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Harris' steps into high-wire act on voting rights as pressure builds on election bills

Vice President Harris leads the White House fight to protect voting rights as civil rights groups pressure Congress to pass a pair of election bills.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Californians Must Actively Look For Work To Get Unemployment As Of July 11

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Californians will need to actively apply for jobs in order to receive unemployment benefits, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday. Federal law requires people who are out of work to be actively looking for jobs to be eligible for unemployment benefits. But the federal government let states waive that requirement during the pandemic because so many businesses were ordered to close. California’s Employment Development Department has waived its work-...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Congress, California, Unemployment, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Calif, U S Department of Labor, Employment Development Department, Newsom, California s Employment Development Department, Michael Bernick, Rita Saenz, California Workforce Association


House Demands Docs From DOJ On Trump-era Records Seizure Of Congress, Journos

The House Judiciary Committee demanded on Thursday that the Justice Department provide documents and explanations for how and why it seized the records of House lawmakers, journalists, and former White House Counsel Don McGahn. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – This Country: My Life in Politics and History by Chris Matthews

This Country: My Life in Politics and History by Chris Matthews A sweeping memoir of American politics and history from Chris Matthews, New York Times bestselling author and former host of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. In This Country, Chris Matthews offers a panoramic portrait of post–World War II America through the story of his remarkable life and career. It is a story of risk and adventure, of self-reliance and service, of loyalty and friendship. It is a story driven by an ...
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Biden got down on one knee to welcome the 94-year-old 'grandmother' of Juneteenth to the White House

Opal Lee (2nd L), the activist known as the grandmother of Juneteenth, US Vice President Kamala Harris look on as US President Joe Biden gives a pen to US Congresswoman Barbara Lee (L) after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. JIM WATSON/Getty Images President Joe Biden delivered a special greeting on Thursday to Opal Lee, a 94-year-old Texas activist. In 2016, Lee marched 1,400 miles from Fort Worth, Texas, to DC to advocate for making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Bide...
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Biden makes Juneteenth a national holiday, giving federal employees Friday off

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden on Thursday enacted a law making June 19 a national holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The House and the Senate had passed the legislation this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill into law to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a nat...
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Florida Republican Recorded Threatening Opponent With 'Russian Hit Squad, Close-Battle Combat, Mac-10s, Silencers Kind of Thing'

William Braddock may have set some kind of Florida record: In the state’s crowded pack of Republican bozos running for Congress, he’s the only one in recent memory (and possibly ever) to allegedly threaten a political opponent with murder by a heavily armed Russian-Ukrainian mafia death squad.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, Congress, Politico, Films, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Braddock, Matt Gaetz, Charlie Crist, Anna Paulina Luna, Amanda Makki, Creative Works, English Language Films, William Braddock


A Florida Republican reportedly compared his political rival to a 'f---ing speed bump' and threatened to send a hit squad to make her 'disappear'

Anna Paulina Luna, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives speaks before President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump at a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara A GOP candidate in Florida made threats to send a "Russian-Ukrainian hit squad" to his opponent, Politico reports. "She's a dead squirrel," William Braddock said of his rival, Anna Paulina Luna, in a phone call. Politico obtained a secret recording of the ph...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, News, Republicans, Congress, Politico, Trends, Gop, Campaign, Donald Trump, St Petersburg, Luna, Melania Trump, Tampa Fla, Tampa Bay Times


Analysis: We now have a good sense of how big the 'Always Trump' caucus is in Congress

In the five months since Donald Trump grudgingly left the White House, one of the central questions kicking around American politics is this: How big, exactly, is the group of pure "Always Trumpers" in Congress?
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We now have a good sense of how big the 'Always Trump' caucus is in Congress

In the five months since Donald Trump grudgingly left the White House, one of the central questions kicking around American politics is this: How big, exactly, is the group of pure "Always Trumpers" in Congress?
Tags: Congress, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Always Trump


Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health law

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance because of the law popularly known as “Obamacare.” The law’s major provi...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Washington, Court, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Healthcare, Mitch McConnell, Medicare, Associated Press


Bernie Sanders is drafting a $6 trillion infrastructure package, which Senate Democrats are considering passing without the GOP

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) arrives at the House chamber ahead of President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress on April 28, 2021. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Senate Democrats are considering a $6 trillion infrastructure bill drafted by Sanders. "We have an enormous amount of work in front of us," Sanders said Thursday. Democrats are negotiating with the GOP, but also setting the stage to push them aside and pass a party-line bill. See more sto...
Tags: Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Medicare, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic, Sen Bernie Sanders, Senate Budget Committee, Melina Mara


Bernie Sanders seeks $6 trillion infrastructure package, which Senate Democrats are considering passing without the GOP

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) arrives at the House chamber ahead of President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress on April 28, 2021. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Senate Democrats are considering a $6 trillion infrastructure bill drafted by Sanders. "We have an enormous amount of work in front of us," Sanders said Thursday. Democrats are negotiating with the GOP, but also setting the stage to push them aside and pass a party-line bill. See more sto...
Tags: Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Medicare, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic, Sen Bernie Sanders, Senate Budget Committee, Melina Mara


‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to the Obama era health care law on Thursday, turning aside an effort by Republican-led states to throw out the law that provides insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact in ruling that Texas, other GOP-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance b...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Washington, Court, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Healthcare, Mitch McConnell, Medicare


Court again leaves Affordable Care Act in place

This article was updated on June 17 at 5:16 p.m. In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected another effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law often regarded as the signature legislative achievement of former President Barack Obama. The justices did not reach the main issue in the case: whether the entirety of the ACA was rendered unconstitutional when Congress eliminated the penalty for failing to obtain health insurance. Instead, by a v...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Court, Barack Obama, House Of Representatives, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ACA, Medicaid, King, Irs, Trump


Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, ruling that Texas doesn't have standing to challenge Obama's signature healthcare law

The Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Patrick Semansky/AP The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The court said that GOP-controlled states challenging the law in the case lacked standing. The ruling in the case, California v. Texas, was 7-2. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying that the red states challenging the law in the case lacked standing.The 7-2 ruling l...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Arizona, Affordable Care Act


Democrats are weighing moving immigration reform to help finance Biden's infrastructure plans without GOP support

Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks during a hearing, with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, on the Covid-19 response, on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Tim Kaine said Democrats could potentially include immigration reform provisions to pay for infrastructure. "That could be a very legitimate way to look at trying to find a balanced package," he said. Some immigration provisions, however, could run into trouble given strict rule...
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House passes bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday and sends it to Biden's desk to be signed into law

A 2019 Juneteenth parade in Milwaukee. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images for VIBE The House on Wednesday passed a bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday. June 19 marks the day people who were enslaved in the US were emancipated. The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday, and it now heads over to Biden's desk for his signature. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a national holiday ce...
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Congress approves bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

By Kevin Freking | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation. The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Juneteenth commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free. Confederate soldiers surrendered in April 1865, but word didn’t reach the last enslaved Black ...
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A Republican congressman refused to shake hands with a DC police officer beaten by Trump loyalists on Jan. 6, according to 2 House members

D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone, addresses the media after a meeting with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to urge Republican senators to support a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6th attack on the Capitol, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Tom Williams/Getty Images Rep. Andrew Clyde refused to shake hands with Michael Fanone, a DC police officer who was assaulted on Jan. 6. Two members of Congress shared Fanone's story on Tuesday via Twitter...
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Republicans don't want to overhaul the economy as Biden's infrastructure plans draw strong public support

From left, Senate Minority Whip John Thune of South Dakota, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair Roy Blunt of Missouri. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Republicans are pushing to cut the size and scope of Biden's $4 trillion infrastructure plan. A new poll released Wednesday indicated the Biden plans are drawing 67% support among voters. A bipartisan framework is likely to constrain its focus to physical infrastructure. See more st...
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Progressives call on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire amid McConnell's threats to block future Supreme Court nominees

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell; Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Progressives are calling on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire. "For the good of the country, now is the time to step aside," an ad that ran in Politico read. The call comes after Sen. Mitch McConnell said he would block future nominees to the court. See more stories on Insider's business page. Progressives have mounted a p...
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Liz Cheney says it was 'disgusting and despicable' for fellow GOP Rep. Paul Gosar to accuse Capitol Police of 'lying in wait' for Jan. 6 rioter Ashli Babbitt

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Mark Makela/Reuters Liz Cheney rebuked Paul Gosar for saying that the Capitol Police "executed" Ashli Babbitt. Babbitt, one of the Jan. 6 rioters, was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer. "It is disgusting and despicable to see Gosar lie about that day," Cheney said. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming on Tuesday blasted fellow Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for placing the blame for the death of Capitol...
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Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg could be charged as soon as this summer, report says

Donald Trump, Allen Weisselberg, and Donald Trump, Jr. at Trump Tower in New York City. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images The investigation into the Trump Org CFO appears to be nearing its end, The New York Times reported. Allen Weisselberg could be charged as soon as this summer, sources told The Times. A grand jury has been hearing evidence and prosecutors have his personal tax records, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organiz...
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Tucker Carlson said Putin was asking 'fair questions' about Ashli Babbitt's killing at the Capitol riot

Tucker Carlson talking about Russian President Vladimir Putin on Fox News. Fox News Putin brought up Ashli Babbitt at a recent interview and asked if her death was an ordered "assassination." Tucker Carlson said the Russian leader was raising "fair questions." He said normally "we would never play tape of a foreign adversary criticizing our government." See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Tucker Carlson has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin raised "fair ...
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21 Republican lawmakers vote against honoring law enforcement for their work during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo More than 20 GOP lawmakers voted against a bill awarding law enforcement officers the highest congressional honor for their work during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Not a single House Democrat opposed the measure, which passed with the overwhelming support of 406 members. A few Republican lawmakers took issue with calling the storming of the Capitol an "insurrection." See more...
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The Senate voted unanimously to make Juneteenth a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery

People put their fists in the air as Lift Every Voice and Sing is performed at the intersection of H St NW and 16th Street NW near the White House, an area renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, while celebrating the Juneteenth holiday June 19, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass legislation that would make Juneteenth a national holiday. The bill was only able to pass after Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, ended his efforts to block it. ...
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House votes 406-21 to honor police who defended Capitol

By Annie Grayer and Kristin Wilson | CNN Five months after the January 6 insurrection, the House and Senate have come to an agreement that will award the Congressional Gold Medal to the officers who defended the Capitol. But 21 House Republicans refused to support the legislation, the latest reminder that members of Congress still cannot agree on the facts of the deadly Capitol Hill riot. The final vote in the House on Tuesday was 406-21. The number of House Republicans voting against the bill n...
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Senate unanimously passes bill making Juneteenth a holiday

By Ted Barrett, Ali Zaslav and Alex Rogers | CNN The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The legislation has gained momentum since the massive Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd last year and the Democrats’ takeover of the White House and Congress. But Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson blocked the bill in 2020, ...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he's soliciting donations to build the US-Mexico border wall

Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum in Dallas, Friday, May 4, 2018. Sue Ogrocki/AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he would solicit donations from the public to fund Texas' border wall. Abbott said he would welcome financial support from around the world. The governor announced last week that Texas would begin building its own border wall. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to...
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