Democrat Sen. Manchin is open to Ukraine no-fly zone, Russian oil import ban

U.S. 03/07/22, 16:09

A Democrat from West Virginia is willing to ban specific international air travel and oil imports between the United States and Eastern Europe. Sen. Joe Manchin is open to declaring a no-fly zone above Ukraine, and banning Russian oil imports, due to escalating tension between the two countries. "To take anything off ...

Bernie Sanders may endorse primary challenges to Sens. Manchin and Sinema

U.S. 01/21/22, 04:31

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, suggested that he would back primary challengers to two Democratic colleagues, Sen. Joe Manchin from West Virginia and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Sanders said that he thinks “there is a very good chance” that Manchin and Sinema could face challenges ...

Pro-choice group disendorses Democrat Sen. Sinema for opposing filibuster reform

U.S. 01/18/22, 23:59

A Democrat from Arizona lost lobbyist support because she resisted strengthening party control over the Senate. Emily's List confirmed it would stop endorsing Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) for strongly opposing the Democratic Party's proposed filibuster reform. "If Sen. Sinema cannot support a path forward for the passage of this legislation we believe ...

VP Harris pushes voting reform agenda on Martin Luther King Day

U.S. 01/18/22, 16:13

Joe Biden's administration pedalled election reform policy on a historical civil rights leader's remembrance day. Kamala Harris demanded new voting rights legislation on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. public holiday. The vice president urged the U.S. Senate to "do its job" and pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis ...

Pelosi still hopes Manchin would enact Biden’s massive spending bill

U.S. 01/10/22, 19:12

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that she still believes Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) would offer his support to President Joe Biden’s social-welfare spending package. Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Jan. 9, Pelosi said she still hopes Biden’s agenda can reach the finish line with the help of ...

US inflation hits 6,2%: Biden finally admits it is ‘worrisome’

U.S. 11/12/21, 16:35

President Joe Biden finally acknowledged that inflation is indeed a worrisome problem, a stark contrast to his comments in July when he dismissed rising costs as temporary and nothing to worry about.  "Everything from a gallon of gas to the loaf of bread costs more," Biden said during an event promoting ...

GOP Rep. Lindsey Graham catches COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated

U.S. 08/03/21, 00:18

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) contracted the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus on Aug. 2. He became infected despite already being fully immunized against the deadly disease. "I was just informed by the House physician I have tested positive for COVID-19 (CCP virus) even after being vaccinated," he said on Twitter. The first ...

Two US senators unite in a call to reauthorize Voting Rights Act

U.S. 05/18/21, 18:30

A bipartisan pair of senators, Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have asked U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act as several Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed a series of election integrity measures. In a letter to House and Senate bipartisan leaders on Monday, May 17, the two said ...

Vice President Pence, Morrisey urge West Virginians to vote

Politics 10/20/18, 22:26

Vice President Mike Pence made his second stop in West Virginia in the past three months to rally for Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey on Saturday night.This time, Pence urged residents to get out and vote in the Nov. 6 election in a state where President Donald Trump breezed ...

Manchin faces firestorm at home following Kavanaugh vote

U.S. 10/07/18, 16:55

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is facing a political firestorm back home a day after he became the only Democrat to support President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.Democrat Senator Joe Manchin speaks about his recent vote in the Senate to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at IHOP Charleston W.Va. ...

Kavanaugh gets the votes to survive Supreme Court fight

U.S. 10/06/18, 00:38

Brett Kavanaugh seems assured of surviving a Supreme Court nomination fight for the ages after two wavering senators said they'd back him.Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., right, and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., left, walk together after viewing the FBI supplemental background report on Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh in ...

Two Republican senators, two divergent paths on Kavanaugh

U.S. 10/06/18, 00:23

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski turned against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh quietly, uttering a single word: "No."Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, her longtime friend and fellow moderate Republican, spoke on the Senate floor for 45 minutes, explaining her support for Kavanaugh in detail.Though they reached opposite conclusions, both women had ...

Collins and Murkowski offer contrast on Kavanaugh vote

U.S. 10/05/18, 17:54

They're longtime friends, but Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins displayed vastly different styles Friday as they reached opposite conclusions on the crucial question of whether to support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.Murkowski, in her fourth term representing Alaska, quietly uttered a single word — no — ...

Update: 9 charged in Kavanaugh protest at Manchin office

U.S. 10/02/18, 10:49

The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and allegations of sexual misconduct against him (all times local):9:55 a.m.Police say nine women who refused to leave a West Virginia senator's office during a protest over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been charged with trespassing.News outlets report the women staged ...

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