Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland Merrick Garland Senate to vote next week on Garland's AG nomination Biden's justice reform should influence prosecutor appointments Politics in the Department of Justice can be a good thing MORE is likely to face numerous tests early on at the Department of Justice (DOJ) as the Biden administration looks to quickly turn the page on the Trump era. The circuit court judge, who’s expected to be confirmed by the Senate this week, will inherit a Justice Department that had been mobilized to protect former President Trump Donald Trump US, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE 's personal and political interests using sweeping theories of executive power. That means Garland will be under the microscope from day one to see how … [Read more...] about Political landmines await Garland at DOJ
Talking about race is difficult. Talking about racial violence is more difficult. So, let’s not talk about the racial violence that took place Jan. 6 at the Capitol. ADVERTISEMENT Yes, I know the rampaging crowd was just about all-white. And, yes, the huge Confederate flag carried among the Trump supporters is a defining image of the insurrection. But Senate Republicans don’t want to talk about race and the Capitol riot that left five people dead, including a policeman. Last week they urged Christopher Wray, the FBI director, to look away. They prefer the FBI to be focused on Black Lives Matter and left-wing anarchist protests from last summer. Finally, Sen. Richard Durbin Dick Durbin Senate approves sweeping coronavirus measure in partisan vote Senate rejects Cruz effort to block stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants Senate inches toward COVID-19 vote after marathon session MORE (D-Ill.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had … [Read more...] about Juan Williams: GOP underplays white racist terrorism
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans have endured a rocky start to the year, raising hopes among Lone Star Democrats that they can regain momentum after a disappointing 2020 cycle. The power grid failure during a rare polar vortex that led to a humanitarian crisis last month drew attention to the GOP’s leadership in a state that has not elected a Democrat to statewide office in nearly a quarter century. Sen. Ted Cruz Rafael (Ted) Edward Cruz Cruz puts hold on Biden's CIA nominee It will be Vice (or) President Harris against Gov. DeSantis in 2024 — bet on it Senate rejects Cruz effort to block stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants MORE ’s (R-Texas) brief trip to Cancun during the crisis ignited anger and severe blowback, potentially doing further damage to a political career that had been hobbled by his involvement in challenging the Electoral College vote count on the day of the Jan. 6 riots on Capitol Hill. ADVERTISEMENT This week — on Texas … [Read more...] about GOP stumbles give Democrats new hope in Texas
close Video Supreme Court sides with Colorado church over state coronavirus restrictions High Plains Harvest Church pastor Mark Hotaling joins Leland Vittert on ‘America’s News HQ.’ Everyone agrees essential workers should be prioritized in the coronavirus vaccine rollout. But in 43 states and the District of Columbia, one group of essential workers is being ignored: Clergy. States must right this wrong immediately to ensure houses of worship can open safely and people in need of religious help get the care and support they deserve. Since the coronavirus pandemic started, clergy of all faiths have been on the front lines, caring for both the spiritual and physical health of their communities. TUCKER CARLSON: SCHOOL CLOSURES SHOW TRIUMPH OF EQUITY OVER EQUALITY IN AMERICA They have administered the sacraments, comforted the sick, dying and bereaved, and encouraged their communities to follow state and federal guidelines for … [Read more...] about Josh Holdenried: COVID vaccine for clergy – why are 43 states ignoring these essential workers?