President Biden’s voting rights push appears to be barreling toward a failure in the Senate. Democrats are set to miss their self-imposed deadline for a vote that would change Senate rules to make it possible to pass voter protection legislation with no support from Republicans. NBC’s Josh Lederman reports for Weekend TODAY.
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- Associated Press
It started when CNN's Jeff Zeleny broke in with a question that referenced concerns many Americans hold about the competence of government, after the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal and the recent shortage of testing for COVID-19. Zeleny's question opened the floodgates. Biden took to calling on reporters at random, and what started as a very traditional presidential news conference became something else entirely, stretching to nearly two hours.
- The Guardian
Stephanie Grisham gave more significant details than expected about what Trump was doing before 6 January, sources say Stephanie Grisham, the then White House press secretary, in October 2019, listens as Donald Trump speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP The former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack that Donald Trump hosted secret meetings in the White House residence in d
"If you don't at least look at this with the closest possible microscope, you're basically saying that a president is completely above the law," the attorney said.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nobody's senator but theirs: Ron Johnson's backroom dealing shows who he's working for. It's not you.
The Republican senator's backdoor deal-making on the tax bill illustrates once again why he is so unfit for public office.
Twitter users torched the former president's daughter-in-law.
- The Daily Beast
Comedy CentralLast week, The Daily Show aired footage of its intrepid correspondent, Jordan Klepper, returning to the scene of the crime: the U.S. Capitol on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection.Klepper was in the crowd on that fateful day and confronted several pro-Trump rioters moments before they stormed the Capitol in a failed attempt to stop the 2020 presidential election from being certified. One year later, the reunion saw Klepper get in the face of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL),
- Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO — A group of Chicago civil rights attorneys signed a letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot Wednesday asking her to withdraw an ordinance introduced in September that aims to allow the fining of gang members and gives police the authority to seize their property. The proposal, called the “Victims’ Justice Ordinance,” was introduced as Lightfoot is under pressure to crack down on Chicago’s gun ...
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/GettyWe’re a year into the Biden presidency and the historic moment for broadscale change has come and is probably gone. Democrats are deflated, dreams of addressing society’s unmet needs — like strengthening the social safety net and addressing climate change — have been pared down and postponed. Voting rights are compromised and promises of transformational change have been shelved, at least for now.Reality is here. The time for wishful thin
- Miami Herald
As the Russians menace Ukraine by amassing at least 100,000 troops at the border, it is time to ask what Russian President Vladimir Putin is really after.
Family of US Marine killed in Afghanistan files $25 million lawsuit against Alec Baldwin, claiming the actor accused them of being insurrectionists on Instagram
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Trump Organization produced just 3 documents from Donald Trump in response to New York AG probe, court filings show
Lawyers for the Trump Organization argue its longtime CEO didn't have a big role in preparing its financial documents.
Pro-choice PAC Emily's List will cease support for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema over voting rights: 'She will find herself standing alone in the next election'
The statement comes after Sinema doubled down on her opposition to overhauling the filibuster, effectively killing Biden's push for voting rights legislation.
- National Review
Despite the resistance he's faced from his party over his opposition to reforming the legislative filibuster through unconventional avenues, moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said he won't be surrendering his long-held position.
- Business Insider
Eric Trump and Allen Weisselberg invoked their 5th Amendment rights more than 500 times in Trump Organization probe, court filing says
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"In Russia we're all tired of rolling our eyes," Navalny said, urging Biden to hit Putin where it hurts by targeting the Russian president's wealth.
Senate votes down change to its filibuster rules, dealing the fatal blow to Democrats' voting-rights push
The vote is a major setback for President Joe Biden's domestic agenda and for congressional Democrats, who failed to unify on the filibuster.
- Business Insider
Dozens of former Trump officials including John Kelly and Stephanie Grisham are formulating plans to thwart their former boss in 2022 and 2024
Miles Taylor, a Trump official turned prominent anti-Trump critic, led a conference call with former officials, and told CNN that the participants were "overflowing with ideas" on how to stop Trump.
The GOP's Lauren Boebert, Lindsey Graham, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kevin McCarthy, Kayleigh McEnany and Josh Hawley all were slammed for hypocrisy.
David Jolly slammed the Florida governor’s “narrative of freedom” as “really kneecapping democracy.”
- TCPalm | Treasure Coast Newspapers
Readers share their views on Brightline's safety risks; the need for term limits; and Biden's 'fiery' speech on voting rights