Democrats urge Republicans to accept defeat and focus on pandemic
14 November 2020 | 8:52 am
Post-election discontent could cloud chances for a coronavirus relief package. Democrats have appealed to Republicans for a shift of attention to the worsening pandemic and a return to relief deal negotiations.
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16 Apr 2021
Congressional Democrats introduce legislation to expand the US Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices, arguing it is necessary after the Senate confirmed former president Donald Trump's nominee just eight days before the 2020 election to give the bench a firm conservative majority. The move has drawn angry protests from Republicans accusing their rivals of attempting a power grab to enact President Joe Biden's agenda.
13 May 2021
The Wyoming representative was one of the few Republicans to not fully support former president Trump. She intends to remain in Congress, but could face a tough battle to keep her seat.
3 Jun 2021
The obstruction of the bill in a show of party loyalty to former President Donald Trump sparked outrage from Democrats.
24 Jun 2021
The GOP has once again used its minority rights in the Senate to block key Democrat legislation. Democrats have pledged to keep trying to pass voting rights reforms.
5 Oct 2021
The US president made an unusual visit to Congress as progressive and moderate lawmakers from his Democratic Party remained divided over spending.
10 Oct 2021
Congressional Republicans' refusal to vote alongside Democrats to raise the debt ceiling is "reckless and dangerous," US President Joe Biden says in a speech from the White House.
13 Nov 2021
A group of Republicans in the US Senate has criticized the pipeline, calling it a detriment to US allies in Europe. President Joe Biden waived sanctions on the project earlier this year.
7 Dec 2021
The SPD's Olaf Scholz, Germany's next chancellor, has presented his Cabinet ministers for the new government, to be sworn in on Wednesday. He offered a few surprises.
13 May 2022
Five House Republicans are said to have information relevant the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. However, they all have refused to cooperate with the special investigation.
18 May 2022
After a White supremacist killed 10 Black residents of Buffalo, New York, various op-ed pieces in major American newspapers show that both Republicans and Democrats are accused of exploiting racial violence for political gain. We also take a look at Democratic candidate John Fetterman's landslide victory in a Senate primary election in Pennsylvania. We end with a public service announcement on the dangers of popping champagne (or prosecco) after shaking the bottle!
10 Aug 2022
Right-wing lawmakers and presidential hopefuls have accused authorities of weaponizing the FBI. Democrats noted that the head of the FBI was appointed by Trump himself.
25 Sep 2022
Earlier this month, Sweden experienced a political earthquake when the Sweden Democrats (SD), a party with neo-Nazi roots, became the country's second-largest party in parliament. For the first time, the far right was running not as an outsider, but as part of the traditional right-wing coalition.
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