President Biden Joe Biden Hoyer: House will vote on COVID-19 relief bill Friday Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears MORE on Tuesday engaged in a roundtable with four Black essential workers from across the country in which he outlined the major features of his sprawling $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that he’s hoping to pass in the coming weeks. The head of the president’s Domestic Policy Council, Susan Rice Susan Rice Biden, Rice hold roundtable with Black essential workers The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Lawmakers investigate Jan. 6 security failures Watch live: Biden holds roundtable with Black essential workers MORE , moderated the discussion. Communities of color have been hit the hardest by COVID-19, with the pandemic highlighting stark health and economic disparities. ADVERTISEMENT In particular, Black Americans make up roughly 12 … [Read more...] about Biden, Rice hold roundtable with Black essential workers
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Sen. Bob Menendez Robert (Bob) Menendez Senate confirms Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassador The Memo: Biden bets big on immigration Biden pushes expanded pathways to citizenship as immigration bill lands in Congress MORE (D-N.J.) on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would require public companies to disclose the racial, ethnic, gender and veteran composition of their corporate boards and senior management. The bill, the Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act, aims to address shortcomings in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) diversity disclosure rule. “For too long corporate America has fallen short in racial, ethnic and gender diversity. Without greater diversity in top corporate positions, the U.S. will fail to compete with other leading economies and stall our nation’s progress towards full inclusivity,” said Menendez, the highest-ranking Latino in Congress. ADVERTISEMENT The House passed the legislation in 2019, … [Read more...] about Menendez reintroduces corporate diversity bill
Photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times/DAMON WINTER/The New York Times/ When Laura Poitras co-founded First Look Media with Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill in 2013, the venture had immediate prestige: Poitras and Greenwald shared a Pulitzer Prize for their work at the Guardian on Edward Snowen’s NSA leaks, and Scahill’s reporting illuminated the excesses of the U.S. global war on terror. Now Scahill is the only co-founder who remains. Greenwald left in November, accusing the Intercept’s editors of “censorship,” claiming that the outlet had refused to publish a column concerning Hunter Biden’s business dealings, because they were in the tank for Biden. Intercept editor-in-chief Betsy Reed said Greenwald was making himself out to be a “victim, rather than a grown person throwing a tantrum,” she wrote in a scathing public statement. In January, Poitras announced that she, too, had left First Look — but not by choice. In an open letter, Poitras wrote the company fired after … [Read more...] about Why Did First Look Let Go of Laura Poitras?
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy has a fresh spring in his step after the Republicans defied the odds and professional political prognosticators by picking up 15 seats in the 2020 congressional elections. McCarthy, who has his eyes on the majority in November 2022, approached the 2020 congressional elections differently than Republicans in recent history have traditionally targeted congressional electoral efforts, and his moves paid off—and not only infuriated but befuddled the beltway pundit class. For the first time since 1994, in 2020 no GOP incumbent running for reelection lost. Meanwhile, McCarthy blew away fundraising records previously set by former House Speaker Paul Ryan—astonishing since he did it from the minority. Usually, House political leaders do better raising money from the majority. That’s not to mention the most significant development which is a freshman class entering Congress in 2021 that represents perhaps the most diverse in party history with the most … [Read more...] about Exclusive: After 2020 Gains, Kevin McCarthy Eyes House GOP Majority, Speaker’s Gavel in Midterms
PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and President Art Rooney II had a meeting Tuesday. According to Gerry Dulac with our news partner at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the meeting “went well.” READ MORE: Former Steeler Ike Taylor Says QB Ben Roethlisberger Should Retire Or He’ll Set Franchise Back “Ben Roethlisberger met w team president Art Rooney II today and the meeting “went well,” according to sources,” Dulac tweeted. Ben Roethlisberger met w team president Art Rooney II today and the meeting “went well,” according to sources — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) February 23, 2021 On Wednesday morning, the Steelers released this statement from Rooney, confirming the meeting and that the Steelers would like to have Roethlisberger back. “Ben Roethlisberger and I met yesterday morning and we had a productive meeting. We were able to discuss a lot of things that relate to where we are and where we want to go. Ben assured me that he is … [Read more...] about Steelers President Art Rooney II Tells QB Ben Roethlisberger He Wants Him Back Next Season