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(Reuters) - Aerospace company Boeing Co was explicit, naming who among its dozen directors were women, Asian and African American. Some Republicans have called for regulators to reject a Nasdaq Inc proposal to ask for the number of directors by gender, race and ethnicity - without any names. State Representative Chris Welch, speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, proposed what became the 2019 Illinois law on board diversity reporting. It has since added a director and says that half its 12-person board is now African American, Asian or Hispanic. Among the S&P 500, 9% of directors were Black as of January, according to researcher Equilar, up from 8% in August.
Persons: Archer, Kunal Kapoor, Eileen T, Chris Welch, , Welch, Kapoor, Richard Benton, ” Phyllis Lockett, , Ekta Singh, Bushell, Equilar, Jacqueline Collins, ” Collins, Wendy Cromwell, Joe Shoen, ” Shoen Organizations: Reuters, Aerospace, Boeing Co, American, Agricultural, Midland Co, Morningstar, REUTERS, Boeing . Companies, Republicans, Nasdaq Inc, State, Illinois, Representatives, Indian, Companies, ADM, University of Illinois, U.S . Cellular Corp, Inc, Huron Consulting Group, Pacific, Russell, Stock, Wellington Management, Nasdaq Locations: Chicago , Illinois, U.S, Illinois, Chicago, Indian American, American, African American, Boston
Aerospace company Boeing Co (BA.N) was explicit, naming who among its dozen directors were women, Asian and African American. Some Republicans have called for regulators to reject a Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ.O) proposal to ask for the number of directors by gender, race and ethnicity - without any names. read moreState Representative Chris Welch, speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, proposed what became the 2019 Illinois law on board diversity reporting. Corporate America's white-dominated leadership has been under a spotlight for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement while listing few leaders of color. It has since added a director and says that half its 12-person board is now African American, Asian or Hispanic.
Persons: Archer, Chris Welch, Welch, Kunal Kapoor, Kapoor, Richard Benton, ” Phyllis Lockett, , Ekta Singh, Bushell, Equilar, Jacqueline Collins, ” Collins, Wendy Cromwell, Joe Shoen, Shoen, ” Shoen Organizations: Aerospace, Boeing Co, American, Agricultural, Midland Co, Boeing . Companies, Republicans, Nasdaq Inc, Illinois, Representatives, Morningstar Inc, Indian, Companies, ADM, Reuters, University of Illinois, U.S . Cellular Corp, Inc, Huron Consulting Group, Pacific, Russell, Stock, Wellington Management, Nasdaq, Thomson Locations: Illinois, Chicago, Indian American, American, African American, Boston
REUTERS/Eileen T. MeslarAerospace company Boeing Co (BA.N) was explicit, naming who among its dozen directors were women, Asian and African American. Some Republicans have called for regulators to reject a Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ.O) proposal to ask for the number of directors by gender, race and ethnicity - without any names. read moreState Representative Chris Welch, speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, proposed what became the 2019 Illinois law on board diversity reporting. It has since added a director and says that half its 12-person board is now African American, Asian or Hispanic. Among the S&P 500, 9% of directors were Black as of January, according to researcher Equilar, up from 8% in August.
Persons: Kunal Kapoor, Eileen T, Archer, Chris Welch, Welch, Kapoor, Richard Benton, ” Phyllis Lockett, , Ekta Singh, Bushell, Equilar, Jacqueline Collins, ” Collins, Wendy Cromwell, Joe Shoen, Shoen, ” Shoen Organizations: Morningstar, REUTERS, Meslar Aerospace, Boeing Co, American, Agricultural, Midland Co, Boeing . Companies, Republicans, Nasdaq Inc, Illinois, Representatives, Morningstar Inc, Indian, Companies, ADM, Reuters, University of Illinois, U.S . Cellular Corp, Inc, Huron Consulting Group, Pacific, Russell, Stock, Wellington Management, Nasdaq, Thomson Locations: Chicago , Illinois, U.S, Illinois, Chicago, Indian American, American, African American, Boston
May 11 (Reuters) - Aerospace company Boeing Co was explicit, naming who among its dozen directors were women, Asian and African American. Some Republicans have called for regulators to reject a Nasdaq Inc proposal to ask for the number of directors by gender, race and ethnicity - without any names. State Representative Chris Welch, speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, proposed what became the 2019 Illinois law on board diversity reporting. Corporate America’s white-dominated leadership has been under a spotlight for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement while listing few leaders of color. It has since added a director and says that half its 12-person board is now African American, Asian or Hispanic.
