Sen. Bernie Sanders says ‘the very fabric of American democracy is in danger’ if progressive priorities are left out of Biden’s social-spending bill

Sanders said progressive priorities in the “Build Back Better” plan were crucial to US democracy. If they don’t pass, “the very fabric of American democracy is in danger,” he told reporters. Democrats are still trying to come to an agreement over the social-spending bill. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the progressive firebrand and chairmanContinue reading “Sen. Bernie Sanders says ‘the very fabric of American democracy is in danger’ if progressive priorities are left out of Biden’s social-spending bill”

Ted Cruz Defends Parents Doing Nazi Salutes at School Board Meetings

“My God! A parent did a Nazi salute at a school board because they thought the policies were oppressive,” Cruz mockingly declared before noting it’s protected speech. During a fiery Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at one point defended parents throwing up Nazi salutes at school board meetings. Cruz, along withContinue reading “Ted Cruz Defends Parents Doing Nazi Salutes at School Board Meetings”

Brazil Senate report backs criminal charges against Bolsonaro

Report recommends that president be indicted for nine crimes related to his handling of the pandemic that killed more than 600,000 people. A Brazilian Senate investigative committee has approved a report that calls for President Jair Bolsonaro to be indicted for nine crimes related to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, including crimes against humanity.Continue reading “Brazil Senate report backs criminal charges against Bolsonaro”

Let’s talk about Biden shifting on the filibuster – Beau of the Fifth Column

Joe Manchin Threatens To Leave The Democratic Party According To Report – The Rational National

According to a new report, Senator Joe Manchin is threatening to leave the Democratic Party.

Senate Republicans again block sweeping voting rights bill

Party-line vote will significantly increase pressure on Democrats to do away with the filibuster Senate Republicans again blocked a sweeping voting rights bill on Wednesday, a move that will significantly increase pressure on Democrats to do away with the filibuster, a Senate rule that has stymied the most significant priorities in Congress. The vote was 49-51Continue reading “Senate Republicans again block sweeping voting rights bill”

Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity, inquiry finds

Brazilian president savaged for ‘macabre’ and ‘slovenly’ response to Covid pandemic and ‘deliberate neglect’ of Indigenous people Jair Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity and jailed for his “macabre” reaction to a Covid outbreak that has killed more than 600,000 Brazilians, including a disproportionate number of Indigenous citizens, a congressional inquiry has found. TwoContinue reading “Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity, inquiry finds”

Let’s talk about Manchin selling out coal miners – Beau of the Fifth Column

Sen. Manchin Said To Oppose Key Climate Provision In Budget Bill – MSNBC

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., has told the White House he opposes the clean electricity program, according to sources, and Manchin’s vote is key to the bill passing. The Morning Joe panel discusses.

Brazil pandemic probe to recommend Bolsonaro face 11 criminal charges, senator says

A Brazilian Senate probe into the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic will recommend in its final report due next week that President Jair Bolsonaro face 11 criminal charges, the senator leading the inquiry said on Friday, though it remains highly unlikely that he will face a trial on any such charges. Renan Calheiros saidContinue reading “Brazil pandemic probe to recommend Bolsonaro face 11 criminal charges, senator says”

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