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Democrats draw hard line on bipartisan infrastructure negotiations, penning in Sinema and Manchin

Senate Democrats, particularly the liberals, have tired of the game that President Joe Biden and their colleagues Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have been...

Ending the filibuster is the only way to stop Republicans from seizing control of elections

Fourteen years ago, one of the most corrupt and venal Republicans to hold public office in a generation was forced to resign from his...

House just gave Senate Democrats every reason to end filibuster

The House stayed in session late Wednesday to wrap up a critical week of work: passing H.R. 1, the sweeping voting and democracy reforms, and...

short-pants Himmler, Chad ‘cryin’ Wolf huffs and puffs, but blows it for Trump’s plan

How does a president get us into a 1918 pandemic, 1930s depression, and 1968 race riot all in 6 months?  Answer: with no plans and...

Leaked Memo Reveals Trump Administration’s “Immoral” Plan to “Traumatize” Migrant Children

Following reports on Thursday that federal officials forcibly separated thousands more migrant children from their families than previously reported, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) released...

Senator Jeff Merkley slaps down Jon Karl’s Republican meme on ABC’s ‘This Week’

This morning on ABC’s ‘This Week’ Jon Karl pitched Trump’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney this softball question with a nice Freedumb Caucus Republican spin, as if it...

Senator Jeff Merkley Seeks Injunction To Block Kavanaugh Vote

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is seeking an injunction to stop the vote on the Kavanaugh confirmation, citing that the Senate’s right to advice and consent has been obstructed. Politico: Merkley’s bid for an injunction hinges on the Senate’s constitutional duty to provide advice and consent on nominees and charges that he’s been prevented from fulfilling […]

Senator: Trump’s SCOTUS pick proves he’s ‘terrified of Robert Mueller’

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) nailed Trump Monday night over his Supreme Court pick, saying his decision to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh shows he is “terrified of...

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Capitol police officer reportedly disclosed information on lawmakers' secure location on Jan. 6

Reports surfaced during the weekend that at least six Capitol Police officers were recommended for “disciplinary action” for various conduct...
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News Roundup: Republicans threaten debt standoff; Mike Pence is no hero; Texas vs. tech companies

In the news today: The nation slides towards another self-inflicted crisis as Republicans once again vow to block a...

Newsom’s ‘win’ was by wide margin

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom decisively turned back a Republican attempt to oust him in Tuesday’s special recall election in...

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The exploiting of and problems with the 1st amendment

We have to guard against the victors and monied...
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