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

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the controversial Arizona Democrat who threatens to derail President Biden’s legislative agenda, received more than $750,000 in donations from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. After that, she announced her opposition to a Democratic plan to lower prescription drug costs. Sinema told White House officials that she opposes House and Senate bills that would allow Medicare […]

Steve September 23, 2021

If your employees want to use iPhones and Macs, you really should let them. That’s the main message today coming from a Vanson Bourne survey commissioned by Jamf. Employee choice remains an HR issue The international survey asked 2,000 employees and 500 IT decision-makers how they felt about employee choice and the future of work. It […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Even within the queer community, biphobia isn’t being taken seriously, explains author Lois Shearing on Bi Visibility Day. Homophobic and transphobic comments have finally started to be taken seriously for the damage that they cause. Many jokes that would have been considered mainstream only 10 years ago are now, rightly, considered unacceptable. This has lead […]

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

Home Fact Check Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check September 23, 2021 Each day Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers that are either a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) or have been verified as credible by MBFC. Further, we review each fact […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Listen to this episode of The Times: Over the last month, the population of Del Rio, Texas, has jumped by half. The reason: refugees, many of them Haitian, have arrived and set up a tent city under a freeway overpass. They’re hoping for a chance to live in the United States, but the Biden administration […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Authorities on Tuesday identified skeletal remains found nearly 44 years ago at a Mississippi construction site as Clara Birdlong, a woman they believe was a victim of the late Samuel Little, the most prolific killer in U.S. history. In December 1977, hunters found her remains near a highway in Jackson County, the sheriff’s department said. […]

Steve September 23, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles, the influential filmmaker behind “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song,” and father of director and actor Mario Van Peebles, has died. He was 89. “Dad knew that Black images matter,” Mario Van Peebles said in a statement from the Criterion Collection. “If a picture is worth a thousand words, what was a movie worth? […]

Steve September 23, 2021

A hearing date is set for next month in a closely watched international legal fight for custody of six-year-old Eitan Baran. A Tel Aviv family court held its first hearing on Thursday in a custody battle over a six-year-old boy, the sole survivor of an Italian cable car disaster, who was taken to Israel by […]

Steve September 23, 2021

UN refugee agency says at least 35,400 Afghan refugees have arrived in Iran, Pakistan and Tajikistan since January 1. Tens of thousands of Afghans in neighbouring countries are thought to be in need of international refugee protections, having sought refuge there after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan last month, the United Nation’s refugee agency […]

Steve September 23, 2021

The US has argued it can both provide booster shots at home while distributing doses abroad amid global disparity. The US has authorised the administration of boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people aged over 65, as well as adults at high risk of severe disease and those in high-exposure jobs. The announcement means […]