his power with an iron fist.…

2 years ago

The GOP Is Pretending to Care About The Deficit Again After Calling Biden’s Infrastructure Plan “A Slush Fund”

Senate Republicans expressed their opposition to President Joe Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan in an internal memo, referring to it…

2 years ago

Lindsey Graham is Daring Joe Biden to Bring an Assault Weapon Bill to Senate Floor

On Monday, the United States suffered yet another mass shooting. The gunman in the Boulder, Colorado incident was armed with…

2 years ago

The First Openly Transgender Nominee has Just Been Confirmed by the Senate

Joe Biden made a number of promises while campaigning for President. He told Americans that he would oversee 100 vaccinations…

2 years ago

Rep. Mo Brooks, an Important Figure in Trump’s Insurrection, Is Running For a Senate Seat

Donald Trump did plenty to incite an insurrection on the US Capitol on January 6th. But that doesn't mean that…

2 years ago

How to Fix the Filibuster Without Breaking Congress‬

The filibuster is a historical accident. Many experts believe that it is ruining Congress and hurting democracy.  It allows a…

2 years ago

WATCH: NJ Dem Bob Menendez Eviscerates Ron Johnson During Tuesday Floor Speech

Donald Trump may now be out of office, but Ron Johnson is making sure the stain of Trumpism remains in…

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: Senator Sherrod Brown Shames Steve Mnuchin Right To His Face

While most of the Mid-West swung back to Joe Biden this election season, the state of Ohio stayed red. That…

2 years ago

McConnell Says Control of Senate is 50/50, Polls Say Republican Odds Are Much Worse Than That

In 2014, the Republican party took control of the senate. They have used that majority to wield incredible power over…

2 years ago

Mitch McConnell Hands The Senate To Democrats By Pulling Republicans Off The Campaign Trail

Mitch McConnell is pulling incumbent Republican Senators off of the campaign trail so that they can confirm Trump's SCOTUS nominee.

2 years ago

Joe Biden to Talk to Senate Democrats This Week

Joe Biden knows a little something about being in the United States senate. He began his career there at the…

2 years ago

Lindsey Graham’s Democratic Challenger Has Outraised Him in South Carolina Senate Race

Jamie Harrison, a South Carolina Democrat who is challenging incumbent Republican Senator Lindsey Graham for his Senate seat, has outraised…

3 years ago

Former Presidential Contender Amy Klobuchar’s Husband Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Democrat from Minnesota, announced on Monday that her husband, law professor John Bessler, has contracted coronavirus. Bessler,…

3 years ago

Mitch McConnell Criticized For Not Allowing Senate To Vote Remotely During Pandemic

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) faces a volley of criticism after telling reporters that he won't allow senators to…

3 years ago

Could The Senate Go Blue This Year? Poll Shows 4 GOP Lawmakers Are Underwater Versus Dem Rivals

Even if Democrats win the presidency this year, it would be hard for any Democratic president to get a lot…

3 years ago

U.S. senators to defy Republican leader on Mueller protections

Two U.S. senators, defying opposition from top Republicans, vowed on Wednesday to push for action on a bipartisan measure that…

4 years ago

Republicans Are Terrified Their Kavanaugh Gamble Will Backfire

As the world of politics waits for word on whether Dr. Christine Ford will testify against Brett Kavanaugh on Monday,…

4 years ago

Senate adjourns till 12:01 a.m. EST without approving budget deal

The U.S. Senate adjourned on Thursday until 12:01 a.m. EST (0500 GMT) without approving a budget deal. The current temporary…

5 years ago

Senate committee questions Trump’s nuclear authority

"We are concerned that the president of the United States is so unstable, is so volatile, has a decision-making process…

5 years ago

Senate race in Alabama exposes Republican rift

U.S. President Donald Trump is due to travel to Alabama on Friday to whip up votes in a Senate race…

5 years ago

Senate Republicans Smack Down Trump’s Attempt To Lift Sanctions On Russia

The move by the Senate comes as the White House has repeatedly suggested they would "look at" lifting sanctions on…

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

In November, Republicans In Congress Must Pay For Their Addiction To NRA Money

The 56 Republican senators who voted against gun violence legislation on Monday have received a combined total of $36 million…

7 years ago

Elizabeth Warren Shames Republicans For Trying to Shield Corporate Criminals

Sen. Elizabeth Warren shamed Republicans on the Senate floor for perpetuating the already problematic rigged legal system that protects corporate…

