New report details the influence of Christian nationalism on the insurrection

Christian nationalism was used to ‘bolster, justify and intensify the January 6 attack on the Capitol,’ said Amanda Tyler, head of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. A team of scholars, faith leaders and advocates unveiled an exhaustive new report Wednesday (Feb. 9) that documents in painstaking detail the role Christian nationalism played inContinue reading “New report details the influence of Christian nationalism on the insurrection”

27 House members sign letter asking Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy to bring stock trading ban to the floor: ‘We came to Congress to serve our country, not turn a quick buck’

27 House members are calling on leadership to “swiftly bring legislation” to ban stock trading to the floor. Rep. Jared Golden, who led the letter, says he wants to “make sure that we’re pushing for legislative action.” House Speaker Pelosi is now open to banning lawmakers and their spouses from trading stocks “if members want toContinue reading “27 House members sign letter asking Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy to bring stock trading ban to the floor: ‘We came to Congress to serve our country, not turn a quick buck’”

AOC says Pelosi’s failure to sanction Boebert over Islamophobic attack on Ilhan Omar is ‘an embarrassment’

‘Failure to take action against Lauren Boebert would send horrible message to Muslim Americans’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has lashed out at Nancy Pelosi for failing to take action against Lauren Boebert, who suggested that Ilhan Omar — one of only three Muslims in Congress — poses a threat of terrorism because of her faith. “I haven’t heard anything binding from leadership, which inContinue reading “AOC says Pelosi’s failure to sanction Boebert over Islamophobic attack on Ilhan Omar is ‘an embarrassment’”

‘Bad Politics, Bad Policy’: Sanders Slams House Democrats for Including Tax Cut for Rich in BBB

“The bottom line here is we have to help the middle class, not the 1%,” said the senator. Sen. Bernie Sanders warned late Thursday that a tax deduction that will disproportionately benefit wealthy Americans and that Democratic House leaders insisted on keeping in the Build Back Better Act will harm the party in upcoming elections,Continue reading “‘Bad Politics, Bad Policy’: Sanders Slams House Democrats for Including Tax Cut for Rich in BBB”

White House condemns Gosar video, Pelosi urges investigations

The White House and Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday condemned an anime video tweeted by Republican congressman Paul Gosar that depicted him swinging swords at President Joe Biden and killing Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “This should not be happening, and we should be condemning it,” White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said. House ofContinue reading “White House condemns Gosar video, Pelosi urges investigations”

Rep. Claudia Tenney calls Pope Francis a communist after he meets Nancy Pelosi

U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney called Pope Francis a communist on Sunday, a day after he met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Vatican. Tenney, R-New Hartford, tweeted a response to a photo of Pope Francis shaking hands with Pelosi in a private audience at the Vatican. “Just two communists,” Tenney wrote. When a Twitter user responded toContinue reading “Rep. Claudia Tenney calls Pope Francis a communist after he meets Nancy Pelosi”

Pressure mounts in Italy to dissolve neo-fascist group after riots

Italy’s government was under growing pressure on Monday to dissolve the Forza Nuova neo-fascist group involved in violent weekend protests against a government drive to make the COVID-19 “Green Pass” mandatory for all workers. Since its foundation in 1997, Forza Nuova has repeatedly been accused of using violence against immigrants and police. Along with theContinue reading “Pressure mounts in Italy to dissolve neo-fascist group after riots”

America’s billionaires pay an average income tax rate of just 8.2%, Biden administration says

The wealthiest 400 families in the United States are paying an average income tax rate of just 8.2%, according to a new analysis from the Biden administration. President Joe Biden and Democrats are pushing to raise taxes on the richest Americans as they look for ways to pay for their ambitious agenda, making its way through CongressContinue reading “America’s billionaires pay an average income tax rate of just 8.2%, Biden administration says”

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”

Psaki rejects GOP calls for Gen. Mark Milley’s dismissal, saying ‘many of them were silent’ as Trump ‘fomented an insurrection’

The White House defended Gen. Mark Milley as he’s faces criticism from Republicans for reports of his actions during the Trump administration’s last days. Biden has “has complete confidence in Chairman Milley.” A new report details that Milley spoke with a Chinese official without Trump’s knowledge, and potentially overstepped his role.  White House press secretaryContinue reading “Psaki rejects GOP calls for Gen. Mark Milley’s dismissal, saying ‘many of them were silent’ as Trump ‘fomented an insurrection’”

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