President Biden has passed an executive order to help people access abortions in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned. And congress has passed its first gun control law in nearly three decades in the wake of dozens of mass shootings. But are these pieces of legislative action enough? MSNBC contributor Jill Wine-Banks and The New Republic senior political correspondent Daniel Strauss joined Alicia Menendez on American voices to discuss.
- The Hill
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) received a warning early Sunday morning to follow the Senate’s decorum rules after he accused Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) of being “deceitful” and “dishonest” and vowed “we’re going to call you out.” “This gives phony and cynical a bad name,” Graham exclaimed when Hassan introduced her amendment. Graham’s outburst at Hassan…
- The Hill
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) clinched a victory on Wednesday when the Senate — including 48 of the chamber’s 50 Republicans — voted overwhelmingly to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO. The resolution, which cleared the chamber in a bipartisan 95-1 vote, was a top priority for the Republican leader, who wanted to send a signal…
- Business Insider
Liz Cheney says she favors serving with Democratic women with national security backgrounds over GOP lawmakers like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert
Cheney said she may have ideological disagreements with national security-minded Democrats, but "they love this country" and "do their homework."
- The Hill
The Senate voted along party lines Saturday afternoon to advance a sweeping bill to reform the tax code, tackle climate change and lower the cost of prescription drugs, taking a big step closer to giving President Biden a major victory before the November midterm elections. The Senate voted 51-50 to proceed to the 755-page bill, after Vice President…
Parliamentarian nixes Democrats’ plan to lower drug prices for Americans with private insurance.
- The Hill
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) on Sunday said he supports using the budget reconciliation process to bypass a Senate filibuster for the Inflation Reduction Act, but said using the process for bill after bill is “not the right way to do it,” calling for more bipartisan unity on key legislation. Cardin told “Fox News Sunday” anchor…
- The Hill
Several Democratic senators are saying they will vote “no” on any amendments introduced during a Senate vote-a-rama session in an effort to keep the party’s major climate, tax and health bill on course to pass. “We have a deal to take the biggest climate action in U.S. history. Every Senate Dem has agreed to it.…
- ABC News
Republicans strip $35 insulin price cap from Democrats' bill -- but insist Senate rules are to blame
Nearly uniform Republican opposition in the Senate on Sunday stripped a proposed cap on insulin prices in private insurance from Democrats' party-line climate, health and tax bill. Democrats had sought to overrule a decision from the Senate rules official, the parliamentarian, that a $35-per-month limit on insulin costs under private insurances did not comply with the budget reconciliation process, which allowed Democrats to pass their bill with a bare majority. The cap, which was proposed by Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., needed 60 votes to pass and remain in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
- Palm Beach Daily News
Florida specialty license plate that features "Don't Tread on Me" message warning of government tyranny. DeSantis says a message for out-of-state cars
GOP strips insulin out-of-pocket cap from bill: ‘Republicans have just gone on the record in favor of expensive insulin’
The bill retains a $35 per month for out-of-pocket insulin co-pays under Medicare even through the GOP successfully removed the cap for private insurance.
- Consequence of Sound
"Who have the Chinese invaded and slaughtered?" the Pink Floyd member asked. Roger Waters Calls Biden a “War Criminal,” Defends Russia and China in CNN Interview Alex Young
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- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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Donald Trump said White House doctor 'loved looking at my body' as he boasts about his health in CPAC speech
Former President Donald Trump used a speech at the CPAC in Dallas to make the case that he is a healthy and energetic 76-year-old.
Indiana state representative proposed bill to outlaw erectile dysfunction drugs in light of abortion ban
State Representative John L. Bartlett argued that banning erectile dysfunction drugs will put the onus of pregnancy onto men.
Sanders was compared to an animated character in a Schoolhouse Rock song called "I'm Just a Bill" during a break in the vote-a-rama on the Inflation Reduction Act.
- The New Voice of Ukraine
Russian forces have orders to advance in two directions simultaneously, putting them in a very difficult tactical position, head of the Ukraine-based New Geopolitics Research Network, Mykhailo Samus, said in an interview with NV Radio on Aug. 6.
Police arrested an Ohio man who is accused of sending more than three dozen letters laced with poop to Republican politicians, including Rep. Jim Jordan
Investigators staked out Richard John Steinle and watched him put on a glove and drop off a letter addressed to Jordan into the mail collection box.
- Fox News
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being slammed on Twitter after making comments about her so-called "connection" with China during her trip to the Indo-Pacific.
- Fox News
Tulsi Gabbard blasts Kamala Harris' 'hypocrisy' for Brittney Griner response after marijuana lockups as AG
Former Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard slammed Vice-President Kamala Harris in response to her tweet condemning Russia on WNBA star Brittney Griner's imprisonment.