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Senate Panel Deadlocks on Voting Rights as Bill Faces Major Obstacles

Republicans gave no indication they were willing to cede any ground to Democrats in a fight that stretches from the Capitol in Washington to state…

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How a Senate Ruling Could Help Push Biden’s Agenda Through Congress

It would be a way to bypass what Biden aides worried would be entrenched Republican opposition to the amount of pandemic aid they believed was…

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Democrats Win Crucial Tool to Enact Biden’s Plans, Including Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — A top Senate official ruled on Monday that Democrats could use the fast-track budget reconciliation process for a second time this fiscal year,…

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Democrats Win Crucial Tool to Enact Biden’s Plans, Including Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — A top Senate official ruled on Monday that Democrats could use the fast-track budget reconciliation process for a second time this fiscal year,…

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Democrats Splinter Over Strategy for Pushing Through Voting Rights Bill

Black House members, for instance, are deeply uneasy over the bill’s shift to independent redistricting commissions, which they fear could cost them seats if majority-minority…

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Joe Biden Did Not Appear to Be a Master of Disguise

Gail Collins: Bret, last fall we had a brief talk about filibusters and you said you didn’t like the idea of getting rid of them.…

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Timing Is Everything, Biden Says, and ‘Politics Is the Art of the Possible’

WASHINGTON — He reflected on his reputation as a “nice guy” and a “decent man.” He talked about how his great-grandfather set sail on the…

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Voting Rights Bill Puts Democrats on a Crash Course With the Filibuster

When they passed a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill this month, Democrats in Congress sped past their Republican opposition, using the budgetary reconciliation process to…

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