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For Congress, September Will Be the Cruelest Month

If the reconciliation bill isn’t ready by the end of the month, these members may not vote for the bipartisan bill by the September 27 deadline. “If we are able to get the reconciliation budget done by then, then we will follow through with that. If we’re not, I expect that there will be delays […]

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The Movements for Eviction Relief and Voting Rights Converge on the Capitol Grounds

Other Democrats have also privately raised concerns about eliminating the filibuster, worrying that it would allow Republicans to pass their own controversial agenda items once they have the majority—which, depending on the results of the midterm elections, could be as early as 2023. But Shannon told The New Republic that these fears were not an […]

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Reps. Cori Bush, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley Sleep Outside the U.S. Capitol to Protest End of Pandemic Eviction Freeze

According to CBS News, the trio’s decision to camp out in front of the Capitol came after Bush sent out a letter to her colleagues in Congress urging them not to leave for August recess until the moratorium was extended and recalling her own experiences with homelessness. “I have been evicted three times myself. I […]

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Tucker Carlson Calls Black Capitol Police Officer an ‘Angry Left-Wing Activist’ for Speaking on Racism of Insurrectionists

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Is it just me, or do conservative affirmations always seem to come with some kind of caveat? Advertisement “Support the troops”—unless those troops are military-feminizing women or Critical Race Theory advocates. “Respect the flag”—unless you want to wear it as a onesie even though U.S. code explicitly calls it disrespectful, […]

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley: We Need to Talk About Healing and Liberation for Black Students

Photo: Michael Jung (Shutterstock) Since 1866, Juneteenth has centered radical joy and serves as a reminder of what is at stake, and how critical our movements for liberation are. Advertisement As we continue to reflect on the emancipation of our ancestors and hold space for our joy, we must reflect on the work that remains […]

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Meghan McCain Is Back in the Habit of Annoying Whoopi Goldberg, and We All Need Behind-the-Scenes Tea

Whoopie Goldberg and Meghan McCain on the May 24, 2021 broadcast of The View.Screenshot: The View/YouTube In The Color Purple, Shug Avery (Margaret Avery) told Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) that it pisses God off when you walk by nature’s color purple without noticing. Advertisement It’s pretty safe to say that it pisses Whoopi off when Meghan […]

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