Maria Cantwell

In a valiant effort to undo one of the regulatory fuckups that led to the 2007-08 financial crisis, a bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would reinstate some of the provisions of the New Deal-era Glass-Steagall Act, requiring banks to separate their retail banking functions from their riskier investment activities, essentially forcing […]

It can be difficult to run for Senate. Your Wonkette knows; we haven’t done it many times because of how difficult it is. Michael Baumgartner, though, is running for Senate against Maria Cantwell, and was righteously pissed off because a reporter asked him questions that weren’t on his agenda, and so responded thoughtfully about the […]

DEATH  5:10 pm September 29, 2009

Other Public Option Dies, Too!

by Jim Newell

Our dear friends in the Senate Finance Committee have voted down the Schumer/Cantwell “less cool but still cool” public option amendment as well, 13-10 (Dems voting no: Baucus, Conrad, Lincoln), so there will officially (we think?) not be a public option in the Senate Finance Committee bill. SURPRISE.

SENATE  8:18 pm December 4, 2007

Mike McHaney’s Axis of Fun

by John Clarke Jr.

SENATE  8:00 am December 4, 2007

McHaney Held Without Bail

by John Clarke Jr.

WONK'D  5:47 pm September 14, 2007

Trivia Night

by Alex Pareene

WHITE HOUSE  7:00 am April 17, 2006

Daily Briefing: Get a Grip

by henry