Congress & CourtsPosted byKnowhere News
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday handed down a decision freeing President Joe Biden to replace the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and issued another ruling restricting union organizers’ access to farmworkers.
U.S. PoliticsPosted byThe Hill
As a rebuke to China’s human rights abuses against its Uyghur Muslim population, the Biden administration is expected to announce a ban on Thursday on some solar goods made in the Xinjiang region, Bloomberg reported. Muslim minorities like the Uyghurs live in the Xinjiang region and have been subjected torture...
Presidential ElectionNBC News
As crime rates rise across America, President Biden released plans today for five new strike forces to deal with firearms trafficking. Included in his plan: hiring more police officers and bringing violence intervention programs to 15 cities.
Washington, DCPosted byPOLITICO
Lawmakers and activists have begun going after the president directly, after failures on voting rights and amid prolonged infrastructure negotiations.
MINOT, N.D. – At least 65% of adults in the U.S. have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC. But now, a new variant of the virus is starting to make its way across the country. The CDC estimates that roughly 10% of U.S....
Montana StatePosted byDaily Montanan
The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday announced a $3.4 million grant aiding in a Montana State University microbiologist’s efforts to better understand how certain microbes can “bio-mine” economically significant materials from pyrite, more popularly known as “fool’s gold.” The grant is part of the DOE’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, which […] The post MSU microbiologist gets $3.4M federal grant to study ‘bio-mining’ from fool’s gold appeared first on Daily Montanan.
U.S. PoliticsPosted byPennLive.com
An Indiana woman on Wednesday became the first defendant to be sentenced in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and avoided time behind bars, while a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty in a conspiracy case and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a major step forward for the massive investigation.
Congress & CourtsPosted byReuters
BRASÍLIA, June 23 (Reuters) - A Brazilian Senate committee on Wednesday formally approved a request to call representatives of Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook (FB.O) and Twitter (TWTR.N) to testify in an ongoing probe into the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senators want to look into what role the...
Nashville, TNPosted byWhiskey Riff
Brad Paisley Says Getting Vaccinated Is “Most Patriotic” Thing, Blames “Hollywood Elite” For Reluctance
Ol’ Brad Paisley is weighing in on the vaccine debate. Yesterday, Brad Paisley joined the First Lady Jill Biden at Ole Smoky Distillery in downtown Nashville for a quick concert and pop-up vaccine clinic. According to The Tennessean, only about 10 people showed up to receive vaccines and Jill was booed when mention of Tennessee being one of the lowest-vaccinated states in the country. “Well, you are booing yourselves.” Approximately 41% of Tennesseans have received at least one dose of a […] The post Brad Paisley Says Getting Vaccinated Is “Most Patriotic” Thing, Blames “Hollywood Elite” For Reluctance first appeared on Whiskey Riff.
Presidential ElectionPosted byPOLITICO
“We’re not changing the Constitution. We’re enforcing it,” the president said of his administration’s actions to go after rogue dealers amid a rise in mass shootings.
California StatePress Democrat
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California agriculture businesses that objected to a state regulation giving unions access to farm property in order to organize workers. As a result of the ruling, the businesses' attorney said, California will have to modify or abandon the regulation put in...
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The US Food and Drug Administration will add a warning to the Covid vaccines produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna about rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults, the agency announced on Wednesday. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory groups, meeting to discuss reported cases of...
Joe Biden has announced Claire Cronin as his nominee for the position of US ambassador to Ireland. Ms Cronin is a representative and majority leader in the state legislature of Massachusetts. She is also a lawyer, and campaigned for President Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Irish broadcaster RTÉ reported...
U.S. PoliticsPosted byKGUN 9 On Your Side
President Joe Biden will nominate Cindy McCain as U.S. representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, the White House said Wednesday, a position that will come with the rank of ambassador.
Congress & CourtsPosted byPennLive.com
Republican lawmakers are moving forward with Plegislation that would require voters to show identification every time they go the polls. The state Senate on Wednesday voted 30-20 to approve a GOP-proposed amendment that seeks to enshrine that requirement in the state constitution. All 28 Republican senators supported the measure, as did Democratic Sen. Lisa Boscola of Lehigh County and independent Sen. John Yudichak of Luzerne County.
U.S. PoliticsPosted byReuters
WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Cindy McCain, widow of the late Republican Senator John McCain, to be U.S. representative to the United Nations agencies for food and agriculture, the White House said. Biden also nominated Jack Markell, the former Democratic governor of his home...
Presidential ElectionPosted byABC News
Declaring that the federal government was “taking on the bad actors doing bad things to our communities,” President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a series of efforts to stem a rising national tide of violent crime
U.S. PoliticsPosted byTIME
Moon Jae-in can still hear the roar today. South Korea’s President had been seated next to Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium on Sept. 19, 2018, for the close of the Mass Games when North Korea’s leader beckoned him up to the dais. Beneath a vast collage calling for Korea to “unite the strength of the entire people,” Moon urged the 150,000-strong crowd to “hasten a future of common prosperity and reunification,” while revelers brandished white flags with powder blue outlines of a unified Korean Peninsula. For Moon, it was a transformative experience. The North Koreans’ “eyes and attitudes” showed that they “strongly aspire for peace,” he tells TIME. “I could see for myself that North Korea has completely changed … and is doing everything possible to develop.”
Mental HealthPosted byThe Hill
35 percent of students who are in debt have stopped repaying their loans. 58 percent said they changed their spending habits due to COVID-19. 44.8 percent of Americans believe President Biden will make good on his promise on forgiving $10K. In response to the pandemic, 35 percent of students who...