Mask face-off: Rand Paul spars with Dr. Fauci at Senate hearing

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) picked a fight with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday, accusing the infectious diseases expert and others who wear masks after being vaccinated against the coronavirus of doing so for “theater.” During a Senate hearing, Paul, an eye doctor, questioned recommendations from health specialists that people who have the vaccine should continue to wear face coverings in public. “You’ve been vaccinated and … Continue reading Mask face-off: Rand Paul spars with Dr. Fauci at Senate hearing

Black History Facts: Barbara C. Jordan

Texas congresswoman Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) rose to the national stage from Houston’s largely African American Fifth Ward, becoming a public defender of the U.S. Constitution and a leading presence in Democratic Party politics for two decades. She was the first Black woman elected to the Texas state senate and the first Black Texan in Congress. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, she gave … Continue reading Black History Facts: Barbara C. Jordan

Lawmakers say they plan to investigate how law enforcement handled mob storming Capitol

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, said her committee will work to review the police response. WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are vowing an investigation into how law enforcement handled Wednesday’s violent breach at the Capitol, questioning whether a lack of preparedness allowed a mob to occupy and vandalize the building. U.S. Capitol Police, who are charged with protecting Congress, turned to other law … Continue reading Lawmakers say they plan to investigate how law enforcement handled mob storming Capitol

Police evacuate area near Capitol as pro-Trump protesters storm barricades

The U.S. Capitol Police said they were evacuating areas near the Capitol as pro-Trump protesters attempted to storm barricades set up outside the perimeter of the complex and law enforcement were seen trying to push them back.  The Library of Congress, located directly across the street from the main Capitol building, was evacuated and people were told to remain calm and move in a safe … Continue reading Police evacuate area near Capitol as pro-Trump protesters storm barricades

Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies after Covid diagnosis

Luke Letlow, a Republican elected U.S. representative to Louisiana’s 5th district, was 41 years old. A U.S. Congressman-elect from Louisiana who was 41 years old died Tuesday evening from complications of Covid-19, his spokesman announced Tuesday night. Luke Letlow, a Republican, was elected as U.S. representative for Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District in a December runoff. Letlow spokesman Andrew Bautsch confirmed the congressman-elect’s death at Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport … Continue reading Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies after Covid diagnosis

HBO’s ‘The Swamp’ misdiagnoses Congress. Republicans are the problem, not lobbyists.

The new HBO documentary “The Swamp” believes Congress is broken because of the corrupting effects of money and a lack of bipartisan compromise. It’s a familiar argument and one that, while well-intentioned, is wrong. The Democrats are imperfect in many ways, but the nation’s main problem is not lobbyist-fueled gridlock. It’s a GOP that has become far more focused on harming Americans than helping them. By arguing this is a … Continue reading HBO’s ‘The Swamp’ misdiagnoses Congress. Republicans are the problem, not lobbyists.