Republican Senator & Capitol Hill

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On this day, June 19, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.When the bill came before the full Senate for debate on March 30, 1964, the "Southern Bloc" of 18 southern Democratic Senators and one Republican Senator led by Richard Russell (D-GA) launched a filibuster to prevent its passage. Said Russell: "We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states." The most fervent opposition to the bill came from Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC): "This so-called Civil Rights Proposals, which the President has sent to Capitol Hill for enactment into law, are unconstitutional, unnecessary, unwise and extend beyond the realm of reason. This is the worst civil-rights package ever presented to the Congress and is reminiscent of the Reconstruction proposals and actions of the radical Republican Congress." On the mor ...
For those of you just tuning in to American life: Rand Paul, a Republican Senator from Kentucky, has been talking for hours to make sure our freedoms aren't swept away by the current administration. "I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court." Of course, this didn't happen during a mindless Reality T.V. show that pollutes the thought process, gene pool, and english dialect, so many of you just don't care. I do. Does it matter who it was, from what state, or what political affiliation? No. I'm just happy someone on Capitol Hill finally did something in favor of our rights, and you should be too.
The Senate hearing on climate science this Wednesday, unsurprisingly enough, appears to have changed little with respect to the politics of climate change on Capitol Hill. Indeed, a significant portion of the discussion was dominated by debate over Dr. John Christy’s particular brand of denialism, a...
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