Tag: senate

Senior House Democrat says using filibuster to stop minimum-wage hike is akin to using it to block civil rights

The third-ranking House Democrat, Rep. Jim Clyburn, tore into Republicans for opposing a minimum-wage boost, saying their threatened used of the filibuster in the Senate...

Biden scores legislative win as House passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan

President Joe Biden scored his first legislative win as the House of Representatives passed his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday, though Democrats face...

Explainer: How Trump’s second impeachment trial will work

WASHINGTON: Former President Donald Trump‘s historic second impeachment trial begins Tuesday, forcing the Senate to decide whether to convict him of incitement of insurrection after...

FOMC Meeting Outcome: Fed maintains monetary stimulus, cites moderating recovery

By Matthew Boesler Federal Reserve officials left their benchmark interest rate unchanged near zero as they flagged a moderating U.S. recovery and reiterated a pledge...

senate: Biden’s Commerce department pick stresses investment in COVID-19 recovery

Washington: President Joe Biden‘s pick to oversee the Commerce Department says investments across the country are needed to provide Americans with a pathway to a...

Donald Trump: Trump impeachment trial faces challenge from Republican Senator Paul

WASHINGTON: The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly Capitol siege could draw its first challenge on Tuesday, with...

With no self-pardon in hand, private citizen Trump faces uncertain legal future

Donald Trump issued a list of pardons during his final hours as U.S. president but did not include himself, his children, or personal lawyer Rudy...

Paris climate agreement: Biden signs executive order rejoining Paris climate agreement

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to rejoin the historic Paris agreement on climate change, a commitment that he made during his...

For Joe Biden, there is a chance to turn the current economic and social crisis into opportunity

WASHINGTON: In the 11 weeks since Election Day, the collision of crises confronting President-elect Joe Biden have gone from staggering to almost unimaginable. More than...

McConnell said Trump ‘fed lies’ to mob about Biden election

WASHINGTON: Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was “fed lies” by the president...

Sharpshooters, Protesters, a Secret Train Trip: A look at times when the handover of power in US was tense

WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office on Wednesday at a perilous moment in American history. The country is still being ravaged...

Joe Biden: U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday

WILMINGTON: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated. Aides to the...

France braces for new Covid curbs but set to avoid lockdown

Paris: The French government is expected Thursday to announce new restrictions to stave off a rise in coronavirus cases but unlike some of its neighbours...

Trump impeachment: View: Will US go the whole hog with Trump’s second impeachment?

Donald Trump secured a unique place in history by becoming the first US president to be impeached twice — this time for ‘incitement of insurrection’...

U.S. House charges toward Trump impeachment as some Republicans join effort

WASHINGTON: A week after President Donald Trump‘s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the House of Representatives began an emotional debate on Wednesday on impeaching him...

A theater of propaganda: The Capitol, cameras and selfies

New York: One of the defining images of the Capitol siege was of a man dangling from the balcony of the Senate chamber. Clad in...

No surprise: Trump left many clues he wouldn’t go quietly

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump left plenty of clues he’d try to burn the place down on his way out the door. The clues spread over...

Pence defies Trump, says he can’t reject electoral votes

WASHINGTON: Defying President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that he does not have the power to discard electoral votes that will make...

Trump veto threat raises the prospect of year-end government shutdown

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday faced the prospect of a year-end government shutdown during a raging pandemic after outgoing President Donald Trump threatened not...

$900 billion US economic relief package: A dose of support, but is it enough?

WASHINGTON: The $900 billion economic relief package that emerged from Congress over the weekend will deliver vital aid to millions of households and businesses that...

Trump Tower? No, think Biden municipal swimming pool now

Donald Trump has high-rise towers named after him around the world. And Joe Biden? A municipal swimming pool in Delaware. A visit to the president-elect’s...

Drop in US jobless claims small bright spot in troubled labor market

A drop in new applications for US unemployment benefits reported Thursday offered small comfort to the millions of Americans who will see pandemic aid expire...

View: The change of guard in the US is an opportunity to enforce true accountability over the internet industry​​​​​

By Dipayan Ghosh In recent days, we have witnessed an historic presidential election in the United States — one that will entirely reorient America’s approach...

Overcoming domestic challenges key to restoring US global leadership, says Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON: Acknowledging that they would inherit a series of unprecedented challenges upon walking into the White House, United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said overcoming...

federal reserve: Fed faces ill political winds as Biden prepares for White House

By Ann Saphir and Howard Schneider The U.S. Congress’ rapid response to the coronavirus pandemic in March was meant to unleash a $4 trillion fire...