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VIDEO: Tell Your Senators to Do Their Job

In refusing to vote or even hold a hearing on the president’s nominee to the Supreme Court, GOP senators are abdicating their constitutional responsibility.

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The Dog Ate My Vote: How Members of Congress Explain Their Absences

It’s customary for members of the House of Representatives to file an explanation when they miss a vote. These personal explanations are a glimpse into the pace and trade-offs inherent in modern government.

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 READ MORE


Senator Strangelove









Posted on Mar 15, 2015 ENLARGE


Iran Love Letter









Posted on Mar 12, 2015 ENLARGE


Jon Stewart: ‘Republicans Aren’t Warning Iran About Obama, They’re Warning Iran About Themselves’

Recently, 47 senators signed a letter warning Iranian leaders that any deal they struck with President Obama would last only as long as Congress allowed. But while it’d be nice to call such childish behavior by America’s leaders unprecedented, boy, does it have a precedent.

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: Expectations of Congress May Be Low, but Budget Bill Is Not a Monumental Achievement

The “Daily Show” host is struggling to understand how so much “random stuff” ended up in the $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress recently passed.

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


113th Congress









Posted on May 19, 2014 ENLARGE



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Will the Senate Be Able to Reverse the Supreme Court’s Disastrous McCutcheon Decision?

The Senate could soon consider a constitutional amendment that would give Congress and states the ability to limit money in politics, possibly reversing the effect of recent Supreme Court rulings. But the amendment doesn’t appear to have the votes to pass.

Posted on May 1, 2014 READ MORE


Worst Congress









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Unproductive Congress









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Congress Goes to Work









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Cruz Missile









Posted on Aug 14, 2013 ENLARGE


Shifty Congress









Posted on Aug 9, 2013 ENLARGE


Filibuster Fanboy









Posted on Jul 17, 2013 ENLARGE



Gore Criticizes NSA Surveillance, Maher Slams Entrenched Congress, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Iran elects a new president and the latest Gallup poll reveals which societal institution Americans have the least amount of confidence in.

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 READ MORE


Sequestered Air









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Miracles









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Hagel Haggling









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Spineless









Posted on Jan 28, 2013 ENLARGE


NRA and Hunting









Posted on Jan 21, 2013 ENLARGE


Barack Obama
chicagotribune.com / Barack Obama

Artist-Elect Barack Obama

It looks like a $2,075 investment in a sketch by then-no-name artist and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama could really have paid off. The doodle, drawn as part of a 2007 “National Doodle Day” charity event, is now said to be worth in the six figures.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008 READ MORE


Senate Trio
left two: Think Progress/right: senate.gov

Rogue Senators Show Signs of Compromise With Bush

The Republican senators who broke ranks with the administration to oppose Bush’s interrogation policy have indicated the possibility of a compromise.  On Friday the president showed no willingness to adjust his proposals, but Stephen J. Hadley, his national security advisor, hinted at the prospect during a television appearance Sunday.

Posted on Sep 17, 2006 READ MORE


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