Border crossers released into the interior of the United States by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus just as President Joe Biden has denied that there is “a crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border. After taking office, Biden reinstated the Catch and Release program where border crossers are freed into the U.S. interior while they await asylum and immigration hearings that many do not ultimately attend, instead opting to live illegally in the country. Aside from about 25,600 migrants enrolled in the now-canceled Remain in Mexico program, border crossers released into the U.S. interior are not required to test negative for the coronavirus. Instead, communities along the border are being forced to test border crossers themselves. A report by NBC News on Tuesday confirmed that border crossers are testing positive for the coronavirus after being released by DHS officials into the U.S. interior: Miriam Izaguirre, a … [Read more...] about Report: Border Crossers Released into U.S. by Biden Officials Test Positive for Coronavirus
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The Senate parliamentarian is the official who interprets the Senate’s complex, arcane rules and has a major influence in the day-to-day running of the upper chamber. What is her role? Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Harry Mason Reid Who is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important? Trumpists' assaults on Republicans who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid will help Democrats The Jan. 6 case for ending the Senate filibuster MORE (D-Nev.) appointed Elizabeth MacDonough as the Senate’s first female parliamentarian in 2012, and she has held the position until present. ADVERTISEMENT The parliamentarian and her team provide daily advice to the Senate’s presiding officer on the correct execution of floor procedure, but one of her biggest jobs is to decide what can and can’t be included in legislation passed under special budgetary rules known as reconciliation. These budgetary rules can only be used on a few occasions each Congress and … [Read more...] about Who is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important?
An anti-Trump Republican will jump into the race for a Texas congressional seat today, The Hill has learned, setting up a proxy war over the former president's influence in a primary that is also likely to feature former Trump aide Katrina Pierson. Michael Wood , a 34-year-old major in the Marine Corps Reserve, will officially launch his campaign Monday. In a campaign launch video, Wood will say that the Republican Party must not become “a cult of personality, a vehicle for one man’s ambitions and grievances.” ADVERTISEMENT He also explicitly blames former President Trump Donald Trump South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE for recent defeats suffered by the GOP in key races. “It is time to move on before he does to the country as a whole what he has done to Georgia and Arizona, two … [Read more...] about Anti-Trump Republican will seek Texas seat
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan required all Maryland school districts to return to some form of in-person and/or hybrid learning by March 1. Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of the school districts’ decisions: READ MORE: Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Sites To Open This Month In Hagerstown, Waldorf, Salisbury, Gov. Larry Hogan Says Allegany County Public Schools: ACPS brought some students back on Feb. 8. However like many other districts around Maryland, they will bring back their youngest learners on March 1. Here’s the latest plan: March 1, 2021: Students in grades Pre-K, kindergarten, and Grade 1, those students failing or failing to engage in virtual learning, and identified students with special needs will return to buildings March 8, 2021: Students in Grades 2-5, 6, 9, and 12 will return to buildings March 15, 2021: Students in Grades 7, 8, 10, 11 will return to buildings Anne Arundel County Public Schools: Anne Arundel County Public Schools … [Read more...] about COVID In Maryland: School Reopening Plans For Every District
Gov. Ron DeSantis’s popularity is on the rise in Florida, a Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy survey reveals. The survey, taken Feb. 24-28 among 625 registered voters in the Sunshine State, found the Republican governor’s approval rating clocking in at 53 percent. That represents an eight-point bump from the 45 percent approval he saw in a July Mason-Dixon poll, which had his disapproval at 49 percent. His current disapproval stands at 42 percent. His popularity remains on the upswing among the conservative base, specifically, as well. While former President Trump dominated in the CPAC straw poll, garnering 55 percent of the vote, DeSantis came in second with 21 percent of the vote. They were the only two candidates to see double-digit support. In a scenario absent of Trump, DeSantis took a dominant lead over the rest of the field, garnering 43 percent support, followed by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) with 11 percent and Donald Trump Jr. with eight percent. … [Read more...] about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Support on the Rise, Approval 53%