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WSJ Opinion: The Democrats Push Hard to Redesign U.S. Elections

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5:23 a.m. Today -
Rep. Val Demings to challenge Marco Rubio for Senate seat in Florida: reportDemocratic Party rising star, a former police chief in Orlando, was shortlisted for vice presidency by Joe Biden last year
2:04 p.m. May 17, 2021 -
Biden expresses 'support' for Gaza cease-fire in call with NetanyahuThe White House says President Joe Biden has expressed “support” for a cease-fire during a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
8:27 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
No, you’re not crazy. Yes, CDC mask guidelines are confusing — so should you stop wearing a mask in public or not? ‘We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,’ CDC director Rochelle Walensky said. But we are still far, far away from normal‘We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,’ CDC director Rochelle Walensky said. But we are still far, far away from normal
7:18 a.m. May 14, 2021 -
Bipartisan agreement in the House to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. CapitolThe top Democratic and Republican members of the House Homeland Security Committee have reached an agreement on legislation to form a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The measure had stalled amid partisan differences.
6:00 a.m. May 13, 2021 - By Paul Brandus
Biden's infrastructure plan has hit some potholesFellow Democrats are balking at the cost of making America's economy competitive again.
5:11 a.m. May 13, 2021 - By Peter Morici
Industrial policy and Fed policy are the keys to confronting inequality and China America's economic future depends upon outcompeting China in high tech, and upon quickly retraining the workers being left behind.
12:40 p.m. May 12, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
McConnell says tax increases a 'red line' in infrastructure talks with BidenThe Senate's top Republican on Wednesday says there is a desire in both parties to make a deal on infrastructure, but stresses after a meeting with President Joe Biden that the GOP will reject tax increases to pay for it.
5:58 p.m. May 11, 2021 -
Rep. Liz Cheney lashes out at GOP leaders: 'I will not sit back and watch in silence'A combative Rep. Liz Cheney lashed out at leaders of her own Republican Party late Tuesday, accusing former President Donald Trump and his GOP supporters of following a path that would “undermine our democracy.”
7:37 p.m. May 10, 2021 -
Ex-Carlyle Group CEO Youngkin wins Virginia GOP nomination for governorGlenn Youngkin, a political newcomer who campaigned as a conservative, Christian outsider, bested a field of seven candidates to emerge as Virginia Republicans’ nominee for governor, in a year when the GOP hopes to end a 12-year losing streak in statewide races.
3:47 p.m. May 10, 2021 -
Amazon blocked 10 billion listings in crackdown against counterfeitsAmazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site, said Monday that it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings last year before any of their offerings could be sold.
1:46 p.m. May 10, 2021 -
House Republicans to vote Wednesday on whether to oust Liz Cheney from postHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy set a Wednesday vote for removing Rep. Liz Cheney from her Republican leadership post in the chamber, saying it was clear that he and his GOP colleagues “need to make a change.”
12:50 p.m. May 10, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
'Our economic plan is working,' Biden says ahead of talks with Republicans on spendingPresident Joe Biden on Monday afternoon makes a speech on the U.S. economy, with the remarks coming before meetings with lawmakers on Wednesday and Thursday about his plans for big spending on infrastructure and social programs.
7:49 a.m. May 10, 2021 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Pound climbs to level not seen since 2018, keeping a lid on the FTSE 100London stocks struggled for traction on Monday, boosted by shares of mining companies as commodity prices climbed, but were held back by a strong pound.
6:54 a.m. May 10, 2021 -
President Biden's approval rating boosted by his pandemic responseIn the fourth month of his presidency, Biden’s overall approval rating sits at 63%.
3:12 a.m. May 10, 2021 -
Amazon says it blocked over 10 billion suspected phony listings in 2020The numbers were released in Amazon's first report on its anti-counterfeiting efforts since it announced new tools and technologies in 2019. The number of blocked phony listings last year was up about 67% from the year before.
12:29 p.m. May 9, 2021 -
Scotland independence vote 'a matter of when, not if,' says Nicola SturgeonBut Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party, told Johnson in a call that while her immediate focus was on steering Scotland to recovery, a new referendum on Scotland's breakup from the rest of the U.K. is inevitable.
12:10 p.m. May 9, 2021 -
House GOP leader McCarthy says he backs ousting Liz Cheney from No. 3 job Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy on Sunday publicly endorsed Rep. Elise Stefanik for the post of No. 3 leader, cementing party support of the Donald Trump loyalist over Rep. Liz Cheney, an outspoken critic of the former president for promoting discredited claims that the 2020 election was stolen.
9:51 a.m. May 9, 2021 -
‘Big Lie’ allegiance dividing Republicans into Trump loyalists and a Cheney-Romney-Kinzinger wingAllegiance to a lie has become a test of loyalty to Donald Trump and a means of self-preservation for Republicans.
8:30 a.m. May 9, 2021 -
Biden administration set to ramp up vaccine diplomacy in drive to inoculate world against COVID-19Controversial move to waive patent protections for vaccines is a key element.
2:54 p.m. May 7, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are ‘Karens’ so angry? Such incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern lifeSuch incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern life.
1:35 p.m. May 7, 2021 -
Florida's DeSantis sets date for special election that leaves U.S. House seat open till 2022Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat from the Fort Lauderdale area, died April 6 after a pancreatic-cancer diagnosis in 2019.
