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Sens. Sanders and Warren hold hearing on how income inequality literally kills people

Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) held a hearing on Wednesday to investigate how the growing disparity between the rich and the poor impacts mortality and health. Watch video below:…

Rep. Baldwin calls for House to vote on ‘Buffett Rule’ tax for millionaires

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on Monday urged leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives to bring her legislation to the floor to enact the so-called Buffett Rule. “As tax day quickly approaches, middle class Americans deserve to know that our tax system has not been rigged against them,” she said.…

Rep. Baldwin: Obama ‘moving in right direction’ on same sex marriage

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the first openly gay member of Congress, would welcome support from President Barack Obama on the issue of same sex marriage, even if it was purely a electoral calculation. “Look, he is moving in the right direction on this issue,” she told the New York Times.…

Democratic Party of Wisconsin endorses Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin endorsed U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin on Monday as the party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Herb Kohl. “While the Republican Tea Party field runs further to the right and into the arms of their Wall Street masters, Tammy Baldwin has shown…

Retiring Sen. Kohl endorses openly-gay Baldwin for Senate

Retiring Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) endorsed Tammy Baldwin’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Monday as she opened her Senate campaign headquarters in Milwaukee, according to WISN.com Baldwin, who is currently representing Wisconsin’s 2nd district in the U.S. House, is running for the seat being vacated by Kohl. “We are…

Elizabeth Warren to enter Massachusetts Senate race Wednesday

Harvard professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren will officially announce Wednesday morning that she will challenge Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in 2012 to reclaim the Senate seat for the Democrats, a senior Massachusetts Democratic Party official confirmed to Raw Story. Warren’s candidacy has been the subject of speculation for more…

WI Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin: ‘I’m not afraid’

In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) insisted that she did not want her senatorial campaign to revolve around her sexuality but around her capability as a leader. “The people of Wisconsin are looking for someone who will be a fighter for them,” Baldwin said in…

Rep. Tammy Baldwin announces WI Senate run

Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), an openly gay congresswoman, announced Tuesday that she would run for the seat Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) will vacate upon his retirement in 2012. Baldwin’s name has been floated as a Democratic contender for the seat since mid-May, when Kohl announced his retirement. If she won,…

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