U.S. House pushes through Israel-only aid bill with dim future in Senate
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday approved a $14.3 billion spending bill to aid Israel in its war against Hamas, but the measure stands no chance of passing the Senate and has elicited a veto threat from the White House. The 14-page bill, one of the first major tests for newly elected GOP Speaker […]
‘If we don’t get the aid, we will lose the war’: Zelenskyy asks Congress to help Ukraine
WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers to reiterate the need for continued aid to support his country’s fight against the Russian invasion, even as the U.S. faces a partial government shutdown as soon as the end of the month. “If we don’t get the aid, […]
U.S. Senate opens a new session with a record set by McConnell; Pa.’s Fetterman takes office
The W.Pa. Democrat won election in a nationally watched contest, flipping a Republican-controlled seat.
Dumping Trump won’t solve the GOP’s leadership problem | Darrell Ehrlick
Republican outrage over his many offenses is too little, too late.
Mitch McConnell-aligned super PAC pours record advertising cash into U.S. Senate races
WASHINGTON — The super PAC aligned with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has spent a record amount advertising for GOP Senate candidates this cycle, according to AdImpact. The Senate Leadership Fund has “become the highest-spending advertiser” AdImpact, started in 2014, has ever reported on, according to data it released Thursday. The numbers […]
U.S. Senate GOP leader McConnell ‘comfortable’ with framework for gun control bill
“For myself, I’m comfortable with the framework,” the Kentucky Republican said during a press conference. “And if the legislation ends up reflecting what the framework indicates, I’ll be supportive.”
In Year Two, no more Mr. Nice Biden, please | John L. Micek
Republicans would roll over Democrats if they were in charge. Why the constant olive branches?
The return of work requirements: The GOP gets its Herbert Hoover on | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Can we just declare the blue collar charade over, already?
While the GOP carps about Biden’s infrastructure plan, voters already are saying ‘Yes, please’ | John L. Micek
New polling shows voters support Joe Biden's infrastructure plan. Meanwhile, Republicans wage pointless culture wars and focus on voter suppression.
The U.S. Senate is where democracy goes to die. It’s time to get rid of the filibuster | Fletcher McClellan
It’s time to stop filibustering the filibuster. Only the few will mourn its passing.
We have to defeat the myth of the stolen election. We risk destroying our democracy if we don’t | Bruce Ledewitz
The Nazis used the myth that the Germany had been 'stabbed in the back' during World War I to destroy the Weimar Republic. We risk a similar fate if we don't act now.
Divided Biden stands, united he falls | Fletcher McClellan
President Joe Biden and Congressional Republicans each have very different definitions of unity. Can they find common ground?