Senator after senator orated their “opening statements”, a criminally tortured bit of nomenclature for the wholly predictable monologues
The US Senate finally gaveled out of session in the early morning hours of Wednesday, announcing what Senator Minority Leader Chuck Shumer called “largest rescue package in American history” was finally ready.
The move for a “Phase 3” coronavirus stimulus package is not going well. Or anywhere fast.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s quip about “I did nothing, and I did it well,” about his time presiding over the Clinton Impeachment is going to have to be updated for Chief Justice John Roberts.
Day one done, day two kicks off at 1PM EST. Let’s Talk about it..
The Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is underway in the Senate
Naming managers and transmitting articles, after a few weeks wait the Senate will finally get on with the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump
Nothing fires up the political-industrial complex like a SCOTUS fight, and the enduring legacy of the Merrick Garland nomination non-vote.
The people have already judged Roy Moore, and found him wanting, as they should have.
As he promised, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought the Green New Deal up for a vote in the Senate. No one voted for it, with 57 against and 43 voting “present” out of protest.
The retired Air Force fighter pilot would surely have a perspective to bring to the proceedings from her 27 years of service. The hearing got a lot more personal than that.
Linky Friday, Ordinary Times’ end-of-week tradition of bringing you links to stories from around the world and across the web. This week: The Folks on the Hill, looking at the newly sworn in Congress, with music to read, share, and discuss
What we now have in this latest version of Trump v Romney is two men in whom it’s been established who and what they are. In Romney we have a throwback vestige to the Republican party of the time before Trump the disruptor came, in many ways, as the reaction to that type of politics.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Times’ end of week tradition of bringing you linked stories from around the world and across the web. This week, “For the 116th Time…” a look at the many stories of the incoming US Congress, plus remembering the music of Roy Clark.
Much ink has been spilt since Donald Trump’s election regarding the legitimacy of the U.S. government system, the fortitude of the rule of law, and the viability of American democracy. What do the 2018 election results tell us about those big, scary issues?
Each side is predictable in one respect – they overreach.