All Posts Tagged With: "U.S. Senate"
On Friday, the Senate voted in favor of extending the controversial wiretapping legislation known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, by a significant margin. The House voted in favor of the extension earlier and it is expected to be signed by President Obama. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California the chairperson of the Senate Intelligence [...]
Currently, in the U.S. Senate the Democrats hold a voting advantage of 53-47 over their Republican counterparts. This fall there are 33 Senate seats that are being contested, but only a few races are up for grabs, as the majority of the incumbents are expected to win reelection. Initially the Democrats faced a tough road [...]
Tom Smith, a senate hopeful from the state of Pennsylvania created controversy on Monday, when he compared pregnancy that resulted from being raped to having a child out of wedlock. This came just days after Todd Akin, a Republican from Missouri shocked many people by claiming that legitimate rape did not lead to pregnancy. Smith [...]
In a 600-mile wide district, there will be a lively and heated race for the U.S. House in the upcoming November election. However, that race has not yet started since U.S. Representative Francisco Canseco, a Republican, still does not know who his Democratic opponent will be. On July 31, a runoff will be held for [...]
Ted Cruz, the favorite of the Tea Party and likened to Marco Rubio the Republican Senator from Florida, is running against GOP old establishment David Dewhurst the Lt. Governor of the state. The two will runoff on July 31 to represent the Republican Party in November’s election. Cruz is similar to Rubio, who entered the [...]
On Thursday, the Senate approved a new farm bill that will cost over $1 trillion over the next decade, financing price support and programs for crop insurance for farmers and for food assistance for families with low incomes. The bill was passed thanks to bipartisan support. The final vote was 64-35 and the bill now [...]