“senate” Charts

Racial Distinctions within the New Senate »

The newly elected members of the Senate are meant to be an embodiment of the American people and representative of…

Lauren G.
by: Lauren G.
views: 260
Score: 7

Citing Unprecedented Obstruction, Senate Dems Go ‘Nuclear' »

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced on Thursday that he will “go nuclear” by changing the Senate rules to end…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 315
Score: 6

Our Representative Body is Not Very Representative »

The U.S. may be a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, but wealthy, white males comprise the vast majority of…

United for a Fair Economy
by: United for a Fair Economy
views: 194
Score: 6

Kentucky's Democratic (?) History »

I have to admit if you had told me Kentucky had ever been more Democrat than Republican I would not…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 143
Score: 5

Got Diversity? See How The US Government Measures Up »

Currently the 113th Congress is the most diverse ever, yet 82% is white and 81% is male. Of the nine…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 321
Score: 4

Are America's Best Years Ahead of Us or Behind Us? »

When Americans were asked whether America's best years were ahead of us or behind us, Republicans were more likely to…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 178
Score: 4

The U.S. Senate On Climate Change »

The Keystone XL pipeline has been a hot environmental topic in Washington this year. During a debate, two amendments were…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 392
Score: 2

Home Field Advantage: Incumbents Sweep Midterms »

By an overwhelming margin, incumbents find themselves back in office. Very few challengers managed to dethrone their opponents. Despite American's…

Dustin M.
by: Dustin M.
views: 90
Score: 2

Remember when Biden voted for DOMA—and Clinton signed it? »

It can be difficult to remember how hostile the terrain was for LGBT advocates, even in recent decades. In 1996,…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 329
Score: 2

Why Senate Democrats Had To Invoke The ‘Nuclear Option’ »

A common mechanism used to gauge the frequency of filibusters is the number of “cloture motions” filed during a particular…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 125
Score: 2

Age of Senate May Explain Progressive Movement Opposition »

The Senate's slow acceptance of fundamentally progressive movements supported largely by younger generations may be explained by an age breakdown…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 92
Score: 2

How partisan is your Senator: Top 15 Republicans »

Maybe it's because they agree. Maybe it's because they're loyal. Maybe it's because that's where they get paid. These are…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 242
Score: 1

Slow pace for women in the Senate »

Women have made gains in the Senate since 1994, nevertheless they have only increased from 7 to 20 seats. Of…

Amparo C.
by: Amparo C.
views: 132
Score: 1

Colorado Senate Election »

The most recent polls put Cory Gardner slightly ahead of Mark Udall with an average margin of 3 points. If…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 84
Score: 1

The Landscape of the Midterm Elections »

The GOP need 51 seats to take control of the Senate. Assuming Real Clear Politic's data, they currently have 45…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 103
Score: 1

Bipartisan "Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act" Proposed in Senate »

Earlier this month, a bipartisan coalition of 27 Senators introduced the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act, which makes it clear…

RJC
by: RJC
views: 208
Score: 1

Senate's Most Powerful Republican is Least Popular Senator »

Another poll shows Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in a statistical tie with the likely Democratic challenger for his Senate seat,…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 91
Score: 1

Ever Wonder Why Congress Is Stagnant? This Might Be Why... »

Should it really be so surprising that Congress has trouble with progress, given the fact that the same people are…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 567

It's Harder To Pass A Bill Than You Think... »

Congress is a graveyard of bills that failed to become laws. In fact, for the 113th Congress, over 5700 separate…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 82

Modern Partisanship Undermines Our Justice and Our Democracy »

Modern senators, of both political parties, have repeatedly resorted to the filibuster, once a seldomly used tool, to obstruct the…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 62

The Price Tag Of A Congressional Seat »

Running for Congress takes guts, determination, and money. Lots of money. In order to secure a seat, the average House…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 111

Americans Expect Little From a Divided Government »

Despite introducing support for a handful of major programs such as free community college, President Obama is not expected to…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 46

The Faiths On The Hill »

We place a great deal of faith in our political leaders in Congress to get the job done, but in…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 58

Torture: Do The Ends Justify The Means? »

Enhanced interrogation methods can be brutal, to say the least. Still, many members of the CIA maintain that the methods…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 87

Alaska Senate Election: Conclusion »

The previously presented prediction by Real Clear Politics was proved accurate as Senator Dan Sullivan emerged victorious.

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 30

Iowa Senate Race »

This seems to be the end of the road for the Democrats this election cycle. With a 2.5 point average…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 70

McConnell v. Grimes: Senate Race in Kentucky »

This is the fifth state that appears to be going to the Republicans in this series. All they need is…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 58

Midterm Senate election in Georgia »

This race is one of the closest out of the 10 toss-ups this year. What are the politics at play…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 36

Louisiana Run-off Senate Race »

It is unlikely that any candidate will receive 50% of the vote due to a second Republican candidate Rob Maness.…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 50

New Hampshire Senate Race »

Incumbent Democrat Senator Jeanne Shaheen is ahead by an average margin of 2.5 points. It is still too close to…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 34

Arkansas Senate Race »

Republican candidate Tom Cotton leads in the polls by an average margin of 3.6 points. It is still too close…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 38

North Carolina Senate Race »

In North Carolina the Democrats are leading by a small margin. Potentially, this could be one of the 5 wins…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 52

The Alaska Senate Race »

In Alaska, incumbent Mark Begich is consistently down in the polls to Republican challenger Dan Sullivan. Alaska is one of…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 62

Political Fortune Teller »

Gallup's poll of who adults think will control the House has been an accurate predictor of the midterm elections in…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 93

It's the Midterm Shift - Dems Beware »

Historically Dems do better in Presidential years and Reps do better in midterms. To win the majority this year Republicans…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 109

New VA Program Could Cost Big Bucks »

In the rush to deal with the Veterans Affairs crisis, the senate voted 93-3 on June 11 to expand health…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 128
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