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  • Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts in Aftermath of Coup
    The move plunges the social network into the post-coup politics of the roiled nation, after years of criticism over how Myanmar’s military had used the site. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • India plans new social media controls after face-off with Twitter
    New Delhi, angry with Twitter for ignoring request to erase accounts, wants content down within 36 hours when asked. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • US President Joe Biden reverses Trump green card ban
    President Biden has lifted ban that prevented many green card applicants from entering the country. Biden said that shutting the door on legal immigration did not help the US. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Your Thursday Briefing
    A global vaccine-sharing program begins. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Chinese £3,200 budget electric car takes on Tesla
    The mini electric vehicle being made by China's biggest carmaker is now outselling Tesla two to one. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • On song? Chelsea conductor Thomas Tuchel needs his orchestra to hit new high notes after Champions League win over Atletico Madrid
    New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is desperate to shape his newly-inherited band of brothers into a force to be reckoned with. Leading a side who have scaled immense highs and humbling lows, his Atletico test could define his impact. Tuchel had a particular glint in his eye during his ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Australia passes law making Facebook and Google pay for news
    The legislation could provide a framework for other countries looking to address platforms' dominant position. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Biden’s Covid relief bill is extremely popular. So why do D.C. Republicans oppose it?
    “The fundamental defining feature of American politics is that one coalition has become detached from broad public opinion, from trying to achieve truly national majorities," says Chris Hayes on Congressional Republicans opposing Covid relief despite widespread popularity. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • US report on Khashoggi murder critical for justice: UN expert
    White House says unclassified US intelligence report on 2018 murder of Saudi journalist will be released 'soon'. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Georgia State House approves bill limiting police budget cuts to NO MORE than 5% as Democrats slam law as unconstitutional
    Georgia lawmakers have passed a bill that would prohibit large cuts to city and county police budgets, handing off the law to the GOP-led Senate as Democrats insist it would violate local autonomy and the state constitution. The measure passed the state house 101-69 on Wednesday, with lawmakers largely ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Australian parliament passes law requiring Big Tech to pay media after last-minute changes prompted by Facebook news ban
    Australian lawmakers have passed a law that forces tech giants like Facebook and Google fork out money for the media content. Critics argue the bill was watered down after Facebook imposed a week-long ban on Australian news. The much-anticipated bill, which is widely expected to serve as a precedent ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Australian parliament passes law requiring Big Tech to pay media after last-minute changes prompted by Facebook news ban
    Australian lawmakers have passed a law that forces tech giants like Facebook and Google fork out money for the media content. Critics argue the bill was watered down after Facebook imposed a week-long ban on Australian news. The much-anticipated bill, which is widely expected to serve as a precedent ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Sanders: ‘There’s not one Republican who will support a $15 minimum wage’
    “The only way that we are going to raise the minimum wage is through reconciliation or ending the filibuster. In my view, I do not see in the foreseeable future getting significant support from Republicans,” says Sen. Bernie Sanders.  ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • California has passed the 50,000-death mark, the most of any state.
