The Senate voted along party lines Saturday morning to reject an amendment sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz Rafael (Ted) Edward Cruz DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Democrats under pressure to deliver on labor's 'litmus test' bill Crenshaw pours cold water on 2024 White House bid: 'Something will emerge' MORE (R-Texas), a potential 2024 White House candidate, to block $1,400 stimulus checks from going to undocumented immigrants. The amendment failed by a vote of 49 to 50, with a slim majority of the Senate voting against it. Eight Democrats had voted for a similar amendment sponsored by Sens. Todd Young Todd Christopher Young Overnight Defense: White House open to reforming war powers | Army base might house migrant children | Fauci scolds military on vaccine White House open to reforming war powers amid bipartisan push Senators introduce bill creating technology partnerships to compete with China MORE (R-Ind.) and Tom Cotton … [Read more...] about Senate rejects Cruz effort to block stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants
Georgia voting rights advocates are worried Republicans are clawing back hard-won progress made in the state after it saw record turnout among voters in November’s general election and the Senate runoffs earlier this year. A new batch of bills making their way through Georgia's legislature are raising red flags among voting rights groups who say the state might not have seen the record turnout it did in the recent races if the bills were in place. “I don't know that 5 million people would have been successful in casting ballots if the rules were some of the things that they're proposing today,” said Andrea Young, the executive director of American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. ADVERTISEMENT The elections bills filed by Georgia Republicans in recent weeks include legislation seeking to end no-excuse absentee voting and automatic voter registration, limit early voting on weekends and the period of time voters would have to request absentee ballots, and require … [Read more...] about Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia’s record turnout
A spokesperson for Senator Kyrsten Sinema has suggested that the lawmaker's gender was why she had been criticized for the thumbs-down gesture she used when rejecting her party's provision to raise the minimum wage. The Arizona senator raised eyebrows and sparked comment on social media for the manner in which she voted with Republicans and seven of her fellow Democrats in voting against an amendment to the American Rescue Plan that would have raised the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. "Did Sinema really have vote against a $15 minimum wage for 24 million people like this?" tweeted Sawyer Hackett, an advisor to former housing secretary Julian Castro, Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat who has lobbied hard for the wage increase, tweeted: "No one should ever be this happy to vote against uplifting people out of poverty." Sari Beth Rosenberg shared a clip of Sinema making the gesture with the message: "Show me you don't care about Americans without saying … [Read more...] about Kyrsten Sinema’s Team Suggests Criticism of Her Thumbs-Down ‘No’ Vote Is Sexist
On 22 February, the US Supreme Court refused to take up cases questioning the constitutionality of a Pennsylvania state court's decision to extend the ballot-receipt deadline in the 2020 November election by three days, contravening a decision made by the state legislature. Nevertheless, Justice Clarence Thomas dissented insisting that these cases provided the court "with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority non-legislative officials have to set election rules, and to do so well before the next election cycle ". US Supreme Court Faces No-Win Situation "It's unclear why the Supreme Court refused to address the serious legal questions concerning the actions of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court," says Techno Fog, an alias for a US lawyer and blogger. "I suspect a couple reasons. First, they consider the issue to be moot with Biden being elected. Second, they don't want to touch anything having to do with the 2020 election." By 6-3 vote (over dissents from … [Read more...] about What Risks Stem From the US Supreme Court’s Refusal to Take Up the 2020 Pennsylvania Election Case?
close Video Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for March 5 Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. British satirist Tony Hendra , who starred in " This is Spinal Tap " as Ian Faith, has died . He was 79. Hendra, who also was a former editor of National Lampoon and Spy magazines, died Thursday in Yonkers, N.Y., his wife, Carla Hendra, confirmed. Hendra's cause of death was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease , Carla Hendra told The New York Times . He was first diagnosed with the disease back in 2019. Anthony Christopher Hendra was born on July 10, 1941, in Willesden, England. He lived over half of his life in the United States, up until his death. Hendra got his start in comedy while studying at Cambridge University. In the early '60s, he performed with the Cambridge Footlights theatrical group, along with John Cleese … [Read more...] about Tony Hendra, ‘This is Spinal Tap’ actor, dead at 79