Posts tagged "senate"

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 Amy

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

“The Daily Show” Talks to 9/11 First Responders

www.thedailyshow.comWhether you come down on the Republican or Democrat side, it’s hard not…

Julie Gerstein | December 17, 2010 - 2:45 pm

Sorry, Ladies, The Paycheck Fairness Act Is Dunzo

Sorry, ladies, but the Paycheck Fairness Act is no more. Senate Republicans filibustered the bill and Senate Democrats fell two votes short of the 60 needed to put it to…

Jessica Wakeman | November 17, 2010 - 6:40 pm

Linda McMahon Of The WWE Ready For A Congressional Smackdown

Her hubby Vince may have been the chairman willing to jump in the ring and get hit over the head with a metal folding chair, but, behind the scenes, Linda…

Jessica Goldberg | September 17, 2009 - 4:50 pm

Magic 8 Ball Says “Outlook Not So Good” for Stormy Daniels’ Political Career

It’s stormy weather for porn star Stormy Daniels. Back in February, Stormy announced that she wanted to run for Senate in Louisiana, against Republican David Vitter, who’s one of the…

Ami Angelowicz | July 30, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor Takes The Stand

Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor takes the stand today in what looks like be one of the controversial confirmation hearings yet. (Well, besides that whole Clarence Thomas, pubic-hair-on-my-Coke thing.)…

Daniela Guernica | July 13, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Caroline Kennedy Takes Herself Out Of The Senate Race

Caroline Kennedy is no longer in the running for Hillary Clinton’s seat in the U.S. Senate. Yesterday, Kennedy told New York Governor David Paterson that “…for personal reasons I am…

Catherine Strawn | January 22, 2009 - 1:45 pm

U.S. Ban On People With HIV Could Be Repealed

Did you know that people with HIV who want to visit the U.S. or move to the U.S. from another country basically can’t? For about 20 years, there has been…

Catherine Strawn | July 17, 2008 - 11:30 am