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Pressure Is Building On Biden To Do More For Asylum-Seekers And Migrants
Franco OrdoƱez | July 26, 2021
President Biden speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on July 21 after returning from a trip to Cincinnati.Susan Walsh | AP Updated July 26, 2021 at 9:00 PM ET President Biden is in a tough place on immigration. On one side, he faces growing pressure ...
Pelosi Has Chosen A 2nd Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, To Serve On Jan. 6 Panel
Dustin Jones | July 25, 2021
Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's appointment to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. He will join Wyoming's Liz Cheney as the only two Republicans on the panel.Amanda Andrade-Rhoades | AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Rep. Adam Kinzinger ...
Sen. Tammy Duckworth Wants To Remove Stigma Around Miscarriages
Robert Baldwin | July 24, 2021
Sen. Tammy Duckworth speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on April 20. The Illinois Democrat has introduced legislation that would provide three days of paid leave for parents who experience a miscarriage.Sarah Silbiger | Getty Images Updated July 25, 2021 at 12:25 PM ET Sen. Tammy Duckworth is ...
Mississippi Is Trying To Get The Supreme Court To Reverse Roe
Nina Totenberg | July 23, 2021
The U.S. Supreme Court will review next term whether all state laws that ban abortions before fetal viability are unconstitutional.Jose Luis Magana | AP The battle is now joined at the U.S. Supreme Court. This week the state of Mississippi formally asked the high court to reverse its landmark 1973 ...
Democrats Crowd Cleveland For A Primary That Reflects Party Tensions
Danielle Kurtzleben | July 23, 2021
Nina Turner, a candidate running in a special Democratic primary for Ohio's 11th Congressional District, speaks with supporters near the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland before casting her early vote on July 7.Phil Long | AP There's an inescapable tension in the upcoming Democratic primary for Ohio's 11th ...
Democrats Want To Hold Social Media Companies Responsible For Health Misinformation
Shannon Bond | July 22, 2021
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is co-sponsoring a bill that seeks to hold social media platforms responsible for the proliferation of health misinformation during a public health emergency.Elijah Nouvelage | Getty Images Updated July 22, 2021 at 3:59 PM ET Democratic senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would hold Facebook, ...
Senate Panel Greenlights Military Justice Reform Bill After Years-Long Push
Claudia Grisales | July 22, 2021
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been pushing for changes in how the military handles sexual assault and other serious crimes for years. Top commanders and fellow senators are now joining her efforts.Seth Wenig | AP The Senate Armed Services Committee approved a sweeping legislative package to reform the way the ...
Rising Violent Crime Is Likely To Present A Political Challenge For Democrats In 2022
Domenico Montanaro | July 22, 2021
President Biden hosts a White House meeting about reducing gun violence on July 12. Violent crime is on the rise in many U.S. urban areas, and Democratic political strategists believe the White House needs to take on the issue of crime directly.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Violent crime is on ...
The Supreme Court Injects Partisan Politics Into Independent Agencies
Eric Singerman | July 22, 2021
Erin Schaff | AP Twice this June, the Supreme Court held that government experts should have less freedom from political influence. The court decided that the president could exert more control over regulatory agencies, the government institutions that are as important as they sound boring. While Congress may write laws, ...