Senate Dems push for end to ‘qualified immunity’ after George Floyd death

A group of Senate Democrats on Thursday introduced a resolution pushing for an end to “qualified immunity,” a legal doctrine created by the Supreme Court with the aim of shielding government employees from frivolous lawsuits, but has been decried in recent years as allowing bad actors to escape accountability for violating peoples’ rights. The Democrats’ resolution […]

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Lawmakers Begin Bipartisan Push to Cut Off Police Access to Military-Style Gear

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats in Congress have begun a new push to shut down a Pentagon program that transfers military weaponry to local law enforcement departments, as bipartisan urgency builds to address the excessive use of force and the killings of unarmed black Americans by the police. With protests turning violent across the country, […]

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George Floyd case: House Judiciary Dems demand Barr probe into possible ‘pattern’ of ‘unconstitutional’ conduct by Minneapolis PD

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee demanded Thursday that Attorney General William Barr open an investigation into whether there is a “pattern” of “unconstitutional” conduct by the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned to the ground by his neck while he […]

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Biden’s support among College Democrats slips amid Tara Reade claims

Several chapters of the College Democrats are refusing to support Joe Biden in his bid for the White House following sexual assault allegations brought forth by Tara Reade, who was a young staffer in his office nearly 30 years ago when Biden was a senator. BIDEN SAYS HE HOPES TO ANNOUNCE VP PICK AROUND THIS DATE […]

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Dems abandon vote on bipartisan FISA bill after Trump tweets veto threat

House Democrats scrapped plans to vote on a bipartisan bill to reauthorize national security surveillance tools after President Trump issued a veto threat on Twitter Wednesday night. Democrats had already postponed a vote slated for Wednesday because of earlier objections from the president, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer officially pulled […]

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Senate Dems raise alarm on ‘captured’ federal courts as Trump, Republicans keep judicial confirmations coming

Senate Democrats released a 50-plus page report Wednesday sounding alarm bells over the rate at which Senate Republicans and President Trump have confirmed federal judges during the president’s first term as Republicans are working on shepherding along even more lifetime-appointed federal judges. The account calls GOP-appointed judges “politicians in robes,” rails against the Chief Justice John Roberts’ Supreme Court, slams […]

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Defections in the House: Several Dems to vote ‘no’ on $3T coronavirus bill

Several Democrats are bucking their party and voting against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill in the House on Friday. Some moderate members in swing districts — including Reps. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, Joe Cunningham of South Carolina, Kendra Horn of Oklahoma and Cindy Axne of Iowa — ripped the massive measure as a one-sided partisan […]

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Pelosi tries to rally support for $3T coronavirus relief bill in face of veto threat, GOP ridicule

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday pushed to rally support for Democrats’ latest $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill, even as the White House has threatened to veto the legislation and Republican lawmakers have blasted it as a “parade of absurdities.” The White House, in a formal veto threat overnight, said the bill is packed with “ideological […]

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Pelosi calls $3T coronavirus relief bill Democrats’ starting offer as White House issues veto threat

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged Thursday the long odds of the Democrats’ $3 trillion coronavirus relief legislation of becoming law and suggested the massive bill could be a starting point of negotiations with the White House and Senate. “We’re putting our offer on the table, we’re open to negotiation,” Pelosi said Thursday on the eve […]

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Progressives score victory in Nebraska congressional primary, setting up rematch with Republicans

Kara Eastman, a progressive backed by high-profile Democrats including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, captured victory Tuesday in a Nebraska Democratic congressional primary, boosting the hopes of liberal activists. The win by Eastman – who unsuccessfully sought the seat two years ago — in the state’s 2nd congressional district sets […]

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McCarthy slams ‘liberal wishlist’ in Democrats’ new coronavirus relief bill

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy slammed the Democrats’ new coronavirus relief  as a “liberal wish list” that has “no chance of becoming law.” “Tens of thousands of Americans have lost their lives due to COVID-19, and more than a million have gotten sick. A record number of Americans are out of work,” McCarthy said in […]

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House Democrats Unveil $3 Trillion Pandemic Relief Proposal

WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a $3 trillion pandemic relief measure, an ambitious package with aid for struggling states and another round of direct payments to Americans that Republicans instantly dismissed as an exorbitantly priced and overreaching response to the coronavirus crisis. The proposal, which spanned 1,815 pages, would add a fifth installment […]

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Stimulus checks, state aid and more: What’s in House Democrats’ new coronavirus relief bill

