Politics

Steve April 16, 2021

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R) “message to illegal immigrants” drew a sharp response from Fox Business host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery. Noem, who ex-President Donald Trump has hyped as a potential GOP presidential candidate, bombastically declared on Twitter that her state “won’t be taking any illegal immigrants that the Biden Administration wants to relocate” after […]

Steve April 16, 2021

For 15 years, the industries responsible for the nation’s worst toxic pollution helped pay into a federal trust for cleaning up waste sites through special taxes on petroleum, chemical components and corporate income. That program became known as “Superfund.”  But in 1995, the Republican-led Congress allowed those taxes to expire. They have never been reinstated, […]

Steve April 16, 2021

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the Week Only 47 percent of American adults said they were members of a church, mosque or synagogue, according to recently released polling that was conducted by Gallup throughout last year. It marked the first time that a majority of Americans said they were not members […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Source: CNN (CNN)The Defense Department has confirmed that leaked photos and video of “unidentified aerial phenomena” taken in 2019 are indeed legitimate images of unexplained objects. Photos and videos of triangle-shaped objects blinking and moving through the clouds were taken by Navy personnel, Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough said in a statement to CNN. She also […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Onetime Donald Trump campaign manager and former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has joined the U.S. Senate campaign of a first-time businessman candidate she compared to her former boss. Conway has been named senior adviser by Bernie Moreno, a Cleveland luxury car dealer turned blockchain executive who is vowing to “protect Trump’s victories.”  Conway touted Moreno […]

Steve April 15, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The nation’s next big voting battle underway in Texas would outlaw 24-hour polling places, drive-thru voting and make it a crime for elections officials to mail unsolicited absentee ballot applications. Put another way: Everything Houston — the state’s biggest Democratic stronghold — did to expand ballot access last year, when the […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Source: Reuters The United States had administered 198,317,040 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Thursday morning and distributed 255,400,665 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The tally is for Moderna (MRNA.O), Pfizer/BioNTech (PFE.N), (22UAy.DE) and Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) vaccines as of 6:00 a.m. ET on […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Russia can’t seem to quit antagonizing the United States and its friends. In just the past year, the Kremlin hacked its way into the computer systems of the US government and Fortune 500 companies, interfered in the 2020 election, and amassed a large military force on Ukraine’s border. As punishment, President Joe Biden on Thursday […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Politics Podcast | 18:38 By Galen Druke and Alex Samuels Subscribe on YouTube All videos In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses how public opinion of the Black Lives Matter movement has changed since last summer and what that means for police reform more broadly. Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer […]

Steve April 15, 2021

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Steve April 15, 2021

Alveda King claims that not requiring voter ID is form of identity theft against Black people: “In the 20th century and during the days of slavery in the 19th century and the 18th century, slaves and indentured Blacks were robbed of precious identities. Today, when you say to me as a citizen of the United […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Source: Washington Post Democratic leaders on Thursday expressed opposition to a proposal from a group of liberal lawmakers that would expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices, underscoring tensions within the party over how to address concerns that the nation’s highest court will remain reliably conservative for years to come. The goal of […]