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Trump's court pick reaches out, but Democrats still wary
In daily visits to Senate offices, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch tries to make clear to Democrats that he's an independent thinker
Calls Continue for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to Leave Post as DNC Head
Speculation reached a tipping point today over whether or not Debbie Wasserman-Schultz should step down from her post as the head of the Democratic party. The Bernie Sanders campaign has been warring with Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chair. Sanders campaign manager Jeff
Arizona Senator's Convoy Charged by Elephants During Trip About Poaching
Apparently elephants aren't big fans of diplomacy. At least that's what Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake discovered on a trip last week to learn more about wildlife trafficking. Flake and several other senators were on a trip to Mozambique , Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to see some of the effects of
Beau Biden Passes Away: Tributes and Condolences Pour In
Tributes and condolences poured in after the passing of Beau Biden , the son of Vice President Joe Biden , Saturday night. Beau Biden, the former attorney general of Delaware, passed away at the age of 46 after a battle with brain cancer. After tweeting condolences Saturday night, Bill and Hillary
Sen. Rand Paul Launches Filibuster Against NSA's Controversial Data Collection Program
Sen. Rand Paul has launched another filibuster -- this time over the National Security Agency 's controversial bulk collection of Americans' phone records. “There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer. That time
Congress' Opening Week in 7 Awkward GIFs
Congress returned to Washington this week, and things got awkward -- fast. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a GIF must be worth about 100,000. So here are seven GIFs that sum up the 114th Congress’ first week on the Hill, as Republicans took control of both the House and the Senate: 1. MWAH!
Keystone Pipeline Fails to Get Through Senate
Supporters Needed 60 Votes for to Authorize Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY IN THE SENATE: This evening the Senate votes on the Keystone XL pipeline. There will be only one vote on final passage which requires 60 votes. According to ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ, as of yesterday’s whip count, supporters only had...
Meet 2014's Top Mega-Donors
The overwhelming number of Americans who will vote in the mid-term elections on Nov. 5 won't have contributed a penny to their candidates' campaigns. But a handful of people will have given more. A lot more. More than a quarter of the $6 billion contributed to campaigns in 2012 came from about
The Final Primary Elections: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Delaware , Rhode Island and New York
After weeks of primaries and now just 56 days away from Election Day, it’s time for the final primer for the last primary day of the season. The final states to vote before November are New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Delaware and Rhode Island, with a gubernatorial...