Tag: Congress

Nancy Pelosi Always Knew that Party-Building Comes First

Still, the Democrats must adopt some of Pelosi’s methods if they hope to become a majority party that can “promote the general welfare” of Americans, as the Constitution pledges. As during the Jacksonian era and the New Deal, they will win consistently only if their candidates, officeholders, and activists debate their differences without one side […]

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Congress To Hold Ticketmaster Hearing After Taylor Swift Fans Experience Monopoly All Too Well

Last week, Klobuchar sent a letter to Michael Rapino, CEO of ticketing giant Live Nation, expressing concerns about the ticketing industry’s monopolistic behavior, and questioning Rapino on whether Live Nation’s practices were working to mitigate those monopolistic tendencies. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representatives Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, David Cicilline, and Bill Pascrell joined Klobuchar in […]

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Supreme Court Allows Congress to Finally See Donald Trump’s Tax Returns

Last week, Klobuchar sent a letter to Michael Rapino, CEO of ticketing giant Live Nation, expressing concerns about the ticketing industry’s monopolistic behavior, and questioning Rapino on whether Live Nation’s practices were working to mitigate those monopolistic tendencies. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representatives Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, David Cicilline, and Bill Pascrell joined Klobuchar in […]

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Guess What, It’s Abolish-the-Debt-Ceiling O’Clock (Again)

Still, I think a lot could have gone wrong with the way Democrats messaged around a defense of democracy. When Biden trotted out “ultra MAGA” some months ago, I worried he was more likely to energize the opposition than rally his own troops. But more recently, I heard one of Pennsylvania Governor-elect Josh Shapiro’s final […]

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Will Hakeem Jeffries Be Democrats’ Next House Leader? Key Members Of Congress Support Him

NewsOne Featured Video Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., arrives to hold a news conference in the U.S. Capitol in Washington on November 15, 2022. | Source: Bill Clark / Getty There is growing support among key national lawmakers for New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to become the leader of the House Democrats in the […]

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187 Years Later, Congress Thinks About Seating a Cherokee Delegate

Several tribes, as well as representative organizations like the National Congress of American Indians, or NCAI, support the Cherokee Nation’s efforts to get congressional representation. “Seating the Cherokee Nation’s delegate in Congress benefits all of Indian Country,” said Shannon Holsey, president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians and treasurer of the NCAI, in a […]

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Congress Just Passed a Bill To Limit Sexual Harassment NDAs. 109 Republicans Voted Against It.

I wrote about Emmer over the summer since I’ve covered his political aspirations off and on for over a decade now. Back in 2010, Emmer was Minnesota’s Republican nominee for governor. He became known nationally as one of the ur–Tea Party candidates defining the backlash to Barack Obama’s presidency and to the RINOs who had […]

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37 Republican Senators Tried To Stop the Marriage Equality Bill From Moving Forward

I wrote about Emmer over the summer since I’ve covered his political aspirations off and on for over a decade now. Back in 2010, Emmer was Minnesota’s Republican nominee for governor. He became known nationally as one of the ur–Tea Party candidates defining the backlash to Barack Obama’s presidency and to the RINOs who had […]

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Tom Emmer Wins the Thankless Task of Corralling the GOP’s Likely Narrow House Majority

I wrote about Emmer over the summer since I’ve covered his political aspirations off and on for over a decade now. Back in 2010, Emmer was Minnesota’s Republican nominee for governor. He became known nationally as one of the ur-Tea Party candidates defining the backlash to Barack Obama’s presidency and to the RINOs that had […]

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Lauren Boebert’s Silver Lining To Waiting So Long For Reelection Results Is Inspiring No Shortage Of Comebacks

Rootin’ tootin’ Lauren Boebert is still waiting to find out whether she lost or won her reelection bid in Colorado’s third congressional district. It’s a red-leaning district by nature, but here we are. Boebert will probably squeak out a win against the relatively unknown Adam Frisch, but is it really good news for her? She […]

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The Upcoming Lame Duck Congress Is Going to Be Epic

Matthew Glassman, a senior fellow at the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, said that whether or not Congress passes an omnibus bill in the lame duck partially depends on when Republicans want to address the issue. “I think McCarthy has some incentive to not want to have to deal with this sort of fight […]

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The Path to 218: Can Democrats Still Win the House?

But a few months before the November elections, some congressional Republicans are privately unsure if McCarthy even has the votes to become speaker. There’s almost always some last-minute alternative candidate who emerges in defiance of the front-runner. It’s likely a long shot will throw his or her hat in the ring, but congressional Republicans interviewed […]

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Can Democrats Still Win Congress? Here’s Where We Stand.

Once elected, Johnson’s trust fund (used to buy a million-dollar house) helped him avoid hundreds of thousands in taxes by exploiting the state’s “Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit.” Later, Johnson pushed to ensure Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included a tax break that benefited him, and two of his biggest donors—garnering the pair […]

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Can Democrats Still Win the House? Here’s Where We Stand.

