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The Senate Majority and Minority Leaders are two United States Senators who are elected by the party conferences that hold the majority and the minority respectively. These leaders serve as the chief Senate spokespeople for their parties and manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. By rule, the Presiding Officer gives the Majority Leader priority in obtaining recognition to speak on the floor of the Senate.

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“By refusing to meet with G..., Senate Democratic leadership is taking Washington gridlock and obstruction to a new low - 🤔
Senate Democratic leader from Miami Gardens recounts his 'reality' with gun violence: Gun-control… ht…
Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer is well positioned to battle Trump
Incoming Minority Leader of U.S. Senate releases Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 115th Congress.
Not only do we have the house ,senate, presidency and in 2 years we will have a super majority all because the democrat…
State Rep Jim Lykam has been selected as the Democratic candidate for the Davenport senate seat. Special election on December 27
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the Dems won't have control of the House or the Senate democratic 2017. I just hope that they can screw w/ the GOP for 2 yrs until 2018.
(2/2) Senate candidates like Murphy, Feingold and Bayh, maybe we'd have a Democratic Senate who could STOP Trump on some stuff. Smh, Schumer
Democratic women did make history - in the Senate // number of minority women quadrupled (from one to four)
Democratic senators and reps. And the power of us the people. One professor today reminded us of Obama coming in with a blue senate
And then there was this:. Paiva Weed, Ruggerio win backing of Senate Democratic Caucus
blaming a Democratic president (and Democratic House and Senate from 2008-2010), then obstruction=win for GOP. |4
In 8 year Obama with help from Reid and Pelosi has eviscerated the Democratic party. Lost WH, House, Senate and sev…
he was the one that let us to the Democratic Senate and House majority's years back. Chairs got lazy after that.
Michele Obama for President 2020 with Elizabeth Warren for VP. All Democratic Senate and House to make her presidency easy.
By my count, the Democratic Senate candidate won in every state Clinton won and lost in every state Clinton lost.
as democratic leader in the Senate we're going to be hearing a lot more about him from now on
you don't change the rules of the Senate just to get your way! That's Democratic tactics!
The Democrats are in dire straits. The GOP will have the 60 votes it needs in the Senate to pass anything after...
One thing I'm interested in seeing is the amount of group filibusters in the Senate throughout the next four years from the Democratic Party
45 million voted for a Democratic senator 39 million for a GOP one. Small red states hold America hostage in the Senate.
On the malapportionment of the US Senate and judicial activism.
maybe not but we could've at least had a democratic senate & house to at block some of trumps agenda like they did Obama
R.I. Senate leaders reelected at Democratic caucus
"Only stars are Warren, 67, & Sanders, 75, while leaders in Senate & House are both pensioners too" via
He's considered one of the most conservative Democrats in Senate. He's a Republican dream of a Democratic President lol
Be fine with a 40% democratic house/senate. Though.. you keep pushing that sexist narrative see how that works next election.
Second, the Democratic Senate classes of 2000, 2006, and 2012 may well be the luckiest in history. 2/
The Republicans and Mr Trump are even more screwed than they realize. In 2 years and the House and Senate will both be Democratic. . The …
Exceited to have in the US Senate. One of the best people I know and a future star of the Democratic Party!
Righteous rant And you're spot on. The Democratic Senate minority is the last bulwark against a rabid Trumpism.
Sen wins the unanimous backing of the Democratic Caucus for re-election to the office of President of th…
I was unanimously re-elected to lead the Arizona State Senate Democratic Caucus today. We are in this together AZ, I will not let you down.
.Democratic Caucus unanimously endorses Senator Paiva Weed as their nominee for Senate President
Um, that same sitting Pres had a Democratic Senate for half of his presidency and both houses from 2008-10.…
If the Democratic Party is serious about winning back the Senate, house and presidency, we need as our DNC chair.
Nevada State Senate's new Democratic leadership team totally diverse: Three African-Americans, one Hispanic, two women.
Guys, I signed up for the Democratic Party e-mails. We lost the Senate by TWO people. We can take it back in the next midterm.
When you become the first Democratic candidate to give the Republicans the White House, The House and Senate in nearly 1…
"Now see here, dawg, I got us a Democratic Senate and Obama, ya dig? Slap me some skin."
Senator just elected the new NV. State Senate Majority Leader, unanimously by the Sen. democratic caucus!
I was wondering exactly this... If the polls predicted a Trump Presidency, I suspect we'd have elected a Democratic Senate. h…
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The Senate and Congress under Obama were democratic
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Eh Patty Murray probably gets Approps since she'll be the third ranking member of the Senate Democratic Caucus.
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says Sen. Chuck Schumer is 'going to be my successor' - via
42 Senators Call on Shelby to Move Forward on Ex-Im Nominee: Virtually all of the Senate Democratic Caucus on...
These two guys are gonna keep you from storming NJ Senate Democratic Caucus. Friends, don't even try.
