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Over 50 House Republicans call on Biden to replace Harris in leading immigration efforts at US-Mexico border

Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about distribution of COVID-19 vaccines at the White House on May 17, 2021. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Over 50 Republicans have called on Biden to replace Vice President Harris in immigration efforts at the border. "Harris has not yet shown adequate interest in observing this crisis first-hand," the group said. The administration has emphasized that Harris is not a "czar" in charge of managing the border. Sign up for the 10 Things...
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8 GOP reps who voted against making Juneteenth a national holiday appeared to close their offices anyway: report

Al Drago/Getty Images GOP lawmakers who opposed the creation of a federal holiday for Juneteenth closed their offices Friday anyway, BuzzFeed News reported. In total, 14 members of Congress opposed the new holiday, and eight of them appeared to close their office. The bill unanimously passed the Senate and was signed by President Biden on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight GOP members of Congress who voted against the bill that established Juneteenth as a fed...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Biden, Capitol, BuzzFeed News, Ronny Jackson, Juneteenth, Chip Roy, Galveston Bay Texas


Florida Republican Recorded Threatening Opponent With 'Russian Hit Squad, Close-Battle Combat, Mac-10s, Silencers Kind of Thing' (gizmodo)

William Braddock may have set some kind of Florida record: In the state’s crowded pack of Republican bozos running for Congress, he’s the only one in recent memory (and possibly ever) to allegedly threaten a political opponent with murder by a heavily armed Russian-Ukrainian mafia death squad.Read more... [Author: Tom McKay]
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Steinberg, 10 Other U.S. Mayors Commit To Develop Reparations Pilot Projects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Eleven U.S. mayors, including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work. The mayors had no details on how much it would cost, who would pay for it or how people would be chosen. All of those details would be worked out with the help of local commissions comprised of repres...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, United States, City Council, Oklahoma, Kansas City, St Louis, Denver, Eric Garcetti


The symbolic move quickly became law, but there is key legislation countering racial inequity that faces major obstacles on Capitol Hill

Legislation moved quickly through Congress this week to establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
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There are two key pieces of legislation that could help dismantle systemic racism in America

Legislation moved quickly through Congress this week to establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
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Trump's former physician sent a letter to Biden asking him take a cognitive test - and more than a dozen Republicans signed it

President Joe Biden (L) and Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas (R). Alex Wong/Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Trump's former physician, Rep. Ronny Jackson, has called on Biden to take a cognitive test. Jackson said on Thursday he was circulating a letter among House GOP colleagues. More than a dozen Republicans have so far signed the letter, which was sent to Biden directly. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas, who used to be Trump's White ...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Fox News, Pentagon, Jackson, Biden, Anthony Fauci, George W Bush, Trump, Sean Hannity


Harris' steps into high-wire act on voting rights as pressure builds on election bills

Vice President Harris leads the White House fight to protect voting rights as civil rights groups pressure Congress to pass a pair of election bills.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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What is Section 242? Congress weighs policing change that may alter how we prosecute cops

After the murder of George Floyd and racial justice protests, lawmakers weigh easing the standard to criminally charge police who kill.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Joe Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday – as it happened

‘Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments,’ president says‘It is time to move forward,’ Biden says after supreme court decisionSupreme court votes 7-2, preserving healthcare for millionsHouse votes to repeal measure that gave Bush authority to invade IraqNew York grand jury stores up trouble for Trump Organization executives 1.01am BST 12.16am BST A Republican congressman “ran as quickly as he could, like a coward” when a police officer injured in the attack on Congress on ...
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Biden got down on one knee to welcome the 94-year-old 'grandmother' of Juneteenth to the White House

Opal Lee (2nd L), the activist known as the grandmother of Juneteenth, US Vice President Kamala Harris look on as US President Joe Biden gives a pen to US Congresswoman Barbara Lee (L) after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. JIM WATSON/Getty Images President Joe Biden delivered a special greeting on Thursday to Opal Lee, a 94-year-old Texas activist. In 2016, Lee marched 1,400 miles from Fort Worth, Texas, to DC to advocate for making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Bide...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Cbs, Biden, Kamala Harris, Marshall, Lee, Fort Worth Texas, Barbara Lee


Californians Must Actively Look For Work To Get Unemployment As Of July 11

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Californians will need to actively apply for jobs in order to receive unemployment benefits, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday. Federal law requires people who are out of work to be actively looking for jobs to be eligible for unemployment benefits. But the federal government let states waive that requirement during the pandemic because so many businesses were ordered to close. California’s Employment Development Department has waived its work-...
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Juneteenth bill sails through Congress but key legislation targeting racial inequity faces major obstacles

Legislation moved quickly through Congress this week to establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
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House Demands Docs From DOJ On Trump-era Records Seizure Of Congress, Journos

