Tag: Politics

Two-Thirds of Americans Say Biden Hasn’t Accomplished Much. Can He Convince Them Otherwise?

Even though this address has a broad reach compared to other presidential speeches, only around 38 million viewers watched last year’s State of the Union. (“It’s not the Super Bowl, but it’s a heck of a lot of people,” Schumer said.) Meanwhile, there are more than 258 million adults in the United States, and more […]

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“Expel Him”: George Santos’s Constituents Protest Outside Capitol To Call for His Removal

Boebert said a similar line last June, and specified the noted Bible verse she was referencing, Psalm 109:8, which reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.” The following line of the verse reads, “Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.” The surrounding lines call for “evil to […]

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Congress Is Still White AF: Will President Joe Biden Address It In His State of The Union?

The chamber of the House of Representatives is seen at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 28, 2022.Photo: J. Scott Applewhite (AP) As the country gears up to hear President Biden’s thoughts tonight for his State of the Union address, many folks will be wondering about the lack of diversity in Congress and how it will […]

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Just what has Biden accomplished, anyway?

February 7, 2023 February 7, 2023 “Politics,” it’s often been said, “is the art of the possible.” It is, to crib another famous phrase, a constant tension between campaigning in poetry, while governing in prose — and perhaps nowhere more so than in the White House, where a president’s every action (and inaction) is scrutinized […]

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Lauren Boebert Says She Prays That Joe Biden’s ‘Days Be Few’ in Texas Sermon

Boebert said a similar line last June, and specified the noted Bible verse she was referencing, Psalm 109:8, which reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.” The following line of the verse reads, “Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.” The surrounding lines call for “evil to […]

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Florida’s Black Affairs Board Apologizes After Member Calls Ron DeSantis ‘Racist’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Win McNamee / Getty For some strange reason that my unabashed pro-Blackness will never allow me to understand, the chair of a Florida Black Affairs committee has issued an apology because one of the board’s members called Gov. Ron DeSantis racist. I mean, the horror, right? Imagine suggesting someone is racist […]

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White Supremacists Tried to “Destroy” Baltimore. Here’s What You Need to Know

Photo: Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance (Getty Images) Black Americans have been sounding the alarm on the rising threat of white supremacist violence for years. And a recent planned attack on the predominantly Black city of Baltimore showcases just how warranted those concerns have been. CC Off English On Monday, federal law enforcement officers arrested […]

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Report: Chinese Balloon Flew Directly Over Florida During the Trump Administration

The pair were intensely devoted toward carrying out the attacks, according to the case’s affidavit. “Putting holes in transformers … is the greatest thing somebody can do,” Russell messaged an FBI informant. The informant had been in contact with Russell since at least June 2022. Russell had allegedly been urging the informant to carry out […]

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The Most Interesting Guests at Biden’s State of the Union Address

“The result of this two-tiered system is that full-time Google employees receive dramatically higher pay benefits, while contractors are treated as second-class workers,” Music Generalist Sam Regan explained to The New Republic. Workers attempted to express their objections on numerous occasions. They conducted a mass email campaign, collecting testimonials as to how the policy would […]

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Biden Should Embrace Executive Privilege—To Weaken It

Fortunately, Biden’s most significant decision about executive privilege so far has been to weaken it. In 2021, the House January 6 committee sought to obtain Trump White House records from the National Archives as part of its inquiry into the attack on the Capitol that year. As expected, Trump invoked executive privilege to try to […]

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Matt Gaetz Will Never Be the AOC of the Right

And the rent remains too damn high. When Ocasio-Cortez first moved to Washington at the age of 29 she was ridiculed by a Fox News presenter because she couldn’t immediately find an apartment immediately. Perhaps this was catnip for aging cable news viewers. But AOC’s experience was hardly alien to the young. Rents in major […]

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Terremoto en Turquía y Siria, en vivo

Las cárceles sirias son conocidas por las ttorturas y pésimas condiciones con las que tratan a los prisioneros 02.06 Se reportó un nuevo terremoto de 5.6 en el centro de Turquía Un nuevo terremoto de magnitud 5.6 en la escala de Richter sacudió el centro de Turquía el martes, dijo el Centro Sismológico Europeo del […]

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The Chinese Balloon Inflated America’s Dumbest Political Mannerisms

