A bit of #Congress leads away from path but a lot brings it closer.
#UK #BBC #News website page for North America has plenty about #HunterBiden, but #Congress holding up aid to #Ukraine is much more important to the British audience: the #Republicans are surrendering to #Putin, and #Europe can no longer depend on #America for our #defence
The fact that Congress’s vote share was by and large intact between 2018 and 2023 means that at least at the macro level, its voters did not desert it for BJP.
Donor Ross Stevens 'appalled' by Penn President Elizabeth Magill's stance on antisemitism said to pull $100m donation following her congressional testimony.
"In an email, seen by the BBC, Mr Stevens said: 'I have clear grounds to rescind Penn's $100 million of Stone Ridge shares due to the conduct of President Magill.'"
US House censures Representative Jamaal Bowman amidst political strife https://noah-news.com/gb/en/politics/2023/12/08/us-house-censures-representative-jamaal-bowman-amidst-political-strife #JamaalBowman #USpolitics #Congress
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Says He’d Close Crypto Down if He Were the Government - JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told U.S. senators in a congressional hearing that ... - https://news.bitcoin.com/jpmorgan-ceo-jamie-dimon-says-hed-close-crypto-down-if-he-were-the-government/ #cryptocelebrities #cryptocurrency #cryptolaws #jamiedimon #featured #congress #jpmorgan #crypto
POL-ICYMI: BETTER BALLOTS: Voting for the person you hate the least is absurd when you could so easily vote for all the candidates you approve of, perhaps even in order. The SATURDAY KEYSTONE lands this week’s flight of articles on replacing Plurality Voting with either Approval, Ranked-Choice, or STAR voting. We've invented a nonpartisan scoring system for private and public sector solutions. May the best ideas win. https://policykeys.com/publicpolicyblog/better-ballots-are-the-keystone-to-saving-our-democratic-republic/?utm_source=flipboard&utm_content=PolicyKeys%2Fmagazine%2FPolicyKeys%3A+Where+Can+We+Agree%3F #politics #nonpartisan #congress
POL-ICYMI: Where did BETTER BALLOTS land on the US PUBLIC POLICY LEADERBOARD? Welcome to SUPERMAJORITY SUNDAY, when we update the Sweet Sixteen and the Voting Reform standings. We've invented a nonpartisan scoring system to make dry public policy more like watching the big game in a sports bar. "May the best ideas win," says the leader-bard. https://policykeys.com/publicpolicyblog/supermajority-sunday-better-ballots-and-the-us-public-policy-leaderboard-49/?utm_source=flipboard&utm_content=PolicyKeys%2Fmagazine%2FPolicyKeys%3A+Where+Can+We+Agree%3F Where can we agree? (Why don't you want to know?) is our anthem #politics #nonpartisan #congress
#NassauCounty and #QueensCounty leaders gathered on Thursday and voted for Suozzi, who was widely expected to emerge as the party’s nominee. He previously represented the competitive 3rd District, which is based on #LongIsland, before leaving #Congress last year to wage an unsuccessful run for governor. »
Share the Love (& Wealth): Which Odd Couples are for and against indexing Members of Congress (MoC) stock trades to guide the Social Security Fund's investments in US companies? MoC have inside information the public doesn't have. They are elected to serve us, not just feather their own nests. Welcome to POLITICALLY STRANGE BEDFELLOW WEDNESDAY. Check out the SHARED FATE STOCK ACT nonpartisan stats. https://policykeys.com/publicpolicyblog/odd-couples-hookup-for-and-against-the-shared-fate-stock-trading-act/?utm_source=flipboard&utm_content=PolicyKeys%2Fmagazine%2FPolicyKeys%3A+Where+Can+We+Agree%3F Where can we agree? #politics #nonpartisan #congress #potus
Does any work occur that helps the American people?
Did #congress #censure members who took part in an insurrection to overthrow an election? Took militant Three Percenters on tours? Worked with fake electors to defraud the US?
