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  • President Trump Issues Statement Endorsing Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor of Arkansas
    by Cassandra Fairbanks on Jan 26, 2021 at 2:41 am

    President Donald Trump has issued a statement endorsing Sarah Huckabee Sanders for governor of Arkansas. The statement came from his political action committee, Save America. Former Pres Trump endorses @SarahHuckabee in her run for governor of Arkansas in a statement from his political action committee. pic.twitter.com/9zCAEtV9HV — Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) January 26, 2021 The statement… The post President Trump Issues Statement Endorsing Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor of Arkansas appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • Ridiculous Liars: Politifact Cranks Insist Joe Biden Did Not Call President Trump a Xenophobe When China Joe Accused Him of Xenophobia
    by Jim Hoft on Jan 26, 2021 at 2:15 am

    The day after President Donald Trump stunned the world and announced travel restrictions on China, Joe Biden took to Twitter and accused Trump of xenophobia. Biden tweeted, “We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science — not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and… The post Ridiculous Liars: Politifact Cranks Insist Joe Biden Did Not Call President Trump a Xenophobe When China Joe Accused Him of Xenophobia appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Pepper Sprays Man Stalking Him At Restaurant
    by Brock Simmons on Jan 26, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Mayor of  Portland, Ted Wheeler, is in the news today after reports that he had to pepper spray someone who was accosting him at a restaurant. This comes less than three weeks after he was assaulted by Antifa thugs while eating in a covid compliant tent outside of a restaurant in the ritzy Pearl District.… The post Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Pepper Sprays Man Stalking Him At Restaurant appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • President Trump Announces ‘Office of the Former President’ – Will Carry On the Agenda of the Trump Administration
    by Joe Hoft on Jan 26, 2021 at 1:45 am

    President Trump announced he created the “Office of the Former President”.  He will use this office to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration. President Trump announced that he is officially creating the ‘Office of the Former President’.  He announced this on Telegram today: This is one of the first actions coming from the… The post President Trump Announces ‘Office of the Former President’ – Will Carry On the Agenda of the Trump Administration appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • After Pledging to Reopen Schools, Joe Biden Endorses Chicago Teachers Union’s Illegal Strike (VIDEO)
    by Cristina Laila on Jan 26, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Joe Biden just ticked off more of his voters. After pledging to reopen schools, Joe Biden on Monday endorsed the Chicago Teacher Union’s illegal strike. We don’t have a second to waste when it comes to getting this virus under control. That’s why today, I’ll be signing executive actions to expand testing, administer vaccines, and… The post After Pledging to Reopen Schools, Joe Biden Endorses Chicago Teachers Union’s Illegal Strike (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • Analysis: More Than Half Of Joe Biden’s Twitter Followers Are FAKE and Were Just Created in January
    by Alicia Powe on Jan 26, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Big Tech and Team Biden are working feverishly to manipulate the public into believing the newly sworn in dictator is actually adored by millions. Twitter appears to be creating fake accounts to follow Biden and give his ostensibly dismal popularity a boost, in yet another pitiful attempt to convince the world that the scandal-plagued Democrat… The post Analysis: More Than Half Of Joe Biden’s Twitter Followers Are FAKE and Were Just Created in January appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • BREAKING: Author of “Joe Biden Unauthorized” Says He’s Seen a 50% Decline in Joe Biden’s Mental Capacity
    by Joe Hoft on Jan 26, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Joe Biden’s cognitive decline is no laughing matter.  An expert claims he is half way gone. We saw earlier this year how Joe Biden had no idea what was going on.  He thought he heard birds or rain and asked the reporters at his campaign ‘rally’ to come in from the rain and they all… The post BREAKING: Author of “Joe Biden Unauthorized” Says He’s Seen a 50% Decline in Joe Biden’s Mental Capacity appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • WATCH THE CLOWN SHOW: House Democrats Walk to Senate their Article of Impeachment Against Private Citizen Donald Trump
    by Jim Hoft on Jan 26, 2021 at 12:50 am

