US election: How much power does the US president have? Ultimate control If a president misuses the office or commits a crime, the House of Representatives can start impeachment proceedings. This has happened three times over the course of American history, but no one was convicted in the end. However, Congress has an ace up its sleeve: Since it's responsible for approving the budget, it can cut off the nation's cash flow. But citizens may not be happy about this! … [Read more...] about Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States — live updates
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What do you mean when you talk about the problem of “minority rule,” and how does H.R. 1 address that problem?One way to conceive of minority rule is if you can keep American citizens out of the town square, you can artificially distort how our politics operate and how public policy gets made. What’s happened over the last few years — and I lay a lot of this at the feet of Mitch McConnell — is there has been this power structure created that uses voter suppression to keep people out, uses big money to distort this system and allow for bad information to be spread, and the result is when it comes time to have elections and then to make public policy, you’re left with a group that doesn’t represent the broad interests of the American public. That’s what minority rule looks like. … [Read more...] about Democrats Have a Plan to Start Rebuilding American Democracy. Can They Get It Done?
The 17 Republicans, led by Rep. Beth Van Duyne of Texas, congratulated Biden on the start of his presidency and offered to work with him on targeted coronavirus relief, protecting Americans with pre-existing health conditions, improving infrastructure and restoring the economy. … [Read more...] about House GOP freshmen offer to work with Biden: ‘Americans are tired of the partisan gridlock’