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Dec 23 2022
Following the release of the final report from the January 6 committee, which recommended former President Donald Trump be barred from holding office in the future and formally referred Trump to the Justice Department on four criminal charges, Trump responded with a post on his Truth Social account and a video provided to the Daily Caller.
Key Quotes: In the video, Trump stated that “HuffPost Newsweek The Daily Caller
May 04 2020
If Congress returns too soon and lawmakers contract coronavirus, leaders could face backlash for not keeping members safe. But if Congress doesn’t get back to business, leaders could take heat for sitting on the sidelines in the middle of a crisis. Those are the competing pressures that the Senate and House are under as they make decisions about when — and how — to reopen.
So far, thePolitico
Jun 02 2022
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In the wake of recent mass shootings in Texas, New York and other places throughout the country, politicians and activists are convening to discuss preventative measures and potential new gun laws. A bipartisan group of senatorsAllSides Staff
Oct 08 2019
American diplomats thought they had negotiated a solution to a seemingly intractable problem. The United States needed Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria to face off against remnants of the Islamic State. But Turkey, a NATO ally, saw those same Kurds as terrorists, allied with separatists inside Turkey.
To prevent a Turkish invasion, the three sides — the United States, Turkey and theNew York Times (Opinion)
Jun 21 2019
Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, announced his candidacy for Senate, on Thursday. Moore was infamously accused of sexual misconduct during his 2017 run for Senate. He ran to replace the seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions, who went on to become the Attorney General of the United States. Moore, a republican, lost to democrat Doug Jones, the first democrat to win anNational Review (News) Politico 538 (ABC News)
Jun 13 2022
Politicians and the media reacted to the Senate's newly-released bipartisan gun safety framework on Monday.
With an evenly divided Senate, the bipartisan deal has a better chance of becoming law than other gun bills, including those recently passed by the House. President Joe Biden signaled his approval on Sunday, saying, “the sooner it comes to my desk, the sooner I can sign it.” “Axios CNN (Online News) Newsweek
Jan 14 2022
President Joe Biden's voting reforms speech divided the political spectrum this week.
Biden spoke Tuesday in Georgia about reforming the Senate filibuster and advancing new voting laws. He challenged listeners to stand "against voter suppression" and asked if they'd rather be "on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?" House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) praised theNational Review (News) Washington Post Newsweek
Mar 11 2021
The House of Representatives passed two bills on Thursday strengthening background checks and closing loopholes for gun sales and transfers. The bills—the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and the Enhanced Background Checks Act—passed in mostly party-line votes, with the former gaining eight Republican votes including its three Republican co-sponsors. The House passed a similar bill to theThe Hill CBS News (Online) Fox News (Online News)
Nov 12 2020
The recent surge in U.S. coronavirus cases raised questions about another stimulus package, but remarks by Senate leaders reveal Democrats and Republicans are still at an impasse when it comes to a relief bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged the need for another economic stimulus package Thursday, but maintained that the package should resemble the $500 billion package theCNN (Online News) Fox News (Online News) CNBC
Mar 20 2019
“Trump has appointed conservative Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the court since taking office in 2017, cementing its 5-4 conservative majority. Supreme Court justices are appointed for lifetime terms, and both his appointees potentially could serve for decades. In response to Trump’s appointments, a handful of liberal activists have argued that if Democrats win the White HouseThe Flip Side