For today’s GOP, our democracy is no longer worth defending
Today, the courage and willingness to protect the idea that everyone who’s qualified to vote deserves a chance to vote has all but vanished in the GOP.
Senate Democrats’ voting rights push stalls in the face of GOP opposition
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans shut down efforts to open debate on a sweeping elections reform and voting rights bill brought to the Senate floor by Democrats Tuesday night.
U.S. House OKs commission to probe Jan. 6 Capitol attack, but McConnell objections may doom it
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday 252-175 to give the go-ahead to the formation of an independent, bipartisan commission that would investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, despite objections from Republican leaders that the scope of the commission was not wide enough and other investigations are ongoing.
Kyrsten Sinema is wrong to defend the Senate filibuster
As the 117th Congress begins, the US Senate is in chaos. And Senator Minority Leader Mitch Connell is to blame.
Congress strikes deal on new pandemic relief after settling dispute over Fed lending
WASHINGTON — A deal on a coronavirus relief package finally emerged on Sunday night, after members of Congress resolved a days-long impasse over a provision sought by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania to ensure that several temporary Federal Reserve lending programs will end this year. Working through that disagreement over the Fed was a […]
Workers’ COVID-19 lawsuits could be quashed under GOP push in Congress
WASHINGTON — A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with a Tyson meat packing facility in Iowa alleged that managers secretly took bets on how many employees would get sick from COVID-19.
As states face the loss of federal help amid ‘the worst part of the crisis,’ Washington is at a standstill
WASHINGTON — The number of coronavirus infections across the country is swelling at a perilous time for state governments, just weeks before federal support rushed through Congress in the pandemic’s early stages is set to end.
Arizona senators split as divided Senate puts Barrett on Supreme Court
WASHINGTON – Arizona conservative groups hailed the confirmation of “capable, brilliant” Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, after a rushed vote Monday that split the Senate along party lines.
UPDATED: Kelly opposes adding new seats to Supreme Court
***This article has been updated to include Kelly’s opposition to the addition of new seats to the U.S. Supreme Court. He initially took no position on the issue. Mark Kelly opposes adding new seats to the U.S. Supreme Court, a proposal that some Democrats are floating if Senate Republicans confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth […]
Senate GOP emergency relief plan leaves out direct aid to states, cities
Senate Republicans unveiled their latest coronavirus relief proposal Tuesday but were met with swift objections from Democrats.
Trump’s $400 a week jobless aid could be just $300. It depends on where you live.
Governors, lawmakers and state unemployment agencies on Monday wrestled with confusion created by President Donald Trump’s executive action extending unemployment benefits, and it appeared some states could settle for $300 a week in benefits instead of the $400 that the president touted.
Trump issues sweeping executive orders after coronavirus aid talks break down
President Donald Trump on Saturday circumvented Congress and took action into his own hands after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations over another coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill.