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    (CNN)Some Republicans worry that Donald Trump's persistent false claims of voter fraud could depress GOP voter turnout and turn off moderates and independents, potentially setting the party up for another Georgia-style disaster in the midterms. As the defeated former President jumps back into the political fray, Trump is continuing to amplify his lies about the election -- and even recently...
    Mother Jones illustration; Getty; AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.“We’re doing a lot of therapy,” Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said to me as he entered the House chamber on Tuesday afternoon. He was referring to the state of mind of his House Democratic colleagues as they...
    Republican Ohio Rep. Michael Turner said Wednesday that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley should not have any “indignation” over seeing his calls to China in the media, saying he “chose to talk to reporters instead” of them. WATCH: “General Milley, with indignation in front of the House and the Senate, you have commented on...
    The no. 2 Democrats in the House and Senate gave contradictory messages about their plan to raise the debt ceiling Tuesday, with one saying that Democrats may have to resort to a procedure that allows them to pass it without Republican votes while the other called that same plan a “non-starter.” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters Tuesday that...
    Current and former Team USA gymnasts including Simone Biles are set to testify on Wednesday in the Senate’s hearing on the FBI’s investigation of former team trainer Larry Nassar.  The Senate Judiciary committee shared on Monday that Biles and her former teammates McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Maggie Nichols will testify in the full committee meeting.  The Justice Department Inspector General...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – State Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman and several other parents are suing over the statewide school mask mandate. READ MORE: Pennsylvania Mandates Masks For K-12 Schools The group is suing the acting secretary of the Pennsylvania Health Department, claiming she didn’t have the authority to issue the mask mandate. Gov. Tom Wolf...
    Senators have advanced President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees at a rapid pace, but the administration still lags behind its predecessors in filling vacancies throughout the executive branch at the 200-day mark of Biden’s presidency. The White House unveiled its sixth slate of judicial nominees on Thursday and has already gotten nine nominees confirmed to the bench, according to the American...
    It’s better to have a war of words than a real war. If you’re looking for a silver lining to our current political situation, the political combat between our elected leaders has been confined to mean tweets and name-calling, not gunplay and death. Consider a recent incident that barely even registered: When asked about Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s criticism of...
    (CNN)Republicans from Georgia to Washington, DC, are searching for a viable candidate to mount a Senate bid in the Peach State next year, fearing that former President Donald Trump's choice, football great Herschel Walker, would implode if he ran and could cost the GOP a winnable seat.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested to allies that former Georgia senators David...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a number of criminal justice reforms into law on Thursday – including a ban on deceptive tactics when police are questioning minors. “False confessions have played a role in far too many false convictions leading to painful and often life-altering consequences,” Gov. Pritzker said Thursday. READ MORE: New Loyola Study Concludes Prison...
    Top political leaders at the Minnesota Capitol are making progress on the two-year state budget before a July 1 deadline for government shutdown. But while lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz have struck deals on everything from taxes to education, one thorny issue remains at an impasse: policing. Lawmakers have now agreed to 12 of the 13 bills that fund what’s...
    VIDEO5:1705:17Apple and other U.S. companies remain under pressure to answer for China's 'repression,' says Sen. Chris CoonsSquawk Box Apple, Cisco and other U.S. companies with deep ties to China are under increasing pressure to address Beijing's "repression of human rights and democracy," one of President Joe Biden's key allies in the Senate said Thursday on CNBC's "Squawk Box." The comments...
    Sen. Joe Manchin talks with reporters after stepping off the Senate Floor at the U.S. Capitol on May 28. Sen. Joe Manchin seems to believe upholding bipartisan sentiments equates to siding with white supremacists who have for centuries used voter intimidation tactics, chief among them lynchings, to run Black voters from the polls. Worse yet, the Democrat from West Virginia...
    The Senate minority leader previously called it an 'exotic notion' to consider the year slavery began in America as a key historical moment. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that efforts to expand understanding of Black history in America and its relationship with slavery were misguided because there...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — The California State Senate on Wednesday advanced three criminal justice reform bills, including one that could end the careers of bad apple police officers, an idea that failed last year despite broad public outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But even some supporters made it clear the Senate-approved bill needs more work...
