Tag Archives: Dianne Feinstein

Feinstein’s Death Raises the Question: How are Vacant Senate Seats Filled?

Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife arrive at the U.S. District Court in New York City on Sept. 27, 2023. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images   here’s an empty seat in the U.S. Senate now that California’s longtime and senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, has died. And, following the Sept. 22, 2023, federal indictment on bribery and other charges of …

Read More »

Obama, Politicians Respond to Senate CIA Torture Report

President Obama says the CIA’s "troubling program" involving enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects in secret facilities outside the United States were "inconsistent" with America's values as nation. But some Republicans say they don't endorse the report's conclusions.

Read More »

Democratic Lawmakers Lead in Personal Contributions

While politicians are naturally more apt to give out of their own pockets than the average wealthy American, it’s important not to overstate the sums of money involved. Members of Congress focus their donations on party committees and candidates in roughly equal measure, targeting 40 percent of their contributions to the former and 38 percent to the latter.

Read More »