Tags archives: us-senate

'Gang of 8' Set to Release Immigration Deal Outline Tuesday

CNN reports that the Bi-Partisan “Gang of Eight” is set to release their much-anticipated immigration compromise plan Tuesday. Some of the details: Any undocumented immigrant who entered the country after December 31, 2011, would not be eligible for citizenship. A 13-year path to citizenship (which could affect up to roughly 11 million undocumented residents), would consist of 10 years for undocumented workers to get a green card, and then another three […]

McConnell Leak UPDATE: GOP Sources say FBI Called to Investigate Leaked Recording

In what appears to be a growing scandal, GOP sources now say the FBI has been called into the Kentucky leak of a private meeting with Sen. Mitch McConnell and campaign aides. Via The Lid: According to sources within the GOP, the  FBI has been been called in to investigate the bugging of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McDonnell’s reelection campaign office.   “The news is lighting up like a Christmas Tree over the […]

Secret Tape: Mitch McConnell's Attack Plan on Ashley Judd Released (AUDIO)

Having decided against running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Mitch McConnell, celebrity actress Ashley Judd can now reflect on why her decision not to run was most likely a good one. Mother Jones released a tape recording of a private meeting between the Kentucky Senator and his campaign aides. Discussed at the meeting were different attack plans should Judd decide to run. The aides and McConnell share a couple of […]

Monsanto Protection Act Snuck Into Law During #DOMA Debate

While everyone this week has been hyper focused on the SCOTUS hearings on the Defense of Marriage Act, it seems an interesting provision was quietly slipped into the Agricultural Appropriations Bill, which passed through Congress last week. Monsanto Company is a group that produces genetically modified organisms or GMO’s and genetically engineered seeds and crops (GE). With the new provision that was snuck into the bill, federal courts are effectively […]

Rep. Phil Gingrey Joins Colleague Paul Broun in #GASen Race

I was born and raised in Augusta. I came home today to announce my candidacy for U.S. Senate. #GASen — Phil Gingrey (@PhilGingreyMD) March 27, 2013   Representative Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) joined his House colleague Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) Wednesday in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race to fill the senior spot currently held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss. This announcement comes as no surprise considering Gingrey is the senior Republican congressman in […]

Senate Passes $3.7 Trillion Budget, First in 4 years

There is a lot of political posturing going on in DC right now in regards to Senators up for reelection in 2016. As a caveat to such posturing, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) was happy to announce this weekend that for the first time in over four years the US Senate has successfully passed a budget. The vote stuck almost strictly to party lines with a 50-49 vote, ending […]

Senate Symbolically Repeals Another Part of Obamacare

Friday night, US Senators symbolically voted to repeal a portion of ObamaCare — the medical device tax. The particular provision, if imposed, creates a 2.3% tax on medical devices, which could lead to the loss of some 43,000 jobs. Senators voted overwhelmingly in favor of repealing the provision, passing by a vote of 79 to 20. The new tax is projected to raise nearly $2 billion in new revenue in […]

Sens. Paul and Leahy Introduce Change to Federal Mandatory Minimum Laws

It’s no secret that the Federal incarceration rate has seen rapid growth in recent years while state and local incarceration rates have been on a steady decline. Why the strange divergence? It certainly isn’t because people aren’t breaking the law. A bi-partisan group of Senators believe that comprehensive reform of Federal mandatory minimum laws is the answer. In an attempt to curb these mandatory minimums, Senators Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and […]