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Oct 12 2022
Biden Calls for LA City Council Members to Resign Over Racist Remarks
Key Facts: Three members of the Los Angeles City Council are facing calls to resign from prominent Democratic Party leaders after the Los Angeles Times reported on a leaked audio recording in which council member Nury Martinez makes a number of racially disparaging statements. The largest voice to call for resignations is President Joe Biden, according to White House Press Secretary KarineUSA TODAY Newsweek New York Post (News)
Jun 28 2022
Should More Justices be Added to the Supreme Court?
When the Supreme Court issues major decisions such as overturning Roe v. Wade, the idea of "court packing" is bound to come up.
Originally, the Supreme Court had six seats, a number that changed several times before settling at nine in 1869. After Roe was overturned, progressives such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, and Rep. AlexandriaNewsweek The Daily Signal The Guardian
Mar 03 2023
Biden Sides With GOP, Plans to Override DC Crime Bill
President Joe Biden plans to sign a bill overriding a progressive new Washington, D.C. crime law.
The Details: The law lowers max sentences for carjacking, armed robbery, and other felonies, and eliminates mandatory minimum sentences for many crimes. The D.C. City Council approved the new code late last year, overriding a veto from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D).
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Nov 11 2022
Federal Judge Says Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan is Illegal
A federal judge ruled Thursday that President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan is illegal.
Key Quotes: In his decision, U.S. District Judge Mark T. Pittman of the Northern District of Texas wrote that "the HEROES Act—a law to provide loan assistance to military personnel defending our nation—does not provide the executive branch clear congressional authorization to create a $CNN (Online News) Wall Street Journal (News) National Review
Sep 20 2022
Why We Are Wary of President Biden’s Push to Unify
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On Thursday, the White House hosted a "United We Stand" Summit to counter the “corrosive effects of hate-fueled violence on our democracy”. The event brought together local leaders, civil rights organizations, experts and community groups, with anBridgeUSA
Oct 07 2022
Biden Says Putin 'Not Joking' About Using Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine
President Joe Biden said Thursday that threats of Russia using nuclear weapons in Ukraine should be taken seriously.
Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin is "not joking when he talks about the potential use of tactical nuclear weapons" because Russia's military is "significantly underperforming." Biden added that Americans "have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since KennedyReuters The Epoch Times CBS News (Online)
Dec 02 2022
What Will the Supreme Court Say About Biden's Loan Forgiveness Plan?
After two federal appeals courts denied bids by the Biden administration to push its $400 billion student loan forgiveness plan through multiple legal challenges, the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the plan in February.
For Context: The court said it will hear oral arguments from both sides before issuing a final ruling, likely at the end of its current term in June. JusticeThe Federalist CNN (Online News) SCOTUSblog
Jul 20 2022
Biden Announces Executive Actions on Climate Change, Stops Short of Declaring Emergency
President Joe Biden pledged to take executive action on climate change during a Wednesday visit to a former coal-fired power plant in Somerset, MA.
Biden did not officially declare a climate emergency, as some had pressured him to do, but he did call climate change an “emergency,” “a clear and present danger” and “an existential threat.” He announced $2.3 billion from FEMA to mitigateThe Hill New York Post (News) NPR (Online News)
May 18 2022
DHS Warns Violent Threats From 'Both Sides' Will Increase After Roe v Wade Decision
A leaked memo from the Department of Homeland Security has warned that an increase in abortion-related threats of violence could occur if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade.
The offenders who are encouraging violence notably identify with "a broad range of ideologies," according to the authors of the memo. Some of the alleged threats include "burning down" the Supreme Court,NBC News (Online) Newsweek Independent Journal Review
Jun 02 2022
OPEC+ Agrees To Boost Oil Production as Gas Prices Remain High Worldwide
OPEC+ announced Thursday that it had agreed to increase oil output by over 50% in July and August, from 400,000 to 648,000 barrels per day.
The change could potentially help ease global oil prices — which surged after the European Union’s recent partial embargo on Russian crude oil — and it could relax fears of a looming “1970s-style energy crisis.” OPEC+, the international oil cartelReuters The Guardian Washington Examiner