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November 24, 2013

Watch out - Millennials to take on U.S. politics

  • 2035 could be the year when Millennials take over the United States Congress, give or take a few years, as according to a study and a mathematical 30-44-53 rule. The rule states that a majority will only reach once the oldest elected office of a generation hits the age of 53. And for the Senate, Millennials will conquer it in the years of 2036 to 2044 source
14:20 // 9 months ago
November 21, 2013
The Senate is a living thing, and to survive it must change, as it has over the history of this great country.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, on dropping the nuclear option for executive branch appointees. Now the chamber can approve appointees with a simple up-down majority. Should ease up the pace a little.
12:57 // 9 months ago
November 20, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: November 20, 2013

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the U.S., and Illinois is the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Lincoln is from Illinois. Coincidence? We think not.

Welcome to the District: A freshman member of congress got mugged in D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Adam Levine is People’s sexiest man alive. We showed up on the list, too—our rank was 3,323,212th.

"Father of the internet" Vent Cerf says that “privacy may actually be an anomaly,” historically speaking.

The New York Times thinks it can replace Nate Silver internally. Good luck, David Leonhardt.

21:57 // 9 months ago
November 18, 2013
fred-wilson:

This current price spike is making last spring’s look like a blip

FYI: A United States Senate panel is holding a hearing on bitcoin today.

fred-wilson:

This current price spike is making last spring’s look like a blip

FYI: A United States Senate panel is holding a hearing on bitcoin today.

10:40 // 9 months ago
November 3, 2013
I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer gray skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are gray.
This week, drone victims from Waziristan spoke about their experiences with drone attacks in a United States lawmaker session. However, only five lawmakers attended. Another person affected by drone usage said, "We hear the noise 24 hours a day."
11:00 // 10 months ago
October 14, 2013
18:06 // 10 months ago
8:30 // 10 months ago
perzadook:

OCT. 21, 2013

Government shutdown spooks. If you look at the details of the cover here, there are tombstones that mark the theoretical political deaths of healthcare, gun control, immigration and something else. And to the top left, there are the lingering ghost powers of Boehner and Cruz. 

perzadook:

OCT. 21, 2013

Government shutdown spooks. If you look at the details of the cover here, there are tombstones that mark the theoretical political deaths of healthcare, gun control, immigration and something else. And to the top left, there are the lingering ghost powers of Boehner and Cruz. 

8:00 // 10 months ago
October 13, 2013
The last 24 hours have not been good.
Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn) says on the ongoing debate over the debt ceiling and government shutdown in Washington D.C. There has been a back and forth on deals to reopen the government and possibly raise the debt ceiling in the U.S.
12:58 // 10 months ago
August 29, 2013

Wanted: Unpaid interns to work for free in the Senate. Oh yeah, it’s in DC, which isn’t cheap

  • 35 the number of Senate offices that pay their interns for the work they do, which they can do based on federal law. That said, if you’re looking to get a couple of bucks out of the gig, you better hope you’re working for a Republican—despite being the majority party, just 11 Democratic senators pay for your right to work for them—and 80 percent of Senate Democrats are asking for volunteers. source
22:57 // 1 year ago