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Scott Brown Throws in the Towel

You know how the saying goes — if I had a dime for every time someone on the Left whined that John Kerry’s nomination for Secretary of State would pave the way for a comeback for former Senator Scott Brown, … Continue reading

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Today’s News

Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, the Senate voted today to suspend the national debt ceiling for three months, following in the footsteps of the House who, as you know, are very concerned about uncertainty in the market.

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“You and I are Literally Surrounded”

Mitch McConnell is very afraid. Not of non-existent “gun grabbers,” but of his chances of being reelected. And in a campaign email sent to his constituents soliciting their support, he jammed as much fear and doom as he possibly could. … Continue reading

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Progress

While there are those who chose to focus on cabinet positions while penning their complaints about a lack of a diversity in the Obama Administration, ignoring the president’s record on reproductive rights, equal pay, appointments to the Supreme Court, and … Continue reading

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Lindsey Graham Isn’t Done With That Chicken

There are legitimate arguments being made against confirming John Brennan as the director of the CIA, but this isn’t one of them. A statement from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) “I have not forgotten about the Benghazi debacle and still have … Continue reading

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Another Nothingburger

A Senate Homeland Security report has concluded that the CIA, FBI, and the Department of Defense share the blame for confusing reports on what caused the attack on the American embassy in Libya. WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report says … Continue reading

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Another Reason Why Abercrombie Isn’t Popular

Governor Abercrombie isn’t very popular in Hawaii — in fact, he’s the least popular governor in the United States and his appointment of Lt. Governor Brian Schatz to fill the late Senator Inouye’s seat is another example why. Abercrombie chose … Continue reading

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Cory Booker for Senate

Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced today that he will not be running for Governor of New Jersey. Instead he will run for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Frank Lautenberg. A senior adviser to Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) … Continue reading

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Aloha, Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI)

He was one of the unsung giants of the U.S. Senate and a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for his service with the 442nd Regiment, responsible for the harrowing and deadly attacks on the German Gothic Line and Colle Musatello … Continue reading

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Jim DeMint’s Replacement is Just As Crazy as Jim DeMint

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced today that Tea Party Representative Tim Scott will replace Senator Jim DeMint as he exits congress bound for the Heritage Foundation. Scott’s legislative history, if you’re unfamiliar, leaves much to be desired if what … Continue reading

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Not Rock Bottom

It’s time for some comic relief, because today has been full of awful things. By the way, PPP’s latest round of polling found that Mitch McConnell is currently the least favorable senator in the nation.

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Harry Reid Commits to Filibuster Reform

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is reportedly planning to push filibuster reform at the start of the next session of congress with two specific changes in mind. “There are discussions going on now, but I want to tell everybody here: … Continue reading

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Cory Booker for Senate?

Considering that a recent poll shows Chris Christie trouncing Cory Booker in next year’s New Jersey gubernatorial race, the U.S. Senate might be a path of lesser resistance for Booker, especially with poll numbers like this: By a 59% to … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Coattails are On Fire

Nate Silver via Twitter: I’m not prone to hyperbole. But G.O.P. senate map is imploding. Chance of a takeover now just 21%. nyti.ms/Qzq8vl — Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) September 20, 2012 The meltdown of the Romney campaign is destroying Republican hopes … Continue reading

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Bull Cuts

Artist – Bill Day In other news, the White House sided with Harry Reid today in his efforts to change a senate rule so that legislation punishing China for currency manipulation can pass. After spending much of the last several … Continue reading

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One Subsidy Down. More to go.

Good news — The Senate voted to end ethanol subsidies today in a vote that was actually quite bi-partisan. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate voted 73 to 27 on Thursday to wipeout billions of dollars in support for the U.S. … Continue reading

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Wow! The Senate Did Something Today.

They passed the food safety bill. Remarkable! WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s food-safety system, after recalls of tainted eggs, peanut butter and spinach that sickened thousands and led major food makers to … Continue reading

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The Senate Tackles the Big Issues

While I agree with the sentiment, this just seems like something the Senate shouldn’t be dealing with right now. WASHINGTON – Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote … Continue reading

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The Senate Screws Unemployed Americans

Well, that’s it. No more unemployment extensions. No more COBRA subsidies. And the Republicans are entirely to blame. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that Democrats are giving up on trying to break a Republican filibuster of a … Continue reading

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Bite Me, Senators

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate, including 21 Democrats, voted to continue paying Big Oil’s $35 billion annual welfare check — in the midst of the biggest environmental disaster in American history. And today, the U.S. Senate voted down the extension of … Continue reading

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