us-politics

Pa.’s Kelly joins House GOP in ousting Liz Cheney from leadership for rejecting Trump’s ‘big lie’

BY: - May 12, 2021

GOP lawmakers in a closed door meeting removed Cheney, R-Wyo., in a voice vote. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., introduced a resolution to strip Cheney of her post as conference chair, the No. 3 leadership job.

U.S. Senate panel advances Deb Haaland’s historic nomination to lead Interior Department

BY: - March 4, 2021

“Two hundred and thirty years after Washington called his first Cabinet meeting, it is long past time to give a Native American woman a seat on the Cabinet table,” U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said.

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Starved for some good news? Listen to new Secretary of State Tony Blinken | Dick Polman

BY: - February 8, 2021

As Blinken said, “This is a critical moment for protecting and defending democracy, including right here at home.” There’s not a moment to lose.

Pa. Republicans stand by QAnon congresswoman as House votes to strip committee assignments

BY: - February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON — Eight out of nine of Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. House members voted against removing Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments on Thursday night. According to an official House roll call, U.S. Reps. Dan Meuser, R-9th District; Scott Perry, R-10th District;  Lloyd Smucker, R-11th District; Fred Keller, R-12th District; John Joyce, R-13th […]

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The white supremacists who stormed U.S. Capitol are only the most visible product of racism | Opinion

BY: - January 19, 2021

Extremists like the Proud Boys are putting American white supremacy in the headlines today, just as the Ku Klux Klan did 50 years ago. But they are merely its most visible product.

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From Oliver Cromwell to Donald Trump: Here’s how to stop a slide into despotism | Tom Brier

BY: - September 2, 2020

Trump, in many ways, is our generation’s Oliver Cromwell. He ascended to the presidency by soliciting and receiving assistance from a hostile foreign power.

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Here’s the danger at the heart of Trump’s meddling in the judiciary | John L. Micek

BY: - February 14, 2020

You won't know how much you'll miss a fair and impartial judiciary until it's gone. But we're learning now what it might be like.

With Supreme Court ruling, the fight over gerrymandering reform moves to the states

BY: - July 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – Battles over partisan gerrymandering are poised to shift to the states in the wake of a major U.S. Supreme Court decision issued last week.  The high court dealt a major blow to efforts to combat politicized redistricting when it issued a high-profile 5-4 opinion finding that courts couldn’t settle such disputes.  Now, state-level […]

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The U.S. economy is booming. These three charts explain who’s benefiting from it most | Analysis

BY: - July 6, 2019

A well-performing economy should be one where most families take two steps forward during expansions and one step back during recessions. But that’s not America’s reality today.