Sunday, September 19, 2021

Tag: House of Representatives

‘Now the Senate must act’: Progressives applaud House passage of John...

“As long as we let the filibuster stand, this necessary bill will be stuck in the Senate,” warned Congresswoman Jayapal. “It’s your right to vote or the filibuster.”

Rep. Madeleine Dean won’t get my vote for re-election

I’ve learned first-hand that she lacks the kind of courage and fire that a real progressive must have.

House passes $740 billion defense bill amid the major struggles of...

“In the midst of a pandemic—as people across the country struggle to make rent, to pay their bills, to survive a deadly disease—it should be unthinkable.”

If you’re innocent, not guilty, why would you need to obstruct,...

We’ll see just what kind of America that they want to live in, one in which the rule of law and the Constitution will still prevail, or one in which they both will become meaningless, irrelevant.

“Meltdown”: Trump defends Syria withdrawal as house votes 354 to 60...

As the displacement of 300,000 civilians over Turkey’s assault on Kurdish-controlled areas continues in northern Syria, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday...

‘Hocus-Pocus process:’ Pelosi drug pricing bill criticized for going too easy...

"There is also nothing as yet to prevent HHS from simply negotiating bad deals that do not meaningfully lower drug prices."

The House has gone democratic. Can the House now go bold?

That all depends – on their eagerness to think big and bold, on their willingness to challenge the concentrated wealth and power that’s keeping things from changing.

What Joe Crowley’s defeat has to do with Democratic Party ‘superdelegates’

The defeat of Crowley shows how grass-roots movements can prevail against the corporate establishment and its vast quantities of cash.

House passes farm bill – ‘rewards mega-agribusinesses and Wall Street,’ not...

"The GOP Farm Bill is a disaster for people and the planet."

Senate saves net neutrality, now onto the House

“Today’s vote is a sign that the fight for internet freedom is far from over."

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Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to beating black teen

Chauvin is currently serving 22½ years in state prison for killing George Floyd. He pleaded not guilty.

America: Monumental problems, no solutions, caught up in a state of regression

“All empires end. That is an indisputable fact.” And, “All empires end from within.”

Until comeuppance smacks Trumpist scofflaws, brace for more lying, cheating & demagoguery

Why enter elections when starting insurrections are so much easier? Why “patronize” elections that are “corrupt” (thus unwinnable) from beginning to end?

Favorite son? Eduardo Bolsonaro and the growing internationalism of the far right

One of the progressive left’s strengths has always been a willingness to offer support and learn from others around the globe, it's a mistake to cede internationalism to a xenophobic, ‘western culture’ obsessed right.

Ethiopia: TPLF terrorism expands, civilians massacred

The conflict in Ethiopia is getting predictably more brutal. Distressing.