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Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Aiming to lower the "outrageous" cost of prescription drugs, a group of lawmakers led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would allow Americans to import low-cost medicine from Canada. Sanders was joined (pdf) in his chamber by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.), among others, while Reps. Elijah...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Supporters of the resolution of inquiry wait patiently at the start of Tuesday's Senate Judiciary Hearing, while the entire front row remained empty and blocked off by Republican members. (Photo:
This post may be updated. With a line that extended around the block, a packed...
Nika Knight, staff writer
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was one of the 229 Republicans who blocked the measure.
In a vote Monday night almost exclusively along party lines, a measure to force...


Most cringeworthy moment of a too-often cringeworthy Congress, ever: The pallid churlish leaders of the House and Senate forced by circumstance - a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King - to hold hands and join in an excruciating, swaying, bumbling rendition of "We Shall Overcome." Mitch McConnell wins the Deer In Headlights Award, by a graceless hair. Maybe one day we'll overcome these people. Here's Pete Seeger, doing it right.