Recent testimony from American diplomat William Taylor adds to a growing pile of evidence that U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly altered American policy towards Ukraine for his personal benefit. An increasing number of people see that as an impeachable offence… Read More »If Trump gets impeached, don’t thank the U.S. founders and their elitist constitution
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the latest Democrat to argue an arcane Senate rule governing debate stands in the way of passing a progressive agenda, such as meaningful gun control. The procedure, known as the filibuster, allows a 41-vote minority in… Read More »The Senate filibuster explained – and why it should be allowed to die
As the dramatic and traumatic first year of the Trump presidency nears the finish line, with major legislative struggles over tax legislation and the budget, it is easy to overlook other important political events. One such development is essential to… Read More »Trump’s right about one thing: The US Senate should end its 60-vote majority
Single-payer health care picked up another high-profile supporter this week in U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris. The California Democrat said she will co-sponsor a Medicare-for-all plan proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who made this issue a centerpiece of his 2016… Read More »California Senator Joins Sanders’ Push For Medicare-For-All
Nine senators are pushing U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reveal what he knows about a reported investigation into Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s stock trades that a top federal prosecutor might have begun before being fired by… Read More »Senators Demand Answers About Possible Probe Of HHS Secretary Price
The senate just blocked ESSA accountability rules — here are three ways states, districts can carry on without federal regulations
The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. The U.S. Senate voted today to repeal key regulations associated with the… Read More »The senate just blocked ESSA accountability rules — here are three ways states, districts can carry on without federal regulations
Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, “Thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education”
The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Growing up, I was a fan of the comic strip Spy vs. Spy,… Read More »Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, “Thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education”
The U.S. Senate is working its way through President Donald Trump’s nominees for key positions. Republicans have generally been supportive of Trump’s nominees, with a few exceptions. Democrats have largely picked their battles over nominations, allowing some to sail through,… Read More »How New Mexico’s U.S. Senators voted on Trump’s nominees
Family First Senator Bob Day has resigned from the Senate, but controversy now rages about whether or not he was validly elected. The argument is that he was disqualified under Section 44(v) of the Constitution for holding an indirect pecuniary… Read More »what is the challenge to Bob Day’s Senate seat all about?
Australia has its new Senate. The Coalition will hold 30 seats, Labor 26, the Greens nine, and there will be 11 other crossbench senators. In March, the government passed sweeping changes to the way Australians elect their senators. Group voting… Read More »So, how did the new Senate voting rules work in practice?