Florida U.S. Senate Democratic race Candidate Pam Keith is coming out of the shadows to fight for your vote -
The Latest on Campaign 2016: Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid to meet with Bernie Sanders on Thursday:
Nays from Senate Republican leader Corey Brown of Gettysburg, Senate Democratic leader Billie Sutton of Burke, and House Speaker Dean Wink.
Senate Democratic leader Billie Sutton of Burke said the Senate Democrats caucus in the small appropriations room. He said they need a spot.
An already nasty Senate Democratic primary fight for the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Marco Rubio got even...
Senate Democratic Caucus takes the stage, with speaking here at convention.
He is making big promises, but I believe they can come true if we also elect a Democratic house and Senate.
Democratic caucus in Senate threatens to block bill without adding spending to help deal with Flint Mich water
Please visit to learn more about Adam Hinds, Democratic candidate for State Senate.
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday his caucus will push for votes this week to respond to the dangerous le…
A 42% drop in Democratic turnout allowed Republicans to take over the Senate in 2014.
leader Kalia Harris shares her personal story before the U.S. Senate Democratic Steering Committee!.
Adam Hinds is a democratic candidate for State Senate in Massachusetts, in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin &...
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We need Senate Action on Primary Elections Consolidation Bill in the NY State Senate
Tootoo says he supports democratic role of Senate. In terms of how it moves forward, "that's not my call.". Back to Qs about herring stocks.
I still don't quite understand why he hasn't just announced he's joining the Democratic Party in the Senate.
Ever wonder why none of the Democratic leaders in Vermont have endorsed Bernie or none but 2 in the Senate? Wake up!
"This should not be a Republican or Democratic issue.Clean water is basic human right"-from Senate floor on
"Things just got real. Add your name for a Democratic Senate >>  
Last time was 1913-1915 for a Democratic majority in the Kansas Senate.
Kansas Senate has not had a Democratic majority in the last 100 years.
Senate advances prevailing wage repeal to third reading after rejecting two proposed Democratic amendments.
Senate Democratic press conference starts now
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"The realizes what a crisis my constituents are facing in Southern California"
"Being able to review our revenue estimates is a huge deal." Senate Democratic leader Billie Sutton on change accelerating budget process.
Democratic website puts hit on Senate candidate Mike Antonovich
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SORTA: $2M not enough to hire union to run streetcar
I.e. Democratic White House and Senate but republican house for 7/8yrs
By sheer force of his personality, has managed to lose the and
Murphy urges Senate to reauthorize war on ISIS Finally a Democratic Senator with the spine to be a patriot!
Less than a year out from the 2016 elections, and not a Democratic candidate in sight for Georgia's Senate race.
Democratic process at WH and congress/senate not worth spending more than 30 min/4yrs on
Aipac, was handed a stinging defeat when President Obama mustered enough Democratic backing in the Senate
The Veterans Equal Access Amendment was sponsored by Republican Senator Steve Daines of Montana and Democratic Senat…
& WE need to help him by granting him a democratic congress & senate!
Democratic State Senate leader John Morse was from Colorado Springs until recalled from office
FYI: DSCC is the Democratic Hill committee for the United States Senate.
The press secretary for Alaska’s Senate Democratic minority is leaving his job and has sent his five bosses a...
Matt Canter, deputy executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is right. A lot has...
WHAT DOES CORRUPT Harry Reid HAVE ON HIS DEMOCRATIC SENATE MEMBERS >>for them to vote against their families, the nations and your security?
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Democratic senator calls for vote to authorize war against ISIS
Our democracy could be strengthened. But British parliament is still more democratic than Imperial senate as they were appointed by
Yeh but the British parliament is democratic. The EP isn't. Just like the Imperial senate. 😜
Tiverton Democrats back Pelletier for Senate Dist. 11: Tiverton Democratic Town Committee announced its suppor...
Democrat Patrick Murphy is the early favorite to win Marco Rubio's Senate seat in Florida. https:/…
My Dear handsome,Mr. Shissty,Status of the Democratic party, swing votes,. For the Senate seat ,in Boston darling?
Our Senate President is so committed to the advancement of democratic values that he commissioned a suggestion box at d NASS!
Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s what the Democratic Senate candidates are bringing to the table
Special Report on 2nd Democratic Debate with Tom Fiegen (Candidate for US Senate in IA)
Tom Fiegen, Democratic US Senate candidate from Iowa, says Iowa debate rigged by
Senator is the best Senate President i ever seen. Sir, i like your democratic leadership style.Thanks for remained focus.
Patriot Majority USA aired more than 15,000 TV ads in key Senate races in 2014. Not a single one was positive.
This why it is essential we support Senate & House DEMOCRATIC candidates . Vote
See senior fellow Senate testimony on foreign policy priorities for here:
Me too! Obama has lost 85 Democratic House and Senate seats since he took office. !
