Both Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate Democrats pump brakes on new stimulus checks Comey, Rice, Clapper among GOP senator's targets for subpoenas amid Obama-era probe Schumer: GOP should 'stop sitting on their hands' on coronavirus bill MORE (R-S.C.) and Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonComey, Rice, Clapper among GOP senator's targets for subpoenas amid Obama-era probe Schumer: GOP should 'stop sitting on their hands' on coronavirus bill GOP chairman to seek subpoena power in investigation of Russia probe, 'unmasking' requests MORE (R-Wis.) — the chairmen of the Judiciary and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees, respectively — are scheduled to hold subpoena votes next week. … [Read more...] about Schumer to GOP: Cancel ‘conspiracy hearings’ on origins of Russia probe
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It would make it so that Chinese security agencies can set up operations in Hong Kong and go after protestors and others involved with building support for the protest movement abroad. In effect, it would allow Beijing to do whatever it feels necessary to silence Hong Kongers … Nobody should be fooled – this law poses an existential threat to democratic reform in Hong Kong. … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Josh Hawley Says China’s National Security Law ‘Will Mean The End Of Democracy In Hong Kong’
With the situation ongoing in Minnesota and Georgia, where three men were charged in the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, pressure is ratcheting up on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenLifting our voices — and votes Longtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick Biden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report MORE to select an African American as his running mate, especially after he suggested last week that individuals “ain’t black” if they support Trump. Biden walked it back hours later, saying he was too “cavalier” with the remark, but the pressure has been ramped up with everything that has taken place over the past week. … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – George Floyd’s death sparks protests, National Guard activation
A Frequently Asked Questions page that once appeared on the website of a leading Green New Deal proponent, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, called for the government to "build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary." In explaining why Green New Deal proponents were aiming to get to "net-zero" carbon emissions in 10 years rather than the more ambitious goal of zero carbon emissions at all, the FAQ also, "We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren't sure that we'll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast." … [Read more...] about Fact check: A list of Trump’s general false claims from March 16 through May 3
Among the corroborative stories — the potential #MeToos — that Biden knew about but was unwilling to use: those of Angela Wright; Rose Jourdain, another EEOC worker in whom Wright confided; and Sukari Hardnett, still another EEOC worker with relevant evidence. (“If you were young, black, female and reasonably attractive and worked directly for Clarence Thomas, you knew full well you were being inspected and auditioned as a female,” Hardnett wrote in a letter to the Judiciary Committee, contradicting Thomas’s claim “I do not and did not commingle my personal life with my work life” and supporting McEwen’s 2010 assertion that he “was always actively watching the women he worked with to see if they could be potential partners” as “a hobby of his.”) Kaye Savage, a friend of Thomas’s and Hill’s, knew of his extensive collection of Playboy magazines; Fred Cooke, a Washington attorney, saw Thomas renting porn … [Read more...] about Do You Believe Her Now?