by Josh Israel Feb 16, 2016
"There’s a strong likelihood that at least one of them will leave the bench, which means that Obama, if reelected, will likely be able to replace one of them with a liberal."
by Judd Legum Feb 16, 2016
Moments after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia was reported, Republicans in the Senate coalesced around a single message: the next president, not Barack Obama, should nominate Scalia's successor.
by Judd Legum Feb 13, 2016
Obama was elected with 65,915,796 votes.
by Ian Millhiser Dec 27, 2015
One of the most basic functions of the United States Senate came to a near stop the day Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took over as Senate Majority Leader.
by Kira Lerner Dec 17, 2015
The mass surveillance programs have very little influence in finding terrorists or stopping attacks.
by Joe Romm Sep 11, 2015
If indifference to the dangers of climate inaction by the rich and powerful is a sin, as the Pope has said, how immoral is it for the rich and powerful to actively try to block the entire world from acting in concert?
by Tara Culp-Ressler Aug 3, 2015
Several GOP lawmakers voted to approve the same thing they're outraged at Planned Parenthood for doing.
by Justin Salhani Jul 14, 2015
While certain critics were pushing for unfettered access to Iran’s nuclear sites, Brom said, “it never works that way.”
by Ryan Koronowski Jun 8, 2015
The fight to solve the climate crisis is itself a race against time, and the Clean Power Plan is no less than that same race distilled down into an American political fight.
by Ian Millhiser Jun 5, 2015
If McConnell carries out his threat to confirm no appellate judges in the next year, that would be an extraordinary departure from prior practice.