Steve Phillips says Reid endorsing a fellow Democrat in leadership neglects black candidates like Donna Edwards and Ben Jealous who are considering a run. “That’s how you perpetuate an unequal status quo,” he tells BuzzFeed News.
As you may know, that’s not how the science works.
Hawkish Republicans say they won’t place restrictions on the commander-in-chief, but Democrats and dovish Republicans want a strict timeline and limits on ground troops.
In 1992, the election of six women to the Senate seemed to herald a new era of gender equality. Twenty-two years later, it’s clear we still have a long way to go.
Staff for the Kentucky Senator tell BuzzFeed News Paul will reintroduce a bill aimed at ending the practice of sending lethal military hardware to local cops.
Dr. Vivek Murthy’s confirmation was held up for months because of opposition from Republicans and the National Rifle Association.
The bill will keep the government funded through September of 2015.
Senators reached a deal and were expected to vote on the bill early Sunday morning.
The long-delayed report details the CIA’s detention and interrogation policies during the Bush administration.
BuzzFeed News on the quiet collapse of a bipartisan response to Ferguson.
The U.S. House of Representatives, controlled by Republicans, approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Friday. The Democrat-led Senate will vote on Tuesday.
Warning: These can’t be unseen.
Citing a case revealed by BuzzFeed News, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said it’s “appalling” that a Drug Enforcement Administration agent created a fake Facebook page using a real woman’s name and photos — without her knowledge.
The 2016 presidential hopeful drew a not-so-subtle connection between himself and conservative icon Ronald Reagan.
“We’ve adopted ideas from people as diverse from Rand Paul to Elizabeth Warren.”
Roberts has spent nearly $1.3 million vs. $769,875 to fend off a Tea Party challenge.
The CIA admitted Thursday it hacked computers used by a Senate committee investigating the CIA.
The Carbon Tax lives!… till next week.
Because they’re clearly as crazy as each other.
Updated: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Sunday, Sept. 28 mandating that students on college campuses get consent before sexual activity.
Part of Senate Democrat Tom Harkin’s new Higher Education Affordability Act, released today. The measure could have an outsize impact on those with high levels of debt.
A tracker filmed him riding around in an SUV.
In a surprise move Thursday night, the House voted to limit spying on U.S. citizens and prohibit requiring “backdoor” access for products and services.
Obama’s controversial judicial nominee has lost the Senate Democrats and doesn’t have a lot of Republican friends either. “I promise you he’ll be there until the very end,” says a supporter.
“65,000 voters in a Republican primary should not decide the future of the country,” Sen. Dick Durbin says.
Michael Boggs tries to keep his personal opinions to himself at confirmation hearing.
Digging deep into the 1980s! When a Koch brother called Social Security a pyramid scheme.
Senate candidate Joni Ernst enters the Political Advertisement Hall Of Fame with her new video called, “Squeal.”
Friends Of The Earth: “We cannot understand why someone who served our country for so long as and for so well is now serving foreign oil interests.”
Former Marine Corps Commandant Jim Jones, the president’s first National Security Adviser, is testifying at a Senate hearing on the Keystone pipeline Thursday. But he’s not doing it at the request of Democrats.