As their Senate brothers and sisters, led by Connecticut’s Sen. Chris Murphy, did last week with a filibuster, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) started a sit-in to call attention to their august body’s inability to do something in regard to gun legislation. The Senate …
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Seven ways to speak out
From Everytown for Gun Safety. And don’t forget: Your Senator is voting on four gun bills — which the press is dismissing outright — on Monday. Be sure to let her/him know how you feel.
Do your job, Senate
A new survey says that 62 percent says that Pres. Obama’s Supreme Court candidate deserves a hearing. According to a new Monmouth University Poll: Specifically, two-thirds say that Pres. Obama’s recent nomination deserves a hearing and 3-in-4 Americans think Senate Republicans are playing politics by refusing to consider to it. Turns out the chief justice …
Rep. Tammy Duckworth lost both of her legs in the Iraq war
So why would the National Republican Senatorial Committee send this out? Duckworth is running for Senate. The tweet was removed after 10 minutes — no apology, no nothing.
Since the vote to defund Planned Parenthood last night, we should talk:
The vote didn’t advance in the Senate, but you can read more here, (and see this in bigger print) at Kaiser Family Foundation.
Tennessee Senators say no to making Bible official state book
After the Tennessee House voted to move that state closer to a theocracy, the state’s senators said no, and sent a bill that would accomplish this odd feat to committee — which is the same as killing the bill. Similar efforts have been tried in Louisiana, and Mississippi. What probably seemed like a good idea …
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Rep. Akin and the magical uterus
If you haven’t been keeping up, Rep. Todd Akin (a U.S. rep running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Claire McCaskill in — yes — Missouri) went on television yesterday in St. Louis and, when asked whether he’d support abortions for a woman after a rape, said this: It seems to me first of all from …