Sen. Mike Lee celebrates GOP primary win over Edwards and Isom

At his victory party, conservative commentator Glenn Beck introduced Lee and his wife, Sharon, to cheers from supporters. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mike Lee makes a few comments early in the evening at his election party in South Jordan on Tuesday. | June 29, 2022, 2:25 am | Updated: 4:42 am … Read more

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

Biden’s ‘mind is open’ on student loan forgiveness, Schumer says

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Leah Millis | Reuters Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., wearing a mask that read “Cancel student debt,” called on the labor movement on Wednesday to join him in his fight to get President Joe Biden to forgive $50,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower . During the … 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

Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, ‘more confident than ever’ Congress can reach deal on gun laws but anxious about failure

CNN — Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, the lead Democratic negotiator in bipartisan talks on gun control legislation, said Sunday he’s “more confident than ever” lawmakers will be able to get something done to address gun violence across the US, while acknowledging he’s also concerned their efforts could fail. “I’ve never been part of negotiations as … 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

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

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Fetterman suffers stroke but says he’s ‘well on my way to a full recovery’

CNN — John Fetterman, the favorite to win Pennsylvania’s Democratic US Senate contest, announced Sunday that he’s recovering after a stroke. Fetterman is at the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, according to a statement, which noted he first went to the hospital Friday. Pennsylvania’s primary is on Tuesday, and polls show Fetterman, … Read more

Kathy Barnette slams GOP rivals at closed event as spotlight on Pennsylvania Senate hopeful intensifies

CNN — Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette slammed her Republican primary rivals on Saturday as being overly fixed on her surging candidacy, according to audio of a speech obtained by CNN, while calling her leading opponents “two globalists” who were only pandering to conservatives to get elected. The comments came during an event in Bucks … 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