Persons: Archer, Chris Welch, , Welch, Kunal Kapoor, Kapoor, Richard Benton, ” Phyllis Lockett, , Ekta Singh, Bushell, Equilar, Jacqueline Collins, ” Collins, Wendy Cromwell, Joe Shoen, ” Shoen Organizations: Aerospace, Boeing Co, American, Agricultural, Midland Co, Boeing . Companies, Republicans, Nasdaq Inc, State, Illinois, Representatives, Morningstar, Indian, Companies, ADM, Reuters, University of Illinois, U.S . Cellular Corp, Inc, Huron Consulting Group, Pacific, Russell, Stock, Wellington Management, Nasdaq Locations: Illinois, Chicago, Indian American, American, African American, Boston
Virginia Republicans selected former private equity executive Glenn Youngkin as their nominee in this year's governor's election, in which he will face whomever Democrats nominate in their own primary next month. "While certainly would have preferred a W, I send my heartfelt congratulations to @glennyoungkin on a tremendous race + deserved win. Virginia's off-year governor's election, which always takes place the year after a presidential election, is often read as a bellwether of the national mood a year into a new presidential term. A TV ad featured video of Trump singling out Youngkin by name for credit in a trade deal with China. In the final days before the convention, Youngkin campaigned with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has become a prominent Trump ally.
Persons: Glenn Youngkin, Pete Snyder, Snyder, Terry McAuliffe, Donald Trump, Snyder —, Mitt Romney's, Virginia —, State Sen, Amanda Chase, Youngkin, Trump, Carlyle, Sen, Ted Cruz, Joe Biden, Organizations: Virginia Republicans, GOP, Carlyle Group, Gov, Youngkin, Trump, State, Virginia Locations: Virginia, China, Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, Vermont, Massachusetts
REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File PhotoChina should implement its commitments to equal treatment for foreign business and abandon "implicit" guidance to replace foreign products with domestic alternatives, the American Chamber of Commerce in China said on Tuesday. When ties worsen, U.S. firms see poorer implementation of regulations promising equal treatment for foreign business, affecting investment project approvals and market access, said Greg Gilligan, chairman of AmCham China. Legislation promising equal treatment for foreign and domestic companies is only unevenly implemented, said the paper, which also called for emerging sectors like cloud computing to be opened up to foreign companies. U.S.-China tensions were seen as a challenge to doing business in China for 78% of companies polled by AmCham, according to a survey released in March. China also pledged to toughen intellectual property protections, and improve agriculture biotechnology and financial services access for U.S. firms.
Persons: Yuri Gripas, Greg Gilligan, Sweden's, Joe Biden, Katherine Tai, Trump Organizations: Pentagon, REUTERS, American Chamber of Commerce, Republicans, AmCham, U.S . Trade, Biden, U.S, Thomson Locations: Arlington , Virginia, U.S, China, United States, China's, Xinjiang, Beijing, Beijing . U.S, Tai, Washington
Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. President Joe Biden at the White House on April 6. MORE JOBS-REPORT FALLOUT: President Joe Biden said Americans receiving unemployment benefits must either take a job that is "suitable" or lose the support. Gina Raimondo; Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz; Jennifer Granholm; Deb Haaland. Today's trivia question: Dogs have had their days at the White House.
