Voting legislation that Democrats claim is vital to protecting democracy collapsed when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate.
Asked about the letter Tuesday, Manchin pointed reporters to a footnote added by Saban that was not included in the released letter, saying he supports the filibuster and to not get rid of it.
“Coach Saban is not in favor of getting rid of the filibuster in the Senate," for footnote reads. "He believes this will destroy the checks and balances we must have in our Democracy."
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced a midweek launch of a special session on how to use $771 million in pandemic relief funds, with lawmakers set to consider a plan to steer large sums to water and sewer projects, broadband expansion and healthcare costs.
The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to Americans starting next week, now that federal officials are emphasizing their better protection against the omicron variant of COVID-19 over cloth face coverings.
With a video series on issues he sees as pertinent to the Black community, the U.S. Senate's only Black Republican, Tim Scott of South Carolina, is putting forth what he characterizes as a positive response to partisan rhetoric on race that he's best-positioned to rebut.
In response, owners are raising prices, cutting staff hours, dropping some goods and services and nixing free shipping in a delicate balancing act. But with low visibility into how long the higher inflation will last, some owners are increasingly worried about keeping their doors open in the long run.
The Tennessean reported that the arrest affidavit on file with Metro Nashville General Sessions Court said two people in the vehicle were leaving a party around 1:30 a.m. Saturday when Barker allegedly reversed his vehicle "at a high rate of speed attempting to hit them, but missed."
Attorney General Steve Marshall said Norris, who quit in May, was charged with one count of using his office for personal gain; five counts of illegally using campaign contributions; three counts of intentionally violating reporting and disclosure requirements; and one tax evasion charge.