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It's time for the GOP to end this charade.

With the stimulus battle out of the way, The Nation's Chris Hayes argues Democrats now need to focus on seating Al Franken as the fifty-ninth vote in the Senate.

There is no one Republicans are more determined to keep out of the Senate than Al Franken. And John Cornyn is poised to use the power of the filibuster to thwart him--and the Democratic agenda.

For decades, the world's largest banks have been helping wealthy Americans steal billions in unpaid taxes. What are we going to do about it?

Minnesota Senate candidate Al Franken has won wide support among voters--and conservatives are getting scared.

When Max Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is every lobbyist's best friend, is economic reform possible?

Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel is more forthright about what's wrong in Iraq than any Democratic candidate so far.

When senators leave office, voters should choose their replacements.

If Senator Ted Stevens defies mounting public opposition and succeeds in killing net
neutrality, expect the free flow of online content to be replaced by lowbrow
corporate infotainment.

John Tester's populist politics and country style make him the perfect
candidate to unseat Senator Conrad Burns. Next step is for the progressive
Montana farmer to win the June 6 primary.

Blogs

With less than 24 hours to act on surveillance reform, things in the Senate have gotten dramatic. 

May 20, 2015

A coalition including Coalition for America's Future, Daily Kos, Student Debt, and The Nation delivered a petition to Elizabeth Warren calling for the cancelation of all student debt. 

May 4, 2015

Of course, Elizabeth Warren should be considered, but so should Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley.

March 27, 2015

It's a tempting idea, but elevating Warren to the top Senate post is Mission Impossible.

March 27, 2015

The most anti-Iran Democrat in Congress will be charged with corruption, and the neocons are buzzing with conspiracy theories.

March 9, 2015

Activists disrupt Henry Kissinger’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

January 29, 2015

If Rubio really wanted to position himself for 2016, he could seize on the implications of his question for a broader immigration reform bill: Adjustment for All!

January 28, 2015

What the CIA found out about its torture program is much different than what officials have said publicly.

December 10, 2014

The Senate Intelligence Committee is absolutely right to respect transparency and accountability with release of report on Bush-Cheney era abuses.

December 9, 2014

Despite promises of “zero tolerance” for sex crimes, new reforms and a report showing fewer incidences of assault, members of the military are still being raped, filmed while showering and discouraged from reporting.

December 5, 2014