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With virus aid in sight, Democrats debate filibuster changes

With virus aid in sight, Democrats debate filibuster changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden on the verge of his first big legislative victory, a key moderate Democrat says he’s open to changing Senate rules that could allow for more party-line votes to push through other parts of the White House’s agenda such…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, March 8, 2021
Supreme Court drops ‘sanctuary city’ cases following Biden DOJ request

Supreme Court drops ‘sanctuary city’ cases following Biden DOJ request

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a number of cases testing the Trump administration’s plan to withhold law-enforcement grants from cities that refused to cooperate with Department of Homeland Security efforts to deport noncitizens arrested by local police. The court, which hadn’t yet decided whether…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, March 5, 2021
Covid: Biden says ‘Neanderthal thinking’ behind lifting of mask rules

Covid: Biden says ‘Neanderthal thinking’ behind lifting of mask rules

President Joe Biden has criticised the lifting of mask requirements in the states of Texas and Mississippi, calling it "Neanderthal thinking". "I think it's a big mistake," he said. Masks, social distancing and other measures were still important, despite the role vaccines were playing in…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, March 4, 2021
National Guard ‘well trained’ and ‘well equipped’ ahead of possible QAnon-pushed March 4 conspiracy protests

National Guard ‘well trained’ and ‘well equipped’ ahead of possible QAnon-pushed March 4 conspiracy protests

The National Guard presence in Washington continues with 5,200 troops still present on the eve of a QAnon-pushed March 4 conspiracy theory, the day when Trump supporters believe the former president will return to office — triggering talks of more violent protests. “These guardsmen are…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, March 3, 2021
21 Republican governors attack Biden’s COVID-19 stimulus bill for ‘penalizing’ their states

21 Republican governors attack Biden’s COVID-19 stimulus bill for ‘penalizing’ their states

WASHINGTON — Twenty-one Republican governors and one Democrat are taking aim at a key component of President Joe Biden's COVID-19 relief bill, arguing a proposed allocation of funds "punishes" states that did not fully lock down businesses amid the pandemic. The governors, led by South…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, March 2, 2021
AOC sees ‘a lot of fascist sympathizing’ in the Republican Party

AOC sees ‘a lot of fascist sympathizing’ in the Republican Party

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expounded upon her criticism that former President Donald Trump was "fascist" by saying there is "a lot of fascist sympathizing" within the Republican Party. Mehdi Hasan argued during the opening monologue of his new MSNBC weekend program that "journalists should have a…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, March 1, 2021
Republicans see Becerra as next target in confirmation wars

Republicans see Becerra as next target in confirmation wars

Senate Republicans are setting their sights on California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services, as their next target in the battle over Biden’s Cabinet. Republicans, on the cusp of quashing Neera Tanden’s nomination to head…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, February 26, 2021
House conservatives push back on efforts to revive earmarks

House conservatives push back on efforts to revive earmarks

House conservatives are pushing back against efforts to restore the use of earmarks, as Democrats gear up to revive the practice that allows lawmakers to secure federal funding for specific projects. The House Freedom Caucus took an official position against earmarks on Tuesday evening, with…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, February 25, 2021
Manchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate

Manchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate

Centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is the most pivotal vote in the evenly divided Senate, and his power could spark prolonged intraparty feuds among Democrats. Concerned about simmering friction, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday strongly urged his Democratic caucus to unify around…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Big Tech political donations flowed to Biden as employees spurned Trump

Big Tech political donations flowed to Biden as employees spurned Trump

President Biden raised millions of dollars from employees at Silicon Valley technology firms in his race to win the election, with donations from staffers at Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple outpacing other corporate donors. The numbers, according to an analysis of newly released campaign…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Lauren Boebert becoming Democrats’ most loathed House Republican as 2022 challengers line up

Lauren Boebert becoming Democrats’ most loathed House Republican as 2022 challengers line up

Rep. Lauren Boebert may soon replace Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene as Democrats’ most hated and demonized House Republican. With the dust settling on the Greene controversy after Democrats stripped her of committee assignments over her past statements in support of conspiracy theories, it is…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, February 22, 2021
Anti-abortion movement rallies against Biden pick to lead HHS

Anti-abortion movement rallies against Biden pick to lead HHS

Anti-abortion advocates are rallying against President Biden's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. "Becerra has been on the radar of the pro-life movement for a long time because he's been such a pro-abortion advocate, not just…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, February 19, 2021
RNC To Create An Election Integrity Committee

RNC To Create An Election Integrity Committee

The Republican National Committee announced their plan Wednesday to start a committee dedicated to ensuring election integrity, Fox News reported. The new committee plans to work alongside state governments and election stakeholders, the RNC told Fox News. The committee will push for election reforms including…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, February 18, 2021
Trump unloads on McConnell, promises MAGA primary challengers

Trump unloads on McConnell, promises MAGA primary challengers

Former President Trump on Tuesday unloaded on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and vowed to back challengers to lawmakers who have crossed him. In a statement released through his Save America super PAC, Trump blamed McConnell for the GOP’s 2020 Senate losses and called…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Biden extends pandemic help for homeowners, renters wait

Biden extends pandemic help for homeowners, renters wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is extending a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30 to help homeowners struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium on foreclosures of federally guaranteed mortgages had been set to expire on March 31. On his first day in…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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