Biden Meets Virtually With Mexican Leader on Immigration, CCP Virus, Climate Issues

President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador joined in a virtual bilateral meeting on Monday where the two leaders discussed immigration, commitments to combat the CCP virus pandemic, and explored areas of cooperation on climate issues. Lopez Obrador has been Mexico’s president since December 2018, limited to a single six-year term. “The… Continue reading Biden Meets Virtually With Mexican Leader on Immigration, CCP Virus, Climate Issues

Jim Jordan Urges Jerry Nadler to Combat the Rise of ‘Cancel Culture’ in America

The top Republican member on the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Monday called on the committee chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to hold a hearing to combat the rise of “cancel culture.” The phenomenon where an individual is ostracized or “canceled” from social or professional circles for expressing certain political views is… Continue reading Jim Jordan Urges Jerry Nadler to Combat the Rise of ‘Cancel Culture’ in America

Sanders Plans to Defy Parliamentarian and Force Vote on $15 Minimum Wage

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Monday that the Democrats should defy a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian and vowed to force a vote on to add the $15 minimum wage mandate back into the pandemic relief bill. Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough had ruled last week that the $15 minimum wage provision could not be… Continue reading Sanders Plans to Defy Parliamentarian and Force Vote on $15 Minimum Wage

Georgia House Passes Omnibus Election Reform Bill

Georgia’s House of Representatives passed an omnibus bill that would reform a range of election rules, including over absentee voting, voter ID for absentee voting, time limits for voting, and more. The 66-page bill, HB 513 (pdf) passed the Republican majority chamber on a party line vote of 97-72 and is headed to the state… Continue reading Georgia House Passes Omnibus Election Reform Bill

Texas Top Utility Regulator Quits in Fallout Over Blackouts

AUSTIN, Texas—Texas’s top utilities regulator resigned Monday in the widening fallout from blackouts triggered by an unusually heavy and widespread winter storm that left millions in the state without power and water for days. DeAnn Walker, the chairwoman of the Public Utility Commission, is the highest-ranking official to step down in the aftermath of one… Continue reading Texas Top Utility Regulator Quits in Fallout Over Blackouts

3 Dozen Cases of Spontaneous Miscarriages, Stillbirths Occurring After COVID-19 Vaccination

Thirty-four cases of pregnant women experiencing spontaneous miscarriages or stillbirths after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine have been submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is a passive reporting system that allows people to submit a report of an adverse event after vaccination and is run by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)… Continue reading 3 Dozen Cases of Spontaneous Miscarriages, Stillbirths Occurring After COVID-19 Vaccination