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A GOP lawmaker in Oklahoma referred to Asian Americans as 'yellow' immediately after a presentation about racism

Oklahoma State Sen. David Rader called Asian Americans "yellow" after a presentation on the racial wealth gap. Oklahoma State Legislature A GOP lawmaker in Oklahoma referred to Asian Americans as "yellow" during a presentation on the racial wealth gap. "Well into your presentation did you go to yellow families?" state Sen. David Rader asked the presenter. The presenter, policy analyst Damion Shade, corrected Rader on his use of the term, which has historically been used as a slur. A GOP ...
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One More Voting Rights Filibuster Will Soon Cause A Final Showdown In The Senate

Senate Dems are calling for a return to original principles as the push to change the filibuster approaches its climax.
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New whistleblower accuses Facebook of wrongdoing

A former Facebook worker reportedly told US authorities Friday the platform has put profits before stopping problematic content, weeks after another whistleblower helped stoke the firm’s latest crisis with similar claims. The unnamed new whistleblower filed a complaint with US financial regulator Securities and Exchange Commission that could add to the company’s woes, said a Washington Post report. The second whistleblower signed the complaint on October 13, a week after Haugen’s scathing testi...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Washington Post, Senate, US, Securities And Exchange Commission, Haugen


Le Gasp! Biden Finally Embraces Changing The Filibuster

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Here We Go! After months of largely avoiding calls to reform the filibuster while GOP senators were gleefully weaponizing it to obstruct his agenda, the President said during a TV town hall event last night that he’s had enough: It’s time to “fundamentally alter the filibuster.” Biden suggested he might be open to eliminating the filibuster entirely. Meanwhile, he proposed bringing back the “talking filibuster,” where senator...
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Senate Democrats Aim To Protect Child Tax Credit In Case Of 2022 GOP Takeover

To the dismay of a large swath of Senate Democrats, they may only manage to extend the enhanced child tax credit another year in the reconciliation bill. Many are still fighting that possibility in favor of a longer run.  Meanwhile, quietly, they’re pushing to install a safety net in case those efforts fail.  [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, Reconciliation, Child Tax Credit, Senate Democrats, Kate Riga


Biden Doesn’t Spare Manchin, Sinema In Reconciliation Remarks

During a Thursday night CNN town hall, President Joe Biden was fairly candid about the pieces of his Build Back Better plan that have crashed up against Democratic opposition — namely, opposition from Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). Biden was not coy about pointing fingers as he explained how Manchin doomed parts of his climate push, or how Sinema is blocking tax hikes on the rich and corporations. Meanwhile, the Senate is gone for the weekend. The House is hot on its he...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Reconciliation, Congressional, Manchin, Joe Manchin, Sens Joe Manchin, Sinema, Kyrsten Sinema, Kate Riga, Build Back Better


Sinema and Manchin have too much power

Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin are dominating Capitol Hill. Given the 50-50 split in the Senate, Democrats can't afford to lose a single vote on the budget reconciliation bill -- and Sinema and Manchin are using that leverage to force huge concessions from the Biden administration.
Tags: News, Senate, Stories, Biden, Manchin, Joe Manchin, Sinema, Kyrsten Sinema


Opinion: Biden's problem is bigger than two unruly senators

Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin are dominating Capitol Hill. Given the 50-50 split in the Senate, Democrats can't afford to lose a single vote on the budget reconciliation bill -- and Sinema and Manchin are using that leverage to force huge concessions from the Biden administration.
Tags: News, Senate, Stories, Biden, Manchin, Joe Manchin, Sinema, Kyrsten Sinema


Biden concedes a key part of the Trump tax cuts is probably here to stay due to Kyrsten Sinema

US President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at Baltimore Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland on October 21, 2021. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Biden conceded a key part of the Trump tax law is probably here to stay due to a centrist holdout. "She says she will not raise a single penny in taxes on the corporate side and/or on wealthy people, period," Biden said of Sinema. The possible survival of Trump's tax cuts underscores the knotty maneuvering Democrats are undergoi...
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Biden says talks on sweeping reconciliation bill down to ‘four or five issues’ – live

