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House Dems plan budget vote next week, defying moderates

Aug. 18, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats plan House votes next week on a budget resolution that could clear a path for future passage of a $3.5 trillion, 10-year social and environment package, suggesting a showdown ahead with rebellious party moderates. Nine centrists have...

House Dems plan budget vote next week, defying moderates

Aug. 17, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats plan House votes next week on a budget resolution that could clear a path for future passage of a $3.5 trillion, 10-year social and environment package, suggesting a showdown ahead with rebellious party moderates. Nine centrists have...

For Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, the eviction fight is personal

Aug. 04, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly two decades before she was elected to Congress, Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri lived in a Ford Explorer with her then-husband and two young children after the family had been evicted from their rental home. So for Bush, a first-term Democrat from...

Trump-backed Carey, centrist Brown win Ohio US House races

Aug. 04, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist backed by former President Donald Trump, beat a bevy of Republicans in central Ohio, while Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown pulled out a victory for the Democratic establishment in Cleveland, in a pair of primary elections for...

Pelosi, Democrats call on Biden to extend eviction ban

Aug. 01, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders on Sunday called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation's eviction moratorium, calling it a “moral imperative” to prevent Americans from being put out of their homes during a COVID-19...

Pro-Sanders group rebranding into 'pragmatic progressives'

Jul. 29, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stinging from the disappointment of Bernie Sanders' loss in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, supporters pumped millions into the powerful advocacy group Our Revolution to keep the progressive fight alive and prepare for another swing at the White House. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 28, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. July 26, 2021. Editorial: Want your vote to count? Grab some popcorn and keep an eye on SC legislature Redistricting and gerrymandering aren’t sexy. No summer blockbusters or viral videos will highlight the...

Texas Democrats see walkout as the way out of party slump

Jul. 19, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jasmine Crockett, a Black civil rights lawyer and one of the youngest lawmakers in Texas, was just a few months into her first term in the Legislature when Republicans were on the cusp of passing new limits on when and how Texans could vote. Like...

School IDs buildings honoring racists, says names can't go

Jul. 15, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina president has indicated he does not plan to ask the Legislature for permission to change the names of nearly a dozen campus buildings that a special committee says honors racists and Civil War figures. Instead,...

Clyburn: Biden likely working on changing filibuster rules

Jul. 14, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Wednesday that he feels President Joe Biden, his longtime ally, is likely working behind the scenes to push for Senate rule changes so the filibuster can't be used on legislation pertaining to election law or other...