U.S. Senate

Decency Finally Wins: Doug Jones Victory, Roy Moore Is Out

Decency Finally Wins: Doug Jones Victory, Roy Moore Is Out

On Tuesday, Alabama voters rejected Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Despite long odds, Doug Jones became the first Democrat in 25 years to win a U.S. Senate seat within the state. President Trump’s support of a morally flawed candidate failed. Inevitably, Moore drowned in the flood of multiple reports of sexual misconduct. A combination of strong […]

Trump Lashes Out At Advisers After Backing Losing Candidate (VIDEO)

Trump Lashes Out At Advisers After Backing Losing Candidate (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump likes to remind us all that he’s a “winner” — even though he lost the popular vote in the presidential election, has filed for bankruptcy six times, and has yet to pass a major piece of legislation in his first eight months in office. So after Tuesday’s primary election results in Alabama, […]

Most Americans Would Benefit Financially From Bernie’s Healthcare Bill — Here’s Why

Most Americans Would Benefit Financially From Bernie’s Healthcare Bill — Here’s Why

A handful of Democratic senators are pledging to co-sponsor independent Sen. Bernie Sanders’s plan for single payer healthcare coverage in the United States. At least five senators have signed onto the plan, including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Tammy Baldwin. Others, including moderate Democrats Max Baucus and Jon Tester, who have […]

Elizabeth Warren Is DONE With Trump – Drafting Bill On Trump Conflicts (VIDEO)

Elizabeth Warren Is DONE With Trump – Drafting Bill On Trump Conflicts (VIDEO)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is a long-time champion of progressive causes. She is also an outspoken Trump critic, often lambasting him in speeches and social media posts. So it’s no surprise that she is one of five Democratic senators working on a new bill that would force President-elect Donald Trump to divest any interests that could […]

Senate Democrats Vow To Stall Trump Cabinet Picks: ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’

Senate Democrats Vow To Stall Trump Cabinet Picks: ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’

Looks like Republicans are about to get a big dose of both karma and obstruction when it comes to Donald Trump’s picks for his cabinet. Several Democratic lawmakers told Politico they plan to force up to 30 hours of debate and procedural votes on each cabinet nominee, which would take weeks out of the Senate calendar and […]

Kamala Harris Issues A Clarion Call For Liberals: ‘Do Not Despair. Do Not Be Overwhelmed’

Kamala Harris Issues A Clarion Call For Liberals: ‘Do Not Despair. Do Not Be Overwhelmed’

The 2016 election is now behind us as a country, and while the future appears uncertain–especially for liberals and progressives–in a very real way you can say the race 2020 race began last night when Donald Trump was declared the winner. Looking for a frontrunner in the Democratic party for 2020? Try California Attorney General […]

New Model Shows The Chances Of Democrats Gaining Control Of Senate In November

New Model Shows The Chances Of Democrats Gaining Control Of Senate In November

The Republicans currently hold a 54-46 majority in the United States Senate, but a new model and projection from the Huffington Post shows that they have a very high probability of losing that majority when the votes are counted in November. According to the Huffington Post Senate model, which is based on aggregate polling data, […]

Senate Pickup Chances Expand For Democrats As Trump’s Unfavorability Grows

Senate Pickup Chances Expand For Democrats As Trump’s Unfavorability Grows

As GOP nominee Donald Trump’s poll numbers continue to plummet–especially in swing states–more Republican Senators seeking reelection are now on the hot seat, and it appears the Senate will almost certainly return to Democratic control. Some good news has been rolling in for the GOP: Marco Rubio’s numbers are improving in Florida, and Ohio Senator […]

Mitch McConnell Just Gave The GOP Some VERY BAD News

Mitch McConnell Just Gave The GOP Some VERY BAD News

Say what you will about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (and Lord knows I’ve said plenty over the years), but one thing remains true about the Kentucky Senator: He knows how to read the political tea leaves, and the ones he’s reading at the moment are giving him some major heartburn. Just yesterday, McConnell told […]

