This Friday, Washington Week will explore the threat to American democracy. The partisan battle over voting rights continues across the country with at least eighteen state legislatures currently advancing bills with tougher voting standards, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.
Former president Donald Trump remains relentlessly focused on the false claim that the November election was stolen from him and is increasingly consumed with the notion that ballot reviews pushed by his supporters around the country could prove that
On Thursday, Israel’s security cabinet approved a ceasefire after 11 days of fighting against Hamas and as both the United Nations and President Joe Biden have tried to mediate an end to the violence. But the issue still poses a political challenge to the president as he aims to prevent the conflict from flaring back up. Plus, Republican leaders in both the House and Senate oppose the bill but the House passed the resolution by a 252-to-175 margin, with 35 Republicans voting in support.
House Republicans voted Wednesday to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from their leadership. And, just hours after Republicans ousted Cheney from party leadership, President Biden met with key lawmakers including both McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Four months after the January 6th insurrection, House Republicans are on the verge of ousting a member of their leadership, Conference Chair Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is pressing forward with policy and addressing the pandemic. He has set a new goal, calling for 70% of Americans to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 4.
After Georgia passed a new, more restrictive voting law late last month, the state has dealt with corporate backlash, as companies including Coca-Cola and Delta spoke out against the law and Major League Baseball moved its 2021 All-Star Game out of Georgia and to Colorado. Republicans have condemned the actions of companies, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) telling businesses to “stay out of politics,” even as he continues to take corporate donations. McConnell later backed away from his warning.
FBI Director Christopher Wray shed little new light Tuesday about whether his intelligence analysts missed warning signs before the riot at the U.S. Capitol — and how the bureau plans to confront the rising threat of domestic terrorism.