Sanders said progressive priorities in the “Build Back Better” plan were crucial to US democracy. If they don’t pass, “the very fabric of American democracy is in danger,” he told reporters. Democrats are still trying to come to an agreement over the social-spending bill. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the progressive firebrand and chairmanContinue reading “Sen. Bernie Sanders says ‘the very fabric of American democracy is in danger’ if progressive priorities are left out of Biden’s social-spending bill”
Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada ‘in the context of the long-standing pastoral process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples,’ the Vatican said on Wednesday.
“This is what someone who’s bought and paid for looks like.” U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the right-wing Arizona Democrat obstructing her party’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill, is the recent beneficiary of six-figure largesse from pharma- and finance-linked donors apparently rewarding her opposition to the flagship social and climate investment legislation, according to campaign finance disclosures filedContinue reading “New Filing Reveals Sinema Pads Campaign Coffers With More Pharma and Finance Funds”
Newly leaked video footage of a recent event hosted by the right-wing group Patriot Voices shows Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas openly admitting that his party wants “18 more months of chaos and the inability to get stuff done” as President Joe Biden, a bipartisan group of senators, and congressional Democrats work to pass climateContinue reading “In Leaked Video, GOP Congressman Admits His Party Wants Chaos and Obstruction”
Biden indicated he’s prepared to pass his $1.9 trillion stimulus package with only Democratic votes. Republicans are “just not willing to go as far as I think we have to go,” the president said. He suggested that negotiations risked delaying the delivery of urgently needed federal aid. President Joe Biden on Friday gave one ofContinue reading “Biden says it’s an ‘easy choice’ to push Republicans aside if it means getting his $1.9 trillion stimulus package approved faster”
The US Senate has passed a budget resolution in a step that sets up the path for Democrats to pass President Joe Biden‘s sweeping $1.9trn Covid-19 relief package. The measure passed 51-50 on a party line vote with Vice President Kamala Harris casting her first-ever tie-breaking vote to tip the balance in the early hours of Friday morning. The approval allows Democrats toContinue reading “COVID stimulus package worth $1.9 trillion clears Senate after Kamala Harris gives tie breaking vote”