Last night, there were 44 House primaries, 4 Senate primaries, and 7 gubernatorial primaries. You can track them -- in fact, every race in the country, every 2010 midterm -- on our non-partisan, publicly-editable wiki project: RaceTracker. Click through for links to each individual race and a helpful one-sentence summary of exactly where things stand after last night.Read Full Article
Elena Kagan gets approved by The Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Schumer (D-NY) is rated the most active member of Congress. House and Senate Dems go back-and-forth over the delay of the food safety bill. And President Obama urges Congress for legislation on equal pay for women. Not to mention the major unemployment bill (H.R. 4213), which is of course our most-commented-on and most-tracked bill by users over the past month.
For all the best info: peruse the bill's latest news and blog coverage from around the Web, see the highest-rated user comments, visit our community-generated Benefit Wiki project to better understand how it affects your state, read our helpful past coverage of the bill's long journey, and send us your questions: writeus at opencongress dot org. All this and more in today's roundup of links on Congress.Read Full Article
Not surprisingly, the vote over Obama's $3.6 trillion budget (H. Con. Res. 85) tonight was a deeply partisan affair. Not a single Republican voted in favor. Republicans have been very good this session of Congress with holding their party together in opposition to the Presidents' most significant measures. The Democrats, on the other hand, always tend to lose some votes to the other side. On Obama's budget, a full 20 Democrats votes with the Republicans against Obama's budgetRead Full Article