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On infrastructure, lofty ideas are colliding with congressional reality

President Biden hopes his plan will echo FDR, create a legacy and help rebuild America. How to get it done is a lot less clear.
  • Apr 18, 2021

Latest massacres test gun-control advocates’ resolve as White House faces growing pressure to act

With Democrats in control of Washington for the first time in a decade, the recent string of mass shootings has encouraged activists to make a concerted push for fresh legislation restricting access to guns.
  • Apr 17, 2021

Democratic leaders throw cold water on proposal to expand Supreme Court

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said she has “no plans to bring it to the floor” and that she supports a commission created by President Biden that will produce a report this year on possible changes to the court, including expansion and term limits.
  • Apr 15, 2021

House panel approves bill to create commission on slavery reparations

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted against the measure.
  • Apr 14, 2021

House panel to vote on slavery reparations bill for first time; supporters call it an important milestone

The bill would establish a 13-person commission that would study the effects of slavery and racial discrimination and suggest “appropriate remedies.”
  • Apr 13, 2021

Rep. Greene’s fundraising haul alarms detractors, who warn she represents a dangerous side of American politics

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s fundraising total has alarmed her detractors, who warn she represents a dangerous side of American politics bent of waging divisive battles over race and the changing demographics of the country.
  • Apr 10, 2021
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How a voting law ignited a culture war

Since Georgia passed its new voting law, corporations, Congress and consumers have responded in ways that introduce big questions. Among them: How will the GOP grapple with its fraying relationship with corporate America over social and cultural issues?
  • Apr 8, 2021

House Democrats have little room for differences when it comes to passing Biden’s infrastructure proposal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team will have to balance at times competing demands from the liberal and moderate wings of her caucus.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Republicans ramp up attacks on corporations over Georgia voting law, threaten ‘consequences’

The acrimony between Republicans and large companies over Georgia underscores the party’s increasingly fraying relationship with corporate America over social and cultural issues as GOP leaders grapple with the direction of the party after the 2020 election.
  • Apr 5, 2021

Iowa Democrat drops attempt to contest House race, citing ‘toxic campaign of political disinformation’

In recent weeks, Republicans have accused Democrats of trying to overturn a fairly won election after the House Administration Committee began investigating the result.
  • Mar 31, 2021