Politics

Steve April 17, 2021

Anderson Cooper offered up a sobering analysis of gun violence in the United States on Friday. “The sad fact is … that mass shootings have become so common it may soon be hard for one not to fall on the anniversary of another,” lamented the CNN anchor, while reflecting on Thursday’s mass shooting at a FedEx […]

Steve April 17, 2021

Stunned critics erupted in anger Friday amid reports of the pending creation of a congressional Frankenstein with a Third Reich mustache: An “America First Caucus” aimed at pushing “uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.” “The America First Caucus (AFC) exists to promote Congressional policies that are to the long-term benefit of the American nation,” says a caucus document […]

Steve April 16, 2021

After President Joe Biden on Friday came under fire from human rights advocates and progressive lawmakers for signing a directive to retain the historically low 15,000-person refugee cap imposed by former President Donald Trump, the White House issued a statement that appeared to walk back Biden’s widely criticized move. “We are devastated that Biden continues […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Source: International Business Times By AFP News on April 17 2021 5:15 AM The United States on Friday welcomed Brazil’s renewed promise to end illegal deforestation but urged immediate action to protect the Amazon, a major factor in global climate change. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, a longtime scourge of environmentalists, in a letter to President […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Source: BBC President Joe Biden has reversed course hours after signing an order to keep the number of refugees admitted annually to the US at Trump-era levels. Mr Biden drew ire on Friday as he held the cap at the historically low figure of 15,000, two months after he pledged to increase it to 65,500. […]

Steve April 16, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s internal watchdog has concluded that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife violated federal ethics rules by asking staffers to run personal errands and perform non-official work such as making restaurant reservations, shopping and caring for their dog. In a report released on Friday, the department’s inspector […]

Steve April 16, 2021

As the Biden administration reviews the U.S. government’s federal fossil fuels program and faces pressure to block any new dirty energy development, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland won praise from environmentalists on Friday for issuing a pair of climate-related secretarial orders. “Today is a watershed moment in the history of the U.S. Department of the Interior,” […]

Steve April 16, 2021

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Steve April 16, 2021

In the wake of the police shooting of Daunte Wright, Patrick Howley says we need to have “a very real conversation about whether or not females are able to do the job of being a police officer,” while Stew Peters says we need more cops who are alpha males with a warrior psyche. Right-wing pastor […]

Steve April 16, 2021

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/politics/roger-stone-nydia-stone-civil-lawsuit-unpaid-taxes/index.html The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump’s ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing him and his wife of owing nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes. In a six-count civil complaint, investigators said Stone and his wife, Nydia Stone, owed about $1.5 million in unpaid taxes form 2007 and 2011, […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Source: MSN/NY Daily News An estimated 5,800 people of the 77 million fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — about 0.0001% — have reported becoming sickened with the fast-spreading disease despite being inoculated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the figures on Thursday, vowing to keep “a close eye” on the so-called “breakthrough infections.” A […]

Steve April 16, 2021

As part of Wall Street’s “relentless push to influence decision-making” in Washington, D.C., the powerful financial sector spent a record $2.9 billion on campaign donations and lobbying in the 2020 election cycle, a new report shows, with Democrats including President Joe Biden accepting millions of dollars. According to Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), which published […]