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April 15, 2021

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Senate votes to confirm Mallory to lead White House environmental council

Reuters
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted 53-45 to confirm Brenda Mallory as head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), a key role that is central to federal environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects and coordinating the administration’s environmental justice and climate change policies. Mallory......

Nevada Republican Party votes to censure GOP secretary of state

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi The Nevada Republican Central Committee voted on Saturday to censure Nevada GOP secretary of State Barbara Cegavske over claims she failed to prevent widespread voter fraud in the state during the 2020 presidential election. The Nevada Independent......

Schumer says Senate could pass an additional bill without GOP votes

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) touts Senate Democrats legislative accomplishments as he holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 25, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Pool | Reuters Democrats may have just gotten a boost......

Attorney general testifies Indiana will sue to protect the votes of Americans if bill passes

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita testified before a U.S. Senate committee this week, telling senators that Senate 1, the mammoth election bill, would increase voter fraud and rob states of their right and duty under the U.S. Constitution to......

House panel votes to repeal 19-year-old Iraq war authorization

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “There are continuing threats from Iranian-backed militants. There are threats from ISIS and al Qaeda. That said, the 2002 AUMF doesn’t help us deal with any of these threats,” Meeks said. “Our forces would stay under Iraq under the 2001......

Schumer tees up Senate votes on hate crimes, gun control, voting rights

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The hate crimes legislation Schumer is teeing up, authored by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), would appoint an official at the Justice Department to expedite review of such discriminatory crimes. The push comes after an Atlanta shooting that killed eight people,......

U.S. SEC directs ConocoPhillips, Occidental to hold shareholder votes on emissions targets: FT

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission logo adorns an office door at the SEC headquarters in Washington, June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst//File Photo/File Photo (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has directed ConocoPhillips and Occidental Petroleum Corp to hold shareholder votes on far-reaching new emissions targets,......

House Votes to Avert Deep Medicare Cuts to Pay for $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The House voted on Friday to avert an estimated $36 billion in cuts to Medicare next year and tens of billions more from farm subsidies and other social safety net programs, moving to stave off deep spending reductions that would otherwise be made to pay for the $1.9......

House Votes to Give Millions of Dreamers and Farmworkers a Path to Citizenship

New York Times
The Democratic-led House voted on Thursday to create a path to citizenship for an estimated four million undocumented immigrants, reopening a politically charged debate over the nation’s broken immigration system just as President Biden confronts a growing surge of migrants at the border. In a near party-line vote of 228......

U.S. corporate reformers face more fights to get proxy votes

Reuters
By Ross Kerber, Jody Godoy BOSTON / NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. corporations are fighting harder this year to keep activist shareholder proposals off the ballot at their annual meetings, partly because of a proliferation of investor demands for racial justice reforms. The trend shows the high stakes for the......

House GOP votes to reverse internal ban on earmarks

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — House Republicans voted Wednesday morning to reverse an internal ban on earmarks, which allow lawmakers to direct funding in spending legislation to pet projects, according to a Republican familiar with the vote. The Democratic majority in the......

Central African Republic votes amid tight security after December violence

Reuters
BANGUI (Reuters) – Central African Republic voted at heavily guarded polling stations in a second round of parliamentary elections on Sunday after rebel violence marred December’s polls. President Faustin-Archange Touadera greets supporters after highest court confirmed his re-election at his party headquarter in Bangui, Central Africa Republic, on January 18,......

New York college votes to let Giuliani keep honorary degree

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiLaurence Tribe: President or not, Trump can be made to pay for the Jan. 6 insurrection Newsmax anchor Greg Kelly to host New York radio show State sanctions Ukrainian billionaire over alleged corruption MORE, the......

Georgia House votes to repeal Civil War-era citizen’s arrest law a year after Ahmaud Arbery killed

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Georgia House of Representatives voted unanimously on Monday to repeal a citizen’s arrest law predating the Civil War, acting little more than a year after the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man pursued by armed White......

Opinion | With No Votes to Spare, Biden Gets a Win Obama and Clinton Would Have Envied

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Before you join the chorus, you might want to check in with the last two Democratic presidents. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both landed in office with much bigger majorities, and ended up taking it on the chin anyway. Despite......

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