by Josh Israel Feb 19, 2016
He and Chuck Grassley try to spin an Obama nomination to the Supreme Court as a scheme by Democrats to "rob voters of chance to replace Scalia"
by Zack Ford Feb 17, 2016
The American people don't actually want to wait, no matter what Mitch McConnell seems to believe.
by Judd Legum Feb 17, 2016
Republicans have advanced a number of arguments to defend their position. None of them hold up to scrutiny.
by Ian Millhiser & Bryan Dewan Feb 17, 2016
The United States Senate is only marginally more democratic than the British House of Lords.
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?