.on recent Senate Enquiry into arts cuts & citizens' democratic right to speak up on diverse platforms
Keeping track of Democratic Senate candidates while honoring Thanksgiving
Montana is strengthening campaign finance regs, increasing transparency
Cantwell and Collins Request Study of the Costs and Risks of Inaction on Climate Change - U.S. Senate News
"If republican people would talk to Democratic people it would make us diplomatic people.. All around."
An interesting analysis of the Democratic candidates in California's US Senate race.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Democratic Senate candidate McGinty's role in energy industry is questioned
"Democratic leaders in the state House of Representatives and Senate, along with party leaders and supporters,...
Little Chucky Schmucky is about the become Senate Democratic Leader without even a challenge.
Faction of the Senate Democratic Caucus that is anti-CISA, anti-TPP, and pro-Iran Deal comes in at a whopping 10
Senate Democratic minority snagged 20 million more votes than GOP majority
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I respect the People's Democratic Party a lot, it cannot be businessas usual when that Noise maker's list comes before the Senate.
By coming out on wrong side of debate, Schumer disqualified himself from becoming Senate Democratic Leader. http:…
My trio of democratic reforms: ranked ballot (stv), elected Senate and mandatory voting. Discuss.
Yes early is better, but Warren still has2 work with her Democratic contemporaries N the Senate. So, she will wait a while.
Shiozawa at Democratic senate caucus giving update on Medicaid expansion plan from republicans.
Republican Colorado state Sen. Tim Neville is running for U.S. Senate, hoping to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.
Senate Democrats fight for the right to kill babies up to six months in the womb the same day the Democratic president welc…
Fiala Kicked Off WEP Ballot Line: Democratic Senate candidate Barbara Fiala was kicked off the Women’s Equalit...
Schilling: Republicans lost focus, have 'insatiable appetite for power': Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jen...
Ted Cruz, shunned by colleagues, trashes Congress in hour-long Senate speech Democratic Underground
Reid: "There's no reason to wait until December to start negotiating" on more gov't funding
In advanced democratic settings, should situations similar to this arise, the Senate President would have resigned - Guilty or Not.
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TODAY ON THE HILL:. This morning in the Senate Swamp, Democratic Sens. Chris Murphy and *** Durbin will...
BREAKING: AZ Senate and House Democratic plan solves education funding crisis NOW w no new taxes.
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Rubio copies Democratic bill proposed by the Senate and filibustered by the GOP in 2011. The Kochs need new material htt…
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Democratic leaders in House and Senate officially endorse
Congrats to Glen Sturtevant on his bipartisan endorsement from former Democratic Delegate and VA Senate Candidate...
BREAKING: Alex McMurtrie Jr., former Delegate and Democratic candidate for VA Senate in this race, has endorsed Glen!
How difficult it is for the Democratic Senate candidate in Southern Tier? The convicted senator is about as popular
Then we need a fully democratic United States of Europe with an elected President, Congress and Senate
The Florida Senate race shines a light on the very best & the very worst of what the Democratic Party has to offer
.Former Gov. (D-OH) visited on Thursday campaigning for Senate.
Chatted with about her race against for
This 8th NASS (senate) is the most unfortunate scenario in this democratic dispensation,
That's 86% of House Dems and 91% of the Senate Democratic Caucus choosing peace!
Most analyses place Kerry's voting record on the left within the Senate Democratic Caucus.
I'm told that is scheduled to attend next Tuesday's Senate Democratic Caucus lunch.
"Starting a war w. Iran is apparently the legislative priority for the next leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus":
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Senate Democratic leaders have painted a very bleak picture of the US economy Senate Minority Leader w:Harry Reid was talking abo
The former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle's firm has been hired by Japan to lobby for via
Hillary's NV staff-up continues: Senate Democratic Caucus boss will be state political director.
Tonight, we're at Swift Creek Middle for the 10th district State Senate Democratic candidates forum asking the...
But in order to succeed Reid as Senate Democratic leader, Schumer is going to have to pay a price: he's going to...
O'Malley rules out Senate as decision over White House bid looms: Former Maryland Governor and possible Democratic…
Can Democrats Retake the Senate in 2016? Will there still be a "Democratic" Party in'16 after 8 years of Obama?
Obama to meet with Senate Democratic leader at White House - Washington Post
I think you are right that Senate leaders are biding their time for a Democratic-backed tax increase. Seems likely.
tbh the FCC decision was one of the best things to come out of last years of the democratic senate
The odds of a Democratic Senate takeover, by -
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Senate Democratic Leader Business tax cuts would blow a hole in the state budget:
More: Ex-Md. Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Tuesday he will not run for retiring Democratic Senate seat
O'Malley, Van Hollen top Democratic list to replace Mikulski
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"Sen. Harry Reid’s chief of staff from 1999–2006 and now co-founder and president of Senate Majority PAC, which...
delegation from with the speaker of Senate, democratic opposition legend, wasn't allowed in
Yikes! Sestak doesn’t even have the support of Democratic party leaders.
