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Thursday, June 17, 2021

The pivotal senator has released a potentially transformative plan to promote fair elections. read more


Former White House senior adviser for COVID-19 response Andy Slavitt said the delta variant is "like COVID on steroids" and urged Americans to get vaccinated. read more


Tim Miller: Understanding MAGA's newest insurrection conspiracy theory. read more


Michael Fanone, a D.C. police officer who was repeatedly beaten and electroshocked by the insurrectionist mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, called Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) a "coward" on CNN Wednesday for refusing to face him about the ordeal. He said he ran into Clyde while he was [in the Capitol] and tried to introduce himself in an elevator. He said Clyde did not acknowledge him at any point and then "as soon as the elevator doors opened, he ran as quickly as he could like a coward." read more


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed one of his party's top legislative priorities into law: a bill aimed at stopping teachers from talking about racism and any current events that may be contentious. read more


The tipping point for irreversible global warming may have already been triggered, the scientist who led the biggest expedition to the Arctic warned Tuesday (June 15). read more


No one anticipated the latest data readout showing the Golden State has no peers among developed economies for expanding GDP, creating jobs, raising household income, manufacturing growth, investment in innovation, producing clean energy and unprecedented wealth through its stocks and bonds. All of which underlines Governor Gavin Newsom's announcement last month of the biggest state tax rebate in American history. By adding 1.3 million people to its non-farm payrolls since April last year -- equal to the entire workforce of Nevada -- California easily surpassed also-rans Texas and New York. read more


SpaceX has more than 1,000 satellites beaming high-speed internet to Earth, but China promises to offer higher speeds with the launch of what it calls the world's first 6G satellite. Here's how both are on a quest to build powerful internet networks in space. read more


President Joe Biden has named Lina Khan as the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, giving the regulatory authority's top spot to one of Silicon Valley's most prominent critics. read more


Alabama pastor Ed Litton will be the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention following a narrow election win Tuesday -- a victory for the more moderate establishment against a conservative insurgency in an ongoing fight within the nation's largest Protestant denomination. read more


Paul Farhi: [CNN's Pentagon reporter Barbara] Starr isn't like the others: She wasn't involved in reporting or investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia in the 2016 election, as were seven journalists from The Washington Post and New York Times and two Democratic congressmen, Adam B. Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both of whom were also the targets of secret Justice Department record seizures. read more


Five months after the January 6 insurrection, the House and Senate have come to an agreement that will award the Congressional Gold Medal to the officers who defended the Capitol. But 21 House Republicans refused to support the legislation, the latest reminder that members of Congress still cannot agree on the facts of the deadly Capitol Hill riot. read more


Former Trump administration Secretary of State and potential 2024 presidential hopeful Mike Pompeo launched a new political action committee Tuesday aimed at helping Republicans flip a total of five precious congressional seats and hold onto occupied seats to emerge victorious from the 2022 midterms. read more


The highest-stakes talks of President Joe Biden's long career are underway Wednesday in Geneva, where he is joining Russia's Vladimir Putin for a summit in an encounter set to test his decades of experience on the world stage and lay down an early marker of his diplomatic skills. read more


Mustafa al-Darwish was arrested in 2015 when he was 17 years old for allegedly participating in anti-government riots. According to Amnesty International court documents showed he was subjected to prolonged pre-trial detention, torture and grossly unfair trial. read more


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