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Jesse Jackson among 39 arrested at sit-in at Sinema's office

Jul. 26, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Civil rights leaders, including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and William Barber, were among 39 people arrested Monday after refusing to leave the Phoenix office of Democratic U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who has faced unrelenting pressure from liberal activists over her opposition to...

Rep. Hank Johnson arrested in Washington voting law protest

Jul. 22, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A suburban Atlanta congressman was among nine people arrested Thursday for blocking the door of a Senate office building in Washington while protesting inaction on Democratic voting law proposals. U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Lithonia Democrat, said in a...

Dems hit McConnell, who says GOP won't back debt limit boost

Jul. 22, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats accused Republicans Wednesday of a “shameless, cynical” ploy that would damage the economy and the government's credit rating after the chamber's GOP leader said his party would vote against raising the federal debt limit. In the...

Biden says getting COVID-19 vaccine 'gigantically important'

Jul. 22, 2021 06:53 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it's "gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again. Biden,...

Infrastructure bill fails first vote; Senate to try again

Jul. 22, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans rejected an effort to begin debate on the big infrastructure deal that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with President Joe Biden, but pressure was mounting as supporters insisted they just needed more time before another vote possibly next week. ...

Biden says getting vaccinated 'gigantically important'

Jul. 21, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration Wednesday over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it's "gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again. ...

Infrastructure bill fails first vote; Senate to try again

Jul. 21, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans rejected an effort Wednesday to begin debate on the big infrastructure deal that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with President Joe Biden, but pressure was mounting as supporters insisted they just needed more time before another vote possibly...

Big infrastructure bill in peril; GOP threatens filibuster

Jul. 20, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan infrastructure deal senators brokered with President Joe Biden is hanging precariously ahead of a crucial Wednesday test vote as they struggle over how to pay for nearly $1 trillion in public works spending. Tensions were rising as...

Biden wants spending to boost economy, but GOP to block vote

Jul. 19, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that his infrastructure and families agenda must be passed to sustain the economic momentum of his first six months in office, aiming to set the tone for a crucial week of congressional negotiations on the two bills. But...

Senate Democrats take their case for voting bill to Georgia

Jul. 19, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Taking their case for a federal voting bill to Georgia, Senate Democrats argued at a field hearing on Monday that their sweeping elections measure is desperately needed to counter the impact of new GOP state laws that tighten voting rules. “Congress...