Recommended Reading / December 12th, 2022 / By Dan Schnur
Few successful revolts throughout our history have begun in expected ways.
Story of the Week / December 8th, 2022 / By AllSides Staff
Incumbent Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock won reelection over Republican challenger Herschel Walker in Tuesday's 2022 U.S. Senate runoff election.
Story of the Week / November 17th, 2022 / By AllSides Staff
Democrats beat expectations in the 2022 midterm elections, but Republicans still took back the House of Representatives.
Story of the Week / November 10th, 2022 / By AllSides Staff
Republicans are expected to win a majority in the House of Representatives, but the Senate race is less clear.
Recommended Reading / October 31st, 2022 / By Dan Schnur
One side or the other will ultimately have to win the majority, but not without going to great lengths to avoid it.
Recommended Reading / July 5th, 2022 / By David Meyers
A bipartisan group of 16 senators is preparing a variety of proposals to update the Electoral Count Act, and CommonSense American, which prepares briefings on legislative ideas and encourages advocacy from its 43,000 members, released survey data this week on some of those concepts.
Recommended Reading / January 17th, 2022 / By Dan Schnur
Schumer has spent the last several months somehow expecting Manchin and Sinema to do something other than drop the political equivalent of an anvil on his head.
Bias / December 28th, 2021 / By Antonio Ferme
After relinquishing his support for the proposed Build Back Better bill, Sen. Manchin has been the subject of biased media coverage.
Recommended Reading / October 29th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
The 48 Senators who currently support Biden's Build Back Better legislation are outnumbered by the 52 that don't.
News / October 21st, 2021 / By Joseph Ratliff
Democrats' budget reconciliation bill was previously billed at $3.5 trillion over ten years. But how much is that, exactly?
Recommended Reading / June 18th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
From the Center This view is from an author rated as Center. A Senate that’s split evenly between 50 members of each party can be a recipe for either compromise or chaos. It’s inevitable that a moderate Senator who doesn’t always vote with his colleagues is going to attract an immense...
Recommended Reading / March 19th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Joe Biden is a traditionalist caught in a transformational era. He’s doing his best to keep up, but sometimes the old-school politician gets in the way of his most ambitious progressive allies. His frequent references to...
Recommended Reading / February 26th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Most Americans do not know who the parliamentarian of the U.S. Senate is. In fact, most Americans do not know that there is a U.S. Senate parliamentarian. But the position is held by a woman by the name of Elizabeth MacDonough...
Recommended Reading / January 29th, 2021 / By Dan Schnur
From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Joe Biden was sworn into office less than two weeks ago and he is already facing the type of seminal decision that could define his presidency. Worse, it’s not clear if either option he is considering is a particularly good one...
News / January 7th, 2021 / By Joseph Ratliff
From the Left Editor's Note: This viewpoint is from a writer rated Lean Left. In today’s bipolar political discourse, it’s easy to wave away controversies because “both sides do it.” This dynamic has reared its head once again, this time regarding Republican senators and House members...
Story of the Week / December 30th, 2020 / By AllSides Staff
Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. $600 COVID-19 stimulus checks begin going out this week after months of negotiations, as debate simmers about increasing the checks to $2,000. President Donald Trump and many Congressional Democrats support more...
Recommended Reading / November 10th, 2020 / By Dan Schnur
As it now stands, Joe Biden will be the first incoming president since George H.W. Bush in 1989 to take office without his party holding full control of Congress. Biden would be the first Democratic president since Grover Cleveland to be sworn in without both the House and Senate on his...
Recommended Reading / October 20th, 2020 / By Dan Schnur
Dianne Feinstein has served in the U.S. Senate since 1992, longer than all but four of her colleagues. Only seven Senators other than Feinstein have held their seats for more years than Susan Collins, who won her first campaign four years later. Both the California Democrat and the Maine...
Story of the Week / February 7th, 2020 / By Henry A. Brechter
The third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history ended Wednesday, as President Donald Trump was acquitted of two charges in Senate votes that largely mirrored party lines. Senators voted 52-48 to acquit the president of abuse of power and 53-47 to acquit him of obstructing...
Story of the Week / January 30th, 2020 / By Henry A. Brechter
House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's defense team each concluded opening arguments before the Senate over the past week, setting the stage for a final questioning period Thursday before starting debates on calling witnesses and documents. Democrats and many on the...