Politics

Steve September 21, 2021

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat running for a second term, answers questions from the media after touring Whole Woman’s Health of Charlottesville on Sept. 9. He’s working to rally voters in response to Texas’ restrictive new abortion law. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Win McNamee/Getty Images Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, […]

Steve September 20, 2021

As the U.S. State Department announced Monday that it would seek to double the number of refugees resettled in the United States over the next year, migrant rights advocates implored the Biden administration to allow many more people into the country, while ensuring that actual admissions reach the target. In a move that would fulfill […]

Steve September 20, 2021

Source: NBC Chicago As nationwide attention ratchets up around the disappearance and apparent death of a Florida woman, Father Michael Pfleger is calling attention to the dozens of Black women who either remain missing, or who have been killed, in the city of Chicago in recent years. Pfleger, who has become well-known for his work […]

Steve September 20, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican political operative pardoned by President Donald Trump after his conviction in a 2012 bribery plot has been charged again with campaign-related crimes, this time involving a 2016 illegal campaign contribution scheme and a Russian national. Jesse Benton, 43, of Louisville, Kentucky, was accused in an indictment unsealed Monday in federal […]

Steve September 20, 2021

Right-wing St. Louis attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey could lose their law licenses as a result of their nationally publicized gun-waving incident with Black Lives Matter protesters last year. Missouri Chief Disciplinary Counsel Alan Pratzel has asked the state’s Supreme Court to suspend the McCloskeys’ law licenses, citing their guilty pleas to misdemeanors over the […]

Steve September 20, 2021

Source: ABC.com California California has the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the United States, according to the most recent data from the CDC. “Over 70% of Californians have received at least one dose. Keep it up, California – get vaccinated,” the tweet said. According to CDC data, California has about 95 new cases over 7 […]

Steve September 20, 2021

The House Ways and Means Committee missed key opportunities in their initial revenue proposals to fairly pay for President Biden’s Build Back Better plans, especially in addressing wealth inequality. But the Committee’s suggestions include some powerful inequality-fighting reforms that should be in the final legislation. One of these promising proposals is very similar to a […]

Steve September 20, 2021

Last Thursday, Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez announced he is retiring from Congress at the end of his term. He is one of the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump after his supporters attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6th. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses how the other […]

Steve September 20, 2021

More advanced autonomous driving is coming to cities across America. Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised Tesla owners people who have good driving records would soon be able to request access to the beta version of the carmaker’s “Full Self-Driving” feature, which expands the AI-powered highway navigation software to work not only on highways […]

Steve September 20, 2021

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Steve September 20, 2021

It looks like we can now add Josh Bernstein to the ever-growing list of right-wing anti-vaccine activists who have contracted COVID-19. Scott Lively warns that October is “Gay Recruitment Month.” Jack Hibbs, who vocally backed Larry Elder in California’s recall election, kicked off his sermon Sunday by disputing the results: “I would be devastated if […]

Steve September 20, 2021

Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting House Speaker Tina Kotek is pulling back on a deal to grant minority Republicans equal say in the state’s new political maps. OPB has learned that Kotek told her caucus on Monday that she would appoint a new committee, with Democrats outweighing Republicans, in order to pass a new congressional map […]

Steve September 20, 2021

Democrats are trying to galvanize voters in favor of abortion rights after Texas Republicans enacted controversial new restrictions. Their first major test is in Virginia’s race for governor. LEILA FADEL, HOST: Early voting is already underway in Virginia’s November race for governor. It’s the first major competitive election since Texas’ restrictive new abortion law went […]

Steve September 20, 2021

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro about GOP efforts to obtain voter information in connection with the 2020 presidential election. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Republicans in swing states continue to fight a battle over last year’s presidential election. Donald Trump’s false claims of voter fraud have inspired lawmakers in Arizona, Wisconsin and […]