Politics

Steve May 27, 2022

A new political action committee backed by a major New York hedge fund and Democratic politician turned cable news commentator Bakari Sellers plans to spend more than $1 million in a bid to oust progressive second-term Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib from the U.S. House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections. “It’s flattering that billionaires who […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Source: CNN Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, said on Twitter Thursday that billionaires aren’t the bad guys. Musk tweeted that it is “morally wrong & dumb” to use the word billionaire as a pejorative if that person is using their wealth to create products that make “millions of people happy.” [snip] Musk ran a […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Ahead of next week’s 50th annual United Nations Stockholm environmental conference in Sweden, a global coalition of parents, grandparents, and caregivers on Friday joined thousands of worldwide advocates calling on countries to back a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to “give children a liveable planet.” “Our children deserve to live in a world that is safe. […]

Steve May 27, 2022

A child crosses under caution tape at Robb Elementary School.Brandon Bell/Getty Images Law enforcement noted they made the “wrong decision” when they didn’t confront the gunman sooner. Three days after an 18-year-old gunman fatally shot 19 students and two teachers and wounded 17 others in a fourth-grade classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke at the National Rifle Association convention in Houston on Friday ― three days after a gunman killed 19 elementary school students and two teachers in his state ― to argue that guns were not to blame for the latest mass shooting. “It’s a lot easier to moralize about guns and […]

Steve May 27, 2022

CLAIM: A compilation of screenshots shows that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has tweeted identical messages after 12 mass shootings in the U.S. from 2012 to 2022. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The image begins with a real message Cruz tweeted following Tuesday’s shooting at an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school, but the following 11 tweets have been fabricated […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Source: Politico The Justice Department has released portions of a previously unseen alternative version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on ties between former President Donald Trump and Russia. However, the 37-page report prepared at the direction of Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann and released this week under the Freedom of Information Act is heavily redacted. […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Source: New York Times In the latest legal blow to Donald J. Trump, a federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit the former president filed that sought to halt the New York attorney general’s civil investigation into his business practices.The ruling, in federal court in Albany, was Mr. Trump’s second defeat related to the investigation […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Election worker Monica Ging processes a ballot for Pennsylvania’s primaries this month at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption toggle caption Matt Slocum/AP Election worker Monica Ging processes a ballot for Pennsylvania’s primaries this month at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Matt […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Immediately after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, the state’s Republican attorney general, Ken Paxton, argued that the best way to prevent such a horror from happening again would have been to arm the school’s staff. “We can’t stop bad people from doing bad things. We can potentially arm and prepare and […]

Steve May 27, 2022

A Clackamas County election worker shows barcodes on ballots that are bad (top) and good on May 19 in Oregon City, Ore. Ballots with blurry barcodes that can’t be read by vote-counting machines delayed results in a key U.S. House race. Gillian Flaccus/AP hide caption toggle caption Gillian Flaccus/AP A Clackamas County election worker shows […]

Steve May 27, 2022

President Joe Biden is preparing to announce his plan to forgive up to $10,000 of student debt for those who qualify based on their income, The Washington Post reported, citing three sources. White House staffers have been preparing drafts but are waiting on the president to decide, according to CNN. The policy is expected to […]