Texas Gov. Greg Abbott orders a ban on all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law. The move comes as the Biden administration is set to issue rules requiring employers with more than 100 workers toContinue reading “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott orders a ban on all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state”

Let’s talk about Idaho and republican divisions – Beau of the Fifth Column

World War II Part 2 – The Homefront: Crash Course US History #36

In which John Green teaches you about World War 2, as it was lived on the home front. You’ll learn about how the war changed the country as a whole, and changed how Americans thought about their country. John talks about the government control of war production, and how the war probably helped to endContinue reading “World War II Part 2 – The Homefront: Crash Course US History #36”

Let’s talk about saving 50,000 in 90 days – Beau of the Fifth Column

Idaho governor repeals “irresponsible” mask mandate ban issued while he was out of town

Idaho Governor Brad Little repealed an executive order that prohibits the enforcement of mask mandates in the state, calling it “an irresponsible, self-serving political stunt,” according to a statement the Republican released Friday. The face mask ban was signed by Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, also a Republican, while Little was out of town.  “An executive order thatContinue reading “Idaho governor repeals “irresponsible” mask mandate ban issued while he was out of town”

Orange County mayor: Gov. Ron DeSantis attempting ‘to usurp’ leadership in Democrat-led urban counties

Governor’s actions are part of Republican strategy, Mayor Jerry Demings says After Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order revoking all local pandemic-related mandates, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings says he believes the governor’s actions are part of a bigger partisan plan to undermine Democratic-led urban counties and cities. The mayor and other local leaders were surprisedContinue reading “Orange County mayor: Gov. Ron DeSantis attempting ‘to usurp’ leadership in Democrat-led urban counties”

Biden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access

President Biden on Sunday will sign an executive order leveraging federal resources to protect and strengthen access to the ballot as Republican legislatures around the country seek to restrict voting rights in the wake of the 2020 election. Biden will sign an order that will direct agencies to increase access to voter registration materials and reduce barriers to votingContinue reading “Biden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access”

Democrats urge President Biden to forgive $50,000 in student loan debt

The Biden administration is reviewing whether it can take steps to provide student debt relief through executive action, even as it continues to call on Congress to pass legislation to help borrowers and their families. A tweet by White House press secretary Jen Psaki appeared to go further than her comments at a briefing earlierContinue reading “Democrats urge President Biden to forgive $50,000 in student loan debt”

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