#Bowman was wrong but what happened to equal justice?
"Elite colleges scramble to backtrack after evading questions about antisemitism"
"Their answers were met with intense criticism, and billionaire Bill Ackman has even called for the three presidents to 'resign in disgrace' following the hearing."
Jan 6th *was* an "inside job"
we were lucky that the executors of the #coup attempt were bumbling idiots & that enough *actual* Patriots showed courage, held the line
Trump's #Russian J6 coup attempt FAILED
Antisemitism on campus ignites fiery Congressional hearing https://noah-news.com/gb/en/news/2023/12/07/antisemitism-on-campus-ignites-fiery-congressional-hearing #antisemitism #university #Congress
As It Happened: Harvard President Claudine Gay Testifies Before Congress on Antisemitism
Currently 2 available, soon maybe another 2, 175 EUR each, the price we bought them for.
#udhavthakkarey #udhavthakrey #UdhavThackeray #Udhav #Shivsena #shivsenamaharashtra #shivsenauddhavbalasahebthackeray #PoliticalNews #political #Alliance #AllianceNews #Opposition #OppositionLeader #OppositionParties #OppositionAlliance #IndianNationalCongress #indiannationalcongressparty #CongressParty #Congress #OppositionLeaders #Tmc #TMCWestBengal #BspIndia #rjd #jdu #congress #aap #aamaadmiparty #samajwadiparty #ncp #nationalcongressparty #indiavsnda #ndavsindia
तेलंगाना में आज से कांग्रेस सरकार, रेवंत रेड्डी संभालेंगे राज्य की बागडोर, पार्टी के कई दिग्गज नेता शपथ ग्रहण में रहेंगे मौजूद
#Telangana #RevanthReddy #SoniaGandhi #Congress #LBStadium #Hyderabad #PragatiBhawan #dwsamachar
T.S. Eliot - The Hollow Men
This is the way the world ends,
this is the way the world ends,
this is the way the world ends,
not with a bang but a whimper.
#republicans #congress #SCOTUS #trump #alito #thomas #musk #mikejohnson #ramaswamy #desantis #abbott #texas #florida #vote #voteblue #election #fascism #authoritarianism #democracy #elitism #equality
U.S. military aid to Ukraine faces hurdle amid Congressional division https://noah-news.com/gb/en/politics/2023/12/07/us-military-aid-to-ukraine-faces-hurdle-amid-congressional-division #Ukraine #USmilitaryaid #Congress
Two dangerous bills in #Congress take aim at #Palestine solidarity
In a dangerous precedent, [US House] passed a controversial bill equating anti-Zionism with antisemitism. Pro-#Israel lawmakers quickly followed with a bill to establish a congressional commission aimed at Palestine solidarity.
“The question ‘Are you now or have you ever been a supporter of Palestinian rights’ may well come to haunt American history just as McCarthy did.”
House Committee passes bill to ‘preserve U.S. leadership’ in blockchain - The pro-crypto bill is one of many before Congress that aims to promote ... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/blockchain-promoting-bill-passes-us-house-committee #blockchainbill #blockchainlaw #cryptolaws #congress #ushouse #us
#Ramaswamy doesn't understand checks and balances.
#Congress _created_ those "three letter agencies" and literally gave them the authority to make regulations.
Yes, the president has some influence on how those agencies operate, but you can't just get rid of the #IRS or others with the stroke of a pen.
Holy delusions of grandeur Batman!
The only thing McCarthy accomplished was being the weakest Speaker of The House in history.
“No matter the odds, or personal cost, we did the right thing,” McCarthy wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed about his time in Congress and retirement.
