Last month, after 100,000-plus veterans, military family members, and VoteVets supporters acted, the United States Senate passed Bernie Sanders' "Restoring Veterans' Trust Act" by a vote of 93-3.
So, why hasn't it gotten to President Obama’s desk yet?
The short answer is that several Tea Partiers in the House and Mitch McConnell's Senate Caucus are trying to gum up the works and stall until Congress goes on their five week recess this Friday.
After shootings at Tucson, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Newtown, Congress stalled and failed. Since the Sandy Hook massacre, there have been 16 more mass shootings in communities across America. Still nothing.
This must end. But our public officials seem more interested in political theater and special interest threats than in leadership.
In the coming weeks, the U.S. Senate could vote on legislation that would reform disastrous mandatory minimum drug sentencing policies that put so many people behind bars.
The bill, the Smarter Sentencing Act, is the biggest overhaul in federal drug sentencing in decades. In addition to expanding the ability of judges to use their own discretion when sentencing defendants, it would also reform disparities in drug sentencing so that thousands of people can leave prison early.
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President Obama put it best when he said:
"Climate change is a fact. And when our children's children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did."
We need to tell him how important it is he reject the Keystone XL Pipeline, and ensure his pro-environment legacy.
Here are the facts:
Here's what he said in a recent interview:
"I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it."
Even Karl Rove has never stooped this low before.
Rove is spreading the disgusting suggestion that Hillary Clinton is hiding a traumatic brain injury to attack her politically.
Karl Rove has made a career out of lying to the American people, but this attack is truly beyond the pale. It is absolutely revolting, and we can't let it stand.
Remember that "survey" from House Republicans, the one that claimed that only 67% of those who signed up for health care had paid their premiums?
Turns out it was a crock, and these same House Republicans are getting told that to their face -- by the insurance companies themselves:
So... why are these nuts not yet in prison?
If two workers are doing the same job, have the same experience, and are putting in the same hours, it seems only fair that they should receive the same pay, right? And yet, millions of American workers are being paid nearly one-quarter less – simply because they are women.
That's right -- on average, women in America still only make 77 cents for every dollar their male counterparts get for the exact same work.