Hate crime legislation intended to combat violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic advanced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, easily overcoming the Senate procedural tool known as the filibuster. Gloria Tso reports.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell clashed over sweeping voting rights legislation that would set federal standards on early and mail-in voting, and expand access to the polls.
During an interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tore into Minority Leader Mitch McConnnell’s threats to go “scorched earth” if Democrats scrap the filibuster.
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New York Senator Chuck Schumer said he supports the independent investigation into sexual harassment claims made against Governor Andrew Cuomo made by five women, most of them former aides. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
President Joe Biden said on Saturday he will raise the cap on the number of refugees admitted this year to the United States, a day after he drew criticism from Democratic lawmakers for agreeing to keep the historically low figure in place. Jayson Albano reports.
President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly assertive China as the U.S. leader held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
President Joe Biden has lashed out against gun violence in the US after the country's latest mass shooting, in Indianapolis.Mr Biden called gun violence "a national embarrassment" and called on the Senate to pass a bill tightening background checks for gun sales and transfers.
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Nepal and India have agreed to carry out a joint study on construction activities underway in and around the Mahakali River in Darchula district, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali announced on Monday. Responding to the questions raised by lawmakers in Parliament, Minister Gyawali informed the meeting that both nations have formed a team to conduct the study and it will be deployed at the site on April 12. As per Gyawali, the Government of Nepal earlier also had sent a team led by the Chief Survey Officer of Darchula district to make a field study of the security wall being constructed by India on its side of Mahakali River on January 6 amid reports of encroachment. Gyawali informed the meeting that border experts from both countries are making the field study as per recommendations made by the team that it would be appropriate to find the exact measurement of the wall with the help of survey officials of both the countries and raise this issue with relevant Indian authorities. Addressing the meeting of the House of Representatives, lawmaker Badu claimed that around 25 hectares of Nepali land had turned into the riverbank on the Indian side of the border.
“The widening Matt Gaetz scandal is proving John Boehner right,” Brian Stelter says, quoting from the former House speaker’s new book. Boehner “saw the danger in lifting up right-wing MAGA media stars as the faces and the futures of the party.” Stelter also notes that Fox News had propped up Gaetz but has barely covered the recent allegations.