The Senate is about to use a trick called “reconciliation” to pass Joe Biden’s Covid relief bill. Many Democrats want to go further and use this arcane rule to pass all kinds of policies that would never otherwise make it through – a rise in the minimum wage, climate policies, infrastructure, etc. But Tori Gorman, a budget expert at the Concord Coalition, says that might be a big mistake.
Lin Wood has long been involved in high profile legal cases. He represented Richard Jewell in his defamation case and was also the lawyer for the parents of Jon Benet Ramsey.
He entered the MAGA world this summer when he volunteered to defend teen shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. And Wood has certainly gotten involved in the 2020 election, especially in the state of Georgia.
There were many Democrats in the House of Representatives that helped propel Joe Biden to victory. And it is tradition for some of these congresspeople to be rewarded with prominent cabinet seats.
Cedric Richmond (D-LA) was important surrogate and adviser for the Biden campaign. The president-elect has now tapped him to be the director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
Citing words from an influential businessman, Trump suggested on Sunday afternoon that the poor response to coronavirus in the United States wasn’t his administration’s fault, but that of Congress’.
A U.S. House panel was poised to vote on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for defying a congressional subpoena that demanded the full, unredacted report by special counsel Robert Mueller.
In a multi-front House inquiry of Trump, his business interests and his presidency, Nadler would link arms with Elijah Cummings, who would become head of the House Oversight Committee, and Adam Schiff, who would chair the House Intelligence Committee.
Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) is pushing hard to get another misguided and harmful tax cut passed in the next few months. For some reason he thinks this will fire up the Republican base of voters and will make it more likely that Republican candidates will win elections this year.
The economy is soaring, and so is public optimism about the economy.
You would think this should result in President Trump having high approval ratings, but that is not the case. Trump’s approval rating based on the average of public opinion polls is stuck at around 41%. This is an historically low number.
The Washington Post has reported that Congressional Republicans are now suggesting they want to pass a balanced budget amendment. Which is completely ridiculous since the tax bill they passed into law in December has added more than $1 trillion to the U.S. deficit.
‘The Heat is On’ is a Glenn Frey song made famous by the 1980’s TV show ‘Miami Vice.’ Given all the news about how Facebook data was improperly used to manipulate hundreds of millions of people in elections, the song’s title is an apt description of the environment that the social media giant is currently facing.
A new NBC poll released Thursday morning should be a wakeup call to the NRA and its supporters in Washington, including President Trump. Most people think that putting more guns in schools is a really bad idea.
The so called Nunes Memo, bombed by any measure. On a political level it was a disaster. Even conspiracy theory fans like Trey Gowdy called it a failure in it's main objective of discrediting the Mueller investigation.
"The fact that the Republicans have put the entire Republican Party brand on the line to smear and assassinate the character of the entire FBI ... is political suicide."
Negotiating with Trump is a waste of time. Not only does he lack a firm grasp of the issues, but he often just agrees with the last person he spoke to.
Hours after Donald Trump's actions led to a government shutdown, the president penned an op-ed touting his so-called accomplishments over the past year.
It's going to be hard for Trump to convince the American people that the government shutdown is the Democrats' fault when not even his own party agrees.
The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.
Senate Republicans aren't likely to win over enough Democrats to pass their cynical spending bill.
If this is such a fine piece of legislation, why didn't congressional Republicans rush it to the White House today to get the president's signature on it?