US Senate

Jon Queally, staff writer
"The people saying we can’t win on net neutrality in the House are the same people who, just 5 months ago, were saying we could never do it in the Senate," said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Thursday. "Ignore them. Just keep fighting."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
Gina Haspel
"This was never just about Gina Haspel. This is about a nation that claims...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel
ACLU reminded lawmakers that Trump's nominee also "oversaw torture methods...


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.