Manchin thought parents would spend child credit on drugs and use paid sick leave to go hunting, report says

Manchin’s remaks contradict his stated reasons for opposing the Biden administration’s $1.8trn social spending package Senator Joe Manchin’s publicly stated reasons for opposing President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act social spending package don’t match up with what he told senate colleagues behind closed doors, according to a new report which alleges that he believes Americans who receive governmentContinue reading “Manchin thought parents would spend child credit on drugs and use paid sick leave to go hunting, report says”

Schumer vows vote on Biden’s $1.75 trillion bill despite Manchin’s rejection

The U.S. Senate will vote early next year on President Joe Biden’s sweeping $1.75 trillion policy bill as well as on voting rights, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Monday, despite conservative Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled plans for both votes on Monday, the day after Manchin — who has stood asContinue reading “Schumer vows vote on Biden’s $1.75 trillion bill despite Manchin’s rejection”

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: We Are Beyond The Time For Something On Voting Rights To Pass – MSNBC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, responds to remarks from Sen. Manchin on BBB and why she calls for cracking down on the Senate and reforming rules.

Let’s talk about BBB, the GDP, and Manchin – Beau of the Fifth Column

The Trump administration made ‘deliberate efforts to undermine the nation’s coronavirus response for political purposes,’ report finds

A House committee released new evidence that Trump officials interfered with the US’s COVID response. Weakened CDC testing guidelines and blocked CDC briefings were among the committee’s findings. The report also said Trump “neglected the pandemic response” to “promote the Big Lie” of a stolen election. A new report from the House Committee on Oversight and ReformContinue reading “The Trump administration made ‘deliberate efforts to undermine the nation’s coronavirus response for political purposes,’ report finds”

Germany’s SPD votes to back ‘traffic light’ coalition with Greens, FPD – DW News

Germany’s Social Democrats have voted to back a coalition agreement with the Greens and the Free Democrats. The coalition is expected to be led by the SPD’s Olaf Scholz. The Greens and the FDP still need the final seal of approval from their members. Scholz could be sworn in as chancellor as early as nextContinue reading “Germany’s SPD votes to back ‘traffic light’ coalition with Greens, FPD – DW News”

Cornyn says he ‘would be surprised’ if GOP tries to unseat Sinema in 2024

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said he “would be surprised if Republicans tried to unseat” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) when she comes up for reelection in 2024, according to Politico. Politico added that Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) has repeatedly asked Sinema to join the GOP. But later on Wednesday, the Texas senator seemed to soften his stance. “I probably got out over myContinue reading “Cornyn says he ‘would be surprised’ if GOP tries to unseat Sinema in 2024”

Let’s talk about Bannon being indicted and the impacts – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about Trump’s week – Beau of the Fifth Column

Customs & Border Protection ordered to disclose social media surveillance rules

Department of Homeland Security agencies argued that disclosing information on their social media surveillance policies will help criminals circumvent the law. U.S. Customs and Border Protection cannot withhold information on its rules for authorizing agents to use fake identities and nongovernment accounts to spy on social media users, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Government lawyersContinue reading “Customs & Border Protection ordered to disclose social media surveillance rules”

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