On Saturday, the New York Times published a remarkable story about the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which operated for five years before shuttering, according to the Defense Department, in 2012. The secret program reportedly had an annual budget of around $22 million, and, in case the…
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.
At a tribute for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Thursday, Hillary Clinton railed hard against the proliferation of fake news and misinformation that colored the election, warning of the “real life consequences” we face if we don’t nip this shit in the bud.
Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s one-time campaign manager and current transition team advisor, has responded to Sen. Harry Reid’s powerful statement against Donald Trump by doing all but legally threatening him.
For the past few days, I’ve felt the constant ache of irreparable loss, mostly for the safety of my most-vulnerable peers, but also for government leaders who I trusted and agreed with, my political moms and dads. But on Thursday, retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid put out a statement helped a little, by reminding us we…
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has accused FBI Director James Comey of potentially breaking the law, following Friday’s announcement that the agency is investigating new evidence regarding Hillary Clinton’s email server, an issue he (and everyone else) had hoped had been put to bed, and not reopened a scant two…
The presidential election isn’t the only nightmare awaiting us in November. Welcome to Congressional Cacophony, a feature on The Slot about House and Senate races that really, really matter. Suggestions? Pitches? Email us.
Upon return from their very (very, very, very) lengthy summer break, Senate Democrats blocked a $1.1 billion Zika funding bill, which has failed yet again. This time, Democrats objected because of language that would prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving contraception funding (the virus can be sexually…
In a late-night vote taking place during a Democratic sit-in urging action on gun control, the House of Representatives voted to approve a contentious $1.1 billion bill to help stop the spread of Zika that House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) described as “a responsible compromise.”
Welcome to the second installment of DUDEFIGHTS, a new more-regular-than-I-anticipated feature that highlights Inside Boys fighting with each other and me just sitting back and enjoying the action.
This week, the US Senate will begin debating provisions of the Violence Against Women Act that extend protection to undocumented immigrants and same-sex couples, because Republicans are so opposed to extending protection to undocumented immigrants and same-sex couples that they're willing to contest something called…
Yesterday, the mayor of Washington, D.C. and several city council members were arrested for blocking an avenue during a protest of a federal budget compromise that forbids the city's to use local tax funds to fund abortion. What's going on here?
The headline on the right-wing CNS News blares, "Abortion, Environmental Regulation are Priorities for Obama in Seeking Budget Compromise." Not quite. So what did the president say yesterday in his press conference about the budget standoff?
Senator Harry Reid has pissed off numerous people at home with just a few words in a major speech recently: "The time has come for us to outlaw prostitution."
Good news: Democrats, mindful of the despair of the base, plan to take up the Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal in the Senate after all. And Obama is getting involved, pushing the Senate not to wimp out. Will it work?
Republicans took the House in a historic sweep, but failed to take the Senate — or elect rich-lady candidates (Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Linda McMahon) and sundry crazy people (Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Carl Paladino). Here's a complete rundown.