Trump Appeals Suspension to Rejoin Facebook, Instagram

Former President Donald Trump has submitted a statement of appeal to an oversight board funded by Facebook in a bid to rejoin the platform. The decision is expected to take around two and a half months. Former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who is a co-chair of the oversight board, told UK’s Channel 4 News… Continue reading Trump Appeals Suspension to Rejoin Facebook, Instagram

Schumer Calls for Democratic ‘Unity’ Despite Wage Hike Debate

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Feb. 23 called for unity within the Democratic Party amid clashes over whether an hourly minimum wage hike should be included as part of a COVID-19 relief bill. He emphasized in a conference call with Senate Democrats the importance of Democrats sticking together on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion… Continue reading Schumer Calls for Democratic ‘Unity’ Despite Wage Hike Debate

Conservative Groups to Start New Election Transparency Initiative

Two conservative groups, Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and American Principles Project (APP), announced on Tuesday in a joint statement that they will start a new election transparency initiative to be led by Ken Cuccinelli, former deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security under the Trump administration. “I’m proud to join SBA List… Continue reading Conservative Groups to Start New Election Transparency Initiative

Senate Leader Directs Lawmakers to Draft Bill to ‘Out-Compete’ China

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday he has directed lawmakers to draft a package of measures investing in cutting-edge technologies to “out-compete” China. The announcement comes as President Joe Biden has vowed to engage in “extreme” competition with the Chinese regime by boosting critical domestic sectors. Countering threats posed by Beijing also… Continue reading Senate Leader Directs Lawmakers to Draft Bill to ‘Out-Compete’ China

California Governor Signs $7.6 Billion Stimulus Package That Includes $600 Checks

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed a $7.6 billion COVID-19 relief package into law that includes a round of direct payments for certain people. Newsom, a Democrat, signed the package a day after the Democrat-controlled legislature passed it, and a week after he and legislative leaders reached an agreement on key provisions. “This $7.6… Continue reading California Governor Signs $7.6 Billion Stimulus Package That Includes $600 Checks

Senate Confirms Tom Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary

On Feb. 23, the U.S. Senate confirmed Tom Vilsack as secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). He has said he’s committed to advancing President Joe Biden’s climate agenda within the agricultural sector. He has also said he will prioritize nutrition equity and equity for farmers of color, echoing another of Biden’s top priorities,… Continue reading Senate Confirms Tom Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary

Catholic League Calls Equality Act ‘Most Comprehensive Assault on Christianity Ever Written Into Law’

The president of a Catholic civil rights organization on Feb. 22 released a scathing rebuke of the so-called Equality Act introduced by Democrats, saying it promotes “the most comprehensive assault on Christianity ever written into law.” Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, said in the release that the “patently… Continue reading Catholic League Calls Equality Act ‘Most Comprehensive Assault on Christianity Ever Written Into Law’

Ex-Capitol Police Chief: Intel Indicated Antifa, Proud Boys, Other Groups Would Join on Jan. 6

Former Capitol Police Chief Sund said that a pre-Jan. 6 intelligence assessment suggested that Antifa, Proud Boys, and extremist groups would partake in the Jan. 6 event in Washington. “The assessment indicated that members of the Proud Boys, white supremacist groups, Antifa, and other extremist groups were expected to participate in the January 6th event… Continue reading Ex-Capitol Police Chief: Intel Indicated Antifa, Proud Boys, Other Groups Would Join on Jan. 6

Biden Brings Aggressive Gun Control Plans, Where Trump Supported 2nd Amendment

Now that he’s in office, President Joe Biden has yet to unveil details of his gun control agenda, but his comments on the campaign trail and since then suggest it will be ambitious. For example, a month into his term, the Democratic chief executive is considering requiring purchasers of homemade firearms that lack serial numbers… Continue reading Biden Brings Aggressive Gun Control Plans, Where Trump Supported 2nd Amendment