7 years ago

Republicans Join With Democrats In A Rare Bipartisan Senate Effort To Ban Torture

The vote in the Republican-controlled Senate on Monday was an overwhelming bipartisan statement that the President's 2009 executive order banning…

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

Texas-Size GOP Hypocrisy As a Result of Climate Change Deluge

It is true that all Republicans are blatant hypocrites, but now that go-it-alone awesome Texas experienced a little anthropogenic climate…

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

Senate No-Show Cruz Criticizes Evangelicals Who Didn’t Show in 2008 and 2012

2016 may be the Year the mainstream media is surprised to discover there are actual Christians out there - and…

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

For Corporate Profits Republicans Want President Obama To Skirt Congress’ Authority

What is duplicitous and very telling about how Republicans operate, and where their only loyalties and priorities lie, is that…

8 years ago

Obama Relents and Gives Congress Veto Power Over Iran Nuclear Deal

The current President, Barack Obama, will go down in history for providing tens-of-millions of Americans with access to affordable health…

8 years ago

Real Economist Paul Krugman Calls Republican Budget A Trillion Dollar Con Job

Republicans only know one approach to economic policy; the abject failure and scam known as trickle down with a healthy…

8 years ago

Massive School Layoffs, Healthcare, Food Stamp Cuts Populate Scott Walker’s Koch Budget

Scott Walker's budget epitomizes the Koch-Republican "vision for America" and not at all unique among states ruled by Koch-governors with…

8 years ago

Countering GOP Obstruction Obama Initiative Creates 500,000 High-Paying Jobs

The President launched an initiative last week to train 500,000 Americans for high-paying jobs in high-technology services.

8 years ago

Congressional Republicans Are Still Angry They Are Not The President

The latest outrage, the open letter signed by 47 Republican senators, is the greatest sign to date that the spoiled…

8 years ago

47 GOP Senators Send Open Letter To Iran, Warning They Can Undo Any Deal Made With Obama

47 GOP Senators signed a letter to Iran, warning them that Republicans were prepared to undermine any nuclear agreement reached…

8 years ago

9 Of The 10 Senators Who Got Paid By Taxpayers But Missed The Most Votes Are Republicans

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FLA) is the "least likely to show up for work." Ted Cruz (R-TX) also tops the list…

8 years ago

Republicans’ Rule A Death Sentence For 9 Million Disabled Americans

Republicans have shifted their focus slightly away from just killing Americans' jobs to killing disabled Americans; nearly nine million disabled…

8 years ago

Rand Paul’s Read the Bills Act Relies on Congress to Tell the Truth

Rand Paul says he wants Congress to read bills before they vote, relying on them to tell us truthfully if…

8 years ago

Republican Senator John McCain Erupts And Calls Anti-War Protesters “Low-Life Scum”

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday, committee chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) flipped out on anti-war protesters from…

8 years ago

Delusional Donald Trump Says He Would Have Beaten Obama In 2012

Shameless self-promoter Donald Trump is once again trying to draw attention to himself, claiming he would have beaten Obama in…

8 years ago

Republicans Fooled Americans Again To Eliminate Women’s Reproductive Rights

Instead of introducing legislation to create jobs, or help Americans struggling in an economy created for the benefit of the…

8 years ago

House GOP Doubles Down On Bigotry With Vote To Stop Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

On a 237-190 vote, the Republican controlled U.S. House has voted to undo president Obama's executive order on immigration.

8 years ago

Bishops Join GOP Drive To Make Women Celibate Or Birth Machines

American Catholic bishops are taking advantage of the power bestowed on them by the conservative Catholics on the Supreme Court…

8 years ago

The First Act Of The Koch Congress Is A Vicious Attack On Social Security

On the evening before officially taking control of Congress, Republicans launched a Koch-Wall Street attack on Social Security as a…

8 years ago

President Obama Preserved Women’s Reproductive Rights In Passing the CRomnibus

The recent appropriations bill known as the CRomnibus could have been a lot worse for women's reproductive rights and it…

8 years ago

To Delete Obama’s Agenda From History Republicans Violated Their Pledge To America

There has been an ongoing Republican crusade to eradicate any legislative accomplish this President supported since the Koch brothers took…

8 years ago

Al Franken Didn’t Support the Funding Bill Because It Gives the Wealthy Even More Influence

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) issued the following statement condemning the gutting of campaign finance reform and putting taxpayers on the…

