Infrastructure impasse in U.S. Senate

The bipartisan infrastructure bill in the U.S. Senate suffered a setback on Wednesday after a procedural vote to advance the legislation was blocked by Republicans but some are gearing up for another vote as soon as Monday.

Florida physicians blast DeSantis over handling of COVID-19

Gov. Ron DeSantis has drawn national attention for bucking federal health-care officials over the handling of the novel coronavirus, but a group of Florida physicians said Thursday the governor’s push to reopen the state and block precautions are a main reason for a sharp increase in the number of residents suffering from COVID-19.

1st Capitol rioter sentenced in felony case gets 8 months

A Florida man who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag was sentenced Monday to eight months behind bars, the first resolution for a felony case in the Capitol insurrection. Paul Allard Hodgkins apologized and said he was ashamed of his actions on Jan 6.

President Biden calling for action on his economic agenda

President Joe Biden wants Congress to act on his economic agenda now, but Republicans say trillions of dollars in new spending could spark inflation worries. The president has said inflation concerns will be offset by stimulating more production and more participation in the workforce.

AP: Few Arizona voter fraud cases undercut Former President Trump’s claims

Election officials in Arizona have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in the November 2020 presidential election, undercutting Donald Trump’s claims of a stolen election as his allies continue a disputed ballot review in Maricopa County.