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DC statehood bill picks up Senate holdout

A bill to make the District of Columbia the country’s 51st state is picking up support from a key Democratic holdout in the Senate.Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)…

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Manchin, Biden huddle amid talk of breaking up $4T package

President Biden sat down with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Monday to discuss the administration’s proposed $4 trillion spending package, which the moderate-minded lawmaker has…

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Warren: Trump is ‘a danger to democracy’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a critic of Facebook and other tech giants, on Thursday called Donald Trump “a danger to democracy” and applauded a decision…

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Schumer demands restoration of 24-hour New York subway service

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is demanding that officials lift coronavirus restrictions and allow the subway system in New York City to resume 24-hour service.The subway, which typically runs…

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Schumer backs Sanders push on drug prices, lowering Medicare age

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in an interview published Friday that he supports measures to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, as well as lowering…

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Manchin, Sinema phone numbers read aloud on live TV as activists step-up pressure

Lawyer and political analyst Bakari Sellers read out the phone numbers of centrist Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) during a Monday…

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Not rich? Good news: You’re probably getting a tax cut.

Everyone knows that Democrats want to raise taxes on the rich, but what hasn’t gotten nearly as much notice is how much they’ve cut them…

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Democrats praise Biden for recognizing Armenian genocide

Democrats praised President Biden on Saturday after he recognized the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as a…

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Here’s what the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would do

President Joe Biden says the guilty verdicts against Derek Chauvin are a “step forward.” Now he wants Congress to pass police reforms. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/here-s-what-george-floyd-justice-policing-act-would-do-n1264825 Droolin’…

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Stacey Abrams: Parts of new Georgia voting law have racist intent

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams and GOP Sen. John Cornyn (Texas) got into a heated exchange during a Senate hearing on Tuesday when discussing the recently…

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This week: Democrats move on DC statehood

Democrats are poised to move one of their biggest priorities this week: D.C. statehood.The House, which is set to leave town at the end of the…

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Romney, Sinema teaming up on proposal to raise minimum wage

Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) are teaming up on a bill to increase the minimum wage.Romney declined to provide details on the…

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Democrat: Ex-Trump aide Miller should be jailed for human rights violations

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) said during a podcast appearance on Wednesday that former White House advisor Stephen Miller should be jailed for his role in…

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Poll: Number of Americans identifying as Democrat the highest since 2012

More American adults identify as Democrat than Republican, according to a Gallup poll published on Wednesday. Why it matters: “The nine-percentage-point Democratic advantage is the largest…

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Chuck Schumer is thinking big — gridlocked Senate be damned

Chuck Schumer vowed in November that when his Democrats “take Georgia, then we change the world.” He wasn’t far off. The New Yorker’s ascension to…

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Sinema defends filibuster: The ‘solution is for senators to change their behavior’

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) said it is senators’ behavior, not Senate rules such as the filibuster, that must change in order to pass legislation through…

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Manchin says he won’t support corporate tax hike to 28 percent

Centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who has emerged as a powerbroker in the 50-50 Senate, said President Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal needs changes and…

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Schumer: Senate will act on marijuana legalization with or without Biden

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer really likes to talk about weed. Schumer has been making waves on cannabis policy since he first introduced a bill…

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Manchin after border visit: ‘Past time to do immigration reform’

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Thursday after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border that it is “past time” for Congress to address immigration reform, including a…

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Ocasio-Cortez on Biden infrastructure plan: ‘Not nearly enough’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is critiquing President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan, a more than $2 trillion proposal that the progressive firebrand says does not go…

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AOC and other progressives privately met with Ron Klain to discuss minimum wage

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain met quietly with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jamaal Bowman and other progressive lawmakers this week to discuss the filibuster,…

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Schumer sharply criticizes GOP on voting rights: ‘Shame, shame, shame’

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday sharply criticized new bills being offered by Republicans in dozens of states that would place limits on…

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