U.S. declares a public health emergency post-Hurricane Ida

U.S. health officials Monday declared public health emergencies for Louisiana and Mississippi, seeking to suspend government red tape that may get in the way of providing help to people affected by Hurricane Ida. The emergency declaration by Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra puts a pause on certain payment rules and other requirements thatContinue reading “U.S. declares a public health emergency post-Hurricane Ida”

Texas parent rips mask off teacher’s face, school official warns: ‘Do not fight mask wars in our schools’

Masked and ready to start the new academic year, students in Austin’s Eanes Independent School District returned to campuses excited to reunite with friends and meet their new teachers. “Campus principals report several ‘magical moments,’” Tom Leonard, the superintendent, said in a note to parents and staff on Tuesday, one day before the district’s firstContinue reading “Texas parent rips mask off teacher’s face, school official warns: ‘Do not fight mask wars in our schools’”

A Texas school district asked a Black principal to remove a photo of him kissing his white wife. Then the community branded him a critical race theory ‘boogeyman.’

Dr. James Whitfield recalled in a Facebook post that his school district once asked him to take down a photo showing him kissing his wife. He told Insider that was just the start of a sustained harassment campaign from local residents. At a tense public meeting in July, residents accused Whitfield of promoting “the conspiracyContinue reading “A Texas school district asked a Black principal to remove a photo of him kissing his white wife. Then the community branded him a critical race theory ‘boogeyman.’”

Trump says being impeached twice didn’t change him: ‘I became worse’

Former President Trump on Sunday said he “became worse” after he was impeached by the House of Representatives twice during his four years in office. Trump, during a speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), compared calls for his impeachment to calls for former Attorney General William Barr‘s impeachment. Two ethics groups in October called on the HouseContinue reading “Trump says being impeached twice didn’t change him: ‘I became worse’”

Bizarre seven-point plan to reinstate Trump in ‘days, not years’ distributed at CPAC

Outlandish plan involves pulling back ‘curtain on horror show that is today’s ‘Democrat Party’’ and ‘Watch Pelosi melt, like the Wicked Witch of the West’ A plan to reinstate Donald Trump as president in “days, not years” was handed out to Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendees in Dallas, Texas. The cards, featuring a seven-point plan, appear to haveContinue reading “Bizarre seven-point plan to reinstate Trump in ‘days, not years’ distributed at CPAC”

Ben Carson tells CPAC: Welfare ‘hurt Black communities’ more than slavery

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson suggested on Sunday that the modern U.S. government has undermined Black families more than legalized slavery ever did. Carson made the remarks during an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “When you look at what the Black community has been through,” Carson said, “go all theContinue reading “Ben Carson tells CPAC: Welfare ‘hurt Black communities’ more than slavery”

Lauren Boebert campaigns against all government benefits — and it may haunt the GOP in the 2022 midterms

Controversial Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) excited the left on Saturday after a clip from her speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) provided fodder heading into the 2022 midterm elections. While Republicans have largely avoided talking about policy while instead focusing on manufactured culture wars outrages, Boebert laid out her vision. “We’re here toContinue reading “Lauren Boebert campaigns against all government benefits — and it may haunt the GOP in the 2022 midterms”

GOP Rep. Mo Brooks urged conservatives to ‘fight back’ and not ‘surrender,’ invoking the Revolutionary War in CPAC speech

Mo Brooks referenced the Revolutionary War during a speech at CPAC in Dallas on Friday. Brooks told attendees they need to “fight back” and think about “sacrifice” like “our ancestors” did. Brooks made similar remarks before the Capitol riot, when he told protesters to “start taking down names and kicking ass.” Rep. Mo Brooks urgedContinue reading “GOP Rep. Mo Brooks urged conservatives to ‘fight back’ and not ‘surrender,’ invoking the Revolutionary War in CPAC speech”

Polling places for urban voters of color would be cut under Texas Senate’s version of voting bill being negotiated with House

Voters in some urban, Democratic areas of Harris and Tarrant counties would see a drastic drop in polling places under the Senate version of Senate Bill 7, a Texas Tribune analysis shows. The number of Election Day polling places in largely Democratic parts of major Texas countieswould fall dramatically under a Republican proposal to changeContinue reading “Polling places for urban voters of color would be cut under Texas Senate’s version of voting bill being negotiated with House”

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