Marjorie Taylor Greene Admits She Wants To Shut Down The Government – Farron Balanced

Mitch McConnell says the GOP will vote for the US to default on its debt

Pelosi and Schumer said they would attach a debt-ceiling suspension to the government-funding bill. McConnell quickly struck down the idea, saying the GOP would not vote for the legislation. They effectively dared him to vote for the US to default on its debt, and he met their dare. As the White House stressed the urgencyContinue reading “Mitch McConnell says the GOP will vote for the US to default on its debt”

Nicola Sturgeon promises ‘detailed plan’ for Scottish independence ahead of indyref2 by end of 2023

Mandate for second vote ‘beyond question,’ claims SNP leader The Scottish government will “restart” work on a plan for Scottish independence after it was put on hold by the Covid pandemic, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The first minister and SNP leader said she intended to deliver a second referendum before the end of 2023 and promised Scots a “detailed prospectus” onContinue reading “Nicola Sturgeon promises ‘detailed plan’ for Scottish independence ahead of indyref2 by end of 2023”

Facing China ‘squeeze’, Taiwan launches English-language news platform

Taiwan launched a new English-language news and media streaming platform on Monday aiming to give it a greater voice on the world stage and help to tackle Beijing’s “squeeze” of the Chinese-claimed island on the world stage. Taiwan+, backed by T$775 million ($28 million) in government funding, will broadcast content online focusing on news, asContinue reading “Facing China ‘squeeze’, Taiwan launches English-language news platform”

‘Once the best in the Middle East,’ Beirut hospital pleads for fuel as it faces shutdown

A once-famed Beirut hospital is now pleading for international aid to avoid running out of essential resources. The American University of Beirut Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon, is making an urgent appeal to the United Nations and its specialized agencies, the World Health Organization and the U.N. Children’s Fund, to supply the hospital with fuel beforeContinue reading “‘Once the best in the Middle East,’ Beirut hospital pleads for fuel as it faces shutdown”

EU suspends funding talks with Polish region due to anti-LGBT resolution

The European Commission has suspended talks with a Polish region on the disbursement of European Union funds until the local authorities address Brussels’ concerns over an anti-LGBT declaration that they adopted. In 2019, Małopolska Province – located in southern Poland and with Kraków as its capital – became one of many Polish local authorities toContinue reading “EU suspends funding talks with Polish region due to anti-LGBT resolution”

Four Broward County educators die from COVID-19 within 24 hours, as Florida’s battle over masks in schools continues

Four educators in Broward County, Florida, died from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, as school officials continue to push back against Governor Ron DeSantis’ ban on mask mandates in schools. At least three of the teachers who died were unvaccinated, CBS Miami reports.  “Within a 24-hour span, we had an assistant teacher pass away, aContinue reading “Four Broward County educators die from COVID-19 within 24 hours, as Florida’s battle over masks in schools continues”

Anti-feminism backlash on the rise in South Korea

Condemnation of quotas for women, vilification of a short-haired Olympic gold medallist, and calls to abolish the gender ministry itself: a backlash against feminism is on the rise in South Korea — with even presidential candidates joining in. While South Korea is the world’s 12th-largest economy and a leading technological power, it remains a male-dominatedContinue reading “Anti-feminism backlash on the rise in South Korea”

Zuckerberg’s cash fuels GOP suspicion and new election rules

When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $400 million to help fund election offices as they scrambled to deal with the coronavirus pandemic late last summer, he said he hoped he would never have to do it again. Republican legislatures are granting him that wish. At least eight GOP-controlled states have passed bans on donations to election officesContinue reading “Zuckerberg’s cash fuels GOP suspicion and new election rules”

Some Florida School Districts Will Require Masks. The Governor May Cut Their Funding.

A battle is brewing in Florida over whether students will have to wear masks when they return to the classroom this fall. Several Florida school districts are keeping their mask mandates in place for the upcoming school year, despite an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis that leaves it up to parents to decide whether their children wearContinue reading “Some Florida School Districts Will Require Masks. The Governor May Cut Their Funding.”

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