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Trump signs USMCA, "ending the NAFTA nightmare"; key Democrats not invited

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a new North American trade agreement during an outdoor ceremony at the White House attended by about 400 guests - but not the key Democrats who helped secure congressional passage of the deal......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 29th, 2020

No Democrats will attend meeting at White House aimed at ending shutdown

No Congressional Democrats will attend the meeting at the White House ostensibly aimed at ending the government shutdown, officially the longest.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 15th, 2019

Market Extra: How a stock-market selloff made junk bonds an unlikely safe haven

U.S. stocks end lower on the week after hot inflation data spooked investors bracing for a roaring, but potentially messy economic comeback. Their equity-like counterparts in the debt world barely budged......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 15th, 2021

Just 45% of House Republicans say they"ve been vaccinated while 100% of congressional Democrats say they"ve gotten the shot

Opposition to the COV.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytMay 14th, 2021

Dispatches from a Pandemic: ‘There is no nice neat bow to tie this up’: COVID-19 was never going to have a Hollywood ending

The coming months will be messy, frustrating and prolonged — just like the coronavirus pandemic story so far......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 4th, 2021

: Biden’s autumn headache: a debt limit hike without Manchin on board

To pay for their spending plans, the White House and congressional Democrats will need to boost the limit on U.S. federal debt. They could face a familiar roadblock: maverick West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 29th, 2021

Congressional Democrats plan to introduce bill that would add four more justices to the Supreme Court, per report

Congress has the power to set the number of justices and the count previously fluctuated before settling on nine in 1869. The US Supreme Cour.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytApr 15th, 2021

Gohmert: Pelosi"s Capitol Police Bill Gaslights America

Gohmert: Pelosi's Capitol Police Bill Gaslights America Authored by Louie Gohmert (Republican representing Texas’s 1st Congressional District), op-ed via The Epoch Times, Democrats have solidified their e.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytMar 27th, 2021

Democrats are touting monthly checks for parents in the stimulus, but they may not be monthly after all

Experts say the IRS could potentially settle on a quarterly payment system. Democrats want to avoid a b.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 25th, 2021

Democratic efforts to spend big on infrastructure and jobs are already colliding into a wall of Republican opposition

Democrats may bypass the GOP to enact a follow-up infrastructure and jobs package through reconciliation, the procedure used for the Biden stimulus. President Joe Biden. White House/Lawrence Jackson D.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 21st, 2021

Capitol Report: As lawmakers reintroduce cannabis-banking bill, analyst says it’s the ‘backup plan if Democrats cannot enact legalization’

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Thursday reintroduced the SAFE Banking Act, a bill that aims to protect financial institutions that work with the cannabis industry......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 18th, 2021

: Democratic policing bill would cost departments hundreds of millions to comply with, says CBO

House Democrats' bill to revamp policing and end racial profiling would cost local departments hundreds of millions of dollars in training, data collection and equipment costs, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 11th, 2021

House, Senate Democrats unveil $94 billion bill to improve Internet access

Top congressional D.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMar 11th, 2021

Biden is about to win his first big congressional victory with his $1.9 trillion stimulus. Republicans were powerless to stop it.

Republicans tried to slow the progress of Biden's bill in a bid to damage Democrats and telegraph their opposition, but couldn't stop it. US Speaker of.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 10th, 2021

Why the Filibuster Is a Target for Impatient Democrats

Almost all bills are doomed unless supported by the 60-vote supermajority ending a filibuster requires. .....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMar 9th, 2021

Why the Filibuster Is Target for Impatient Democrats

Once again, the party in control of the U.S. Senate is feeling frustrated by the filibuster. That’s the prerogative enjoyed by the minority party to demand never-ending debate on legislation, thus thwarting its passage. Filibusters once require.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMar 9th, 2021

The Tell: GameStop saga illustrates rising ‘noise-trader risk’ that could feed market volatility, warns quantitative analyst

The GameStop rally could herald a rise in “noise trader risk,” potentially driving rational traders from obscure, less liquid corners of the stock market and stoking increased volatility, warns one quantitative analyst......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 26th, 2021

The Tell: GameStop saga illustrates rising ‘noise trader risk’ that could feed market volatility, warns quantitative analyst

The GameStop rally could herald a rise in “noise trader risk,” potentially driving rational traders from obscure, less liquid corners of the stock market and stoking increased volatility, warns one quantitative analyst......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 26th, 2021

Capitol Report: Minimum wage question latest hurdle for $1.9 trillion Democratic stimulus plan

Congressional Democrats are prepping their legislative package to carry out President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan with an eye to getting it passed by the middle of next month......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 24th, 2021

Robinhood CEO defends GameStop trading limits at congressional hearing

Key players in the GameStop stock saga are testifying to a House panel.“Many Americans feel that the system is stacked against them and no matter what Wall Street a.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneFeb 18th, 2021