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Congress Considers Making College More Accessible To People In Prison

A bipartisan group of lawmakers across the House and the Senate introduced a bill that would allow people in prison access to federal Pell grants to pay for college.(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)

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Amy Klobuchar Has Voted To Confirm Nearly Two-thirds Of Trump’s Judicial Nominees

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has supported more of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees than the other Democratic senators running for president as well as some three-quarters of her Democratic Senate colleagues. Although she was one of the...
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Dems Reject Barr's Offer To View A Less-redacted Mueller Report

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are rejecting an offer from Attorney General William Barr to view a significantly less-redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, contending that Barr is too severely...
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A Deep Dive Into Arizona’s Senate Race (and More)

For members: The new edition of Inside Elections. This issue takes a deep dive into the Arizona Senate race, the only top-tier Senate contest where the two parties have essentially chosen their nominees. The edition also includes analysis of...

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Kavanaugh Hearing Made Gop Men More Sexist And Disgusted Everyone Else

When Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court, it was proof GOP members of the Senate had no problem backing a credibly accused sexual predator. Now, a new study shows GOP men — not just senators — came away from that...

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Defense Officials Get A Grilling At Space Force Hearing

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the hearing was an "opportunity to continue to gather facts and to fully explore the proposal."
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Sen. Gillibrand Says She Misses Al Franken: ‘he Was Someone Who Really Served Us Well’

During a town hall in Iowa, presidential candidate and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said she and everyone else in the Senate misses former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who resigned over sexual misconduct allegations in 2018. “Who asked that...

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Senate Bill Would Ban Smoking And Vaping For Americans Under Age 21: Reason Roundup

Making teen vaping a federal crime. In a sign of just how truly topsy-turvy 2019 is, the backer of a bill to make it illegal for anyone under age 21 to buy tobacco products is not only a Republican but one hailing from Kentucky, where tobacco has...

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Schumer And Pelosi Accuse Ag Barr Of Lying And Make A Big Demand In Joint Statement On Mueller...

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) released a joint statement on Thursday accusing U.S. Attorney General William Barr of lying and demanding the Mueller report be delivered without...
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Why Juul And Republican Lawmakers Want To Raise The Minimum Vaping Age

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing a new bill that would block all tobacco and vape purchases for Americans under 21 years old, according to an announcement today that was reported by Bloomberg. In a statement today, McConnell...
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Now Is The Time To Reform The Fed (don’t Blow It)

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn In today’s political environment it is very difficult to get reform measures through Congress. The Democrats control the House, while the GOP controls the Senate and the Presidency. And yet, today is a...
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Trump Directed Aides To Find Hillary Clinton’s Emails

The Mueller report says that President Trump directed Gen. Michael Flynn to embark on an effort to find Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails in the summer of 2016, enlisting the help of a Senate staffer and a longtime GOP donor, the Wall Street...
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Mitch Mcconnell Launches Senate Re-election By Trolling With A Merrick Garland 'joke'

How much of a sick f---ing sociopath do you have to be to announce your re-election by having debased the U.S. Senate when you denied a sitting president's Supreme Court nominee even a committee hearing? There aren't any words for how much of a scum...

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Ignore Medicare For All Advocates’ Claims On Life Expectancy In Us. Here Are The Facts.

Ponder this: If self-styled “progressives” in Congress impose total government control over health care, will ordinary Americans enjoy a longer life span?   Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chief sponsor of the Senate “Medicare for All”...
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How Big A Problem Is The Malapportionment Of The Senate?

It's a big problem. But it could be turned into small problem, even an advantage, if we had normal politics. Here's what I said about it at the CFR Future of Democracy Symposium: Council on Foreign Relations: The Future of Democracy...

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Why The Gop Wants To Cut Minnesota’s Environmental Spending

The Republican majority in the Minnesota Senate has been clear since the beginning of the 2019 legislative session: It believes the state can spend more money on priorities like K-12 schools and the transportation system — without raising taxes....
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Schumer, Pelosi Say Mueller Needs To Publicly Testify Before Congress 'as Soon As Possible'

Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) put out a statement on Thursday asking that Special Counsel Robert Mueller testify before both houses of Congress "as soon as possible."Here's...
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North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Vetoes Anti-infanticide Legislation. Will Pro-lifers Be Able...

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a state-level anti-infanticide bill Thursday morning.Senate Bill 359 was passed out of the North Carolina House of Representatives and sent to Cooper earlier this week. Like similar federal...

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Senate Democrats Confront ‘digital Divide’ In New Bill

On Wednesday, a group of Senate Democrats introduced a bill in their latest effort to help close the “digital divide” and fund state and local broadband deployment projects. The Digital Equity Act of 2019, introduced by Sens. Tina Smith (D-MN),...

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Mcconnell Introducing Bill To Raise Age To Buy Tobacco To 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he will introduce legislation that would raise the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. The forthcoming bill, which the Senate GOP leader announced during a press conference in...

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