8 years ago

Tea Party Hero Allen West Caught Redhanded Plagiarizing Recent Blog Post

Former Republican Congressman Allen West, the new CEO of the National Center of Policy Analysis, a conservative think-tank, was caught…

8 years ago

McConnell Promises Republicans Will Escalate The Religious War on Women

Now, the Republicans' first order of business with Mitch McConnell sharing Senate Majority Leader duties with Ted Cruz is precisely…

8 years ago

The Koch Brothers Fund Religious Groups That Are Eliminating Women’s Rights

To accomplish their goal of controlling the government, the Koch brothers have had to climb in bed with fundamentalist Christians…

8 years ago

Harry Reid Threatens To Take Away Vacation and Force Senators To Work During Christmas

Lazy members of the Senate are facing the possibility of having to work on Christmas like millions of their Americans.…

8 years ago

Bill Clinton Has Obama’s Back on Executive Action: He’s On ‘Pretty Firm Legal Ground’

President Clinton took up for President Obama, saying he is on "pretty firm legal ground" to take executive action on…

8 years ago

Contrary To GOP Promises, Keystone XL Pipeline Will Only Create 35 Permanent Jobs

Krystal Ball helpfully refuted such falsehoods, such as the pipeline will lead to lower gas prices or energy independence, the…

8 years ago

Republicans Are The Ultimate Takers Who Only Want To Give To The Wealthy That They Serve

Even if some Americans do grasp the concept of Republicans as the ultimate takers, they likely fail to comprehend that…

8 years ago

The Significant Role That Stupidity Played in Republicans Winning Control of Congress

The sad fact is that the stupidity that drove the results of the midterms is not reserved to the Republican…

8 years ago

Post Dixie Chicks Hypocrisy: Country Singers Are No Longer Traitors For Bashing President

Apparently, openly criticizing and taking shots at a sitting president is now completely OK in the hyper-patriotic country music scene.…

8 years ago

GOP Strategist Behind Republican Obstruction Of Obama Now Laughably Calling For Compromise

Republican strategist Frank Luntz said that after winning the Senate majority, Republicans should work with Democrats and President Obama to…

8 years ago

Democrats Lost Because They Wasted Their Most Valuable Weapon in the Midterms

Barack Obama is still the President, and his administration's record achievements over the past five-and-a-half years were squandered by Democratic…

8 years ago

Sarah Palin Puts McConnell On Notice And Places Republicans On The Path To Destruction

With an eye on a two year gravy train, Palin put the GOP on notice; she'll be trolling them for…

8 years ago

Rachel Maddow Reveals How Minimum Wage And Pot Ballot Measures May Push Dems To Victory

During Monday night's episode of The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow discussed popular ballot measures in a number of…

8 years ago

Women’s Greatest Enemy Is Evangelical Women, Not Republican Men

Even shaky reason dictates that a robust women's electoral movement would cleanse Republican patriarchs from Congress, governorships, and state legislatures,…

8 years ago

Republican Georgia Senate Candidate Wants To Prosecute Obama For His Success

According to Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue, his only reason for serving is to prosecute Democrats and President Obama…

8 years ago

Republican Senate Wave Is Disintegrating As Democrats Again Outraise Republicans

Senate Democrats have outraised Republicans again, with the DSCC taking in $6.5 million to the NRSC's $6 million in the…

8 years ago

Ted Cruz Says A Functioning Senate Subverts the Will of The People

In fact, there is very little that Ted Cruz even likes about this country, including the United States Constitution, that…

8 years ago

Conservative Lawmaker Arrested Twice Over Weekend For Stalking And Threatening Neighbor

It was a busy weekend for Tennessee State Senator Jim Summerville. The outgoing lawmaker, who lost in the Republican primary…

8 years ago

Mitch McConnell Admits Republicans Want Kansas’ “Conservative Hell” Enacted Nationally

McConnell is anxious to lead the Senate and join House Republicans in enacting Brownback's Koch brother model at the national…

8 years ago

GOP Senate Candidate Says He’s Losing Because Lazy Single Women Are Dependent On Government

New Jersey Republican Jeff Bell, who is running against incumbent Democrat Cory Booker in New Jersey's US Senate race, told…

8 years ago

The Media Finally Catches On That Democrats Are Running The Better Senate Campaigns

Don't look now, but even the mainstream corporate controlled media are catching on that Democrats are running more effective Senate…

