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Recent articles by Brian:

Biden meets with senators, but Sinema blunts voting bill’s chances

Biden’s visit is the latest in a concerted effort by Senate Democrats and the White House to breathe new life into the endeavor and build support for changing filibuster rules to help advance the legislation. → Read More

Democrats switch strategy on voting bill as Biden pushes action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are trying to force a public showdown over their sweeping elections legislation, aiming to launch debate on a key party priority even though there's no assurance the bill will come to a vote. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer outlined the plan in a memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, on the eve of President Joe Biden's visit to meet privately with… → Read More

Biden to huddle with Senate Democrats on voting bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to meet with Senate Democrats at the Capitol on Thursday, a visit intended to deliver a jolt to the party's long-stalled push for voting and elections legislation. → Read More

Biden to meet with Senate Democrats on voting bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to meet with Senate Democrats at the Capitol on Thursday, a visit intended to deliver a jolt to the party's long-stalled push for voting and elections legislation. Biden is expected to discuss potential changes to Senate rules that will be needed to overcome repeated Republican filibusters that have blocked the measures, according to a senior… → Read More

Invoking Jan. 6, Democrats pivot to fight for voting legislation

In fiery speeches and interviews, President Joe Biden and top congressional Democrats have seized on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection as a reason to advance their long-stalled voting, ethics and elections package. → Read More

Invoking Jan. 6, Democrats pivot to fight for voting legislation

In fiery speeches and interviews, President Joe Biden and top congressional Democrats have seized on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection as a reason to advance their long-stalled voting, ethics and elections package. → Read More

Invoking Jan. 6, Democrats hope to pass voting legislation

Democrats, still reeling from a big loss on their signature policy bill, are hoping to force a vote on legislation aimed at making voting easier. → Read More

Jan. 6 attack posed loyalty test for Indiana Rep. Greg Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greg Pence watched the Jan. 6 insurrection unfold from an extraordinary perch. As chants of “Hang Mike Pence” echoed in the Capitol, the Republican congressman from Indiana and his better-known brother were whisked away from the Senate by the Secret Service shortly before a mob of Donald Trump supporters burst in, intent on stopping the vice president from certifying Democrat… → Read More

Congress sends Biden $2.5T debt limit hike, avoiding default

Congress averted a catastrophic debt default early Wednesday morning after Democratic majorities in both chambers voted to send a $2.5 trillion increase in... → Read More

Congress sends Biden $2.5T debt limit hike, avoiding default

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress averted a catastrophic debt default early Wednesday morning after Democratic majorities in both chambers voted to send a $2.5 trillion increase in the nation's borrowing authority to President Joe Biden over lockstep Republican opposition. → Read More

Congress passes debt ceiling increase, sending bill to Biden

The votes in the House and Senate defuse a volatile issue until after next year's midterm elections. → Read More

Senate poised to raise debt limit by $2.5T, avoiding default

Congress is moving to lift the nation’s debt limit by $2.5 trillion → Read More

Turning outrage into power: How far right is changing GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have settled on a strategy to deal with a handful of Republican lawmakers who have stirred outrage with violent, racist → Read More

Turning outrage into power: How far right is changing GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have settled on a strategy to deal with a handful of Republican lawmakers who have stirred outrage with violent, racist and sometimes Islamophobic comments. If you can't police them, promote them. The path to power for Republicans in Congress is now rooted in the capacity to generate outrage. → Read More

Rep. Omar urges House GOP to address 'anti-Muslim hatred'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday played a harrowing death threat recently left for her by voicemail, while imploring House Republican leaders to do more to tamp down “anti-Muslim hatred” in their ranks and “hold those who perpetuate it accountable. ” → Read More

Rep. Lauren Boebert in call refuses to apologize for anti-Muslim remarks

Days after firebrand conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was harshly criticized for making anti-Muslim comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat whom she likened to a bomb-carrying terrorist, the two spoke by phone Monday. By both lawmakers' accounts, it did not go well. The conversation, which Boebert sought after issuing a tepid statement last Friday, offered an opportunity… → Read More

GOP, Dem winners of US House seats in Ohio sworn into office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two vacant Ohio congressional seats were filled Thursday after Republican Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist from Columbus, and Democrat Shontel Brown, a Democratic Party leader from Cleveland, were sworn in as members of the House after Tuesday's special election. Brown will represent the Cleveland-area seat vacated by former Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge, who stepped down to join… → Read More

GOP, Dem winners of US House seats in Ohio sworn into office

Two vacant Ohio congressional seats were filled Thursday after Republican Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist from Columbus, and Democrat Shontel Brown, a Democratic Party leader from Cleveland, were sworn in as members of the House after Tuesday's special election. Brown will represent the Cleveland-area seat vacated by former Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge, who stepped down to join President Joe Biden's… → Read More

Senate Dems push new voting bill, and again hit GOP wall

If at first you don’t succeed, make Republicans vote again. For the fourth time since June, Republicans blocked it. Democrats entered the year with unified, albeit narrow, control of Washington, and a desire to counteract a wave of restrictive new voting laws in Republican-led states, many of which were inspired by Donald Trump's false claims of a stolen 2020 election. → Read More

Senate Dems push new voting bill, and again hit GOP wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — If at first you don't succeed, make Republicans vote again. That's the strategy Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer appears to be pursuing as the New York Democrat forced another test vote Wednesday on legislation to overhaul the nation's election laws. For the fourth time since June, Republicans blocked it. → Read More