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In A Major Defeat For The Demcoratic Party, Voting Rights Legislation Narrowly Fails In Senate

Voting legislation that the Democratic Party and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed late on January 19 when two...

Gallup Poll: Republican Party Overtakes Democratic Party In Party Identification For The First Time Since 1991

On average, Americans' political party preferences in 2021 looked similar to prior years, with slightly more US adults identifying as Democrats or...

Omicron Surge Spurs New Coronavirus Relief Push In Congress

Hotels, fitness clubs, tour bus companies, and minor league baseball clubs are part of a long line of businesses seeking billions of...

President Joe Biden Announces New US Coronavirus Strategy Regarding Omicron Variant

President Joe Biden on November 29 said the new Omicron coronavirus variant is "a cause for concern, not a cause for panic," as federal...

Negotiations Resume Between Iran, Major World Powers To Revive 2015 Nuclear Agreement

Negotiators in Vienna resumed talks on November 29 over reviving Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, with the US taking part at arm’s...

Republican Party Cements Control Over Competitive States Through Gerrymandering Going Into 2022 Elections

The Republican Party is locking in newly gerrymandered maps for the legislatures in four battleground states that are set to secure the party’s control...

Biden Administration Seeks To Reinstate Workplace Coronavirus Vaccine Requirement

The Biden administration asked a federal appeals court on November 23 to lift a court-ordered stay on a sweeping workplace coronavirus vaccine rule to...

Amid Rising Energy Costs, Biden Administration Taps Strategic Petroleum Reserve

President Joe Biden said on November 23 that the administration will tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of a global effort by energy-consuming...

House of Representatives January 6 Select Committee Subpoenas Far-Right Leaders & Groups

The House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the Capitol attack issued subpoenas on November 23 to the leaders of the far-right Proud Boys and...

Biden Administration Announces Plan To Invest Billions In Expanded Coronavirus Vaccine Manufacturing

The Biden Administration is planning to invest billions of dollars to expand US manufacturing capabilities of coronavirus vaccines to increase the supply of doses...

IAE Report: Iran Resuming Production of Advanced Nuclear-Program Parts

Iran has resumed production of equipment for advanced centrifuges at a site the United Nations’ atomic-energy agency has been unable to monitor or gain...

Amid Rising Tensions Between Both Countries, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping Hold First Summit Meeting

US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping did not produce any big breakthroughs in their more than three-hour virtual summit on...

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OurWeek In Politics (February 2, 2022-February 9, 2022)

Here are the main events that occurred in Politics this week 1. New York, New Jersey, & Several...

Supreme Court Upholds Alabama Challenge To Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, allowed a congressional map drawn by Alabama Republicans to remain in place on February 7, freezing a...

House of Representatives Passes Bill to Avert Temporary Government Shutdown

The US House of Representatives on February 8 approved legislation to fund federal government agencies through March 11 and avoid a chaotic shutdown of many...

New York, New Jersey, & Several Other States Rollback Mask Mandates, Other COVID Mandates as Omicron Surge Recedes

Governor Kathy Hochul will drop New York’s stringent indoor mask mandate on February 9, ending a requirement that businesses ask customers for...