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Democrats Have A Choice: They Can Enact Their Agenda Or Keep The Filibuster

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

A $15 minimum wage is overwhelmingly popular but can't get 60 votes in the Senate. The same is true for most of the Democratic Party's major priorities.
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Democrats Switch To Plan B For Minimum Wage Increase

Democrats Switch To Plan B For Minimum Wage Increase

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

After a roadblock in their $15-an-hour plan, Senate Democrats are considering higher taxes on corporations that pay low wages.
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How Democrats can pass a minimum wage increase to $15 after a major setback from the Senate parliamentarian

How Democrats can pass a minimum wage increase to $15 after a major setback from the Senate parliamentarian

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth McDonough dealt a significant setback to Democrats' efforts to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour through President Joe Biden's stimulus package on Thursday evening.
Senators are gearing up to pass the $1.9 billion bill, which includes $1,400 direct relief checks for those who qualify, $350 billion in state and local aid, money for schools, housing assistance, funding for COVID-19 testing and vaccines, and child tax credits, through a process called budget reconciliation.
In reconciliation, Senators can pass budget-related...
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At Climate Summit, Biden Stresses U.S. Commitment And Economic Opportunity

At Climate Summit, Biden Stresses U.S. Commitment And Economic Opportunity

President Biden's Earth Day summit with 40 global leaders is an attempt to reassert U.S. leadership on the world stage. The White House hopes the meeting will lead to big new... Read more ...

Biden aims for sweeping climate goal - with or without Congress

Biden aims for sweeping climate goal - with or without Congress

President Joe Biden pledged Thursday to slash U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases in at least half by 2030 - an ambitious target that will require retooling the world's largest... Read more ...

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops

The Pentagon has briefed top lawmakers on intelligence surrounding suspected directed-energy attacks against U.S. troops, and officials identified Russia as a likely culprit... Read more ...

House votes to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

House votes to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

The House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to restrict arms sales to Saudi Arabia over its killing of the U.S.-based dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The bill, H.R... Read more ...

House Answers Trump's Travel Ban With Bill

House Answers Trump's Travel Ban With Bill

The Democratic-led House passed legislation Wednesday designed to constrain a president's power to limit entry to the US, a response to former President Trump's travel ban... Read more ...

Impeachment investigators have received over 200 tips about Cuomo

Impeachment investigators have received over 200 tips about Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. - Investigators seeking to determine whether the New York state Assembly should move to impeach Gov. Andrew Cuomo have received more than 200 tips about his... Read more ...

Cops are willing to say Derek Chauvin is a murderer. Right-wing media stars...

Cops are willing to say Derek Chauvin is a murderer. Right-wing media stars are still struggling with that fact

Summary List Placement Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd. We can say that now that, after a jury of Chauvin's peers said he committed second-degree murder when the former... Read more ...

Justice Department Announces Sweeping Minneapolis Police Probe

Justice Department Announces Sweeping Minneapolis Police Probe

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the investigation in the wake of the guilty verdict in George Floyd's death. Read more ...

Ohio Republicans Want To Rename Mosquito Lake State Park After Donald Trump

Ohio Republicans Want To Rename Mosquito Lake State Park After Donald Trump

It's the latest attempt by Ohio Republicans to honor the former president. The state would need $300,000 to change the signs in the park. Read more ...

South Korean president: Trump 'beat around the bush' on North Korea diplomacy

South Korean president: Trump 'beat around the bush' on North Korea diplomacy

South Korean President Moon Jae-in criticized former President Donald Trump's diplomacy toward North Korea and failure to secure denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula during... Read more ...