8 years ago

The Republican Party Is On the Run and Abandoning the Michigan Senate Race

The national Republican Party is pulling out of the Michigan Senate race, and trying to spin their retreat as a…

8 years ago

Joe Scarborough Throws Temper Tantrum After Being Called Out On Ebola Fear-Mongering

During Monday's episode of Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough got into a shoutfest with former White House adviser David Axelrod…

8 years ago

Kansas Is a Portent of Republican Medicare Privatization Disaster

Democrats have a living, breathing example of privatizing Medicare, and frankly everything in the Path to Prosperity budget, that has…

8 years ago

Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Can’t Escape The Republican Anti-Woman Crusade

For a senatorial candidate from Iowa, the way to show support for a religious principle is voting for a constitutional…

8 years ago

Conservative Poll Shows Republican Senator Pat Roberts Down By Five Points In Kansas Race

The chest-thumping and boasting that we heard from the GOP earlier in the year about the likelihood of the party…

8 years ago

Republicans Faithfully Follow ALEC’s Refusal to Support Democracy

Over the past six years, at least, there has been a steady assault on democracy from state level Republicans with…

8 years ago

Republicans Are Fixated On Using Extortion To Rule America

The truth is that since teabaggers became de facto leaders of the Republican Party, they have contemplated various schemes to…

8 years ago

GOP Scuffling In Swing State As Democrat Gary Peters Up 10 Points In Michigan Senate Race

A poll released by the Detroit News on Tuesday gave Republicans some bad news regarding their efforts to overtake the…

8 years ago

Democrats Are Squandering an Opportunity to Expose The Republican Agenda

One of the primary reasons the GOP is so successful selling a bill-of-goods to voters is that Democrats, while campaigning…

8 years ago

Latest Polls Show Colorado Democratic Senator Pulling Away From GOP Opponent

Two separate polls that were released on Sunday show that Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) is ahead of his Republican opponent,…

8 years ago

With Midterms Two Months Away, Fox News Catches Benghazi Fever Again And Ramps Up The Crazy

With the 2014 midterm elections fast approaching and Republicans hoping to take over the Senate this November, Fox News has…

8 years ago

2012’s Biggest Loser Karl Rove Confidently States GOP Will Overtake Senate In Midterms

In an article for the Wall Street Journal, Republican strategist and campaign funder Karl Rove wrote that the Republicans are…

8 years ago

Mitch McConnell Puts His Foot In His Mouth By Calling The Founding Fathers Radicals

McConnell asserted that belief in, and support for, the government is "an act of true radicalism," something that makes the…

8 years ago

Mitch McConnell Tries To Undo Everything Obama Has Done With Government Shutdown Threat

If any American thinks the Republicans will not follow through on their shutdown threat, they are deluded because McConnell's own…

8 years ago

Sore Loser! Tea Party Senate Candidate Still Refuses To Concede Two Days After Loss

Two days after losing in Mississippi's US Senate Republican primary runoff election, State Senator Chris McDaniel is still refusing to…

9 years ago

Plea To The Mainstream Media — Can You Please Cut Off John McCain’s Mic?

On Friday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appeared on five different cable news shows to discuss the recent flare up of…

9 years ago

A Fired Up President Obama Calls Out Democrats for Not Voting in Midterms

President Obama said, "Democrats do have one congenital disease, and that is that we don't vote during midterms..."

9 years ago

Virginia GOP Bribes Democratic State Senator To Resign So They Can Stop Medicaid Expansion

The Washington Post reported on Sunday evening that State Senator Phillip Puckett, a Democrat, will resign from office Monday. Puckett…

9 years ago

That Just Happened! Fox News Columnist Likens Gitmo Prisoner Release To Nazi Germany

On Monday, Fox News columnist J.D. Gordon wrote an article that cranked the hyperbole up to 11, as the former…

9 years ago

Ted Cruz Actually Thinks Government Shutdown Will Lead The GOP To Victory In Midterms

During a speech at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stated his belief…

9 years ago

Ted Cruz Lies and Claims Senate Democrats Will Abolish The 1st Amendment

Ted Cruz was introducing his father at the Watchmen on the Wall, sponsored by the extremist Family Research Council and…

9 years ago

Republican Lindsey Graham Attempts To Steal Women’s Rights Without Even a Vote In The Senate

The latest Republican to introduce legislation attacking women's right to choose is Senator Lindsey Graham who attempted to bypass a…

9 years ago