United States Senate

Trump Says He Prefers a ‘Good Shutdown’ to Making a Deal With Dems to Fund Government

Frustrated with having to "do a deal" to fund the government Trump whined, "Our country needs a good 'shutdown' in…

6 years ago

PFAW Accuse Jeff Sessions of ‘Putting His Extreme Ideology Above the Constitution’

PFAW assert that "the burden was on Senator Sessions today to show that he’s fit to serve as attorney general.…

6 years ago

Mitch McConnell’s Astonishing Failure to Do His Job Revealed by the Numbers

Rather than "big things" we have been treated to a clinic on entropy; a lot of "big words" rather than…

6 years ago

Rep. Elijah Cummings Leads Three-Way Democratic U.S. Senate Primary In Maryland

Cummings has not announced his candidacy, but a WA Post shows that he would lead a three-way primary race by…

7 years ago

Mitch McConnell Demands A Ransom That Obama Will Never Agree To In Debt Ceiling Fight

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding Social Security and Medicare cuts in exchange for his vote to raise the…

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

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

Nervous Republicans Worry That Trump Will Give Democrats The White House And Senate

Strategists fear Trump could badly lose a general election campaign, dragging a lot of Republican Senate candidates down with him.

7 years ago

Big News For Democrats As Russ Feingold Leads Sen. Ron Johnson By 8 In GOP Poll

In Wisconsin, the situation has gotten so bad for the Republicans that they actually consider being down by 8 points…

7 years ago

IL Newspaper Crushes Sen. Kirk’s Moderate Reputation By Calling Him A Loud-Mouthed Radical

A local newspaper lashed out at Kirk's extreme rhetoric on the Iran deal, calling him the love child of Michele…

8 years ago

As His Son Was Abusing His Daughters, Jim Bob Duggar Said Incest Should Be Punishable by Death

Jim Bob Duggar said incest deserved execution. That sounds great -- but he said it while he was shielding his…

8 years ago

Contrary To McConnell’s Election Promises, GOP Senate Majority Proves To Be Dysfunctional

Just over six months after winning back the Senate, Mitch McConnell's GOP majority is proving to be more dysfunctional than…

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

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

Senate Cafeteria Cook Goes On Strike To Draw Attention To Low Wages

The U.S. government should only award federal contracts to companies that pay American workers a living wage.

8 years ago

Defiant Elizabeth Warren Tells Wall Street If They Want To Fight Her, “Bring It On”

Before a packed room in a Manhattan Barnes & Noble bookstore, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) refused to back off…

8 years ago

US House Is Functional For A Day, Passes Bipartisan Bill, Extends CHIP Funding

In a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation, the US House overwhelmingly passed a Medicare payment overhaul bill on Thursday.

8 years ago

Florida Republican Slayer Rep. Patrick Murphy Launches Bid To Take Rubio’s Senate Seat

Murphy's candidacy gives the Democrats strong odds of winning the Senate seat held by Republican Senator Marco Rubio.

8 years ago

Even Joe Scarborough Believes Republicans Went Too Far With “Stupid” Iran Letter

During Monday's broadcast of Morning Joe, co-host Joe Scarborough finally relented and said that the "one-two punch" of House Republicans…

8 years ago

Racist Frat Booted From OU Campus Hires Oklahoma City Bomber’s Lawyer To Represent Them

The board for the Oklahoma University chapter of SAE voted on Thursday to hire Attorney Stephen Jones to represent them.

8 years ago

Democrat Russ Feingold Leads Sen. Ron Johnson 50-41 In Potential Wisconsin Senate Rematch

Early polling suggests that if Democrat Russ Feingold decides to mount a comeback Senate bid, Wisconsin will back him all…

8 years ago

Senate Subcommittee Invites Hate Group Leader to Testify about Religious Freedom

Inviting hate group leader Tony Perkins to speak about religious freedom is just more evidence of the GOP's farcical approach…

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

Bombastic Tea Party Loon Joe Walsh Eyes Illinois Senate Race

Former Congressional Representative Joe Walsh (R) says he is "very seriously considering challenging" Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (R).