    On Monday House managers walked their article of impeachment to the Senate against private citizen Donald Trump. The US Senate announced today that Chief Justice John Roberts will not preside over Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. Instead, Senate President Pro Tempore, Pat Leahy (VT) will preside over the sham trial instead. What a crock. The impeachment… The post WATCH THE CLOWN SHOW: House Democrats Walk to Senate their Article of Impeachment Against Private Citizen Donald Trump appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • Republican State Lawmakers to Introduce New Bills to Limit Vote-by-Mail, Require Photo ID to Vote, Clean Dirty Voter Rolls
    by Cristina Laila on Jan 26, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Republican lawmakers in several states are introducing legislation to overhaul voting after the Democrats stole the 2020 election by flooding states with millions of mail-in ballots. The Democrats used Covid as a vehicle to usher in mail-in ballots, implement Zuckerberg ballot drop boxes and extend ballot counting for days and even weeks after Election Day… The post Republican State Lawmakers to Introduce New Bills to Limit Vote-by-Mail, Require Photo ID to Vote, Clean Dirty Voter Rolls appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • Biden Fires Trump’s White House Doctor – Brings In His Personal Doctor to Replace Him
    by Joe Hoft on Jan 25, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Joe Biden has replaced President Trump’s doctor in the White House.  This unusual move goes against past practices.  Hmmm… why would Biden do this? Joe Biden is replacing the President’s doctor in the White House.  Hot Air reports: The position of White House physician is not normally one in the spotlight. We don’t live in… The post Biden Fires Trump’s White House Doctor – Brings In His Personal Doctor to Replace Him appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • “We Did It!” – UPDATE: Far Left Trolling Group “AwayWeWalk” Takes Credit for Arrest of Brandon Straka
    by Jim Hoft on Jan 25, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Walk Away Founder – Brandon Straka On Monday FBI agents arrested ‘Walkaway’ founder Brandon Straka for his ‘actions’ at the US Capitol on January 6th. The ‘WalkAway’ campaign began on Facebook in the summer of 2018 after Straka, a handsome, gay hairdresser from New York posted a video explaining why he was walking away from… The post “We Did It!” – UPDATE: Far Left Trolling Group “AwayWeWalk” Takes Credit for Arrest of Brandon Straka appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • Trump Reportedly Eyes Primary Challenges Of ‘Never Trump’ Republicans Instead Of Third Party
    by Becky Noble on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Former President Donald Trump has reportedly, for the moment, put the idea of a possible third party on hold, and is setting his sights on focusing on possible primary challenges to “Never Trump” Republicans, according to Newsmax. After the inauguration of Joe Biden, it had been reported that Trump had been talking with allies about The post Trump Reportedly Eyes Primary Challenges Of ‘Never Trump’ Republicans Instead Of Third Party appeared first on The Political Insider.

  • BREAKING: FBI Agents Arrest ‘Walkaway’ Founder Brandon Straka
    by Cristina Laila on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Brandon Straka FBI agents arrested ‘Walkaway’ founder Brandon Straka on Monday for his ‘actions’ at the US Capitol on January 6. The ‘WalkAway’ campaign began on Facebook in the summer of 2018 after Straka, a handsome, gay hairdresser from New York posted a video explaining why he was walking away from the Democrat party. The… The post BREAKING: FBI Agents Arrest ‘Walkaway’ Founder Brandon Straka appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • Hawley Turns The Tables, Wants To Investigate Democrats Who Filed Complaints Against Him
    by Becky Noble on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    On Monday, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) blasted seven Democrat Senators who filed ethics complaints against himself and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for their objections to the Jan. 6 presidential election certification. Hawley has continued to defend his objections to the electoral college vote count that eventually certified the winner of the election as Joe Biden. The post Hawley Turns The Tables, Wants To Investigate Democrats Who Filed Complaints Against Him appeared first on The Political Insider.