    If you're worried about Senate Democrats failing to pass key elements of President Joe Biden's agenda, you're not alone. "The longer we wait, the more anxious we become,” Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois told The Hill, adding, "We have a lot to do, and a limited amount of time." Durbin seems to be channeling a broader sense of unease that's...
    Georgia Democrats' focus on narrow demographic slices of the electorate could prove especially intriguing to party leaders in other Southern Sun Belt states. The Georgia Democratic Party has its answer for how the state delivered its electoral votes to Joe Biden for president in November and gave Democrats control of...
    Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, launched another attack on the Republican-controlled Arizona State Senate’s audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results Monday, and complained election officials in other states are concerned they may soon be subject to similar audits. The audit, which began on April 23 in the Phoenix Memorial Coliseum, resumed on Monday after a one-week...
    Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) will challenge Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) in the Democrat Senate primary race, abandoning the House for an opportunity to challenge incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). “Stephanie Murphy has never lost a race, despite representing one of the most competitive seats in the country,” Murphy’s staffer Lauren Calmet told Florida Politics. “She is an effective legislator, a proven fundraiser, and...
    President Joe Biden on Friday defended pushing for coronavirus and infrastructure spending legislation over gun control reform after a FedEx employee shot dead eight former co-workers in Indianapolis overnight, just the latest mass shooting since he took office. "I've never not prioritized this. No one has worked harder to deal with the violence used by individuals using weapons than I...
    Ford, General Motors, and 30 other Michigan companies are denouncing voting bills introduced by the Michigan state Senate. The businesses released a joint statement Tuesday saying they are united for principles such as equal ballot access, and against moves that limit voting in “historically disenfranchised communities.” “Our nation is strongest when we stand together,” the corporations said in the joint...
                      by Scott McClallen  Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, D–Flint, and state Rep. Julie M. Rogers, D–Kalamazoo, are sponsoring bills aimed to allow high schoolers earn their diploma without Algebra II. Senate Bill 318 and House Bill 4595 were introduced Wednesday with bipartisan support. Currently, Michigan students must complete Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II,...
    Virginia Del. Cia Price (D), who led the push for the state's new voting rights act. Leading Off ● Virginia: Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has signed several bills into law that aim to expand voting access, most prominently a measure that makes Virginia the first state in the country to enact a state-level voting rights act modeled on the federal...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Senate passed a bill unanimously, 31-0, Wednesday, March 31, aimed at preventing bad law enforcement officers from going from moving around from police department to police department. Under SB 24, police chiefs, sheriffs, and others in law enforcement who hire police officers must go through a set of steps to check the backgrounds into...
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    Photo credit: Ludovic Marin, Pool, AFP via Getty Images In a telling example of how Republicans still consider Donald Trump their party’s kingmaker, a group of Ohio Senate GOP hopefuls felt compelled to personally tout their candidacies during a private meeting with the former president at Mar-a-Lago. According to a report in Politico, four Republicans eyeing the 2022 Ohio Senate race were...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would decriminalize the possession and distribution of drug paraphernalia — including hypodermic needles and syringes. “All this bill does is try to keep criminalization away from the people that are using...
    (CNN)In the opening months of Joe Biden's presidency, Congress' job was crystal clear: Pass a relief bill and get it signed into law. The understanding was that every other priority: guns, immigration, infrastructure, climate and voting rights could wait on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers were fully on-board, redirecting plans so that nothing would distract from a unified message.But, the quiet part...
    New York : Young “Dreamers” during a rally in June 2020 in San Diego, California. Photo: SANDY HUFFAKER / . / . The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the largest organization in the United States that advocates for the rights of Hispanics in the country, asked the members of the Federal Senate to...
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois accused each other of lying about stimulus checks being cut to illegal immigrants. On Monday, Durbin — the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate — wrote a tweet accusing Cruz of "trying to rile people up over misinformation." "We simply cannot stand by and allow outright falsehoods to be...
