Tag: Republicans

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, […]

NEWS

White House Not Into Impeachment Hearing?

The running commentary on President Trump’s impeachment inquiry would make for an exciting drama series but for the seriousness and the considerable importance of the political matter at hand. The White House, last week, told the House Democrats conducting the impeachment inquiry to as much as “shove it.” It charged that the inquiry is “completely baseless” and a “reckless abuse […]

EDITORIAL

Is Joe Set To Go For White House Run In 2020?

Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the U.S. and former long-term Delaware Senator, has been sitting on the fence amidst a flurry of activities and jostling among candidates seeking to represent the Democratic Party in the 2020 general election. However, several pundits have argued that Biden is the Democratic Party’s best chance to win the White House. At the […]

NEWS

Americans Give President Trump Thumbs Down For Shutdown

According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, more Americans are blaming President Donald Trump for the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The shutdown is in its fourth week and has affected approximately 800,000 federal workers. The impasse between the President and Congressional Democrats is rooted in the funding for a border wall, which Trump promised during the 2016 campaign. […]

EDITORIAL

Will The Democrats Tell Trump To Eat Cake?

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche,” is a French phrase which translates to mean, “Let them eat cake.” This famous phrase is said to owe its origin to a “great princess” who upon learning that the peasants in France had no bread, retorted, “Let them eat cake.” Since brioche was a luxury bread enriched with butter and eggs, the quotation would […]

NEWS

President Trump Rooting For Nancy Pelosi As Speaker Of The House

President Donald Trump is sweet on Nancy Pelosi being speaker of the House of Representative to the extent of influencing some House Republicans to give her the necessary votes to become speaker. Pelosi has long indicated her interest in the job and has argued that she has enough support within her own caucus to secure the job.  “I can get […]