Rodger McDaniel — a lawyer who served 10 years in the Wyoming state legislature before entering seminary and becoming a Presbyterian pastor — says in the acknowledgements to Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sins: The Suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester Hunt, “Honestly, I never so much wanted to write a book, as I wanted to tell this story.” And what a story it is.
|By: Peterr Saturday September 28, 2013 1:59 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday September 27, 2013 9:26 am|
At a hearing convened by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, chair of the committee, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, ensured that a second round of questions would not be asked of the distinguished witnesses present—NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Assistant Attorney General James Cole.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday September 26, 2013 5:30 pm|
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on possible changes to surveillance programs under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The National Security Agency’s director, the Director of National Intelligence and the assistant attorney general testified. The committee also heard from two experts.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday September 9, 2013 3:55 pm|
Congress is back on the job today on this, Day 8 of our whip count on the authorization of the use of military force in Congress. As always, I’ll be updating news and totals here throughout the day.
|By: Michelle Chen Saturday July 27, 2013 12:22 pm|
The supposed grand bargain of the immigration reform bill is shaping up to be a lucrative deal for prisons. As a compromise between “border security” and “amnesty,” the comprehensive reform plan emerging in Congress ties the “legalization” of millions of migrants to the prospective criminalization of millions more.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 15, 2013 3:15 pm|
Senate Democrats suffered a real set back when former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer decided not to run for the open Senate. While Schweitzer had been seriously considering a run for several months he told the AP over the weekend that he didn’t want to leave Montana for Washington.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 1, 2013 12:10 pm|
The abortion fight in Texas is a perfect example of how a filibuster should work if the legislative system will allow them.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 27, 2013 1:23 pm|
Some of the most important provision in the bill would tighten boarder security, provide a potential pathway to citizenship for many undocumented immigration, significantly change our future legal immigration system, and provide new visa options. If it becomes law it will be the most significant immigration measure in several decades.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 10, 2013 4:24 pm|
Despite the decision by Sen. Carl Levin (D) to retire, Democrats are still in a good position to hold onto his seat.
|By: TBogg Friday June 7, 2013 6:00 pm|
Much to the dismay of bloggers, late night comedians, and LOTR fanboys, battered knight errant and Fox orc Geraldo Rivera is keeping his sword sheathed and will not fight for the honor of the faire and delicate hande of New Jerseye.