House Democrats have put forth their biggest and most expensive coronavirus aid package yet, with a price tag of around $3 trillion, Fox News is told. Here is what’s inside the proposal: More direct payments  The package, dubbed the HEROES Act, includes more direct payments beyond the $1,200 check most Americans received under earlier legislation. […]

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House Dems unveil coronavirus bill estimated to cost $3T, in largest stimulus package yet

The House Democrats’ coronavirus relief proposal will reach about $3 trillion in new spending, amounting to the biggest and most expensive aid package yet to deal with the global pandemic, Fox News has learned. Of the roughly $3 trillion, about $1 trillion would go to state, local and tribal governments, according to two sources briefed on […]

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Pelosi snaps at reporter who mentions Trump: ‘Don’t waste your time or mine on what he says’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a swipe at President Trump in a new interview as she and fellow Democrats are plowing forward with another massive coronavirus relief package — that would need his signature. The House is expected to come back next week to pass a multitrillion-dollar effort to help Americans hard-hit by the economic and health crisis. […]

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Trump campaign releases Spanish ad targeting Dems defending Biden over Tara Reade claims

The Trump campaign released a new ad in Spanish targeting Democrats for their response to the allegations Tara Reade made against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The ad — shared on social media by “Equipo Trump,” or “Team Trump” in Spanish — shows several prominent Democrats, all who have strongly endorsed Biden in recent weeks, speaking out […]

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House coronavirus committee calls on large corporations to return stimulus bill funds

The newly formed House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis kicked off Friday with Democrats demanding big companies return the emergency relief money that Congress designated for small businesses. In its first official action since forming April 23, the panel’s Chairman James Clyburn, D-S.C., sent letters to several large public corporations demanding they immediately give back the taxpayer dollars. […]

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Dems ask IG to probe Barr’s ‘politicization’ of Justice Department after Flynn decision

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee called on DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz Friday to investigate Attorney General William Barr’s “improper political preference” after the Justice Department moved to drop its case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The committee, led by Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said that the former national security adviser had already been offered […]

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Schumer, Pelosi working on ‘Rooseveltian’ coronavirus relief bill, senator says

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. What do top Democrats do for an encore after helping push through a massive $2 trillion coronavirus-relief package? Perhaps shoot for an even larger one. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Thursday that he and House Speaker Nancy […]

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Democrats press Trump for answers on foiled Venezuela raid

Three Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are demanding answers from the Trump administration about how much it knew about an attempted raid to capture Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro By JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press Writer May 7, 2020, 9:01 PM 3 min read 3 min read MIAMI — Three Democrats on the Senate Foreign […]

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Senate Dems attack Trump judicial nominee over past comments on ObamaCare in tense hearing

Senate Democrats on Wednesday sparred with President Trump’s nominee for a powerful spot on the nation’s second-highest court, attacking him for past statements on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one of his recent rulings as a district court judge and his past support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. One of the tense moments came […]

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House Dems drafting new ‘multitrillion-dollar’ coronavirus relief bill

House Democrats are pushing forward with a massive fifth round of coronavirus relief legislation that could be their most far-reaching effort yet to address the economic fallout of the pandemic — and come with another price tag in the trillions. While the House is still technically on recess, Democratic leadership and committee chairs have been drafting […]

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CPAC host report says number of ‘radical left’ Democrats in Congress surging

A new report by a top conservative group says that the number of “radical left” Democrats in Congress is surging and that the vast majority of freshman Democrats who ran on moderate platforms ended up embracing far-left ideas once in D.C. The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), which hosts the annual Conservative Political Action Conference […]

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Schumer calls Trump’s COVID-19 testing strategy insufficient, demands national plan

Senate Democrats said Tuesday that President Trump’s testing blueprint is insufficient and called on the administration to outline a national strategy so the country can safely begin to reopen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and 40 Senate Democrats authored a letter to Trump Tuesday calling for the president to marshal federal resources for […]

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Biden, in resurfaced ‘View’ video, said no need to prove case against Kavanaugh beyond ‘reasonable doubt’

Past remarks made by former Vice President Joe Biden continue to haunt the Democrats’ presumptive White House nominee in the wake of the 1993 sexual-assault allegation made by his former Senate staffer Tara Reade. The Washington Free Beacon released a montage of prominent Democrats who all argued that the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett […]

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Mainstream Dems push to move past Biden allegation in wake of denial, as DNC responds to NYT call for probe

Mainstream Democrats, former Obama officials and allies in the women’s rights community are making a clear push to move past the controversy over the sexual-assault allegation dogging presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden after he denied former Senate staffer Tara Reade’s claims for the first time on the record. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) also responded Saturday to […]

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