The GOP is now preparing to take control of the Senate for the first time in eight years--a political power shift that gives the party free rein to torment President Barack Obama for the next two years.
Voter choices today will directly impact the quality of air we breathe, how much we pay in taxes, and whether the country's broken immigration system gets fixed before we start collecting Social Security.
The mounting death toll and general suffering inflicted on civilians in Gaza is disconcerting. Somewhat lower on the "horrific" scale, but still pretty messed up, is the portrayal of the bloodshed in American media outlets.
"Is this the kind of country we want?" former congressman Patrick Kennedy said yesterday at a briefing on the social impact of marijuana use in the US. He was pointing to a picture of a jar of Nugtella, a weed-laced hazelnut spread that High Times…
We were glad to see Cantor go, and his replacement in the leadership, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, was announced yesterday. McCarthy will be a step up in my book, and there are some real bright sides to his replacing Eric Cantor, but that's really not sa…
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Republican primary in Virginia last night in a stunning upset has sent GOP leaders into a panic, proving that right-wing anti-government populism continues to resonate, at least in Virginia's Seventh District.
Eric Cantor wasn't just some right-wing congressman. He allegedly had ties to corruption, stood in the way of tech funding because he didn't understand it, and was one of the architects of the government shutdown. It's good that he's fucking off.
Last night, when no one was looking, the US House of Representatives did something surprising: It voted to deescalate the war on drugs, passing an amendment that would prohibit the DEA from terrorizing legal medical marijuana businesses.
Joel Berg, the Executive Director of the NYC Coalition Against Hunger, says that there are many more effective ways to fight hunger than spooning soup a couple days a year or donating the cans of meat you don't want to a food drive.
Representative Trey Radel got caught buying cocaine and is now on probation and taking a leave of absence. But is he so different from the Congressional boozehounds of the 20th century or the snuff-loving Founding Fathers?