Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress
But William P. Barr revived languishing leak investigations after he became attorney general a year later. 1
The zeal in the Trump administration's efforts to hunt leakers led to the extraordinary step of subpoenaing communications metadata from members of Congress - a nearly unheard-of move outside of corruption investigations. 1
Policing Reform Negotiations Sputter in Congress Amid Partisan Bickering
After a Minneapolis jury in April found the white police officer who killed George Floyd guilty of murder, lawmakers in both parties were cautiously optimistic that the verdict would provide fresh momentum to break the impasse that had bedeviled negotiators since Mr. Floyd's death. 1President Biden gave his support, too, calling on Congress to act by the first anniversary of the murder, in late May. 1
The GOP's Off the Rails' March Toward Authoritarianism Has Historians Worried
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, one of seven Senate Republicans to support the measure, expressed her disgust at her colleagues' vote. 1
Are we going to acknowledge that as a country that is based on these principles of democracy that we hold so dear and one of those is that we have free and fair elections and we respect the results of those elections and allow for a peaceful transition of power? 1
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YouTube Suspends GOP Sen. Johnson for Promoting Unproven COVID-19 Treatments
YouTube suspended Sen. Ron Johnson's account for one week after he violated the website's policy on medical misinformation by posting a video that promoted unproven treatments for COVID-19.
To curb drug prices, Democrats still seeking a balance
The party can't come to agreement on how to cut costs for patients while keeping profits up.
Opinion | How Joe Manchin Can Fix the Filibuster
It's easy to sympathize with the liberal desire to bury the Senate filibuster forever.
Business Coalition Spends Millions to Lobby Against Biden's Proposed Tax Hikes
Over half of business associations affiliated with a new coalition to oppose Democratic efforts to raise taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations spent over $3 million in lobbying expenditures in the first quarter of 2021.