Saturday, June 10, 2023

Republicans Prepare New Rules, but Fixing Congress Isn’t So Easy

History suggests that the procedural plans of the new House Republican majority are likely to lead to more gridlock and legislative instability, not less.

Federal Panel Rules South Carolina Congressional District Is Illegal Gerrymander

A three-judge federal panel unanimously ruled that South Carolina’s redrawn First Congressional District illegally removed 62 percent of the Black voters in Charleston County.

The Lying Congressman

George Santos is stretching the tolerance for lies in U.S. politics.

What the Far-Right Republicans Want: To Remake Congress and the Government

At the heart of the speakership battle is a right-wing push for more influence.

A Con Man Is Succeeding Me in Congress Today

Now we know that no one voted for the real George Santos.

Congressional Investigation into Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm Faults the F.D.A. and Biogen

The report said the F.D.A.’s approval process for Aduhelm was “rife with irregularities” and criticized Biogen for setting an “unjustifiably high price.”

Will Southwest’s Debacle Finally Spur Congress to Act?

Southwest’s mass cancellation event over the holidays could finally spur Congress to do something.

Congress Votes to Expand U.S. Power to Prosecute International War Crimes

Passed after an address by Ukraine’s leader, the bill would allow foreigners in the United States who are suspected of war crimes to be...

Adam Schiff: Don’t Forget That Many Republicans in Congress Enabled Trump’s Big Lie

The Jan. 6 committee found that multiple laws were violated in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election, and not just by Donald Trump’s...

Congress Honors Emmett Till and His Mother With Gold Medal Vote

Emmett, whose killing shaped the civil rights movement, and Mamie Till-Mobley would posthumously receive the body’s highest civilian honor if President Biden signs the...