“Congress! Get your buns in gear.”
“Congress! Get your buns in gear.”
Here’s the invitation. Update: Paul’s office says he’s not hoping for a solution to the shutdown, but a “ratcheting down” of rhetoric that’s become “too personal.” So far one Democrat has signed up. Update, Oct 8: Heinrich’s office says the Democrat never planned to attend and didn’t go.
Are we ready to do it again?
I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life.
What is the definition of sociopath?
It’s the American Dream to have your voice be heard. And now you have a captive audience.
Top Republican donors are rolling their eyes at the senator’s crusade. “Sure, he’s revving up the base, but so did Michele Bachmann and Pat Buchanan.”
The Texas Republican takes some time to read a bedtime story to his daughters in the middle of a long floor speech to protest Obamacare.
There is no “information to suggest the Senate, its Members, or staff are in any danger, but out of an abundance of caution, we feel this is the best course of action to keep everyone safe,” Senate officials say in email.
A spokesman for the leading Iowan social conservative says Vander Plaats will consider a Senate run in October.
“Breasts.Proof men can multitask2” reads the image’s caption that was liked by a top-tier Democratic recruit for U.S. Senate. “This was spam,” a Montana Democrat says.
That escalated quickly.
A beautiful, horrible world.
Despite an eleventh-hour spate of negative press coverage, the Newark mayor heads to a likely primary victory Tuesday, with his image largely unscathed. Booker even previews support from his future colleagues in Washington.
A great question from Daily Show’s John Oliver is masterfully avoided by Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
An executive order banning contractors from discriminating against LGBT people could be seen as “one party sort of taking action prematurely before the Senate has had a chance to vote,” the head of a new campaign to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act says. A break from other LGBT advocates’ public comments.
Come at me bro.
“His proposal would allow federal employees and congressional staff to keep their coverage but would not allow members to exempt themselves.”
The Senate reached an agreement on Tuesday to keep the rules for filibustering an executive branch nominee the same. To celebrate the speeches that drag on for hours to stop legislation, here are some iconic moments in recent history.
The bill began as a ban on Sharia law, and was amended in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. “It seems to me that they’re trying to pass under cover of darkness legislation that would not otherwise be passed. They’re trying to pull a Texas,” a pro-abortion rights advocate said earlier today to the News & Observer.
Most Senators opted for a long weekend instead of sticking around for a briefing on government surveillance that was held two-and-a-half hours after their final vote Thursday.
Tax dollars hard at work.
Let the wookie win.
There are very few.
From Washington state to Washington, DC, and from the Rhode Island statehouse to the Supreme Court of the United States, the country is very different from just last May.
BuzzFeed sits down with the Republican senator from Ohio. Live from D.C. on May 6, 2013.
If the court strikes down DOMA, the fight over including same-sex couples in immigration reform will change dramatically overnight.
“Nothing like waking up to a poll saying you’re the nation’s least popular senator,” the Arizona Republican deadpanned on Facebook recently.
The Senate adjourned Wednesday night without voting on the bill to grant same-sex couples full marriage rights. Absent an unexpected development, all signs suggest it won’t pass when the Senate takes the measure up again on Tuesday.