Tuesday evening was a rough one for Doug Truax--he lost to opponent Jim Oberweis in the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. This means that Oberweis, not Truax will go on to face Democrat Dick Durbin in the General Election this November.
The Northeast is known as the tailpipe of our country, because so much of the nation's pollution filters through the region. This takes a heavy toll on kids. The childhood asthma rate in New England tops 10 percent -- one of the highest in the country.
The failure of Senate Democrats to challenge Senator McConnell on the legislation passed Tuesday while McConnell blocks all campaign finance reform bills raises serious questions about just how committed Senate Democrats are to addressing the nation's campaign finance problems.
What if it suddenly dawned on our leaders that in any given moment, millions of our family members -- our American family -- are experiencing a similar vulnerability or trauma?
A successful immigration sales pitch would guide the audience along a timeline of the issue. The narrative would provide an anchor in the past, detailing the history of the issue and build toward the current environment.
It was fascinating to listen to my Senate colleagues from across the country as they discussed what people in their states are experiencing now and the threats they face from climate change -- including extreme weather. Climate change is real, and it is happening all around us -- from coast to coast.
The situation in Syria will only get worse. Foreign policy experts in Washington warned on Thursday that the war in Syria will "grind on."
When I first heard Caplis two-whacks theory, I didn't know all these details about Gardner's softball campaign history, but I still thought Caplis had it right just based on Udall's appeal and war chest, as well as all the uncertainty we see on the 2014 political landscape.
Even a Koch Brothers-funded scientist who was paid to debunk climate change found that climate change is real, and exacerbated by human behavior. Pitting climate scientists against oil industry-funded politicians isn't a "debate," but a denial-fest.
It was a truly historic moment on Tuesday when Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein took to the Senate floor to warn that the CIA's continuing cover-up of its torture program is threatening our Constitutional division of power.
Whether a final plan emerges from the House or not, immigration reform has broad public support. Americans agree it is time for action, but are looking to its leaders to resolve the remaining conflicts.
Survival is not a partisan issue. We need all hands on deck.
Putin's invasion of the Crimea is already costing Russia dearly. President Obama is steering the correct course when he strengthens the region to offset Russian 'exercises,' but the real punishment here will be financial and sanctions.
So what draws us to these shows especially at a time when the public has so much disdain for government? Why does there seem to be an inverse relationship between "approval ratings" of the shows and the real-life counterparts of their characters?
Someone, such as Adegbile, would have thoughtfully and aggressively enforced the nation's civil rights and voting rights which are exactly the very thing that the GOP has done everything possible to undermine. Now we can add a troop of timid and self-serving Democrats to that shameful list.
One Senator shut down the entire United States government. Imagine what Cory Gardner could shut down if he is elected to the Senate.