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US Senate Republicans Block Debate On Domestic Terrorism Measure

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked attempts by Democratic lawmakers to start debate on a measure to combat domestic terrorism as the two parties spar over how best to control gun violence. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved the measure last week following a mass shooting earlier this month at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, in which […]

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Eleven Republican Senators Voted No To Aid Package For Ukraine

U.S. President Joe Biden has commended Congress for passing a nearly $40bn military and humanitarian assistance package for Kyiv, saying it sends “a clear bipartisan message to the world that the U.S. stands with Ukraine.” However, some Republicans have argued that the U.S. currently has too many domestic issues to contend with and is currently not in a position to […]

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McConnell Bats For Ukraine In Aid Support

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell is in no doubt about whether the U.S. should give Ukraine its fullest support. Many members of his party have questioned whether the U.S. should be doling out so much financial support to Ukraine, given the needs of the American people. “It’s important for the United States to help; it’s important for the free world to […]

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Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney Calls For More Actions Against Russia

Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney in an interview on cbsnews.com Face the Nation program can do more to impose costs on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. “We ought to be sanctioning not just Putin, not just [Foreign Minister Sergey] Lavrov, not just the oligarchs, but all of their families that this behavior, this aggression against Ukraine is something the world […]

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Democrats Throw Line But Manchin And Sinema Not Picking

As Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer presses forward with a vote on weakening the filibuster and talks continue to convince Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for a buy-in, Democrats still face stout resistance from both Senators. Joe Manchin has recently charged that his party’s push to isolate him and fellow centrist Kyrsten Sinema won’t force his hand on rules changes. […]

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Facebook Gives Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Red Light

According to press reports, Facebook suspended for 24 hours the account of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus, a day after Twitter permanently banned one of her accounts for posting a similar message. Ms. Greene, a Georgia Republican, had posted falsely about “extremely high amounts of Covid vaccine deaths.” She published the message on Saturday as […]

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Six Progressive Democrats Say No To Infrastructure Bill

Six progressive Democrats voted against the passage of a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Friday after weeks of divisions within the party about the separate Build Back Better Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 228 to 206 with 13 Republicans joining the majority of Democrats in approving the bipartisan framework. Despite overcoming the […]

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Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Continues To Give Trump Headache

Former President Donald Trump has again criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for announcing a temporary solution to delay a default on the national debt. “Looks like Mitch McConnell is folding to the Democrats, again,” Trump reportedly said in a statement through his leadership PAC, Save America. “He’s got all of the cards with the debt ceiling, it’s time to […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Rebuffs Challenge To Obamacare

After the July 27, 2017, vote on the Health Care Freedom Act, Newsweek “found at least 70 Republican-led attempts to repeal, modify or otherwise curb the Affordable Care Act since its inception as law on March 23, 2010.” The latest attempt was made by Texas and 17 other Republican-governed states to have the law struck down by the U.S. Supreme […]