  • Black Woman Who Brutally Murdered Adopted White Daughter Performed Standup Routine Joking About Child Abuse (VIDEO)
    by Cassandra Fairbanks on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    A black woman who brutally murdered her adopted white daughter had performed a standup routine joking about child abuse. Ariel Robinson, 29, was the winner of the Food Network’s show Worst Cooks in America and drew big laughs as she joked about throat punching her children in a stand up comedy routine, prior to murdering… The post Black Woman Who Brutally Murdered Adopted White Daughter Performed Standup Routine Joking About Child Abuse (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • Report: Democrats Seeking To Root Out ‘White Supremacists’ From The Military
    by Rusty Weiss on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Democrat lawmakers are reportedly seeking to add language into this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would keep alleged white supremacists from joining the military. The Hill reports, “Lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands to prevent white supremacists and other extremists from joining and remaining in the military.” The obsession with linking The post Report: Democrats Seeking To Root Out ‘White Supremacists’ From The Military appeared first on The Political Insider.

  • WHAT A JOKE! Joe Biden Delivers a Rambling Speech on “Buy American” – Only 3.5 Thousand Tune In — But This Guy TOTALLY had 81 Million Votes!
    by Jim Hoft on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    How ridiculous. Dementia Joe gave a speech on Monday pushing his “Buy American” plan for America.  Joe Biden has about zero credibility on this subject since he spent his last 40 years giving US jobs away to the world and especially China. It also is his weak attempt to sound like he’s “America First” like… The post WHAT A JOKE! Joe Biden Delivers a Rambling Speech on “Buy American” – Only 3.5 Thousand Tune In — But This Guy TOTALLY had 81 Million Votes! appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • Shocker–Amazon’s a Hypocrite on Mail-in Ballots
    by Larry Johnson on Jan 25, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Owner of Amazon and the Washington Post, Mr. Jeff Bezos, is a hypocrite of gargantuan proportions. When it comes to whether or not his Amazon employees can vote to form a union, Bezos demands that it must be in-person voting. But that is not the tune his paper sang throughout the 2020 Presidential campaign. Here’s… The post Shocker–Amazon’s a Hypocrite on Mail-in Ballots appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • Biden Admin Ramping Up Effort to Remove Andrew Jackson and Put Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill (VIDEO)
    by Cassandra Fairbanks on Jan 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    The Biden administration is looking for ways to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill and replace him with Harriet Tubman as soon as possible. The effort to replace Jackson with Tubman had stalled under President Donald Trump. “The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriett Tubman on the front of… The post Biden Admin Ramping Up Effort to Remove Andrew Jackson and Put Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

  • Capitol Rioter From Texas Arrested For Threatening To ‘Assassinate’ AOC
    by LifeZette on Jan 25, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    A Texas man who took part in the Capitol riots earlier this month has been hit with new charges related to him allegedly threatening to “assassinate” the radically liberal Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Capitol Rioter Charged With Threatening To ‘Assassinate AOC’ Court documents obtained by CNN show that Garret Miller is currently facing five criminal The post Capitol Rioter From Texas Arrested For Threatening To ‘Assassinate’ AOC appeared first on The Political Insider.

  • Google Pulls Back Donations
    by Taegan Goddard on Jan 26, 2021 at 4:20 am

    “Google will not make contributions from its political action committee this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the presidential election, following the deadly

  • McConnell Relents in Filibuster Skirmish
    by Taegan Goddard on Jan 26, 2021 at 4:07 am

    “Senator Mitch McConnell on Monday dropped his demand that the new Democratic Senate majority promise to preserve the filibuster — which Republicans could use to obstruct President Biden’s agenda —

  • Why Mitch McConnell relented on his demands about preserving the filibuster
    by Li Zhou on Jan 26, 2021 at 3:40 am

