Biden Backs Filibuster Reform to Pass Voting Rights Bills After Sustained Grassroots Pressure

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: In a major speech in Atlanta, Georgia, President Biden has endorsed changing the filibuster rules to prevent Republicans from using the filibuster to block voting rights legislation. Biden spoke in Atlanta. PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I believe the threat to our …
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Bans Off Our Bodies: Planned Parenthood Pres. on Abortion Bans, Bills in Congress & the Supreme Court

After thousands of people marched in hundreds of rallies across the United States to protest against tightening abortion restrictions, we speak with Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson, who says the weekend actions represent “a movement moment” for reproductive rights. “More than 80% of Americans believe that Roe should be the law of the land,” …
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Government signals extension to cap on energy bills

Support us and go ad-free The government has set out proposals for a shake-up in the energy market which it claims will save customers money. It hasn’t committed to re-nationalising the energy network, however, which groups like We Own It argue would save money for both customers and taxpayers. Cap New legislation is being planned …
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Republicans Won’t Even Debate “For the People Act” as They Flood States with Voter Suppression Bills

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show looking at the fight over voting rights. Senate Republicans are expected to use the filibuster today to block the For the People Act, a sweeping bill that would restore protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, …
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The old bill’s new bill

Learn more about the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill here. Image description Under the heading “The Old Bill” is an illustration of a group of protesters carrying placards. The placards read ‘trans rights’, ‘climate justice’, ‘workers rights’, ‘BLM’, and ‘disability rights’. The police are illustrated dragging protests away and restraining them. Next to a …
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This Is What Deregulation Looks Like: Some Texans Face $10K+ in Electric Bills, Others Still in Dark

When millions of Texans lost power during extreme winter weather, some who were fortunate enough to keep the lights on now face astronomically high energy bills, with people being charged thousands of dollars for just a few days of energy use. The skyrocketing bills are a result of the state’s years-long push to deregulate its …
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Proposed £21 ‘coronavirus hike’ on household energy bills slammed as ‘shocking’ and ‘farcical’

British households may have to shoulder a hike on their energy bills from the beginning of April because of new proposals from Ofgem. The suggestion is already drawing strong criticism from groups which claim the energy companies have been “ripping us all off, plunging people into fuel poverty while raking in juicy profits”. Increase The …
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