Senate Republicans again block sweeping voting rights bill

Party-line vote will significantly increase pressure on Democrats to do away with the filibuster Senate Republicans again blocked a sweeping voting rights bill on Wednesday, a move that will significantly increase pressure on Democrats to do away with the filibuster, a Senate rule that has stymied the most significant priorities in Congress. The vote was 49-51Continue reading “Senate Republicans again block sweeping voting rights bill”

Proud Boys fanatic pleads guilty to threatening Sen. Raphael Warnock on social media

A Queens, NY man pled guilty to threatening Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock on social media. The man also made threats on Jan. 6 urging people at the Capitol riot to “unleash some violence.” An FBI search found the man illegally possessed over 1,000 rounds of ammunition in his Queens home. A man from Queens, NewContinue reading “Proud Boys fanatic pleads guilty to threatening Sen. Raphael Warnock on social media”

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. He was a football hero at the University of Georgia before his long NFL career. He’s a business owner whose chicken products are distributed across the U.S. And he’s a Black conservative with backing from former President DonaldContinue reading “As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges”

Warnock warns voting rights are under assault at a rate not seen ‘since the Jim Crow era’

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) delivered his first floor speech on Wednesday, condemning Republican attempts across the country to make it harder for people to vote. “We are witnessing right now a massive and unabashed assault on voting rights and voter access unlike anything we have seen since the Jim Crow era,” Warnock, Georgia’s first Black senator, said.Continue reading “Warnock warns voting rights are under assault at a rate not seen ‘since the Jim Crow era’”

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