5:55 a.m. May 7, 2021 -
Texas House passes sweeping Republican elections bill in 3 a.m. voteOne Republican in the Texas House, Rep. Lyle Larson, spoke out against his party's proposals in an op-ed in the San Antonio Express-News, voicing the view that lawmakers should be working to make it easier, rather than harder, to cast ballots.
7:01 a.m. May 6, 2021 -
Florida's DeSantis signs Republican voting bill that Democrats and critics call un-AmericanSigning event staged as exclusive event for the Fox News morning show 'Fox & Friends.' Other media organizations were shut out. Fox says it didn't demand exclusivity.
6:40 p.m. May 5, 2021 -
Justice Department concerned by privately-run Arizona recountThe U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate's unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County.
4:35 p.m. May 5, 2021 - By Mike Murphy
Rep. Liz Cheney says GOP is at 'turning point,' with Trump threatening rule of lawRep. Liz Cheney says the Republican Party is at a "turning point" over whether to accept lies from former President Donald Trump, risking further violence and endangering America's democracy.
2:31 a.m. May 4, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Will the federal student loan program need a $500 billion bailout? A new report underscores the unusual nature of federal loan accounting, and could call into question math that makes student-loan cancellation appear prohibitively expensive.
9:37 a.m. May 3, 2021 -
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs law that preemptively invalidates local COVID edictsFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis moved to suspend all remaining COVID-19 restrictions imposed by communities across his state, signing into law on Monday freshly passed legislation giving him sweeping powers to invalidate local emergency measures put in place during the pandemic — including mask mandates, limitations on business operations and the shuttering of schools.
8:49 a.m. May 3, 2021 - By Jonathan Nicholson
McConnell predicts 'zero' Republican support for Biden jobs and families planSenate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Democrats should expect "zero" support from his party for President Joe Biden's new big-ticket infrastructure and social spending proposals.
5:38 a.m. May 3, 2021 -
U.S. Pot Producers Are Growing Like Weeds. Here’s How to Buy In. While investors chased Canada’s pot stocks, they ignored the faster-growing U.S. cannabis industry. Already profitable, multistate operators like Curaleaf, Green Thumb, and Trulieve will flourish as state and federal obstacles fall away.
3:53 a.m. May 3, 2021 - By Donald Williamson
Biden may have to relent on the SALT cap to get his tax plan through CongressBut then some rich people could see a tax cut -- despite an increase in capital-gains tax.
3:26 p.m. May 1, 2021 -
More perilous phase ahead for Biden after his 1st 100 daysJoe Biden's presidency is entering a new and more perilous phase where he is almost certain to face stiffer Republican opposition and also have difficulty keeping Democrats united as he pushes for $4 trillion in additional spending on programs that have echoes of the New Deal and the Great Society.
11:01 a.m. May 1, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
1 in 5 of these essential workers say they will 'definitely not' get the COVID vaccineRepublican workers in this group were far more likely than their Democratic counterparts to say they definitely wouldn’t get vaccinated.
6:58 p.m. April 29, 2021 -
Florida Republicans pass election restrictions that Democrats decry as voter suppressionAfter praising Florida’s elections as a national model, the state’s Republican lawmakers moved to rewrite a litany of rules they said would enhance the integrity of future elections despite critics who called that a partisan attempt to keep some voters from the ballot box.
5:04 p.m. April 29, 2021 -
Abbas delays Palestinian elections; Hamas decries move as 'coup'President Mahmoud Abbas announced early Friday that the first Palestinian elections in 15 years will be delayed, citing a dispute with Israel to call off a vote in which his fractured Fatah party was expected to suffer another embarrassing defeat to the Hamas militant group.
3:24 p.m. April 29, 2021 -
Biden pitches tax plan in Georgia: Time for wealthy and corporations to 'start paying their fair share'President Joe Biden took his pitch to Georgia on Thursday night for $4 trillion in spending to rebuild the nation's aged infrastructure and vastly expand the federal social safety net, choosing a new political battleground to make his case that Americans want a more activist government.
12:32 p.m. April 29, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Biden's first 100 days mark best such stretch for S&P 500, Dow since FDR The S&P 500 index and Dow Jones Industrial Average roared higher over President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, outmatched in the same stretch only in 1933, when Franklin D. Roosevelt held office.
10:46 a.m. April 29, 2021 - By Jonathan Nicholson
Biden's autumn headache: a debt limit hike without Manchin on boardTo 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.
5:01 a.m. April 29, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
What has Biden gotten wrong in his first 100 days? Done right? Analysts sound off.As President Joe Biden marks his 100th day in office, analysts are sizing up his initial months on the job.
4:20 a.m. April 28, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
Biden’s first big speech to Congress is tonight. Here’s what to expect. Just in time for Joe Biden’s 100-day mark as president, the commander-in-chief is set to give his first big speech to Congress on Wednesday night. But don’t call it a State of the Union.
3:19 p.m. April 27, 2021 -
Biden to propose free preschool as part of American Families PlanPresident Joe Biden will call for free preschool for all three- and four-year-old children, a $200 billion investment to be rolled out as part of his sweeping American Families Plan being unveiled Wednesday in a joint address to Congress.
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