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.
And his academic record. “He’s a very big man, physically.”
Sixteen days after the shutdown began, Senate leaders have come to an agreement. It’s unclear whether the House will pass it.
“I obviously supported the repeal of Obamacare and I still would like to repeal that law … repeal’s not gonna probably work when the guy in the White House is still named Barack Obama.”
Apparently it was an act of protest.
You are not ready for this.
We are now in the news space age.
Members of Congress also pay more.
Hill bartenders say that members of Congress were sitting around getting their buzz on before they decided to go shut the government down.
“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.
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.