    Sen. Mitch McConnell leaves the Senate chamber on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. | Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesMcConnell didn’t get all he’d hoped, but got some Democrats to reaffirm their commitment to the filibuster. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is no longer holding up the Senate organizing resolution — after two Democrats confirmed that they won’t be blowing up the legislative filibuster any time soon. In the past few weeks, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and McConnell have been working to negotiate the organizing resolution — which governs committee membership and funding allocation — in the 50-50 Senate. The leaders had previously been at an impasse because McConnell was demanding that Democrats commit to keeping the legislative filibuster intact as part of the resolution, something Schumer was unwilling to do, since it would reduce the party’s leverage in negotiations over future legislation. Since the organizing resolution could be filibustered — and would need 60 votes to pass — McConnell’s opposition effectively allowed him to block the measure from advancing. And while he didn’t get the changes to the organizing resolution he wanted, McConnell’s approach still worked in a way: Amid the impasse over the agreement, two Senate Democrats — Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) — publicly restated that they would not vote to eliminate the filibuster. Without their backing, Democrats simply won’t have the numbers to do a rules change: All 50 members of the caucus would need to get behind a change to the filibuster for it to happen. (It’s worth noting that this position is consistent with stances both lawmakers have vocalized before.) It’s because of Sinema and Manchin’s statements that McConnell now says he’s satisfied and willing to move forward with the organizing measure, after causing some annoying delays. Without this resolution, Democrats have been unable to formally take over committee chair positions, and new members have yet to be seated in committees. Republicans also retained the ability to oversee consideration of nominees and other policy priorities. “Today two Democratic Senators publicly confirmed they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster,” McConnell said in a statement Monday night. “With these assurances, I look forward to moving ahead with a power-sharing agreement modeled on that precedent.” McConnell’s statement came as pressure from Democrats was growing for him to relent — and as his refusal to compromise was beginning to threaten Senate business. “We’re glad Senator McConnell threw in the towel and gave up on his ridiculous demand. We look forward to organizing the Senate under Democratic control and start getting big, bold things done for the American people,” said Justin Goodman, a Schumer spokesperson. McConnell secured a commitment from some Democrats, though that could still change While McConnell is not getting the pledge he wanted from Schumer about preserving the legislative filibuster, he effectively got one from Manchin and Sinema — whose votes would be vital to approve a rules change. Both lawmakers have issued strong statements expressing their opposition to blowing up the legislative filibuster, which requires most bills meet a 60-vote threshold in order to pass. “She is not open to changing her mind about eliminating the filibuster,” a Sinema spokesperson told the Washington Post on Monday. Manchin echoed this stance in an interview with Politico: “If I haven’t said it very plain, maybe Sen. McConnell hasn’t understood, I want to basically say it for you. That I will not vote in this Congress, that’s two years, right?” Armed with these assurances, McConnell signaled that he’d be comfortable advancing the organizing resolution, since his focus had been keeping the filibuster around to preserve the minority’s ability to block legislation that it disagrees with. Lawmakers’ positions on the filibuster could, of course, still change, despite the statements they’ve issued. Ultimately, keeping the filibuster is likely to make passing any sweeping legislation difficult, as Democrats would need every member of their caucus plus 10 Republicans to do so. It’s because of this that many of the more progressive members of the caucus, like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ed Markey (D-MA), have called for the filibuster to be abolished. And some other Democrats, including those who have been hesitant to change the rules, have acknowledged this difficulty as well. A statement that Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) gave to the New York Times sums up how some Democrats currently unwilling to end the filibuster are thinking about the issue. They may be in favor of keeping it now, but are open to considering more drastic action if McConnell maintains obstruction to Biden’s agenda. “If all that happens is filibuster after filibuster, roadblock after roadblock, then my opinion may change,” said Tester, who is currently in favor of keeping the filibuster. Manchin and Sinema have said they don’t expect their positions to shift. Whether they maintain this stance in the face of ongoing Republican opposition, however, remains to be seen.

