COMPASS: Democrats respond to border crisis with more incentives

March 15, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. Over the weekend, DC residents began protesting the four-mile fence that remains around the U.S. Capitol, manned by 2,200 National Guard troops who will remain in DC through the end of May. The House and Senate are in session this week. As the border crisis intensifies — there are nearly 9,500 unaccompanied children […]

COMPASS: COVID legislation passes, Manchin equivocates on filibuster

March 8, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. The National Guard has announced as many as 2,200 troops will stay in Washington for another two months to protect the Capitol from very dangerous online threats, like the one that sent the House home on Wednesday last week. According to Nancy Pelosi, House members were in peril from a deadly insurrection being planned […]

COMPASS: Senate Democrats test the Byrd Rule

February 22, 2021

Good afternoon from soggy Capitol Hill. The House and Senate are back in session this week. Both chambers are breaking land speed records as they pursue a budget process, the goal of which is a reconciliation package that can pass the Senate with a simple majority vote (as opposed to needing the usual 60 votes […]

Australia took a stand against Facebook — and got silenced

February 19, 2021

On Wednesday, Facebook launched a capital strike against the country of Australia. Rather than continue negotiations with Australia regarding paying for the news content circulating on its platform, Facebook decided to pull up stakes. Within hours, the company announced it would “restrict publishers and people in Australia” from sharing or viewing news content. This restriction was also […]

COMPASS: The Democrat’s de-platforming agenda

February 8, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. Over a month after the events of January 6, a wall is still up around the U.S. Capitol. With many other pressing issues on the table, the Senate will be spending the week impeaching Donald Trump. Again. The conviction of the former president is unlikely to succeed, given that 17 […]

What should we expect from a 50-50 Senate?

January 20, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. It’s pretty much a fortress downtown, with over 25,000 National Guard troops stationed across DC. Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president tomorrow shortly after 12pm EST. The inauguration will be a mix of in-person and virtual. Vice President Mike Pence will attend. Outgoing President Donald Trump will not. […]