Mississippi Senate approves medical marijuana bill
- TCPalm | Treasure Coast Newspapers
Readers share their views on censorship vs. common sense and decency; columnist Ben Shapiro; and the proposed 15-week ban on abortion in Florida
Their majority is fragile and could falter at any moment.
- The Week
Schumer and McConnell are giving bipartisan Electoral Count Act reform gang a chance
Herschel Walker says it's 'totally unfair' to ask him if he supports the bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed last year: 'I have to see all the facts'
"I think you've gotta be an Alabama fan," Walker snapped when asked his views about the law.
- The Hill
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said on Wednesday that supporting a primary challenger to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) such as Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) would be "the easiest decision."While appearing on the "11th Hour" on MSNBC, Ocasio-Cortez was asked by host Mehdi Hasan whether she agreed with fellow progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who recently suggested he would support primary challenges against Sinema and Sen. Joe...
- The Hill
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) predicted Wednesday that potential Supreme Court nominee J. Michelle Childs would get GOP support in the Senate if President Biden taps her to fill Justice Stephen Breyer's seat on the Supreme Court.News broke on Wednesday that Breyer, who has served on the bench for more than 27 years, will retire at the end of the current term, paving the way for Biden to nominate a Supreme Court justice.Clyburn told...
Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas invested in electric cars after bashing Democrats for being 'obsessed' with them
The Republican congressman also serves on a key committee that has the power to oversee electric vehicle issues, raising conflict of interest questions.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators have been meeting to hammer out legislation that would dramatically increase the amount of U.S. military aid for Ukraine, as it faces the threat of an invasion by Russia. The group of about five Democrats and five Republican Senators has made progress in talks on a bill, a source familiar with the negotiations told Reuters. Their goal is to write a bill that will pass the Senate next week.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday urged President Biden "not to outsource" his nominee to succeed Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer "to the radical left."What he's saying: "Looking ahead — the American people elected a Senate that is evenly split at 50-50. To the degree that President Biden received a mandate, it was to govern from the middle, steward our institutions, and unite America," McConnell said in a statement.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Su
- The Hill
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) expressed openness to lowering the income limits for families to access the expanded child tax credit if it helps win Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-W.Va.) support for the party's sweeping climate and social spending bill.Clyburn said in an interview with The Washington Post on Thursday that he thinks Democrats still have wiggle room with getting Manchin on board with a party-backed expansion to the child tax...
- The Olympian
Implementation of the state’s new long-term care program is being delayed by the new bills.
- Miami Herald
Activists with Students for a Democratic Society staged a protest in the middle of a Florida House committee meeting Thursday as lawmakers were taking up a controversial bill banning abortions after 15 weeks.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The retiring senator said in a sworn declaration that the redrawing of District 10 violated the Voting Rights Act, thereby weakening Black and Hispanic voting power.
"It's not too hard to get more liberal than me," Manchin said, adding that he would vote for a SCOTUS pick with differing "philosophical beliefs."
In a letter dated Jan. 26, 2022, Senators Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ron Wyden (D-Or.) and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) urged President Biden and...
Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy says it will be 'awfully difficult' for the GOP to slow-walk Biden's Supreme Court pick
"I think it's going to be awfully difficult for the Republicans, after setting that precedent, to stretch things out," the Vermont Democrat told CNN.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin Supreme Court rules GOP properly hired redistricting attorneys at taxpayer expense before a lawsuit existed
The ruling comes as the Wisconsin Supreme Court prepares to decide where to draw the state's legislative and congressional lines.
- The Guardian
At least 10 injured and a bus and several cars left stranded in wreckage after 477ft-long bridge on Forbes Avenue caved in A Port Authority bus that was on the bridge when it collapsed on 28 January is visible through trees in Pittsburgh’s East End. Photograph: Matt Freed/AP It would be hard to imagine a more dramatic way to illustrate the need for investment in US infrastructure that Joe Biden spoke about in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday. Hours before his visit and just four miles from wh
The majority leader isn't crushing the 16 lawmakers working to alter the Electoral Count Act, despite saying it was “unacceptably insufficient" compared to voting reform.
- The Week
We appear to be at the start of one of the most routine processes in our politics