Politics

Steve September 23, 2021

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 09:02 AM brooklynite (72,742 posts) Source: PBS U.S. Special Envoy for Haiti Daniel Foote resigned Thursday, saying that he did not want to be associated with what he called the United States’ “inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees” back to the island nation. Foote’s resignation letter to Secretary […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Last week, Senate Democrats unveiled a new version of their voting rights legislation: a compromise to win the support of West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, one of the most conservative members of the Democratic caucus. The bill is a pared-down version of their original For the People Act, omitting the prior bill’s ethics enforcements and some […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Mary Trump was asked “what the hell is going on” with her cousin, Donald Trump Jr., and didn’t hold back. In this week’s episode of the “UnPresidented” podcast, Donald Trump’s niece described her cousin as “weak” and a suck-up who was ultimately “left in the dust” by his father, the former president. Trump Jr. is […]

Steve September 23, 2021

As lawmakers scramble to finalize a historic jobs and infrastructure package, huge fights are underway to figure out how to fund it. The simplest, most effective, and most popular way is to tax the extremely wealthy, like the billionaires who’ve seen their collective wealth grow by $1.8 trillion during the pandemic. Unfortunately, lawmakers have missed […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Scenes of thousands of Afghans flooding the Kabul International Airport to flee the country as Taliban fighters were quickly consolidating their control over the capital, raised many questions, leading amongst them: who are these people and why are they running away? In the US and other Western media, answers were readily available: they were mostly […]

Steve September 23, 2021

With outer space being, as anyone over the age of 25 or so knows, the Final Frontier, is it any surprise that the Pentagon is rushing full speed ahead to turn it, against the general desire of almost everyone on Earth, into a battlefield? To borrow science fiction parlance, Afghanistan was a long time ago […]

Steve September 23, 2021

At least four people were killed, and six were wounded in recent violence: ISIS militants killed two civilians and wounded two more in Garmiyan. In Mosul, unidentified assailants killed a woman and her child. Three policemen were wounded in a bombing in Abu Saida. In Shwan, gunmen wounded an official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Source: Associated Press BY KANTELE FRANKO ASSOCIATED PRESS SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 5:00 AM COLUMBUS, OHIO A federal judge dismissed some of the biggest unsettled lawsuits over Ohio State’s failure to stop decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, saying Wednesday it’s indisputable Strauss abused hundreds of young men but agreeing with OSU’s argument […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Source: Denver Post Republican congresswoman later reimbursed her campaign for $6,650 UPDATED: September 22, 2021 at 5:48 p.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert paid rent and utility bills with campaign funds in violation of federal campaign finance laws, new filings with the Federal Election Commision show. The filings, submitted to the FEC on Tuesday, also […]

Steve September 22, 2021

Michael Cohen, a former personal attorney and fixer for Donald Trump, predicted his old boss won’t run for president again in 2024 because he “couldn’t stomach the notion of being a two-time loser.” In an interview with Insider, Cohen said Trump is bluffing about the campaign to fulfill his “insatiable need for attention” and line […]

Steve September 22, 2021

The White House slammed Senate Republicans on Wednesday after months-long bipartisan talks about overhauling laws around the American policing system broke down without a deal. In separate statements, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris praised Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) for working on the George Floyd Justice in Policing […]