NC Democrats walk out as Republicans seat lawmaker who attended Jan. 6 Capitol riots

Most House Democrats left the chamber floor Monday night as the Republican majority seated the body’s newest member: A former Gaston County commissioner who attended the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots and said at the time he was “at the entrance when they breached the door.” Rep. Donnie Loftis, R-Gaston, replaces the late Dana Bumgardner in theContinue reading “NC Democrats walk out as Republicans seat lawmaker who attended Jan. 6 Capitol riots”

A Pentagon official said he resigned because US cybersecurity is no match for China, calling it ‘kindergarten level’

Nicolas Chaillan served as the US Air Force’s software chief and worked on Pentagon security. He quit in September and told the Financial Times last week that the US was far behind China on AI. “We have no competing fighting chance against China in fifteen to twenty years,” he said. A senior cybersecurity official at the PentagonContinue reading “A Pentagon official said he resigned because US cybersecurity is no match for China, calling it ‘kindergarten level’”

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz steps down amid corruption probe

Kurz denies wrongdoing and had said he was willing to keep governing with his coalition partner, the Greens. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Saturday he is stepping down after being placed under investigation on suspicion of corruption offenses, but he plans to stay on as the leader of his party and its top lawmakerContinue reading “Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz steps down amid corruption probe”

GOP Rep. Who Shared Claims of Tentacled Creatures in COVID Vaccines Quits Panels

A New Hampshire Republican who disseminated a document claiming COVID-19 vaccines contained tentacled creatures that enter the human body has resigned from two committees of the state’s legislature. State Representative Ken Wyler has stepped down as a member of the House Finance and Joint Legislative Fiscal committees following criticism from Republican Governor Chris Sununu and Democrats.Continue reading “GOP Rep. Who Shared Claims of Tentacled Creatures in COVID Vaccines Quits Panels”

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The Rise of Conservatism: Crash Course US History #41

In which John Green teaches you about the rise of the conservative movement in United States politics. So, the sixties are often remembered for the liberal changes that the decade brought to America, but lest you forget, Richard Nixon was elected to the presidency during the sixties. The conservative movement didn’t start with Nixon though.Continue reading “The Rise of Conservatism: Crash Course US History #41”

Missouri teacher resigns over Pride flag dispute after parent said the teacher could ‘teach their child to be gay’

Missouri teacher John Wallis resigned after he was threatened with termination for displaying a pride flag in his classroom. A parent complained about Wallis, saying he “would potentially teach their child to be gay,” NBC News reported. After resigning, Wallis filed a civil rights complaint for employment discrimination. A Missouri teacher resigned from his jobContinue reading “Missouri teacher resigns over Pride flag dispute after parent said the teacher could ‘teach their child to be gay’”

Japan PM Suga to resign as public, party support erodes over COVID response

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday expressed his intention to resign as mounting public criticism over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic and growing doubts among ruling Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers about his leadership have diminished his chances of winning a second term. With Suga’s decision not to run in the Sept. 29 LDP presidentialContinue reading “Japan PM Suga to resign as public, party support erodes over COVID response”

Cuomo resigns after probe finds he sexually harassed 11 women

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned from office Tuesday, one week after an investigation concluded that he had sexually harassed 11 women and retaliated against his accusers. At a press conference Tuesday, Cuomo announced that he would step down from the office. His resignation will be effective in 14 days. “The best way I canContinue reading “Cuomo resigns after probe finds he sexually harassed 11 women”

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