Published: Jan 25, 2021
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers from both major political parties lobbied White House officials Sunday for a more targeted relief bill as they questioned the need for some of the items included in President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan.
Published: Jan 24, 2021
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden's pitch for bipartisan unity to defeat the coronavirus and resurrect the economy is crashing into a partisan buzz saw on Capitol Hill, where Republicans and Democrats can't agree on ground rules for running the Senate - let alone pass a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill.
Published: Jan 03, 2021
WASHINGTON - A last-ditch effort by President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the election thrust Washington into chaos Saturday as a growing coalition of Republican senators announced plans to rebel against Senate leaders by seeking to block formal certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
Published: Dec 20, 2020
Senior lawmakers resolved a major standoff late Saturday night, clearing the way for Congress to pass a nearly $1 trillion economic relief package, after Democratic leaders and Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., struck a compromise over his proposal to rein in the lending powers of the Federal Reserve.
Published: Dec 20, 2020
WASHINGTON - Senior congressional lawmakers attempting to complete an emergency coronavirus relief package this weekend slammed into a major roadblock on Saturday over Republican demands to limit the authority of the Federal Reserve.
Published: Dec 16, 2020
Some Republican state officials are newly open to expanded voting options after such moves proved popular and the party's down-ballot candidates won in a high-turnout election, despite President Donald Trump railing against the changes.
Published: Nov 28, 2020
WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden, a state-college graduate who was once the poorest man in the U.S. Senate, is facing accusations of elitism from Republicans after defeating a billionaire incumbent with an Ivy League degree - a sign of how the politics of populism have been upended and redefined by President Donald Trump.
Published: Nov 22, 2020
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's effort to persuade state and local Republicans to help him in overturning the election has so far run into a quiet resistance that could mark a coming end to his attempt at an unprecedented power grab.