The so-called “fast track” trade bill has stalled as Republicans failed to clear a 60 vote procedural hurdle necessary to move forward in the United States Senate. The bill, which…more»
Progressives in Washington, D.C. are pushing centrist Democrats in U.S. Congress to oppose legislation that President Barack Obama has warned could kill a nuclear deal with Iran. In an open…more»
Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Senate Republicans on Wednesday during testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Kerry, whose appearance before the committee was related to a use of…more»
The United States Senate voted 62-36 on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Nine Democrats crossed the aisle to support the legislation, including Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana. “As…more»
With Congress on the verge of taking up the controversial, corporate-friendly Trans Pacific Partnership, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is demanding that the chief trade representative for the United States…more»
The former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency defended the agency’s use of torture during a CNN interview on Thursday. The Senate’s Intelligence Committee underwent an exhaustive investigation of the…more»
As the U.S. Senate readies for a vote on legislation designed to constrain some of the troubling aspects of domestic surveillance and the national security state, both advocacy groups and…more»
Senator Joe Donnelly is calling for more bipartisanship in the United States Senate. The senator joined more than 30 of his colleagues in urging Democratic leader Harry Reid and Republican…more»
Colorado Senator Mark Udall (D), one of the few congressional dissenters against U.S. government agencies’ secrecy and spying, was voted out of office last week. Now, transparency advocates are urging…more»
President Obama offered his reaction to the 2014 midterm election results that saw his party lose control of the United States Senate and governorships across the country. The president struck…more»
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