Category: News & Politics

Muslim families hope to reunite following Biden’s travel ban repeal

Muslim Americans across the U.S. are celebrating President Biden’s day-1 reversal of former President Trump’s travel ban that targeted several Muslim-majority countries. The big picture: The repeal of what many critics called the “Muslim ban” renews hope for thousands of…

The cloudy science on school reopening during the pandemic

President Biden’s plan to accelerate the reopening of K-8 schools faces major challenges from a still out-of-control pandemic and more contagious coronavirus variants. Why it matters: The longer American kids miss in-person schooling, the further they fall behind. But the…

Wife of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny among more than 1,000 people arrested in nationwide protests – ABC News

Police have detained more than 2,000 people across Russia, including the wife of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, after protesters defied bitter cold and gathered in cities across Russia to demand the opposition figure’s release. Key points: At least 40,000…

To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence, Stop Using This Word Inside Your Head

When you’re faced with a difficult decision, stressful situation, or an upsetting event, how do you talk to yourself about it? Do you think things like this? “I’m so unhappy,” or “I just don’t know what to do.” If the answer is…

New UK Variant Of Coronavirus May Be More Deadly, Boris Johnson Reveals

The UK new variant of coronavirus that helped drive increased infections in December is thought to be more deadly, Boris Johnson has revealed. The prime minister told a Downing Street briefing: “We’ve been informed today that, in addition to spreading…

Democrats Threaten To Repeal Section 230 To Hold Parler Liable For Content

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Democrats Demand LESS Democracy

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Democrats signal the start of former US President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial is imminent – ABC News

The Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request for a delay. Key points: Republicans wanted a delay to give…

How Trump Can STOP Impeachment Conviction

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Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as first Black defense secretary

The Senate voted 93-2 on Friday to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) were the sole “no” votes. Why it matters: Austin is the first Black American to lead…

House will transmit article of impeachment to Senate on Monday, Schumer says

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the House will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump for “incitement of insurrection” on Monday. Why it matters: The Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1pm…

The Week the Trump Supporters Disappeared

As the new President took the oath of office on Wednesday, there were neither parties nor protests in the streets of Washington. Instead, there was mostly quiet, punctuated by the sirens of convoys careening around, the churn of helicopters overhead,…

Can Joe Biden Save American Catholicism from the Far Right?

A few hours after agitators incited by President Donald Trump breached the Capitol, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, addressed the reconvened representatives, along with a vast television audience. She denounced the “shameful attack on our democracy” and resolved…

GOP Rep. Andy Harris Tries To Bring Gun Into House Chamber

WASHINGTON ― New security measures outside the US House chamber prevented a Republican lawmaker from bringing a gun onto the House floor Thursday. Representative Andy Harris, who has repeatedly flouted the magnetometers that were installed near the House chamber after…