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Daily Archives: February 8, 2017

McCain: ‘No Moral Equivalence’ Between Russia and US

Sen. John McCain criticized President Trump on Tuesday, saying there is no comparison between the United States and Russia. Today I offer my most heartfelt prayers for Vladimir Kara-Murza's recovery & success of his fight for truth & justice for the … Read More

Teachers Union on DeVos Confirmation: ‘A Sad Day for Children’

The American Federation of Teachers criticized the Betsy DeVos nomination on Tuesday, calling it a “sad day for children.” The Hill reports: “If she wants to work with the educators who work hard every single day—in districts as diverse as … Read More

Senate Dems Plan All-Nighter to Protest Sessions

Senate Democrats planned an all-night stay-in to protest Jeff Session’s attorney general nomination. The Hill reports: This time, they will be protesting Trump’s pick to serve as attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). Three Senate Democratic sources told The Hill … Read More

Trump Offers to ‘Destroy Career’ of Texas State Senator at Meeting with Sheriff

President Trump said on Tuesday that he would destroy the career of a state senator from Texas that had been complaining about a local sheriff. The Hill reports: During a White House meeting, Rockwall County, Texas, Sheriff Harold Eavenson told … Read More

Warren Reads Coretta Scott King Letter Opposing Sessions from Outside Senate

After Sen. Elizabeth Warren was barred from speaking out against Sen. Jeff Sessions, she proceeded to continue her speech from outside the US Senate. The Hill reports: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor Tuesday that Warren had … Read More

Ginsburg: I Would Back Changing the Electoral College

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested she would support changing the Electoral College system. The Hill reports: “There are some things I would like to change, one is the Electoral College,” she said late Monday at Stanford Law School … Read More

CNN: Trump Regrets Hiring Spicer, Blames Priebus

According to CNN, President Trump regrets hiring Sean Spicer as his White House press secretary and blames Reince Priebus for the recommendation. The Hill reports: The president is disappointed in Spicer’s performance thus far, the network reports, citing a source … Read More

Senate GOP Votes to Silence Warren After Speech Against Sessions

Senate GOP leaders voted on Tuesday to stop Sen. Elizabeth Warren from speaking about Sen. Jeff Sessions. The Hill reports: Senators rebuked Warren in a 49-43 party-line vote, rejecting Warren’s push to overturn a ruling by Senate Republicans that she … Read More

One-Third of Americans Unaware ObamaCare, ACA Are the Same

A new poll has revealed that 35 percent of Americans don’t know that Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing. The Hill reports: The figure comes from a new poll by Morning Consult that found 35 percent … Read More

Senate Confirms DeVos with Tie-Breaking Vote by Pence

The U.S. Senate voted in Betsy DeVos as the head of the Department of Education on Tuesday with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. The Hill reports: Vice President Pence cast the deciding vote on DeVos, breaking a … Read More