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Senate



  • Obama: The Filibuster is a “Jim Crow Relic”

    Speaking in honor of the late John Lewis, the former President said that the activist and Congressman's legacy demanded new legislation to protect voting rights, and that the Senate filibuster should be abolished if needed to pass a law.



  • The Woman Who Helped Save Joe Biden

    In 1993, Carol Moseley Braun, the first black woman in the Senate, joined Biden’s Judiciary Committee. It solved an image problem for Biden. The results were groundbreaking.



  • How Mitch McConnell Became Trump’s Enabler-in-Chief

    by Jane Mayer

    Finally, someone who knows him very well told me, “Give up. You can look and look for something more in him, but it isn’t there. I wish I could tell you that there is some secret thing that he really believes in, but he doesn’t.”



  • The impeachment illusion

    by Donald A. Ritchie

    What is clear from the record is that politically-motivated impeachments fail. Only in cases where malfeasance has become overwhelmingly obvious to members of both parties in the House will there be any chance of conviction in the Senate, raising the question: is a losing effort worth the trouble?