us senate


The Corruption Trial All of America's Crooked Politicians Are Watching

Thanks to a 2016 Supreme Court ruling and a new normal of influence peddling in Trump's DC, the federal case against Robert Menendez has taken on new urgency.
Erin Schwartz
Noisey News

Kid Rock Is Running For Senate, Happy Apocalypse

He has confirmed his run via his website.
Lauren O'Neill
sports welfare

New Senate Bill to End Federal Stadium Subsidies Won’t End Stadium Welfare

U.S. Senators Corey Booker and James Lankford want to close a federal tax loophole for the bonds used to finance stadium construction.
Patrick Hruby
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Neil Gorsuch Is Accused of Plagiarizing a Section of His Book

A new investigation suggests Donald Trump's SCOTUS pick might have ripped off the work of legal scholars without properly citing them.
Drew Schwartz

AT&T CEO Says $85B Time Warner Deal Will Be Tremendous for Consumers

But public interest groups warn that media consolidation usually leads to higher prices.
Sam Gustin

US Senators Put Pressure on Hacked Toymaker VTech

Two US senators have sent a letter to VTech, raising questions about the company’s privacy protections for children.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Rand Paul Is Filibustering the Patriot Act Right With Glorious Ramblings

Sit tight, he’ll go as long as he can.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

​The FBI Says It Doesn’t Need a Warrant to Track Your Cell Phone in Public

The FBI recently started requiring agents to obtain a warrant before using Stingray tracking technology, but privacy advocates say exceptions to the rules leave plenty of room for abuse.
CJ Ciaramella

Here's How Conservatives Freaked Out Over the CIA Torture Report

In the week after the Senate released its report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation tactics, Dick Cheney and other neocons were spinning their wheels to defend the torture program.
Allie Conti

The Biggest Lies the CIA Told About Its Torture Program

Among the least surprising findings of the Senate's CIA torture report is that the agency lied about enhanced interrogation. A lot. To everyone.
CJ Ciaramella

How Republicans Will Make Life Hell for Barack Obama

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.
Timothy J. Burger

Meet the Convicted Acid Dealer Who Broke Out of Jail and Is Running for US Senate

"They've got a hundred lawmakers in there. If they were to put one good lawbreaker in there, I could make a huge difference. I'd break those unconstitutional laws and get them off the books."
Jules Suzdaltsev