PTI will in no way support PPP or the PMLN in their un democratic, corrupt designs for the Senate-IK
The direct election of Senate could go a long way in increasing its democratic legitimacy in Pakistan
WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives and Senate on Friday
"Church of Climatology Democratic members in Senate this old pic of their founder seemed appropriate. http…
From urban planning costing billions to senate elections democracy is an illusion. Serious democratic deficit needs to be …
Sen. Mikulski finishes legacy, as short list builds for her replacement.
Which Dem's could be contesting for Sen. Mikulski's seat?
Which of the dirty dozen will replace Senator Mikulski?
As a Democratic candidate for US Senate in 2016, I will advocate creating and standardizing a medical marijuana...
Poll/Vote Re Barbara Mikulski's retirement, Who do you think should be the next Democratic nominee for US Senate -
Thanks to oppose the senate democratic.
. and I on all the reasons the Democratic Senate primary could be uniquely chaotic
The Democratic Party is an evil empire.
USA TODAY Barbara Mikulski, Maryland senator, will not seek re-election Washington Times Senate…
WVa Senate clears charter school bill after weeks of debate: After weeks of debate and Democratic outcry, the ...
BREAKING.. Democratic Senate still more than willing to vote on clean DHS funding bill.
MORE: Mikulski was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1976 and has served in the Senate since 1987:
Perhaps we'll see the end of generous tax treatment for carried interests if others do:. .
Is the Senate Where It's At for Ambitious House Democrats?: The next generation of House Democratic leaders se...
Smart read from on members of House Democratic leadership contemplating jumping chambers:
The head of the big PAC for Senate Democrats also, you know, does tons of corporate lobbying
Your "silly" plan to Modernize the not Privatize. is really flawed.
My plan to Modernize the not Privatize. :
The Democratic conference in the senate stands with teachers to end the GEA!
The scramble for is beginning: has both Democratic & Republican names to watch
PHOTO: Mug shot of Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid's brother after he was arrested for DUI
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid in hospital after falling while exercising at home in Nevada.
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is in a Las Vegas hospital following injuries sustained while exercising at home. A statement issued Friday by Reid's
Vivek Murthy, who has drawn opposition for remarks drawing a link between gun violence and health, is likely to get a vote before Democrats hand control of the chamber to Republicans in January, a senior Senate Democratic aide said Monday evening.
Sen. Claire McCaskills opposition to Harry Reid for Senate Democratic leader ... - Kansas City Star
State Sen Ray Jones of Pikeville is chosen as Senate Democratic leader by the minority caucus. ^JC
Senate Democratic leadership got a new voice today — someone who voted against Harry Reid:
Chuck Schumer has long been viewed as the heir apparent to Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, with such strong support among moderates that a group of them privately urged him to mount a coup for party leader after the midterm election meltdown.
Democrats to cede control of State Senate - Colorado's State Senate Democratic leaders acknowledged today that the...
Claire McCaskill’s opposition to Harry Reid for Senate Democratic leader hints at gubernatorial ambition Please Run!,
Sen. Warren was given a new role in Senate Democratic leadership, elevating her profile
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gained a leadership position in the Senate Democratic Caucus Thursday, giving the prominent progressive senator a key role in shaping the party's policy priorities. Warren's new role, which was create...
Perfect. Senator Warren is the perfect person to make sure progressives have a voice in the Senate Democratic...
In 2015 the House of Representatives, under the leadership of House Speaker John Boehner will introduce Articles of Impeachment against Barack Obama, President of the United States. These Artciles will then be passed by a majority vote in the House resulting in a trial in the Senate. A two thirds majority (67 votes) will then be required to convict and remove the president from office. Due to the recent cowardice shown by House & Senate Democrats in a party wide effort to distance themselves from President Obama in the lead up to the 2014 Midterm Elections, an acquittal is no sure thing. It is very possible that enough Senate Democratic senators will join their Republican colleagues in voting to convict to successfully remove President Obama from office. Make no mistake. Regardless of the wording of the charges in these impending Articles of Impeachment, in the eyes of the Republican Party the real crime committed by President Obama is the "crime" of having been born black and having had the audacit ...
Urgent Message for Tea Party Members (National Journal) – Super PACs spent July beefing up for the fall campaign. Many groups filed new disclosure reports this week, leaving a paper trail littered with big checks from big names. Democrats dominate the list of notable July donors, as there have simply been more Democratic dollars flowing to that type of outside group this year. There’s still plenty of conservative money out there; it’s just that more of it is going toward nonprofits, which don’t have to disclose their donors. Here are a handful of July super PAC donations that stood out. STEYER: Climate-change activist Tom Steyer gave the biggest super PAC donation in this month’s reports: $7.5 million to his own group, NextGen Climate. Steyer, who made his fortune as a successful hedge-fund manager, also spread some of that money around. NextGen gave a half-million dollars to Senate Majority PAC, the biggest Senate Democratic super PAC, and $150,000 to the League of Conservation Voters Victory F ...
