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Bipartisan sentencing reform bill to be introduced in the Senate today

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In today’s Senate, bipartisan coalitions on substantive issues are nothing short of amazing.
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As Iran Deal secures 41 votes in Senate, Dick Cheney proves Obama’s point

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Want to know why you should support the Iran Deal? Ask Dick Cheney.
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Iran Deal will survive, as administration secures 34th vote in Senate

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Diplomacy wins, for now.
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Did Claire McCaskill illegally coordinate with Todd Akin’s campaign so she could beat him?

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It’s one thing to try and choose your own opponent…but did the Missouri Senator go too far?
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Alcee Hastings is right: Members of Congress have too much money, but Congress is underpaid

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We get the government we pay for. If the public doesn’t fund government, the privately wealthy will take it over.
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Senate cooks go on strike, highlighting issues with privatized public services

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America gets the government it (doesn’t) pay for.
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Election 2014: Voters weren’t mad as hell; they were worn out

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The GOP’s path to victory comprised six states President Obama lost in 2012 by at least thirteen points.
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Wehby, Merkley and a cowardly newspaper in Oregon

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The Oregonian chose not to endorse in the state’s U.S. Senate race between Democrat Merkley and Republican Wehby.
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US Senate revokes press credential of SCOTUSblog because, old men

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SCOTUSblog is owned by a law firm that argues before the Supreme Court on behalf of its clients.
Georgia State Judge Michael Boggs, Obama nominee for federal judge position

The nomination of far-right conservative Michael Boggs to the federal bench

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Would a GOP President ever nominate a far left liberal for a lifetime appointment as a federal judge? No.
Steve Wiles, drag queen (artist rendition)

You know gays have won when a drag queen runs for office as a Republican

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Steve Wiles (aka Miss Mona Sinclair) says he’s learned a lot of lessons “the hard way.” I bet you have, gurl.

Ingenious new attack ad from Oregon GOP

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Republican Senate attack ads evolve to the next level in today’s free-wheeling campaign finance environment.

Report on CIA black sites & torture may provoke constitutional crisis

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Will Congress force the CIA to obey the law, at least when it comes to Congress? Feinstein forces the issue.
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