Category : Congress

by Admin - 3 hours ago

Manchin emphatic he 'will not vote' to kill the filibuster

As the Senate sits in a standoff over the future of the filibuster, Joe Manchin doesn’t know how he can be any clearer.“If I haven’t said it very plain, maybe Sen. McConnell hasn’t understood, I want to basically say it for you. That I will not vote...

by Admin - 10 hours ago

Rob Portman won’t seek reelection

Ohio Republican Rob Portman will not seek a third Senate term in 2022, a blow to both Republicans’ hopes of taking back the Senate and the chamber’s dwindling number of centrists.The two-term senator is one of the most effective legislators in the Se...

by Admin - 10 hours ago

Portman’s exit signals uncertainty for Senate GOP

Ohio Republican Rob Portman will not seek a third Senate term in 2022, a blow to both Republicans’ hopes of taking back the Senate and the chamber’s dwindling number of centrists.The two-term senator is one of the most effective legislators in the Se...

by Admin - 16 hours ago

Black women decry leadership ceiling in Congress

When Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence lost her leadership race by a single vote, she looked up the last time a Black woman was elected to sit at her party’s leadership table in the House.She was stunned to learn it was Rep. Shirley Chisholm of New Yor...

by Admin - 1 day ago

Bipartisan group of senators pushes back on Biden Covid plan

A bipartisan group of senators told White House officials on Sunday that the stimulus spending in President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan provides too much money to high-income Americans, an opening setback in the new administration's complex p...

by Admin - 1 day ago

Bernie Sanders happy to have gone viral

Sen. Bernie Sanders said the photo of him from Inauguration Day that became a viral meme and exploded across social media has turned out “to be a good thing, and not only a fun thing.”The photo from President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday fea...

by Admin - 1 day ago

Rand Paul spars with ABC host over election integrity

Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday got into a heated exchange with ABC host George Stephanopoulos over the disproven claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen — days after President Joe Biden was inaugurated.Asked on ABC’s “This Week” whether the el...

by Admin - 1 day ago

Marco Rubio: It's 'arrogant' to impeach Trump

Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday said the argument that former President Donald Trump should be impeached so that he can’t seek public office again is “an arrogant statement for anyone to make.”When “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace asked the senator ab...

by Admin - 1 day ago

Impeachment trial to keep National Guard troops at Capitol

Former President Donald Trump’s upcoming Senate impeachment trial poses a security concern that federal law enforcement officials told lawmakers last week requires as many as 5,000 National Guard troops to remain in Washington through mid-March, acco...

by Admin - 1 day ago

GOP builds on Trump’s Latino gains in South Texas

Former President Donald Trump's surge among Latinos and rural voters along Texas' southern border has given Republicans a surprise opening that could help decide control of the House of Representatives in 2022.Democrats spent millions in 2020 in Texa...