Category : Congress

by Admin - 3 months ago

House GOP bristles as a Jan. 6 investigation lands in its lap

In the days after the deadly Capitol attack on Jan. 6, tension among House Republicans was so high that one of them privately suggested some GOP colleagues be punished for their roles in encouraging the riot.This GOP lawmaker drafted a list of about...

by Admin - 3 months ago

New Middle East airstrikes inflame Democratic war powers debate

President Joe Biden’s weekend airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Syria are rankling Democrats frustrated by his decision to sidestep Congress — a dynamic that promises to fuel the party’s long-running push to rein in presidential war...

by Admin - 3 months ago

New Middle East airstrikes enflame Democratic war powers debate

President Joe Biden’s weekend airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Syria are rankling Democrats frustrated by his decision to sidestep Congress — a dynamic that promises to fuel the party’s long-running push to rein in presidential war...

by Admin - 3 months ago

McConnell tries to derail Democratic infrastructure strategy

Mitch McConnell is pressuring President Joe Biden and congressional Democratic leaders to further weaken the link between a bipartisan infrastructure deal and a bigger liberal-leaning spending bill, warning Monday that Biden's party wants to "ho...

by Admin - 3 months ago

Mike Gravel, former U.S. senator from Alaska, dies at 91

SEASIDE, Calif. — Mike Gravel, a former U.S. senator from Alaska who read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record and confronted Barack Obama about nuclear weapons during a later presidential run, has died. He was 91.Gravel, who represent...

by Admin - 3 months ago

Biden adviser says Lindsey Graham 'doesn't have a clue' on crime

President Joe Biden’s senior adviser, Cedric Richmond, pushed back on a Republican critique that efforts to defund the police have played a large part in rising crime rates across the country. On “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace, Richmond respond...

by Admin - 3 months ago

Republicans back on board after Biden's infrastructure clean-up

President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda appears back on track in Congress, with Republicans praising his newly clarified approach to their bipartisan infrastructure plan and a key Democrat endorsing work on a separate, larger spending package.Two GOP n...

by Admin - 3 months ago

GOP struggles with diversity test on powerful finance panel

A race to fill one of the most coveted committee seats in Congress is forcing Republican leaders to make a tough choice between how much they value seniority over the need to improve diversity in their ranks.At least six GOP lawmakers are vying for a...

by Admin - 3 months ago

House Dems head off retirement crisis — for now

Rep. Stephanie Murphy was hiring staff for an all-but-declared Senate bid in Florida. Rep. Madeleine Dean consulted with Democratic leaders about a potential statewide run in her home state of Pennsylvania. And in Texas, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez was fig...