    New York : File image of a joint session in the United States Congress. Photo: KEVIN DIETSCH / . / . The Democratic majority in the federal Senate approved its version of the $ 1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” which includes the $ 1,400 stimulus checks and a $ 300 weekly unemployment extension through September....
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Delaware Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons joined six other Democrats to vote against a $15 per hour minimum wage on Friday. The amendment was introduced by Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Eight Democrats and all 50 Republicans voted no on the amendment. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA) — The U.S. Senate has begun debate on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, and it’s not the same as the plan approved by the U.S. House of Representatives. Political editor Jon Delano spoke with both U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D) and Pat Toomey (R) to learn more about what it means for us. READ...
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate is negotiating how much to adjust the Democrats' massive coronavirus relief package that passed the House last week.While the final Senate bill has not been released yet, lawmakers are expected to make two major changes -- narrowing eligibility for the stimulus checks and nixing an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.The bulk...
    President Joe Biden suffered his first major setback in completing his Cabinet after the withdrawal this week of the nomination of Neera Tanden to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget. While the collapse of the Tanden nomination is seen as a defeat for the new president and his White House, Biden is far from the first president to see a high...
    New York : After Congress approves the aid, it takes the IRS a week to send out the first payments. Photo: PHOTO: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURE / . The Budget Committee in the Senate, chaired by Bernie sanders (Vermont), continues with the integration of the $ 1.9 trillion economic stimulus package. Although there is no...
    White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Wednesday that if Neera Tanden isn’t confirmed by the Senate, then she will be placed in another position within the administration that doesn’t require confirmation. Klain appeared on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” and was asked by host Joy Reid about the confirmation of Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of...
    Fox News host Sean Hannity scolded Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Monday for speaking out against former President Donald Trump after voting to acquit him in his impeachment trial over the weekend. The "Hannity" host took aim at "Republicans who have turned their backs on the former president," in his opening monologue, pointing specifically to the "sanctimonious" McConnell as well as the seven Republican...
    February 15, 2021 10:11 AM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. The main person in charge of the accusation against Donald Trump in the United States Senate (USA), Jamie Raskin, questioned this Sunday the attitude shown by some Republicans during the impeachment. Despite considering the former president “morally responsible for provoking” the disturbances in the Capitol, they chose to...
    Donald Trump's team completely freaked out when Democrats and five Republicans including Lindsey Graham voted to call other witnesses in his impeachment trial Saturday, according to a report. Insiders close to the former president were said to be 'floored' 'stunned, stupefied [and in a] total panic' as the Senate voted 55-45 to allow witnesses to be called in Trump's trial for...
    Fox News host Sean Hannity joined the conservative pile-on over the Trump impeachment team’s widely panned performance on Tuesday, gently dragging Bruce Castor over his “meandering” presentation while pressing fellow Trump lawyer David Schoen to potentially replace Castor. Following the House Democrats’ powerful and highly prepared opening arguments during Tuesday’s Senate impeachment trial, which drew praise from many Senate Republicans...
    WASHINGTON -- Former President Donald Trump's historic Senate impeachment started Tuesday, this time over the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol.While Trump's acquittal is expected, all 100 senators will first have to sit at their desks and listen to hours of graphic testimony from House Democrats about the riots, which left five people dead. The House impeached...
    WASHINGTON -- Former President Donald Trump's historic Senate impeachment trial begins Tuesday, this time over the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol.While Trump's acquittal is expected, all 100 senators will first have to sit at their desks and listen to hours of graphic testimony from House Democrats about the riots, which left five people dead. The House...
    A Senate panel in Arizona approved on Thursday sweeping abortion legislation that would, among other things, prohibit the procedure from being performed based on an unborn child's Down syndrome diagnosis or other genetic abnormality. If doctors performed those abortions, they could face between two and nine years of prison. While the bill exempts mothers from civil or criminal liability, fathers who are married to the...
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