    A bleak reminder that the recent progress the state has made against the pandemic may be fragile. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Australia passes media law as Facebook defends news blackout
    Facebook says it was asked to pay a "potentially exorbitant price" in a dispute with Australia over payments to media groups. Australian lawmakers have now officially passed the newly amended media law. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Facebook defends itself over Australia news blackout
    Facebook says it was asked to pay a "potentially exorbitant price" in a dispute with Australia over payments to media groups. The company also pledged at least $1 billion to support journalism over the next three years. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Asian-American civil rights group blasts critical race theory as ‘hateful, divisive fraud’ in fiery letter
    The New York chapter of the oldest US Asian-American civil rights group has denounced critical race theory as actual racism and urged its members to “resist,” as the Biden administration seeks to mandate CRT-based “equity.” CRT “is a hateful, divisive, manipulative fraud,” the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) of ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Biden overturns Trump bans on green cards and work permits
    Trump-era measure restricting many visa applicants cited need to protect US jobs amid COVID-19 pandemic. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • How 30,000 elephant 'selfies' will help in conservation
    Researchers are developing new technology to help reduce human-elephant conflicts. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Viewpoint: Self-defence not the answer to Nigeria's kidnap crisis
    The defence minister said people should at times provide their own security but it is not that easy. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Mike Pence claims he 'maintains a strong relationship' with Trump
    The GOP’s blind devotion to Trump, Mike Pence claiming he has a strong relationship with him after the Capitol riot as an example, is Joy’s choice for the Absolute Worst. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Looming battle for Yemen's Marib city risks humanitarian disaster
    A rebel attack on the government's northern stronghold of Marib threatens mass displacement. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Brazilian Amazon: Juma descendants of 'last warrior' vow to carry on legacy
    After the death of the last male member of an indigenous group, his grandchildren take an unusual step. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Amid Shortfalls, Biden Signs Executive Order to Bolster Critical Supply Chains
    The order is intended to help insulate the economy from future shortages of critical imported components by making the United States less reliant on foreign supplies. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Mother and son become tap-dance lockdown sensation
    Lizzi Gee and her eight-year-old son Rufus say tap routines are one positive to come out of lockdown. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • The South Korean prisoners of war enslaved in the North's coal mines
    A report describes how prisoners of war are used as slave labour to generate money for the regime. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Australia passes law to make Google and Facebook pay for news
    The world-first law is designed to make the tech giants pay news publishers for content. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Kenya: A sustainable solution to locust swarms?
    An NGO is training and paying communities in Kenya to catch locusts, so they can be turned into animal feed. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Women's sport in India: An emboldened new generation breaking through barriers
    Women's sport in India is changing, as an emboldened new generation of athletes combat poverty and patriarchy on their way to success. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • The colourful fridges popping up on American streets
    Local communities in the US have come up with a novel way to help feed those going hungry. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Have Australians fallen out of love with Sydney and Melbourne?
    Figures show Australians are moving out of the large cities in search of a better quality of life. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • German cabinet agrees to extend Afghanistan mission
    The German government has agreed to extend its military mandate in Afghanistan into 2022. The extension now requires the approval of the Bundestag lower house of parliament.  ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • What about student loans, water or the homeless? Outrage follows report $1.7 trillion F-35 program is now considered a failure
    A tacit admission by the US Air Force that the F-35 has failed its main mission has triggered an outpouring of outrage from Americans who think the stealth fighter’s gargantuan budget could have been better spent on other things. Frustration with Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation stealth jet flooded Twitter on ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • ‘The war continues’: Small investors up in arms after GameStop stock trades halted amid price surge & reports of Reddit outages
    GameStop shares have again soared, surging by more than 100 percent until a trading halt slowed the rally before markets closed, stoking suspicions among small investors, some pointing to mysterious Reddit issues during the spike. $GME was up by nearly 104 percent when trading stopped on Wednesday, more than ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Powell Says Full Ease Ahead
