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Chelsea Manning On Nazis, the Surveillance State, and Running For Senate

April 5, 2018

The whistleblower and transgender activist Chelsea Manning discusses Senator Ben Cardin, fighting Nazis without resorting to police, and making mistakes like going to an alt-right party

Legislation Fights Liens Based on Water Bills

March 31, 2018

Reverend Keith Bailey is about to lose his church because of an erroneous water bill. Two bills being considered in the Maryland Senate would prevent this from happening

Bill Prohibits Baltimore From Selling Properties for Unpaid Water Bills

March 7, 2018

Advocates say that the bill, passed unanimously by the House of Delegates, will help protect elderly minorities who are most affected by tax sales

Senate Bill to Reverse FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal Gains Traction

January 12, 2018

As awareness of net neutrality gets more public attention, a Senate resolution that reverses the FCC’s net neutrality repeal has 45 supporters, but major obstacles remain. The fight to reinstate net neutrality is also taking place in states and courthouses. Craig Aaron of Free Press has more

Jones Wins, Bannon Loses in Alabama Special Election

December 13, 2017

Despite Far-Right former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s efforts to resurrect Roy Moore, Democrat Doug Jones pulled off a major upset in the Alabama U.S. Senate race

Wall Street Wins as Senate Blocks Consumer Protection Rule

October 25, 2017

The Senate voted 51-50 to repeal a rule that would have made it easier for consumers to sue the financial institutions that defraud them. The move is “outrageous,” says white-collar criminologist Bill Black. “It should be a national scandal, and require resignations in disgrace”

US Politics

September 14, 2017
Sixteen years after its passage, the Senate has rejected an effort to repeal the Congressional authorization that has been used as a blank check for military action around the globe, says David Swanson of World Beyond War

‘No Compromise on Health Care’: Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

July 13, 2017

With Senate Republicans dithering over the new version of the Health Care Bill, Michael Lighty of the National Nurses United says Democrats should offer no compromises and progressives should fight for single payer

Saudi Arabia

June 16, 2017
The Senate approval of a new $510 million weapons sale to Saudi Arabia puts arms industry profits over Yemeni civilian lives, says Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin

Senate’s Russia Hearings Will Lead Nowhere

April 3, 2017

Michael Hudson explains that the Senate hearings on Russia are an effort by Democrats to torpedo improvements in Russia-US relations and lack any real evidence of Russian meddling