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Esquire: After the Filibuster

For example, Bernie Sanders, whose presidential campaign first hit a pothole on the issue of gun control, wasn’t even in town. He was resting up back in Vermont. Ben Sasse, the Republican from Nebraska, apparently “joined” merely for the opportunity to ask questions, but equally conservative Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania joined in full support of the proposed legislation. But the undeniable star was Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who was the most eloquent spokesperson that Murphy had on his side. The first openly gay member of the Senate, Baldwin spoke first as a member of the LGBT community:

HUFFINGTON POST: First Openly Gay Senator Wants Everyone To Remember Orlando Massacre Was A Hate Crime

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), who in 2012 became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, wants to remind people that Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was a hate crime.

Flanked by her fellow Senate Democrats — as well as the family members of people who died last year in the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, and San Bernardino, California — Baldwin explained on Thursday why the shooting in Orlando, which left at least 49 people dead, fit the criteria of a hate crime.

The House erupted in chaos Thursday morning with Democrats crying foul after Republicans hastily convinced a few of their own to switch their votes and narrowly block an amendment intended to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from discrimination. It was an unruly scene on the floor, with Democrats chanting “shame!” after GOP leaders […]

Part of OZY’s occasional Know This Name series on prominent leaders in business, sports, politics and other fields.
On the floor of the Democratic convention in San Francisco it was near bedlam. Women danced in the aisles, tears in their eyes, strangers embraced and cigars stamped “It’s a Girl” were joyfully handed out to chants of “Ger-ry, Ger-ry!” And then the woman of the hour approached the podium. “Ladies and gentlemen of the convention, my name is Geraldine Ferraro,” she began to deafening applause.

(WLUK) — Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin joined FOX 11 Political Reporter Andrew LaCombe Wednesday morning for another Connect to Congress interview. Baldwin answered questions about troops in Syria; the future of the Supreme Court; fighting heroin addiction and prescription drug abuse and college affordability. Continue to Fox 11 News’s website to watch the interview […]

BROKAW, Wis. — One of Wisconsin’s U.S. Senators is proposing legislation to prevent investment groups from taking over companies so they can liquidate the assets for short term profit. Democrat Tammy Baldwin has authored The Brokaw Act, named for the community of Brokaw, Wisconsin, where the major employer for a century was shut down. A […]

GREEN BAY – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Friday said the federal government must ensure communities like Green Bay have safe drinking water and an overall strong water infrastructure. Baldwin is a sponsor of the Testing, Removal and Updated Evaluations of Lead Everywhere in American for Dramatic Enhancements that Restore Safety of Homes, Infrastructure and […]