    The Fed chief promises Treasury purchases as far as the eye can see. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Supersizing ObamaCare Subsidies
    The Covid bill hides a major expansion of the Affordable Care Act. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Pelosi's Capitol Riot Commission
    If it’s stacked with Democrats, it won’t be a credible inquiry. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • The Unnecessary State Covid Bailout
    Governors plead poverty even as tax revenue is rolling in. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • GameStop surges again as Reddit crashes temporarily
    Trading in GameStop shares halted minutes before markets closed but jumped again in late trading. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • End of the Empire
    Thirty years ago, a Marxist military collapse. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • South Dakota seeks to remove attorney general involved in deadly crash
    South Dakota's top lawman could be removed after officials say he fatally hit a man with his car. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Ecuador increases death toll in prison riots to 79
    Deadly fights broke out between rival gang members in three prisons, but authorities say situation is now under control. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Texas Power Crisis Points to Wider Dangers
    Regulations forbid utilities from building energy resiliency. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Peril and Opportunity for Trump at CPAC
    Will he double down on grievance or begin the arduous process of re-creating his image? ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Italy's Populists Join the Establishment
    Trusted technocrat Mario Draghi heads a coalition that includes former euroskeptics. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • It's T-0 to Go Faster Than T+2
    It shouldn’t take two days for a stock trade to clear and settle. It’s become feasible to do it in one. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Neera Tanden's Death by Twitter
    Does Twitter have a tool for deleting 1,000 politically self-destructive tweets? ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Conservative host posts about his investigation into voter fraud claims, gets blocked, challenges Twitter to disprove his findings
    BlazeTV host Steven Crowder had his Twitter account restricted after posting about a video investigative piece claiming numerous voter addresses in the 2020 presidential election were faked. “DOZENS of voter names, addresses, and pictures proving they don’t exist. Period. Today I’m tired of this s**t. Mass voter fraud is ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Facing Roadblocks, Vast Global Vaccination Effort Gets Underway
    An operation to supply billions of coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries has started. But as rich countries buy most of the available supply, stark inequalities remain. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Mendy scores Real Madrid winner at Atalanta
    Ferland Mendy scores a stunning late winner as Real Madrid clinch a hard-working last-16 first leg victory against 10-man Atalanta. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Israeli PM urges Biden to maintain sanctions on International Criminal Court to stave off war crimes investigation – media
    Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly urged US President Joe Biden to maintain his predecessor’s sanctions against the International Criminal Court, arguing that even if he disagrees with them, the US and Israel must stick together. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu personally called up Biden last week to request he keep the ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Israeli PM urges Biden to maintain sanctions on International Criminal Court to stave off war crimes investigation – media
    Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly urged US President Joe Biden to maintain his predecessor’s sanctions against the International Criminal Court, arguing that even if he disagrees with them, the US and Israel must stick together. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu personally called up Biden last week to request he keep the ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Dominant Man City in control of Champions League last-16 tie with 19th win in a row
    Manchester City make it 19 wins in a row with another utterly dominant display against Borussia Monchengladbach ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • NASA’s spaceflight DNA sequencer: What will it do for science and medicine?
    The uses of the sequencer in Earth orbit – and eventually on the Moon and on flights to Mars or asteroids – will be multifold. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • How do you do, fellow kids? Biden White House leaves followers baffled after tweeting out-of-touch meme with Canadian PM
    The Biden administration has taken a popular meme and mutilated it, leaving what appears to be praise for Canada’s Justin Trudeau but which was hard to understand either way. Biden’s White House Twitter account posted two images in a row captioned “How it started. How it’s going” on Wednesday. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Israel Study Says Pfizer Vaccine Is Very Effective in Real-World Use
    A huge study in Israel found that the vaccine reduced symptomatic cases by 94 percent a week after the second dose, and reduced severe disease by 92 percent. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Sevilla want £68m for Man Utd target Kounde – Thursday's football gossip
    Sevilla want £68m for defender Jules Kounde, Tammy Abraham considers his Chelsea future, Norwich City's Max Aarons attracts attention, plus more. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Biden's Covid stimulus plan: It costs $2tn but what's in it?