The House Judiciary Committee demanded on Thursday that the Justice Department provide documents and explanations for how and why it seized the records of House lawmakers, journalists, and former White House Counsel Don McGahn. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
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Biden makes Juneteenth a national holiday, giving federal employees Friday off

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden on Thursday enacted a law making June 19 a national holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The House and the Senate had passed the legislation this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill into law to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a nat...
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Joe Biden Signs Juneteenth Holiday Bill Into Law

Here’s how the new holiday unexpectedly sailed through Congress this week.
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A Florida Republican reportedly compared his political rival to a 'f---ing speed bump' and threatened to send a hit squad to make her 'disappear'

Anna Paulina Luna, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives speaks before President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump at a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara A GOP candidate in Florida made threats to send a "Russian-Ukrainian hit squad" to his opponent, Politico reports. "She's a dead squirrel," William Braddock said of his rival, Anna Paulina Luna, in a phone call. Politico obtained a secret recording of the ph...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, News, Republicans, Congress, Politico, Trends, Gop, Campaign, Donald Trump, St Petersburg, Luna, Melania Trump, Tampa Fla, Tampa Bay Times


Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, ruling that Texas doesn't have standing to challenge Obama's signature healthcare law

The Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Patrick Semansky/AP The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The court said that GOP-controlled states challenging the law in the case lacked standing. The ruling in the case, California v. Texas, was 7-2. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying that the red states challenging the law in the case lacked standing.The 7-2 ruling l...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Arizona, Affordable Care Act


House Vote Tees Up Congress To Revoke Iraq War Authorization

Rep. Barbara Lee and allies have pushed politicians to reckon with U.S. overreach.
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Who are the 14 House Republicans who voted against a Juneteenth holiday? And why?

The House vote on Juneteenth passed by 415-14 for a new federal holiday, but 14 GOP members of Congress voted no. Who are they? Why did they vote no?       [Author: USA TODAY]
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United States: Congress Must Act To Reclaim Title IX's Mandate Against Sex Discrimination In Education - Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

While President Joe Biden recently announced a review of the DeVos changes, we must go much farther: Congress itself must amend the law to reclaim its original mandate.
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We now have a good sense of how big the 'Always Trump' caucus is in Congress

In the five months since Donald Trump grudgingly left the White House, one of the central questions kicking around American politics is this: How big, exactly, is the group of pure "Always Trumpers" in Congress?
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Analysis: We now have a good sense of how big the 'Always Trump' caucus is in Congress

In the five months since Donald Trump grudgingly left the White House, one of the central questions kicking around American politics is this: How big, exactly, is the group of pure "Always Trumpers" in Congress?
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Always Trump


United States: USDA AMS National Bioengineered (BE) Food Disclosure Standard Final Rule - Keller & Heckman

On December 21, 2018, the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service published its final rule implementing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (Public Law 114-216) mandated by Congress in 2016, ...
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Air Force One delivered Biden back to a deadlocked Congress

• Analysis: Putin got what he wanted from Biden • Opinion: A big loss for Putin
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After showdown abroad, Biden faces one at home

President Joe Biden now turns to a puzzle almost as thankless as negotiating with Vladimir Putin -- pushing his stalled agenda through a deadlocked Congress. After successfully enacting a massive Covid-19 rescue bill and rolling out an unprecedented vaccination drive, the President is now under increasing pressure to satisfy Democratic hopes of transformative reform in a fast narrowing window for action.
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US poised to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

The commemoration marks when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas on 19 June 1865, ending slaveryThe United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation.Congress has approved a bill that would make Juneteenth, or 19 June, a holiday – a bill Joe Biden is expected to sign into law. Continue reading...
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House passes bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday and sends it to Biden's desk to be signed into law

A 2019 Juneteenth parade in Milwaukee. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images for VIBE The House on Wednesday passed a bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday. June 19 marks the day people who were enslaved in the US were emancipated. The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday, and it now heads over to Biden's desk for his signature. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House on Wednesday passed bipartisan legislation to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a national holiday ce...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Racism, Democrats, House, Slavery, Wisconsin, Lincoln, Louisiana


Congress Passes Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Congress has passed a bill to establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday. The motion was approved in the House with a vote of 415-14 on Wednesday, after passing unanimously through the Senate on Tuesday. Juneteenth, which takes place annually on June 19, marks the true end of slavery in the United States. It commemorates June […]
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A Republican congressman refused to shake hands with a DC police officer beaten by Trump loyalists on Jan. 6, according to 2 House members

D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone, addresses the media after a meeting with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to urge Republican senators to support a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6th attack on the Capitol, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Tom Williams/Getty Images Rep. Andrew Clyde refused to shake hands with Michael Fanone, a DC police officer who was assaulted on Jan. 6. Two members of Congress shared Fanone's story on Tuesday via Twitter...
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