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Senators Helping Neglected Football

Banking

Housing

Urban Affairs

Most people agree that these are important matters, and see that the work of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs has a lot of work to do.

Senator Rob Portman is asking the committee to put this work aside, however, in order to consider other important legislation: S. [...]

Harry Reid Never Talks About What’s Good For The American People, Except In Reality

When we criticize political leaders, we do so on the basis of reality, not hyperbole. Dave Hodges fails the reality test. [...]

Which Senate Democrats Have Failed To Confront Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation?

These Democrats are the congressional equivalent of the kids in high school who would look the other way while the gay kids got beat up. We list the name of the Senate Democratic cowards here. [...]

Who Says Who Sucks in the Senate?

“You suck.” This is one of the most direct, blunt, and perhaps rude ways of letting someone know you are disgusted with their behavior. Politics can be direct, blunt and often rude. So when I looked through an archive I’ve been collecting of all Twitter messages sent to the accounts of U.S. senators, I expected [...]

The Sense Of The Extreme Weather Prevention and Resilience Act

Senator Reid’s legislation, cosponsored by 21 other Senate Democrats, is a political message, meant to signal that, although the leaders of the Democratic Party will talk on rare occasion about the growing crisis of climate change, in order to try to keep angry environmentalists at bay, talk is all they intend to do. [...]

Workplace Equality by Sexual Orientation: Senate Democrats Match American Public

At least in terms of labor issues and gender equality, the Senate is strongly out of balance. While the Republicans in the Senate are promoting a hard right wing position that’s far beyond popular American opinion, the Democrats are not counterbalancing the GOP agenda. The Senate Democrats are occupying a centrist position, not a position that’s to the left of American opinion. [...]

Senator Harry Reid Contradicts Himself to Push Patriot Act Surveillance

A tip of the pen to Spencer Ackerman of Wired for uncovering Senator Harry Reid’s bald hypocrisy on the use of fear to push reformless reauthorization of the Patriot Act.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, May 25 2011, explaining why the Patriot Act must be reauthorized immediately without amendments or reform:

If the Senator [...]

Jeff Merkley Echoes House Warning about Blank Check Surveillance in the Patriot Act

In a speech on the floor of the Senate yesterday, Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon spoke in support of amendments to reform the Patriot Act, just before Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a sudden move to forbid all such amendments and force the reauthorization of the Patriot Act to move forward.

In his speech, [...]

Corporate Types Mess With Elections Using Guns As A Pretense

The Gun Owners of America is working against the re-election of Harry Reid in protest against votes that don’t have much of anything to do with guns. [...]

Arkansas Democrats Join GOP To Vote Down LGBT Equality

Both of the Democratic U.S. Senators from Arkansas, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, voted against the repeal. [...]

What Makes Harry Reid An Expert On Mosques?

Harry Reid’s suggestion that Muslims keep to specially designated areas leads our country down the road to apartheid. [...]