Gun safety bill: Senate will take critical vote to advance bipartisan legislation

CNN — The Senate is poised to take a critical vote on Thursday to advance a major bipartisan gun safety bill toward final passage. The vote is expected to succeed with Republican support, putting the legislation on a path to pass the Senate as soon as this week. The bipartisan gun deal represents the first … Read more

What a federal gas tax holiday could mean for prices at the pump

Fuel prices at a Chevron gas station in San Francisco June 9, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images For months, drivers across the US face have faced eye-popping prices when they fill up their gas tanks. Now, President Joe Biden is weighing a new remedy — a federal gas tax holiday. A gallon of … Read more

Rep. David Cicilline expects ‘disturbing’ new evidence at January 6 hearings

CNN — Democratic Rep. David Cicilline said Saturday “disturbing” new evidence would be presented at the upcoming January 6 committee hearings, stressing the significance of this upcoming process. “This is our democracy. This was the greatest assault on American democracy in my lifetime. The world is watching to see how we respond to this,” the … Read more

Biden’s speech: President urges 10 Republican senators to join Democrats on gun-related legislation

CNN — President Joe Biden tried to turn a string of horrific mass shootings into momentum Thursday night, imploring 10 Republican senators to join Democrats on some – any – new gun-related legislation. The speech, which compared dead American children to US casualties in war, came on a night when fellow Democrats on a House … Read more

Biden nears decision on student loans as inflation worries mount

CNN — Top White House aides have drafted the order for canceling some student loan debt, but they’re still waiting for President Joe Biden to make up his mind on whether to go forward with it. A pair of commencement speeches scheduled for this weekend might seem like a perfect setting for an announcement, but … Read more

House passes $40 billion Ukraine aid bill

CNN — The Democratic-led House of Representatives voted 368-57 on Tuesday evening to pass a roughly $40 billion bill to deliver aid to Ukraine as it continues to face Russia’s brutal assault. All 57 votes in opposition were from Republicans. The measure will next need to be passed by the Senate before it can go … Read more

CNN poll: The Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade hasn’t shaken the midterm landscape

CNN — Americans remain broadly opposed to overturning the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would strike down the landmark ruling. Sixty-six percent say Roe v. Wade should not be completely struck down, and … Read more

During court testimony, Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted with social media posts advocating violence against Democrats

CNN — Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia was confronted in court on Friday over past social media posts advocating violence against Democrats. At the hearing in Atlanta, to determine if Greene is constitutionally barred from running for re-election because of her alleged role in the January 6 insurrection, the congresswoman repeatedly said she … Read more

Democrats intensify fight against Biden immigration policy

CNN — Democrats running for re-election in the midterms are intensifying their fight against the Biden administration’s decision to roll back a Trump-era immigration rule, going directly to the border and signing onto legislation that would block the Biden administration’s actions in an escalation that could leave the party splintered on the issue before the … Read more

Brian Benjamin, NY lieutenant governor, arrested and indicted in alleged bribery scheme

CNN — New York Democratic Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin has resigned after being arrested and indicted on charges in connection with his alleged participation in a scheme to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for securing a state grant, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she had “accepted Brian Benjamin’s … Read more