Hanabusa, Schatz race in Hawaii U.S. Senate Democratic primary too close to call - Pacific Business News
Montana Sen. John Walsh is engaged in internal deliberations with his political team about whether to stay on the ballot this year, sources said Tuesday, in the wake of a plagiarism scandal that has tarnished the appointed Democratic lawmaker’s standing. Senate Democratic leaders in Washington…
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By Pete Kasperowicz House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warned Thursday that House Republicans would not accept the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform proposal in any form, and called Democratic plans to attach it to a short-term border funding bill a “nutso scheme.” “Instead of addressing the crisis at hand, Senate Democrats are talking up some nutso scheme to jam through the Senate immigration bill, even though they know it will never happen,” Boehner told reporters. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday ridiculed Senate Democratic plans to attach a comprehensive immigration reform bill to an emergency border funding provision. Win McNamee/Getty Images “The House will …read more Source: The Blaze
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is a shady operator. From changing the Senate rules which allowed him to increase the tax-raising power of the Senate Democratic majority, ties to shady lobbyists, and numerous scandals in Nevada, it is little wonder how a guy on a relatively modest public se…
A pillar is moving... This past Thursday, a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United, McCutcheon, and the other Supreme Court decision that collectively opened the floodgates for billionaires and corporations to buy our elections and corrupt our democracy passed the United States Senate Judiciary Committee with the support of Harry Reid and the Senate Democratic leadership. Now, Nancy Pelosi will introduce a version of the same amendment in the House tomorrow. We know the House Republicans won't allow it to pass and that this is in large part an effort by the Democrats to position themselves well for the November election. BUT the fact that the top leadership of one of our major parties is publicly, actively committing themselves to an Amendment (however imperfect this one may be) is a big victory for our movement and a sign of our growing strength. *They are responding to a public that we are mobilizing.* This article makes the case well. Read it, share it, and get ready to push forward! Join ...
Susan Collins endorsed by Rand Paul and a member of the Senate Democratic Caucus
WASHINGTON -- All four Senate Democratic leaders have now signaled that either they will vote against President Barack Obama's embattled judicial nominee Michael Boggs or they have serious concerns with him. During a Thursday press conference, Sen...
House leadership, Senate Democratic leader reflect on time in legislature
When the Democrats adopted the "culture of corruption" meme as their campaign theme earlier this year, we noted that the culture hardly respected party lines. The leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus, Harry Reid, took contributions from clients of Jack Abramoff and intervened on their behalf at le…
After months of delay, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will hold a critical test vote on legislation that would raise the minimum wage by nearly 40 percent, to $10.10 an hour. The bill anchors a Senate Democratic agenda that focuses on income inequality. Democrats say the current minimum hourly wa…
While Hillary Clinton is finishing work on her latest book, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has stepped up to raise millions of dollars for Senate Democratic candidates in 2014.
The grandfather: Harry Reid’s family racket Matthew Continetti The grandfather: Harry Reid’s family racket BY: Matthew Continetti March 28, 2014 4:59 am Another man might have assumed, correctly, that launching a campaign of insult and insinuation against two billionaires would result in renewed attention to his own finances. Not Harry Reid. The Senate Democratic leader since 2005, and the Senate majority leader since 2007, is not one to reflect before speaking. His mouth runs far ahead of his brain. In recent years Reid has declared an American war “lost” while our troops still fought overseas; praised President Obama for his “light” skin and “no *** dialect, unless he wanted to have one”; asserted falsely and without evidence that Mitt Romney had not paid any taxes for a decade; and said “Why would we want to do that?” when asked if he would fund cancer research during the government shutdown. Now, with his majority in danger, his president unpopular, his floor agenda obstructed by . ...
Oh, so THAT'S his exit strategy. "Senate Democratic leader seeks spot as community college president Connecticut Mirror Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr. will be interviewed this weekend to become the next president of Quinebaug Valley Community College." "Politics, politicians and children’s issues Connecticut Mirror Much of the important, but lower-profile, work at the State Capitol this week revolved around children's issues. GOP gubernatorial candidates debate guns, taxes, corruption and TV shows The five Republican candidates for governor who faced off in a debate Friday signed a pledge to treat each other with respect, and they did: The jabs were reserved for the man each hopes to replace, first-term Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. OK this is all more Connecticut Mirror stuff: Murphy’s new chief of staff has GOP ties Allison Herwitt has worked for Republican politicians, but now she’ll take the top position in the office of Democratic Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy. On Friday, M ...
