Senate

Alabama Senate Race Turning Into ‘#War’ Between Trump And Bannon (TWEET)

Alabama Senate Race Turning Into ‘#War’ Between Trump And Bannon (TWEET)

When Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart after being pushed out as Donald Trump’s chief strategist, he publicly maintained that he saw this as a chance to go to war for Trump. But Trump and Bannon now find themselves on opposite sides of the race for Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat in Alabama. Trump is openly supporting Luther Strange, […]

Roy Moore Appeared With Pastor Who Wants Gays Put To Death (VIDEOS)

Roy Moore Appeared With Pastor Who Wants Gays Put To Death (VIDEOS)

If the latest polls are to be believed, Luther Strange is facing a steep climb to keep Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat in Alabama–even with the White House putting its thumb on the scale. But this isn’t something that we in Liberal America should applaud. After all, polls show him losing badly in the Republican primary […]

New Poll Shows Trump-Endorsed Senator Losing Bigly In GOP Primary (TWEET/AUDIO/VIDEO)

New Poll Shows Trump-Endorsed Senator Losing Bigly In GOP Primary (TWEET/AUDIO/VIDEO)

By any standard, Donald Trump is cratering. As of Friday, FiveThirtyEight pegs his average approval rating at 38.7 percent–up slightly from last week, but still the lowest on record for a newly-elected president at this stage. It would be even lower than that if not for a poll released on Friday from Rasmussen Reports, a […]

Crazy Theocrat Roy Moore One Step Closer To Sessions’ Senate Seat (VIDEO)

Crazy Theocrat Roy Moore One Step Closer To Sessions’ Senate Seat (VIDEO)

In Tuesday’s election, theocrat and former Chief Justice Roy Moore got one step closer to taking Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ vacant Senate seat. Moore failed to clear the 50 percent needed to win, so he will face Luther Strange in a runoff election next month. (Moore-Strange sounds about right.) The bad news is that Moore […]

Republicans Attempted To Defund The CBO – Because They Didn’t Like The Numbers (VIDEO)

Republicans Attempted To Defund The CBO – Because They Didn’t Like The Numbers (VIDEO)

The Congressional Budget Office survived two major assaults on its existence earlier this week. The House of Representatives considered two amendments to a spending bill Wednesday that would have crippled the CBO’s funding and staff. Both were introduced by members of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus. One measure introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) would […]

Senate Rules Could Force GOP To Bend Over On TrumpMcConnellCare (TWEETS)

Senate Rules Could Force GOP To Bend Over On TrumpMcConnellCare (TWEETS)

The Republican effort to repeal Obamacare has hit one snag after another in the last few months. When the House passed its version of a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Senate concluded it was so extreme that it simply blew the bill up and started over. However, the Senate bill imploded amid opposition […]

BREAKING: Congress Wants New Russia Sanctions — With A Surprise Twist (VIDEO)

BREAKING: Congress Wants New Russia Sanctions — With A Surprise Twist (VIDEO)

Today, the leaders in both the House of Representatives and the Senate agreed to impose new sanctions on Russia, and to grant Congress a new veto power to prevent the President from easing those sanctions. CNN reports that this comes in the face of staunch and vocal opposition from President Donald Trump and his team in […]

Conservatives Playing The Blame Game Over Trumpcare Failure (VIDEO)

Conservatives Playing The Blame Game Over Trumpcare Failure (VIDEO)

After the latest collapse of the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, the conservative media is starting to get mighty frustrated. This week the Senate Republicans failed to get enough votes to pass the much-maligned healthcare plan known as Trumpcare version 2.0, with members of the GOP across the philosophical spectrum expressing doubts of […]

The Verdict Is In: US Healthcare System Is Basically Garbage (IMAGES)

The Verdict Is In: US Healthcare System Is Basically Garbage (IMAGES)

The American healthcare system was ranked last in a recent survey of 11 developed countries. A U.S. think tank, the Commonwealth Fund, conducted the survey using data from the World Health Organization, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and the OECD, among other sources. US Healthcare Is Lowest Ranking Overall The U.K. ranked […]

Rand Paul Warns That TrumpMcConnellCare Has ‘Fundamental Flaw’ (TWEET)

