Posts filtered by tags: Democrats[x]


 

Biden’s carbon-neutral order praised for ‘aligning government power with climate goals’ – as it happened

Biden signs order to make federal government carbon-neutral by 2050Capitol attack committee: ‘no choice’ but to advance contempt proceedings for Mark MeadowsBiden warns of ‘economic consequences’ if Putin invades UkraineSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailJoe Biden took a few questions from reporters this morning, as he left the White House to start his trip to Kansas City, Missouri.Asked about his summit yesterday with Vladimir Putin, Biden said, “I was very straightforw...
Tags: Putin, Republicans, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US national security, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Biden, Kansas City Missouri, Vladimir Putin Biden, Mark MeadowsBiden


House GOP Whip Steve Scalise repeatedly declines to condemn Lauren Boebert's Islamophobic comments about Ilhan Omar

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana looks on during a press conference on Capitol Hill on November 2, 2021.Pete Marovich/Getty Images House GOP Whip Steve Scalise declined to condemn Boebert's Islamophobic comments about Omar. "I don't know if I've seen a time where Democrats have apologized for their statements," said Scalise. His comments come as Speaker Pelosi continues to push the GOP to discipline the far-right congresswoman. House Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scal...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Colorado, Massachusetts, Trends, Democrats, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, Islamophobia, Democratic, Omar, House Gop, Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy


Biden’s carbon-neutral order praised for ‘aligning government power with climate goals’ – live

Biden signs order to make federal government carbon-neutral by 2050Capitol attack committee: ‘no choice’ but to advance contempt proceedings for Mark MeadowsBiden warns of ‘economic consequences’ if Putin invades UkraineSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailJoe Biden took a few questions from reporters this morning, as he left the White House to start his trip to Kansas City, Missouri.Asked about his summit yesterday with Vladimir Putin, Biden said, “I was very straightforw...
Tags: Putin, Republicans, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US national security, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Biden, Kansas City Missouri, Vladimir Putin Biden, Mark MeadowsBiden


AOC speaks out against Republicans’ gun-wielding Christmas photos

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out Lauren Boebert on Twitter for posting a picture of her family holding rifles in front of a treeLeftwing congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has spoken out about the hypocrisy of gun-wielding Christmas card photos, an emerging trend among several Republic lawmakers who have posted holiday photos showing themselves and their family holding military-style rifles.In a tweet on Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez called out far-right congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado...
Tags: Republicans, Colorado, US news, Democrats, US politics, Republic, Aoc, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Lauren Boebert


Capitol attack committee: ‘no choice’ but to advance contempt proceedings for Meadows – live

Former White House chief of staff had indicated he would no longer cooperate with investigatorsBill includes pay raise for troops and overhaul of military justice systemUS supreme court to hear case that could have dire consequences for death row inmatesRussia expects urgent Ukraine talks with US after Biden-Putin summitSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has indicated it will advance a measure to hold form...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Ukraine, Democrats, US politics, US national security, House, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Capitol, Bennie Thompson, Meadows, Mark Meadows


Mitch McConnell ignored angry threats by Trump by deciding to pursue a debt-ceiling deal with Democrats

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (left), and former President Donald Trump (right).Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images Mitch McConnell is seeking a debt-ceiling deal with Democrats, something Trump tried to stop. The former president has accused McConnell of empowering Democrats by seeking a deal.  Trump has frequently sought to undermine McConnell in the wake of January 6.  Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was once Donald Trump's key Senate ally — but he now finds himself the target ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Texas, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Democrats, Gop, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Getty, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump


Mitch McConnell ignored angry threats by Donald Trump by deciding to pursue a debt-ceiling deal with Democrats

Sen. Mitch McConnell, left, and then-President Donald Trump.Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images Mitch McConnell is seeking a debt-ceiling deal with Democrats, something Trump tried to stop. The former president has accused McConnell of empowering Democrats by seeking a deal.  Trump has frequently sought to undermine McConnell in the wake of January 6.  Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was once Donald Trump's key Senate ally — but he now finds himself the target of frequent attack...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Texas, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Democrats, Gop, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Getty, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump


10 Things in Politics: McConnell's debt-ceiling gamble

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Download Insider's app for news on the go — click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Mitch McConnell is taking a big gamble on lifting the debt limitLawmakers are prepared to hold Mark Meadows in contempt Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.Joshua Roberts/Getty Images 1. COMPLIMENTS OF THE HOUSE: House Republicans are increasingly saying that in their chamber, life's a...
Tags: Google, Utah, Elon Musk, Florida, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Abc, Australia, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Massachusetts, Russia, US


Biden voices ‘deep concerns’ over Ukraine escalation in call with Putin – as it happened

Call took in a ‘range of issues’, including Ukraine and ransomwareWhat sanctions could the US hit Russia with if it invades Ukraine?Capitol attack committee warns Meadows of potential contempt chargeSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailJoe Biden will speak to several leaders of European nations this afternoon, after his virtual summit with Vladimir Putin concludes.“This afternoon, President Biden will convene a call with President Macron of France, Chancellor Merkel of Ger...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, France, White House, Germany, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Ukraine, Democrats, US politics, United Kingdom


Mitch McConnell is taking a big gamble on lifting the debt limit that could spark a GOP revolt over blowing a hole in the filibuster

Senate Republican leadership, led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrive for their weekly policy luncheon news conference outside the Senate Chamber on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 in Washington, DC.Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images McConnell and Schumer are trying to avoid a high-stakes showdown that could end in a US default. McConnell is gambling some Republicans will grease the wheels for Dems to lift the debt ceiling alone. But his potential compromise may sp...
Tags: Utah, Politics, New York, Texas, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, US, America, Trends, Economy, Democrats, Gop, Tennessee


Mitch McConnell is taking a big gamble on lifting the debt limit that could spark a GOP revolt

Senate Republican leadership, led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrive for their weekly policy luncheon news conference outside the Senate Chamber on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 in Washington, DC.Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images McConnell and Schumer are trying to avoid a high-stakes showdown that could end in a US default. McConnell is gambling some Republicans will grease the wheels for Democrats to lift the debt ceiling alone. But his potential compromise m...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, US, Trends, Economy, Democrats, Gop, Idaho, Tennessee, Mitch McConnell, Republican


Biden voices ‘deep concerns’ over Ukraine escalation in call with Putin – live

Call took in a ‘range of issues’, including Ukraine and ransomwareWhat sanctions could the US hit Russia with if it invades Ukraine?Mark Meadows stops cooperating with Capitol attack investigationSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailJoe Biden will speak to several leaders of European nations this afternoon, after his virtual summit with Vladimir Putin concludes.“This afternoon, President Biden will convene a call with President Macron of France, Chancellor Merkel of German...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, France, White House, Germany, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Ukraine, Democrats, US politics, United Kingdom


Biden to speak with European leaders after virtual summit with Putin – live

US says it will send troops to eastern Europe if Russia invades UkraineWhat sanctions could the US hit Russia with if it invades Ukraine?Meadows will stop cooperating with Capitol attack committee – reportsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailJoe Biden will speak to several leaders of European nations this afternoon, after his virtual summit with Vladimir Putin concludes.“This afternoon, President Biden will convene a call with President Macron of France, Chancellor Merkel...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, France, White House, Germany, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Democrats, US politics, United Kingdom


Biden holds virtual summit with Putin amid fears of Ukraine invasion – live

US says it will send troops to eastern Europe if Russia invades UkraineWhat sanctions could the US hit Russia with if it invades Ukraine?Meadows will stop cooperating with Capitol attack committee – reportsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe Guardian’s Helen Davidson and Vincent Ni report:China has reacted angrily to the US government’s diplomatic boycott of next year’s Winter Olympics, as more countries said they would consider joining the protest over Beijing’s huma...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, China, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Ukraine, Beijing, Democrats, US politics, New Zealand


