Analysis: Why Democrats should still fight for a $15 minimum wage
Democrats' quest for a $15/hour minimum wage may be over before it even began. The Senate parliamentarian ruled this week that it cannot be passed, as currently constructed, by reconciliation as part of Democrats' Covid-19 relief belief. That means this increase in the minimum wage needs 60 votes, not a simple majority, to pass the Senate.
Trump supporters who breached the Capitol: 'It was not Antifa'
Nearly a dozen Trump supporters charged in connection with the US Capitol insurrection have said that Antifa and other left-wing groups weren't involved in the attack, debunking a false-flag conspiracy theory that is gaining popularity in the pro-Trump orbit.
Biden to laud House passing Covid relief bill as an important first step to defeating Covid-19
President Joe Biden will praise the House of Representatives for passing his $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill as an important first step when he delivers remarks Saturday morning, according to a White House official.
Ron Klain emerges as a force behind the scenes -- and on Twitter
Unusually visible, involved in practically everything, and free in sharing his opinions on what has become the new administration's must-follow Twitter feed, White House chief of staff Ron Klain has emerged as the building's most central figure aside from the President himself.
Blackburn says conservatives need to 'get busy' ahead of 2022 midterms, calls for tough stance on China
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., on Friday said conservatives need to “get busy” ahead of the 2022 midterm elections at the grassroots level while calling for a pushback against Chinese influence in the U.S.
Analysis: Questions grow about discrimination's role in the hurdles Biden's nominees are facing
President Joe Biden succeeded in nominating the most racially diverse slate of Cabinet nominees in history. But now the slow and contentious process of getting some of his top picks confirmed is leading progressive groups to question whether his nominees of color are facing a higher level of scrutiny than White male nominees of past administrations.
CBC Radio's The House: Making plans for mass vaccinations
Radio/The House: On this week’s show: New Brunswick Health Minister Dorothy Shephard outlines her province’s vaccine preparations and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson talks about his city’s plans to get a head start on inoculations. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault looks at what Australia’s battle with tech giants means for Canada’s own regulatory efforts, and clean energy advocate Merran Smith reacts to a new era of Canada-U.S. climate talks.
Facebook's action in Australia 'proves' the need for regulation, says Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault
Radio/The House: Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault says he’s not expecting pushback from Facebook as he moves ahead with proposed legislation that would force the company and other global online giants to pay Canadian news agencies for the content they use.
‘Kids in cages’ being taught in class, WH says, as schools remain closed
The White House, under fire about their use of migrant children detention centers that Democrats ripped into under former President Donald Trump, noted Thursday that the facilities are providing educational services — even as schools nationwide struggle to reopen.
Sen. Rick Scott says GOP will flip at least four Dem Senate seats in 2022
Sen. Rick Scott predicted on Friday that the Republican Party will flip blue Senate seats to red in at least four states in the 2022 midterms, after earlier this week declaring that the civil war within the GOP is "canceled."