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

Amid high-profile hearings, some January 6 committee members beef up security

CNN — When Rep. Adam Kinzinger recently received a letter at his home threatening to execute him, his wife and his baby, the Illinois Republican immediately flagged it for the United States Capitol Police. But Kinzinger – whose high-profile role on the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection has made him a … 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

Trump, other Republicans reject gun reforms at NRA convention that showcases nation’s split

Houston CNN — Former President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders rejected efforts to overhaul gun laws and mocked Democrats and activists calling for change Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. The gathering this weekend in Houston is taking place 280 miles east of the South Texas town of Uvalde, where 19 children … 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

GOP Senate primary between Oz and McCormick is heading to a recount in Pennsylvania

CNN — Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary is headed for a recount after celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund director Dave McCormick finished in a near tie in the May 17 contest. Acting Pennsylvania secretary of State Leigh Chapman made the announcement Wednesday, noting that the margin between the two candidates was just … Read more

Indiana lawmakers override GOP governor’s veto to enact anti-trans sports ban

Washington CNN — Indiana banned transgender women and girls from competing on public school sports teams consistent with their gender after the state’s Republican-led legislature voted Tuesday to override a veto issued earlier this year by their GOP governor in order to enact the controversial law. Indiana’s House of Representatives voted to override Gov. Eric … Read more

Brian Kemp, with strong lead over Perdue, shifts attention to Abrams in Georgia governor’s race

Watkinsville, GA CNN — Brian Kemp isn’t exactly declaring an early victory ahead of Tuesday’s Republican primary as he bids for a second term as Georgia governor. He’s even downplaying recent polls showing him with a commanding lead over his opponent, former US Sen. David Lost. “Don’t believe the polling,” Kemp told a crowd Saturday … Read more

Nebraska GOP governor says he will call a special session to pass total abortion ban if Roe is overturned

Washington CNN — Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska said Sunday that he will call a special session of his state’s legislature to pass a total ban on abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade this term. “Nebraska is a pro-life state. I believe life begins at conception,” Ricketts told CNN’s Dana Bash … Read more