It's unclear whether the proposal from Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) will garner the support of key moderate Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) or gain traction among liberals who are adamant about significant emissions reductions.
For the president and his allies in Congress, the next few days could be critical: Democratic leaders hope they can finally broker a truce to end the public feuding between the party’s ambitious liberals and spending-weary moderates.
Prosecutors had sought a life sentence for Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroism during the 1994 Rwandan genocide inspired the Hollywood movie. His trial was widely condemned as flawed by international observers.
The bipartisan commission nearly gave up on drawing a congressional map on Wednesday after coming to blunt terms with reality: Partisanship is the motivating factor — even on a board created expressly to avoid it.