Category: Congress

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

Every once in a while, a Trump judicial nominee comes forward who is even more noticeably worse than the rest. Steven Menashi is one of those.

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Schumer Calls Trump’s Methane Rule Roll-back ‘Dagger in the Heart of Efforts to Preserve the Planet’

Schumer Calls Trump’s Methane Rule Roll-back ‘Dagger in the Heart of Efforts to Preserve the Planet’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) slammed the Trump administration's intention, announced Thursday, to weaken Obama-era rules governing the emission of climate-changing methane into the atmosphere.

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Georgia GOP Now Must Defend Two Senate Seats in 2020

Georgia GOP Now Must Defend Two Senate Seats in 2020

In a potential boost to Democratic hopes to retake the Senate majority in next year's elections, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Wednesday that he would resign his seat at year's end, leaving the Georgia GOP defending two seats in 2020.

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Progressive Group Gears Up To Kill Senate Filibuster

Progressive Group Gears Up To Kill Senate Filibuster

A national network of progressive activists is looking to take an active role in a Democratic effort to eliminate the filibuster in the Senate.

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Susan Collins’s Seat Downgraded to ‘Toss-up’

Susan Collins’s Seat Downgraded to ‘Toss-up’

In a fresh sign just how vulnerable Collins may be as she seeks re-election next year, the preeminent nonpartisan Washington political analyst Charlie Cook just changed his rating of the Maine Senate race from 'Lean Republican,' to 'Toss up.'

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Asks Why the Justice Department Went Easy on Big Banks

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Asks Why the Justice Department Went Easy on Big Banks

After an article by ProPublica and American Banker examining how the DOJ softened settlements with RBS and Barclays, the presidential candidate blasts settlements that let banks “evade accountability.”

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Ilhan Omar: The Netanyahu Government Should Stop the Expansion of Settlements if Israel Wants U.S. Aid

Ilhan Omar: The Netanyahu Government Should Stop the Expansion of Settlements if Israel Wants U.S. Aid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government should end the practice of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, according to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), one of the US Democratic congresswomen recently barred entry to Israel.

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Omar and Tlaib: ‘Neither Has Said They Hate Israel or the Israeli People’

Omar and Tlaib: ‘Neither Has Said They Hate Israel or the Israeli People’

Donald Trump's vehement assertions that Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have voiced hate for Israel are simply untrue, according to a well-known White House reporter.

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The FBI Told Congress Domestic Terror Investigations Led to 90 Recent Arrests. It Wouldn’t Show Us Records of Even One.

The FBI Told Congress Domestic Terror Investigations Led to 90 Recent Arrests. It Wouldn’t Show Us Records of Even One.

Four days after asking for information on the FBI’s claims of 90 domestic terrorism arrests, we are still waiting. And, frankly, it got kind of weird.

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Poll: Ocasio-Cortez More Popular After Trump’s Attacks

Poll: Ocasio-Cortez More Popular After Trump’s Attacks

Despite the political abuse (or perhaps because of it) related to Trump's racist tweets, a funny thing happened: Ocasio-Cortez's popularity only has risen.

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Opinions

The Real Reason Behind Russia’s Struggling Economy

By Eliyahu Setton

And no, it's not Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, or the Communist Party.

An Age Limit on the Presidency?

By Janet Ybarra

Carter, who today is 95, came out to say that even 80 years old is too old to be up for the all of what job of president demands.

We Need to Get Rid of the Useless Penny

By Winston Wang

Pennies cause more even more trouble than they are worth — quite literally.

Brett Kavanaugh Has No Business Serving on the Supreme Court

By Janet Ybarra

If now we cannot have faith in that investigation which was supposed to have cleared him, perhaps now we can no longer have faith in Kavanaugh's service on that high court.

Lying About His Statements, Donald Trump Seems To Think He Leads North Korea

By Janet Ybarra

Trump appears to be confused with his dear friend, the autocratic Kim Jong Un. This isn't North Korea. Trump can't say something--anything--especially on tape and think he can pretend he never said it.

September Democratic Presidential Debate Recap

By Allison Hellman

Another month gone, another Democratic debate to usher in the fall season.

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

By Janet Ybarra

Every once in a while, a Trump judicial nominee comes forward who is even more noticeably worse than the rest. Steven Menashi is one of those.

We Have Met Our Greatest Security Threat, and It Is Us

By Janet Ybarra

As we stop to remember the solemn events of September 11, 2001, perhaps we can recall nothing more important than the great spirit of togetherness and national unity that the terrible terrorist attacks of that day engendered across the nation.

The Brexit Will Tear the United Kingdom Apart

By Thomas Brown

I confess that, while I was never really on board with Brexit, the breathless warnings from the pro-EU camp were enough to push me into the pro-Brexit side.

Winning 2020 Will Be Harder Than Trump Thinks

By Janet Ybarra

Donald Trump will have to deal with a very unique challenge which other incumbent presidents have not had to face, at least in modern times, as he seeks a second term. And that's before he faces a single Democrat....