Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock believes lawmakers might finally agree on how to prevent some of them.
- The Root
This year, Black Music Month has had its highs, like President Biden officially recognizing it at the White House, and its um, lows. (We know y’all caught that Verzuz performance Thursday night.) But perhaps one of the biggest wins for Black music this month came courtesy of no one other than the Monica Denise, and her Tiny Desk performance. On Friday morning, the legendary R&B diva partnered with NPR’s Tiny Desk (at home) series to gift her fans with a few of her classics, and a new surprise si
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyAre Senators Susan Collins and Joe Manchin stupid, or do they just think we are?Both self-identified centrist, pro-choice senators voted to confirm Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, two of the six jurists responsible for curb-stomping American women’s rights back into the 1960s with today’s ruling on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health. They did so because, at the time, they were assured that both Gorsuch and Kavan
Democrats passed Biden's stimulus law without GOP votes. Here's why they can't do the same to bring back Roe v. Wade.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin wants her party to consider reconciliation. It's a long shot that risks setting off a confrontation with centrists like Manchin.
- The Hill
Marc Short, former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff who was in the role on Jan. 6, 2021, said he had no reason to believe that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) was personally involved in attempts to hand a list of fake electors to Pence in order to overturn election results the former vice president…
- Charlotte Observer
NC scholar: The elected branches of government must fight back, as has happened before in history | Opinion
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John Adams wrote the "right to keep and to bear arms" into the Massachusetts Constitution a decade before it appeared in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
After calls from AOC and other Dems to expand the court, White House says Biden 'does not agree' with the move
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Saturday that expanding the court was one of the ways the President and Congress could ensure abortion access across the country.
- The Hill
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) on Sunday said conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices who “misled” Americans during their confirmation hearings about whether or not they supported overturning Roe v. Wade should be impeached and face “consequences” for lying under oath. Ocasio-Cortez told NBC’s “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd the Supreme Court “dramatically overreached its authority”…
Chris Murphy texted 'Are you serious?' to Kyrsten Sinema after she expressed interest in Senate gun reform talks: NYT
Sinema has stymied some of President Joe Biden's biggest domestic agenda items, but was fully onboard with the bipartisan gun negotiations.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gov. Tony Evers vows to offer doctors clemency if they are prosecuted under the state's 1849 abortion law
In the shadow of Roe v. Wade being overturned, state Democrats gathered in La Crosse for their first in-person convention in three years.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Abortion-rights supporters pounded on the glass doors and windows of the state Senate building and defaced several state memorials.
- Austin American-Statesman
Texas Sen. John Cornyn was one of the bill's authors, but a number of Texas Republicans voted against the measure.
- USA TODAY
The House passed the most meaningful gun reform legislation in 28 years. President Biden signed into law during a White House ceremony.
- The Guardian
The email from Alabama’s Mo Brooks potentially reveals what conduct by lawmakers he feared might be criminal
Democrats have called for more seats to be added to the nine-member court, which currently has a 6-3 conservative majority.
At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the American economy immediately fell into recession, with unemployment spiking to 14.8%, the highest since records began in 1948. In response, the U.S....
Biden signs bipartisan gun reform bill into law, one of the most significant pieces of federal firearms legislation in decades
The bill includes millions of dollars for mental health services and school security, while also incentivizing states to enact red flag laws.
UPDATE, Saturday, 6:20 AM PT: President Biden signed the bipartisan gun safety bill into law on Saturday, saying that “time is of the essence” and “lives will be saved” by the legislation. “While this bill doesn’t do everything I want, it does include actions I have long called for,” Biden said, calling it a “monumental […]
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STORY: The U.S. House passed a significant gun safety bill on Friday, for the first time in three decades.PELOSI: "The motion is adopted."It came a day after a Supreme Court ruling that moved to broadly expand gun rights, ruling that Americans have a constitutional right to carry handguns in public.Friday’s bill in Congress does not go as far as Democrats, including U.S. President Joe Biden, had hoped for.It does not ban sales of assault-style rifles or high-capacity magazines.However, it does take some steps that would help states keep guns out of the hands of those deemed to be a danger to themselves or others and block gun sales to those convicted of abusing unmarried intimate partners.Democrat and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:"All of us who have met with survivors in the wake of the tragedies have heard their message loud and clear: we must do something. Today, in their honor, we heed their powerful cry, sending the major gun violence prevention legislation to President Biden's desk for signature.”Gun control has long been a divisive issue in the United States with multiple attempts to place new controls on gun sales failing time after time until Friday.What some Democrats called a modest, first-step bill followed mass murders last month at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York and an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.The House voted 234-193 on Friday’s bill. Only 14 Republicans backed the measure.Republican House lawmaker Jim Jordan argued that the bill infringed on the constitutional right to ‘keep and bear arms’ that conservatives say should be broadly protected."Today they (Democrats) are coming after Americans' law-abiding American citizens' Second Amendment liberties... They can take your gun. They can take your guns. They can take away your Second Amendment rights. And then you have to petition to have a subsequent hearing where you get them back."The White House said President Biden will sign the bill into law on Saturday morning.
- Business Insider
The Arizona State Senate had to be evacuated after tear gas police deployed on protesters spread into the building
Law enforcement shot tear gas into a crowd of demonstrators while the Senate was in session.