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Historic Day For Diversity: Senate Confirms Two Judges, Who Are Gay, Black, To Federal Bench

by David Badash ● 1:39 PM June 17, 2014
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For the first time in history, the U.S. Senate today confirmed two judges who happen to be openly-gay, and Black, to the federal bench.

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Conservative Anti-Gay GOP US Senator Gets Outed

by David Badash ● 4:47 PM September 29, 2013
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Mike Rogers has a 100% track record on outing anti-gay politicians as gay. So when Rogers says GOP Senator John Barrasso is gay, trust him.

DOMA

‘Respect For Marriage Act’ To Repeal DOMA Filed in Both The House And Senate

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:28 AM June 27, 2013
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Just hours after yesterday’s historic Supreme Court rulings, the Respect For Marriage Act, which would repeal DOMA and guarantee all married couples equal rights, was introduced in both houses of congress.

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Cory Booker Makes Senate Run Official

by David Badash ● 10:10 AM June 8, 2013
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker just made it official: he’s running for the Senate.

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US Senator Cory Booker?

by David Badash ● 11:28 AM June 3, 2013
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who has not announced but put his toe in the water months ago, may run for the US Senate seat held by Frank Lautenberg, until his death today.

Guns

Do This Now: Tweet The Senators Who Voted To Let Criminals Own Guns

by David Badash ● 9:30 AM April 18, 2013
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Please, take a moment and tweet your feelings to these Senators, who let the NRA, their ill-advised thought of trying to keep their jobs, and poor judgment rule the day.

Guns

Democracy Fail

by David Badash ● 7:27 PM April 17, 2013
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“Today was a democracy #FAIL in the US Senate,” writes Memeographs creator Scott Wooledge.

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Joe Donnelly Becomes 53rd US Senator To Support Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 10:35 AM April 5, 2013
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Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly just became the 53rd sitting Senator to support same-sex marriage. The 57-year old junior Senator representing Indiana made his announcement via Facebook.

Marriage

The List: The 6 Democratic US Senators Who Don’t Support Same-Sex Marriage – Yet

by David Badash ● 5:57 PM April 4, 2013
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There are currently six Democratic U.S. Senators who do not yet support same-sex marriage, as of today, after Florida U.S. Democrat Bill Nelson announced his support.

Marriage

The List: The 7 Democratic US Senators Who Don’t Support Same-Sex Marriage –Yet

by David Badash ● 7:30 AM April 2, 2013
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There are currently seven Democratic U.S. Senators who do not yet support same-sex marriage. Here’s the list — is your Senator still a hold-out?

Marriage

Another Democratic US Senator Takes Name Off List Of Those Who Don’t Support Gay Marriage

by David Badash ● 4:11 PM April 1, 2013
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U.S. Senator Bob Casey just took his name off the list of dwindling Senators who do not support same-sex marriage.

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin Wants To See If Hagel’s Apology Is ‘Sincere And Sufficient’

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM January 8, 2013
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Newly sworn in Senator Tammy Baldwin wants to speak with former GOP Senator Chuck Hagel, whom President Obama yesterday nominated to be Secretary of Defense, “to see if his apology is sincere and sufficient.”

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Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz Appointed to Fill Vacancy; On Plane to D.C. Tonight

by Tanya Domi ● 9:00 PM December 26, 2012
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Hawaii’s Governor Neil Abercrombie appoints Lt. Governor Brian Schatz to fill vacancy in wake of Danny Inouye’s death

Economics

Week in Review: U.S. Troops in Iraq Home by Holidays, Cain Declares Homosexuality a Choice, American Cities Face Bankruptcy

by Tanya Domi ● 5:03 PM October 23, 2011

President Obama announces U.S. troops in Iraq will be home by the holidays, Herman Cain declares homosexuality is a choice, Qaddafi dies, last moments captured in a riveting & revolting video, Europe struggles to staunch economic bleeding while American cities seek bankruptcy relief. International Obama Announces U.S. Troops in Iraq will be Home by the Holidays                                                                                      President [...]