Why Biden didn't do more to avert voting rights defeat
If the expansive voting rights bill suffocated in the Senate on Tuesday was the most critical defense of American democracy in decades, it seems odd that a President who put that very goal at the core of his administration didn't do more to pass it.
House Progressives demand action after voting rights bill fails
Now that Senate Republicans blocked the path forward on a monumental ethics reform and elections bill, progressives are frustrated, openly calling for an end to the filibuster even as key moderates have made clear they won't be changing it.
Biden set to announce his gun crime prevention and public safety strategy as White House looks to tackle crime surge
President Joe Biden on Wednesday will announce a comprehensive strategy on violent crime prevention -- with a particular emphasis on gun crimes -- amid a nationwide surge in violent crime that's emerged as an area of concern for the White House.
Secret Service saw nearly 900 employees infected by coronavirus, documents say
Nearly 900 employees of the Secret Service – the agency charged with protecting the president and other top U.S. officials – contracted the coronavirus over the course of a year between March 2020 and March 2021, documents reveal, according to a report.
Biden says he's 'proud' of two professional athletes who announced LGBTQ identities
President Joe Biden on Tuesday voiced support for two professional athletes who announced recently that they're part of the LGBTQ community, saying he's "proud" of their decisions to publicly share their identities.
AOC slams filibuster after Republicans block voting rights bill: 'Call me radical'
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Republicans’ successful filibuster of the Democrats’ sweeping voting rights bill on Tuesday, saying she doesn’t think a minority of senators should be able to block the majority.
Biden administration backs end to the disparity of cocaine sentences
The Biden administration "strongly supports" ending the racial disparity of sentencing federal offenders who are convicted for crack versus powdered cocaine, according to head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, who testified Tuesday in support of a measure to do just that.
What the Iranian presidential election means for the US and the Middle East
Hardline conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi was declared the winner of Iran’s June 2021 presidential election in a contest that was widely viewed as predetermined and will have major implications beyond Iran’s borders.
NYC mayoral primary polls close, setting up potentially long wait for final results
The polls closed in New York City’s hotly contested mayoral primary election on Tuesday night, but it may be several days or even weeks before final results are determined in a race that will have major implications for the city’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and an ongoing crime wave.
Pelosi signals new panel to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riot
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is signaling that she is poised to create a new committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, pushing closer to a partisan investigation of the attack after Senate Republicans blocked the creation of an independent probe.
Biden accuses Republicans of backing a 'Jim Crow era in the 21st Century'
President Biden accused Republicans of defending voter suppression efforts that amounted to “a Jim Crow era in the 21st Century” in a scathing statement Tuesday after GOP senators blocked debate on a sweeping Democrat-backed election overhaul.