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10 Best Attacks From Democrats At Jeff Sessions’ Confirmation Hearings

Senato Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee took place on January 11-12, approximately one week before Trump takes office. The attorney general nominee was grilled profusely by the opposing party. Here are 10 of their best takedowns.

January 12, 2017
Cory Booker, Sessions

Cory Booker Chooses His Moment

Booker was free to speak out against Sessions in any other forum, including on the Senate floor when the nomination comes for a vote. But he made the unprecedented choice to do so during the Sessions nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

January 12, 2017
Senator Chris Murphy leads Democrats filibustering for gun control

Sen. Chris Murphy Leads Democrats Filibustering For Gun Control

Murphy has been a strong advocate for gun control since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy, where 6 adults and 20 children died, in his home state of Connecticut.

June 15, 2016

Promising New Partnership Seeks To Reduce Incarceration

The United States locks up a larger proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Mass incarceration has exacted a terrible cost — on state budgets, on black neighborhoods, on economic and social justice.

May 16, 2015

U.S. Indicts Sen. Menendez On Bribery, Other Charges

“Prosecutors at the Department of Justice don’t know the difference between friendship and corruption,” Senator Menendez said.

April 2, 2015

Marijuana Bill Gains Steam In Senate

A bipartisan consensus is forming in Congress around medicinal marijuana.

March 20, 2015
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (Third Way Think Tank via Flickr)

Half A Heart On Marijuana Better Than No Heart At All

Washington is finally starting to realize the folly of America’s drug war.

March 19, 2015

Senator Cory Booker Is Re-Elected To U.S. Senate

Learn more about Booker’s big win in New Jersey.

November 4, 2014

The Democratic Party Is The Only Home For Centrists

This is a letter to political centrists. For those of you alarmed that Rep. Eric Cantor was not conservative enough for Republicans in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, I encourage you to read Charles Wheelan’s The Centrist Manifesto. Wheelan, a professor of economics at Dartmouth College, puts to words what we can all sense: Partisan gridlock is […]

June 16, 2014

Top GOP Lawmakers In New Jersey Pass On Chance To Challenge Booker

By Andrew Seidman, The Philadelphia Inquirer TRENTON, N.J. — Even as the national GOP works to take control of the Senate in November’s midterm elections — and high-profile challengers crop up in states that had seemed out of play — New Jersey’s top Republican political talent is passing on a chance to try to take out […]

April 1, 2014