GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch on Ford: “She’s attractive, a nice person”

Hatch, who made the remarks to a gaggle of reporters outside the hearing room in Capitol Hill, was asked to clarify what he meant by “attractive.” He said it meant she was “pleasing.”

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Mormon women urge Republican senators to suspend Kavanaugh’s confirmation for an FBI investigation

A coalition of 6,000 Mormon women is calling on Mormon Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to ensure the charges against Kavanaugh are taken seriously.

Hammered by Democrats, Kavanaugh insists “personal beliefs” won’t factor into Supreme Court rulings

Senators grill Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the second day of his contentious confirmation hearings.
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While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about John McCain

While Trump lashed out on Twitter and continued to feud with late Sen. John McCain, administration officials left the White House and the Department of Education crafted new sexual harassment rules.

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch will retire after 2018, putting spotlight on Mitt Romney

President Donald Trump wanted Hatch to run for re-election in order to block Romney from the Senate.

Sen. Orrin Hatch sparks backlash after claiming there’s no money for children’s health plan

Hatch claimed there weren't funds for the children's health insurance program — right before giving tax breaks to corporations and wealthy Americans.

Police: 181 protesters arrested at Senate in day of action against Graham-Cassidy

"We have this spirit in us to stand up for ourselves."

Trump’s trans ban is just the latest effort by politicians to force LGBT people back in the closet

The ability of all LGBT people to live openly and honestly is under assault. Trans rights are inextricably part of that battle.

A running list of Republicans opposing Trump’s ban on transgender troops

So far, at least eight Republicans have openly criticized the policy.
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Republicans are offering full-throated denouncements of Trump’s military transgender ban

“Anybody who wants to serve in the military should serve in the military. I don’t agree with the president.”

GOP Senator says Americans who want affordable health care are "on the dole"

“Let’s face it, once you get them on the dole, they'll take every dime they can."

This woman couldn't get ahold of her senator, so she ordered him a pizza

A Utah woman found a creative way to urge her senator to oppose Betsy DeVos.
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Not Even Promising 50 Years Of Secrecy Can Get Congress to Cooperate

The new pitch by Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch is just the latest example of a useless legislature run amok, and a media too cowardly to call it out.
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Congress Might Actually Fix a Billion-Dollar Problem

After 16 years, Congress is poised to permanently resolve DocFix.
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Tax Reform Bills Could Save Taxpayers $168 Billion

The Senate Finance Committee's chairman and ranking member take first steps towards an overhaul of the U.S. tax code.
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Immigration Reform 2013: Senate Puts Final Polish On Massive Bill Likely to Be Trashed By House

The Senate continues to plow ahead on comprehensive immigration reform, with a full floor vote expected to come as early as this Tuesday. But how will the House react?

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Immigration Reform 2013: The 9 Critical Things You Need to Know

With the new immigration reform bill making waves in the Senate, here's a comprehensive list to everything you need to know about it.
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Immigration Reform 2013: Conservative Economists Say It Would Boost Economy

Conservative senators looking for cover could use these economists' analysis as an excuse to support immigration reform.
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Immigration Reform 2013: LGBT Discrimination and National ID Showcase Republican Hypocrisy

Republicans, the party of family values and civil liberties, are holding immigration reform hostage over their desire to exclude LGBT families from the bill and install a DNA-based national ID.
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Immigration Reform 2013: The 10 Bill Amendments to Kill Immigration Reform

The Senate Judiciary Committee meets today as it begins the process of considering the 844-page long comprehensive immigration reform bill introduced by the Gang of 8.
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Immigration Reform 2013: Last Week's Crises Can't Interfere

Time, and immigration reform, can't wait ... crisis or no crisis.

Anti-Abortion Republicans Guilty of Outrageous Hypocrisy

The Republicans want a government so small that it can fit inside a woman's uterus.