US Senate

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina can impose additional restrictions on voters. (Photo: kristinausk/flickr/cc)
The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated voting restrictions in North Carolina on Wednesday, issuing an order that will prohibit voters from same-day registration and casting their ballots out of precinct—a law that a federal appeals court had previously overturned on the grounds that it discriminated against voters, particularly the elderly, minorities...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
For the second time this year, Senate Republican have blocked the Paycheck...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Hope for a measure of campaign finance reform fell apart on Thursday after an...


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.