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03.16.15 Prachi Gupta

The 47 Republican senators who last week went behind the government’s back to send a letter to Iran’s leadership did not commit treason, but they sure did something really, really dumb. The letter was an attempt to frighten their sworn enemy from entering a critical nuclear deal with the U.S. by warning Iranian leadership that […]

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03.11.15 Kimberley Richards

On Tuesday, senators from both sides of the aisle introduced a groundbreaking bill that would federally legalize medical weed. The bill, presented by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Rand Paul (R-KY), would reclassify weed from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II; allow doctors of the Department of Veterans Affairs to […]

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01.29.13 Andy Cush

It’s been a long, convoluted journey, but a $51 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package has received the final go-ahead from the U.S. Senate, and will be on its way to victims on the Eastern Seaboard soon. The bill passed on a 62-to-36 vote, with 9 Republicans crossing the aisle to support it. Previously, the aid […]

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05.22.12 Joshua Rivera

In an effort to help push the Freelancer Payment Protection Act through Senate, the Freelancers Union is rolling out the world’s longest invoice comprised of nearly 16 million dollars in payments that freelancers have not received. Independent workers are not currently protected by the Department of Labor, and “are stiffed an average of $4,600 a […]

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01.27.11 Lauri Apple

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (TP-KY) made a budget that’s kind of like a not-budget, because it doesn’t set aside any money for a lot of things that the government usually does, and also shuts down much of the government, actually. […]

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01.18.11 Lauri Apple

Paleolibertarian U.S. senator from Kentucky Rand Paul has an iPhone protector carved out of bedrock, as an Associated Press photo reveals. The protector allows Paul to call people who were alive tens of thousands of years ago and tap them for new ideas on how to move America forward. (Photo: AP/Politico) […]

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11.17.10 Lauri Apple

Today the Senate’s supposed to could have voted on the Paycheck Fairness Act. But the Republicans stopped that from happening. […]

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11.03.10 Lauri Apple

Yesterday’s election results, OMG. Mostly terrible, with the Republicans winning lots of Congressional seats and governor’s races and people (?) like Sarah Palin saying smarmy crap on their Twitters all night long, bragging about refudiation. GOP in the muthafuckin’ House, for real. […]

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