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

Here We Go Again: GOP Lawmaker Says Rape Can Make Beautiful Children

West Virginia Delegate Brian Kurcaba says rape is awful, but remarks that it can create a beautiful child.

8 years ago

Boehner’s Latest Attempt to Hoodwink America Fails Like the Rest

Boehner twisted history to claim that "the American people can't afford a repeat of the same old top-down policies of…

8 years ago

Sen. Chuck Grassley Absurdly Claims Bill of Rights Dependent on Citizens United

The only thing keeping Republicans in power right now is money, and they'll tell any lies to hold onto that…

8 years ago

All Eyes On Kamala Harris As California Democrat Gavin Newsom Declines 2016 Senate Bid

Gavin Newsom has decided not to run for Senate in 2016 making attorney general Kamala Harris the presumptive front-runner if…

8 years ago

Boehner And Republicans Plan To Reverse Growth Numbers and Kill Jobs

Now that Republicans will have control of both houses of Congress, they will start, immediately, passing legislation to revert back…

8 years ago

Is Georgia Ready For Hillary Clinton?

Midterm election results in Georgia show progressive trends and point to battleground potential for the 2016 presidential race.

8 years ago

Party Of Family Values: Newly Elected GOP Lawmaker Is A Convicted Child Abuser

One election where a Democratic seat was flipped red was Montana's District 32 State House race. The Republican, Gilbert Bruce…

8 years ago

Democrat Jeanne Shaheen Holds Off Carpetbagging Republican Scott Brown In NH Senate Race

Incumbent Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen held on and defeated Republican Scott Brown in New Hampshire's US Senate race on Tuesday…

8 years ago

Latest Poll Shows Democrat Mark Udall Gaining Five Points In Colorado US Senate Race

In a Quinnipiac poll last week, the firm showed Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) ahead of the incumbent Democrat Mark Udall…

8 years ago

Minority Voter Suppression In North Carolina Witnessed Firsthand

What the future holds for voting in North Carolina is unknown. What is known is that the damaging and chilling…

8 years ago

Democrat Bruce Braley Up A Whopping 15 Points With Early Voters In Iowa Senate Race

In a poll released Wednesday by the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, Rep, Bruce Braley (D-IA) holds a commanding lead with early…

8 years ago

Even Joe Scarborough Is Hammering GOPer Joni Ernst For Skipping Iowa Newspaper Meetings

During Monday morning's broadcast of Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough took Joni Ernst to task for canceling meetings with the…

8 years ago

A Great Time For Gay Marriage? Not So Fast!

There are two issues guaranteed to get the wing-nuts to the polls even if they have to crawl on their…

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

Conflict Of Interest: Iowa Democrats Hammer Joni Ernst Over Contracts Awarded To Her Father

Republican Senate Candidate Joni Ernst could be in some hot water over county public contracts awarded to her father's company…

8 years ago

Georgia GOP Senate Candidate Destroys His Campaign By Claiming He’s Proud He Outsourced Jobs

In a meeting with reporters on Monday, Republican Senate candidate David Perdue claimed that he is "proud of" his career…

8 years ago

GOP Takes One On The Chin As Kansas Court Rules Dems Don’t Need To Name Senate Candidate

A Kansas district court ruled on Wednesday that the Democratic Party does not need to name a Senate candidate to…

8 years ago

Washington Post Gives GOP Senate Candidate Four Pinocchios For ‘Smarmy’ Campaign Ad

On Monday, the Washington Post published an article from their resident fact checker Glenn Kessler that highlighted an awful campaign…

8 years ago

GOP Senate Candidate Doubles Down On Michelle Nunn ‘Terrorist’ Claim In New Campaign Ad

David Perdue, the Republican candidate for Georgia's open US Senate seat, released another ad on Wednesday doubling-down on his debunked…

8 years ago

Republicans Sweating As Democrats Hold Leads In Georgia’s Senate And Governor Races

All the talk of a Republican takeover of the US Senate after this year's midterms may have been a bit…

