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May 16 2020
TOPLINE With the House of Representatives passing the $3 trillion Heroes Act late on Friday, political leaders have largely reacted to the legislation along party lines, with Democrats urging for immediate action in the Senate while Republicans condemned the bill and reiterated that it is dead on arrival.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reiterated his support for the billForbes
Jun 24 2020
Officials are awaiting primary election results in New York, Kentucky and Virginia as coronavirus precautions cause a surge of absentee mail-in ballots. Due to the high volume of mail-in ballots, New York and Kentucky estimate their results will be released June 30.
Coverage from all sides of the political spectrum focused on the absentee ballot counting process and on the resultsNew York Times (News) Associated Press New York Post (News)
Feb 13 2024
The Senate passed a $95 billion bipartisan foreign aid bill early Tuesday morning that would provide supplemental funding for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.
Key Details: The package passed by a 70-29 vote. Twenty-two Republicans supported it, and two Democrats, Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Peter Welch (D-VT), opposed the bill, as did Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). House Speaker MikeNew York Times (News) Washington Times CNBC
Oct 07 2019
President Donald Trump announced late Sunday that U.S. troops would leave the Turkey-Syria border ahead of a planned Turkish military offensive, saying the U.S. had accomplished his goals in defeating ISIS. The U.S. formally began fighting ISIS on Syrian soil in 2014.
Outlets from all sides of the political spectrum reported on bipartisan criticism of Trump's decision, headlined byDaily Mail NBC News (Online) Wall Street Journal (News)
Jun 10 2020
GOP lawmakers express interest in banning chokeholds, increasing accountability.
Congressional Republicans are crafting their own proposals to respond to the killing of George Floyd while he was in police custody and the ensuing nationwide protests, marking a shift in the party’s stance on overseeing police practices and raising the prospect of collaboration with Democrats.
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Oct 01 2019
With 86-year-old liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg enduring a series of health scares, the question of whether President Donald Trump will get to make yet another U.S. Supreme Court appointment before the 2020 election lingers as the nine justices prepare to begin their new term next week.
The justices, set to hold a private conference on Tuesday to discuss taking new cases after aReuters
Oct 01 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was among the administration officials who listened in on the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president, a senior State Department official said Monday, a disclosure that ties the State Department more closely to the House impeachment inquiry.
Mr. Pompeo’s participation on the call, which hadn’t been previously reported, was one ofWall Street Journal (News)
Feb 26 2015
Perspectives BlogThe Senate is closer to preventing a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS runs out of money in two days, but the Democrats have accepted Senator Mitch McConnell's plan to separate the votes on DHS funding and Obama's immigration actions, which breaks the impasse. This week we bring you a multi-sided view into this story. Snippets from the Right OPINION: Why the Beltway John Gable, AllSides Co-founder
Apr 02 2019
Republicans are looking to craft alternative to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act
President Trump said any vote on a Republican health plan would take place after the 2020 election, moving to put off action on legislation amid uncertainty about what a GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act would look like.
In a series of tweets late Monday, Mr. Trump said that the voteWall Street Journal (News)
Sep 16 2019
In an increasingly polarized political environment driven by tweets and outrage, can moderates still find a place to stand? In Maine, centrist Sen. Susan Collins is finding herself on unstable ground.
Sen. Susan Collins has long seemed unbeatable.
Despite being a Republican in a state that leans slightly Democratic, she has handily won every reelection since her entry to theChristian Science Monitor