Persons: Anthony Fauci, Republican Sen, Rand Paul teeing, Joe Biden, Evan Vucci, Biden, Nick Oxford, Chipotle, Ghaith, Glenn Youngkin, Pete Snyder, Youngkin, Terry McAuliffe, Liz Cheney, Sen, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Cheney's, Ernst, Donald Trump, Cheney, Kevin McCarthy, McCarthy, Joe Biden's, Gina Raimondo, Adam Schultz, Jennifer Granholm, Deb Haaland, Team Biden, Major aren't, Biden's, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, Lo, Ben Affleck Organizations: Republican, White, Republicans, Reuters, Democratic, Costco, Washington Post, Politico, Drug Administration, Pfizer, BioNTech's, Former Carlyle Group, GOP, Gov, House Republicans, US Conference of Catholic, Team, New York Times, Health, Big Sky, Service Locations: Fauci, South Carolina , Montana, Arkansas, Fayetteville , Arkansas, Gaza, Jerusalem, Israel, Canada, Washington, India, Japan, Tokyo, Montana
Voting rights activists gather during a protest against Texas legislators who are advancing a slew of new voting restrictions in Austin, Texas, U.S., May 8, 2021. The bill faces long odds in the Senate, where 10 Republicans would have to join with Democrats for it to pass. "Democrats’ partisan power-grab 'election reform' bill is not about voting rights. It’s about letting Washington Democrats control the terms of political debate and all 50 states’ election laws," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Twitter on Monday. read moreThat follows Georgia's enactment in March of a far-reaching Republican election law bill that includes a prohibition on offering food or water to voters waiting in long lines.
Persons: Mikala Compton, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump Organizations: Texas, REUTERS, Mikala Compton Democrats, Senate, Republicans, Washington Democrats, Twitter, U.S . House, Representatives, Republican, Democrats, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Austin , Texas, U.S, Florida, Texas, United States
Israel and Hamas exchanged fire overnight amid new clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police. The Democrat Andrew Yang weighed in on the issue, tweeting his support for Israel Monday night. Yang's comments got the support of Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz, Meghan McCain, and Stephen Miller. Andrew Yang tweeted in support of Israel amid the country's latest unrest with Palestinians on Monday, provoking anger from fellow liberals and support from top Republicans. "The people of NYC will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere," Yang tweeted.
Persons: Democrat Andrew Yang, Yang's, Sen, Ted Cruz, Meghan McCain, Stephen Miller, Andrew Yang, Yang, David Cross, Chelsea Manning, Bishop Talbert Swan, Bravo, Omar, Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Rashia Tlaib, Donald Trump, Meghan McCain retweeted, Israel, Mustafa Hassona, Organizations: Democrat, Israel, Service, NAACP, Anadolu Agency, Getty, Associated Press Locations: Israel, New York City, Gaza, NYC, Springfield , Massachusetts, Texas, Jerusalem's Old City, Gaza City
Sen. Lindsey Graham said it was "impossible" for the Republican Party to progress without Donald Trump being its leader. Sen. Lindsey Graham said it was "impossible" for the Republican Party to progress without Donald Trump being its leader and said those within the party who criticized him would "wind up getting erased." "The most popular Republican in America is not Lindsey Graham, it's not Liz Cheney, it's Donald Trump," Graham told Fox News on Monday. And to try and erase Donald Trump from the Republican Party is insane. Some senior Republican figures including Sen. Graham have suggested that Trump and his politics are integral to the party.
Persons: Sen, Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump, it's, Liz Cheney, it's Donald Trump, Graham, Trump, they're, Ronald Reagan, Cheney Organizations: Republican Party, GOP, Republican, Fox News, Service Locations: America
Live Live Updates: Democrats Press to Expand Voting Rights at Federal Level A senate committee will debate a sweeping elections overhaul designed to blunt Republicans’ statewide efforts to limit voting rights. The White House will allow undocumented college students access to emergency pandemic aid. Undocumented students, including tens of thousands of so-called Dreamers, would be eligible for the emergency aid under a coming Biden administration regulation. Mr. Biden and Mr. Putin are expected to hold their first summit next month. That spread of 27 percentage points represents the widest approval margin in an A.P./NORC poll since Mr. Biden took office.