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is planning to endorse Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) over his challenger, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), in the state's competitive Senate Democratic primary, The Huffington Post has learned. The president's ...
The decision by Mr. McConnell, as well as Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R., Texas), to vote to advance the bill was a politically risky step because both are up for reelection in 2014. They face primary challenges from tea-party candidates who are sure to use this vote against them, as a sign that they are supporting big government spending. In the crucial procedural vote, 12 Republicans joined all 55 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus to advance the procedural measure. The Republicans were Sens. McConnell and Cornyn, Senate Policy Chairman John Barrasso of Wyoming, Senate Conference Chairman John Thune of South Dakota, as well as Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mike Johanns of Nebraska, John McCain of Arizona, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Orrin Hatch of Utah. All 12 Republicans who voted for the procedural vote voted against final passage of the bill.
Mitch McConnell is down by four against his chief Democratic competition in the latest poll for the Senate race...
polling firm calls Louisiana race 'sheer toss-up' ..
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Republican House leader is a cry-baby; Democratic Senate leader is Machiavelli type and which one always wins?
Here is the response I will deliver on and at a gathering in the Senate Democratic Parlor.
LOL! I'm the policy advisor to the Senate Democratic Caucus in Oklahoma. In other news, I drink a lot.
Democratic battle to increase minimum wage debated in Senate hearing
Prospects for Democratic Reconciliation and Workers' Rights in - U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign...
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Proceedings were held up in the Senate for about one hour on Tuesday as five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Se...
Iowa House OKs ban on remote abortion pill system: It now moves to the Democratic-controlled Senate, where it ...
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The Senate Democratic women came together today to say: It is time raise the in this country.
district on Mar. 18. Time to restore the American dream. Issues: jobs, education, taxes.
Senate hearing on the Bangladesh workers' right
.Seriously? The Democratic Senate voted for it. POTUS signed off
Bills that would grow our economy and put millions of our friends and neighbors back to work should not die in the Democratic Senate
We've ended an era in which a GOP minority controlled the Senate and are entering an era in which a Democratic minority controls the House.
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Saraki, Abe, Adamu, two others openly declare for APC in Senate . Five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senators on...
Latest Attempt to Revive Jobless Benefits Falters in Senate (1) - . U.S. Senate Democratic leaders said. they would...
(HawaiiNewsNow) - U.S. Representative Colleen Hanabusa, who's trailing her Senate Democratic primary opponent, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, by 2-to-1 in fundraising, got some high-powered help Monday (01/20) when she opened her campaign headquarters along Beretania Street in Chinatown, on Oahu. Former U.S. Senator Dan Akaka and former governors George Ariyoshi and Ben Cayetano joined Hanabusa to endorse her and officially kick off her campaign challenge against Schatz. Hanabusa, who was elected to the State Senate in 1998 and became State Senate vice president during Cayetano's second term as governor, frequently clashed with him. But Cayetano says that brought about a respect for Hanabusa, who says her campaign will benefit from the wisdom of those members of the Democratic Party establishment. She also said her campaign will also be helped by the legacy of the late Dan Inouye, who asked Gov. Neil Abercrombie to appoint Hanabusa to his U.S. Senate seat, but Abercrombie instead appointed his then-lieute ...
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) called on Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to stop preventing the Senate from addressing major issues facing the co...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is exuding confidence over the 2014 elections, claiming that Obamacare will actually help Senate Democrats. Reid told The Hill, “I think for sure it will be a net positive. I think so by then for sure.” He added that because Senate Democrats have offered their input to the White House on the federal enrollment site, it has improved. “It’s gotten significantly better, but it was significantly bad so it has a long way to go.” Reid was delighted that Phil Schiliro, a senior White House adviser now in charge of implementing Obamacare, met with Senate Democratic incumbents in danger of losing their seats in 2014. He gushed, “Phil Schiliro … came up today and had a good meeting with my 2014ers. The discussions were led by [Senate Majority Whip *** Durbin [(D-IL)] and it was an extremely positive, good meeting. ...
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile, has spent the last several days fighting to undo cuts to veterans benefits that are included in the Ryan-Murray budget deal, which was passed by the House last week. The current legislation cuts veterans benefits by $6 billion over the next decade. The Senate is set to vote on the bill Tuesday morning. Both Sen. Sessions and fellow Alabamian Sen. Richard Shelby have said they are opposed to the current bill. Although it sailed through the House on a bipartisan vote of 332-94, Senate Democratic leaders indicated over the weekend that the bill’s passage is far from secured in the upper chamber. “The struggle is still on in the United States Senate,” Senate Majority Whip *** Durbin, D-Illinois, told Fox News on Sunday. But progress was made on Monday, leading aides on both sides of the aisle to predict that they will have the 60 votes needed to pass a procedural motion on Tuesday. They will then move move for final passage later in the week, which requires only a simple m ...
