The long-simmering tensions between former President Trump Donald Trump Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown Laura Ingraham 'not saying' if she'd support Trump in 2024 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement MORE and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Ron DeSantis The Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement 'Morning Joe' hosts mock Trump Conservative pundit Ann Coulter says Trump 'is done' MORE (R) are reaching a boiling point ahead of a potential 2024 primary clash. Trump has griped behind the scenes for months about DeSantis’s rapid political rise, including chatter about a future White House bid. But the complaints from the former president have only grown louder, raising concerns among some Republicans about a looming brawl between two GOP heavyweights. “President Trump is the one clearly picking a fight here, and it’s a … [Read more...] about Trump-DeSantis tensions ratchet up
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3 NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday he will not run for governor, but will instead devote himself to fighting inequality in New York. His decision to not enter the Democratic primary further strengthens the campaign of Gov. Kathy Hochul, who already has a commanding start locking up endorsements and fundraising. “No, I not going to to be running for governor of New York state. But I am going to devote every fiber of my being to fight inequality in the state of New York," the former mayor said in a video posted on Twitter. De Blasio did not offer more detail about how he plans to fight inequality. De Blasio, who left office at the end of 2021, had been hinting for months about a 2022 run for governor, saying he would like to stay in public service and is proud of his eight years as mayor of the largest city in the country. De Blasio, 60, frequently clashed with former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who … [Read more...] about Ex-NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t run for governor
For about a week now, since he recklessly linked Republicans who oppose his proposed voting rights legislation to racists and segregationists, many people have been asking, “What happened to Joe Biden? He’s not the same Joe Biden we’ve known for so many years.” I’m asking a different question: Why are so many people so surprised? Speaking to a friendly crowd in Atlanta, he essentially said that you’re either with him on voting rights or you’re a bigot. Every official in this country has a choice, President Biden said . “Do you want to be on the side of Dr. [Martin Luther] King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis John Lewis Pelosi suggests filibuster supporters 'dishonor' MLK's legacy on voting rights The arc of the moral universe will bend toward justice—but only if we pull it Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown MORE or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis”? … [Read more...] about Shame on Biden for his Atlanta remarks — but are we surprised?
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill last week. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images With the midterms looming, it was time for Democrats to make one last desperate effort to pass voting-rights legislation they consider vital to not just their political prospects in 2022, but the future of American democracy. So last Tuesday, Joe Biden went to Georgia to give a major speech on the subject, and the Senate was set to hold a rare weekend meeting, potentially lining up a debate and vote on a bill on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The symbolism would not be lost: Democrats planned on prompting a confrontation over the filibuster being used, as before, to thwart progress on voting rights. Then on Thursday, as Biden prepared to make a rare visit to the Capitol to lobby personally for the bill, Kyrsten Sinema took the Senate floor. Speaking in a Senate chamber with nearly a dozen members present, mostly Republicans, the senator from Arizona, … [Read more...] about What Democrats Hope to Win by Losing
Senate Democrats are scrambling for a Plan B to pass voting rights legislation after Sens. Kyrsten Sinema Kyrsten Sinema Pelosi suggests filibuster supporters 'dishonor' MLK's legacy on voting rights Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown Martin Luther King III: Biden, senators need to use same energy to pass voting rights as they did for infrastructure MORE (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin Joe Manchin Pelosi suggests filibuster supporters 'dishonor' MLK's legacy on voting rights Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown Martin Luther King III: Biden, senators need to use same energy to pass voting rights as they did for infrastructure MORE (D-W.Va.) announced last week that they would not vote to change the Senate’s filibuster rule despite the pleading of President Biden Joe Biden Macro grid will keep the lights on Pelosi suggests filibuster supporters 'dishonor' MLK's legacy on voting … [Read more...] about Democrats ponder Plan B strategy to circumvent voting-rights filibuster
The U.S.-funded United Nations is providing cash to help job-seeking migrants trek up through South America, Central America, and Mexico, says Todd Bensman at the Center for Immigration Studies. “It is definitely organized,” Bensman told Breitbart News on Monday during a reporting trip to Tapachula in southern Mexico, where migrants arrive after crossing Central America: They’re giving money out at way-stations up and down the [migrant] trail … There’s a process [in Tapachula]: You get your Mexican [visa] papers, then you go to the UN building next door, get an appointment, and they interview you and look at your situation… It’s not big money, and not all of them get it, but enough get it to sustain them so they don’t have to go home, and so they can go on to the next way station. Bensman tweeted a video of the migrants waiting for payments: Photo I just took of a Honduran migrant woman’s United Nations-issued cash card, which provided 2,500 pesos a month for 4, … [Read more...] about Exclusive: UN Funds Migrant Wave Flooding to the U.S.