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Happy Birthday, Mr. Rogers!

March 20 is Fred Rogers’ birthday. He would have been 90 today.

We’ve been celebrating the man and his show over the past few weeks with documentaries and trivia but I thought it might be nice to look at one of best remembered and most beloved moments of Rogers’ entire career … the day he testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications to challenge the cuts for public broadcasting. 74 more words

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Mitt Romney Announces Senate Run in Utah

Mitt Romney said in a video announcement Friday that he will run for the US Senate from Utah, setting out on a glide path to Washington where he will likely play a central role driving the direction of the fractious Republican Party. 1,873 more words


Parents of Sen. Tammy Baldwin's GOP rival donated maximum amount to Baldwin's campaign

MADISON — The parents of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson have donated the maximum amount to the campaign of their son’s Democratic rival, Sen. Tammy Baldwin. 338 more words


Trump Slams Senate Dems As Shutdown Looms

By Betsy Klein and Abby Phillip, CNN

(CNN) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to express his displeasure with Senate Democrats with hours to go before the government potentially shuts down. 539 more words


Secretary Nielsen Bullshits. Senator Booker Speaks.

Before today, very few people could identify Kirstjen Nielsen. She has been the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security for less than six weeks. But that means she is a senior official in the Trump administration, responsible for enforcing our immigration laws and making sure nobody travels to America with a bomb in their underwear. 252 more words


'Bomb cyclone' hits US East Coast; 12 dead, flights disrupted 

A monster winter “bomb tornado” clobbered the US East Coast on Thursday with solidifying cool and substantial snow, constraining a large number of flight cancelations and boundless school terminations – and notwithstanding inciting the US Senate to scratch off votes in favor of whatever is left of the week. 77 more words

Ms. Smith Goes to Washington

Tina Smith, Democrat of Minnesota, and Doug Jones, Democrat of Alabama, were sworn in today as United States senators. Senator Jones’s election has received much comment; Senator Smith’s ascent has been less noted. 544 more words

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