  • Mitch McConnell’s filibustering could prompt Democrats to weigh chipping away at the filibuster
    by Li Zhou on Jan 26, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stand back to back in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.  | Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesA fight over the Senate’s organizing resolution could push Democrats to consider passing it unilaterally. A fight over the Senate organizing resolution has put questions about the legislative filibuster front and center. At the moment, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are still negotiating what this organizing resolution — which establishes committee memberships and funding allocations for both parties — will include. An ongoing disagreement between the two lawmakers has centered on the legislative filibuster, which effectively requires most bills to hit a 60-vote threshold in order to pass. McConnell has demanded that Democrats commit to keeping the filibuster around as part of this resolution. But Schumer has refused to acquiesce to this request because doing so would unnecessarily limit the procedural options that Democrats, who only have a slight majority with Vice President Kamala Harris’s vote, have moving forward. Refusing to commit now will also allow Democrats to use threats of ending the filibuster as leverage in future negotiations. (A promise to protect the filibuster in the resolution would not necessarily prevent Democrats from eliminating it, but it’s a way to have them on the record on the subject if they decide to change the rules in the future.) “All I can tell you is we are not letting McConnell dictate how the Senate operates. He is minority leader,” Schumer recently told reporters. By withholding backing for the measure unless his demands are met, McConnell is preventing the Senate from setting up the infrastructure it needs to function, since the resolution requires Republican support to pass. Schumer, meanwhile, has pushed for a resolution similar to the one approved by Sens. Tom Daschle and Trent Lott in 2001, the last time the Senate had a 50-50 breakdown. That measure did not address the issue of the filibuster, which McConnell argues needs to be included this time around to preserve the rights of the minority party in the Senate. In holding up the organizing resolution, McConnell is causing some annoying delays. Without the passage of this measure, Democrats are unable to formally take over committee chair positions, and new members have yet to be seated in committees. Republicans also retain the ability to oversee consideration of nominees and other policy priorities, a dynamic that could slow the progress of President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. In many ways — at least for the time being — McConnell’s refusal to budge gives the minority party some residual control of the Senate. McConnell’s request has also compelled some Democratic lawmakers including Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to reaffirm their commitment to the filibuster — underscoring ongoing Democratic divides on the issue. “She is not open to changing her mind about eliminating the filibuster,” a Sinema spokesperson told the Washington Post on Monday. Manchin echoed this stance in an interview with Politico: “If I haven’t said it very plain, maybe Sen. McConnell hasn’t understood, I want to basically say it for you. That I will not vote in this Congress, that’s two years, right?” Because a change to the filibuster would require all 50 members of the Democratic caucus to be on board, Sinema and Manchin’s statements provide McConnell with a guarantee if they maintain these positions. Democrats’ next steps will depend heavily on whether McConnell keeps up his push amid these recent statements and the growing pressure from lawmakers who are frustrated by their inability to fully govern. McConnell on Monday told Punchbowl News that the two leaders were “getting close.” Depending on how long this impasse continues, and how incensed lawmakers are by McConnell’s obstruction, Democrats could opt to eliminate the filibuster specifically for the organizing resolution. Such a move would open the door for potential rule changes down the line, including more sweeping ones. Senate Democrats could blow up the filibuster — in a narrow way There are a couple different ways this stalemate could end: McConnell could concede and drop his request, Schumer could cave and offer a statement signaling Democrats’ commitment to maintaining the filibuster, or Democrats could try to pass the organizing resolution with a simple majority vote. Neither McConnell nor Schumer has signaled that they intend to give in yet. That last scenario is the one that could require Democrats to consider eliminating the filibuster specifically for the organizing resolution, and such a move would likely indicate a strong possibility of other procedural tweaks to come. Under current rules, the organizing resolution is subject to the filibuster, and Democrats require 60 votes to advance it. To pass it with a simple majority, or 51 votes — including Vice President Kamala Harris as a tiebreaker — Democrats