Everything you need to know about International Women's Day 2022 https://t.co/zqeWsWCkZ9
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 4, 2022
Return to normalcy:
Psaki: The Keystone was not an oil field, it’s a pipeline. Also the oil is continuing to flow in, just through other means pic.twitter.com/n4cM3s1ACD
— Acyn (@Acyn) March 7, 2022
Congress has approved legislation that for the first time would make lynching a federal hate crime in the U.S. The bill now goes to President Biden to sign into law. https://t.co/DMvgUdrNPR
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 8, 2022
Repubs in disarray!
Republican missteps and intense infighting are threatening the party's path to a Senate majority. GOP candidates in battleground states are struggling to keep pace with Democratic fundraising, and recruiting failures have hurt GOP hopes in some states. https://t.co/Krs6K6a2PF
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 7, 2022
… Arizona’s Republican Gov. Doug Ducey dealt his party its latest setback late last week by announcing he would not challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly this fall. His decision, which leaves no obvious front-runner in a crowded Republican primary, disappointed Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and his allies who had spent months privately encouraging Ducey to run.
But the GOP’s shortcomings extend well beyond Arizona.
Republican candidates in Arizona, Georgia and Nevada are struggling to keep pace with Democratic fundraising. Recruiting failures have dashed GOP hopes in reach states like Maryland and threaten a prime pickup opportunity in New Hampshire. And a recent plan that would raise taxes on low-income Americans and seniors, released by the Republican Senate midterm chief, Florida Sen. Rick Scott, is putting GOP candidates in a difficult position across states like Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida…
But for now, a simmering feud between McConnell and Scott has taken center stage.
Scott, the leader of the GOP’s Senate midterm efforts, released an 11-point plan late last month that would impose a modest tax increase for many of the lowest paid Americans, while opening the door for cutting Social Security and Medicare. The Senate Democrats’ political arm released a radio ad within 24 hours declaring, “If Senate Republicans win, we pay the price.”…
… [M]any Senate Republicans had been willing to ignore what they viewed as Scott’s presidential ambitions over the last year. But that changed when the Florida senator released his latest proposal, which they considered an “unforced error” that triggered a wave of anger across the party.
McConnell could not stay silent as he faced reporters last week on Capitol Hill.
The Senate Republican leader forcefully rebuked Scott’s plan during the Republican leadership’s weekly news conference, which Scott was part of.
“Let me tell you what would not be a part of our agenda,” McConnell said moments after Scott stepped away from the event. “We will not have as part of our agenda a bill that raises taxes on half of the American people and sunsets Social Security and Medicare within five years.” …
Meanwhile, in Florida, Demings offered a window into the Democrats’ challenge by refusing to say whether she wanted Biden to campaign in the state on her behalf when asked.
“I grew up poor, Black and female in the South,” Demings told The Associated Press. “I’ve never depended on someone else to do the work for me or someone to give me a pass or come to rescue me.”
“I’m excited about where we are in this race,” she said.