Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has announced that she will not support eliminating the filibuster.
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Under a bill passed by the House, Michigan's distracted driving laws would be expanded to include more than texting and driving.
Biden may get to nominate a justice, but there’s no guarantee that the full Senate will take it up
Jen Psaki responds to a question about Democrats' demands for student-debt cancellation by saying 'no one has been required to pay a single dime' in federal loans under Biden
Biden extended the pause on student-loan payments for the third time but continued to stall on the broad debt forgiveness that Democrats called for.
Republicans in Congress face a Matt Gaetz reckoning as Feds close in on the embattled Florida lawmaker
His allies in Congress continue to defend him. "Matt's strong. He's doing fine," said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia.
- 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...
- 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...
- Fox News
Supreme Court: Schumer to make Democrats 'walk the plank' on 'radical' Biden nominee, Rick Scott predicts
Sen. Rick Scott, the National Republican Senatorial Conference (NRSC) chairman, made the prediction in a Wednesday press release after Breyer’s retirement reveal.
Chuck Schumer announces Biden's Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed by the Senate with 'all deliberate speed'
Schumer's statement came shortly after news broke about Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement from the Supreme Court.
- USA TODAY Opinion
Vladimir Putin is an aggressive thinker, but he is not irrational. He will take all he can as long as the cost is bearable. We must try to deter him.
- The Hill
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) criticized Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday for saying he was "glad to hear" a Democratic proposal to raise the cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction was not in play anymore for President Biden's Build Back Better legislation. Menendez knocked the remarks from Sanders and noted that the progressive senator has criticized the $10,000 cap, which was put into place by President Trump and a GOP Congress."...
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
'It's just plain unconstitutional': Wisconsin GOP leaders again reject resolution to 'pull back' 2020 electoral votes
Wisconsin assembly leaders rejected a proposal from Republican Rep. Timothy Ramthun to retract electoral votes for 2020 presidential election.
- The Daily Beast
Pool via GettyPresident Joe Biden “certainly” stands by his promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court, the White House said Wednesday, as it scrambled to respond to the news that Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, will retire at the end of this term.NBC News first reported Breyer’s impending retirement, citing people familiar with his thinking. Breyer has not announced the news himself. It set off a flurry of activity in the West Wing, and it was initially unclear if Biden was aware of Bre
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
How does a censure punish Sen. Kyrsten Sinema? The idea comes from a time when politicians had a sense of honor and could be shamed.
- NBC News
Several Democrats urged President Joe Biden to follow through on his campaign promise to nominate a Black woman for the impending Supreme Court vacancy.
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
- Miami Herald
If praying the gay away was bad, Florida Republicans’ new bigoted proposal is much worse | Editorial
Florida lawmakers are trying to push what’s been the dubbed the “Don’t say gay” bill during this year’s legislative session, with zero regard for the emotional harm it will do to LGBTQ students.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
Sorry, Hillary. Sorry, Liz Cheney. Sorry, imitation Sorkin pundits.