If Republicans retake Congress , Pelosi says she ‘fears for democracy’

The Democratic speaker of the US House, Nancy Pelosi, said she “fears for democracy” if Republicans retake the chamber in November. “It is absolutely essential for our democracy that we win,” Pelosi said in an interview during the 2022 Toner Prizes for political journalism on Monday night. “I fear for our democracy if the Republicans […]

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Democrats finally get the memo, inflation is real

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., has groused about inflation since last year. After months of browbeating Manchin for not supporting the Democrats’ social spending package, other Democrats are now finally joining Manchin with their own inflationary concerns. “We have solutions and we’re going to focus like a laser on reducing costs,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck […]

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Senators Alarmed CIA Misusing Civilians Data

The CIA has a secret, undisclosed data repository that includes information collected about Americans, two Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday. While neither the agency nor lawmakers would disclose specifics about the data, the senators alleged the CIA had long hidden details about the program from the public and Congress. Sens. Ron Wyden […]

US Lawmakers Working On Bill To Sanction Russia

U.S. lawmakers negotiating a Russia sanctions bill were getting “closer and closer” to an agreement, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday. Russia has amassed troops and equipment along its border with Ukraine, stoking fears of an invasion. Washington has threatened Moscow with sanctions should it attack Ukraine. “It is moving along but there […]

GOP Leader McConnel Calls Jan. 6th A “Violent Insurrection”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized the Republican National Committee (RNC) for its censure of Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and broke with their language on the Jan. 6, 2021 riot, calling it a “violent insurrection.” “It was a violent insurrection with the purpose of trying to prevent a peaceful transfer […]

Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed Over Role In Jan. 6th Riots

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas Tuesday to four people involved in former President Donald Trump’s legal effort to overturn the 2020 election results. The committee said the four Trump allies — Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell and Boris Epshteyn — “publicly promoted unsupported claims about […]

Republicans Struggle To Keep Funding For Trump’s Border Wall

Senate Republicans are struggling to save funding for construction of former President Trump’s long-sought wall on the U.S.-Mexico border as Democrats press forward with plans to rescind nearly $2 billion in funding for his signature project. Republicans in the upper chamber are pushing for the funding already allocated toward the barrier’s construction to be used to […]

House Subpoenas Numerous Top Trump Aides To Testify About Jan. 6th

WASHINGTON — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol issued a new round of subpoenas on Tuesday to 10 former officials who worked in the Trump administration, including Kayleigh McEnany and Stephen Miller. McEnany had been serving as White House press secretary on the day of the riot, a position she held from April […]