Tag: Senate

Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) held the Senate floor Tuesday to make remarks on the pending appointment of U.S. Attorney General nominee Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions from Alabama. When Warren began reading a recently uncovered letter written by the late Coretta Scott King in 1986, Republican senators shut her down….

Transgender Candidate Fights on in Senate Race

Misty K. Snow, a 31-year-old grocery store cashier who is also transgender, won the Utah Democratic nomination for Senate. Snow, who openly transitioned in 2014, is trying to become the first Democratic senator from Utah in nearly 40 years. She is the second transgender person to secure a major party…

GOP Refuses to Deny Guns to Suspected Terrorists, Hate Crime Convicts

One day after a twice-suspected terrorist killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday refused to allow any discussion calling for legislation barring suspected terrorists and individuals convicted of hate crimes from buying guns. Ryan’s refusal to even allow discussion on the House…

Anti-Trump Movement May Shape Senate

For some Democrats hoping to win the Senate seats in their states, their Republican opponents’ support for Trump may play a role in who wins the race. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) expressed his support for the Republican Party’s nominee back in May, criticizing Republicans who have not yet done the…

Confederate Flag Supporters Dwindle Only in the Wake of Charleston

The Charleston tragedy has sparked controversy over whether or not the Confederate flag should fly at the state’s capitol, even causing the hashtag #ConfederateFlag to trend on social media. While many people, perhaps most notably South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, have now called to remove the flag because of the…