Senate Democrats Wrestle with Lame Duck Session Options

By: Monday June 11, 2012 8:45 am

Do Democrats have a plan for dealing with the fiscal “cliff”? Based on interviews I conducted at Netroots Nation with four members of the Senate Democratic caucus — Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, Ben Cardin, Jeff Merkley and Sherrod Brown — it seems they have far more than one.

Wikipedia Shutting Down Wednesday to Protest Anti-Piracy Bills in Congress

By: Monday January 16, 2012 4:16 pm

Despite the fact that SOPA looks dead in the House, PIPA, the Senate’s version of anti-piracy legislation, hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s true that six Republicans wrote to Harry Reid asking for a postponement of the bill. Now Wikipedia will join others in shutting down on Wednesday to protest the bills.

Budget Will Have Reconciliation Instructions: Big Opportunity for Progressives?

By: Tuesday April 20, 2010 4:30 pm

Well, that was very quick turn around. In 24 hours, Democrats went from not asking for budget reconciliation instructions to planing to include them. This is potentially very good news for progressives. Reconciliation at least gives Democrats the option of possibly achieving some progressive legislative victories this year.

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