Inside Biden’s calculated move to buck labor allies in hopes of averting a rail strike

CNN — Il n’y avait aucune illusion à l’intérieur de la Maison Blanche sur le fait que la décision de demander au Congrès d’imposer une convention de travail négociée aux cheminots et aux opérateurs des chemins de fer serait universellement bien accueillie, ont déclaré plusieurs responsables. L’annonce de cette décision par le président Joe Biden … Read more

These Republicans refuse to support McCarthy for House speaker

House Republicans will have a narrower majority than they anticipated and because of that, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy may find he has a harder path to being Speaker of the House. Already, a handful of Republicans have announced they will vote against McCarthy’s bid for president. He won easily the nomination for the post … Read more

Biden mulls 2024 plans as Democrats weigh generational shift

President Biden plans to use some time during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to decide whether he wants to run for reelection, surrounding himself with family as he assesses his political future while giving himself a deadline early next year to officially announce. Biden, who just turned 80, remains in the minds of many Democrats … Read more

Woman convicted of storming Pelosi’s office in Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman linked to the far-right extremist “Groyper” movement was found guilty Monday of multiple federal charges after prosecutors said she was part of a group that stormed the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on January 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol. Riley June Williams was … Read more

Hakeem Jeffries launches bid to be Nancy Pelosi’s successor

CNN — House Democrats appear likely to choose New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to succeed Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a potentially historic move to elect the first black person to lead a party in Congress. Jeffries launched his candidacy for leader of the House of Democrats on Friday, promising his colleagues in a letter that he … Read more

McConnell congratulates Pelosi on ‘historic tenure’ and ‘path-breaking career’

On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) praised Speaker Nancy Pelosi (California) for “concluding her historic term” as leader of House Democrats and her “significant career and innovative”. “The president and I have been at frequent and forceful disagreements over the years, but I have seen firsthand the depth and intensity of his commitment … Read more

Nancy Pelosi to step down as US House of Representatives Democratic leader

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not seek a leadership position in the new Congress after Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives to Republicans. Key points: Nancy Pelosi was first elected in 1987 before becoming President in 2007 She says she will stay in Congress to support a ‘new generation’ of … Read more

Nancy Pelosi to announce ‘future plans’ after GOP wins House

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to discuss his plans with his colleagues on Thursday following the loss of little control of the House by Democrats to Republicans in the midterm elections. Pelosi’s decision to seek another term as Democratic leader or step down was widely anticipated. It would come after the … Read more

Unsettled California races could tip US House control

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The outcome of a tightly-matched California race streak that could play into House control remained shaky on Friday as millions of ballots went uncounted in the most populous state. from the country. More than a dozen races in the state remained in play, though only a handful were deemed close enough … Read more

Europe gets a US election reprieve. It won’t last. – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Don’t exhale right away. Europeans are breathing a sigh of relief at the arrival of a possible Republican wave as a mere ripple in Tuesday’s US election may not have long to rest. For many in Europe, the significance of Tuesday’s midterm elections in the United States was … Read more