Democrats say there is new momentum for a budget package

Democrats say there is new momentum for a budget package

This post was originally published on this siteCongress is back and trying to tackle a number of pressing issues before the end of the month, including negotiations over President Biden’s infrastructure and social spending packages.

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‘Big, big shifts’: How Biden’s civil rights pros have reoriented DOJ

‘Big, big shifts’: How Biden’s civil rights pros have reoriented DOJ

This post was originally published on this siteThe Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has launched several major investigations under President Joe Biden, an aggressive start after years of neglect during the Trump-era.

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‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteA rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.

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US Supreme Court rejects attempt to block vaccine rule

US Supreme Court rejects attempt to block vaccine rule

This post was originally published on this site A US Supreme Court justice on Tuesday rejected a request by health workers in Maine to block a statewide vaccine mandate, while their wider legal challenge against the measure proceeds. All healthcare workers in the state will have to be fully vaccinated...

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‘A toxic presence in the Party’: Ocasio-Cortez joins calls for Jay Jacobs to resign

‘A toxic presence in the Party’: Ocasio-Cortez joins calls for Jay Jacobs to resign

This post was originally published on this site U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday joined progressive colleagues and activists in calling for the resignation or removal of New York Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs after he compared India Walton—a Black woman running for mayor of Buffalo—to former Ku Klux Klan...

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White House under pressure to act on voting rights, but it’s not ready to blow up the filibuster

White House under pressure to act on voting rights, but it’s not ready to blow up the filibuster

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House is under mounting pressure to get results on voting rights legislation, but sources tell CNN the Biden administration still isn’t ready to try to jam it through the Senate by force — even though the Senate’s latest voting bill is...

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Labor shortage, inflation pose political obstacles for Biden

Labor shortage, inflation pose political obstacles for Biden

This post was originally published on this siteMillions of Americans have yet to return to work after dropping out of the labor market amid the onset of the pandemic, posing serious political obstacles for President Biden as he rushes to cement his economic agenda. Though the U.S. economy…

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Nevada becomes early Senate battleground

Nevada becomes early Senate battleground

This post was originally published on this siteThe two top outside groups dedicated to winning control of the Senate have settled on Nevada as an early battleground ahead of next year’s midterm elections, launching a first wave of television spots that are airing this week.One Nation, the…

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Senate Democrats are pushing a voting rights bill Republicans have vowed to block

Senate Democrats are pushing a voting rights bill Republicans have vowed to block

This post was originally published on this site The Freedom to Vote Act was led in part by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who was trying to get Republicans on board. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell vocally opposed it. (Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

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