Rand Paul Warns That TrumpMcConnellCare Has ‘Fundamental Flaw’ (TWEET)

Late Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he won’t bring up the latest incarnation of the Republican effort to replace Obamacare until John McCain recovers from surgery to remove a blood clot from his right eye. It’s not as if McConnell had a choice. Within hours of the bill being unveiled three days […]

Want To Tell Congress What You Think? There’s An App For That (VIDEO)

Want To Tell Congress What You Think? There’s An App For That (VIDEO)

Despite the ease and convenience of Twitter, Facebook, and email, calling your Senators and Representatives in Congress is still the best way to contact them. But calling is slow and clunky, and it’s often hard to know what to say. Fortunately, a new site has stepped in to streamline the process. At 5 Calls, just […]

Mitch McConnell Warns Trump: We May Have To Negotiate With Dems On Healthcare (VIDEO)

Mitch McConnell Warns Trump: We May Have To Negotiate With Dems On Healthcare (VIDEO)

The Senate is set to vote on its healthcare reform legislation as early as this week. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently warned that if the bill fails in the Senate, the GOP might be forced to work with Democrats to implement needed reforms to Obamacare. According to Republican staffers, McConnell issued the warning […]

Lawmakers Begin Proceedings To Strip Trump Of Military Might (VIDEO)

Lawmakers Begin Proceedings To Strip Trump Of Military Might (VIDEO)

In a rare bipartisan effort, a House committee has taken important steps toward rolling back the president’s authority to wage endless war. The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday in favor of an amendment that would rescind the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), a bill that was first approved shortly after the terror attacks […]

Trump Sours On AHCA, Calling It ‘Mean’ (VIDEO)

Trump Sours On AHCA, Calling It ‘Mean’ (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump reversed himself on his party’s healthcare bill this week, calling it “mean” and emphasizing the need for something “more generous.” At a lunch meeting with Republican senators at the White House Tuesday, Trump suggested the Senate needed to “add more money” to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in order to better […]

Trump Administration Returns Its Copies Of CIA Torture Report To The Senate (VIDEO)

Trump Administration Returns Its Copies Of CIA Torture Report To The Senate (VIDEO)

Earlier this month, the Trump administration began returning copies of the Senate’s shocking 2014 report on the CIA’s torture program. The move could mean that the report will be locked away for an indefinite period or destroyed altogether, leaving future generations unable to learn the lessons of one of the darkest periods in modern U.S. history. […]

Congress Demands Trump Turn Over Recordings Of Conversations With Comey (VIDEO)

Congress Demands Trump Turn Over Recordings Of Conversations With Comey (VIDEO)

Congress has demanded that President Donald Trump turn over any recordings of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey. As part of its ongoing Russia investigation, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence sent a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn Friday, insisting that the White House provide any audio documentation of conversations between […]

Comey’s Testimony FINALLY Has Republicans Rethinking Their Blind Support Of Trump (TWEET)

Comey’s Testimony FINALLY Has Republicans Rethinking Their Blind Support Of Trump (TWEET)

Publicly, Republican lawmakers weren’t rattled in the least by James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. But a veteran conservative commentator has learned that Comey’s performance has knocked a lot of scales off GOP eyes. They just aren’t willing to say so before the cameras–yet. According to Politico’s Burgess Everett, Comey’s testimony didn’t change a lot […]

Trump Can’t Stop Comey From Testifying Because Of His Very Own Fat Thumbs (TWEET)

Trump Can’t Stop Comey From Testifying Because Of His Very Own Fat Thumbs (TWEET)

When the news broke that former FBI Director James Comey was about to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, it’s safe to say that a lot of people in the White House from Donald Trump on down were quaking in their boots. After all, multiple sources have reported that Comey is due to tell the […]

Deputy AG Admits He Knew Trump Made Up His Mind To Fire Comey BEFORE The Memo (VIDEOS/TWEETS)

Deputy AG Admits He Knew Trump Made Up His Mind To Fire Comey BEFORE The Memo (VIDEOS/TWEETS)

For three days, Donald Trump tried to convince Americans that he fired FBI Director James Comey for mishandling the Hillary Clinton email investigation, primarily after reading a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that harshly criticized Comey’s handling of that probe. But that line didn’t pass the smell test, in part because Trump himself, […]

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