US Senate

Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Sacrificing our public lands and waters to benefit the oil and gas industry is both environmentally and fiscally irresponsible."
Jon Queally, staff writer
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, with fellow Republican leadership on Capitol Hill.
The Republican budget, declared Sen. Sanders after its passage, "is not a bad...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Democracy for America says Californians "deserve two senators who will be...


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.