The House Of Representatives Passed A Broad Anti-Hate Resolution After Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Comments About Israel

The resolution was crafted by Democrats after Omar made comments that members of both parties interpreted as an allusion to “dual loyalty” stereotypes of American Jews. Twenty-three Republicans voted against the resolution, while Omar herself supported it.

Paul McLeod • 11 days ago

Congress Just Got A Lot Closer To Rejecting Trump’s National Emergency To Build A Wall

Congress may now have the votes needed to formally reject Trump’s plan. The White House has suggested the president will issue his first veto if it passes.

Paul McLeod • 18 days ago

House Passes Landmark Gun Control Bills To Expand Background Checks, But Trump Has Vowed To Veto Them

The Democratic bills would expand background checks and close the “Charleston loophole” that allowed at least 6,000 guns to be sold to people with disqualifying red flags in 2017.

Paul McLeod • 19 days ago

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Got Dragged For Suggesting People Who Are “Unwilling To Work” Should Get Paid. Advocates Say That’s The Point.

“This idea that somehow people who are unwilling to work are bad or lazy is a horrible idea.”

Paul McLeod • One month ago

Trump Will Declare A National Emergency To Build A Wall

The move, which Trump will couple with signing a bill to avoid another government shutdown, is expected to face both legal and congressional challenges.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

After Shutting Down The Government, Trump’s Getting Even Less Wall Money Than Democrats Originally Offered

Trump blasted the deal Tuesday but also said he does not expect another government shutdown. He’ll have to sign off on the deal by Friday to avoid one.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

Democrats Will Look At Banning Members From Sleeping In Their Offices

The Congressional Progressive Caucus called for a ban on members living in their offices Tuesday. But while momentum is growing, some are questioning how to ensure that serving in Congress is feasible for the nonwealthy.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

The Government Shutdown Is Over — For Now — As Trump Gives In On Wall Funding

Trump and Democratic leaders have reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks following a historic 35-day shutdown. The bill was signed into law on Friday night.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

Donald Trump And Senate Leaders Are “Talking” About How To End The Government Shutdown After Two More Plans Failed

Trump’s plan and a Democratic bill both stalled in the Senate Thursday, in a move that could put pressure on the president to compromise.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

The Trump Administration Signals That It’s Not Done Trying To Dismantle Obamacare

A discussion document floated this week reveals the Trump White House is considering a slew of reforms to the individual markets that could potentially throw them into chaos.

Paul McLeod • One month ago

Pelosi Wants To Delay The State Of The Union, So Trump's Canceling Her Trip Overseas

The speaker of the House and the president are fighting on increasingly personal terms, and the partial government shutdown is nowhere close to ending.

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago

What The Hell Happened To Lindsey Graham?

The South Carolina Republican used to be Democrats’ go-to guy when they needed help with a deal. But now “it’s like the guy I knew got kidnapped and his twin brother showed up,” said one Democratic senator.

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago

This Is Now The Longest Government Shutdown In US History And There’s No End In Sight

The shutdown has broken the previous record of 21 days, set during Bill Clinton’s presidency between December 1995 and January 1996.

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago

There’s Little Urgency In Congress To End The Shutdown, As Federal Workers Go Without Pay

“Why am I being made to suffer for something that has nothing to do with what I do? It just makes no sense to me.”

Lissandra Villa • 2 months ago

The Government Shutdown Is Triggering Giant Pay Raises For Trump’s Top Aides

An unintended consequence of the government shutdown is that the most well-compensated federal employees will reap hearty raises while hundreds of thousands of others go without pay.

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago

The Shutdown Isn't Ending Any Time Soon, Even After The House Passed A Plan To Reopen The Government

Republicans and Democrats remain deadlocked over border wall funding, and lawmakers are beginning to talk about the two-week-old shutdown in terms of months.

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago

House Republicans Voted To Give Trump His Border Wall Money And Now A Shutdown Is Likelier Than Ever

The House, the Senate, and the White House can’t agree on whether to fund a border wall along the US–Mexico border. If they can’t reach a deal by Friday night, several government agencies will run out of funding.

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago

A Sweeping Bill That Will Give Nonviolent Offenders The Chance To Get Out Of Jail Early Is Heading To Trump’s Desk

The bill reforms mandatory minimums and “three strikes” laws, and grants early release to certain inmates who complete anti-recidivism training. Trump is expected to sign it into law.

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago

Republicans Say They Didn't Intend For Obamacare To Get Tossed Out By The Courts, But Many Don’t Mind That It Did

A Texas judge tossed out the ACA, saying the repeal of the individual mandate in the tax law invalidated the whole thing. Republicans say it could be another opportunity to repeal Obamacare after lawmaker efforts failed.

Paul McLeod • 2 months ago

The Senate Finally Passed A Bill To Give Nonviolent Offenders The Chance To Get Out Of Prison Early

A House vote could come later this week. The bill reforms mandatory minimums and “three strikes” laws, and grants early release to certain inmates who complete anti-recidivism training.

Paul McLeod • 3 months ago