8 years ago

The Heritage Foundation Hits Up The Little Guy

The Heritage Foundation is located right in the middle of the DC power corridor and well it should be, as…

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

GOP Rep Who Claims Senate Is Harry Reid’s Plantation Doesn’t Want To Be Kicked ‘Like A Slave’

In an article published Tuesday in the E&E Daily, a Beltway publication devoted to environmental and energy issues, Rep. Bill…

8 years ago

Right After ‘Constructive’ Meeting On Border Crisis, Rick Perry Runs To Fox And Slams Obama

On Wednesday, President Obama met with Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry, along with other political and religious leaders in Texas,…

9 years ago

Democratic Rep States That Racism Is Key Reason Conservatives Reject Immigration Reform

During Wednesday's broadcast of MSNBC's The Ed Show, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) discussed the recent protests in Murrieta, CA surrounding…

9 years ago

Chris McDaniel’s Strategist Blames Tea Party Leader’s Suicide On Opponent’s Campaign

Mark Mayfield, one of the leaders of the Central Mississippi Tea Party and a key supporter of Mississippi State Senator…

9 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

Another Red State Democrat Calls On Elizabeth Warren To Bring Home A Victory

West Virginia Senate candidate Natalie Tennant plans to campaign with Elizabeth Warren in July.

9 years ago

GOP Senate Candidate Thinks White People Are The Only ‘Traditional’ Americans

In a story posted by Daniel Strauss of Talking Points Memo on Tuesday, Thom Tillis, North Carolina's State House Speaker…

9 years ago

Oregon Democrats Hold Commanding Double-Digit Leads In Senate And Governor Races

A poll released by Public Policy Polling on Thursday shows that Democrats are way ahead of their Republican opponents in…

9 years ago

Lone Star Lunacy as ‘Obama=Hitler’ Candidate Leads Democratic Senate Primary

Kesha Rogers, a LaRouche supporter who equates Obama to Hitler and calls for his impeachment, is leading the Dem Senate…

9 years ago

Kentucky Tea Party Senate Candidate Matt Bevin Has No Clue What The National Debt Is

This week, Bevin decided to release an attack ad against McConnell regarding his vote on the debt ceiling increase that…

9 years ago

Gun Sense Prevails in Dixie as Open Carry Bill Shot Down in South Carolina Senate

An open carry bill that would have allowed citizens to openly carry firearms in public without a permit, was resoundingly…

9 years ago

GOP Senator Dean Heller Says Ted Cruz Is Wrong To Filibuster Clean Debt Ceiling Bill

On Tuesday night's episode of CNN's Crossfire, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) stated that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is wrong in…

9 years ago

Winds of Change: How a Residency Issue Might Open Up a Senate Seat in Kansas

Senator Pat Roberts is not a current resident of Kansas. This issue has opened the window for the Kansas Tea…

9 years ago

Gutless GOP Senate Candidate Panders To Woman Who Wants President Obama Executed

OK Senate candidate Jim Bridenstine (R) responded to a woman who advocated executing the President by pouring gasoline on her…

9 years ago

Alaska Voters Reject Sarah Palin and Every Other Republican for US Senate

  A newly released Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey from Alaska reveals how badly tarnished the GOP brand is even…

9 years ago

Special Election Victory By Democrat Jennifer Wexton Completes GOP Collapse in Virginia

In a battle to determine party control of the VA Senate, Jennifer Wexton (D) coasted to a resounding 53-37 victory…

9 years ago

Prostitute-Loving GOP Senator David Vitter Will Run For Governor In Louisiana

On Tuesday, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) announced via email that he will run for Governor of Louisiana in 2015.

9 years ago

Jon Stewart Slams Congress By Calling Them the Justin Bieber of Government

On Wednesday's edition of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart brilliantly intertwined two stories that, on the surface, have absolutely nothing…

9 years ago

North Carolina GOP Senate Candidate: Food Stamp ‘Goodies’ Enslave Recipients

Republican US Senate candidate Greg Brannon wants to abolish the Department of Agriculture because he thinks food stamps are slavery.

