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Senate Democrats’ voting rights push stalls in the face of GOP...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans shut down efforts to open debate on a sweeping elections-reform and voting-rights bill brought to the Senate floor by...

Senators deadlock on major U.S. elections bill in committee vote

WASHINGTON — The Senate Rules Committee has deadlocked on a massive voting reforms bill on a 9-9 tie, meaning Majority Leader Chuck Schumer would...

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell blocks quick vote on boosting federal COVID-assistance...

WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has blocked a push by Democrats for an immediate vote to give $2,000 COVID-19 relief...

In the twilight of the Trumps, how much of America remains?

When Donald Trump got himself elected president, I decided to look on the bright side, telling myself that our democratic structures — the legislative...

Gov. DeSantis sneers at pols who take COVID vaccine; backs up...

Gov. Ron DeSantis took a shot, as it were, on Wednesday at politicians who “jump the line” for COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of health care...

Congress steams toward passage of massive ‘first step’ in pandemic relief

Update: Congress on Monday night cleared and sent to President Donald Trump the first major COVID-19 relief measure since the spring, a sprawling spending...

Congress seals the deal on emergency relief after dispute over Fed...

WASHINGTON — A deal on a coronavirus relief package finally emerged on Sunday night, after members of Congress resolved a days-long impasse over a...

Senators urge federal funding for state distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states...

Could COVID-19 delay the Supreme Court confirmation hearings?

One of the few obstacles that could prevent Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice this year is the coronavirus. That...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembered as the politics of choosing her successor...

Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered state and U.S. flags flown at half staff throughout Florida in “honor and remembrance” of the late Justice Ruth...

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