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”

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”

Republican Leader Could Be Prosecuted For Threatening Telecom Companies – Farron Balanced

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy might be in more trouble than we realized after he threatened to punish telecom companies who comply with records requests from the January 6th Committee. It turns out that McCarthy might be one of the people targeted in the requests, which would make his threat against the companies even moreContinue reading “Republican Leader Could Be Prosecuted For Threatening Telecom Companies – Farron Balanced”

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’”

Republican lawmakers caught laughing while thanking Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for keeping the filibuster alive

A newly-released video catches GOP lawmakers praising Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) for effectively blocking President Biden’s agenda by refusing to abolish the filibuster, even going so far as to ask conservative activists to “flood” the Democratic centrists with “messages of gratitude,” Insider reported on Friday. The video, taken by Democratic activist Lauren Windsor atContinue reading “Republican lawmakers caught laughing while thanking Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for keeping the filibuster alive”

Let’s talk about Chip Roy’s 18 months of nothing getting done – Beau of the Fifth Column

GOP senator caught mouthing that climate crisis is ‘bulls***’

Johnson refers to conservative British climate crisis denier Lord Christopher Monckton before mouthing the expletive A US senator has denied being a “climate change denier” after he was caught on camera telling a private gathering of Republicans that the climate crisis was “bulls***”. In the video, first reported by CNN, GOP senator Ron Johnson refersContinue reading “GOP senator caught mouthing that climate crisis is ‘bulls***’”

In Leaked Video, GOP Congressman Admits His Party Wants Chaos and Obstruction

Newly leaked video footage of a recent event hosted by the right-wing group Patriot Voices shows Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas openly admitting that his party wants “18 more months of chaos and the inability to get stuff done” as President Joe Biden, a bipartisan group of senators, and congressional Democrats work to pass climateContinue reading “In Leaked Video, GOP Congressman Admits His Party Wants Chaos and Obstruction”

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