Sep 19, 2014 4:54pm

Chief Justice Roberts: Justices Scalia, Ginsburg Wouldn’t Be Confirmed Today

  LINCOLN, Neb. — Chief Justice John Roberts expressed concern today over the bitter partisanship gripping Washington, saying two sitting justices who sailed to confirmation would never make it through the Senate today. In a speech at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Roberts… Read More »

By Noah Weiland

Sep 19, 2014 4:49pm

Defending Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Obama, Biden, Clinton Rush to Chairwoman’s Side

Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz suddenly has a lot of friends. After an embarrassing week during which Politico reported immense strain in Wasserman Schultz’s tenure as chairwoman, three of the most prominent Democrats in America have rushed to her side: Vice President… Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 1:52pm

Obama Says ‘It’s on Us’ to Prevent Sexual Assault

President Obama today said a “fundamental shift in our culture” is needed to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence. “As far as we’ve come, the fact is that from sports leagues to pop culture to politics, our society still does not sufficiently value women,” Obama… Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 12:33pm

Joe Biden Ends Gaffe-Heavy Week With Another Gaffe

Oh, Joe. Vice President Joe Biden managed to step in it this morning while speaking about domestic violence and sexual assault at the Democratic National Committee’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. After giving an impassioned plea to end such abuse, Biden closed his… Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 8:54am

Deconstructing The Vote

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BY THE NUMBERS: Thirty-three Republicans voted in favor of the president’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS when the Senate voted yesterday, according to ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ. Nine Democrats and one independent opposed the… Read More »

By Freda Kahen-Kashi

Sep 18, 2014 10:18pm

Capitol Hill Goes to the Dogs … and Cats!

Staff members in Senator Barbara Boxer’s and Rep. Mike Honda’s offices took home top honors for their pets in this year’s Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill contest held tonight. Phineas and Cusco took first place in the cutest dog and cat categories respectively, and a rabbit named Martini,… Read More »

By Benjamin Siegel

Sep 18, 2014 6:13pm

President Obama’s ISIS Plan Divides Iraq War Veterans In Congress

Congress’s sixteen Iraq war veterans are divided in their support of President Obama’s plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. While the measure to authorize the president’s plan, known as Title X, passed in the House on Wednesday, a bipartisan group… Read More »

Sep 18, 2014 4:56pm

7 Photos of Ukraine’s President the White House Wants Putin to See

Paging Russian President Vladimir Putin. There’s some photos the White House wants you to see. From the halls of Congress to the Oval Office, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with the highest leaders in the United States on Thursday, sending a clear message to Russia… Read More »

Sep 18, 2014 4:33pm

Customs and Border Protection to Investigate Officer Misconduct, Test Body Cameras

Responding to complaints of excessive force, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske has announced the agency will now have the authority to conduct criminal investigations into misconduct within its ranks and will introduce the use of body cameras. “This is something that has not… Read More »

Sep 18, 2014 4:03pm

Hillary Clinton Blames Republicans for ‘Egregious’ Policies Toward Women

During a panel at the Center for American Progress today, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s message was clear: Equal pay for women, access to affordable, quality childcare, paid sick leave, and the full participation by women in the U.S. labor force will lead to… Read More »