Persons: Biden, Mikala Compton, , , Jon Ossoff, Chuck Schumer, Donald J, Trump, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Joe Manchin III, Manchin, Tim Kaine, ” Mr, Kaine, Jim Watson, ” Miguel Cardona, Betsy DeVos, , DeVos, Cardona, , America’s, Vladimir V, Putin, Mr, Elizabeth Sherwood, Randall, Obama, ” David E, Sanger, Newsom, Gavin Newsom, Aric Crabb, Newsom’s, Shawn Hubler, Conor Dougherty Organizations: Press, Federal, Republican, Reuters, Washington, Republicans, Democratic, White House, Congress, ” Liberal, Democrat, Agence France, Trump, Biden, Education Department, Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, Colonial Pipeline, Texas Gulf, Energy Department, Gov, Bay Area, Associated Press, National Conference of State Legislatures, NORC, Mr Locations: Austin , Texas, Georgia, Florida, New York, West Virginia, Virginia, Woodbine, Md, Texas Gulf Coast, United States, East Coast, New York Harbor, Eastern Europe, Russia, Moscow, Bay, California, — California, Oakland, Idaho, A.P
Live Live Updates: White House Will Allow Undocumented College Students to Access Pandemic Aid The decision reverses a Trump-era policy that barred some students from receiving emergency aid flowing to colleges. The White House will allow undocumented college students access to emergency pandemic aid. Undocumented students, including tens of thousands of so-called Dreamers, would be eligible for the emergency aid under a coming Biden administration regulation. Mr. Biden and Mr. Putin are expected to hold their first summit next month. The Biden administration jump-started progress on Vineyard Wind in March as part of its larger push to tackle climate change.
Persons: Biden, Jim Watson, ” Miguel Cardona, Betsy DeVos, Donald J, Trump, , DeVos, Cardona, Mikala Compton, , , Jon Ossoff, Chuck Schumer, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Joe Manchin III, Manchin, Tim Kaine, ” Mr, Kaine, , America’s, Vladimir V, Putin, Mr, Elizabeth Sherwood, Randall, Obama, ” David E, Sanger, Newsom, Gavin Newsom, Aric Crabb, Newsom’s, Shawn Hubler, Conor Dougherty, Glenn Youngkin, Bill O'Leary, Associated Press Glenn Youngkin, party’s Trump, Youngkin’s, Pete Snyder, Snyder, Youngkin, Trump —, Terry McAuliffe, Chang W, Lee, Biden’s, Frank Callahan, ” Lisa Friedman Organizations: Students, Pandemic, Agence France, Trump, Biden, Education Department, Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, Senate, Republican, Reuters, Washington, Republicans, Democratic, White House, Congress, ” Liberal, Democrat, Colonial Pipeline, Texas Gulf, Energy Department, Gov, Bay Area, Associated Press, National Conference of State Legislatures, NORC, Mr, ., White, Twitter, Former Republican, New York Times, Avangrid Renewables, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Locations: Austin , Texas, Georgia, Florida, New York, West Virginia, Virginia, Woodbine, Md, Texas Gulf Coast, United States, East Coast, New York Harbor, Eastern Europe, Russia, Moscow, Bay, California, — California, Oakland, Idaho, A.P, Annandale , Va, Block, Martha’s, Massachusetts
Police clear the U.S. Capitol Building with tear gas as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside, in Washington, January 6, 2021. Lawmakers in the House hope to reach an agreement as soon as this week on the creation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol, a senior Democratic aide told CNBC on Tuesday. If a deal is struck in time, a bill to create the commission could be brought to the House floor by next week, according to the Democratic aide. The development on Capitol Hill, first reported by Punchbowl News, follows a monthslong partisan logjam over the details of the 9/11-style investigative panel. Pelosi also tasked retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore with leading a review of Capitol security.
