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Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

Apr. 10, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

Apr. 09, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...

Connecticut looking for sites to house migrant children

Apr. 08, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are looking at places in the state to house unaccompanied migrant children who have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in record numbers, including a now-shuttered juvenile detention center that drew criticism over its prison-like...

EXPLAINER: Is the US border with Mexico in crisis?

Apr. 08, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

Nearly 19,000 children traveling alone were stopped at the Mexican border in March, smashing previous highs set during periods of heavy child migration in 2014 and 2019. Is it a crisis? Spin and semantics aside, migration to the U.S. from Mexico is...

Senate gives Biden a big tool to work around GOP filibuster

Apr. 07, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a powerful new tool, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has fresh options for potentially advancing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package and other priorities past Republican obstruction in the 50-50 split Senate. Republicans still...

US envoy talks migration with El Salvador, VP calls Mexico

Apr. 07, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A U.S. envoy arrived in El Salvador on Wednesday for talks on immigration amid a surge of child migrants on the U.S. border. The U.S. delegation was led by Ricardo Zúñiga, the newly named special envoy for the Northern Triangle...

California elections chief's daughter leads in early voting

Apr. 07, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The daughter of California Secretary of State Shirley Weber was leading Tuesday in a special election to fill Weber's vacant seat in the state Assembly. Dr. Akilah Weber had 52.7% of the early ballot returns. Republican small...

EXPLAINER: Senate eyes budget rule to push past filibuster

Apr. 07, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Senate split 50-50, leaders of the Democratic majority are looking for ways to advance their priorities and President Joe Biden's agenda around the typical 60-vote threshold needed to overcome a filibuster by opponents. This week, the Senate...

Biden makes all adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19

Apr. 07, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said he's bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the U.S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines. But even as he expressed optimism about the pace of vaccinations, he warned Americans that the nation is not yet out of the woods...

Senate gives Biden a big tool to work around GOP filibuster

Apr. 07, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a powerful new tool, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has fresh options for potentially advancing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package and other priorities past Republican obstruction in the 50-50 split Senate. Republicans still...