These GOP Senators Are In Danger Of Losing, All Because Of Donald Trump

These GOP Senators Are In Danger Of Losing, All Because Of Donald Trump

Call it the Republican Dilemma: the GOP doesn’t fear Donald Trump and the possibility of him losing by a historic margin nearly as much as they fear losing their control of the Senate. Quite frankly, many Republicans are secretly cheering for Trump to lose big to Hillary Clinton if only because it will destroy Trump […]

Koch Brothers Target Senate Race, Fall Flat On Their Face (Videos)

Koch Brothers Target Senate Race, Fall Flat On Their Face (Videos)

I’ve got a suggestion for Charles and David Koch. If you’re going to go after a Democrat in a U.S. Senate race, attacking Russ Feingold’s integrity is probably not your best bet. This is the senator that voted against the Patriot Act. THE senator. The ONE senator. As in, final vote in the Senate was […]

Candidate After Rubio’s Seat Shakes Up LP, Denies Dismembering Goat, Admits To Animal Sacrifice (VIDEO)

Candidate After Rubio’s Seat Shakes Up LP, Denies Dismembering Goat, Admits To Animal Sacrifice (VIDEO)

Hunter Thompson wrote, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro,” and no one is doing that better right now than Florida Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Augustus Sol Invictus – otherwise known by his mother as Austin Gillespie, according to former chairman of Florida’s Libertarian Party (LP), Adrian Wyllie, who just resigned from […]

At Long Last! Joni Ernst Explains That Weird ‘Bread Bag’ Story

At Long Last! Joni Ernst Explains That Weird ‘Bread Bag’ Story

Remember Joni Ernst? She’s the Republican who won election to the U.S. Senate from the state of Iowa, and along the way she ran a campaign ad in which she bragged about castrating hogs on her family farm. Pigs, it’s safe to say, did not vote for Ms. Ernst. At least, not the ones who […]

Congress Actually Passes Law To Protect U.S. Citizens, Cops Must Report Who They Kill

Congress Actually Passes Law To Protect U.S. Citizens, Cops Must Report Who They Kill

House Resolution 1447, also known as the Death in Custody Reporting Act, passed through its final hurdle in Congress and will soon head to the President’s desk to be signed into law.??The measure, first introduced by Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) in April of 2013, and co-sponsored by John Conyers (D-MI), passed the Senate on a […]

Chris Christie Says If He Were A Senator He’d Commit Suicide

Chris Christie Says If He Were A Senator He’d Commit Suicide

New Jersey governor Chris Christie says that he’d be bored to death in the U.S. Senate and would rather die than serve there. From the New York Post: ?I would be bored to death. Can you imagine me banging around that chamber with 99 other people? Asking for a motion on the amendment in the […]

Who The Hell Is Chris Wahmhoff?

Who The Hell Is Chris Wahmhoff?

Four years ago Chris Wahmhoff did what all seasoned activists do without even realizing it — he decided to tend after his own garden, look after his own home and develop himself as an individual first and foremost. Little did he realize that his personal journey of self-growth would translate into a new hunger for […]

Granny Love Beats Mitch McConnell’s Self-Love Any Day (VIDEOS)

Granny Love Beats Mitch McConnell’s Self-Love Any Day (VIDEOS)

When Alison Lundergan Grimes?ran for Secretary of State in Kentucky in 2011, she had two secret weapons–Elsie and Thelma. Lundergan Grimes’ two grandmothers made an ad for her campaign that charmed the socks off of Kentucky once, and now is set to do so again–this time for her Senate run against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Mitch McConnell Attacks Opponent Matt Bevin In Vicious TV Ad

Mitch McConnell Attacks Opponent Matt Bevin In Vicious TV Ad

In a move that should surprise no one, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had his negative ad machine loaded and ready for attack even before Louisville businessman and Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin’s (R) announcement this morning that he is declaring a primary challenge to the veteran senator’s seat.

Carpetbagger Liz Cheney Betrays Family Friend By Running For His Senate Seat

Carpetbagger Liz Cheney Betrays Family Friend By Running For His Senate Seat

It doesn’t pay to make friends with the Cheney family. Just ask Texas attorney Harry Whittington, the man who was shot in the face by Dick Cheney in a 2006 hunting accident. Whittington sustained long-term injuries, including having to carry approximately 30 pieces of lead in his body. Dick has never apologized to Whittington, in […]