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.
Administration officials will post tweets about climate change while Senate Democrats stay up all night to talk about the issue.
Featuring perhaps the single happiest husky in the universe, a hilariously dead-on parody of Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love,” and amazingly cool GoPro footage of an abandoned pelican’s first flight.
NARAL picked a fight with the White House over the nomination of Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs to the federal bench earlier this month. On Thursday the group announced a broad coalition of progressives are supporting it.
The best beard in Congress.
The daughter of the former vice president quit the race Monday, citing “serious health issues” in her family.
A top Democrat is ready to go on offense over economic inequality — if not to speak those words. “There’s no way [the GOP] can sort of escape it.”
The New York Democrat has discussed his bipartisan sanctions bill with top White House officials, including Denis McDonough, following administration promise to veto it.
The Republican National Committee is sending Democrats trophies commemorating PolitiFact’s “Lie Of The Year.”
Even the New Jersey senator seemed excited about the new album. Tweeting from the floor isn’t allowed.
The messy business of gerrymandering made simple with the help of pepperoni and extra cheese.
Texas Senator John Cornyn suggests the late-night announcement from Geneva is a Wag The Dog moment, aimed at saving the President from the messy Obamacare rollout.
Harry Reid went nuclear today. What does that actually mean?
America’s most famous mayor used to talk about how he might one day “hack the Senate.” But after his first week on Capitol Hill, Booker is getting his footing, staying close to New Jersey, and steering clear of his one-time best ally — the media.
On a 64-32 vote, the Senate sends the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the House, where Speaker John Boehner opposes the legislation. “I think it’s important for the Senate as an institution,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says of Thursday’s vote.
Colorado state Sen. Owen Hill considered telling a Kenyan kid, “Well, you know what, we already have someone from Kenya as president of the United States.” Update: Hill says it was an “obvious joke.”
Senate pro tip: Don’t waste your best material on Tom Harkin.
“The cash chase is going to be vicious… they’re going to inundate voters in Wyoming in a way they’ve never experienced before.”
Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to move on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act tonight, a Democratic leadership aide says. Update: Reid filed the cloture petition Thursday night.