President says issues to overcome but ‘I do think I’ll get a deal’Centrists Manchin and Sinema have pushed for smaller price tagSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailAccording to Punchbowl News, the White House is pushing for votes next week on the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the reconciliation package.House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer are expected to meet with Joe Biden today to discuss the potential timing of the votes. Continue re...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, US Senate, US domestic policy, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Biden, Manchin, Chuck Schumer


Biden gives strongest signal he’s ready to move to end Senate filibuster

After voting rights defeat, president expresses mounting frustration over rule that allows 41 senators to block legislationJoe Biden has given the strongest indication yet that he is willing to end or whittle down the Senate filibuster as a means of overcoming Republican intransigence and moving ahead with reforms to voting rights, the debt ceiling and possibly more.Speaking in Baltimore a day after Senate Republicans yet again blocked major legislation designed to secure access to the ballot bo...
Tags: Senate, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US Senate, US Congress, Biden, Baltimore


Biden says he's open to removing the Senate filibuster to help Democrats push through voting rights legislation

President Joe Biden at a CNN town hall in Baltimore, Maryland. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden addressed the Senate filibuster rules at a CNN town hall Thursday. He said he was open to plans to removing the filibuster to help Dems pass voting rights legislation. The filibuster has been used as blocking tactic by Senate minority parties in recent years. President Joe Biden told a Thursday CNN town hall event that he was open to ending the Senate filibuster in order ...
Tags: Politics, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, News UK, Anderson Cooper, Biden, Voting Rights, Baltimore Maryland, Sen Joe Manchin, Tom Porter, Kyrsten Sinema, Filibuster Reform


Senate Creeps Close To Soft End Of Week Reconciliation ‘Deadline’

Senate Democrats have been cheerfully saying that they could see a deal on a reconciliation framework coming as soon as Friday. According to our sources, that’s tomorrow. There are still some major sticking points, though progress has happened in leaps and bounds the past couple days. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, Senate, Reconciliation, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Summer Concepcion


The Sausage Making: Okay, The Friday Deadline Was A Pipe Dream

So, the Senate will not be reaching a decision on the reconciliation framework by tomorrow. Many of the senators are likely already home, with no votes scheduled until Monday. But things continue to progress. There are still skirmishes playing out on various fronts: the child tax credit, climate provisions, Medicare expansion, payfors. And despite them, the package still appears to be moving forward. Gossip We Are Taking With A Grain Of Salt You’ve probably seen the “will S...
Tags: News, Senate, West Virginia, Reconciliation, Sen Bernie Sanders, Manchin, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, Sinema, Kyrsten Sinema, Jon Tester D Mt, Kate Riga, Sen Kyrsten Sinema D AZ, Manchin Sinema


House of Representatives votes to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress

Steve Bannon and President Donald Trump at the White House in 2017. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images The House voted on Thursday to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. Nine Republicans broke ranks and voted with Democrats to hold Bannon in criminal contempt. Congress' contempt referral will now go to the DOJ, which will decide whether to bring charges. The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and a close confi...
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Biden says US facing an inflection point in the battle for the soul of America

President Joe Biden cast the fight for voting rights in sweeping terms Thursday after the Senate failed to advance a bill on the matter this week, casting blame on Republicans for stymieing the effort in the Senate.
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Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment?

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Biden: Fight for voting rights 'far from over,' a day after third bill fails in the Senate

President Joe Biden's comments come as Democrats have failed to overcome Republican opposition to pass voting reform legislation.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Democrats push to close the deal on Biden's agenda: 'This part of the process needs to be handled with care'

Democrats aren't there yet on cracking a deal on a President Joe Biden's sweeping, if now scaled back, economic and climate package. But the over the course of the next 36 hours, those involved in these talks think it is possible to get at least one of the two Senate moderates to sign off on a final and detailed framework.
Tags: Senate, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden


United States: California's Senate Bill 41: The Genetic Information Privacy Act - Mintz

GIPA establishes a number of mechanisms to close the existing gap in the protection of genetic information under the current framework of federal and state privacy laws.
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Wisconsin's Senate approves a bill allowing 14 year olds to work as late as 11 p.m., and supporters say it could help plug the labor shortage

