Trump, right-wingers praise anti-vax Southwest pilots — who turn out to be imaginary

Ted Cruz tries to rewrite baseless claim about Southwest pilots — Trump claims they’re protesting “rigged” election Former President Trump and several right-wing Republican lawmakers claimed over the holiday weekend that hundreds of canceled and delayed Southwest Airlines flights resulted from pilots and other airline employees resisting vaccine mandates. But the airline, the pilots union and the FAA haveContinue reading “Trump, right-wingers praise anti-vax Southwest pilots — who turn out to be imaginary”

Texas removes suicide hotline from LGBTQ site because it could hurt GOP governor’s reelection

Greg Abbott’s primary opponent said it’s “offensive to see Greg Abbott use our tax dollars to advocate for transgender ideology,” because a state website linked an LGBTQ suicide hotline. It was promptly removed. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) quietly removed information intended to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicide from one ofContinue reading “Texas removes suicide hotline from LGBTQ site because it could hurt GOP governor’s reelection”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott orders a ban on all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law. The move comes as the Biden administration is set to issue rules requiring employers with more than 100 workers toContinue reading “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott orders a ban on all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state”

United Steelworkers accuse Exxon of union busting at Texas refinery

The labor union representing workers locked out of an Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) refinery on Friday accused the oil company of trying to “bust our union” by supporting efforts to officially remove the union with a decertification vote. Any vote would be tainted by “serious unfair labor practices,” the USW said in a statement that accused ExxonContinue reading “United Steelworkers accuse Exxon of union busting at Texas refinery”

Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.

Timothy Mellon is the Wyoming-based grandson of banking tycoon Andrew Mellon. He is responsible for nearly 98% of the donations to Texas’ border wall fund. An out-of-state billionaire who has previously bankrolled attempts to defend controversial immigration laws is responsible for nearly all the donations to Gov. Greg Abbott’s $54 million border wall fund. A member of oneContinue reading “Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.”

School Boards Are Begging the White House to Shield Them From Right-Wing Attacks

“Education leaders are under an immediate threat,” the National School Boards Association wrote in a letter to Joe Biden this week detailing incidents that have unfolded across the country. “Education leaders are under an immediate threat,” the National School Boards Association—the representative body for more than 90,000 school board members in the U.S.—wrote this weekContinue reading “School Boards Are Begging the White House to Shield Them From Right-Wing Attacks”

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U.S. judge blocks enforcement of near-total abortion ban in Texas

A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a near-total ban on abortion in Texas, the toughest such law in the United States, in a challenge brought by President Joe Biden’s administration after the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed it to go into effect. The action by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman in Austin prevents theContinue reading “U.S. judge blocks enforcement of near-total abortion ban in Texas”

Temple High students stage walkout after transgender student is denied access to female locker room

Video and pictures spread over social media depicting students protesting inside and outside of the school. Dozens of Temple High School students staged a protest Wednesday morning in support of a transgender student who was denied female bathroom and locker room privileges.  “I just wanted to help make a change. Do whatever I could,” saidContinue reading “Temple High students stage walkout after transgender student is denied access to female locker room”

QAnon Is Spreading a Fake Version of the Arizona Audit That Says Trump Won

The fake audit report contains the line “The election should not be certified, and the reported results are not reliable.” The conspiracy theories coming out of Arizona’s sham election audit have become so bad that even the company that ran the recount has been forced to debunk a fake audit report being boosted by someContinue reading “QAnon Is Spreading a Fake Version of the Arizona Audit That Says Trump Won”

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