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Jul 12 2021
On Sunday, thousands of Cubans marched to protest food shortages and the country's lack of COVID-19 vaccines. Chants of "freedom" could also be heard, leading some to speculate that protesters were speaking out against Cuba's communist government.
In a country that surveils dissidents and has tight police control, democratic protests are uncommon. The Biden administration is supportingNBC News (Online) New York Post (News) Wall Street Journal (News)
Aug 26 2021
Seven Capitol Police officers filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that former President Donald Trump, some of his supporters and right-wing extremist group leaders planed to interfere with the transition of power following the 2020 election, which purportedly led to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The suit accuses Trump and others, including former adviser Roger Stone and the leaders of theAssociated Press Fact Check Axios Newsmax (News)
Mar 11 2022
Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek apologized Friday for his earlier “silence” on a Florida bill that would limit classroom education on LGBTQ identities.
Chapek also announced that Disney would halt donations to Florida politicians and increase support for “advocacy groups to combat similar legislation in other states.” Chapek said the bill, called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by criticsNational Review The Hollywood Reporter Reuters
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Jan 17 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. Day drew media attention to the debate around voting access and the filibuster.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday that Democrats plan to open debate on voting rights and filibuster reform. Last week, Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin reiterated their opposition to changing the filibuster, a Senate rule that functionally allows theThe Fulcrum Fox News (Opinion) CNN (Opinion)
Nov 07 2021
The first week of testimony has concluded in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teenager charged with killing two people and injuring a third with an AR-15 rifle during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The 18-year-old has pleaded not guilty to all seven charges being brought against him, including "two counts of homicide, one reckless and one intentional, and twoThe Federalist MSNBC NPR (Online News)
Aug 14 2021
Editor's Note, 8/15/21 at 5:00 p.m. ET: The Taliban entered the Afghan capital of Kabul Sunday, and Afghan President Asraf Ghani fled the country. The following summary was written and published prior to those events. As the Taliban continues to capture territories across Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani pledged in a national address on Saturday to “prevent further instability”New York Post (News) New York Times (News) Wall Street Journal (News)
Oct 26 2021
A report from Rolling Stone (Left bias) claims Republican lawmakers and White House staff helped plan the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Two anonymous planners of the pro-Trump rallies are quoted in the report, claiming that Trump's staff and GOP lawmakers were "intimately involved in planning both Trump’s efforts to overturn his election loss and the Jan. 6 events that turned violent." The report namesRollingStone.com Newsweek Washington Examiner
Oct 23 2012
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Oct 18 2021
A key clean energy program in the Biden administration's multi-trillion dollar spending bill may be dropped due to opposition from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) A report from the New York Times (Lean Left bias) published Sunday highlighted three anonymous congressional staffers and lobbyists who said the Clean Energy Performance Program (CEPP) would likely be cut; Manchin, a moderate Democrat,New York Post (News) NPR (Online News) NBC News (Online)