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Women of color won big in the Senate last night, let us rejoice and be glad

Let’s choose to enjoy this. Today, women everywhere, except those who voted for Trump, needed this win. Women who voted for trump should be thrown into the fucking sun. Bye!

Bené Viera | November 9, 2016 - 2:54 pm

Once again, the federal government is on the verge of a shutdown

Why can’t we all just get along?

Kylie Cheung | September 27, 2016 - 7:06 pm

The Senate Filibuster Ended With An Agreement To Vote On Two Gun Measures. Here’s What They Entail.

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…

Lauren Holter | June 16, 2016 - 3:09 pm

Maryland Is Looking To Outlaw The ‘Rough Rides’ Practice That Killed Freddie Gray

Hopefully this legislation will make it all the way through to ensure a fractional increase in police accountability.

Bronwyn Isaac | February 29, 2016 - 2:15 pm

Why You Should Know And Love Mark Kirk, The First Republican Senator To Co-Sponsor The Equality Act

In 2010, I had the pleasure of voting for Mark Kirk to fill in Barack Obama’s Illinois Senate seat. “Pleasure” despite the fact that Kirk is a Republican and I

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm

The Reptilian Monsters In The Senate Voted To Defund Planned Parenthood

As if we needed further proof that the GOP is full of absolute monsters.

Bronwyn Isaac | December 3, 2015 - 6:15 pm

Finally: Senate Deal Announced

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have reached a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling, they announced in Senate floor speeches today. “This is far…

Newser | October 16, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Senate Rejects Tougher Background Checks

As predicted, the Senate today rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks on gun purchasers. The proposal would have required checks for all transactions at gun shows and…

Newser | April 17, 2013 - 5:50 pm

Here Are The 22 Senators Who Voted Against The Violence Against Women Act

Sorry if this is ruining your perfectly fine Wednesday, but we thought we’d bring this asshattery to your attention. The Senate voted in favor of the Violence Against Women Act

Julie Gerstein | February 13, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Good News: The Senate Passed The Violence Against Women Act (Again)

The Senate passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by a wide majority of 78-22 yet again.  The measure first  passed in 1994 was up for reauthorization…

Sarah Gray | February 12, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Progress Means There’s A Traffic Jam In The Senate Chamber Ladies’ Room

“For the first time, there was a traffic jam in the Senate women’s bathroom. There were five of us in there, and there are only two stalls.”
– Senator

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Hank The Cat Comes In Third In Virginia Senate Race

People often joke that politics is going to the dogs, but how wrong they are. It’s actually going to the cats — one cat in particular, a Maine Coon named…

Julie Gerstein | November 9, 2012 - 10:40 am
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