Mitch McConnell and his tiny cabal of fellow senators are finally ready to unveil their plan to take away health insurance from millions of people. The official presentation of the new bill will happen tomorrow morning but some outlets received a preview of what it contains on Wednesday. It sounds ever so slightly …
When House Republicans passed a draconian healthcare plan back in May, Donald Trump rushed to the Rose Garden to celebrate this “very, very incredibly well-crafted” plan. But that was a long time ago. Today, Trump met with Senate Republicans about the new bill that they are attempting to put together, and he…
After years of being missing and presumably dead, the ole maverick McCain poked his head out today to give his fellow Republicans a big middle finger. A vote to kill Obama-era environmental regulations failed to pass the Senate because of McCain, and many believe he did it because his senator colleagues aren’t…
In a mind-bogglingly dangerous move, conservatives in the Texas Senate have passed a bill that some say would make it legal for doctors to lie to pregnant women about discoveries made during prenatal testing.
Yesterday, Bernie Sanders and his Facebook fan pages took the internet by storm after the cranky senator printed out one of the President-elect’s tweets and set it up on the floor of the US Senate.
Your Senator probably just did something dumb. Yes, I realize I have to be more specific than that: The Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) yesterday with a 74-21 vote.
Internet-loving Americans have been waiting way too long for a team of benevolent juggernauts in Washington to take on massive money-hungry cable companies. This week, four freedom-fighting senators took their first swing in the form of a strongly worded letter to the Federal Communications Commission. The message was…
This week, certain key sections of the notorious Patriot Act—the law that gives the NSA its snooping powers—automatically expired. Don’t get too excited just yet, though: they’re probably coming back with a few changes. Here’s what we know, and what it means for your privacy.
Republican senators want to sell your National Forests, Wildernesses and Wildlife Refuges. But they can't sell your National Parks, Monuments or Preserves. Here's how all the different types of public land are different. And why you should care.
US Senator and delicate southern flower Lindsey Graham has, in his own words, never sent an email in his life. He also just so happens to be a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. Naturally.
Senator Ed Markey recently asked all of the major car companies for information about how they protect drivers' security and privacy in cars with wireless technology. The answers were not good.
The new Republican-led Congress is currently busy picking people to chair its many committees and subcommittees. Guess what! Tea Party hero Senator Ted Cruz is the new chair of the Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness. That means he will oversee NASA. Yep—the climate-denying Tea Party hero who tried to…
Today the Senate passed a bill that will create three National Parks sites to commemorate the Manhattan Project, the World War II program that gave us the atomic bomb.
The murky copyright situation surrounding phone unlocking could get a little bit clearer, thanks to the new and somewhat improved Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, a bipartisan bill in the Senate.
In 1869, the bathtubs in the basement of the US Capitol building looked something like the painting below.
Yesterday, Seth Rogen testified before a Senate subcommittee, pleading for more awareness of and support for Alzheimer's research. It was — like most things Rogen does — endearing as hell. But unlike the characters Rogen typically plays, it was also brave, altruistic, and kind of badass.
The rascals over at Anonymous are still pretty upset over the recent revelations about the NSA spying on seemingly everyone so they're acting out in the only way they know how: hacking. Specifically, releasing the supposed email accounts—and passwords—of seemingly everybody on Capitol Hill.
A Congressional investigation found that Apple has avoided BILLIONS in taxes. Senator John McCain said, “Apple claims to be the largest U.S. corporate taxpayer, but by sheer size and scale, it is also among America’s largest tax avoiders.” [NY Times]