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On Thursday, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) unveiled her antitrust proposal aimed at reducing monopoly power in the United States.
Klobuchar’s Antitrust Bill Against Big Tech
On Thursday, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) unveiled her antitrust bill to reduce Big Tech’s monopoly power in the United States. Klobuchar is the incoming head of the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition...
The Trump impeachment trial is due to begin next week. Democrat Jamie Raskin, the lead impeachment manager for the Democrats, wants Trump to testify under oath either before or at his trial.
Trump Rejects Call to Testify at Impeachment Trial
The Trump impeachment trial is due to begin next week. Democrat Jamie Raskin, the lead impeachment manager for the Democrats, wants Trump to testify under oath either before or at his trial. In a letter...
Democrat Senator Joe Manchin recently revealed that the second round of pandemic aid payments may not be available to all Americans like previous ones.
Senate May Pass $1.9 Trillion Bill Without GOP Support
Democrat Senator Joe Manchin recently revealed that the second round of pandemic aid payments might not be available to all Americans like previous ones. Instead, the U.S. government may target specific groups of people based...
Republican and Democrat senators have arrived at an agreement for the timeframe and rules to be observed during Trump’s impeachment hearing.
Trump Changes Legal Team, Both Sides Declare Arguments Ahead of Impeachment Trial
Donald Trump has shuffled his legal defense team ahead of his Feb. 8 impeachment trial in the Senate. According to a Fox News report on Sunday, Butch Bowers, Deborah Barbier, and former federal prosecutors Greg...
The Senate has confirmed Antony Blinken as the new Secretary of State with a vote of 78-22.
Antony Blinken Confirmed as Secretary of State
The Senate has confirmed Antony Blinken as the new Secretary of State with a vote of 78-22. He succeeds Mike Pompeo and has been a longtime aide of Biden. The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)...
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has warned that if the Democrats abolish the filibuster, it would end up being a “nightmare” for the Senate.
McConnell Warns Against Democrat Move To End Filibuster
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has warned that if the Democrats abolish the filibuster, it would end up being a “nightmare” for the Senate. The filibuster puts a procedural hurdle of requiring 60 votes...
Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy, the president pro tempore of the Senate, has been tasked with presiding over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.
Democrat Patrick Leahy to Oversee Trump Impeachment Trial
Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy, the president pro tempore of the Senate, has been tasked with presiding over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The trial, which is scheduled to start on the week...
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of Lloyd Austin to the post of Secretary of Defense in the Biden administration. Austin was approved with a vote of 93-2 and will be the first African-American to become Pentagon chief.
Senate Confirms Lloyd Austin for Biden Administration, Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of Lloyd Austin to the post of Secretary of Defense in the Biden administration. Austin was approved with a vote of 93-2 and will be the first African-American...
The US Senate has voted to confirm Avril Haines as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
Haines Is Confirmed as DNI, Says Communist China is Sometimes an Adversary
Avril Haines is confirmed as DNI (Director of National Intelligence) by the U.S. Senate. She’s Biden’s first cabinet-level official. Haines received 84 votes in support and 10 against. The DNI is tasked with overseeing 18 intelligence...
President-elect Joe Biden has advocated for better rights and equality for the LGBTQ+ community
Biden’s Equality Act to Advance LGBTQ+ Rights Around the World
President Joe Biden has advocated for better LGBTQ+ rights and equality since his vice presidency with Barack Obama. His 2020 campaign included many promises for the LGBTQ+ community and he has vowed to sign the...
Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz has critiqued members of the House of Representatives for President Trump’s second impeachment.
Trump Impeachment 2.0: Alan Dershowitz Criticizes House
Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz has critiqued members of the House of Representatives for President Trump’s second impeachment. In an interview with Newsmax, he said that the House violated the U.S. Constitution when they committed the...
After the attack on the Capitol, Democrats have accused President Trump of encouraging violence.
Dershowitz: Impeaching Trump Threatens the US Constitution
After the attack on the Capitol, Democrats have accused President Trump of encouraging violence. They’ve introduced a resolution to force Vice President Mike Pence to remove the President from office by invoking the 25th amendment....