Congress

A lot of folks are speculating about a 2020 run for NJ Sen. Cory Booker, but progressives see through his record. (Photo via CQ Roll Call)

Cory Booker is not the progressive savior Bernie Bros are looking for

Democrats are still reeling from an election upset of Hillary Clinton, and they’re looking for any liberal or progressive to lead them in the future who isn’t named Bernie Sanders. Enter Cory Booker, the Democratic Senator from New Jersey. During the confirmation hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Booker broke with precedent and testified against Trump’s […]

Dear Republicans: Listen to Rand Paul (& Donald Trump) on Obamacare repeal

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Someone please tell me congressional Republicans aren’t this dim. Any plan to repeal Obamacare without a conservative replacement, with phasing out of the least destructive elements slowly, is doomed to disturb millions of Americans —  many of whom have already seen spiking premiums and deductibles under Obamacare. Not only are Republicans considering repealing without replacement, […]

Only 14 Senators wanted to balance the budget and save millennials from debt

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Senate Republicans proved this week that most of them aren’t serious about leaving a sustainable federal government to future generations. Senator Rand Paul put forth a reasonable alternative budget proposal earlier this week to balance the budget within five years, while also maintaining the language needed to repeal Obamacare. The current Republican leadership-backed version would […]

Donald Trump and Rand Paul: Unlikely allies

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By W. JAMES ANTLE III (@JIMANTLE) Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has a secret weapon in his war on the Republican establishment. The weapon’s name is Donald Trump. Paul ended the week by saying he had spoken with Trump and he agreed with the Kentucky Republican about repealing and replacing Obamacare simultaneously. Trump said as much […]

Bernie Sanders printed a gigantic Trump tweet, photoshop contest ensues

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) printed a giant Trump tweet to make a point about entitlement spending, and the internet went nuts. (Photo via C-SPAN)

Bernie Sanders is back in Congress for all you millennials looking to squeeze every morsel of socialist rhetoric from the former Democratic presidential candidate. The Vermont Senator took the floor on Wednesday to address the Senate on a number of concerns he has as President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration is fast approaching. In an effort to […]

Kid does the Dab in front of Paul Ryan, is now grounded [VIDEO]

Rep. Roger Marshall's son wanted Paul Ryan to look at his dab. He did, and didn't get it. Now, Marshall's son is grounded. (Photo via AP)

Paul Ryan is not about that trap life. During Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremonies of Senators, Congressmen, and Congresswomen, a newly sworn-in lawmaker’s son decided to do the “Dab” when posing for pictures with House Speaker Paul Ryan. The teen’s father, Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), was none too pleased. His son, Cal, was tasked with holding the […]

Massie: House GOP slacking on gun rights, it’s time to change with Trump

GOP Congressman Thomas Massie's trigger finger is itchy to pass more pro-gun legislation with President-elect Trump. (Photo via Twitter)

Republican Congressman Thomas Massie isn’t afraid to break partisan lines and give his own party get an earful, especially when it comes to an issue that’s near and dear to his heart: the Second Amendment. In an interview with GunsAmerica, the Congressman representing the 4th district in Kentucky, who relaunched the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, doesn’t think […]

The Socialist Pair: Sanders, Warren oppose life-saving bill everyone else likes

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President Obama will sign the 21st Century Cures Act, also called the Cures Now Act, into law on Tuesday, December 13th. Both Republicans and Democrats supported the bill, which passed the House on a 392-26 vote. It then sailed through the Senate with a vote of 94-5. Two of those dissenting Senators are favorites of […]

Rand Paul vows to block John Bolton from State Dept.

