Biden picks Karine Jean-Pierre to replace Jen Psaki as White House press secretary..

President Biden on Thursday announced that Karine Jean-Pierre will replace Jen Psaki as White House press secretary — becoming the first black and first openly gay person to hold the position. Jean-Pierre, 44, grew up in Queens and will replace Psaki on May 13 after working more than a year as a deputy press secretary. The outgoing press secretary tearfully called her successor to the White House briefing room podium on … Continue reading Biden picks Karine Jean-Pierre to replace Jen Psaki as White House press secretary..

Report: Supreme Court draft suggests Roe could be overturned

(AP) — A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report. A decision to overrule Roe would lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states and could have huge ramifications for this year’s elections. But it’s unclear if the draft represents the court’s final word … Continue reading Report: Supreme Court draft suggests Roe could be overturned

Madison Cawthorn Cited For Carrying Handgun Through Airport Security — Again..

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) was cited on a misdemeanor weapons charge for trying to bring a handgun through a security checkpoint at North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Tuesday, police said. The gun was a loaded Staccato C2 9 mm semi-automatic, Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC-TV reported, citing three unnamed sources. The weapon was found by TSA security screeners in a bag at the checkpoint, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police … Continue reading Madison Cawthorn Cited For Carrying Handgun Through Airport Security — Again..

2022 Primary Season Heats Up: 14 Races To Watch In May’s Elections

The 2022 midterm election season is kicking into high gear, with 13 states holding primary contests. It will be a big test of former President Donald Trump’s political strength, with a number of his endorsed candidates on the ballot ― and one facing multiple sexual assault allegations. On the Democratic side, there are several races across the country pitting progressive candidates against moderates. President Joe … Continue reading 2022 Primary Season Heats Up: 14 Races To Watch In May’s Elections

SAY WHAT!!! Tennessee Republican Suggests Books Deemed Inappropriate Should Be Burned

(AP) — Tennessee Republicans advanced legislation Wednesday that would place more scrutiny over what books are placed in public schools libraries, moments after the bill’s House sponsor said any inappropriate book should be burned. The measure is just one of several proposals introduced in Tennessee this year designed to impose more scrutiny and transparency in public school libraries amid a national spike in book challenges and bans. … Continue reading SAY WHAT!!! Tennessee Republican Suggests Books Deemed Inappropriate Should Be Burned

Judge finds Donald Trump in contempt in New York legal fight

(AP) — A New York judge found former President Donald Trump in contempt of court and set in motion $10,000 daily fines Monday for failing to adequately respond to a subpoena issued by the state’s attorney general as part of a civil investigation into his business dealings. Judge Arthur Engoron said a contempt finding was appropriate because Trump and his lawyers hadn’t shown they had … Continue reading Judge finds Donald Trump in contempt in New York legal fight

PRAYERS!! Long-serving Utah US Senator Orrin Hatch dies at age 88

(AP) — Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history who was a fixture in Utah politics for more than four decades, died Saturday at age 88. His death was announced in a statement from his foundation, which did not specify a cause. A staunch conservative on most economic and social issues, he also teamed with Democrats several times during his long career on … Continue reading PRAYERS!! Long-serving Utah US Senator Orrin Hatch dies at age 88

Supreme Court Denies Equal Rights To Puerto Ricans — Again

In an 8-1 vote, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a resident of Puerto Rico who was seeking to receive the same Supplemental Security Income payments he received when living on the U.S. mainland. Puerto Ricans and the residents of the four other overseas American territories of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands are American citizens (or American nationals in the … Continue reading Supreme Court Denies Equal Rights To Puerto Ricans — Again

Perils of Invisible Government

The American Rescue Plan is huge and yet little noticed. More than a decade ago, the political scientist Suzanne Mettler coined the phrase “the submerged state” to describe a core feature of modern American government: Many people don’t realize when they are benefiting from a government program. “Americans often fail to recognize government’s role in society, even if they have experienced it in their own … Continue reading Perils of Invisible Government