Olaf Scholz replaces Angela Merkel as German chancellor

Olaf Schultz waves on stage at the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) after estimates are broadcast in Berlin on September 26, 2021 after the German general election. I like Andersen | AFP | Getty Images A coalition deal was announced in Germany after nearly two months of talks following the country’s federal elections … Read more

Germany’s next coalition government: Who’s who

Finance Minister and the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) is the top candidate for the federal election, Olaf Schulz. pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images The next German government is about to take another big step towards completion, with a coalition agreement due to be announced soon after nearly two months of talks … Read more

What happens next in the Senate

After months of on-and-off, the House of Representatives passed President Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion Social Safety and Climate Net bill on Friday. The process won’t be easier for Democrats as the bill heads to the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wants the Rebuilding Better Act passed by Christmas. To do so, he will have … Read more

House passes social safety net and climate plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stands alongside US President Joe Biden as he signs Act SJRes.15, Relating to “National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders” at the White House in Washington, June 30, 2021. Kevin Lamarck | Reuters WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives on Friday passed the largest expansion of the Social Safety Net … Read more

Two Iranians charged by feds in election interference to aid Trump

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a press conference about a ransomware attack at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC on November 8, 2021. Olivier Doolery | AFP | Getty Images A federal grand jury in New York has indicted two Iranian citizens on charges related to electronic disinformation attempts to intimidate and influence … Read more

What’s next for Biden Build Back Better plan

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure agreement that would allow passage of the Rebuilding Better Act in the dining room of the White House in Washington, DC on November 6, 2021. Roberto Schmidt | AFP | Getty Images While many Democrats breathed a sigh of relief when the … Read more

Progressives call for House vote

US Democratic Representative Pramila Jayapal speaks to the press on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 28, 2021, after the Progressive Caucus meeting in Congress. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images A key committee in the House of Representatives was appointed Wednesday to review the latest version of President Joe Biden’s Social Safety Net … Read more

Virginia governor election too close to call between Youngkin and McAuliffe

The Virginia governor’s election between Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe was too close to call after polls closed Tuesday night, according to NBC News. Yongkin was slightly ahead of McAuliffe in the early returns. Polls close at 7 p.m. ET. McAuliffe, 64, and Youngkin, 54, conducted a head and neck survey in the … Read more

Democrats face tough road, win or lose

Campaign signs for Democrats Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Yongkin stand together on the last day of early voting in the Virginia gubernatorial election in Fairfax, Virginia, United States, October 30, 2021. Joshua Roberts | Reuters Virginia’s high-stakes governor’s race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Yongkin is waning as voters head to the … Read more