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Three senators caved and supported the
nomination of John G. Roberts Jr. as Supreme Court Chief Justice. But
one lawmaker, banking on the public's cynicism of the oil industry,
wants to tax its windfall profits.

He's a far-right baby doctor. His own chief of staff
says he's clueless about the law. Meet Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, who'll help shape the US Supreme Court.

The Senate should abandon its comical pretensions to being a body reflecting any democratic mandate.

Democrats must continue the fight to preserve an independent judiciary.

The Republican Senate seeks to eliminate the fillibuster.

Her votes thrilled supporters and put some backbone into Senate Democrats.

He can help mount an effective opposition.

Click here for info on how you can help oppose Gonzalez's nomination.

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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