One year after leaving office, former President Trump Donald Trump Trump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE is in an odd spot. On one hand, Trump is clearly the dominant figure in the Republican Party. He would be the overwhelming favorite to win the party’s presidential nomination in 2024, should he enter the race. His most vociferous internal critics are on the retreat. Three of the 10 House Republicans who voted for Trump’s second impeachment in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection have already decided against running for reelection. ADVERTISEMENT On the other hand, Trump’s banishment from Twitter and other social media platforms after his incitement of Jan. 6 has made it more difficult for him to be quite as central to the political conversation as he once was. Some … [Read more...] about The Memo: Is Trump the GOP’s future or in rearview mirror?
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Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a sweeping election bill, setting up a doomed push by Senate Democrats to try to change the chamber’s legislative filibuster. Senators voted 49-51 , falling short of 60 votes needed to advance the legislation that combines the Freedom to Vote Act, which would overhaul elections and campaign finance laws, with the John Lewis John Lewis Mark Kelly says he'll back changing filibuster rule for voting rights The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Schumer tees up doomed election reform vote Democrats, poised for filibuster defeat, pick at old wounds MORE Voting Rights Act, which strengthens the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Democrats spent the hours leading up to the vote making an 11th hour plea for the legislation — directed at both Republicans and their own members — warning that the votes would go down as a crucial moment in history. ADVERTISEMENT “It is … a rare moment in history because … [Read more...] about Senate GOP blocks election bill, setting up filibuster face-off
See the article in its original context from December 14, 1981 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. To Detective Sgt. Garry Meeker of the Santa Clara Sheriff's Department, it was not the killing of 14-yearold Marcy Renee Conrad that was so unusual, at least not these days. ''Not the crime itself,'' said the 42-year-old sergeant, who has been a police officer all his working life, like his father before him. ''The unusual aspect was what followed, the kids going up there. That was … [Read more...] about YOUTHS’ SILENT ON MURDER VICTIM LEAVES A CALIFORNIA TOWN BAFFLED
14 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The first flight carrying fresh water and other aid to Tonga was finally able to leave Thursday after the Pacific nation's main airport runway was cleared of ash left by a huge volcanic eruption. A C-130 Hercules military transport plane left New Zealand carrying water containers, kits for temporary shelters, generators, hygiene supplies and communications equipment, New Zealand's Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said. Australia was also preparing to send two C-17 Globemaster transport planes with humanitarian supplies. The flights were all due to arrive in Tonga on Thursday afternoon. The deliveries will be done with no contact because Tonga is desperate to make sure foreigners don't bring in the coronavirus. It has not had any outbreaks of COVID-19 and has reported just a single case since the pandemic began. "The aircraft is expected to be on … [Read more...] about First aid flight leaves for Tonga after big volcano eruption
Presented by Facebook Chuck Schumer Chuck Schumer The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Voting rights week for Democrats (again) Kelly takes under-the-radar approach in Arizona Senate race Hundreds attend mass funeral for victims of Bronx apartment building fire MORE of N.Y., speaks during a news conference" width="580" height="387" data-delta="1" /> Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Wednesday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us know what you think. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each day this week: Monday, 850,605; Tuesday, 851,730; Wednesday, 854,074. Senate Democrats have their game plan to deal with voting … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Schumer tees up doomed election reform vote
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around “hot spots” where nature and neighborhoods collide. As climate change heats up and dries out the West, administration officials said they have crafted a $50 billion plan to more than double the use of controlled fires and logging to reduce trees and other vegetation that serves as tinder in the most at-risk areas. Only some of the work has funding so far. READ MORE: Record Number Of Loaded Guns Found At Airport Security Checkpoints Projects will begin this year, and the plan will focus on regions where out-of-control blazes have wiped out neighborhoods and sometimes entire communities — including California’s Sierra Nevada mountains , the east side of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, and portions of Arizona, Oregon and Washington state. Homes keep getting … [Read more...] about US Plans $50B Wildfire Fight Where Forests Meet Neighborhoods