    Democrats are working on a massive package of measures to help the US through the pandemic. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Heather McGhee’s masterpiece book on racism omits acknowledging the white fear of intermarriage
    This next decade will be critical for America and a moderate current Presidency will be key to how well this racial dawning will occur. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Joshua fight no closer to being agreed, says Fury
    WBC champion Tyson Fury says a fight against Anthony Joshua is no closer to being agreed than it was a year ago. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Wildfire victims sue PG&E’s former management for neglect
    California company accused of 'dereliction of duty', claimants fear it will not be able to pay $13.5bn settlement. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Niger opposition leader alleges election fraud, declares victory
    Mahamane Ousmane insists 'fraud' committed 'pretty much everywhere in all of Niger's regions'. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Police pelted with stones, garbage dumpsters set alight in Catalonia’s 9th night of riots over jailed rapper Pablo Hasel (VIDEOS)
    Riots have continued in the Spanish region of Catalonia for a ninth consecutive night as demonstrators voice their anger over the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel for insulting the monarchy and glorifying terrorism on Twitter. Protesters pelted police with bottles and stones and torched refuse containers in the town ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Police pelted with stones, garbage dumpsters set alight in Catalonia’s 9th night of riots over jailed rapper Pablo Hasel (VIDEOS)
    Riots have continued in the Spanish region of Catalonia for a ninth consecutive night as demonstrators voice their anger over the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel for insulting the monarchy and glorifying terrorism on Twitter. Protesters pelted police with bottles and stones and torched refuse containers in the town ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • What I Learned in an Iranian Prison
    U.S. foreign policy isn’t to blame for the mullahs’ deep-rooted hatred of America and Americans. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Rush Limbaugh: The Original Cancel Culture Target
    He refused to apologize for fake transgressions and never lost his humor. More could follow his example. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Barcelona 3-0 Elche: Lionel Messi scores twice in comfortable win
    Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona beat Elche to move within five points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Rebound: Bitcoin rises after volatile crypto swing
    The digital token rose as much as 7 percent on Wednesday after sinking 13 percent on Tuesday. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Venezuela expels head of EU delegation after new sanctions
    Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Isabel Brilhante had 72 hours to leave the country.  ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Divided Republicans in Congress awkwardly disagree on Trump’s future at same press conference (VIDEO)
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) is facing a backlash after openly disagreeing with Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) on Donald Trump’s future with the party during an awkward press conference exchange. Asked on Wednesday whether Trump should be speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida this week, McCarthy ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • ‘This is why punctuation matters’: Boxing champ Fury accidentally advertizes ‘white people’s champion’ merch ahead of Joshua fight
    Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been mocked by fans after appearing to advertize a "white people’s champion" sweatshirt to more than four million followers on Instagram, encouraging them to snap up the offer at his shop. Eagle-eyed fans laughed at giant Briton Fury's howler after he attempted to flog ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Rage boils over amid Argentina’s unrelenting femicide crisis
    Femicide of 18-year-old Ursula Bahillo pushed thousands into the streets of Buenos Aires this month to demand action. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • New fleece of life for Australian sheep with 35kg coat of wool
    Baarack the sheep was taken in by a sanctuary after being found in a forest near Melbourne. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • US Fed probing ‘operational error’ that halted bank transfers
    An 'operational error resulted in disruption of service' in Fed systems that process trillions of dollars in payments. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Emma Coronel Aispuro's route from pageants to Chapo's wife
    Emma Modesta Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the Mexican drug lord El Chapo — who is serving a life sentence in the US state of Colorado — has now been arrested, as well. It's a long fall for a childhood pageant winner. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Fed’s Powell ‘honest about the challenge’ amid inflation concerns
    Federal Reserve Chair Powell urged lawmakers not to worry about inflation unless prices were to rise in a troubling way. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • 72 hours to leave: EU envoy to Venezuela told to pack her bags after Brussels brings new sanctions over elections & rights abuses
    The head of the EU's delegation to Venezuela has been told she has just 72 hours to leave after being expelled by Caracas in response to Brussels expanding its sanctions on Venezuelan officials for “undermining democracy.” Venezuela's National Assembly voted earlier this week to expel EU envoy Isabel Brilhante ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • 72 hours to leave: EU envoy to Venezuela told to pack her bags after Brussels brings new sanctions over elections & rights abuses
