Congress

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    Lawsuits Challenge Race-Based Bailouts in COVID Stimulus Plan

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a legal challenge for federal COVID-19 relief measures. Conservative legal groups are challenging the racially driven repayment programs Democrats included in their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief act. The American Rescue Plan Act includes billions of dollars in direct payments and…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2021
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    Black Republican Gets Cold Shoulder from Congressional Black Caucus

    Kerry Picket of the Washington Examiner highlights an interesting predicament for black congressional Democrats. In a continuation of the historically Democratic group’s complicated history with black Republicans, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are at odds with Rep. Byron Donalds over whether they have excluded him. Donalds, a…
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2021
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    GOP Bill Would Punish China for COVID Lies

    Jack Beyrer of the Washington Free Beacon highlights interesting Republican legislation on Capitol Hill. House Republicans are targeting the Chinese Communist Party for covering up the origins of the coronavirus pandemic and allowing it to escape the city of Wuhan, killing millions across the globe. Reps. Rob Wittman…
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2021
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    Exposing Democrats’ Filibuster Con

    David Harsanyi writes at Real Clear Politics about the Democrats’ dubious approach to the U.S. Senate’s filibuster. When West Virginia’s Joe Manchin closed the door on eliminating the legislative filibuster this week, promising not to “weaken or eliminate” the 60-vote threshold, he “dashed” the “dreams” of Democrats, according…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2021
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    Dissecting Democrats’ Proposed Federal Election Takeover

    Ken Cuccinelli writes at FoxNews.com about the stakes tied to congressional Democrats’ proposed election regulations. If you listened solely to Democratic talking points, including the so-called mainstream media, you would be convinced that America is a systemically racist nation and that Republicans are somehow hell bent on disenfranchising…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2021
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    Taking on Democrats’ ‘For the People’ Rhetoric

    Editors at the Washington Examiner take issue with congressional Democrats’ contention that their election policies are designed “for the people.” When a government makes a power grab, the grabbers typically claim to be acting “for the people.” Thus when Democrats took control of the House, Senate, and White…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2021
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    Congress Should Curb President’s Spending Power

    Soren Dayton and Andrew Lautz argue at National Review Online that now is the time for Congress to tighten the reins on the president’s ability to spend taxpayers’ money. If you’re measuring in dollars, the stakes for congressional oversight of the executive branch have never been higher. The…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2021
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    Left’s Attacks Help Manchin, Sinema at Home

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner probes the political impact of recent criticism aimed at two Democratic U.S. senators. Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have emerged as the two most sought-after votes in the Senate, shoring up their centrist credentials at home and their power in Washington…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2021