Anti-Tech Antitrust Bill Draws Criticism From All Sides

Anti-Tech Antitrust Bill Draws Criticism From All Sides

This post was originally published on this site  A slapdash antitrust bill in the Senate has drawn criticism across the political spectrum. Unfortunately, it’s also drawn support from both major parties, as Democrats and Republicans compete to see who can stick it to Big Tech more. The American Innovation and...

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Bipartisan Senate group hits the gas on modest election overhaul bill

Bipartisan Senate group hits the gas on modest election overhaul bill

This post was originally published on this siteThe lawmakers, who plan to meet by Zoom next week, are discussing changes to the Electoral Count Act and ways to protect election officials from threats.

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Schumer prepares for Senate floor showdown with Manchin, Sinema

Schumer prepares for Senate floor showdown with Manchin, Sinema

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is finally giving his progressive colleagues a chance to vent their frustrations with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) over the stalled Democratic agenda.With Democratic control…

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Senate Democrats plan a vote to change the filibuster. So what is it?

Senate Democrats plan a vote to change the filibuster. So what is it?

This post was originally published on this site The filibuster was once a rarely used tool for holding up Senate business. Now, it’s a regular (still powerful) feature; some Democrats want it changed. Here are answers to your filibuster questions. (Image credit: CJ Riculan/NPR)

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Alabama GOP gears for fierce Senate primary clash

Alabama GOP gears for fierce Senate primary clash

This post was originally published on this siteAlabama Republicans are heading for a dogfight in the state’s Senate primary, with GOP voters in the reddest of states set to forecast which of the party’s disparate wings could be ascendant in the November midterms.The nominating contest is largely…

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Democratic agenda stuck in limbo

Democratic agenda stuck in limbo

This post was originally published on this siteLess than a week into the new election year, Senate Democrats acknowledge their ambitious legislative agenda is in limbo and they don’t see a breakthrough happening anytime soon. The state of affairs is fueling angst among Democrats who…

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Sen. Rob Portman announces positive COVID-19 test

Sen. Rob Portman announces positive COVID-19 test

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on Tuesday announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, but is asymptomatic.Portman said he took an at-home COVID-19 test in preparation for returning to Washington, D.C. He will isolate for five days and work…

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Biden faces time crunch to pick financial watchdogs

Biden faces time crunch to pick financial watchdogs

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden has a growing list of vacancies to fill at top financial watchdog agencies before he and his party risk losing control of the Senate. Biden has roughly a year to nominate and confirm some of the most important officials…

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Democrats confront rising retirements as difficult year ends

Democrats confront rising retirements as difficult year ends

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Democrats are facing a growing wave of retirements as they close out 2021 and enter what’s expected to be a challenging midterm election year. The string of retirement announcements in recent days cap off what’s already been a…

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Thune, Johnson say decisions on reelection bids expected soon

Thune, Johnson say decisions on reelection bids expected soon

This post was originally published on this siteRepublican Sens. Ron Johnson (Wis.) and John Thune (S.D.) both say they plan to announce their decisions on whether they will seek reelection soon. “I’ll be making that decision here. I’m talking to the people I need to talk to over the last…

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