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Increasingly Abandoned by His Allies, Biden 'Fuming'

As the drumbeat from his own party sounds to get him to step aside, president is isolated in Delaware

(Newser) - On a weekend in which he was rumored to be taking his name off the top of the ticket, the New York Times reports that President Biden is recovering from COVID at his beach house in Rehoboth, Delaware, and there's likely some fist-shaking going on in the general direction...

Report Suggests a Crack in Biden's I-Won't-Quit Stance
Report Suggests a Crack
in Biden's I-Won't-Quit Stance
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Report Suggests a Crack in Biden's I-Won't-Quit Stance

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi also warned president about November

(Newser) - The pressure continues to build on President Biden from Democrats worried he will hurt the party in November, but at least one report suggests the president is growing "more receptive" to the pleas. New developments:
  • A shift? The New York Times has the "more receptive" angle after talking

Biden Appears to Lose Support of 2 Heavyweights

Schumer, Jeffries privately urge president to withdraw, reports say

(Newser) - Things are moving fast on the question of whether President Biden will remain the Democratic nominee: In a major development, the Washington Post reports that both Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries told the president he would hurt the party's chances in Congress should...

Sources Say Schumer Is Privately Open to Replacing Biden on the Ticket
New Biden Trouble:
Schumer May Bail on Him
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New Biden Trouble: Schumer May Bail on Him

Plus, first Democrat senator officially calls on president to exit the race

(Newser) - The bad press keeps coming for President Biden. Following news that George Clooney bailed on him and the first Democrat senator admitted publicly that he's unlikely to beat Trump comes more of the same:
  • Chuck Schumer: Sources tell Axios that while the Senate majority leader is publicly insisting he'

Senate GOP Tries to Avoid Rick Scott's Error

McConnell says he's focusing on 51 seats and candidate quality, though Schumer sees a problem there

(Newser) - In 2022, Sen. Rick Scott—chair of the Republican Senate campaign effort—predicted his party would soar to as many as 55 seats after the midterm elections. Instead, Democrats gained a seat. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is staying away from such predictions this time, Politico reports, saying his goal is...

US Senate OKs Spying Bill, Despite Privacy Worries

Bipartisan vote gives thumbs-up to reauthorization of FISA surveillance program

(Newser) - Barely missing its midnight deadline, the Senate voted early Saturday to reauthorize a key US surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans' data nearly forced the statute to lapse. The legislation approved 60-34 with bipartisan support would extend...

Netanyahu Dodges on Elections
Netanyahu Answers Schumer

Netanyahu Answers Schumer

Israeli prime minister won't commit on calling elections

(Newser) - President Biden has called it "a good speech," and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday endorsed Sen. Chuck Schumer's floor remarks last week, but the object of the majority leader's criticism made clear Sunday that he didn't appreciate it. Schumer had called on Thursday...

Schumer: It's Time for Netanyahu to Go

Highest-ranking Jewish official in US calls for new elections in Israel

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer delivered a remarkable rebuke to Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, declaring that it's time for new leadership in the nation.
  • Netanyahu "has lost his way by allowing his political survival to take precedence over the best interests of Israel," said Schumer,

Two-Thirds of Senate Backs Aid to Ukraine, Israel

Test vote puts measure on track for final approval this week

(Newser) - The Senate voted to move ahead with emergency aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan on Sunday, capping a weekend of negotiations. "I can't remember the last time the Senate was in session on Super Bowl Sunday, but as I've said all week long, we're going to...

Bill Shuts Border if Migrant Number Hits 5K a Day
What to Know About
the New Border Bill
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What to Know About the New Border Bill

Senate bill sets migrant thresholds for closing the border, as House speaker calls it 'dead on arrival'

(Newser) - Senate leaders released their long-awaited immigration proposal Sunday, one that couples new border laws with aid to Ukraine ($60 billion) and Israel ($14 billion). It marks the start of what will be a busy, politically fraught week in both the House and Senate on the issue.
  • Border: The New York

Schumer: I've Never Worked This Closely With McConnell Before

Senate unveils $118B package pairing border policies with aid for Ukraine, Israel

(Newser) - Senators on Sunday released a highly anticipated $118 billion package that pairs border enforcement policy with wartime aid for Ukraine, Israel, and other US allies, setting off a long-shot effort to push the bill through heavy skepticism from Republicans, including House Speaker Mike Johnson, the AP reports. The proposal could...

McConnell Goes After Trump With Mention of His Own Wife

Senate minority leader brings up Elaine Chao in pushback at former president's immigrant remarks

(Newser) - Last weekend, former President Trump ramped up his attacks on immigrants at a New Hampshire rally, asserting they're "poisoning the blood of our country." Trump is now getting pushback on his rhetoric from both sides of the aisle, including from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a fellow...

House Approves Taking Money From IRS, Sending It to Israel

Biden, Senate Democrats say they won't approve splitting off funding for Ukraine

(Newser) - The Republican-run House approved $14 billion in emergency assistance for Israel on Thursday, but it has strings attached that President Biden and Senate leaders say they won't accept. The bill would cut about the same amount of funding from the Internal Revenue Service, the Washington Post reports. And the...

Schumer Grateful for China's New Statement on Israel

US Senate majority leader was previously upset China didn't condemn Hamas attack

(Newser) - US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday he was grateful for a strengthened statement from China condemning the killing and kidnapping of Israeli and foreign civilians by Hamas, issued during a bipartisan congressional visit to Beijing, the AP reports. Schumer told Foreign Minister Wang Yi earlier in the day...

Senate Goes Around Tuberville, Confirms Joint Chiefs Chairman

Charles Brown Jr. will succeed Mark Milley next month

(Newser) - Gen. Charles Brown Jr., a fighter pilot and former Air Force chief of staff, was confirmed as the nation's next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Wednesday. His nomination was approved on an 83-11 Senate vote after being held up for months by Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville'...

Schumer Scraps Senate Dress Code
Senate Dress Code Scrapped

Senate Dress Code Scrapped

Although it's not clear it was ever actually a formal rule

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has done away with the chamber's informal dress code, in changes that take effect Monday. Axios first reported the news after Schumer directed the Senate's Sergeant at Arms to no longer enforce the dress code, and Schumer confirmed the news, telling the site,...

Feinstein Is Returning to Washington

89-year-old's monthslong absence led to calls for resignation

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein is returning to Washington after a long absence that led to increasingly strong calls for her resignation in recent weeks. At 89, the California Democrat is the oldest senator. She was hospitalized with shingles in February and has been absent for more than two months. Her office...

NYT Editorial Board Has 'Painful' Words for Feinstein

Board suggests she resign, urges Schumer to act if she doesn't

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she will return to the Senate. The editorial board of the New York Times suggests she reconsider. And if the 89-year-old doesn't reconsider, the editorial board urges Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to increase pressure on her to step down. The editors laud Feinstein's legacy...

Schumer, McConnell: Free US Reporter

Russia reports it's formally charged Evan Gershkovich

(Newser) - Senate leaders of both parties appealed Friday for the release of a Wall Street Journal reporter whom Russia said it has charged with spying. Evan Gershkovich pleaded not guilty Friday, saying he was operating only as a journalist, the state news agency TASS reported. The Federal Security Service was quoted...

Report: Sinema Slammed Schumer, Flipped Ron Klain the Bird

Sources also tell Politico that independent Arizona senator called Dems 'old dudes eating Jell-O'

(Newser) - Some have begun to speculate that yes, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema might be able to pull off a reelection win in Arizona if she runs, using her new "independent" status to siphon off independent voters and moderate Republican voters from her opponents. It looks like those are the voters she...

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