Sen. Kelly Loeffler has tested positive for the coronavirus

Sen. Kelly Loeffler has tested positive for the coronavirus

Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) tested positive for the coronavirus during her campaign to retain her Senate seat in a special election against Democratic candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock. Loeffler would tested positive on Friday; according to her campaign, she received an inconclusive further test result on Saturday and is asymptomatic. She is currently in quarantine. If … Read more

Sen. Pat Roberts Celebrates Opening of Eisenhower Memorial after ‘Terribly Counterproductive’ Summer of Toppled Monuments

Sen. Pat Roberts Celebrates Opening of Eisenhower Memorial after ‘Terribly Counterproductive’ Summer of Toppled Monuments

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., speaks at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on U.S. trade on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 17, 2020. (Andrew Harnik/Pool via Reuters) The opening of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial on Sept. 17 has been over 20 years in the making, but it couldn’t have come at a better time. … Read more

Sen. Sasse Tells Trump ‘America Doesn’t Have Kings’ in Response to Recent Executive Orders

Sen. Sasse Tells Trump ‘America Doesn’t Have Kings’ in Response to Recent Executive Orders

Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) attend the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Police Use of Force and Community Relations” in Washington, D.C., June 16, 2020. (Tom Williams/Pool via Reuters) Senator Ben Sasse (R., N.E.) doubled down on his criticism of President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders in a tweet on Monday afternoon, … Read more

Sen. Ron Wyden helped create the Big Tech industry. Now he wants to hold it accountable.

Sen. Ron Wyden helped create the Big Tech industry. Now he wants to hold it accountable.

Sen. Ron Wyden is ready to send the CEO of Facebook to prison, and he has the bill to do it. “When Mark Zuckerberg tells a whopper to the federal government about his privacy policy, not only would he face a fine, but he can face prison time!” Wyden said. In October 2019, he introduced … Read more

WNBA players want Sen. Kelly Loeffler removed from ownership for opposing Black Lives Matter

WNBA players want Sen. Kelly Loeffler removed from ownership for opposing Black Lives Matter

Candace Parker put it plainly during an appearance Tuesday night on TNT: “There’s no place in the league for her.” The Sparks star was referencing Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Georgia), the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream WNBA franchise, and her opposition to the league’s desire to promote social justice causes this season by displaying “Black Lives … Read more

Exclusive: Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduces nationwide eviction moratorium bill

Exclusive: Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduces nationwide eviction moratorium bill

Desiree Kane, an organizer with Colorado Rent Strike and Eviction Defense, says her neighbors are fearful. Many have lost jobs or wages, and bills are piling up. “Mostly the Colorado Rent Strike and Eviction Defense is a support group for people,” she said, “who come in, and they’re like, ‘Oh, my god, my entire world … Read more

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio introduces bill to push NCAA student-athlete compensation changes

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio introduces bill to push NCAA student-athlete compensation changes

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill today that would protect the NCAA from being challenged in court if the association changes its rules to allow athletes to earn money for endorsement deals and personal appearances. Earlier this week, the NCAA was hit with a federal antitrust lawsuit seeking damages for current and former athletes … Read more

Sen. Tim Scott Declares ‘We Are Not a Racist Country,’ Argues Dems’ Focus on Race Obstructs Police Reform

Sen. Tim Scott Declares ‘We Are Not a Racist Country,’ Argues Dems’ Focus on Race Obstructs Police Reform

Senator Tim Scott (R., S.C.) speaks in Washington, D.C. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) While unveiling the Republican police reform bill on Wednesday, Senator Tim Scott assured Americans that the U.S. is “not a racist country” and criticized Democrats for relentlessly focusing on race rather than discussing discrete policy solutions designed to address police brutality. Scott, the Senate’s … Read more

Sen. John Cornyn showed he has no idea what systemic racism is

Sen. John Cornyn showed he has no idea what systemic racism is

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), during a Senate Judiciary hearing about police violence on Tuesday, became the latest official to struggle to grasp the existence of systemic racism in the US — an issue that became clear during his questioning of a panel of witnesses. “I would like the witnesses to tell us if they believe … Read more

In leaked audio, Sen. David Perdue compares the risks of Covid-19 to car crashes

In leaked audio, Sen. David Perdue compares the risks of Covid-19 to car crashes

In a recent conversation with local business leaders, Senator David Perdue (R-GA) defended Georgia’s reopening process by comparing the risks of contracting Covid-19 to those of driving, indicating that calculating risk comes down to personal responsibility, according to a recording of the call obtained by Vox. “We get in a car, we drive on our … Read more