Tag: Senate

Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriage Rights Clears Congress

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday gave final approval to legislation to mandate federal recognition for same-sex marriages, with a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers voting in favor of the measure in the waning days of the Democratic-led Congress. With a vote of 258-169, the landmark legislation cleared Congress, sending it to President Biden to be […]

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Prominent Gay Republicans Helped Smooth the Way for Marriage Bill

In the end, at least one senator from each of the states polled voted for the bill. Susan Collins of Maine, who was the lead Republican negotiator in the Senate, credited Mr. Mehlman and the outside group’s efforts with helping to get her party over the finish line. “It all helped shore up our supporters, […]

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What Democrats Can Do With 51 Seats in the Senate

The bipartisan Ethics Committee unanimously adopted the report and ordered Cawthorn to pay $14,237.49 to a charitable organization of his choice. He must also pay $1,000 in late fees for his disclosure forms to the Treasury within the next two weeks. LGB Coin has been accused of being a pump-and-dump scheme, meaning its value is […]

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Four ways Warnock’s win helps Biden

Sen. Raphael Warnock’s (D-Ga.) win Tuesday night padded Democrats’ Senate majority, which could help President Biden, who is headed into the last two years of his first term with a divided government. While Republicans will hold a narrow majority in the House, Warnock’s victory will give Biden and Democrats a small but critical added margin […]

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Key Democrats ask State, Defense for records on Kushner family business

Two Democratic congressional committee chairs have co-authored letters to the State and Defense departments on Tuesday asking for an array of records on Jared Kushner’s family business, raising concerns about his financial interests as he influenced the Trump administration’s foreign policy in the Persian Gulf. House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) and […]

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Warnock: My Mom Grew Up Picking Somebody Else’s Cotton, Now She Picked Her Son As U.S. Senator

The bipartisan Ethics Committee unanimously adopted the report and ordered Cawthorn to pay $14,237.49 to a charitable organization of his choice. He must also pay $1,000 in late fees for his disclosure forms to the Treasury within the next two weeks. LGB Coin has been accused of being a pump-and-dump scheme, meaning its value is […]

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Georgia Win Gives 51-49 Senate Majority to Democrats

Follow our latest updates on the Georgia Senate runoff. WASHINGTON — Senator Raphael Warnock’s victory in Georgia’s runoff election on Tuesday delivered Democrats just one additional seat, but that single layer of padding for their majority will hand them exponentially more leeway to control the chamber than they have now. Mr. Warnock’s success gives Democrats […]

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Trump Is Unraveling Before Our Eyes, but Will It Matter?

One crucial but politically difficult step party leaders could take would be to unite behind — and endorse — a single candidate while pressuring the others to withdraw and, in Shapiro’s words, leave “only one such candidate opposing Trump in the primaries — otherwise multiple candidates would split the vote and Trump would be the […]

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Warnock Wins, and Once Again Trump Loses

The last Senate runoffs in Georgia fell on the 5th of January, 2021, which meant they were immediately overridden in the nation’s imagination by the events of Jan. 6. But everything that’s happened since has somehow brought us back around to where we stood just before the riot at the U.S. Capitol, with yet another […]

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Walker, Trump’s Celebrity Pick, Underscores Trump’s Fall

Trump, like many people, is able to compartmentalize on the issue of race, segregating the masses whom he abhorred from the few he idolized. And so, when there was a need for a Republican to run for the Senate seat in Georgia against Raphael Warnock — a man who, with the support of Black voters […]

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Raphael Warnock Wins Georgia, Giving Democrats 51 Seats in the Senate

The bipartisan Ethics Committee unanimously adopted the report and ordered Cawthorn to pay $14,237.49 to a charitable organization of his choice. He must also pay $1,000 in late fees for his disclosure forms to the Treasury within the next two weeks. LGB Coin has been accused of being a pump-and-dump scheme, meaning its value is […]

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Hawley presses Blinken to prioritize arming Taiwan over Ukraine

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pressed Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday to prioritize sending arms to Taiwan to defend itself against China over helping Ukraine hold off the Russian invasion, arguing that the former is more important to U.S. national security interests.  Hawley said in a letter to Blinken that arms transfers to Ukraine […]

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Sen. John Kennedy Rants About “High-IQ, Stupid” Democrats Who Love Kale

Congress, particularly Joe Manchin and Republicans, prevented the life-altering measure from being extended through the Inflation Reduction Act. Such glimmers of hope for families—like being able to go camping for the first time or quit a second job and go to a kid’s practice—have been left to fade away. Now advocates for the CTC, like […]

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Senator John Kennedy Rants About “High-IQ, Stupid” Democrats Who Love Kale

The bipartisan Ethics Committee unanimously adopted the report and ordered Cawthorn to pay $14,237.49 to a charitable organization of his choice. He must also pay $1,000 in late fees for his disclosure forms to the Treasury within the next two weeks. LGB Coin has been accused of being a pump-and-dump scheme, meaning its value is […]

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5 Key Factors That Will Decide the Georgia Senate Runoff

Georgians on Tuesday will decide whether Senator Raphael Warnock, the Democratic incumbent, or Herschel Walker, the retired football star nominated by Republicans, will represent them in the Senate next year. The coda to the midterm elections comes after an intense, monthlong runoff contest in which Democrats spent nearly twice as much as the G.O.P. But […]

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Republicans Begin Speaking Against Trump’s Call To Terminate Democracy

