US Senate

Jake Johnson, staff writer
The confirmation of Pompeo and Trump CIA pick Gina Haspel would "normalize torture" and "increase the likelihood of war," more than 50 progressive organizations warned
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Momentum is on our side, but time isn't. Members of Congress need to know that...
Jon Queally, staff writer
"Torture was illegal and immoral after 9/11, and it still is now," warn critics...


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.