Biden to hold call with Putin amid fears of Ukraine invasion – live

Virtual summit set to get under way in the next hourUS says it will send troops to eastern Europe if Russia invades UkraineWhat sanctions could the US hit Russia with if it invades Ukraine?Meadows will stop cooperating with Capitol attack committee – reportsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailMark Meadows, the former chief of staff to Donald Trump, reportedly plans to stop cooperating with the House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection.Meadows’ attorney...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, Congress, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Ukraine, Democrats, US politics, House, Fox News


Republican Devin Nunes to leave Congress and run Trump’s social media venture – as it happened

Nunes has claimed without evidence that social media companies try to censor RepublicansJustice department closes Emmett Till’s murder investigationWhite House confirms diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter OlympicsCongress braces for another battle over the US debt ceilingFormer senator David Perdue enters Georgia gubernatorial raceSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, has teed up a big couple of weeks in the chamber with a stateme...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Georgia, Joe Biden, US news, Beijing, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Emmett Till, Trump


Elon Musk unloads on Biden's big social and climate spending bill: 'I would just can this whole bill. Don't pass it'

Elon Musk on August 13, 2021 at a press event on the grounds of the Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Billionaire CEO Elon Musk had a scathing assessment of the Democratic social and climate bill. He urged Democrats to "can" the legislation. He specifically targeted a provision that would authorize a tax credit if Americans bought an electric vehicle assembled by unionized workers with batteries constructed in the US. Tesla CEO Elon Musk assailed a ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Berlin, US, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Economy, Democrats, House, Biden, Wall Street Journal


Republican Devin Nunes to leave Congress and run Trump’s social media venture – live

Nunes has claimed without evidence that social media companies try to censor RepublicansWhite House confirms diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter OlympicsCongress braces for another battle over the US debt ceilingFormer senator David Perdue enters Georgia gubernatorial raceTrump pushes back against Covid revelations in Meadows’ bookSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, has teed up a big couple of weeks in the chamber with a stateme...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Georgia, Joe Biden, US news, Beijing, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Trump, Chuck Schumer


US will stage diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics, White House confirms – live

US won’t send representatives over ‘egregious human rights abuses’Congress braces for another battle over the US debt ceilingFormer senator David Perdue enters Georgia gubernatorial raceTrump pushes back against Covid revelations in Meadows’ bookSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, has teed up a big couple of weeks in the chamber with a statement about Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act, the $2tn package of domestic spending priori...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Georgia, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Chuck Schumer, Meadows, David Perdue


Congress braces for another battle over US debt ceiling – live

Debate comes two months after short-term debt ceiling suspensionSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailDonald Trump is pushing back against the claim, made by former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in his new book, that the then-president tested positive for coronavirus before his first debate with Joe Biden.“The Fake News continues to push the false narrative that I had Covid prior to the first debate,” Trump said in a new statement. Meadows writes of his surprise t...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Trump, Meadows, Mark Meadows, Biden Administration, emailDonald Trump


Congressman Jamie Raskin: ‘I’ll never forget the terrible sound of them trying to barrel into the chamber’

The congressman was in the Capitol the day it was stormed by Trump supporters, and led the impeachment prosecution. The fight, he says, is far from overChris Bryant: ‘Nearly everyone I meet says: “I wouldn’t want your job”’See more of the Observer’s faces behind the 2021 headlinesHe spent 5 January at a graveside service for his son, Tommy, who had taken his own life after years shadowed by depression. He spent 6 January under siege at the US Capitol as a mob of Donald Trump supporters staged a ...
Tags: World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Bryant, Raskin, Tommy, Jamie Raskin, US Capitol, US Capitol Attack


Mitch McConnell would eliminate the filibuster if he was in Democrats' shoes, Jim Acosta says

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta speaks outside US District Court in Washington, DC, on November 16, 2018.Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images When he led the Senate, Mitch McConnell broke norms by blocking Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee. McConnell led the vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Court in 2020, reversing course. CNN correspondent Jim Acosta said that Democrats should think like McConnell and end the filibuster. CNN correspondent Jim Acosta said Saturday...
Tags: Politics, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, Court, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, Democrats, Washington Dc, Mitch McConnell


Covid: Biden says to beat Omicron variant ‘we have to shut it down worldwide’ – as it happened

