Tag: Republicans

POLITICS

Republican Presidential Candidates Back Israel At Latest Debate

Five Republicans hoping to be their party’s candidate in next year’s U.S. presidential election debated Wednesday night, expressing support for Israel in its war against Hamas while clashing over China and Russia. Not appearing on the debate stage in Miami was Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who is seeking to return to the White House after losing the 2020 election. Trump […]

NEWS

Biden To Republicans: Abandon ‘Extreme Position’ On Government Spending

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden said Sunday that opposition Republicans in the House of Representatives must move away from their “extreme position” on government spending in order to reach a deal with Democrats to raise the country’s borrowing limit before it runs out of cash to pay its bills. The government could come up short to meet its financial […]

POLITICS

Marijuana Legislation Pass In The House

The House passed legislation on Friday to legalize marijuana nationwide and eliminate the longstanding criminal penalties for anyone who distributes or possesses it.  Lawmakers passed the bill largely along party lines, 220-204, with three Republicans joining all but two Democrats in support. The three Republicans who voted for the bill were Reps. Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Brian Mast (Fla.) and Tom McClintock (Calif.), while Democratic Reps. […]

POLITICS

Fourteen Republican Senators Who Voted With Democrats

Fourteen Republican senators were at odds with their party when they voted with Democrats to raise the debt limit. The machination allowed the Democrats to assume responsibility for the debt limit without any GOP support. The vote came after a deal was brokered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York. […]

EDITORIAL

Republicans Fear Trump’s “Run Again” Early Announcement

Former President Donald J. Trump is champing at the bit to push his bid for another presidential run, but Republicans are shaking in their boots as an early announcement they believe would jeopardize the party’s fortune in the mid-term election. At the same time, some would like to see the former president disappear from the political scene as another run […]

NEWS

U.S. Senators Say Yes To Debt Ceiling Extension

After a long hullabaloo, the U.S. Senators have agreed to extend the country’s debt ceiling, less than two weeks before the deadline. The decision has put to rest the ugly outburst between Republicans and Democrats and reduced uncertainty within the financial markets. There were fears that the U.S. would default on its national debt, with catastrophic implications not only locally […]

EDITORIAL

Ha, Ha! — Republicans Laughing At Democrats

In the words of Donald J. Trump, “what the hell is going on?”  Democrats failed to get their agenda going and continue to fall over themselves as their queenmaker and kingmaker, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) (R) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), respectively, play hardball. The two Democrat senators’ angst is that the $3.5 trillion social infrastructure and $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure […]

EDITORIAL

Can Biden Ignore The Republicans To Deliver The People’s Agenda?

President Joe Biden is proving to be a new and different President, not only in rhetoric but also in action. He ignored the Republicans posture to push through his American Rescue Plan, putting $1.9 trillion in the economy, which included $1,400 stimulus checks, extended unemployment, a vaccine rollout, continuing eviction, foreclosure moratoriums, and increasing the Child Tax Credit among other […]

POLITICS

President Trump Barks At Override Vote On Defense Bill

President Donald Trump lambasted congressional Republicans after the House in a 322-87 vote override his veto of a defense policy bill. A total of 109 Republicans pledged solidarity with Democrats on Monday to approve the override, which would be the first of Trump’s presidency. The Senate is expected to consider the measure before the end of the week. Trump blasted […]