POL-ICYMI: Want to balance the scale? Members of Congress (MOC) trade stocks with information unavailable to the public. Don't stop them. Join them with the new Shared FATE STOCK Act. Welcome to TIEBREAKER TUESDAY. The Social Security Fund would invest 25% of its assets in MoC-indexed long-term trades for the fund's long-term liquidity and your secure retirement. https://policykeys.com/publicpolicyblog/balancing-the-scale-rulers-and-the-ruled/?utm_source=flipboard&utm_content=PolicyKeys%2Fmagazine%2FPolicyKeys%3A+Where+Can+We+Agree%3F Where can we agree? #politics #nonpartisan #congress #SocialSecurityFund
Raise ur hand if you believe evry member of #congress who stoked the fire of sedition must be removed from my bouncy castle. 🖐️
Republicans on Wed blocked an emergency spending bill to fund the #war in #Ukraine, demanding strict new #border restrictions in exchange & jeopardizing Pres #Biden's push to replenish the war chests of American #allies before the end of the year.
Pro-Blockchain Bill Clears Hurdle in U.S. House - Another crypto bill has cleared the goal posts of a committee in the U.S. House of Repres... - https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2023/12/06/pro-blockchain-bill-clears-hurdle-in-us-house/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=headlines #houseenergyandcommercecommittee #departmentofcommerce #regulations #legislation #blockchain #congress #policy #news
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Rashid Al Khaldi highlighted the intentions of both Israel and the United States to forcibly relocate a significant number of Gazans to Egypt. This assertion was based on evidence from a budget request presented to Congress on October 20th, where provisions for relocating individuals from Gaza were outlined by the United States government.
#Trump had summoned his supporters to Washington for a “wild” protest against his loss in the 2020 presidential election. During a speech that day, he urged the crowd to “fight like hell” and to go to the Capitol, where lawmakers were certifying the electoral college results. McCarthy spoke with Trump by phone during the riot and pleaded with him to call off his mob.
#KevinMcCarthy, the most ineffectual Speaker of the House in modern history and the first to be thrown out by his own party, is leaving #Congress altogether. Will anyone even notice? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/dec/06/kevin-mccarthy-resign-congress-house-speaker
U.S. Eastern Standard Time is bonkers. For where I live, it means sunrise is before 8 AM and sunset is before 5 PM. If foolish #congress could get off their asses and pass the Sunshine Protection Act that passed the #senate **unanimously**, East Coast States could maybe keep us on Eastern Daylight Time, which would make sunrise before 9 AM and sunset before 6 PM.
I'd much rather go to work in the dark than drive home in the dark.
Former speaker Kevin McCarthy will retire from Congress at end of year
Kevin #McCarthy to resign from #Congress at end of December https://www.axios.com/2023/12/06/kevin-mccarthy-congress-retire-speaker?utm_campaign=editorial&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
〝The bottom line is that harassment is a pattern of targeted behavior. For example, it’s hard to see how the single utterance Rep. Elise Stefanik asked about during the hearing — no matter how offensive — would qualify given this pervasiveness requirement.〞
Rajasthan verdict in 30 charts: Poll was closer than results showed, Congress held on to vote share
The BJP gained 42 seats but with a mere 3% increase in vote share, indicating that local dynamics are important and welfare promises can only go so far, writes Gilles Verniers,
Congress unhappy with Left campaign dissuading Rahul Gandhi from contesting in Wayanad
The party has upped the ante in Parliament with repeated attacks on the functioning of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s government.
In the meantime, #McCarthy’s departure will further narrow a fractious #Republican *majority* in the #House at a time when the chamber faces major decisions on #government spending & foreign #aid.
McCarthy’s term was set to end in January 2025. He represents #California’s 20th District, which covers much of the state’s Central Valley.
Rep Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the fmr #House #speaker who was ousted from his position in Oct in a revolt by hard-right members, will not seek reelection to his congressional seat & will retire from Congress at the end of this month, he announced Wed.
“I have decided to depart the House at the end of this year to serve America in new ways. I know my work is only getting started,” #McCarthy said in a WSJ op-ed.
