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Scary Stupid Senators' Stunts

Gerry Myers | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Democrats need to find their voice. In 2016 there are 198 Democratic seats in the Senate and House that will be up for election.

When Senators Sabotage Science

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Senator Jim Inhofe is already off to a great start in 2015, spouting pseudo-science and degrading the effectiveness of his new committee with inaccurate diatribes against global warming. Just this week, he made a speech on the Senate floor lambasting the "hysteria" surrounding climate change.

Senators Urge Ban On E-Cigarettes On Airplanes

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - E-cigarette use should be banned on domestic flights and those to or from the United States, seven U.S. senators sai...

Wisconsin Senate Blind-Sided By the Department of Public Instruction

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Nearly three years later, just yesterday, the Wisconsin State Senate finally caught wind of the investigation through the media, and decided to inquire further.

GOP Senate Candidate: Senators Don't Make That Much Money

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

Though senators make $174,000 a year, a Republican Senate candidate and businessman isn't too impressed with their salaries. Asked by MSNBC's Kasi...

Income Inequality and Campaign Money: A Case of Cognitive Dissonance

Dan Glickman | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Dan Glickman

In these days of record-breaking-spending legislators and aspiring politicians, regardless of party, pursue campaign dollars from high-income donors as a matter of simple political survival. They follow the advice of Willie Sutton who, when asked why he robbed banks said, "that's where the money is."

Hey YouTube Mo Fo, Get Offa My Cloud

Wendy Block | Posted 01.31.2014 | Media
Wendy Block

Wednesday morning. Three pies and 48 muffins to make -- all gluten-free of course. The kid and her boyfriend are flying in tonight (yea!). The house, ...

The Nuclear Option: A Sad Day for America

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Since President Obama took office, Republicans have used the filibuster an average of 14.4 times per year to block his nominations. That is 50 times higher than the 1952-2008 average, and more than 14 times higher than during the administration of President George W. Bush. It is a shame that the Republicans brought things to this pass. The filibuster is a useful tool to prevent a president whose party controls the Senate from pushing through the nomination of an appointee who is incompetent, who lacks integrity or whose views are truly outside the "mainstream" of respectable opinion. That we have now lost that important safeguard is deeply unfortunate. But the responsibility for this development rests squarely on the shoulders of the Republican members of the Senate, who have brought this not only upon themselves, but upon the nation. It is a sad day for America.

WATCH: Sens Goalie Leaves Ice On Stretcher

Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports

Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson was taken from the ice on a stretcher after a collision with Stars rookie Valeri Nichushkin inside the crease on...

Most Americans Now Live in States That Have Rejected Marijuana Prohibition

Rob Kampia | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Given the rapid rate at which public support is growing nationwide, it doesn't take a mathematician to recognize that marijuana prohibition is on its way out.

You Have to Be Really Stupid to Stir Up This Hornet's Nest: Pro-choice Women in Texas Angry as Hell

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

People will be talking about Senator Davis' filibuster for many years to come. Those who have made, and will make the trip to the capitol in Austin to make their voices heard, will become politicized forever. They will not forget the energy and solidarity which we have witnessed.

Senators Pull Off Incredible Comeback

AP | Posted 07.07.2013 | Sports

OTTAWA — Kyle Turris scored 2:32 into overtime, lifting the Ottawa Senators past the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 to grab a 3-1 lead in their playoff ...

The Senators' Unofficial Playoff Anthem

Posted 05.02.2013 | Sports

Despite losing two star players for the majority of the season due to injuries, the Ottawa Senators have made it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Now with...

The Faces of Shame (PHOTOS)

Rana Florida | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Rana Florida

Do Americans really value the right to bear firearms -- and not just any firearms, but ones that are designed to kill as many people in as short a time as possible -- more than they do the safety of their children?

NHL Postpones Bruins-Senators Game

AP | Posted 06.15.2013 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — The NHL says Monday night's game between the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins at TD Garden has been postponed in the aftermath of the...

Senate Barbershop Loses $350,000 Per Year

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.20.2013 | DC

After lathering up deficits of roughly $350,000 a year over the past 15 years, Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer says it’s time to give the U....

NHL Fight Ends With A Knock Out

Posted 03.07.2013 | Sports

The Ontario rivalry between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs got off to a quick start on Wednesday night when David Dziurzynski and Frazer ...

Warren, Others Pressure Obama To Act On Key Issue

The Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

President Obama has talked a lot lately about using his executive authority to circumvent Congress when it fails to act on pressing issues. He has als...

Political Futures Hang In The Balance

The Houston Chronicle | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

Fifteen state Senators will face voters in 2014, rather than serving a typical four-year term, following the once-a-decade re-election term drawing We...

Ottawa Senators Coach Trolled By Doppelganger?

Posted 01.22.2013 | Sports

Ottawa skaters were left seeing double on Monday night when they returned to the bench during the Senators' home opener at Scotiabank Place. Senat...

WATCH: Paul Krugman on Jack Lew

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers


Why the Senate Should Confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense

Brian Levin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Aside from the political points Republican senators might score with their constituents by vocalizing disagreement with President Obama and obstructing his agenda, what do they hope to accomplish?

Tennessee Can Expand Medicaid or Forego $1 Billion

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

There is no simple answer to the question of Medicaid expansion. While providing health insurance for more Tennesseans puts a strain on the state budget, it also builds a healthier workforce, improves worker productivity and expands investments in our local economy.

The Club

Gary Hart | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

If the filibuster rule continues to be abused in the Senate, little will be accomplished in the second Obama term. But proposed reform of the rule is not as simple as it looks from the outside.

Post-Election Day Advice to President Obama: Three Phone Calls

Lanny Davis | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

These three calls should be made to conservative Republican senators who I know, from personal experience, care more about the best interests of the nation and who care more about solving problems than about winning ideological wars or passing someone else's litmus tests for purity.