Republicans Block Equal Pay Act

A new bill, which was designed to rid the 1963 Equal Pay Act of loopholes, needed 60 votes in order to pass. The bill only got 58 of the votes needed, and none of which were from any Republicans. The Republican Party said that while they opposed discrimination, the bill was written with very little […]

Will Amy Klobuchar Remain in the Senate?

First elected to the US Senate in 2006, Amy Klobuchar became the first woman to hold the position from the State of Minnesota. Following the 2008 election, she became the senior Senator from the state and the only one serving while the results from the vote were contested in court until July 7, 2009. Throughout […]

Who was the First First Lady of the United States to Be Elected to Office?

Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first First Lady to run for and be elected to office. She began her campaign in November 1998 with the retirement of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Easily securing the Democratic Party’s nomination, her primary rival during the majority of the race was then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York City. After […]

Should We Reelect Bill Nelson?

The senior Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson is a prominent member of the Democratic leadership within Congress. He was first elected to office in 1972 in the Florida House. In 1978, Nelson made a successful bid for federal office and soon became one of the first office-holders to fly into space aboard the Space Shuttle […]

Is Harry Reid Who America Needs Right Now?

We have a Democratic president who abounds with charisma, energy and ideals. But after Obama, there’s a precipitous drop-off in Democratic leadership. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is a prime example of that leadership void. A complete opposite of President Obama, Reid’s personality could lead some to refer to him as the Senate Majority Wimp. […]

Can Anyone Replace Ted Kennedy?

By KC Morgan For four decades, Massachusetts knew who would be representing them in the senior Senate seat for the state. Now that Ted Kennedy has passed away, he’s left a vacancy that has never been filled by another since 1962. Typical in-house arguing about the issue itself could delay the matter of finding a […]

Senator Ted Kennedy Loses Battle with Cancer

By KC Morgan Massachusetts Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy has finally succumbed to the cancer he battled for over a year. Kennedy, 77, was a member of the powerful political Kennedy family that has been a part of American politics for many decades. Reactions to Ted Kennedy’s Death “The Kennedy family and the Senate family have […]

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