A special election to fill the #House seat vacated after Rep George Santos (R-#NY) was expelled from #Congress will be held on Feb. 13, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) announced on Tues.
Whoever wins the special election will serve the rest of Santos’s term, which ends in January 2025.
#House #Speaker #MikeJohnson on Tues promised a floor vote to authorize a formal #impeachment inquiry against President #Biden, hoping to provide legal heft to an investigation that has been underway for months but has so far failed to prove #Republicans’ claims that Mr. Biden accepted bribes.
#HouseRepublicans #MAGA #Politics #Congress #GOP #PostFact #PostTruth #Propaganda #Disinformation #illiberalism
When people pay for security personnel, that's not "help" to security personnel: it is an #investment in their own safety.
When a country pays for police, #defence and intelligence services, that's not "help" for those departments: it is an investment in regional and national security.
"47% of Former Members indicated that they or their families received threats while in Congress, with the frequency increasing to 69% for Former Members who are woman and/or people of color."
Zelensky to address #US senators amid push to secure aid package
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that President #Zelenskyy will address U.S. senators by video on Dec. 5 as efforts intensify to secure a $105 billion aid package, the Associated Press reported on Dec. 4
"As research director of #Harvard Kennedy School projects delving into mis- and #disinformation on #SocialMedia platforms, Donovan had raised millions in grants, testified before #Congress & been a frequent commentator on #tv, often faulting #internet companies for profiting from the spread of divisive falsehoods.
Respecting free speech defends individual rights and lets people show us who they are.
I am sure they have not envisioned the self-consuming shit show they have become
One of the reasons #Santos lasted this long is knowing what his fellow 'representatives' do all day.
imo, if he drags any of the ENDEMIC & BIPARTISAN #InsiderTrading, #SexualAbuse, & corruption into the light of day, it's a way God can redeem the stench his brief tenure uncorked in the halls of #Congress
'As folks move forward in solidarity with Palestinians, either as individuals, small groups, or within organizations, we hope you ask yourself how you will hold the elected officials accountable who have authored the deaths of thousands of loved ones. You only need to ask yourself a few guiding questions: if I continue to vote and donate to the politicians who have enabled this genocide, what happens to Palestine? If I don’t pressure my friends around me to move boldly to hold decision-makers to account, what happens to Palestine? If I allow organizations to prioritize access to power over Palestinian life, what will happen to Palestine? '
To ‘push them left’ we will need more than protests
Following the passage of H.R. 888 it is clear that organizers and activists will have to adopt new strategies to hold elected officials accountable.
Donald Trump is not entitled to absolute presidential immunity against criminal charges over his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, a federal judge ruled, saying the office doesn’t come with a "lifelong ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ pass.” https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/12/02/world/politics/trump-immunity-denied-election/?utm_content=bufferfbf7f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #worldnews #politics #capitolriot #washington #donaldtrump #congress #2020uspresidentialelection #joebiden
News at 9AM: Qatar mediated in the Israel-Hamas negotiations, but a seven-day truce has ended. The BBC special covers the negotiations and hostage releases, with 110 Israeli and 240 Palestinian prisoners freed. Child hostages face lasting trauma. Palestinian detainees claim abuse by #Israel; UN experts condemn it. George #Santos is expelled from #Congress, and world leaders meet in #Dubai for the COP28 #climate summit to discuss food's impact on climate change. #BBC #News
Good morning. It's 6AM, Saturday, 2nd December. The headlines: The seven-day truce between #Israel and #Hamas has ended, with Israeli military operations resuming in #Gaza. During the ceasefire, Israel released 240 Palestinian prisoners, who now allege abuse. Qatar played a key role in the negotiations. George #Santos has been expelled from #Congress, facing multiple federal charges. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the US Supreme Court, has passed away at 93. #BBC #News
Good riddance! George Santos expelled. "He is the first person to be expelled from the House w/o first being convicted of a fed crime or supporting the Confederacy."
