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.
|By: Jon Walker Friday June 7, 2013 9:30 am|
The unfortunate passing of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) is a sad reminder that the United States’ system for dealing with Senate vacancies is truly insane. There is no national standard. Each state has its own system and they run from the decent, to the highly undemocratic, to the legally ambiguous.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 6, 2013 7:47 am|
Despite the decision by Sen. Carl Levin (D) to retire Democrats are still in a good position to hold on to his seat. New polling by PPP finds Democrat Gary Peters with at least a five point lead over all the possible Republican candidates.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 23, 2013 7:04 pm|
A Senate subcommittee held a much-anticipated hearing on drones and the United States government’s “targeted killing” policies this afternoon. One of the witnesses called to testify was retired US Air Force colonel, Martha McSally.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:05 pm|
A long-awaited Senate hearing on the US government’s use of drone warfare and “targeted killing” policies is taking place this afternoon. The Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, chaired by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, is hosting the hearing.
Witnesses scheduled to testify include: General James Cartwright, United States Marine Corp (Ret.); Farea Al-Muslimi of Sana’a, Yemen; Peter Bergen, director of the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation (NAF); Rosa Brooks, a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center; Colonel Martha McSally, United States Air Force (Ret.) and Ilya Somin, law professor at George Mason University School of Law.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday April 18, 2013 2:12 pm|
Via email, former Congresswoman Giffords asked me to share her New York Times opinion piece published today with family and friends.