Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tag: Congress

Why Biden can’t govern from the center

It requires a recognition that there is no longer a “center” but a future based either on lies, violence and authoritarianism or on unyielding truth, unshakeable civility and radical inclusion.

‘Co-conspirators in sedition’: Here are the names of every Republican who...

Trump and members of Congress must face consequences for inciting an attempted coup to stop the peaceful transition of power.

Bernie releases statement on GOP blocking $2,000 stimulus checks

“At a time when so many Americans are facing economic desperation, it is tragic that the Republican leadership has turned their backs on the working families of this country."

Sedition

Eleven Republican senators and senators-elect said today they will vote to reject President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory next Wednesday when Congress meets to formally certify it.

‘Pathetic’: Congress passes COVID relief bill with billions in gifts for...

"I have watched as many of my colleagues rush to provide billions to corporations and wealthy individuals, while admonishing the needs of the majority of families."

Congress’s Covid relief bill includes direct checks. It’s still not enough...

“It’s just staggering that Congress can’t come together to help people in their time of need.”

Citing ‘big mistakes’ made in Covid-19 fight, Khanna and Warren lead...

“The current administration’s response has exposed serious flaws in the country’s ability to combat large scale public health challenges.”

A democratic fantasy of creating two new states that will create...

Democrats will simply have to stop being the party of Wall Street and the arms industry and start passing legislation that actually benefits the people.

How Congress could decide the 2020 election

If the House of Representatives selects the president, each state would get a single vote—not one vote per House member.

On 55th anniversary of Voting Rights Act, advocates call on Congress...

Since the Supreme Court gutted the law in 2013, more than 1,600 polling places have been closed, including many in largely-Black and Latino communities.

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Keystone XL pipeline canceled. Here’s what it means for the future fight against fossil...

“Rescinding KXL’s permit is a promising early signal that the new administration is listening to our concerns and will take issues of climate and Indigenous justice seriously. We have to insist that it not stop there.”

The Leadership Institute: Conservative PR school

Trumpism, most unfortunately, is still with us—as is The Leadership Institute with its arch right-wing operation, now extending globally.

‘Treasonous’ Patriots? Defunct exceptionalism? Inverse MAGA? The right smash-mouths its own perfidy

A cult of empty-headed, arm-waving stunts, as with the "rigged" election, is in the end no more than absurdist tomfoolery.

Virginia police officers suspended without pay for joining Capitol riots

The penalty for the misdemeanor is up to a year in jail. The penalty for the petty offense is up to six months in jail.

‘We’ve let the worst happen’: Reflecting on 400,000 dead

Eight months later, with 300,000 additional American lives lost and the chaotic distribution of the vaccine underway, Caroline Chen, health care reporter, shares her thoughts on where we are and what happens next.