Senate Dems float ending filibuster ahead of possible Biden presidency

As legislative gridlock plagues the U.S. Senate and lawmakers — not to mention their constituents — are frustrated with how little seems to be getting done in Washington, some Senate Democrats are floating a possible change in the body’s rules that could do away with the legislative filibuster, a guardrail that lets a minority of at […]

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Jimmy Carter the latest former president to weigh in on George Floyd, says violence ‘is not a solution’

Former President Jimmy Carter spoke out Wednesday against the racial discrimination that plagues America and said people in power must say “no more” to a racially discriminatory police system and the “immoral” economic disparities between white and black people. “Rosalynn and I are pained by the tragic racial injustices and consequent backlash across our nation in recent weeks,” Carter […]

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Jews prep for a pandemic Passover: Smaller but no less vital

Passover and its epic story — how the Jewish people escaped to freedom after plagues struck their oppressors — are uniquely resonant this year, as Jews find ways to honor the holiday amid the outbreak of what feels like a real-life plague. The coronavirus has forced Jewish families to limit the celebratory Passover meals known […]

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