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Chuck Schumer Warns GOP Not To Change The Rules To Confirm Neil Gorsuch

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.29.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As Democrats cement their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, it’s becoming a real possibility that Senate Majority Lea...

Top GOP Senators Lament ‘Dribble’ Of Trump’s Russia Scandal Is Making It Impossible To Get Work Done

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) wants answers about any contact that occurred between Russian officials and top members of Donald Trump’s p...

Congress Is Repealing Rules To Keep Guns From The Mentally Ill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Congress took its final step Wednesday to repeal a Social Security Administration rule that was written to prevent mentally incompetent...

Trump Delivered A Dire, Frightening Speech, Dems Say

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Many Democratic lawmakers who sat through President Donald Trump’s inaugural address Friday left feeling like he delivered a grim and...

On Trump's Inauguration Day, Lawmakers Encourage Americans To Take Action

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

As the inaugural festivities kicked off for President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, lawmakers encouraged Americans to take a...

Trump's Education Nominee Refuses To Say Guns Don't Belong In Schools

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Education Department refused to say during her confirmation hearing Tuesday that guns don’t belong...

Senate Permits $1.15 Billion Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post | Max Greenwood | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Senate has rejected a measure that would have blocked a $1.15 billion weapons transfer to Saudi Arabia, disappointing critics of th...

Senators Call For ‘More Conditional’ U.S. Relationship With Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post | Max Greenwood | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia should be “less consistent” and “more conditional,” according to a freshman...

Contesting the U.S.-Saudi Bromance With 1,000 Cuts

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.19.2016 | Home
Robert Naiman

The contested vote will also set a broader positive precedent. Constituents who care about peace and human rights will find out how their senators voted and will praise them or criticize them for it. That will change the perception among members of Congress that arms deals are the exclusive political turf of the Pentagon-industrial complex.

Lawmakers Launch Bid To Block Billion-Dollar Arms Sale To Saudis

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A bipartisan group of senators thinks maybe it’s not such a great idea for the United States to back Saudi Arabia’s slaughter of ci...

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Final Report)

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is definitely going to be my final report from Philadelphia. I realize I'm almost a week late with it, but it was a busy and sleep-deprived week all around.

Paul Ryan's Dream Crushed

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ryan's dream now lies in tatters. It has become something of a nightmare, really. In fact, Ryan has had no more success in getting his caucus to agree on anything than John Boehner managed.

Hillary's VP Choice: Senator Chris Murphy, An Antidote To Trump

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.02.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Although Bernie or Elizabeth would be the best choices, driving excitement on the trail and grassroots fundraising, and with their abilities to cut Trump to shreds, Hillary would be smart to look seriously at Chris Murphy (D-CT) as an alternative if neither of those work out.

Rolling Realignment About to Flatten Trump & GOP

Mark Green | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpg Matalin thinks that Trump can still come back while vanden Heuvel doubts it even though Hillary's no Bernie. But given Trump's awful polls/analytics/infrastructure/party split, Host sees a coming "Rolling Realignment" that'll change government & America.

Friday Talking Points -- Taking The Trump Exit

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump's name lends itself to all sorts of mashed-up words, but we find it doesn't really work with the big story of the week. British voters decided to take the so-called "Brexit" (or "British exit") from the European Union.

Profiles Of The Simply Spineless: Heidi Heitkamp, US Senator Of North Dakota

Mary Buffett | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Buffett

Several years ago after the Newtown massacre, when Adam Lanza took his rage out on a classroom defenseless students and teachers, I wrote a piece castigating a number of Democratic Senators who dug their heads into the sand and refused to close basic background check loopholes.

Occupy Congress!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I write this, a protest is occurring on the floor of the House of Representatives. Democrats, led by John Lewis, Jim Clyburn, Nancy Pelosi (and many others), are staging a "sit-in" to protest Republicans' refusal to even hold a vote on any gun control legislation.

Political Leaders React To Senate Gun Control Failure -- And They're Absolutely Disgusted

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and surging support for stricter gun laws weren't enough to force the Senate to take action Monday....

Orlando Massacre Wasn’t Enough To Spur Senate To Pass Gun Control Bills

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just over a week after the worst mass shooting in American history, the Senate failed Monday to advance a pair of modest and popular gun...

A Senator Just Staged a Historic Filibuster for These 2 Gun Reform Proposals

Kicker | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics

For most of the day yesterday and through the early hours of this morning, Senator Chris Murphy and many of his Senate colleagues staged a dramatic filibuster--the 9th longest filibuster in US history.

Friday Talking Points -- No Magic Phrases

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The tragic news from Orlando dominated the week's media, as once again someone with easy access to military-style weaponry takes dozens of lives. According to Donald Trump and John McCain, this is all Barack Obama's fault (of course). Personally, we think if you want to go back and point fingers, you'd have to include George W. Bush.

The 11 Gun Bills Tulsi Gabbard Won’t Support

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Shay Chan Hodges

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard took a selfie while watching the Senate Democrats filibuster on Wednesday: The filibuster was an effort by Senator Chris Murphy an...

To the People Who Disagree With Me

Cara McDonough | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Cara McDonough

I can't stomach another battle of ideologies that ends in stagnation once we're feeling desensitized again. But I'd like to get to know the people who disagree with me better. Of all my beliefs, and believe me, I've got 'em, this one feels the most pressing, the most promising and the most likely to inspire change.

The Most Powerful Moment Of The #HoldTheFloor Marathon Was The Last

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), after pleading on the Senate floor for nearly 15 hours for Congress to do something about America's mass mu...

Filibustering Senator Has Poignant Words For Son After Missing Pizza Night

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics

When his young son entered the gallery on Wednesday night, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), was waging a filibuster in an attempt to force a gun reform vo...