Manchin rails against 'revenge politics' on permit plan
Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday railed against what he called “revenge politics″ being used against him, as liberals in the House and Senate team up with Republicans to oppose his plan to speed permits for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects.
Bernie Sanders Blocks Republican Bid to Avert Rail Strike in Senate
(Bloomberg) -- Senate Republicans failed in a bid to force labor unions and railroads to resolve a fight over contract negotiations, ahead of a strike that threatens to paralyze much of the US rail system.Most Read from BloombergTerra Co-Founder Do Kwon Faces Arrest Warrant in South KoreaUS Inflation Tops Forecasts, Cementing Odds of Big Fed HikeStocks Rise as Dip Buyers Win Tug of War Over Fed: Markets WrapXi Returns to World Stage With Putin to Counter US DominanceUgly Selloff Pushes Stocks Donews.yahoo.com
Biden presses computer chips case in advance of Senate vote
Calling semiconductors “the building blocks for the modern economy,” President Joe Biden is asking Congress to move quickly and send him a bipartisan bill designed to boost the computer chips industry and high-tech research in the United States.
Semiconductor bill unites Sanders, the right — in opposition
A bill to boost semiconductor production in the United States has managed to do nearly the unthinkable — unite the democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders and the fiscally conservative right. The bill making its way through the Senate is a top priority of the Biden administration. It would add about $79 billion to the deficit over 10 years, mostly as a result of new grants and tax breaks that would subsidize the cost that computer chip manufacturers incur when building or expanding chip plants in the United States.news.yahoo.com
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and other Democrats want to pay retirees an additional $2,400 in their Social Security checks — by raising taxes on the richest Americans
The plan is very unlikely to draw GOP support, given their resistance to tax increases to pay for expansions of benefit programs.news.yahoo.com
Liberal Los Angeles could take right turn in mayor's race
One of the leading candidates for mayor is Rick Caruso, a pro-business billionaire Republican-turned-Democrat who sits on the board of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and is promising to expand spending on police, not defund them. At another time, the high-end mall and resort developer would seem an unlikely choice to potentially lead the nation’s second-most populous city, where democratic socialist Bernie Sanders was the runaway winner in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Caruso is spending millions of his estimated $4.3 billion fortune to finance a seemingly nonstop display of TV and online ads to tap into voter angst.news.yahoo.com
Lee wins Democratic primary in historic bid for Congress
Summer Lee has won a five-way Democratic primary for a Pittsburgh-based U.S. House seat, making her the favorite in the heavily Democratic district to win the fall general election and become the first Black woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania. Lee, a second-term state House member, lawyer and former labor organizer, comes from the party's progressive wing. Lee beat out second-place Steve Irwin, who was endorsed by the Allegheny County Democratic Party and backed by prominent Democrats from the county.news.yahoo.com
Musk doesn’t own Twitter yet, but conservatives are racking up followers
Carlson’s gain is one of several early signs that Musk’s takeover is already shifting the dynamics of one of the most influential social networks in the country. A Washington Post analysis of hundreds of Twitter accounts found that right-leaning accounts, including Republican members of Congress, received a surge in followers since the deal was announced last month, even as their Democratic counterparts’ followings flatline.washingtonpost.com
Sen. Sanders (I-VT) on abortion and COVID: "I get very tired of hearing the hypocrisy from the extreme right wing ..."
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addressed the Senate on Wednesday in support of the Women’s Health Protection Act. Democrats are working to force a vote on the bill in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion signaling the Court would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark case establishing a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion. WHPA passed the House in 2021 but failed in the Senate in February.news.yahoo.com
Democrats plead for Biden to codify Roe v. Wade: ‘It’s high time we do it’
President Biden responded in a Tuesday statement by saying that while it’s unclear if the drafted opinion reflected the final decision of the Supreme Court, his administration “will be ready when any ruling is issued” to codify Roe.washingtonpost.com
Missile attack on Kyiv was message from Russia, former U.S. defense official says
Russia launched missiles at the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv while the U.N. secretary-general was visiting. Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers spoke with Mike Vickers, a former U.S. undersecretary of defense for intelligence, about the message Russia was trying to send and what it will take for the war in Ukraine to end.news.yahoo.com
An 83-year-old California man was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison after stealing more than $250,000 by pretending to raise money for Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke and others
John Pierre Dupont took from thousands of donors who thought they were giving money to Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, and reuniting immigrant families.news.yahoo.com
Albright acted as model, mentor for generations of women
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s death from cancer this week sparked American women to reflect on the 84-year-old diplomat’s sweeping influence on their lives, 25 years after Bill Clinton made her the United States’ representative to the world.