High-stakes infrastructure talks stall out as deadline passes

Congress The negotiations are in acute danger of collapsing after a weekend of fruitless discussions. Sen. Rob Portman said negotiations were going well: “I just spent all day talking to Democrats and Republicans, all my colleagues,...

Pelosi taps Kinzinger to serve on Jan. 6 select panel

Congress The Illinois Republican joins Rep. Liz Cheney, another GOP critic of Donald Trump, on the select committee. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said: “When duty calls, I will always answer.” | Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/AP Photo By JESSE NARANJO...

Team USA makes the wrong kind of Olympic history

This isn’t the kind of history the United States wanted to set. For the first time in 49 years, according to Olympic historian Bill Mallon, the U.S. failed to medal on the first day of...

James Purefoy and his celeb pals return for ‘The Wine Show’

More from: Michael Starr 'Ted Lasso' is back and better than ever Inside the bizarro puppet world of R-rated 'Ultra City Smiths' 'Airplane!' pilot Robert Hays hosts A&E air-mayhem series Emmy nominations 2021: TV...

U.S. infrastructure deal teeters after Republicans reject IRS funding

By Jarrett Renshaw and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House and U.S. congressional negotiators are scrambling to salvage a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal after Republicans balked at funding to enforce existing tax laws...

Inside the bizarro puppet world of R-rated ‘Ultra City Smiths’

You’re about to enter the bizarro world of “Ultra City Smiths,” a stop-motion animation series set in a noir-ish world of talking, singing, dancing baby dolls — repurposed as R-rated adults and voiced by...

Senate will vote on military justice shakeup this year, Gillibrand says

Congress Legislation would overhaul how the military handles sex assault and other major crimes. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on June 10, 2021 in Washington, D.C. |...

Senate Democrats unveil major climate provisions in $3.5 trillion budget proposal

Included in the newly released outline of Senate Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget resolution are key details on which climate provisions made the cut. Why it matters:The budget resolution sets the stage for consideration of a...

Democrats unveil $3.5T go-it-alone plan to fulfill Biden’s agenda

Congress The proposal sets an overall limit for the array of Democratic policy ambitions that won’t make it into a bipartisan infrastructure deal, if Congress can reach one.

Texas Dems flee state to stop elections bill

Elections Democratic state legislators are trying to prevent Republicans from passing a bill that tightens ballot access during a special session that began last week.

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