Rand Paul: We Face An Uphill Battle Getting Adminstration On Board With Criminal Justice Reform

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) (C) speaks about Obamacare repeal and replacement while flanked by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) (R), and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) (L) during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is currently working on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘We haven’t lost interest in it’

ALMOST THERE: Gorsuch Gets Thumbs Up From Senate Panel

Politics | Kevin Daley
Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch hugs family members during a break in the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

But key Dems join filibuster effort

Dems Secure Enough Votes For A Filibuster

Politics | Kevin Daley
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters after the weekly Democratic caucus policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Nuclear alert

Senate Democrats May Lose Key Voice In The Gorsuch Fight

Politics | Kevin Daley
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy takes part in a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Defections already?

Watch Lindsey Graham Wreck Democratic Double Standard On SCOTUS

Politics | Kevin Daley
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (L) meets with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘Unfair to you’

Democrats Should Hold To Their Own Standards

Opinion | Michael Thielen
U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch is sworn in to testify at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 20, 2017. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

If Democrats stick to the rules they made, Neil Gorsuch will be quickly confirmed.

Top Senate Dems Quick To Hit Sessions, But When Asked, Still Can't Say If He Actually Lied

Politics | Ian Mason

‘Do you believe the Attorney General lied to your committee?’

There's Almost No Chance That Sessions Committed Perjury

Politics | Kevin Daley
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is sworn in to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The meltdown is ridiculous

Remember When Democrats DEMANDED Nine Supreme Court Justices?

DC Trawler | Jim Treacher
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks with reporters after the weekly Senate Democratic caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Washington, U.S. January 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
That was before they lost

Leading Democrats Liked Jeff Sessions Before They Hated Him

Politics | Kevin Daley
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), an advisor to U.S. President Elect Donald Trump, speaks to members of the Media in the lobby of Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

Senate Dems praised their colleague for years

Feinstein Will Be Democrat Point Person On Judicial Nominees Under Trump

Politics | Kevin Daley
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is trailed by reporters as she walks to the weekly Democratic caucus policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington March 11, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘Committee has a vital role to protect the Constitution and scrutinize policies’

CONFIRMED: After $5,000 Payment Offered, Podesta Said, 'I'll Call Her'

Politics | JP Carroll
John Podesta, president and chief executive officer of the Center for American Progress, attends the National Italian American Foundation Gala in Washington

Lobbyist on Cuba issues reached out to Podesta about meeting top Obama aide

Email: Lobbyist Asks For Meeting With Valerie Jarrett And Offers $5,000 To Clinton Aide

Politics | JP Carroll
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands at the start of their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘I think our new pro-engagement pac can contribute $5k to the event’

Congress Asks USDA To Bail Out Dairy Industry

US | Thomas Phippen
There Is A Lot Of Cheese In The National Stockpile Photo: Shutterstock

‘The nation’s cheese stocks were recorded at their highest level since the data was first recorded in 1917’

The Three Big Lies Of Criminal Justice Reform

Opinion | David A. Clarke
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) (C) delivers remarks at a bi-partisan news conference on criminal justice reform, The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington October 1, 2015. Listening are Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) (L) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (R). REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Why would the GOP hand over one of its only remaining trademarks of value as the party of law and order?

It's Back! Earmark Spending Is Going Up, Again

Politics | Kathryn Watson
Smiling Union Jack piggy banks are lined up for sale in the window of a souvenir store on Oxford Street in central London January 20, 2014. Britain's financial services industry is beginning to feel the benefits of economic recovery, as firms report growth in profits, business volumes and optimism in the fourth quarter, according to a survey. Some 69 percent of firms said they felt more optimistic about the overall business situation versus just 1 percent who felt less optimistic, the quarterly CBI/PwC financial services survey showed on Monday. (REUTERS/Andrew Winning)

Congress OKed a moratorium six years ago, so why are these special interests deals still around?

Leahy: Republicans Blocking Supreme Court Nomination Are 'Ignoring The Constitution'

Elections | Christian Datoc

‘Making a terrible mistake’

Fight On The Right? Cruz And Paul Split Over Patriot Act Fix

Politics | Matt K. Lewis

The Senate will vote Tuesday on the reforms