    The head of the EU's delegation to Venezuela has been told she has just 72 hours to leave after being expelled by Caracas in response to Brussels expanding its sanctions on Venezuelan officials for “undermining democracy.” Venezuela's National Assembly voted earlier this week to expel EU envoy Isabel Brilhante ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Biden’s choice for budget director hits US Senate roadblock
    Longtime Democratic operative Neera Tanden drew bipartisan criticism for critical tweets in Trump era ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Rare bird: 'Half-male, half-female' cardinal snapped in Pennsylvania
    Jamie Hill said taking the stunning photos of the northern cardinal was "once in a lifetime". ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Ghana security forces shut down LGBTQ office: Rights group
    The LGBT+ Rights Ghana group says its Accra office was raided and closed by security forces. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • In fresh censorship, Twitter bans 'Russian' accounts it says are 'undermining confidence in NATO' amid rising tensions with Moscow
    Nearly 400 Twitter accounts have been shut down in the latest Silicon Valley banning spree over allegations many are linked to Moscow and work to discredit a US-led military grouping that stages war-games on the country's border. On Tuesday, Russian media reported that the San Francisco-based microblogging platform had ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • US Federal Reserve investigating disruptions to Fedwire payment system and other services
    The US Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it is investigating a disruption to services including Fedwire, which facilitates billions of dollars in wire transfers between institutions every day. According to updates from the Federal Reserve, the massive disruption to services was caused by an “operational error”. "We acknowledge that payment ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Your Thursday Briefing
    The global vaccine sharing program kicks off. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • On the Front Lines of Diplomacy, but at the Back of the Vaccine Queue
    State Department officials overseas expressed anger and disappointment that diplomats in Washington were being vaccinated before those in more perilous posts. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Head of McKinsey Is Voted Out as Firm Faces Reckoning on Opioid Crisis
    Partners decided not to keep Kevin Sneader in the top job. Weeks earlier, McKinsey had reached a historic settlement agreement in the U.S. over its advice to drugmakers. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Number of women on UK boards up 50%, but parity challenges remain
    Women are still underrepresented in senior executive roles, especially at smaller firms. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Brisbane announced as preferred bidder for 2032 Olympics
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces that Brisbane is the preferred bidder to host the 2032 Olympic Games. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • A Top Democrat Warns Against a Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan
    Senator Jack Reed said he favored seeking an extension of the May 1 deadline for withdrawing troops that President Donald Trump and the Taliban negotiated last year. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • India v England: Michael Vaughan says tourists 'batted like rabbits in headlights'
    England's batsmen played "like rabbits in headlights" on the first day of the third Test against India in Ahmedabad, says former captain Michael Vaughan. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Alli impresses as Tottenham cruise through in Europa League
    Dele Alli scores a spectacular overhead kick as Tottenham cruise into the Europa League last 16 with an 8-1 aggregate win over Wolfsberger. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • US to ramp up vaccination efforts amid decline in COVID-19 cases
    The White House coronavirus task force said weekly supply of doses to states is up by 70 percent, with more on the way. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Condemnation as coughing Tanzanian minister gives news conference
    Video of Finance Minister Philip Mpango, maskless and in a coughing fit, has been widely condemned. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Venezuela kicks out EU envoy to protest sanctions
    Venezuela is giving the EU ambassador 72 hours to leave the country, again. But the bloc insists on negotiations. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Supporters of jailed Georgia politician rally outside prison
    Hundreds protest in Rustavi, expressing solidarity with opposition leader Melia a day after his arrest. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • France's Dunkirk area to join Nice in weekend lockdown amid 'deteriorating' Covid-19 situation – health minister
    From this Friday, the city of Dunkirk and the surrounding area will enter a weekend lockdown similar to that in Nice, France's Health Minister Olivier Veran has announced while warning of an uptick in Covid-19 cases nationwide. "The epidemic situation is deteriorating in our country," Veran said during a ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • France's Dunkirk area to join Nice in weekend lockdown amid 'deteriorating' Covid-19 situation – health minister
    From this Friday, the city of Dunkirk and the surrounding area will enter a weekend lockdown similar to that in Nice, France's Health Minister Olivier Veran has announced while warning of an uptick in Covid-19 cases nationwide. "The epidemic situation is deteriorating in our country," Veran said during a ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Reading and Leeds boss 'very confident' festivals will happen
