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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23: U.S. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) (2nd R) takes the podium as U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (R) looks on during a news conference May 23, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate Democratic leadership held a news conference to highlight the continued obstruction by Senate Republicans of President Obama’s executive and judicial nominees.
Vince Sheheen was silent when one of his advisors, Phil Bailey, racially slurred the governor, so silent in fact that Bailey still works for him ... Vince was silent when his Democrat Party chairman attacked the governor, first for being a minority and then for being a woman. So given his unblemished record of condoning racial attacks on South Carolina’s first minority governor, Sheheen’s decision to chime in here is either extremely political or extremely arrogant – or maybe it’s a bit of both.
Mr. Dempsey will come to North Carolina with a depth of experience that we need to start winning again ... He is ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work for North Carolina Democrats.
Historically, both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have come together on pro-life legislation ... And for some reason, there seems to be a resistance by the Democrats to move forward on some of the pro-life legislation, which I think is important.More quotes »
Boating safety bill spurred by Oyster Bay deaths passes in Assembly
The first boating safety bill spurred by the fatal accident in which three children drowned last July Fourth in Oyster Bay has passed one house of the state Legislature.A bill requiring all operators of motorized craft to take a boating safety course passe Read more »
North Hempstead town clerk switches over to GOP slate
declined to comment about whom it would run for the clerk position. That spokesman identified other Democratic candidates on the party's slate."That was a defining moment, my first indication of what was going on," Gross said. "I didn't want to wait around Read more »
Will Senate bid lure Rogers from his House seat?
leader, which we need" is how Feinstein describes Rogers, her House counterpart. "We don't need more negative."Six-term Democratic Sen. Carl Levin's announcement that he won't run for re-election opens the Senate seat in Michigan, a Democratic-leaning state Read more »
Senate panel approves immigration bill
on the Senate floor on legislation that is one of President Barack Obama 's top domestic priorities yet also gives the Republican Party a chance to recast itself as more appealing to minorities.The action sparked rejoicing from immigration activists who crowded Read more »
Gillibrand bill targets high student loans
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is hoping to relieve the debt burden of millions of students who have borrowed to pay for their education -- especially New Yorkers, who average nearly $30,000 in student debt.The New York Democrat announced Sunday the Federal Stude Read more »
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Major issues remain on General Assembly's table
SPRINGFIELD — Despite a laundry list of unresolved issues, Illinois lawmakers took a minibreak from the Capitol on Saturday as they headed into the last scheduled week of the legislative session. The House plans to return today to begin the final push on s 5 m ago from Herald & Review Read more »
Internal Affairs: Forbes cover brings back Meg Whitman's "queen" image
In Assemblywoman Nora Campos' case, the San Jose Democrat's position on the budget and appropriations committees translated to quick work on a long-standing and vexing problem: graffiti-covered highway signs. The new issue of Forbes magazine features Hewle 55 m ago from Inside Bay Area Read more »
Giffords spurs Bard grads
Former US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged a group of newly minted college graduates yesterday to change the world — starting today. The former Arizona congresswoman and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, addressed graduates at Bard College upstate. G 5/25/13 from New York Post Read more »
Pete's deceit changed course of New Mexico political history
SANTA FE Every modern book about state politics should have a chapter entitled "Fallout from Pete's Deceit." The duplicitous, tabloid life led by former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici changed New Mexico politics in ways that only this month have come into full vi 5/25/13 from Farmington Daily Times Read more »
TEXAS LEGISLATURE: Week in review
meeting to keep pressing their case. The Legislature approves a bill allowing publishers to mitigate libel lawsuits if the party affected by a mistake doesn’t request a correction or retraction. The Senate unanimously approves a plan to study the use of solitary 5/25/13 from GoSanAngelo Read more »