Tag: Congress

‘Fraud Squad’? US Congress has more socialists than ever but some leftists don’t think AOC & Co. fit the bill

While the Democratic Socialists of America celebrated a historic number of their movement’s members entering Congress, critics argued that these Democratic Party progressives had no claim to the ‘socialist’ label. The 117th Congress includes four members of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) have been joined in…

Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down

BEDMINSTER — President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who lost jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, as the United States marked a grim milestone of 5 million cases. Negotiations broke down this week between the White House and top Democrats in Congress…

U.S. Senate acquits Trump on abuse of power, obstruction of Congress charges

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump was acquitted on Wednesday in his U.S. Senate impeachment trial, saved by fellow Republicans who rallied to protect him nine months before he asks voters in a deeply divided America to give him a second White House term. The businessman-turned-politician, 73, survived only the third presidential impeachment trial in…

A furious Jon Stewart tells Congress to support 9/11 first responders: 'It's an embarrassment'

WASHINGTON — Jon Stewart, the former host of “The Daily Show,” delivered powerful testimony Tuesday on Capitol Hill, condemning legislators who failed to show up to a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which is set to be drastically reduced, even as the number of claims rapidly grows. “What an incredible…