Persons: Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Bennie Thompson, John Katko, Adam Comis, Pelosi, Donald Trump's, Joe, Michael Bolton, Russel Honore, Honore Organizations: U.S, Capitol, Lawmakers, U.S . Capitol, Democratic, CNBC, Homeland Security, GOP, Punchbowl News, Electoral, Republicans, U.S . Capitol Police Locations: Washington
Republicans and business groups have cited the miss as evidence that enhanced unemployment benefits are sidelining workers. Democrats and the White House say there's no evidence unemployment benefits are causing a labor shortage. Workers receiving unemployment benefits through a short-time compensation program or partial unemployment wouldn't get the extra $300 in these states past June. But partial unemployment benefits generally require a more substantial reduction in work hours (relative to short-time compensation) for an individual to be eligible. A larger reduction would generally qualify someone for partial unemployment benefits, Houseman said.
Persons: Luis Alvarez, Biden, they're, Michele Evermore, Houseman, wouldn't Organizations: DigitalVision, U.S . Labor Department, Republicans, Republican, Workers Locations: U.S, Arkansas, Montana , Mississippi, South Carolina
She said the same exact thing that Kevin McCarthy said on Jan. 6, which is Donald Trump is responsible” for the deadly riot, Kinzinger, an outspoken Trump critic, said in an interview hosted by the National Press Club. “A few days before Jan 6, our GOP members had a conference call. “I actually thought the person that should have their leadership challenged was Kevin McCarthy after Jan. 6, because that's why this all happened,” said Kinzinger. His comments come days before House Republicans are expected to remove Cheney as chair of the House Republican Conference on Wednesday. Rep. Elise Stefanik, of New York, is likely to replace Cheney, though that vote may not happen on Wednesday.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Adam Kinzinger, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney, Donald Trump, Cheney, “ Liz, She's, Trump, Joe Biden, she's, Biden, Kinzinger, Trump's, Joe Biden's, , Jan, Kevin, Kevin dismissively, Adam, , — Adam Kinzinger, McCarthy, Elise Stefanik Organizations: Republican, Republican Party, Kinzinger, Republicans, GOP, National Press Club, Trump, Capitol, Freedom Caucus, Democratic, House Republican Conference, Wednesday Locations: Illinois, Wyoming, New York
Biden to announce efforts to boost hiring -official
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( Nandita Bose | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: +1 min
U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as he delivers remarks on the April jobs report from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstU.S. President Joe Biden on Monday will announce efforts to make it easier for employers to hire workers and to help more people take jobs, a White House official said, after Republican criticism amid disappointing jobs numbers last week. Biden will also discuss the rules of unemployment insurance, according to the official. The New York Times reported on Biden's expected announcement earlier on Monday, saying the efforts would be related to the continued implementation of his coronavirus relief plan. Republicans have blamed enhanced unemployment benefits for the numbers, saying the benefits discourage people from returning to work.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jonathan Ernst U.S, Biden Organizations: White, REUTERS, The New York Times, Labor Department, Republicans, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S
Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said the House-passed legislation would “in effect repeal Title IX” by making it easier for transgender women to play on girls teams. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., said that allowing “male-bodied athletes” to compete against females would “totally undermine” girls basketball. The International Olympic Committee has allowed transgender athletes to compete for years under specific parameters, and, to date, there have been no known transgender women compete in the Olympics. Republicans contend the Equality Act would open the floodgates for transgender girls and women to play on female sports teams and hurt others’ chances to compete. “Let us be clear, there are many real threats to girls’ and women’s access and opportunity in sports,” the group said.
Persons: Sen, Ted Cruz, Cindy Hyde, Smith, Vicky Hartzler, decimate, , Democratic Sen, Dick Durbin of, David Cicilline, ” Cruz, ” Christiana Holcomb, IX, Joe Biden, Jeff Merkley, Merkley, it’s, Stella Keating, ” Keating Organizations: White House, Civil, Senate, Olympic, Division, NCAA, Committee, Democratic, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Supreme, The Heritage Foundation, Family Policy Alliance, Alliance Defending, Connecticut, Defending, GOP, Republicans, Women’s Sports Foundation, women’s, Associated Press, AP, Twitter, Facebook Locations: WASHINGTON, Texas, Connecticut, Oregon, Washington
WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that he supports Rep. Elise Stefanik in her bid to replace Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., as chair of the House Republican Conference. In an interview on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo, McCarthy, R-Calif., was asked if he supports Stefanik’s efforts. A vote to replace Cheney could happen as soon as Wednesday when House Republicans are expected to meet behind closed doors. Trump previously said in a statement that Cheney "has no business" in GOP leadership, adding Stefanik "is a far superior choice, and she has my COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement for GOP Conference Chair." Meanwhile, Cheney argued in a Washington Post op-ed article published last week that she was fighting a larger, more existential battle.
