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Congress Plans Votes On Debt Ceiling, Infrastructure, Abortion Ahead Of Extremely Consequential Month

Congress Plans Votes On Debt Ceiling, Infrastructure, Abortion Ahead Of Extremely Consequential Month

Andrew Trunsky Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Friday that the House would vote on a debt ceiling suspension and on the bipartisan infrastructure bill next week, even as Republicans vow to oppose raising the limit and Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget, which progressives have tied to the infrastructure package, faces numerous setbacks. Hoyer announced the votes […]

Clarence Thomas: The Supreme Court Could Be The ‘Most Dangerous’ Branch Of Government

Clarence Thomas: The Supreme Court Could Be The ‘Most Dangerous’ Branch Of Government

Andrew Trunsky  Justice Clarence Thomas warned against politicizing the Supreme Court Thursday, saying that doing so could make the judicial system the “most dangerous” branch of government. During a speech at the University of Notre Dame, Thomas cautioned against allowing “others to manipulate our institutions when we don’t get the outcome we like.” He reminded […]

‘Do You Guys Think I’m Bluffing?’: McConnell Doubles Down Against Debt Ceiling Raise As Congress Barrels Toward Government Shutdown

‘Do You Guys Think I’m Bluffing?’: McConnell Doubles Down Against Debt Ceiling Raise As Congress Barrels Toward Government Shutdown

Andrew Trunsky  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday doubled down on Republican opposition to raising the debt ceiling, instead saying that Democrats were solely responsible for increasing it given their control of Congress and the White House. “Let me make it perfectly clear,” McConnell told Punchbowl News. “The country must never default. The debt ceiling […]

Newsom Sails Past Republican Recall, Will Remain California’s Governor

Newsom Sails Past Republican Recall, Will Remain California’s Governor

Andrew Trunsky Gov. Gavin Newsom won California’s recall election Tuesday, capitalizing on late momentum and sailing past the field of Republicans looking to oust him in what was considered a neck-and-neck race just weeks ago. Newsom, first elected in 2018, survived the GOP recall effort with just over two-thirds of voters opting to keep him […]

Once A Close Race, Newsom Is Clear Favorite One Day Out From California Recall

Once A Close Race, Newsom Is Clear Favorite One Day Out From California Recall

Andrew Trunsky California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has emerged as the clear favorite in Tuesday’s recall election, riding a late wave of momentum as support for ousting him tanks. The race has been surprisingly close for months, with most polls showing support for Newsom just barely outrunning those seeking to remove him. The contest was a […]

Kentucky Lawmakers Override Governor, Ditch School Mask Mandate

Kentucky Lawmakers Override Governor, Ditch School Mask Mandate

Andrew Trunsky Kentucky’s Republican legislature overrode the state’s Democratic governor late Thursday and repealed a statewide public school mask mandate. The move, reported by the Louisville Courier Journal, came on the final day of a special session called by Gov. Andy Beshear. The mask mandate was repealed as cases in the state increased for the […]

Abbott Signs Texas’ Voting Reform Bill Into Law, Ending Intense Political Fight

Abbott Signs Texas’ Voting Reform Bill Into Law, Ending Intense Political Fight

by Andrew Trunsky Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday signed Texas’ election reform bill into law, ending a months-long political fight over the controversial legislation. Abbott, a Republican, traveled to Tyler, Texas to sign the Senate Bill 1, which repeals many of the voting measures that large cities in the state implemented amid the pandemic and overhauls […]

Democrats Are Going All-In On The Largest Budget In History. Even With Congressional Majorities, Its Passage Is Far From Certain

Democrats Are Going All-In On The Largest Budget In History. Even With Congressional Majorities, Its Passage Is Far From Certain

by Andrew Trunsky Congressional committees began meeting Tuesday to formally draft Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget, moving ahead with the sweeping bill that contains much of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda even as its passage remains anything but certain. The bill as contrived could affect Americans at nearly every stage in their lives, from provisions adopting free […]

Taliban Claim Victory In Panjshir, The Only Afghan Province Still Resisting Them

Taliban Claim Victory In Panjshir, The Only Afghan Province Still Resisting Them

by Andrew Trunsky The Taliban Monday claimed victory after taking control of Afghanistan’s Panjshir province, the last of 34 areas that was resisting the group. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter that the province was “completely conquered,” according to CNN, which reported the claim. Panjshir lies about 90 miles north of Kabul, and was the […]

Jan. 6 Commission Taps Cheney As Vice Chair While Republicans Move To Oust Her From Their Caucus

Jan. 6 Commission Taps Cheney As Vice Chair While Republicans Move To Oust Her From Their Caucus

  Andrew Trunsky  Democratic Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson announced Thursday that he would tap Rep. Liz Cheney as the vice chair on the committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, a day after some GOP lawmakers called for the Wyoming Republican to be ousted from the House Republican caucus. “Representative Cheney has demonstrated […]

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