Bernie Sanders is currently on a “Democratic unity tour” which included a stop over in Omaha to support mayoral candidate Heath Mello, who is both a Democrat and has a history of supporting legislation against abortion rights.
Incredible: a rare, extraordinary bird of paradise was discovered dining out in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and thanks to one intrepid Jezebel reader, we’ve obtained an exclusive photo.
Dear Senator Feinstein, I come with a simple message: please retire, ma’am.
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In last night’s special election to fill C.I.A. director Mike Pompeo’s House seat in Kansas, Republican candidate Ron Estes won—but only by about seven points, a surprisingly competitive contest for the deep-red district that houses Koch Industries, and a district that Trump won in November by 27 points.
Back in December, a runoff campaign for the Louisiana Senate caught the attention of desperate progressives, who hurled money at Democratic candidate Foster Campbell despite the long odds against him in a deep-red state. In Georgia’s sixth congressional district, a wealthy suburban district that has been held by a…
Beth Fukumoto, once a rising star in Hawaii’s Republican state legislature, has officially resigned from the Republican party and seeks to join the Democrats. Her resignation comes nearly two months after her Republican colleagues ousted her for condemning sexist and racist statements and policies made by Donald Trump.
We have just witnessed the incredible spectacle of a vile right-wing celebrity being elected President of the United States. There is a right lesson—and a wrong one!—for Democrats to take from this.
Following Wednesday’s Washington Post report that Attorney General Jeff Sessions misled Congress by failing to disclose (under oath) multiple meetings he had during the Trump campaign with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, leading Democrats have demanded Sessions’ resignation, and House Oversight Committee Chairman…
Senate Democrats Monday announced that they will hold an all-night debate, which The Hill is describing as a “talkathon,” to attempt to stop the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee for Education secretary.
After Democrats refused to show up for the vote on Cabinet nominees Steven Mnuchin and Rep. Tom Price—an obstruction tactic waged amid intense pressure from the left, which has strengthened in reaction to Trump’s absolutely terrifying first week—Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has, as the …
In a 66-32 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Pompeo collected some support from Democrats, and the only Republican opposition came from Sen. Rand Paul.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Late in the afternoon on Inauguration Day, I made my way out of a dicey protest on K street towards the National Press Club, passing rows of broken windows and throngs of smiling Trump fans in red hats.
In the midst of an unprecedented and apparently effective Russian influence campaign, crazed Republican actions against ethics oversight, un-vetted, unqualified and extremist cabinet nominees, massive conflicts of interest, terrifying commentary ranging from nukes to NATO, the looming destruction of the Affordable…
This morning, members of Congress had a confidential briefing about suspected Russian hacking. We don’t know what exactly was said, obviously, but Democratic members emerged furiously angry, yelling about FBI director James Comey and darkly promising the public will hear more later. So that’s reassuring!
There is so much going on right now, such an absolute shitpile deluge of absurdities rolling in from Washington, that it’s almost possible to overlook the fact that 13 Democratic senators either misread or completely disregarded overwhelming national sentiment and voted against an amendment that would have lowered…
People on the left love to say how gullible Republicans are, but it turns out we’re all stupid and bad. That explains a lot, doesn’t it?
A New York Magazine feature on outgoing Senate minority leader Harry Reid doesn’t leave much room for optimism about congressional Democrats’ ability to effectively oppose Trump.
Joe Biden is fine. Bernie Sanders is fine. If humans lived until the age of 145, either one of these white men might appear a promising option for a 2020 bid. But they’re old—too old, scientists might say.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who’s been leading Democrats in the House for 14 years—the most recent six of which have been pretty terrible—defeated challenger Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) with 134 votes to his 63 in a closed-door vote held on Wednesday.