9 years ago

Alison Grimes Hammers Mitch McConnell for Heartlessly Laughing at the Unemployed

The campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes released a statement slamming Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his stance on the…

9 years ago

Rob Portman and Kelly Ayotte Cowardly Back Away From Unemployment Benefits Extension

On Wednesday afternoon, both Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) backtracked and said that they would only vote for…

9 years ago

Looking Like a Sure Loser Liz Cheney Cuts and Runs On Her Hopeless Senate Campaign

Liz Cheney, recently a Fox News contributor and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, decided to dropout of the…

9 years ago

GOP Whines About Charlie Crist Speaking to a Gay Paper and Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

On New Year's Eve, Watermark, a noted Florida-based LGBT publication, published an interview that the paper's founder, Tom Dyer, had…

9 years ago

Senate Republicans Upset That Their Own Obstructionism May Delay Christmas Recess

The hope from Republicans was that Reid would just table some of the nominees and hold off until January after…

9 years ago

Unpopular McConnell Can’t Shake Grimes, Another Poll Brings Bad News for Mitch

A newly released PPP poll shows MItch McConnell clinging to a one point lead over his Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan…

9 years ago

DSCC Sees Huge Fundraising Gains in November Due to President Obama’s Help

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released their fundraising numbers in November and they were nothing short of sensational. For the…

9 years ago

Maxey Scherr is the Only Democrat Worth Supporting for US Senate in Texas

Only one of the five Democratic candidates seems worthy of support from progressives, liberals and centrists interested in flipping the…

9 years ago

As He Gears Up For Another Senate Run, Scott Brown Forgets What State He’s In

Scott Brown wants to run for Senate in New Hampshire in 2014. It would help if he remembered the state's…

9 years ago

John Boehner Won’t Take Responsibility for Least Productive Congress Ever

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) was confronted by reporters on Tuesday and asked his thoughts about this being…

9 years ago

39 House DINOs Helped Crush ACA Requirements in a Critical Vote

Unless Democrats want more of the same in DC until January of 2021, they'll have to move their frozen rumps…

9 years ago

Are We Safe From Congress? Senator Orrin Hatch And The Politics Of Vitamins

The Senior Senator from Utah is endangering lives by putting his personal gain before the public's health.

9 years ago

ENDA is Great but Do Not Count the Religious Loons Out

They claim to defend religious liberty but they need to read the Pledge of Allegiance with its vow of "liberty…

9 years ago

Ted Cruz: Has the Tea Party ‘Golden Boy’ gone too far this time?

Ted Cruz has had the ear and hearts of the Tea Party and right-wing almost from the day he arrived…

9 years ago

Of Reasons and Treasons – Why Ted Cruz is the Common Enemy of Humanity

When he says he is going to shut down the government and then shuts down the government and then says…

9 years ago

Virginia and New Jersey Democratic Voters Can’t Let Us Down

The rest of us are looking to Virginia and New Jersey voters to send Republicans the message the rest of…

9 years ago

Senate Republicans Have Shamed America By Ignoring the Will of 92% of the Population

Today was a shameful day for America because 8% of the population, Ted Nugent and Wayne La Pierre, ALEC, and…

10 years ago

PolitiFact Blames Obama for GOP Failure to Ratify UN Disability Treaty

President Obama said he would sign the UN Disability Treaty but the Republicans blocked it, so it's a broken Obama…

10 years ago

38 Senate Republicans Use National Sovereignty as an Excuse to Discriminate Against the Disabled

38 Republican senators voted against ratifying a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled modeled after the Americans…

10 years ago

Was Election Night a Mandate for the Status Quo?

America won four more years for President Obama, but did we issue a mandate for change or for the status…

10 years ago

The Media’s Truth-Telling Double Standard is Penalizing Democrats

Democrats are subjected to a different set of standards than Republicans when it comes to their behavior including in political…

10 years ago

Todd Akin Says Raped Women Do Not Get Pregnant So No Abortions

Missouri Republican Todd Akin says that women who are legitimately raped don't get pregnant and that abortion punishes the child,…

10 years ago