would need to alter the rules and eliminate the filibuster, a change they could apply solely to the resolution. By ending the filibuster just for organizing resolutions, they’d be able to advance this measure with the support of only the Democratic caucus, but they wouldn’t be getting rid of the legislative filibuster completely. “There could be a narrow nuking of the filibuster,” says Josh Huder, a senior fellow at the Government Affairs Institute. And there is some precedent for a tailored alteration of the filibuster rules: In another instance in 2013, Democrats eliminated the filibuster for the majority of presidential nominees, but did not do so for Supreme Court nominees. Part of the motivation for taking this step could be growing frustration over how the organizing resolution is holding up progress in the Senate. Since the heads of committees haven’t been able to formally claim their chair roles, they haven’t been able to move forward with the types of hearings and policy markups they’d like to pursue. Manchin, for instance, is in line to become chair of the energy and natural resources committee, but hasn’t yet been able to fully take up that mantle. Before any of the Democrats’ agenda items can come to the Senate floor, they have to go through these committees — and Republican heads have shown little interest in expediting Democratic priorities. Those against such changes warn that Democrats may not always be in the majority, and a future Republican majority could then organize in some way they find objectionable. This move could also set up a slippery slope toward eliminating the legislative filibuster entirely in the future, since it requires all members of the 50-person caucus to be on board. Once moderate Democrats publicly opposed to filibuster changes were to vote for this alteration, they would face pressure to do so again. “That would be a very large crack in an already broke dam,” says Huder. It’s worth noting, though, that this scenario would mark a significant step for Democrats, several of whom have otherwise been firm in their opposition to changes to the legislative filibuster. As such, there’s a strong possibility lawmakers stop short of going this far. In the previous 50-50 Congress, Daschle told Vox that he and Lott were ultimately able to come to an agreement, despite pushback from Republicans who claimed it gave Democrats too much power. He notes that passage could be more challenging now given the present environment of increased partisanship. “We didn’t have the social media, we didn’t have the hyperbolic cable news opinion makers. We certainly didn’t have impeachment,” he told Vox. This debate has reaffirmed Democratic divides over the filibuster At the moment, there’s not only a chasm between Republicans and Democrats on the filibuster, but a divide among the Democratic caucus as well. The Democratic caucus, which includes 48 Democrats and two independents, is not currently united on plans to eliminate the legislative filibuster — and the ongoing spotlight on the issue has underscored this split. While Manchin and Sinema have directly rejected changes to the filibuster, other lawmakers including Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have stated their wariness in the past as well. On the other hand, more progressive senators, like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ed Markey (D-MA), have argued for abolishing the rule. Ultimately, keeping it is likely to make passing any sweeping legislation difficult, as Democrats would need every member of the caucus plus 10 Republicans to do so. And some lawmakers, including those who have been hesitant to change the rules, have acknowledged this. A statement that Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) gave to the New York Times sums up how Democrats may be considering more drastic action if McConnell maintains ongoing obstruction to Biden’s agenda. “If all that happens is filibuster after filibuster, roadblock after roadblock, then my opinion may change,” said Tester, who is currently in favor of keeping the filibuster. In the long term, abolishing the filibuster would radically alter how the Senate does business and make it far easier for the majority to advance its agenda. In the short term, too, it would significantly change the chamber’s dynamic: If the legislative filibuster were broadly eliminated, moderate senators like Manchin and Sinema would become the key votes on any bills that were contentious, giving them significant influence within the caucus, while also ramping up the pressure they face for each of these votes. The organizing resolution could well be the first test of how willing Democrats are to change Senate rules for their immediate gain — and a preview of how the caucus will respond to McConnell’s procedural obstruction.

  • New Targets Emerge for Trump to Stay Politically Relevant
    by Taegan Goddard on Jan 26, 2021 at 1:00 am

    “Former President Donald Trump, determined to remain a force in G.O.P. politics, is gaining new opportunities with a crucial Senate seat unexpectedly coming open in Ohio, an ally announcing for

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