Persons: Kevin McCarthy, Elise Stefanik, Liz Cheney, Maria Bartiromo, McCarthy, , , Donald Trump, Cheney, Trump's, Steve Scalise, Trump, Stefanik Organizations: WASHINGTON, House Republican Conference, Fox News, , GOP, Republicans, Trump Locations: Washington
Progressives are staging a power-play to make the one-year expansion permanent, but some moderate Senate Democrats have raised concerns. If Republicans recapture a majority in either chamber of Congress, they could block Biden's agenda. Indeed, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell last week told reporters in his home state of Kentucky that is his goal. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said he knows Republicans might decide to again sit on the sidelines and watch Democrats struggle to pass Biden's agenda on their own. For it to work, every one of the 50 Senate seats controlled by Democrats must vote together.
Persons: Ken Cedeno, Joe Biden's, Biden's, Kamala Harris, Rosa DeLauro, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, Liz Cheney, Donald Trump's, smarting, Bernie Sanders, Tom Carper, Jeanne Shaheen, we've, Chuck Schumer, Sherrod Brown, Brown Organizations: U.S, Capitol, Washington , D.C, REUTERS, Senate, Progressives, Democrats, Democratic, Republican, House Republicans, Taxation, Thomson Locations: Washington ,, Washington, Kentucky
It’s very disturbing.”A cluster of bills that aim to prohibit teaching critical race theory in K-12 schools have popped up in the last year. "Critical race theory is a practice,” Crenshaw, a scholar and law professor at UCLA and Columbia University, told CNN. Brad Little signed into law a bill accusing critical race theory of inflaming divisions and undermining the “unity of the nation.”Many bills use similar language without explicitly naming critical race theory. "By a landslide vote, they don't want racially divisive critical race theory taught to their children or forced on their teachers. People don’t really engage critical race theory until graduate school and some undergraduate programs,” Benton, who used to teach in high schools, said.
Persons: Kaari Aubrey, Aubrey, , “ We’re, , , Donald Trump’s, Nikole Hannah, Jones, Trump, George Floyd's, Joe Biden, Jonathan Chism, ” Chism, Derrick Bell, Alan Freeman, Richard Delgado, Kimberlé Crenshaw, ” Crenshaw, oppressor, Brad Little, Hannah Smith, Kevin Stitt, Shiva Rajbhandari, Steve Berch, Darius Benton, “ It’s, don’t, ” Benton, doesn’t Organizations: Collegiate Baton, Conservative, Management, New York Times, Educators, University of Houston, Downtown, UCLA, Columbia University, CNN, Economic Education, Tennessee Republicans, Idaho Gov, Bills, City, Carroll Independent School District, NBC, Oklahoma Gov, American, Boise High School, Idaho Senate, Facebook, Twitter Locations: . Louisiana, Idaho, Tennessee, Rhode, United States, America, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Southlake , Texas, Tulsa, Downtown
As With the Tea Party, Republicans Leaders Try to Control a Rebel Army
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( Gerald F. Seib | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
When the tea party movement emerged in 2009, Republican leaders assumed they could humor its followers and capture their intensity, while keeping them under control. The task of riding herd over the tea party caucus fell to three younger House leaders, who fashioned themselves as the “Young Guns”: Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy. Mr. Ryan became Speaker but he, too, eventually left Congress in frustration. Mr. Cantor was beaten in a Republican primary by a tea party upstart. That left Mr. McCarthy, who today is the top House Republican.
