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Names Of The Senate Democrats Who Just Voted To Help Republicans Override Barack Obama’s Veto

The following Senate Democrats chose to join with the Republican Party, to break Barack Obama’s veto, and to allow a dangerous pipeline to carry petroleum sludge from Alberta’s tar sands all the way through America’s heartland. […]

Disclosure Delayed is Disclosure Denied: Another Year, Another Bill to Bring Senate Disclosure into the 21st Century

S. 366, a bill introduced by Montana Senator Jon Tester, would require senators to file campaign finance reports electronically with the Federal Election Commission, not on paper with the Senate.

This may not sound like an important distinction, but the practical effect of the current system is to delay the processing of campaign contribution reports, […]

Roll Call: Anti-Environment Democrats Who Voted To Send Tar Sends Pouring Into The USA Through The Keystone XL Pipeline

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to approve S. 1., legislation to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, despite strong environmental problems and the export of American steel jobs overseas for the duration of the construction. The legislation was passed without meaningful reform, a corrupt giveaway to the fossil fuels corporations.

Most of the […]

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. […]

Sheldon Whitehouse Steps Up To Deal With Climate Change, But Senate Declines To Act

Although the majority of Senate Democrats voted to support the Whitehouse amendment to bring the costs of climate change back to the polluting industries responsible for it, 13 Democratic senators joined the Republicans to vote against it. I’m naming names here. […]

Jon Tester Wants To Put The American Flag In A Cage

Across the USA, American flags are flying, unprotected.

The thought gives me shivers. What could happen to all those flags, and what would happen to the United States of America if it didn’t have those flags? It would be a disaster, a catastrophe. It would be worse than Godzilla tromping all over Dallas. Babies would […]

Pipelines Preserved But Glaciers Going In Glacier National Park

Communities near Glacier National Park need the natural gas that comes through that pipeline, but they also need the water that comes from the glaciers on the nearby mountains. When those glaciers are gone, where are they going to get their drinking water? […]

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. […]

13 Democrats, 4 Republicans and 1 Independent Vote to Stop Patriot Act Reauthorization

18 votes against the reformless reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act weren’t enough to stop the legislation from moving forward in the Senate, but the 13 Democrats, 4 Republicans and 1 Independent who made a stand to halt the reauthorization process on May 26 2011 should be recognized for their efforts to defend constitutional government:

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Slick Surprise Senate Roll Call: Senate Passes Patriot Act 86-12 on 2/15

Boom. Just like that, with hardly any notice at all and no significant public debate, the U.S. Senate has passed a reauthorization of the Patriot Act by a margin of 86-12. Patriot Act powers, which are almost always used for reasons that have nothing to do with terrorism, permit surveillance, search and seizure without probable […]

4 Democrats Join Republicans to Vote Against American Jobs. Is Your Senator One of Them?

American politicians love to talk about the importance of jobs for Americans. But when push comes to shove, you have to watch what the politicians do, not what they say.

Right now, in the middle of the worst jobless slump of a generation, the American tax structure perversely rewards corporations that fire American workers, then […]