GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde and Capitol police officer Michael Fanone (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images) A DC Metropolitan Police officer is the latest to remind us that for many GOP members of Congress, support for law enforcement is conditioned on partisan loyalties. Michael Fanone, who was injured after being stun-gunned...
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Clyburn says new legislation to mark Juneteenth as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States gives him hope.
America watched as hordes of rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 6 — crushing through windows, pressing up stairways, and sending lawmakers and law enforcement running for their lives. The flood of protesters who streamed into the Capitol that day left federal authorities with an equally immense task: finding and charging those responsible.
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Joe Biden’s ongoing recovery from the trauma of the deaths of his first wife and youngest child have dramatically shaped his career, from the ways in which he speaks to crowds about grief and mourning to his views on healthcare.Though not unique to his brand of politicking, the president has famously framed his current ideas through the lens of his past.While out shopping just days before Christmas in 1972, his 30-year-old wife Neilia and 13-month-old daughter Naomi were killed in a car accident after a tractor-trailer carrying corn broadsided the family’s Chevrolet station wagon. Campaign literature featuring the young...
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UPDATE: The organizer of the planned Juneteenth celebration in Daphne tells FOX10 News the event has been postponed until July 3. Senators on Capitol Hill unanimously passing legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. The bill still needs to pass the House, before going to President Joe Biden’s desk. Juneteenth...
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Juneteenth bill sails through Congress but key legislation targeting racial inequity faces major obstacles
Legislation moved quickly through Congress this week to establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
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Montgomery County is holding an all-day Juneteenth Celebration Saturday at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. This year’s theme is Freedom at the Rock…Acknowledge, Educate, Celebrate. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the arts center at 12901 Town Commons Drive. The county’s 24th Juneteenth Celebration includes art, dance, music and an awards ceremony. The family-oriented event also features educational activities and food trucks.
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On Capitol Hill at the height of the pandemic, Rep. Jim McGovern could always be spotted wearing a black mask with the words "end hunger now!" in thick, white block letters.
Capitol Hill’s new Limited Edition Sushi will have nearly unlimited seating from your place to Cal Anderson Park
Portability is part of the deep history of sushi. Saki Tsukasaki’s soon to open Limited Edition Sushi on the edge of Cal Anderson Park will be a celebration of that mobile efficiency with “premium omakase” boxes to go. After months of watching the Seattle restaurants scene be upended and spun...
Biden administration officials are insisting that the recent inflation spike will be temporary, but political challenges are already emerging from the historically high price levels that have yet to show any signs of receding. Inflationary speed bumps are hitting the economy as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, causing anxiety...
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After the latest Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers are ready to move on from the Obamacare fight even as their party's state attorneys general vow to fight on. Although the Supreme Court ruled against the latest attempt by 18 Republican-led states to take down the...
With Florida tied for the most arrests stemming from the siege on the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist joined with Hillsborough County's top prosecutor Friday in calling for a bipartisan commission to investigate the state's links to the Jan. 6 event. Crist, a St. Petersburg Democrat and candidate for...
WASHINGTON (SBG) —The Delta variant originally identified in India is now being labeled by the CDC as a variant of concern. But how concerned should we be?. “If you are fully vaccinated, then just like all the previous variants, you’re protected. This variant seems to be more contagious and if you catch it then you’re more likely to get seriously ill, but if you’re fully vaccinated then you really don't need to worry,” said Dr. Jeffrey Singer to the national Desk’s James Rosen.
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With more than 600,000 Americans dead of COVID-19 and questions still raging about the origin of the virus and the government’s response, a push is underway on Capitol Hill and beyond for a full-blown investigation of the crisis by a national commission like the one that looked into 9/11. It...
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EXCLUSIVE: President Biden’s signing into law Juneteenth as a national holiday was met with praise, but attendees acknowledge more needs to be done. A majority of members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Black officials in the Biden administration, members of the civil rights community along with singer Usher Raymond were present at the White House on Thursday to witness the president sign Juneteenth into law as a federal holiday.
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“It’s about fairness,” John Boyd Jr., a farmer and fierce advocate, said.