The filibuster – a Senate rule that allows a minority to block consideration of a bill favored by the majority – was the winner Thursday. All 50 Republicans and two Democrats – […]
300k more COVID-19 deaths?
As many as 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans may die of the coronavirus before it is expected to abate in the spring. According to the Associated Press, a computer model indicates that […]
One win, one loss on mandates
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed the Biden administration one defeat and one victory on the issue of vaccine mandates. On a 6-3 vote, the high court overturned the administration’s requirement […]
Biden pushes rule change
President Joe Biden, expressing exasperation over the political gridlock sometimes caused by the Senate filibuster rule, on Tuesday said he would support waiving it so that voting rights legislation could advance. Under […]
Can the filibuster be busted?
The long-standing “filibuster” rules that allow a minority party in the U.S. Senate to stall action favored by the majority may soon come in for an historic challenge. According to The New […]
Vaccination for kids 5-11 coming
The push to vaccinate more Americans may be reaching a younger audience. According to the Associated Press, the White House is developing plans to offer coronavirus inoculations to children 5 to 11 […]
Voting battles on many fronts
Georgia’s new law regulating – critics are calling it “suppressing” – voting moved to the front of the political debate Friday, spilling over into the courtroom and the U.S. Senate. The new […]
Harris to lead migration effort
Vice President Kamala Harris will be in charge of the federal government’s efforts to meet the surge in migration toward the United States’ border with Mexico. President Joe Biden made the announcement […]