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Key Democrat unlikely to budge on filibuster reform – Washington Post

Democratic U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a key centrist who is often a U.S. Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema is a key centrist and recently said she is against modifying or eliminating the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation, she said in an interview with the Washington Post.Sinema, who is a co-sponsor of...

U.S. Senator Manchin slams Bernie Sanders in battle over Biden spending plan

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia slammed fellow lawmaker Bernie Sanders late Friday over his attempts to garner support for President Joe Biden's multi-trillion-dollar spending package in the latest example of infighting among key lawmakers over the plan.Manchin tweeted out his concern over the scope of...

Biden says policing is as hard as ever, vows reform

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to move forward with policing reform, telling a gathering honoring slain officers that their profession is called on to do too much."We expect you to be everything," Biden said in a speech in front of the U.S. Capitol, mourning 491 law...

Biden police reform pledge faces limits of presidential power

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly a year after President Joe Biden called for “real action” on police brutality as part of a pledge to fix U.S. racial inequality, he is coming up against the limits of presidential power.The White House shelved a proposed police oversight commission this week to focus on a police reform...

South Carolina passes abortion ban, Planned Parenthood sues

(Reuters) - South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Thursday signed into law a ban on almost all abortions in the state and the women’s health group Planned Parenthood followed with a lawsuit, arguing the measure was unconstitutional.As one of the most restrictive abortion bans, the so-called “fetal heartbeat” law bans abortion after a...

Biden picks Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education as he finalizes Cabinet

Joe Biden was set to name Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education, Miguel Cardona, as his pick for U.S. Secretary of Education, as the president-elect finalizes the process of selecting a new Cabinet ahead of taking office on Jan. 20.A source with Biden’s transition team said Biden would nominate Cardona, a veteran teacher and school...

Trump campaign files election lawsuit in Georgia, suffers more legal defeats

(Reuters) - Donald Trump’s campaign said it filed a lawsuit in Georgia state court on Friday seeking to invalidate the presidential election results there, the latest in a series of legal challenges aimed at reversing his loss that have so far gone nowhere.Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest against the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential...

U.S. Appeals Court rejects bid to block Georgia win for Biden

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Saturday rejected a bid by a conservative lawyer to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia and left in place procedures that will make it easier for voters to cast absentee ballots in January when two Senate seats are up for grabs.U.S. District Judge Steven Grimberg,...

Democrats urge early voting, massive turnout as Trump stokes fears of contested election

(Reuters) - Joe Biden supporter Cindy Kalogeropoulos took no chances when her absentee ballot arrived on Sept. 29. The Michigan retiree filled it out, drove 7 miles to the nearest drop box and hung around to make sure election officials picked it up - all within 48 hours of receiving it.FILE PHOTO: People line up to cast...

‘Wake-up call:’ Biden vows to heal U.S. racial wounds as protests against police rage

PHILADELPHIA - In his first major address in weeks, former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday will vow not to “fan the flames of hate” if elected president and instead seek “to heal the racial wounds that have long plagued” the United States.Speaking in Philadelphia – a city rocked by sometimes violent protests...

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