President Joseph Biden recorded a domestic political victory Thursday when the Senate gave the green light and Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as a new Justice into the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), thus becoming the first woman of African American roots to reach that position.
Republican Senators are delaying an upper House committee's vote on the repeal of the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, (AUMF), the so-called wide-ranging war powers that allowed the war in Iraq, and other military actions.
The United States Senate finally acquitted former President Donald Trump, concluding his second impeachment trial which is the shortest one in US history.
AFP – The United States Senate voted to proceed with the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, and rejected defense arguments that it was unconstitutional. His lawyers argued that Mr. Trump should not face a trial in the Senate for inciting insurrection because he was no longer president.
Primary results in the Tuesday Georgia state Senate election indicate Democrats will be taking both seats, the best possible news for president-elect Joe Biden. Meanwhile, Republican incumbent David Perdue vowed to “mobilize every available resource and exhaust every legal recourse” as he fought for his political life in a Senate runoff that was too close to call early Wednesday.
Amid a breakdown in relations and absence of US diplomats in Venezuela, Washington has named its first ambassador for the South American country for the first time in a decade. However he will carry out his duties from the capital of neighboring Colombia, Bogotá.
United States stocks jumped on Thursday as investors bet Republicans would hold onto the Senate and prevent changes under a possible Joe Biden White House that would crimp corporate profits.
The US Senate narrowly blocked an amendment on Wednesday that would have prevented law enforcement from collecting information on Americans' Internet habits without a warrant, as the Senate moved toward a reauthorization of divisive surveillance tools.
Thousands of local US newspapers and broadcast outlets, grappling with a massive downturn in advertising because of the Covid-19 pandemic, would be eligible for financial help under legislation introduced in Congress on Wednesday.
The US Senate approved a bipartisan, nearly half-trillion-dollar relief package on Tuesday, with funding earmarked for devastated small businesses, overwhelmed hospitals, and a ramp-up of testing nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.