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Every now and then, Congress actually does something useful. READ MORE »


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Think of the most contentious, hot-button topics to plague the nation in the past few months. Angry yet? Members of Congress left important issues unsettled before leaving Washington for an inordinately long seven-week hiatus. The recess usually continues through August, but this year’s political conventions diverted lawmakers earlier than normal. Both the House and Senate will resume after Labor Day, once… READ MORE »


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They would both be making history — especially for being young as shit. READ MORE »


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While not many new details were outlined, there are still some things to be learned. READ MORE »


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The Democrats’ report was essentially the party’s way of saying “enough already.” READ MORE »


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Democrats will not take “no” for an answer when it comes to stricter gun control laws. READ MORE »


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As we are well aware, laws should adapt and change with the times. In the age of YouTube, there have been a number of lawsuits and discrepancies regarding copyright protections and distribution of funds for artists, especially when it comes to the music industry. More than 150 of your favorite recording artists recently signed a petition toREAD MORE »


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Democratic Senator Christopher Murphy of Connecticut led a 15-hour filibuster on gun violence Wednesday in an effort to get Republicans to vote on amendments to an annual appropriations bill. Following the tragic mass shooting in Orlando that left 49 dead and 53 injured last weekend, Senate Democrats wanted to take action, but needed Republican Majority Leader Mitch… READ MORE »


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Of the long wait for women’s combat opportunities, McSally said Thursday, “It’s about damn time. We are a country that looks at people as individuals, not groups. We select the best man for the job, even if it’s a woman.” READ MORE »


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The congressional funding bill that would keep the government from shutting down after Wednesday is heading to the Senate today, but with complications, of course. As it exists now, the resolution strips Planned Parenthood of federal funding. Senate Democrats are prepared to filibuster through the vote to prevent its passage in its currentREAD MORE »


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Sorry, jerks — this is not going to pass the Senate or be approved by President Obama. READ MORE »


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A House committee voted to overturn a new Washington D.C. law that would have banned employment discrimination based on reproductive health decisions like using IVF, having an abortion, or even using birth control. READ MORE »


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Or is it hyPOTcrisy? Heh heh heh. READ MORE »


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Gwyneth Paltrow was tapped by Mario Batali to do the #FoodBankNYCChallenge and eat on $29 a week. Here’s what she bought… READ MORE »


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President Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation today that would improve on America’s sparse and globally uncompetitive sick pay laws. It would require six weeks of sick pay for new parents for federal employees and an additional six weeks of parental leave, as well as obligating employers with more than 15 employees to provide… READ MORE »


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Black and Hispanic congressional staffers on Capitol Hill walked out of their jobs to protest police killings yesterday. [The Root]
The median net worth of White households in America is THIRTEEN TIMES that of Black households. Are we still denying systemic racism? [New York Times]
Shonda Rhimes wants Sony to admit that… READ MORE »


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Today is Election Day, and this year’s vote is a very big deal. The US Senate stands to see a major power shift, and this election’s results will set the stage for the 2016 presidential race. Women’s rights also hang in the balance, because we unfortunately live in a world that puts our bodies up… READ MORE »


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Over the weekend, beloved Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords announced she will leave Congress to focus on her health. Her resignation comes nearly a year to the day after Giffords was shot in the head during a deadly shooting rampage that claimed the lives of six people at an event in Tucson, Arizona. In the video… READ MORE »


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