About the only good thing that can be said about the budget deal just patched together by House Republican budget chair Paul Ryan and Senate Democratic budget chair Patty Murray is that it’s opposed by the right-wing Heritage Foundation and the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity. But that doesn’t mean it’s a good deal for the country. It doesn't close any tax loopholes for wealthy, or restore food stamps to poor, or extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless who will lose them in a few weeks. It keeps the sequester on the books (delaying it only two years). It contains no short-term stimulus, and does nothing about long-term deficit. Yes, it removes the treat of another government shutdown January 15 when the stopgap spending resolution that reopened the government in October runs out -- but this is mostly a relief to Republican leaders who don’t want the GOP to face the wrath of voters in the 2014 midterm elections over another shutdown, and who want to keep attention focused on ...
Sharon Nelson to replace Ed Murray as Senate Democratic leader
Ted Cruz Talk Dominates Annual Democratic Dinner Tonight is the Iowa Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. Iowa is the site of the first in the nation presidential precinct caucuses. Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY), the third ranking Democrat, was the keynote speaker and endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. He said with Clinton at the top of ticket in 2016 “We can vanquish Ted Cruz and his Tea Party Republicans. . . The only good thing that came out of the shutdown debacle was the self-inflicted damage to the GOP. . . "Cruz is guaranteed to deliver the White House to Democrats. If the Tea Party continues its grip on the GOP, they will lose dramatically and we will have a Democratic House. Let’s all stick together and make sure Cruz is the GOP candidate." Schumer said that was necessary to pass union card check and a cap and trade national energy tax. With his endorsement, Schumer joins the 16 Senate Democratic women who have written to Clinton asking her to run. The gathering was also add ...
All 16 U.S. Senate Democratic women signed letter urging Hillary to run in 2016: I'd prefer one (or two) of them.
Exclusive — In a secret letter, Senate Democratic women rally behind Hillary Clinton, encouraging her to run for president in 2016:
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This just in: WARNER, KAINE HIGHLIGHT SHUTDOWN IMPACT ON VIRGINIA, URGE HOUSE LEADERS TO RE-OPEN GOVERNMENT, PAY OUR BILLS, AND NEGOTIATE WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaking on the steps of the U.S. Capitol today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine highlighted the ongoing negative impact of the government shutdown in Virginia, and again urged House Republican leaders to re-open government, pay the nation’s bills on time and negotiate on a long term budget. Kaine and Warner were joined by fellow members of the Senate Democratic Caucus. Sen. Warner highlighted the impact of the shutdown at the National Science Foundation, which funds 20 percent of America’s university-based research and employs 1,600 people in Arlington, and on the 3,500 workers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, who were sent home without pay beginning Oct. 1. “The piecemeal approach adopted by the House, where we reopen selected government functions in response to embarrassing media coverage, makes absolutely no ration . ...
Jake Miller — Government shutdown drags on; Congress to take Sunday off Oct 5, 2013 3:45AM EST With much of the federal government shut down for the fifth day, Congress has its hands full trying to reach an agreement on reopening the government, but one brief spot of compromise emerged on Friday, with Republicans and Democrats both voicing support for a proposal to restore back pay to federal employees who have been furloughed during the shutdown. The House will vote Saturday on the measure before recessing until Monday. The vote is expected to pass with bipartisan support. Senate Democratic leaders have not commented publicly on the proposal, but the White House has signaled its strong support. "Federal workers keep the Nation safe and secure and provide vital services that support the economic security of American families," a statement from the White House read. "The Administration appreciates that the Congress is acting promptly to move this bipartisan legislation and looks forward to the bill's swi ...
CRUZ STAYS AT CENTER OF FIERY SHOWDOWN By Gary Martin, San Antonio Express News October 1st, 2013 WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas remained squarely in the center of a fiscal firestorm as Congress battled over a budget bill late Monday before the government was shut down. Critics brought up the issue of Cruz's own health insurance on the Senate floor. According to multiple reports, his insurance policy is through the employer of his wife, Heidi. She is a Goldman Sachs executive. Democrats quickly seized on the fact that Wall Street firms have some of the most generous health care plans for their executives, plans that are not available to most Americans. Cruz sought to sidestep the criticism and instead blamed Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid for failing to consider House-passes resolutions to keep the government open by defunding or delaying the Affordable Care Act. For the remainder of the story see the Express News or the Houston Chronicle.
Becoming Two Countries in 2014 Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:40PM Tom Hayden in Domestic Policy, Politics, Social Movements United by the flag, but divided by its colors. (Photo: Getty 2013)The logic of voter turnout data all but guarantees right-wing Republican congressional victories in 2014 and a sealing of the divide of America into two countries for the foreseeable future. White House operatives privately acknowledge that GOP gerrymandering plus low turnout make 2014 a war to keep the Senate Democratic and show gains while losing the House. There are eight battleground Senate seats where Mitt Romney won the popular vote in 2012 and incumbent Democrats are either retiring or vulnerable to defeat. Even if Hillary Clinton manages to win in 2016, the battle for the House will favor the GOP since the current gerrymandered seats will remain intact until 2020, or even 2022. Assuming continued Democratic control of the White House and Senate in 2014, the opportunity to take back the Roberts Supreme Cour ...
