Tag Archives: U.S. Senate

The Washington Post: Opinion- Brian Lamb: ‘Washington is Full of Waste and C-SPAN Lets Us Wallow In It’

Source:The New Democrat  “The Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN) broadcast from the House of Representatives for the first time in March 1979, uncovering a process shrouded in secrecy. C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb says how Americans use that transparency is still … Continue reading

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The Onion: ‘Trump Base Celebrates President For Standing Up To The Constitution’

Source:The New Democrat From The Onion, which is not necessarily the news, but to be fair to Onion News that can also be said about The National Enquirer and Fox News. From The Onion “Enthusiastically praising the commander-in-chief for holding firm … Continue reading

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The Onion: U.S. Senator Tom Carper- ‘My Vote is Not For Sale At These Prices’

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Note: these views don’t necessarily reflect the views of Senator Tom Carper, even if he personally wrote this piece for The Onion himself or had a staff writer write it … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Fix-Gov- Vanessa Williamson: Back Without Popular Demand- Tax Cuts For The Wealthy & Tax Hikes For The Middle Class

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat If you’re going to talk about tax reform especially if you’re saying you’re proposing it which is what President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are saying that they’re doing, you … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Dana Goldman- ‘Why Bernie Sander’s Plan For Universal Health Care Is Only Half Right’

Source:Brookings Institution– Senator Bernie Sanders (Socialist, Vermont) holding a press conference introducing his Medicare For All plan. Source:The New Democrat “Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to introduce his universal health care bill Wednesday; it is likely to serve as a litmus … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Governance Studies- Molly Reynolds: Limitations of The Senate Filibuster

Source: The New Democrat Warning! This article is only for truly hard-core political and Congressional junkies and people who haven’t slept in days and need to fall asleep real quick. Great bedtime reading for your hard-core insomniacs. Because this is … Continue reading

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Slate: Issac Chotiner Interviewing Norm Ornstein- The Fight Over Antonin Scalia’s SCOTUS Replacement

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Slate: Issac Chotiner Interviewing Norm Ornstein- The Fight Over Antonin Scalia’s SCOTUS Replacement I would love to say I’m even surprised to see Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Chairman Chuck … Continue reading

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Jonathan Turley: Hardball With Chris Matthews- ‘Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Answer The Difference Between a Socialist and Progressive’

Source:MSNBC– Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary R. Clinton, on Hardball With Chris Matthews in 2016. Source:The New Democrat  “There was a curious moment recently in an interview with Hillary Clinton that might interest our political science … Continue reading

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Crash Course: Craig Benzine- ‘The Bicameral Congress: Crash Course Government and Politics’

Source:Crash Course– with a look at the United States Congress. Source:The New Democrat “In which Craig Benzine teaches you about the United States Congress, and why it’s bicameral, and what bicameral means. Craig tells you what the Senate and House … Continue reading

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Brookings: William A. Galston & E.J. Dionne- “The Case For Universal Voting: Why Making Voting a Duty Would Enhance Our Elections and Improve Our Government”: More Big Government Won’t Equal Better American Politics

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus “William Galston and E.J. Dionne, Jr. make the case for universal voting – a new electoral system in which voting would be regarded as a required, civic duty. They … Continue reading

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