In a welcome break from the endless coverage of Obamacare, the Senate Democratic leadership scuttled the filibuster rules Republicans had been using to hold up a ridiculous number of Obama appointments, and the Administration brokered a nuclear deal with Iran. The break is welcome because it gives ... More >>
Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker released a YouTube video this morning outlining his own political aspirations for the future. Booker, a nationally-known, high-profile figure, is seen as one of the rising stars of the Democrat party, and many expected him to challenge Republican incumbent Chris Christie ... More >>
Jim DeMint, one of the most ideologically pure and least effective legislators in the U.S. Senate, announced he would leave Congress to run the right-wing Heritage Foundation think tank; or, as the Foundation itself put it, "Jim DeMint to Lead the Battle of Ideas." It would seem to us that, compar ... More >>
As it currently stands, the Second Amendment guarantees U.S. citizens the right to own firearms. But each state is permitted to place its own restrictions on the types of firearms -- and the manner in which they're possessed -- that people are allowed to own.A bill making its way through Congress wo ... More >>
There has been the expected nuclear hay made by Republicans out of President Obama's decision to give temporary relief to the children of undocumented immigrants in lieu of the D.R.E.A.M. Act passing. We were in the Rose Garden to witness the first attack personally, as an Irish immigrant, of all pe ... More >>
The U.S. Senate has just put the kibosh on K2. After a months-long effort to ban synthetic marijuana, spearheaded by the Empire State's very own Charles Schumer, the Senate voted today to ban the sale of fake bud.
New Yorkers heart Hil a lot more than their gov -- so much that they would pick her over Andrew Cuomo 60-25 percent in a presidential primary. In a new poll commissioned by the New York Daily News, 400 city Dems said that they would pick Clinton, who beat Barack Obama by 17 points in the state's 20 ... More >>
Queens Congressman Bob Turner -- who replaced disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner after winning a special election in September -- has been in office for what seems like all of 30 seconds...and he's already seeking higher office.Turner announced this afternoon that he'll seek the Republic ... More >>
Late last night Anonymous tweeted that the Senate was trying to sneak in SOPA under a new name, writing: "Le sigh. US Senate Really wants to go another round with the Internet?" The hacktivist group linked to an RT story detailing Sen. Harry Reid's still secretive plans to float an internet securit ... More >>
LulzSec LogoThe latest hacker group on the scene to prove how unsafe information is on the web call themselves Lulz Security, "the world's leaders in high-quality entertainment at your expense." In response to unfavorable coverage of WikiLeaks, the mischief-makers hacked a PBS website late la ... More >>
The first openly gay winner of yesterday's election won long before the polls even opened on the East Coast...in Guam! A former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Guam, openly gay Benjamin Cruz won re-election to the Guam Senate. Not nearly as far away but perhaps even more surprising, Jim Gray ... More >>
While elected officials here in the city are reticent to hold public hearings on allegations published in the Village Voice on the downgrading of criminal complaints by the NYPD, the United States Senate has no such qualms about looking at the practice across the country. Senator Arlen Specter, a d ... More >>
This is what one gets in Carolina for trying to "share the love," huh?
Rebel in a pinstriped suit
Turns out one of the things Harold Ford is planning to learn in his getting to know you tour of the state he wants to represent in the Senate is what it feel like to file his taxes here. Gawker got confirmation yesterday from Ford spokeswoman Tammy Sun that the would-be junior New York Senato ... More >>
High Democratic operatives warned Steve Israel and others off challenges to Kirsten Gillibrand, but Harold Ford is unbossed, dammit, at least by the current bosses. The New York Post gleefully affords Harold Ford Jr. a front-page spot from which he announces, "I am strongly considering running for t ... More >>
The Daily News, apparently not wanting to be left out, reports that "sources" tell them Rudolph Giuliani, who is allegedly done with his speculative gubernatorial run, "will run for U.S. Senate instead." Politico's got it; so has Talking Points Memo; aaaaand it's in play!...
The U.S. Senate just passed a bill to give the Food and Drug Administration regulatory power over tobacco products marketed in the U.S. Among the innovations expected when this bill is reconciled with the House version and signed by President Obama is larger warning labels on cigarette packs (of the ... More >>
Here's news: the New York Post reports Caroline Kennedy is "withdrawing her name from consideration" for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat. We would speculate that her role in this decision was more passive than portrayed. Other sources say she bowed out because of her Uncle Ted's recent illness, but wh ... More >>
After a long series of recounts, challenges, etc., the Minnesota Board of Canvassers has certified the election of comedian Al Franken to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota. Stuart Smalley is in! Anticipating this result, the Wall Street Journal tells its readers that it's all a fix: "Strange things kee ... More >>
It’s high noon for the Bush Administration’s program of wireless wiretapping. The administration is currently in secret negotiations with the House of Representatives over the issue of legal immunity for telecom companies that cooperated with legally dubious wiretaps. A new book by New York Tim ... More >>
Through the new Congress, we can begin to take back our country from George III's descendants
True to predictions, the New York Republican Party's 62 county chairmen ended their closed-door party confab this afternoon with one word of advice to its flagging U.S. Senate hopeful, Jeanine Pirro: Abandon your quest to take on Senator Hillary Clinton in 2006. GOP party sources confirm the chairm ... More >>
U.S. Senate proves as disdainful of the Constitution as George W. Bush. Be forewarned.
Bush, GOP look for escape with pandemic flu plan, fight over Alito nomination
Defying the president, the Senate condemns torturing anyone in American custody anywhere
Veep's debate performance shifts headlines away from Bush's lousy show
Your Bed, Your Hospital BedWherever
Iraq Plunder to Get a D.C. Display
The Senator and the AFL-CIO Sell Out
Easy, Senators! Theres enough money for everybody.
Sex Slaves! (and Other Tales From Hillarys Campaign Finance Report)
Powerpop Star Sets Sights on Senate
Will Lazio Burn State Hate Crimes Bill's 'Chance in Hell'?
Many handshakes and few ideas on the Ferraro campaign trail
The Ferraro Archives That Are Open to No One
Mark Green's Senate Campaign Ignores the Isms (as in Leftism)
Long Hours, Low Pay, Rancid Conditions Are Commonplace at Senate Candidate's Building