• Nike, Coca-Cola, others reportedly lobbying against Uighur Chinese labor bill

    Nike, Coca-Cola, others reportedly lobbying against Uighur Chinese labor bill

    Lobbyists trying to weaken the bill say they condemn the use of forced labor and the acts of cruelty on groups like the Uighurs in Xinjiang but the legislation could seriously disrupt supply chains in
  • Nearly 90 million workers weeks away from losing paid COVID leave

    Nearly 90 million workers weeks away from losing paid COVID leave

    Nearly 90 million workers could be just a month away from losing access to paid leave programs that helped slow the coronavirus’ spread, a new report says. The Families First Coronavirus
  • Women and diversity score points in Congress

    Women and diversity score points in Congress

    Women, African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, members of the LGBTQ community: Tuesday's election yielded several historic results in both the US Congress and local congresses.
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer pushes Save Our Stages Act to rescue Broadway

    Sen. Chuck Schumer pushes Save Our Stages Act to rescue Broadway

    A $10 billion bill that will help keep the lights on along Broadway took center stage Friday as Sen. Chuck Schumer vowed to fight for entertainment venues hard hit by the coronavirus crisis. The New York Democrat and Theater District representatives touted the proposed Save Our Stages Act as a much-needed lifeline to live venues …
  • Airline CEOs beg for relief at White House amid delays in COVID-19 aid

    Airline CEOs beg for relief at White House amid delays in COVID-19 aid

    WASHINGTON — Top officials from the nation’s hobbled airlines visited the White House on Thursday to plead for financial relief as Congress continues to delay on passing another round of urgently-needed coronavirus stimulus. CEOs from American, United, Hawaiian, Delta and Southwest Airlines met with Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to push for more aid before …
  • Senate Dems Block Coronavirus Relief Bill

    Senate Dems Block Coronavirus Relief Bill

    Senate Republicans on Thursday failed to advance their $500 billion coronavirus relief bill as the legislation failed to clear a procedural hurdle, leaving negotiations on a fifth coronavirus relief package stalled. In a 52-to-47 procedural vote, the bill failed to garner the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster by Democrats. Senator Rand Paul was the only Republican who …
  • ‘I Would Not Vote to Convict’: Rep. Thomas Massie Says Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Responded in Self-Defense’

    ‘I Would Not Vote to Convict’: Rep. Thomas Massie Says Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Responded in Self-Defense’

    Representative Thomas Massie (R., KY) said Thursday that if he were a juror, he would not convict 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse on any of the charges he is facing in connection with the fatal shooting of two people in Kenosha, Wis. during rioting in the city. “The strongest thing in his favor is actually the video …
  • Mark Meadows Brushes Off Hatch Act Concerns: ‘Nobody Outside of the Beltway Really Cares’

    Mark Meadows Brushes Off Hatch Act Concerns: ‘Nobody Outside of the Beltway Really Cares’

    White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Wednesday dismissed criticisms of Trump administration officials for speaking to the Republican National Convention in apparent violation of the Hatch Act of 1939. The law prevents employees of the federal government’s executive branch from engaging in certain kinds of political activity, including soliciting activities or contributions to …
  • N.Y. Dem Rep.’s Push to Eliminate Qualified Immunity Would Financially Benefit His Family and Major Donors

    N.Y. Dem Rep.’s Push to Eliminate Qualified Immunity Would Financially Benefit His Family and Major Donors

    Representative Anthony Brindisi (D., N.Y.), a trial lawyer by training whose family runs a personal injury firm, has backed Democratic efforts to end qualified immunity protections for police officers, which, if successful, would likely provide a financial boon to his major donors and his family. Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine that protects police officers …
  • New stimulus checks could arrive in August if Congress acts fast

    New stimulus checks could arrive in August if Congress acts fast

    Many American taxpayers could get a second stimulus check this month if Congress approves them soon, a report says. The Internal Revenue Service could send out most of the proposed $1,200 payments by the end of August if lawmakers reach a deal to send them out this week, IRS staffer Chad Hooper told CNBC in …