    Organisers are "very confident" the events will happen this summer, as lockdown is due to be eased. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Biden orders 100-day review amid supply chain strains
    The United States has grappled with shortages of medical gear and computer chips, among other items. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Hot US housing market: New home sales hit three-month high
    Purchases of new single-family homes in the United States in January increased 4.3 percent, beating forecasts. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • White House lifts Trump order that temporarily banned certain immigrant visas during pandemic
    President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a Trump-era executive order that temporarily banned some immigrant visas during the coronavirus pandemic ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Democrats and GOP at odds over scope of commission to investigate Capitol riot
    A brewing political fight over the creation of an independent commission to investigate the January 6 riot at the Capitol is focused not only on the partisan makeup of the panel but also over the scope of the probe and how the commission would examine domestic extremism. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy says she's 'seriously considering' 2022 challenge to Rubio
    Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) announced Wednesday she's launching a listening tour across Florida as she "seriously" considers a Senate bid against Sen. Marco Rubio (R) next year.Murphy's ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Pentagon report reveals disturbing details about White supremacists in the ranks
    A Pentagon report on extremism obtained by CNN gives disturbing insight into how White supremacists are active in the military and offers recommendations to better identify domestic extremists and prevent them from serving. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • At postal hearing, Rep. Connolly says he ‘will not be lectured’ by election deniers
    Northern Virginia lawmaker vents outrage on GOP colleagues, as well as Louis DeJoy. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Biden’s Covid relief bill is extremely popular. So why do D.C. Republicans oppose it?
    “The fundamental defining feature of American politics is that one coalition has become detached from broad public opinion, from trying to achieve truly national majorities," says Chris Hayes on Congressional Republicans opposing Covid relief despite widespread popularity. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Sen. Manchin to back Haaland for interior secretary; White House stands by Tanden for OMB
    Biden plans to meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers before signing an executive order calling for a 100-day government review of potential vulnerabilities in U.S. supply chains for critical items. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Klain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House'
    White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said he "respects" Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-W.Va.) right to oppose the nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget amid increasing signs she won't be confirmed ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Many of Biden’s nominees of color run into turbulence in the Senate
    Activists see a pattern imperiling many such nominees, making their confirmation process rougher and meaner than in previous years and when compared with their White counterparts. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Sanders: ‘There’s not one Republican who will support a $15 minimum wage’
    “The only way that we are going to raise the minimum wage is through reconciliation or ending the filibuster. In my view, I do not see in the foreseeable future getting significant support from Republicans,” says Sen. Bernie Sanders.  ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • New coronavirus variant spreading in New York City
    A coronavirus variant spreading in New York City, the U.S. epicenter of the virus last spring, may be more resistant to vaccines, ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Mike Pence claims he 'maintains a strong relationship' with Trump
    The GOP’s blind devotion to Trump, Mike Pence claiming he has a strong relationship with him after the Capitol riot as an example, is Joy’s choice for the Absolute Worst. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • New York City said it would purge its DNA database. A year later, it’s expanded.
    Advocates are pushing for state legislation that would ban New York City and other municipalities from maintaining their own DNA databases. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • Texas disaster puts Beto O’Rourke back in business
    The onetime Democratic sensation has new political life — and, perhaps, hope for the governorship. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-24
  • ‘It can only get better’: Linda Thomas-Greenfield headed to crisis-plagued U.N.
    Allies are relieved that the U.S. has a new diplomat at Turtle Bay, but China and Covid challenges loom large. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-23
  • Perdue rules out Georgia Senate comeback in 2022
    The decision comes just a week after Perdue said publicly that he was considering another campaign in 2022. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-23
  • Native Americans Finally Have a Cabinet Nominee. Will an Adopted Tlingit Take Her Down?
    With the GOP digging in against Deb Haaland as Interior secretary, Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski faces a choice between her party and a powerful constituency that’s come to trust her. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-23
  • Bloomberg’s 2020 aides got an unwelcome surprise in their tax forms
    Housing payments inflated the incomes they earned. Now, former staffers are worried they’ll lose out on unemployment, health care subsidies and stimulus money. ... read more
    Published on 2021-02-23