@RickiTarr Cripe, I’ve had so many careers - US Senate press secretary, talk show producer, news reporter, documentary producer, singer/comedian, podcast producer, historian, author, museum exhibit researcher. I studied history and what was called “broadcast journalism.” So I *guess* that’s *mostly* what I studied to be. But I fell into some awesome stuff out of the blue. Congress because I wanted to. Comedy because of #Congress. Singing because of #comedy. Wonderful life so far.
Almost half of Americans, 45%, believe the U.S. is sending too much aid to #ukraine
38% say the US is sending the right amount, 14% say too little.
Seit 01.01.2019 ist das Veranstaltungsticket ein offizielles Angebot der Deutschen Bahn, welches auch in den Beförderungsbedingungen codifiziert wurde. Daher werden ab sofort bei Fahrscheinkontrollen auch die Voraussetzungen zum Erwerb eines Veranstaltungstickets geprüft!
The state of #abortion #rights across the U.S. remains bleak more than a year without #Roe. Come 2024, the threat of a national abortion ban looms if Republicans take #Congress and the #whitehouse Running on abortion—and exposing #Republicans’ lies—could be a deciding factor in preventing such an outcome.
"Amid a torrent of legal threats, #Biden has repeatedly called on #Congress to pass a comprehensive bill that sets the rules for when & how companies can charge extra fees. But even some of the more #popular, bipartisan efforts to promote price transparency have faltered in an ever-divided, heavily lobbied #Capitol...
Biden has tried... to pressure companies into changing their practices even without new legislation."
This Mother Jones reporter asked wonderfully thoughtful questions about the meaning, importance, & history of this week's congressional mayhem.
Perhaps most important: it's a sign of weakness.
A sign that we should stand up & resist in the name of democracy.
11-16-23 Nicole Sandler Show – Thursdays with Howie Klein
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George Santos will not run for re-election, MAGA Mike averted a government shutdown, temporarily, but only thanks to Democrats, Tuberville is certifiable and more from Howie Klein at DownWithTyranny.com today.
A bipartisan ethics report concludes there is “substantial evidence” that U.S. Rep. George Santos violated federal criminal laws, which will almost certainly trigger another attempt to expel him from the House.
Politico reports the embattled Congressman allegedly "spent campaign funds on Botox treatments and lavish Atlantic City trips with his husband."
#SamCast for 11/16/23
1. #Gaza Israel signals wider offensive in south
2. #China Takeaways from Biden/Xi meeting
3. #Congress approves temporary government funding
4. #Musk agrees with racist post
11-13-23 Nicole Sandler Show — Saturday was Veterans Day
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Veterans Day this year fell on a Saturday. It always falls one week after my birthday, and 8 days before my father's. My dad never talked about his time in the Army. I always thought he was in the Korean War, but it turns out he was in WWII.
I don't think he ever saw battle though.
#NicolesBlog #Congress #EricAdams #MyDad #radio #Trump #VeteransDay #WarCrimes
The Biden administration and fellow Democrats are panning a proposal by House GOP leaders for a two-part U.S. government spending bill that would fund certain agencies through one date and other agencies through another.
NPR reports on House Speaker Mike Johnson's plan: https://flip.it/CuFuOf
“Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) announced on Sunday he plans to resign from #Congress in February after 19 years, citing frustrations in Congress during a particularly tumultuous year for the chamber.
Higgins, who represents New York’s heavily Democratic 26th Congressional District, cited growing dysfunction in Congress, in announcing his departure.”
Nothing shady to see here ... move on. /sarcasm
QuiverQuantitative https://www.quiverquant.com/ tracks trades made by members of Congress. Overall, it beats the market by 20% which is bad enough but some members of Congress are making a _killing_, banking 60% returns on $600K positions held for only 30 days.
Are these politicians (like #TommyTuberville) blessed with crazy luck ... or ... maybe just maybe objectively corrupt?