Congress

Senator Bernie Sanders on the 2016 campaign trail in Arizona. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Bernie Sanders’ Plan to Replace Obamacare

April 6, 2017 at 1:31 am 0 comments

In the wake of the canceled Republican-proposed American Health Care Act (ACHA), Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is taking the opportunity to introduce a “Medicare-for-all” plan to replace Obamacare. Sanders, now considered to be one of the most outspoken critics of President Trump in Congress, proposed this “Medicare-for-all” plan as aRead More

Current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Will Senate Republicans Invoke the ‘Nuclear Option’ in Gorsuch Confirmation Fight?

April 2, 2017 at 7:34 pm 0 comments

With the vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court slated for this week, observers across the country are eagerly awaiting what is shaping up to be one of the premier political battles of the year. Today, a third Democrat, Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) publicly announced his supportRead More

Chuck Schumer speaking a Veterans Day event in 2011. (Unmodified photo by the Navajo Nation Washington Office used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/RaejCi)

The Democratic Answer to President Trump: A 36-Year Congressional Veteran

March 23, 2017 at 11:56 am 0 comments

A week after Donald Trump’s victory Senate Democrats unanimously voted Charles Schumer, better known as Chuck, to hold the position of Senate minority leader. His victory was an expected one, following his predecessor Harry Reid’s retirement announcement and subsequent endorsement of Schumer for the position. Notably, Schumer is the firstRead More

Joseph P. Kennedy III, Elizabeth Warren, and Barney Frank at the 2012 Pride Parade in Boston. (Unmodified photo by ElizabethForMA used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1ryPA8o)

The Millenial Kennedy: Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III

March 17, 2017 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

The only current member of the Kennedy family serving in Congress, Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III has made national headlines in the past week after he criticized the new Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), the American Health Care Act (AHCA). DuringRead More

A 2010 Tea Party protest against Obamacare (Unmodified photo by Fibonacci Blue used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Angry Protesters Take to GOP Lawmakers’ Town Halls to Voice Their Concerns

March 8, 2017 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

Swarms of town hall “crowders” fanned out across the country, last month to protest the new changes stemming from Washington D.C. One issue that seemed to be a popular topic amongst the town hall attendees was the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the rollout of a new healthcare law. SomeRead More

U.S. Senator Rand Paul speaking at the 2015 Iowa Growth & Opportunity Party (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1dsePQq)

Obamacare Replacement Causes Rift Between Congressional Republicans

March 7, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

With the transfer of Democratic power to Republican power in the White House, the Republican-dominated Congress has finally been presented with what appeared to be an unchallenging opportunity to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In order to pass a new healthcare law, 60 votes in the Senate (if a filibuster occurs) andRead More

Marco Rubio is a co-sponsor on both pieces of Anti-Russia legislation. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1p2b8Ke)

Congress Looks to Put Checks on Trump’s Russia Agenda

February 24, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

An incredibly divisive and controversial part of President Trump’s election campaign was his apparent affinity to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his intention to work on improving the strained relationship between the two superpowers. Conflicts between the Obama administration and Russia’s political aggression severely deteriorated relations between the nations overRead More

Congressmen Adam Smith (WA-9th) and Eliot Engel (NY-16th). (Public Domain)

Congressmen Invite Reaffirmation of U.S.-Australia Relationship

February 17, 2017 at 2:24 am 0 comments

In early February, amidst the chaos of controversial executive orders and cabinet nominations, a particular phone call between President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull received media attention; coverage was far overshadowed by other phone calls made to foreign leaders that same day, most notably one to Russian PresidentRead More

President Donald J. Trump. (Unmodified photo by Michael Vadon used under a Creative Commons license http://bit.ly/1xMszCg)

Trump’s Cabinet Compilation

January 18, 2017 at 11:36 am 0 comments

By now we all know that Donald Trump has won the election, surprising not only his opponents, but also many of his supporters, as Hillary was largely presumed to be the expected victor. Since his win, a significant portion of my social media news feed has been laden with apocalyptic-tonedRead More

2020: An Early Look at Potential Democratic Contenders

2020: An Early Look at Potential Democratic Contenders

January 3, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

With the 2016 presidential election officially in the books, and about half of voters dissatisfied with the outcome, many are looking to the next quadrennial contest for solace. Luckily, for them, 2020 will come and a fresh slate of candidates will attempt to make Donald Trump a one-term president. AmericansRead More