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US: Democrats' climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle

August 07, 2022 12:35 pm

“The time is now to move forward with a big, bold package for the American people,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY.

New York state to protect abortion providers under new laws

June 14, 2022 9:08 am

The Democratic governor pushed for the laws in anticipation of the US Supreme Court potentially overruling its 1973 Roe v Wade's decision, which established a constitutional right to abortion.

Democrats’ mystery: How to brighten a presidency and a national mood

May 03, 2022 2:26 pm

At a house party for a left-wing congressional candidate across town, attendees fretted over the high cost of living and exorbitant student loan debt as they weighed their choices in Ohio’s primary elections Tuesday.

Full US Senate to decide on Supreme Court pick Jackson after panel deadlocks

April 05, 2022 1:17 pm

The panel's 11-11 vote, with Biden's fellow Democrats in favor and Republicans united in opposition, pushes the confirmation battle into its next phase - a showdown on the Senate floor.

Biden huddles with Democrats as divisions threaten his agenda

September 23, 2021 12:11 pm

Without consensus on both, Democrats, who have minuscule majorities in the House and Senate, will not have enough votes to send either to Biden’s desk. That prospect has sown alarm at the top echelons of the party.

Former US Senator Carl Levin, Democrat of Michigan, dead at 87

July 30, 2021 9:07 am

Carl Levin was a long-serving Democratic leader on national security issues who strenuously opposed the Iraq War and investigated US detainee abuse while fighting corporate fraud.

A Fourth of July symbol of unity that may no longer unite

July 04, 2021 10:37 am

Politicians of both parties have long sought to wrap themselves in the flag. But something may be changing: Today, flying the flag from the back of a pickup or over a lawn is increasingly seen as a clue, albeit an imperfect one, to a person’s political affiliation in a deeply divided nation.

'What planet' are they on, judge blasts Republicans for downplaying attack on US Capitol

June 24, 2021 10:18 am

Hundreds of supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol that day in a failed attempt to stop Congress from certifying Democrat Joe Biden's presidential election victory.

Voting ends, wait for results begins in New York City mayoral primary

June 23, 2021 9:55 am

As results trickled in, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a former police captain who co-founded a leadership group for Black officers, was in a tight race with former city sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia and former de Blasio administration lawyer Maya Wiley.

Sweeping bill to address China tech threat likely to take weeks in US House

June 16, 2021 9:20 am

House Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said House committees were working on their legislation, which he hoped would pass with support from Republicans as well as Democrats.