The House on Wednesday passed the Republican-backed Zika Response Appropriations Act, a bill that would provide $622.1 million in funding towards Zika but would also lead to other cuts — including on funds allocated for the fight against Ebola — in order to satisfy Republican demands to limit deficit spending.
House Democrats shouted “Shame! Shame! Shame!” after their Republican colleagues voted last-minute to defeat an anti-discrimination amendment.
U.S. lawmakers on Thursday began coalescing around revised bipartisan legislation to help address Puerto Rico’s unpayable debt burden that now threatens a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Released close to midnight on Thursday, the House Natural Resources Committee’s revised bill includes a strong oversight board to direct how and when the island pays its bills and leaves […]
Sandoval’s name surfaced as a possible nominee on Wednesday, but Senate Republicans quickly said they still would not hold hearings or vote on any Obama nominee.
“I hope they’ll move quickly to debate and then confirm this nominee so that the court can continue to serve the American people at full strength.”
Spokesman: Obama’s vote to block Alito “symbolic,” contrasted to “Republicans’ reflexive opposition” to Obama nominating new justice to replace Scalia.
White House: “This is not the first time that Republicans have come out with a lot of bluster, only to have reality ultimately sink in.”
In private practice, prior to his appointment to the appeals court, Srinivasan successfully represented former Enron Corp CEO Jeff Skilling in a Supreme Court case.
“I guarantee you, if they don’t have a debrief by the first of March like they said, we’ll have a hearing and we’ll subpoena.”
Shkreli, 32, sparked outrage last year after his company raised the price of 62-year-old drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent, to $750 a pill.
Like Bernie Sanders, Teachout focuses almost exclusively on the toxic consequences of big money in politics.
On today’s anniversary of the ‘Citizens United’ decision, which exposed American democracy to increasing domination by the country’s very richest and most reactionary figures, it is worth recalling the false promise made by the Supreme Court justice who wrote the majority opinion in that case.
Congress, Donald Trump is on to you. He knows you’re taking campaign donations and he knows you are doing something in return for the cash.
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday he expected the Obama administration to pause its new campaign to deport undocumented Central American families, a policy that has led to over 120 detentions since Jan. 1 and angered Democratic lawmakers.
Rep. Steve Israel’s decision to not seek re-election and to leave Congress at the end of the year is the latest reminder of how thin those ranks are getting. For the younger, more ambitious Democrats in the House, the obstacles are significant.
Perhaps the surest prediction about the next State of the Union Address is that it’s going to be the last speech afforded that lofty title for fully two years.
Obama says, “I think the system worked,” as Congress passes large-scale measure to end possibility of government shutdowns during 2016 campaign season.
One of the star members of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus got a rather uncomfortable question during an appearance Thursday morning on C-SPAN.
Speaker Paul Ryan told Republicans that negotiations with Democrats culminated in a deal that would eliminate any government shutdowns until next October.
What would forward-looking American corporations do if they really, truly, seriously wanted to stop climate change? They would do what they do whenever they want to influence any important policy change, of course.