“The result of this two-tiered system is that full-time Google employees receive dramatically higher pay benefits, while contractors are treated as second-class workers,” Music Generalist Sam Regan explained to The New Republic. Workers attempted to express their objections on numerous occasions. They conducted a mass email campaign, collecting testimonials as to how the policy would […]

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Blame Palo Alto

During the Cold War, federal money flowed into Palo Alto, which grew rich making high-tech weapons and surveillance machinery. Stanford became an electronics laboratory and corporate landlord, with Lockheed Martin, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Hewlett-Packard conveniently taking up residence near campus (and near all those burgeoning engineers). The computer emerged from Palo Alto–based innovations: the vacuum […]

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Capitol Letters: Proposals for property tax relief

By Ryan Suppe, State Politics Reporter Idaho Republicans have promised homeowners they’d cut property taxes — but they have competing ideas for how to do it. GOP lawmakers introduced three bills aimed at property tax relief. One would subsidize residential property taxes using sales tax revenue; another would index the homeowners exemption, which means the […]

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The Best Thing Biden Could Do With His State of the Union Is Revive Support for Ukraine

What Biden needs to do Tuesday night is to take the time to play explainer in chief. A State of the Union is that rare moment when a president has the time and the platform to embark on an in-depth discussion of foreign policy. The moment can be misused—most notably by George W. Bush unveiling […]

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House Republicans Are Planning Unhinged Investigations. Democrats Should Be Licking Their Chops.

Garcia is likely to have plenty of opportunities to “take on her lies” as Marjorie Taylor Greene’s allegiance with Kevin McCarthy has transformed her from a pariah to a figurehead. And the congresswoman has already brought her “Ma’am this is an Arby’s” vibe to her committee work. During the Oversight Committee’s first hearing of the […]

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The State of the Union? We’ll Know in 21 Months.

A sizeable minority, of course, wants multiracial democracy’s opposite. They want a basically white ethnonationalist Christian state. They’re quite open about it. A Pentecostal pastor told an audience at a Mike Flynn Turning Point USA rally last fall, “I’ve come here to declare war on every demonic, demon-possessed Democrat that comes from the gates of […]

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The State of the Union? We’ll Know in 21 Months.

A sizeable minority, of course, wants multiracial democracy’s opposite. They want a basically white ethnonationalist Christian state. They’re quite open about it. A Pentecostal pastor told an audience at a Mike Flynn Turning Point USA rally last fall, “I’ve come here to declare war on every demonic, demon-possessed Democrat that comes from the gates of […]

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China Spy Balloons Crossed Into U.S. 3 Times During Trump Administration

Suspected spy balloons from China crossed into the continental United States at least three times during the Trump administration, according to a statement Saturday by the Department of Defense citing an unnamed “senior defense offical.” “Chinese balloons briefly transited the continental United States at least three times during the prior administration,” the statement noted. Associated […]

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I’m a Senior. Will I Owe Social Security Taxes?

SmartAsset: Is Social Security Taxed After Age 70? Millions of older Americans live solely on a Social Security check. And while other Americans rely mostly on workplace retirement plans like a 401(k) or an individual retirement account (IRA), these monthly benefits from the government can make or break your retirement. Let’s take a look at how your […]

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Rep Cori Bush Takes Republicans To Task For Dismantling of Civil Rights Subcommittee

MAY 19: Rep. Cori Bush, D-MoPhoto: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images (AP) Republicans have had control of the House for less than a month. But they’ve wasted no time dismantling civil rights protections. CC Off English On Tuesday, House Republicans on the Oversight Committee disbanded the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, […]

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The Only Debt Ceiling Deal Is No Deal at All

Still, I think a lot could have gone wrong with the way Democrats messaged around a defense of democracy. When Biden trotted out “ultra MAGA” some months ago, I worried he was more likely to energize the opposition than rally his own troops. But more recently, I heard one of Pennsylvania Governor-elect Josh Shapiro’s final […]

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Ron DeSantis Is Now Attacking the Orlando Philharmonic Because It Once Hosted a Drag Show

Arrington went on to attack a government program that hasn’t even happened. “There’s a whole of government assault for all the world to see on an industry: American energy,” he lamented. “And it’s being replaced with this Green New Deal—hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies, tax credits, grants,” Arrington continued, horrified at the idea […]

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