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While Democrats have threatened to block some of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments, it may be one of his fellow Republicans who is actually successful. Rumors have been swirling all weekend that Trump may tap former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton as the Deputy Secretary of State. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has vowed to fight against […]

Yuge: U.S. to forgive $108 billion in student loan debt

Millennials got some good news from the GAO and hopefully President-elect Trump can carry the torch regarding the student debt crisis. (Photo via AP)

Millennials don’t want a handout from the government. However, when it comes to student loans, they need all the help they can get. According to a new report released by the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday, the federal government is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in student debt in the coming years. […]

Big Brother vs. Puppies: Feds are wasting millions on abusing animals

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The White Coat Waste Project is an advocate for animals – and taxpayers. The nonprofit, bipartisan group is not your typical animal rights organization – they don’t take a position on cosmetics testing or vegan nutrition, for example, but they are opposed to taxpayer-funded animal testing and call for greater transparency in animal research. The group will present a report […]

Senator Ben Sasse could be your next Uber driver

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Nebraskans using the Uber app might get picked up by their senator. A University of Nebraska student tweeted on Saturday that his Uber driver was Republican Senator Ben Sasse. Got a ride from @BenSasse #Uber #UberLincoln pic.twitter.com/S5FvwiH8oI— Adrian Silva (@Adrian1Silva) November 12, 2016 Sasse confirmed that he really does work for the ride-sharing company. Fact check?#real https://t.co/p8qRG1xp8p— Ben […]

Oops: VA Democrat shares photo of “supporters” (but they’re actually College Republicans)

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The Northern Virginia congressional election between Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock and her challenger LuAnn Bennett is one of the most contentious in the country, and the Democrats’ supporters aren’t above cheap tricks. Bennett retweeted a photo from a supporter that showed five college students with a caption that made it appear as though they were […]

Dear Nevada: Don’t let East Coast liberals pick your Senator

Nevada Senate candidates Joe Heck and Catherine Cortez Masto. (Photos: David Becker/AP; Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal/AP)

Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are. Nevada Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto has no reservations campaigning with the most fringe elements of America’s Democratic Party. She warmly embraces the hyper-partisanship of its leaders and rubber-stamps their failed liberal policies. While Harry Reid enlists his Washington, D.C. liberal allies to drag his handpicked candidate across the finish […]

Democrats prepare post-election agenda. First up? “Free” college

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About two dozen congressional Democrats are currently pushing to begin the next legislative year with a debt-free college proposal. “The goal is to have one final legislative proposal … by the time the next president is sworn in. So it’s on the shelf, ready to go,” Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee […]

Rand Paul leads big in new Kentucky poll, thanks to millennial support

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After a heated debate this week between Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and his opponent Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, new polling shows Paul has this race on lock. A poll conducted by Western Kentucky University’s Social Science Research Center shows Paul winning 55 percent of likely voters and Gray winning just 39 percent. Paul is leading Gray […]

Opponent says Rand Paul has “wild ass philosophies”: Rand’s response is going viral

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Rand Paul is not your average member of Congress – last week he made headlines for returning money from his office budget, and during last night’s Kentucky Senate debate, his opponent, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, criticized some of his “wild ass philosophies.” The two sparred over several bills Paul has refused to support because of his […]

Taming the “untamable beast”: Rand Paul returns $3 million of his office budget

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has saved and returned more than $620,000 from his FY 2016 operating budget, bringing the total amount he has returned to taxpayers since he took office in 2011 to over $3 million. “It’s easy to picture Washington’s out-of-control spending as a massive, untamable beast,” said Dr. Paul. “So I [was] determined […]

Marco Rubio destroys $15 minimum wage argument in 30 seconds [VIDEO]

Sen. Marco Rubio, right, gestures as he and Rep. Patrick Murphy, left, answer questions from a panel during a debate, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Broward College in Davie, Fla. Rubio and Murphy held their second and final debate, 13 days before the election. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

During a heated debate between Florida Senator Marco Rubio and his Democratic challenger Rep. Patrick Murphy on Wednesday, Rubio blasted his opponent for supporting raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, and explained how this policy would eliminate jobs. “I do want to increase people’s wages by growing the economy and by my idea for […]

A love letter to the Clintons’ least favorite Democrat

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The 2016 election has been bad for politics. Americans, especially millennials, don’t trust either of the major party’s candidates, the establishment of either party or the mainstream media. Very few politicians rose above the fray and put principles above partisanship; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is one of them. Gabbard has become the voice of disenfranchised […]