Republicans Can't Decide How They Won't Confirm Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

Allie Jones · 02/18/16 02:00PM

While conspiracy theorists continue to suss out the real cause of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, both sides of the Senate are preparing themselves for a long, insane fight over his replacement. Does Obama stand a chance of getting a nominee confirmed in the next 11 months? Here’s how the battle’s looking so far.

Taylor Berman · 06/16/13 08:17PM

New York Senator Chuck Schumer thinks there's an Adderall problem on college campuses. Instead of amphetamine-based “academic doping,” Schumer has a few other suggestions for pulling all-nighters: “There's coffee, there's things like NoDoz."

Your Inauguration 2013 Yearbook

Robert Kessler · 01/21/13 05:50PM

Today Washington, D.C. was all atwitter with the graduation of President Obama from first-term president to second-term president. Here is your Inauguration 2013 yearbook.

Innocuous Long Island Joke Threatens Senate Comity

Jim Newell · 12/01/11 04:30PM

It's time for your daily dose of news about the important debates taking place in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body, the United States Senate. What critical public policy issues are its senior statesmen debating in good faith today? Who knows! Sens. John McCain and Chuck Schumer are pretending to fight over a Long Island joke, though. That's something, ain't it?

Chuck Schumer Has Another Stupid Idea

Jeff Neumann · 05/08/11 11:40PM

The killing of Osama bin Laden has put a renewed focus on pumping time and money into failed counter-terrorism measures across America. So now, since ever-vigilant Senator Chuck Schumer has nothing better to do with his time, he wants to start a "no-ride list" for Amtrak trains across the country. That sounds like a great idea, because we all know how well the "no-fly list" has worked out for the airlines. Just ask any of the little kids who can't get on a flight with their parents. Or, ask the men sitting in jail for trying to blow people up on airplanes.

Senators' Overheard Chatter Reveals That Politicians Have 'Talking Points'

Jim Newell · 03/29/11 01:56PM

A reporters' conference call began earlier than scheduled this morning thanks to the several Democratic senators hosting it, who were overheard talking tactics before realizing that some reporters were already on the line. They weren't discussing anything very secretive, but they were coordinating adjective selections. It's all rigged!