The Democrats' sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law stalled in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a wall of Republican opposition to what would have been the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation.
By Brian Slodysko, Christina A. Cassidy, Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
Thursday's action would be the first successful use of a filibuster in the Biden presidency to halt Senate action. That's despite both a bipartisan effort to salvage the bill and a last-minute plea by the mother of a Capitol Police…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the filibuster debate, reconciliation and resistance within the Democratic party, the American Jobs Plan, and gun control.
In our news wrap Thursday, the number of children arriving at the southern border hit an all-time high last month as authorities apprehended nearly 19,000 minors in March. In another mass shooting, a man in South Carolina killed five people…
By Yamiche Alcindor, Harry Zahn
President Joe Biden on Thursday held his first White House news conference since taking office in January. He was faced with many questions on the subject of immigration at the southern border, voting rights, his plans for Afghanistan and his…
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Joe Biden said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign after facing a string of sexual misconduct allegations. Biden for the first time also expressed support to change the Senate filibuster rule. Also, the…
By Associated Press
A key moderate Democrat says he's open to changing Senate rules that could allow for more party-line votes to push through other parts of the White House’s agenda.
By Lisa Desjardins
The Senate rules on the filibuster are complicated. Lisa Desjardins answers your questions.
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
McConnell has told Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer that retaining the legislative filibuster should be part of their negotiations. The chamber will be split 50-50 with a Democratic Vice President Harris, breaking ties.
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