Republican Senate hopeful J.D. Vance stops in Independence
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Rep. Madison Cawthorn polished his gun during a Veterans' Affairs hearing, and attendees were reportedly furious
According to a 9/11 first responder who was on the Zoom call, several attendees were furious that Rep. Madison Cawthorn was seen cleaning his pistol.
- Atlanta Black Star
Sen. Mitch McConnell Calls His Remark About Blacks Voting ‘In Just as High a Percentage as Americans’ an ‘Inadvertent’ Mistake, Says Backlash Is Offensive
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is furious over criticisms he’s receiving this week after seemingly implying that Black people were not American. The “inadvertent omission” […]
The Arizona Democratic Party unanimously voted to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for voting to uphold the filibuster
Sinema invoked the wrath of national and home state Democrats when she voted to keep the Senate filibuster on Wednesday.
The lead investigator for the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating the Capitol riot has been fired from his position as the University of Virginia's counsel by the state's new Republican attorney general, per the Washington Post.Why it matters: Democrats say the removal of Tim Heaphy from his post after some three years while he's on leave from the university to investigate the insurrection is likely "retribution" for the House probe — an accusation strongly denied by the office of state
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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Sunday accused Democrats of trying to radically change the country through voting legislation and of being "willing to destroy the institution of the Senate to pass a bill that's a non-solution looking for a problem."In a Sunday interview with John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM, Johnson criticized Democrats' push for voting rights legislation, claiming that voting is "incredibly easy" and voter suppression is not...
Newt Gingrich says that Jan. 6 Committee is 'basically a lynch mob' that could go to jail if Republicans get power
"These are people who are literally just running over the law," the former house speaker said. "It's basically a lynch mob."
Democratic Sen. Chris Coons says he's 'gravely concerned' about the 'abundant evidence' of nationwide voter suppression
"We made significant progress in making it easier for folks to vote in the pandemic in 2020," Sen. Coons said. "Why would we be rolling that back?"
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said President Biden cannot count on him to support "almost any" compromise social spending and climate package the Senate cobbles together, emphasizing that he must review the details of a proposal before deciding if he can vote for it.Asked by moderator Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" if Biden can count on his vote "with almost any compromise" the president arrives at with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.),...
The independent Senator from Vermont made the morning talk show rounds on Sunday as an NBC News poll said 72% of Americans think the country is going in the wrong direction.
Bernie Sanders says the Arizona Democratic Party was 'exactly right' in censuring Sen. Kyrsten Sinema over her vote to preserve the filibuster
Sanders in recent days has floated backing progressive primary challengers to Democratic senators who have rejected changing filibuster rules.
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The Arizona Democratic Party's executive committee formally censured Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Saturday morning as a result of her inaction on changing the filibuster rules to pass voting rights reform. "...on the matter of the filibuster and the urgency to protect voting rights, we have been crystal clear. "While we take no pleasure in this announcement, the ADP Executive Board has decided to formally censure Senator Sinema as a result of her failure to do whatever it takes to ensure the health of our democracy.”
- Asheville Citizen-Times
Madison Cawthorn was one of just six representatives to vote against a bill about federal aid for schools. The vote was 414-6 in favor of the bill.
- Associated Press
Democrats braced for disaster when state legislatures began redrawing congressional maps, fearing that Republican dominance of statehouses would tilt power away from them for the next decade. For Democrats, the worst case scenario of losing well over a dozen seats in the U.S. House appears unlikely to happen. After some aggressive map drawing of their own in states with Democratic legislatures, some Democrats predict the typical congressional district will shift from leaning to the right of the national vote to matching it, ending a distortion that gave the GOP a built-in advantage over the past five House elections.
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Arizona Democrats' vote Saturday came after anger from liberals who characterize Sinema as an obstructionist who helped doom voting rights bills.
Iowa’s Joni Ernst pushed back on complaints about newly enacted state laws.
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US needs effective president to deal with China and Russia, inflation, COVID, and climate change terrorizing citizens from Florida to California.
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Guest column: The filibuster and the elephant in the room
- The Guardian
Democrat opposed move to carve voting rights issues out of filibuster and thereby overcome GOP oppositionRepublican resistance to Trump rings hollow on voting rights The Arizona Democratic party has formally censured US Senator Kyrsten Sinema. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The Arizona Democratic party has formally censured Kyrsten Sinema, the US senator whose opposition to filibuster reform helped sink attempts to protect voting rights. In a statement on Saturday the Arizona party cha
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Editorial: Why you should care that the Iowa Senate has barred journalists from the floor