Yellen Chances Grow as Obama Aides Test Senate Support The prospects of Janet Yellen becoming the next U.S. Federal Reserve chairman increased as White House officials began gauging lawmakers’ support and she won the backing of a top Senate Democrat. Senator Charles Schumer, the chamber’s No. 3 Democrat and a senior member of the Banking Committee, yesterday called Yellen, currently the Fed’s vice chairman, an “excellent choice” to succeed Ben S. Bernanke when his term expires on Jan. 31. President Barack Obama’s aides, meanwhile, have begun making calls to U.S. Senate offices to discuss the process of selecting the next central bank chief, mentioning Yellen by name, according to three Senate Democratic staff members. The developments suggest that “the appointment of Yellen is coming and it’s coming soon,” Sarah Binder, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who studies the relationship between the Fed and Congress, said in an interview. “Given they said they’d limit themselves ...
Sudden plan: Syria to dispose of chemical weapons? WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday, and President Barack Obama, though expressing deep skepticism, declared it a "potentially a significant breakthrough" that could head off the threats of U.S. air strikes that have set the world on edge. The administration pressed ahead in its efforts to persuade Congress to authorize a military strike, and Obama said the day's developments were doubtless due in part to the "credible possibility" of that action. He stuck to his plan to address the nation Tuesday night, while the Senate Democratic leader postponed a vote on authorization. The sudden developments broke into the open when Russia's foreign minister, seizing on what appeared at the time to be an off-the-cuff remark by Secretary of State John Kerry, appeared in Moscow alongside his Syrian counterpart and proposed the chemical weapons turnov ...
I don't really care about this Paula Deen thing but lets remember Robert Byrd was a member of the KKK and he became the Senate Democratic majority leader! Where was the outrage then? And then there's that *** Anthony Wiener, who is going to be the next democratic mayor of New York. This world is upside down. What do they all have in common, they're DEMOCRATS!
Yudichak, Senate Dems Call for PSU Board Governance ReformOn June 26, 2013 · HARRISBURG, June 26, 2013 – - State Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon/Monroe) released the following statement at the conclusion of today’s Senate Democratic news conference where the legislators called for a more rapid…
Where Have All the Liberals Gone? By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post 15 June 13 here have all the liberals gone? President Obama, who as a Democratic senator accused the Bush administration of violating civil liberties in the name of security, now vigorously defends his own administration's collection of Americans' phone records and Internet activities. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he thinks Congress has done sufficient intelligence oversight. His evidence? Opinion polls. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi defended the programs' legality and said she wants Edward Snowden prosecuted for leaking details of the secret operations. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, accused Snowden of treason and defended false testimony given to her committee by the director of national intelligence, who in March had denied the programs' existence. With some exceptions, progressive lawmakers and the liberal commentariat have been passive and acquiescent toward the sec ...
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Bearing the subject line "Is there a man in the House?" here's a press release from former State Senate Democratic leader Nan Rich, a candidate for governor: Two weeks have passed since ceremonial handkerchiefs signaled the end of the...
Below is an excerpt from my most recent constituent update email.  The question is whether to pay or not pay the 38 Studios bonds.  Right now I lean toward no but am open to a convincing argument as to why we should.  Perhaps my friends from outside the state can weigh in with a neutral perspective.  In any event, if anyone feels some of my comments toward those responsible for this mess, of both parties, were too harsh I tend to think they were not harsh enough: 38 Studios Bond Repayment   One of the key issues that we may see in the budget has to do with repayment of the 38 Studios bonds. That debacle, which lies entirely at the feet of former Governor Carcieri, the old EDC, and the House and Senate Democratic leadership which surely knew exactly what the money was going to be used for at the time they misled the rest of the legislature about the purpose of the EDC funding bill that led to the loan guarantees, has the state theoretically on the hook for anywhere from $50-$100 million depending on w ...
A former Senate Democratic leader embezzled more than $440,000 in a decade-long scheme to take money from the foreclosure sales of four Brooklyn properties, federal prosecutors alleged Monday.
Sen. John Sampson once headed the Senate Democratic conference. Now he’s out of it and stripped of all his committee positions.
The effort has prompted Republicans to accuse the Senate Democratic leadership of hypocrisy, but Democrats say it's simply smart politics. Democratic leaders are wooing staunchly pro-gun candidates to run in pivotal Senate races at the same time they are discussing a strategy for bringing gun contro...
Why Obama & the Senate Democratic leadership lost on gun control. Too much focus on gun prohibition.
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