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4:49 PM / Wednesday October 5, 2022

Politics

Harris lands in Poland amid turbulence over jets for Ukraine

March 11, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: US Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Polish President Andrzej Duda give a joint press conference on the occasion of their meeting at Belwelder Palace, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, March 10, 2022. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) By Aamer Madhani And Lisa Mascaro ASSOCIATED PRESS  WARSAW, Poland — Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip…

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State of the Union: Biden vows to halt Russia, hit inflation

March 4, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington as Vice President Kamala Harris and House speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., applaud. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP) By Zeke Miller And Colleen Long ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON…

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Booker introduces African American History Act in Senate

February 18, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks at an event highlighting Newark’s efforts to replace lead water pipes, Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, at the Training Recreation Education Center in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Stefan Jeremiah) WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced the Senate companion to Representative Jamaal Bowman’s (D-NY-16) African American History…

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Democrats eye new strategy after failure of voting bill

January 21, 2022

By BRIAN SLODYSKO WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were picking up the pieces Thursday following the collapse of their top-priority voting rights legislation, with some shifting their focus to a narrower bipartisan effort to repair laws Donald Trump exploited in his bid to overturn the 2020 election. Though their bid to dramatically rewrite U.S. election law…

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Voting bill collapses, Democrats unable to change filibuster

January 21, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., speaks to reporters alongside Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., during a press conference regarding the Democratic party’s shift to focus on voting rights at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades) By Lisa Mascaro ASSOCIATED PRESS…

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By the numbers: Stats that tell story of Biden’s first year

January 21, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden leaves after speaking about the coronavirus pandemic in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on Aug. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) By Josh Boak ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. But numbers…

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Alvin Bragg sworn in as Manhattan DA, taking over Trump case

January 7, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., left, place his hand a bible held by his wife Jamila Ponton Bragg, center, as Judge Milton Tingling, right, administers the oath of office and swears him as the first Black Manhattan District Attorney, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 in New York. (Julie Skarritt/Richard Fife PR via AP) By Michael…

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First Hispanic director of the Census Bureau sworn in

January 7, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Census Bureau Director nominee Robert Santos (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) WASHINGTON (AP) _ Robert Santos was sworn in Wednesday as the head of the nation’s largest statistical agency, becoming the first Hispanic director of the U.S. Census Bureau. The former chief methodologist and vice president at the Urban Institute became the bureau’s 26th…

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Harry Reid remembered as a fighter, skilled Senate dealmaker

December 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., delivers a speech at the YearlyKos convention in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 10, 2006. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) By Laurie Kellman And Ken Ritter ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS — He was an accomplished amateur boxer who’d rather dance. But Harry Reid was fond of reminding his…

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Democrats try to ‘build back’ after Manchin tanks $2T bill

December 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., walks to a caucus lunch at the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 17, 2021. Manchin said Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021 he cannot back a $2 trillion social safety net bill, dealing a potentially fatal blow to President Joe Biden’s signature legislation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file) By Lisa Mascaro and…

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