Funding bill to avoid US shutdown wins Senate supportUS adds 210,000 jobs in November ahead of Omicron variantSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailAfter their remarks, the members of the taskforce took a handful of questions from reporters. Fauci was asked when scientists will have a better understanding of the risks posed by the Omicron variant. He said they would have a clearer picture in the “next few weeks”.But he said it could take longer to understand the impact of O...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Delta, US Congress, Biden, Fauci, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


Covid: Biden says to beat Omicron variant ‘we have to shut it down worldwide’ – live

Funding bill to avoid US shutdown wins Senate supportUS adds 210,000 jobs in November ahead of Omicron variantSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailAfter their remarks, the members of the taskforce took a handful of questions from reporters. Fauci was asked when scientists will have a better understanding of the risks posed by the Omicron variant. He said they would have a clearer picture in the “next few weeks”.But he said it could take longer to understand the impact of O...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Delta, US Congress, Biden, Fauci, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


US government shutdown averted after vaccine mandate standoff – live

Funding bill to avoid US shutdown wins Senate supportUS adds 210,000 jobs in November ahead of Omicron variantSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe US economy added 210,000 jobs in November, less than half the jobs growth that economists had expected, the Guardian’s Dominic Rushe reports. The data was compiled before the discovery of the Omicron coronavirus variant that now threatens to derail the economic recovery from the pandemic.The unemployment rate dropped to 4.2%...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Guardian, US Congress, Dominic Rushe, Biden Administration


House and Senate approve stopgap funding bill to avert government shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi/Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellJ. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo ; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo The House and Senate cleared a stopgap funding bill on Thursday. Some Senate Republicans sought to nix funding for Biden's vaccine mandate. President Joe Biden must sign the bill before a midnight deadline on Friday to avert a shutdown. The House and Senate approved a short-term funding bill on Thursday afternoon, narrowly averting a government shutdown.Earlier on T...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Economy, Democrats, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


House votes to fund government amid shutdown threats by Senate Republicans – live

Stopgap measure would extend funding until mid-FebruaryRepublicans threaten shutdown to undermine vaccine mandatesBiden announces nationwide coronavirus battle plan for winterSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailWhite House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to questions on the departure of top Kamala Harris staffer Symone Sanders saying that departures from the White House after the first year is expected, downplaying reports that Sanders’ departure confirms reports of t...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, US Senate, US Congress, Kamala Harris, Sanders, Jen Psaki, Psaki


The House moves to keep the government open for now, sending the funding bill to the Senate where the GOP could still cause a shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi/Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellJ. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo ; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo The House cleared a stopgap funding bill on Thursday, sending it to the Senate. But some Senate Republicans are seeking to nix funding from Biden's vaccine mandate. The threat of federal shutdown after Friday still isn't off the table. The House approved a short-term funding bill on Thursday afternoon, moving to barely avert a government shutdown. The measure no...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Economy, Democrats, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Cruz


House and Senate approve funding bills to avert government shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi/Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellJ. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo ; J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo The House and Senate cleared a stopgap funding bill on Thursday. Some Senate Republicans sought to nix funding from Biden's vaccine mandate. President Joe Biden must sign the bill before a midnight deadline on Friday to avert a shutdown. The House and Senate approved a short-term funding bill on Thursday afternoon, moving to barely avert a government shutdown.Th...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Economy, Democrats, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


Trump should 'just shut up,' says a Republican who's the longest serving member of Congress

Rep. Don Young of Alaska; Former President Donald Trump.Marc Thiessen/AP via Getty; Evan Vucci/AP via Getty Rep. Don Young of Alaska had a blunt message for Trump: "Just shut up." "That's all he has to do. He's not going to. I know that," he told the Post in an interview. Young was among the 13 House Republicans who backed Biden's infrastructure bill. A Republican who's been the longest serving member of Congress had a blunt message for former President Donald Trump."I think h...
Tags: Post, Politics, Republicans, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Ap, Democrats, Gop, Alaska, House, Getty, Biden, Donald Trump, The Washington Post