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Mar 06, 2021It was Friday afternoon, and President Joe Biden was on the phone with Sen. Joe Manchin, the conservative West Virginia Democrat who felt blindsided by his party leaders and now was at risk of defecting and effectively torpedoing a central pillar of the White House's domestic agenda.
Mar 06, 2021West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin brought the Senate to a standstill on Friday over a policy dispute that threatened to upend President Joe Biden's top agenda item -- a $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill -- and prompted a furious lobbying effort behind the scenes after Democrats thought they had party unity.
Mar 06, 2021Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer addresses the media following the Senate's vote to pass the $1.9 trillion Covid relief package
Mar 06, 2021The Senate on Saturday passed its version of the Democrats' massive coronavirus relief package, after the House passed its package last week.
Mar 06, 2021Democrats muscled past unified Republican opposition, resolved their own last-minute identity crisis and are on the cusp of delivering a massive Covid relief bill that will put $1,400 checks in the pockets of millions of Americans, shore up unemployment for the millions still out of work and notch the first major legislative accomplishment of Joe Biden's presidency.
Mar 06, 2021President Joe Biden gives remarks after the Senate passed his $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan by a 50-49 vote.
Mar 06, 2021President Joe Biden is on the cusp of a major legislative victory. If all goes according to plan and the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is signed into law, Biden will have scored an early triumph in his presidency. The Covid-19 relief bill will provide a wide range of benefits, from direct payments to American families, money for vaccine development and distribution, small business relief, more substantial subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, a child tax credit, a higher Earned Income Tax Credit, federal funds for state and local governments and much more.
Mar 06, 2021• Trump wants top Republican fundraising organizations to stop using his likeness • Voting rights groups say GOP-backed bills in Georgia target Black voters
Mar 07, 2021• Analysis: Amount of people hesitant to get Covid-19 vaccine dropping rapidly
Mar 06, 2021A third female former staffer has come forward with accusations of inappropriate conduct by embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to reporting by the Wall Street Journal on Saturday night.