Congress, particularly Joe Manchin and Republicans, prevented the life-altering measure from being extended through the Inflation Reduction Act. Such glimmers of hope for families—like being able to go camping for the first time or quit a second job and go to a kid’s practice—have been left to fade away. Now advocates for the CTC, like […]

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Herschel Walker’s Ex-Girlfriend Details Abuse: “I Have To Say What I Know”

Congress, particularly Joe Manchin and Republicans, prevented the life-altering measure from being extended through the Inflation Reduction Act. Such glimmers of hope for families—like being able to go camping for the first time or quit a second job and go to a kid’s practice—have been left to fade away. Now advocates for the CTC, like […]

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Herschel Walker Seems Unclear on What Chamber of Congress He’s Running For

Congress, particularly Joe Manchin and Republicans, prevented the life-altering measure from being extended through the Inflation Reduction Act. Such glimmers of hope for families—like being able to go camping for the first time or quit a second job and go to a kid’s practice—have been left to fade away. Now advocates for the CTC, like […]

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The Oft-Neglected Enemy of Democracy: Article V

The United States is unlikely to be the multicultural liberal democracy that many of us want it to be by 2050, for the same reason that it falls short of that ideal today: The opponents of multicultural liberal democracy exercise disproportionate power in at least two of our most powerful institutions, the Supreme Court and […]

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Why Democrats Need a Warnock Win

Democrats, with Mr. Warnock, could also be in position to replace a Supreme Court justice. The 6-3 conservative majority makes this seem less pressing, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was a lesson that Stephen Breyer, who retired this year, seemed to heed: Once you’re of retirement age, it’s best to leave the court if an […]

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Warnock and Walker, at Finish Line in Georgia, Stick to Their Strategies

ATLANTA — The closely watched rematch between Senator Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker has reached its final hours, capping an intense and turbulent campaign that has prompted debate over issues of race, class and power in a state with a pivotal role in American politics. On Sunday morning at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in […]

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In Georgia, a Heated Senate Race Stirs Mixed Emotions in Black Voters

ATLANTA — The line of voters circled around the East Point Library on a recent Thursday evening, giving Dacia Davis, a 45-year-old human resources coordinator braced against the chill, plenty of time to contemplate the historic significance of the ballot waiting for her inside. Two African American men — Herschel Walker, a Republican, and Raphael […]

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The Lame-Duck Fight to Fix America’s Mental Health Crisis Is Going Down to the Wire

Representative Ann Kuster, who founded the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force in the House, said that she is working with Murray to ensure measures related to mental health end up in the omnibus. “We feel good about it,” Kuster told me, somewhat optimistically. The national mental health crisis—particularly among the country’s youth—is apparently […]

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Full List of Senators Who Voted Against Giving Rail Workers Paid Sick Leave

Although Manchin has become known for consistently throwing a wrench into Biden’s plans, he frustratingly seems in line with the president this time. Despite being known as both “Union Joe” and “Amtrak Joe,” Biden did not push for the paid leave amendment after its success in the House. “The President of course, of course he […]

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Manchin, Whose State Was Built by Unions, Rejects Paid Leave for Rail Workers

Although Manchin has become known for consistently throwing a wrench into Biden’s plans, he frustratingly seems in line with the president this time. Despite being known as both “Union Joe” and “Amtrak Joe,” Biden did not push for the paid leave amendment after its success in the House. “The President of course, of course he […]

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Senate Votes to Impose Contract On Rail Workers, But Not Give Them Paid Sick Leave

Although Manchin has become known for consistently throwing a wrench into Biden’s plans, he frustratingly seems in line with the president this time. Despite being known as both “Union Joe” and “Amtrak Joe,” Biden did not push for the paid leave amendment after its success in the House. “The President of course, of course he […]

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Senate Poised to Pass Bill to Avert Rail Strike

WASHINGTON — Acting rapidly to avert a potential national rail strike, the Senate on Thursday moved toward passing legislation to impose a labor agreement between rail companies and their workers, as the threat of a holiday season disruption that would jeopardize shipping across the country loomed. Approval of the measure, which the House passed overwhelmingly […]

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The Rail Strike Is a Chance For Biden to Prove He Really Is a Pro-Union President

President Biden has reveled in a reputation as perhaps the most outspoken supporter of organized labor ever to sit in the White House. On his first Labor Day as president, he hailed unions as necessary “to counter corporate power, to grow the economy from the bottom up and the middle out.” But it has been […]

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Georgia Republican Lieutenant Governor Says He Couldn’t Vote for Herschel Walker

“I’ve had a bad month …” Bankman-Fried said at the summit, prompting laughter from the audience of people who paid $2,499 to attend. “But that’s not what matters here. What matters here is the millions of customers, what matters here is the stakeholders in FTX. And what matters is trying to help them out.” Even […]

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What to Know About Biden’s and Congress’s Involvement in the Rail Strike

WASHINGTON — The House took the first step on Wednesday to prevent a nationwide rail strike by approving legislation that would impose a labor agreement between rail companies and their workers, one day after congressional leaders met with President Biden on the matter. The measure now moves to the Senate, where it is facing a […]

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Georgia Voters Defy Efforts to Suppress Them

Yet those voters would not be deterred. During the general election, voters set a record for the number of early votes cast in a Georgia midterm election, and on Monday and again on Tuesday they set records for single-day early voting in a Georgia runoff. It is interesting to note that an estimated 35 percent […]

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