Senator Patrick Leahy

During a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) scolded EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for claiming he needs to fly first class at taxpayer expense due to security concerns.
The Senate must prevail in this Constitutional showdown between a secretive Executive Branch relic of the Cold War that has a long history of doing nasty things in our name.
President Obama emphasized we need to "turn the page" on the abuses committed under the Bush administration. But as Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy so aptly states, "We can't turn the page unless we first read the page."
Stephen Downing, former deputy chief of police for the LAPD, tells HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski that President Barack Obama should legalize the marijuana.
The Ledbetter case is not simply a story of how women are denied equal pay -- though it is certainly powerful on that front -- it is also a template for strategic action by progressives in fighting over the courts that could and should be scaled up and broadly deployed.