Recognizing the Unborn Act would replace all uses of ‘fetus’ in federal law with ‘unborn child’

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO5) Odds of passage seem slim in a year when the Senate also can’t replace the number “.0025” in a bill with “.025.” Context The word ‘fetus’ is mentioned in at least 18 parts of the U.S. Code, which contains all federal laws. For example, the word is […]

Senate Clears Last Hurdle to Raising Debt Ceiling

This post was originally published on this siteFourteen Republicans joined Democrats in voting to take up legislation that would pave the way for Congress to raise the debt ceiling by a simple majority vote, skirting a filibuster.

14 GOP senators help advance McConnell debt limit deal

This post was originally published on this siteFourteen Senate Republicans on Thursday helped advance a deal negotiated by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to set up a one-time exemption to the filibuster on raising the debt ceiling. Senators voted 64-36 to close…

New York Attorney General Letitia James ends run for governor

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‘Idiocy’: Murphy lashes out at GOP lawmakers who defied Statehouse vax-or-test rule

This post was originally published on this siteGov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday lashed out against GOP lawmakers who refused to adhere to the Statehouse’s vaccine-or-test requirement last week, though he stopped short of explaining why the State Police did not enforce the rule. A visibly angry Murphy called the Republicans’ actions “idiocy” as well as […]

De Blasio imposes sweeping vaccine requirement on New York businesses

This post was originally published on this siteNEW YORK — All New Yorkers who work in the city’s private sector will have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 under a new measure Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday — a “first-in-the-nation” mandate that would take effect four days before he leaves office. De Blasio said the […]

Ron Johnson promotes dubious claim mouthwash is effective COVID-19 treatment

This post was originally published on this siteSen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Wednesday suggested that standard mouthwash could treat COVID-19, and criticized federal agencies for telling people to “do nothing.””Standard gargle, mouthwash, has been proven to kill the coronavirus,”…

Pence Avoids Committing To Cooperating With Jan. 6 Committee

This post was originally published on this site Former Vice President Mike Pence signaled on Wednesday that it’s not a given that he’ll cooperate with the House Jan. 6 select committee.

Lindsey Graham ‘berated’ Mitch McConnell on debt ceiling deal: report

This post was originally published on this site There are some bitter feeling in the Senate GOP Caucus after GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) put together a deal to prevent the federal government from defaulting on loans. McConnell linked extending the debt ceiling with an issue to prevent cuts Medicare and that reportedly has resulted […]

World’s democracies meet to show solidarity against a rising tide of authoritarianism

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden has invited more than 100 countries to a virtual summit on democracy. But some of the names on the list are drawing questions over their own democratic practices.

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