Once elected, Johnson’s trust fund (used to buy a million-dollar house) helped him avoid hundreds of thousands in taxes by exploiting the state’s “Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit.” Later, Johnson pushed to ensure Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included a tax break that benefited him, and two of his biggest donors—garnering the pair […]

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After Tuesday, Democrats Need to Learn That Every Election Night Isn’t a Reason to Panic

We now have learned that the popular Democrats-are-doomed storyline collapsed before midnight. A day later, we still don’t know for sure which party will control either chamber of Congress. Just like in 2020, the Senate majority may come down to a runoff election in Georgia pitting incumbent Raphael Warnock against—this time—Herschel Walker. (If the Democrats […]

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Apparent Election Day Loser Lauren Boebert Is Being Relentlessly Trolled For Losing After Her Election Day Tweet Taunting Democrats As ‘Losers’

Rootin’ tootin’ Lauren Boebert surely didn’t imagine that she’d have a rocky road to reelection. In the harsh light of day, she may have lost her bid even as Colorado’s 3rd district remains too close to call. For at least a month, relatively unknown Adam Frisch gained momentum and even achieved a statistical tie in […]

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Gen Z’s First Member Of Congress Is Celebrating His Election Win In A Very Gen Z Way: Seeing The 1975 In Concert

Results from yesterday’s (November 8) election are starting to roll in and there’s a particularly notable result down in Florida: 25-year-old Democratic candidate Maxwell Alejandro Frost (who was previously the national organizing director for March For Our Lives) won a seat in the House Of Representatives. This makes him the first Gen Z member of […]

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Becca Balint Will Be Vermont’s First Woman and Openly Gay Representative in Congress

The group, Political Tours, seems to turn a profit by taking tourists to some of the most contentious elections around the world. The company website says most clients come from New Zealand, Australia, and the U.S., as well as England and Europe. The six-day U.S. tour costs £3,950, about $4,500, and includes a visit to […]

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The Northeast Is Supposed to Be Democrats’ Stronghold. Instead, It’s Where They Might Lose Their House Majority.

On the sidewalk in front of the diner, I asked Leavitt whether she considered Trump to be a great president. It was as if I had hit a switch on a talking robot. “I certainly do,” she replied, staring me straight in the eye. “He had great policies in contrast to the policies we have […]

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What Could a Republican Congress Do to the Climate?

The longer new rules are delayed, the greater the number that can be scrapped entirely should Republicans take over the executive branch and hold both the House and Senate come 2024. Under the Congressional Review Act, a new GOP administration could spend the first several months of 2025 dismantling (“disapproving”) rules enacted at the end […]

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Lauren Boebert Unintentionally Did Her Best ‘The Daily Show’ Correspondent Act After A Hometown Paper Called Her Out As ‘Toxic’

Rootin’ tootin’ Lauren Boebert sits in a precarious place ahead of next week’s midterm elections. Her Democratic opponent, the relatively unknown Adam Frisch, has achieved a statistical tie in Colorado’s 3rd district, and only a few days remain between now and November 7. Boebert seems to be kind-of pleased, however, at how The Denver Post, […]

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Cherokee Nation Is Fighting For a Seat in Congress

Teehee points out there are quite a few notable House leaders on both sides of the aisle who are seen as champions of Indian Country. Among Democrats, she highlighted Representatives Kai Kahele, a Native Hawaiian, and Alaska’s newly elected Mary Peltola, who is Yup’ik. For Republicans, there’s Representative Tom Cole, a member of the Chickasaw […]

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Trump’s Legal Defense Team Is Apparently Such A Clusterf*ck That The Jan. 6th Committee Can’t Find A Single Lawyer Who Can Accept A Subpoena For Him

Donald Trump sure is a strange cat. We knew that already, but he’s so obsessed with things like ratings and crowd sizes (yes, he bragged about the crowd size of the deadly January 6 insurrection) that he decided that he wants to testify “live” (with cameras and everything) in front of the congressional committee that’s […]

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The January 6 Committee Reminds America That the Midterms Are Still About the MAGA Insurrection

As the public hearings presumably draw to a close, it is impressive how much we have learned about January 6 despite stonewalling by Trump insiders. Cheney detailed the more than 30 recalcitrant witnesses who invoked their rights against self-incrimination. These Fifth Amendment insurrectionists included sleazy political consultant Roger Stone, unhinged former national security adviser Michael […]

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Lauren Boebert May Be Sinking In The Polls And At Risk To Lose Her Re-Election Bid, But That Won’t Stop From Lamely Attempting To Own The Libs

Rootin’ Tootin Lauren Boebert may not be doing so well these days, politically speaking. Her Shooter’s Grill, which is also tied to her political image and gun-loving ways, recently lost its lease and had to saunter off into the sunset (in a brick-and-mortar sense). She also recently caused a debate ruckus while confronting a moderator […]

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Black Immigration Group Calls Out Biden Administration After Court Rules DACA Is Illegal

NewsOne Featured Video Source: MANDEL NGAN / Getty One of the premier organizations advocating on behalf of Black immigrants had some choice words for President Joe Biden’s administration following an appeals court ruling this week determining that a federal program designed to shield immigrants brought to this country illegally as children by allowing them to […]

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Democrats Seethe After OPEC Decision to Cut Oil Output

Congressional Democrats fume that the U.S. has stuck by the Saudi government, and particularly bin Salman, even amid the country’s myriad human rights abuses, the ongoing war in Yemen, and the regime’s authorization of the grisly murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was based in the U.S. Biden, who had pledged on the campaign trail […]

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Biden Gives Anti-Hunger Advocates Reason for Hope

Other aims included expanding access to free meals in schools, expanding SNAP eligibility, extending summer meal benefits to more children, and reinstating the enhanced child tax credit. Each of these targets would require congressional action, a heavy lift for a narrow Democratic majority with just months left in the year. “This is an issue that […]

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“They’re All One Argument”: Michael Tomasky and Tim Noah on How Democrats Can Change the Economy

Are Joe Biden’s Democrats changing economic policymaking in this country? They have a good deal to show for their first two years: the $370 billion for climate investments, the far larger infrastructure bill, and the CHIPs and Science Act, to name a few items. There are also the less visible but no less important nonlegislative […]

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Afghan Evacuees Watch and Wait for Congress to Pull Them Out of Legal Limbo

Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the Republican co-sponsors of the bill, told me on Tuesday that he believed it may be included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act or an omnibus funding bill at the end of the year if the provisions on vetting were tightened. “We’ve still got some work to do,” Graham […]

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