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Time Ticking Away, Democrats Face Wrenching Test on Agenda

Time Ticking Away, Democrats Face Wrenching Test on Agenda

By Lisa Mascaro | Jun 7, 2021

Bracing for political trouble, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warned Democratic colleagues that June will "test our resolve" as senators return to consider infrastructure, voting rights and other stalled-out priorities at a crucial time in Congress.

Manchin's Opposition Clouds Future of Dems' Elections Bill

Manchin's Opposition Clouds Future of Dems' Elections Bill

Jun 6, 2021

A key Democratic senator says he will not vote for the largest overhaul of U.S. election law in at least a generation, leaving no plausible path forward for legislation that his party and the White House have portrayed as crucial.

Mum for Days, Mass. GOP Head Refuses to Condemn Committee Member's Anti-gay Comments

Mum for Days, Mass. GOP Head Refuses to Condemn Committee Member's Anti-gay Comments

Jun 6, 2021

While most Massachusetts Republicans have asked Republican State Committee member Deborah Martell to resign, Jim Lyons, the state's GOP chairman, refused to do so on Friday. This comes after nearly a week of silence on his part.

Chasten Buttigieg Chastises RNC Chair Over Pride Tweet: 'Re-visit Your Party's Platform'

Chasten Buttigieg Chastises RNC Chair Over Pride Tweet: 'Re-visit Your Party's Platform'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 6, 2021

Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of out Secretary of Transportation and onetime presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, reminded Ronna McDaniel of the GOP's own anti-LGBTQ platform after McDaniel's Pride tweet.

Trump to GOP: Support Candidates Who 'Stand For Our Values'

Trump to GOP: Support Candidates Who 'Stand For Our Values'

By Steve Peoples | Jun 6, 2021

Donald Trump on Saturday pushed Republicans to support candidates who are loyal to him in next year's midterm elections as the former president launched a new more active phase of his post presidency.

This Governor's Daughter Just Came Out As Bisexual

This Governor's Daughter Just Came Out As Bisexual

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 5, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's youngest daughter Michaela announced that she is bisexual in hopes to encourage others struggling with their sexuality.

2nd Woman Says NYC Mayoral Candidate Sexually Harassed Her

2nd Woman Says NYC Mayoral Candidate Sexually Harassed Her

Jun 4, 2021

A second woman has come forward with sexual misconduct accusations against mayoral candidate and City Comptroller Scott Stringer, saying he groped her and made unwanted advances when she worked as a waitress in 1992 at a bar he ran.

CDC Says Florida Lawsuit Imperils Summer Cruises to Alaska

CDC Says Florida Lawsuit Imperils Summer Cruises to Alaska

Jun 4, 2021

U.S. officials say Florida's lawsuit against the federal government over conditions for cruise lines to resume sailing could threaten plans to restart cruising in Alaska.

Pence: I'll Likely Never See Eye to Eye with Trump on Jan. 6

Pence: I'll Likely Never See Eye to Eye with Trump on Jan. 6

By Michael Casey | Jun 4, 2021

Former Vice President Mike Pence says he isn't sure that he and former President Donald Trump will ever see "eye to eye" over what happened on Jan. 6 but he would "always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years."

Some Mass. Republicans Call Out Party Committee Member Over Homophobic Comments, Others Do Not

Some Mass. Republicans Call Out Party Committee Member Over Homophobic Comments, Others Do Not

Jun 3, 2021

Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker and the state's GOP Vice Chair Tom Mountain spoke out against a Republican committeewoman who circulated emails saying the choice of Jeffrey Sossa-Paquette, who is gay, to adopt children "sickened" her.

Talk of Trump 2024 Run Builds as Legal Pressure Intensifies

Talk of Trump 2024 Run Builds as Legal Pressure Intensifies

By Jill Colvin | Jun 3, 2021

Donald Trump was calling into yet another friendly radio show when he was asked, as he often is, whether he's planning a comeback bid for the White House. "We need you," conservative commentator Dan Bongino told the former president.

Internet Drags Politician for Saying Queer 'Cruella' Character Ruined His Childhood

Internet Drags Politician for Saying Queer 'Cruella' Character Ruined His Childhood

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 2, 2021

Congressional hopeful Omar Navarro says a queer character in Disney's new "Cruella" movie ruined his childhood and, yes, he is serious.

Out Congressional Candidate Calls for Resignation of GOP Pol 'Sickened' Over his Gay Parenting

Out Congressional Candidate Calls for Resignation of GOP Pol 'Sickened' Over his Gay Parenting

Jun 2, 2021

An out Republican running for a Massachusetts congressional seat is calling on an elected member of the Republican State Committee to resign after she said she was "sickened" that the candidate and his husband have adopted children.

Who Benefits? US Debates Fairest Way to Share Spare Vaccine

Who Benefits? US Debates Fairest Way to Share Spare Vaccine

By Zeke Miller | Jun 1, 2021

In April, the Biden administration announced plans to share millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses with the world by the end of June. Five weeks later, nations around the globe are still waiting to learn where the vaccines will go.

Black Women's Next Targets: Governorships and Senate Seats

Black Women's Next Targets: Governorships and Senate Seats

By Bill Barrow | May 31, 2021

Jennifer McClellan remembers her parents' recounting life as Black Virginians enduring segregation and the trauma and triumph of the civil rights movement.

Political Pose? Tijuana Candidate Accused of Faking Sexuality

Political Pose? Tijuana Candidate Accused of Faking Sexuality

May 29, 2021

A Mexican politician is being sued by a LGBTQ activist for claiming to be a member of the LGBTQ community.

GOP Blocks Capitol Riot Probe, Displaying Loyalty to Trump

GOP Blocks Capitol Riot Probe, Displaying Loyalty to Trump

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascarao | May 29, 2021

Senate Republicans blocked creation of a bipartisan panel to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, displaying continuing party loyalty to former President Donald Trump.

Caitlyn Jenner Wants to Cancel 'Cancel Culture'; Then Twitter Responded

Caitlyn Jenner Wants to Cancel 'Cancel Culture'; Then Twitter Responded

May 28, 2021

"When elected Governor of California, I will CANCEL, cancel culture and wake up the woke," tweeted Caitlyn Jenner, to which Twitter responded by reminding the gubernatorial candidate of a dark incident from her past.

Matt Gaetz for President? Beleaguered Congressman Promises to Run If Trump Doesn't

Matt Gaetz for President? Beleaguered Congressman Promises to Run If Trump Doesn't

May 27, 2021

Is Donald Trump going to pass the baton to Matt Gaetz? On Wednesday the beleaguered Florida congressman, under investigation for sex trafficking, told the New York Post that he is willing to run in 2024 election if Trump doesn't.

White House Makes History With First First Openly Gay Spokeswoman

White House Makes History With First First Openly Gay Spokeswoman

By Emell Adolphus | May 27, 2021

Karine Jean-Pierre is the first openly gay spokewoman and the second Black woman to brief the press in the White House's history.

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