But business across Wisconsin say they're struggling to find enough workers. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer A proposed bill would allow 14 and 15 year olds in Wisconsin to work as late as 11 p.m.. Supporters say it could help plug the state's labor shortage. Federal child-labor laws say under-16s must stop work at 9 p.m. or 7 p.m., depending on the time of year. Wisconsin's Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would allow 14 and 15-year-olds to work until 11 p.m. on some days - muc...
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, Teens, Law, Oregon, Senate, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Ap, Teenagers, Unemployment, Wisconsin, McDonald


Jair Bolsonaro Is a Mass Murderer Who Deliberately Spread Covid-19, Brazilian Senate Panel Finds (gizmodo)

Earlier this year, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro mocked the claim that his administration’s reckless handling of the coronavirus pandemic—which has entailed everything from straight denialism to promoting a cocktail of miracle drugs—was tantamount to genocide. Well, the Brazilian Senate has now concluded he is…Read more... [Author: Tom McKay]
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Some Arizona Republicans embrace election conspiracies as they bow to Trump

Republican leaders nationally hope to move on from re-litigating the 2020 election as they set their sights on winning back the House and Senate in next year's midterms, but that may be a difficult shift to make in Arizona.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, House, Arizona, Trump


To Most Dems, It’s Clear: The Only Path To Voting Rights Runs Through The Filibuster

Senate Republicans blocked a major piece of Democrats’ voting rights legislation, keeping the bill from even advancing to a floor debate despite Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) insistence that it could garner bipartisan support. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Senate, Voting Rights, Joe Manchin, Sen Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Kate Riga


Senate Republicans Block Voting Rights Bill As State GOPs Continue Assault On Franchise

Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ voting rights bill Wednesday, filibustering the legislation to prevent it from even getting a floor debate before the final vote.  [Author: Kate Riga and Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Senate, Voting Rights, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, Matt Shuham, Kate Riga, For the People Act, Freedom To Vote Act, Kate Riga and Matt Shuham


Biden visits home town of Scranton to pitch huge investment agenda – as it happened

President speaks at critical moment for domestic proposalsRepublicans block Democrats’ sweeping voting rights billActivists call for robust climate provisions in reconciliation packageScrutiny grows of Joe Manchin’s support from oil, gas and coalDemocrats request paid family leave remain in the Biden packageClimate activists have gathered on Capitol Hill to demand that Democrats’ reconciliation package effectively address the climate crisis.One protester with Greenpeace carried cutouts of Senate...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Capitol Hill, US domestic policy, Greenpeace, US Congress, Biden, Schumer, Manchin, Scranton, Chuck Schumer


Texas GOP consolidates power in new congressional maps

With Texas Republicans bolstering their congressional majorities in new maps they approved this week, Senate Republicans in Washington, DC, on Wednesday blocked yet another voting rights bill that would crack down on those kinds of gerrymanders.
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Texas GOP consolidates power in new congressional maps as Senate again fails to act on voting rights

With Texas Republicans bolstering their congressional majorities in new maps they approved this week, Senate Republicans in Washington, DC, on Wednesday blocked yet another voting rights bill that would crack down on those kinds of gerrymanders.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Washington Dc, Texas GOP


Senate Republicans block Democrats’ Freedom to Vote Act – live

Democrats required 60 votes to begin debate on voting rights billActivists call for robust climate provisions in reconciliation packageScrutiny grows of Joe Manchin’s support from oil, gas and coalDemocrats request paid family leave remain in the Biden packageSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailClimate activists have gathered on Capitol Hill to demand that Democrats’ reconciliation package effectively address the climate crisis.One protester with Greenpeace carried cutout...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Capitol Hill, Greenpeace, US Congress, Biden, Schumer, Manchin, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, US voting rights


Senate Republicans block Democrats' voting and elections bill

Senate Republicans blocked another voting rights bill Wednesday, as some on the left call to change the chamber's rules to allow the Democratic Party to unilaterally change federal election law. The vote was 49 to 51.
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