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After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws

After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-violence-legislation-death-of-george-floyd-racial-injustice-8ebf3f4d1552879034af641ada64a62fClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-violence-legislation-death-of-george-floyd-racial-injustice-8ebf3f4d1552879034af641ada64a62fClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation’s policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden’s admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd’s death is for a nation confronting a legacy of police violence.Legislation that...

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GOP leaders diverge on Trump, putting party in limbo

GOP leaders diverge on Trump, putting party in limbo

There may be an issue with the delivery of your newspaper.This alert will expire at .FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media following a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. Congressional Republicans are at a crossroads with Donald Trump. One branch of the party is keeping close to the former president, hoping to harness the power of his political brand for their campaigns. The other is splitting away and trying to chart a post-Trump future. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik,...

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Senate filibuster’s racist past fuels arguments for its end

Senate filibuster’s racist past fuels arguments for its end

menuSign Inperson_outlineclose This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To orderpresentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distributionto colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire aboutpermissions/licensing, please go to: WASHINGTON - Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism.Senators and those advocating for changes to the practice say the procedure that allows endless debate is hardly what...

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Biden's big infrastructure plan hits McConnell, GOP blockade

Biden's big infrastructure plan hits McConnell, GOP blockade

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-politics-blockades-coronavirus-pandemic-e465061d956aec299eebc4d59f92ebfaClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-politics-blockades-coronavirus-pandemic-e465061d956aec299eebc4d59f92ebfaClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are making the politically brazen bet that it’s more advantageous to oppose President Joe Biden’s ambitious than to lend support for the costly $2.3 trillion undertaking for roads, bridges and other infrastructure investments.Much the way Republicans provided no votes for the...

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Biden eyes $3T package for infrastructure, schools, families

Biden eyes $3T package for infrastructure, schools, families

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-politics-education-953526a9ae111e21f284ff10945e470eClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-politics-education-953526a9ae111e21f284ff10945e470eClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off passage of the COVID-19 relief bill, President Joe Biden is assembling the next big White House priority, a sweeping $3 trillion package of investments on infrastructure and domestic needs. Biden huddled privately late Monday with Senate Democrats as Congress has already begun laying the groundwork with legislation for developing...

Mar 23
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Fallout from riot, virus leaves toxic mood on Capitol Hill

Fallout from riot, virus leaves toxic mood on Capitol Hill

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-ap-top-news-coronavirus-pandemic-7153ffc196f746883f57d4d407d38cf0Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-ap-top-news-coronavirus-pandemic-7153ffc196f746883f57d4d407d38cf0Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — The mood is so bad at the U.S. Capitol that a Democratic congressman recently let an elevator pass him by rather than ride with Republican colleagues who . Republicans say it’s Democrats who just need to get over it — move on from the , end the and make an effort toward bipartisanship.ADVERTISEMENTNot yet 100 days...

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Mitch McConnell vows 'scorched earth' if U.S. Senate ends filibuster

Mitch McConnell vows 'scorched earth' if U.S. Senate ends filibuster

AdvertisementWASHINGTON --U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned ominously of a "scorched earth" landscape if Democrats use their new majority to bring an end to the Senate filibuster in hopes of muscling legislation supporting President Joe Biden's agenda past GOP opposition.McConnell unleashed the dire forecast of a Senate that would all but cease to function, implying that Republicans would grind business to a halt by refusing to give consent for routine operations -- from the start time for sessions, to the reading of long legislative texts, to quorum call votes."Let me...

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McConnell vows 'scorched earth' if Senate ends filibuster

McConnell vows 'scorched earth' if Senate ends filibuster

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-politics-mitch-mcconnell-legislation-filibusters-cdceb62f3a4c8ba933deb246c43de50dClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-politics-mitch-mcconnell-legislation-filibusters-cdceb62f3a4c8ba933deb246c43de50dClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned ominously Tuesday of a “scorched earth” landscape if Democrats use their new majority to bring an end to the in hopes of muscling legislation supporting President Joe Biden’s agenda past GOP opposition.McConnell unleashed the dire...

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Stay or go? Fence, Guard pose Capitol security questions

Stay or go? Fence, Guard pose Capitol security questions

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-959046e70443c6137975be5ba78746e7Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-959046e70443c6137975be5ba78746e7Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Nobody, it seems, wants to keep the security fence around the U.S. Capitol anymore — except the police who fought off the on Jan. 6.Lawmakers call the razor-topped fencing “ghastly,” too militarized and, with the armed National Guard since a pro-Trump mob laid siege, not at all representative of the world’s leading icon of democracy.“All you have to do is to see the...

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Biden 'positive' on budget deal; Manchin OK with wealth tax

Biden 'positive' on budget deal; Manchin OK with wealth tax

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/joe-manchin-joe-biden-nancy-pelosi-wealth-tax-congress-132c737a5a2fb5ea1931df2344f55567Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/joe-manchin-joe-biden-nancy-pelosi-wealth-tax-congress-132c737a5a2fb5ea1931df2344f55567Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Democratic appears to be on board with White House proposals for to help pay for President Joe Biden’s scaled-back .Biden said Monday he felt “very positive” about reaching agreement on his big domestic policy bill, aiming for votes in Congress as soon as this week — though that is...

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