Persons: John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Mr, Ryan, Cantor, McCarthy, Donald Trump Organizations: Republican
Liz Cheney may be done with former President Donald Trump, but her impending ouster from House Republican leadership is a clear sign, party insiders say, that the GOP isn't done with Trump. "The Republican Party is no longer a 'conservative' party. "I've always liked Liz Cheney, but she's made a determination that the Republican Party can't grow with President Trump. And some Republicans say kicking Cheney off the leadership team is likely to give her an even bigger platform. Some Republicans say that the episode is inconsequential to voters and that it will be forgotten by the time the midterms arrive.
Persons: Liz Cheney, Donald Trump, Whit Ayres, Cheney, Trump, Trump's, Ayers, Dick Cheney —, Ayres, who've, Sen, Bernie Sanders, Kevin McCarthy of California, Lindsey Graham of, Graham, Sean Hannity, I've, she's, McCarthy, Fox, , Liz, Kevin, Biden's, Keith Rothfus, Elise Stefanik, Kevin Madden, Jason Miller, who's, Republican Party —, Miller, Jeff Timmer, Joe Biden, Liam Donovan, Tyler Law Organizations: Republican, Trump, House Republican Conference, GOP, Republican Party, Republicans, Fox News, Intramural, Axios, Biden, Chinese Communist Party, House GOP, Stefanik, Michigan GOP Locations: Washington, Sen, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Orlando , Florida, Afghanistan
WASHINGTON — The Senate is headed for a showdown over Democrats' sweeping voting rights and election overhaul bill as a key committee plans to mark up the legislation Tuesday. The bill, the For The People Act, goes before the Democratic-controlled Rules Committee when Congress returns from recess. The Democrats' revisions would mostly extend deadlines, ease some rules and add flexibility for states to implement parts of the bill. Democrats don't expect Republican support for the final version, but they won't need it to send the bill out of committee to the full Senate. The revisions are backed by John Sarbanes, D-Md., the lead House sponsor, who said in a statement: "I look forward to next week's Senate Rules Committee markup and hope that Senate Republicans approve Chairwoman Klobuchar's Manager's Amendment."
Persons: WASHINGTON, Amy Klobuchar, Sen, Jeff Merkley, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden, Jim Crow, decry, Joe Manchin, Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Manchin didn't, I'm, Joe, Whit Ayres, Republican pollster, we've, McConnell, John Sarbanes, Klobuchar's, Tyler Organizations: Democratic, GOP, NBC, Republicans, Pew Research Center, Republican Locations: Ky, Texas, Florida, Georgia, West Virginia, D
WASHINGTON—President Biden pushed back Monday against Republicans and business groups who say enhanced jobless benefits are discouraging Americans from working, defending his economic prescriptions and saying his administration would make clear that people can’t turn down suitable jobs and keep collecting benefits, except in specific circumstances. “I never said and no serious analyst ever suggested that climbing out of the deep, deep hole our economy was in would be simple, easy, immediate or perfectly steady,” Mr. Biden said at the White House Monday. But Friday’s lackluster employment report has fueled concerns among policy makers that a shortage of workers could restrain the pace of the recovery. U.S. employers added a seasonally adjusted 266,000 jobs in April, the Labor Department said, a sharp slowdown from the previous month and well below the one million jobs economists expected to see. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week called on Congress to end the extra payments now, several months before they are set to expire.
Persons: Biden, , Mr Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republicans, White, Labor Department, U.S, Capitol, U.S . Chamber, Commerce Locations: U.S
An Arizona state senator has described the Maricopa County vote recount as "ridiculous." A GOP state senator in Arizona described the controversial vote recount in Maricopa County as "ridiculous" and an embarrassment in comments to The New York Times. It's embarrassing to be a state senator at this point." The recount was commissioned by the Republican-led state legislature, who say that they are investigating whether the vote was tainted by fraud. The process is being conducted by Cyber Ninjas, a firm whose founder has expressed support for Trump's election fraud claims.
Persons: Paul Boyer, Boyer, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Mark Kelly, Katie Hobbs, Hobbs Organizations: Republican, GOP, New York Times, Democratic, Republicans, Trump, Democrat, Arizona, US Department of Justice, Cyber Locations: Arizona, Maricopa, Maricopa County, Phoenix
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