MLK discusses marching against the Senate filibuster, segregation, and voting rights in 1964. Interesting Note: This takes place during Lee Atwater’s “Southern Strategy” shifting of the GOP, and is discussed towards the end of this video. #MLKDay
The U.S. Senate will vote early next year on President Joe Biden’s sweeping $1.75 trillion policy bill as well as on voting rights, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Monday, despite conservative Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled plans for both votes on Monday, the day after Manchin — who has stood asContinue reading “Schumer vows vote on Biden’s $1.75 trillion bill despite Manchin’s rejection”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, responds to remarks from Sen. Manchin on BBB and why she calls for cracking down on the Senate and reforming rules.
Editor-at-large of The 19th Errin Haines, former acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal and NBC National Political Reporter Sahil Kapur discuss the new developments in Washington on voting rights, after Senator Joe Manchin met with a group of moderate Democrats.
Thanks to the new Congressional maps being drawn, Republicans are already one seat away from winning back a majority in the 2022 midterms. Five Democrat-leaning districts have now become Republican-leaning due to the redistricting, and with Republicans holding a 10-point lead in polling right now, the GOP could be looking at a wave of newContinue reading “Gerrymandered Congressional Maps Give Republicans Edge In 2022 Midterms – Ring of Fire”
CNN’s John Avlon breaks down how the “rigged” redistricting process in Ohio is engineered to help the Republican Party achieve an electoral majority.
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”
In which John Green teaches you about a time of relative tumult in the United States, the 1960s. America was changing rapidly in the 1960s, and rights movements were at the forefront of those changes. Civil Rights were dominant, but the 60s also saw growth in the Women’s Movement, the LGBT rights movement, the LatinoContinue reading “The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40”
The bill, which would add new restrictions to voting in Texas, is on the verge of becoming law. Texas Republicans asked their Democratic colleagues to please not call them racist on Thursday—then pushed forward a voting suppression bill aimed squarely at making it harder for Black and Hispanic urban voters to cast their ballots. “TheContinue reading “Texas GOP Say Don’t Call Them Racist As They Pass Voter Suppression Bill”