Blog Posts - U.s. Senate



U.S.  SENATE - Shirking Their Duty

"Al Franken Tears Into Mitch McConnell On Senate Floor For Being An Unpatriotic Coward" by Bipartisan Report, BipartisanReport .com 2/25/2016ExcerptSenator Al Franken (D-MN) is a very funny guy.  Many people remember Franken as a brilliant comed...
by Mage Soapbox on Aug 19, 2016

JUSTICE IN AMERICA - U.S. Senate's Sentencing Bill

"The Senate's Popular Sentencing Reform Bill Would Sort Prisoners By ‘Risk Score'" by Lauren Kirchner, ProPublica 6/14/2016Federal prisoners would be scored according to their risk of recidivating.  Those who got high scores would be ineligibl...
by Mage Soapbox on Jun 15, 2016

U.S. SENATE - 'Mr. Leader' Interview

"Mitch McConnell talks ‘outrageous’ Trump comments and overcoming polio" PBS NewsHour 6/7/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the national face of the GOP.  With five terms under his belt, McConnell is also th...
by Mage Soapbox on Jun 13, 2016

ZIKA - Republican House Blocks Requested Funding

COMMENT:  It's what you can expect from Big-$Money owned Republican House where money is more important that people.  You see, in the Republican House, women are worth ONLY $622 million."What's behind biting political fight in Congress over...
by Mage Soapbox on May 30, 2016

BROKEN JUSTICE - The Obama Fix and U.S. Senate Fix

"An inside look at the Obama administration’s criminal justice reforms" PBS NewsHour 4/28/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Top senators revealed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Thursday that includes changes to sentencing guidelines for some...
by Mage Soapbox on May 2, 2016

U.S. SUPREME COURT - President Obama's Nomination

"Defying Congressional GOP, Obama chooses D.C. judge for Supreme Court" PBS NewsHour 3/16/2016President Obama has lived up to his Constitutional obligation, now it is time for the U.S. Senate to live up to theirs.  This does not mean they need t...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 17, 2016

Politics and Prune Juice Episode #9 – Scalia, New Hampshire, and Hillary’s Beating

The judicial showdown between the U.S. Senate and the White House is the focus of our ninth episode of Politics and Prune Juice. Host Matt Stevens discusses why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) must have lost or forgotten ... Read More...
by Prune Juice Media on Feb 18, 2016

POLITICS - Key Republicans Back Off on Consideration Supreme Court Nominee

"GOP EASES STAND ON VACANCY" San Diego Union-Tribune 2/17/2016NOTE:  This is from the on-line print version, so no links to article.Key Republicans back off vow not to consider Obama nomineeAs key Republicans sounded a partial retreat Tuesday fr...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 17, 2016

Oh, for a little straight talk now that spring is in the air

The political reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is the clearest evidence I’ve seen lately of the sclerotic thinking that passes for wisdom and strategy in American politics.  Not saying I’m surprised, mind you, ju...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Feb 16, 2016

Oh, for a little straight talk now that spring is in the air

The political reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is the clearest evidence I’ve seen lately of the sclerotic thinking that passes for wisdom and strategy in American politics.  Not saying I’m surprised, mind you, ju...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Feb 16, 2016

Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood

Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its bloodOct 05, 2015   BY BRENDON FARRINGTONTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave...

OPINION - Shields and Brooks 5/15/2015

"Shields and Brooks on the Senate’s trade battle, train safety funding" PBS NewsHour 5/15/2015ExcerptSUMMARY:  Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, includi...
by Mage Soapbox on May 18, 2015

U.S. SENATE - Human Trafficking vs Confirmation of Loretta Lynch

"Was the human trafficking compromise worth delaying vote on Loretta Lynch?" PBS NewsHour 4/21/2015ExcerptSUMMARY:  Senate negotiators struck a deal to tweak the human trafficking bill that has held up the confirmation proceedings for President...
by Mage Soapbox on Apr 27, 2015

Rand Paul Announces Presidential Candidacy On Website (VIDEO)

We now have two Republican candidates who want to run for president in 2016. I’m not sure if it’s an entirely good thing, but it’s happening. U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced his plans on Tuesday to seek the ... Read More...
by Prune Juice Media on Apr 8, 2015

OPINION - Shields and Brooks 3/27/2015

"Shields and Brooks on Harry Reid’s retirement, Yemen turmoil response" PBS NewsHour 3/27/2015ExcerptSUMMARY:  Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, includi...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 30, 2015

Ted Cruz Announces Pointless GOP Presidential Run

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) made history on Monday for reasons we will probably forget about by the end of the week. He became the first candidate, Republican or Democrat, to officially announce his presidential candidacy. Cruz skipped the usual ... Read Mo...
by Prune Juice Media on Mar 23, 2015

OPINION - Shields and Gerson 3/13/2015

"Shields and Gerson on Clinton’s email problem, Senate sabotage of Iran negotiations" PBS NewsHour 3/13/2015ExcerptsSUMMARY:  Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 16, 2015

Proposed Ban Of Common AR-15 Rifle Ammunition Suspended

In case you haven’t heard the latest about that proposed ban on common M855 ball ammunition (or SS109 as it’s sometimes referred to) for the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action reported...
by Survival And Prosperity on Mar 11, 2015

U.S. SENATE - The GOP Letter

"McConnell defends Senate GOP’s letter to Iran leadership" PBS NewsHour 3/10/2015JUDY WOODRUFF (NewsHour):  We turn now to the letter that’s widening the gap between the White House and congressional Republicans over the Iran nuclear talks.&...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 11, 2015

We’re going down the tubes America

Has America Lost Her Identity ? Just take a look around you my friends. Is this the America you grew up in? Socialism seems to have creped into every nook and cranny of American life and culture. Political Correctness has prevented … Continue...


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