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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 […]

NEWS

US House Reps Vote To Federally Decriminalize Marijuana

The U.S. House of Representatives voted recently to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. However, the vote means nothing if the Republicans maintain control of the Senate under a Biden Administration. In the U.S. cannabis was officially outlawed for any use (medical included) with the passage of the 1970 Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Since then, multiple efforts to reschedule cannabis […]

NEWS

McConnell — Next COVID-19 Bill Last

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that Senate Republicans will begin considering proposals for a “fourth and final” coronavirus response bill to address the needs of the country “in about a month.” He made it clear that the bill under consideration will be restricted in scope and will not be as expansive as prior bills. McConnell noted that the […]

NEWS

McConnell Faces Calls To Recuse Himself From Impeachment Trial After Saying ‘No Chance’ Trump Will Be Removed

“No court in the country would allow a member of the jury to also serve as the accused’s defense attorney. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday faced calls to recuse himself from President Donald Trump’s expected impeachment trial less than 24 hours after the Kentucky Republican said: “there’s no chance the president’s going to be removed from office.” Karen Hobert Flynn, […]