Now that Democrats have put a date on their plan of attack for the filibuster, Congressman Jim Clyburn joins Ali Velshi to share insight into his meetings with Sen. Joe Manchin that were focused on the idea that legislation to protect basic voting rights goes beyond personal politics and one’s own campaign. It’s about making sure colleagues who still believe in democracy can stay in office. “The thing to do is think about your brother's prospects of going forward.”
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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.
- Chicago Tribune
Chicago mayor ordered Columbus statues removed during 2020 unrest. A lawsuit by Italian Americans claims that violated a Park District contract
CHICAGO — Italian Americans seeking the return of Chicago’s Christopher Columbus statue to its former pedestal in Little Italy allege that Mayor Lori Lightfoot interfered with a Park District contract to keep the monument on display “in perpetuity,” according to a recently filed complaint. Lightfoot has been newly added as a defendant in a lawsuit the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans ...
The bridge was listed as being in "poor condition" by Pennsylvania's transportation department. Officials said a gas line was cut in the collapse.
- 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
Mike Pence made clear the scale of his rift with Trump, saying he hasn't spoken to him since last summer
Pence called the Capitol riot — where Trump supporters were calling to "hang Mike Pence" — "difficult," but insisted he and Trump "parted amicably."
Their majority is fragile and could falter at any moment.
Ukraine's defence minister said on Friday Berlin's reluctance to supply Kyiv with weapons encourages Russian aggression, and suggested Moscow may hope to revive the German Democratic Republic in eastern Germany. Unlike some of its NATO allies, Germany is not providing Kyiv with arms during its standoff with Russia, which has massed troops near Ukraine.
- Cincinnati.com | The Enquirer
Thomas Massie tweeted that the 16th and 17th amendments were "egregious mistakes."
- The Hill
Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) leaders are urging the Democrat-controlled Senate to pass President Biden's Build Back Better package by March 1, saying the timing would give him a much-needed opportunity to announce a major accomplishment during his State of the Union address."In the months since negotiations around the Build Back Better Act stalled, the case for this legislation has only become more urgent," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D...
Josh Mandel and Morgan Harper, running for Senate from opposite ends of the political spectrum, debated in Columbus. A moment for consensus it was not.
- Rolling Stone
The students and artists of Kharkiv are embracing their history and sticking it to the Russian president
Fox News' Tomi Lahren told officers at a policing conference that prominent police killings could have been avoided if people 'would just comply'
A Washington Post investigation found that Lahren's comments were consistent with those made by several other prominent police conference speakers.
Former Florida Republican David Jolly slammed the “pandemic of lunacy that is infecting” the GOP.
- Associated Press
The late Bob Dole, a former U.S. Senate majority leader and Republican presidential nominee also celebrated as a World War II hero, will be buried with military honors Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery. The foundation named for his widow, former Cabinet secretary and North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, announced plans for a private service at the historic Washington-area cemetery. Dole, a native of Russell in western Kansas, died Dec. 5 at the age of 98.
- The Telegraph
Liz Truss has dismissed claims that she was responsible for a “staggering waste” of taxpayers’ cash after it emerged that she chartered a private jet to Australia at an estimated cost of £500,000.
China's ambassador to the U.S. warned in a rare interview with NPR that if Taiwanese authorities "keep going down the road for independence," it would "most likely" lead to a "military conflict" between the U.S. and China.Why it matters: Chinese officials rarely speak in such blunt terms, but veteran diplomat Qin Gang was unequivocal: "The Taiwan issue is the biggest tinderbox between China and the United States."Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Context:
- The Courier Journal
The survey asks Kentucky voters about the expected matchup between Republican incumbent Sen. Rand Paul and progressive Democrat Charles Booker.
- National Review
Bodycam Footage Shows Migrants Flown into NY in Dead of Night: ‘Everything Is Supposed to Be Hush-Hush’
Bodycam footage shows federal contractors dropping off migrants at the Westchester County Airport last summer.
- The Telegraph
Nicola Sturgeon and, to a lesser extent, Mark Drakeford, the First Ministers respectively of Scotland and Wales, finally got the message this week that what Britain needs is not restriction, but as swift a return to normality as possible. Ms Sturgeon has at last ended the requirement for table service only in Scotland’s pubs and restaurants, and allowed nightclubs to reopen (“As long as nobody’s enjoying themselves,” said one wag), as well as deigning to allow normal football crowds to attend ma
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
If Sen. Kyrsten Sinema votes against Stephen Breyer's Supreme Court replacement, it's over. Progressives continue to attack her at their own risk.