US Senate

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Clyburn offers Manchin history lesson to clear Senate path for Biden reforms
Majority whip faces up to West Virginia senator on filibuster while insisting Georgia voting law is ‘the new Jim Crow’

Richard Luscombe

11, Apr, 2021 @5:48 PM

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‘Dumb son of a bitch’: Trump attacks McConnell in Republican donors speech
At Mar-a-Lago, former president also goes after Fauci and Chao … and claims party ‘can’t have these guys that like publicity’

Martin Pengelly

11, Apr, 2021 @4:31 PM

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Republican ‘attacks’ on corporations over voting rights bills are a hypocritical sham | Robert Reich
The deal between big business and government – donations in return for low taxes or none – remains absolutely unchanged

Robert Reich

11, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How an arcane budget provision could let Democrats advance their agenda
Senate parliamentarian’s decision widens path for Democrats to enact Joe Biden’s sprawling infrastructure plan

Lauren Gambino in Washington

10, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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JD Vance eyes Ohio’s Senate seat as a working-class man – with millions in tech funds
The venture capitalist and author of Hillbilly Elegy hopes to take his place in a Republican party rebranding itself as the working-class party

Tom McCarthy

04, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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US Capitol: one officer and suspect dead after car rams into barrier
Police shoot suspect after he allegedly rams vehicle and then lunges at officers with a knife

Daniel Strauss in Washington and Martin Pengelly

03, Apr, 2021 @12:38 AM

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Democratic senator Tina Smith: 'I'd vote to get rid of the filibuster hook, line and sinker'
Minnesota lawmaker says filibuster is doing ‘damage’ to democracy – and believes it’s high time for reform

Daniel Strauss in Washington

01, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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NRA’s grassroots clout still formidable with Republicans despite legal setbacks
The House bills to ban assault weapons and require mandatory background checks seem unlikely to pass the Senate

Peter Stone in Washington

01, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Just how severe will America's minority rule become? | David Sirota
Outdated filibuster rules allow a small minority of the US population to hold the rest of the country hostage

David Sirota

26, Mar, 2021 @10:20 AM

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The McConnell filibuster is not the same as the Jim Crow filibuster – it's much worse | David Litt
For decades senators blocked civil rights legislation but allowed democracy to function elsewhere – now next to nothing passes

David Litt

25, Mar, 2021 @10:24 AM

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Gun reform laws eluded Biden in 2013. Could this showdown with the NRA be different?
The Sandy Hook shooting failed to convince Congress to enact more regulations. In the wake of recent shootings, calls for reform have begun

Ed Pilkington

25, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Senate filibuster reform would produce 'nuclear winter', says Mitch McConnell
Democrats may make move opposed by minority leader who invoked nuclear option on supreme court picks to boost Biden agenda

Martin Pengelly

23, Mar, 2021 @11:57 AM

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