US Senate

Jake Johnson, staff writer
As The Intercept's Alex Emmons observes, the annual increase in military spending alone—$80 billion—would be more than enough to "make public colleges and universities in America tuition-free. In fact, Sanders' proposal was only estimated to cost the federal government $47 billion per year."
"We're constantly told the US 'can't afford' single-payer health care, while 89% of senators vote for $0.7 trillion for Pentagon warmongering."
Julia Conley, staff writer
A close look at the finances of 31 members of the Senate Democratic caucus who...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday killed an effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to...


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.