Inside the dispute over gain-of-function research.
A proposal obtained by Politico would get rid of male-only language in an upcoming military service bill.
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Senate Could Pass a $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill This Week, Even Though There's No Agreement on How To Pay for It
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Dean Chemerinsky has argued for and against the filibuster on both constitutional and policy grounds.
Some academics are urging VP Harris to declare the filibuster unconstitutional
Catherine Lhamon, Once and Future Title IX Czar, Says Campus Rules Don't Require 'Presumption of Innocence'
Her response to questions from the Senate HELP committee were disqualifying.
The Senate majority leader's racial rhetoric and overly prescriptive approach make an already iffy effort even more quixotic.
A heterodox hero and committed antiwar activist, Gravel put the Pentagon Papers in the public record.
By effectively casting aside the filibuster while technically leaving it in place, Democrats can maintain the pretense that they played by the rules.
The "For The People Act" was a flawed package that would have solved some problems while creating new headaches.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is right: Democrats have more to lose by ending the filibuster than by putting up with it.
Biden's Nominee to Head the ATF, Who Wants Congress to Ban 'Assault Weapons,' Says He Can't Define Them
David Chipman's obfuscation, like the president's vagueness, is aimed at concealing the illogic of targeting firearms based on their "military-style" appearance.
The little-known but outrageous practice allows federal judges enhance defendants' sentence based on conduct a jury acquitted them of.
The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act is a lobbyist-crafted proposal that funnels emergency spending to politically connected special interests.
Polling shows a sharp partisan divide on the issue, but it also suggests that compromise might be possible.
From Mitch McConnell's perspective, an independent commission can only mean trouble.
Industrial policy is the wrong answer to a problem that mostly doesn't exist.
The Senate’s Endless Frontier Act aims to spur innovation but leaves out immigration reform.
Taxpayers already spend millions to build minor league ballparks. Sen. Richard Blumenthal thinks they should financially support the teams, too.
The GOP has resisted reining in the doctrine. That might change.
Even Joe Biden and Barack Obama were willing to acknowledge this basic fact just a few years ago.
Are Mitch McConnell's threats credible, or is he a paper tiger?
The Senate is preparing to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that has very little to do with the pandemic, and we all know it. Congress should admit as much.
Under a bill the two senators reintroduced on Friday, all presidential emergency declarations would expire after 72 hours unless Congress votes to allow them to continue.
But the real reason why Democrats should abandon the effort to hike the federal minimum wage has nothing to do with arcane Senate rules or the filibuster.
Despite Its Own Warning That 'Congress Itself Is the Target,' the Capitol Police Did Not Expect Anything Like Last Month's Riot
The agency also missed an FBI bulletin citing "specific calls for violence."
The Senate minority leader's triangulation does not bode well for the GOP's ability to stand for something other than a personality cult.
Whether the reality-show-star-turned-first-president-to-be-impeached-twice has a future in American politics, however, sadly remains an open question.
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Trump's Impeachment Lawyers Try To Deconstruct the Link Between What He Said and What His Followers Did
No amount of parsing can obscure his responsibility for the deadly attack on the Capitol.
He is on firmer ground in arguing that the Senate does not have the authority to try a former president, although that issue is highly contested.
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Senate Democrats will now take (partial) control of the Senate chamber.
Ramming a $15 Minimum Wage Bill Through the Senate Using Reconciliation Would Be a Norm-Busting Mistake
The reconciliation process exists for a reason. Discarding it for political expediency should be viewed with skepticism.
There are plausible arguments on both sides of the debate.
Trump's Lawyers Say He Can't Be Impeached for Trying to Subvert the Election Because He Was Just Expressing an Opinion
They also argue that the Senate has no authority to try a former president.
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While many prominent constitutional scholars think trying a former president is perfectly legal, the dissenters make some points that are worth considering.
That punishment for reinforcing the delusions that drove the Capitol riot is highly unlikely, and it would set a troubling precedent.
Saying Trump 'Provoked' the Capitol Riot With 'Lies,' Mitch McConnell Tries To Distance His Party From a Dangerous Demagogue
The Senate minority leader sees a grave political risk in failing to repudiate the former president.
Conflicting signals from the Belknap impeachment
Vice President Kamala Harris will be able to case the tie-breaking vote, but 50+1/50 is still not 51/49.
The usually rote process was marred by President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories and a Republican attempt to thwart the outcome, but the result is now official.
When one party controls both Congress and the White House, the result is never a reduction in the size or cost of government.