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Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "What's In A Name?"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist, Mike Flugennock - "What's In A Name?" http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=3154 "Meet the new boss, you'll be amazed at the similarities between him and the old boss." —Eoin Higgins on Twitter, 02.23.2021 What's in a name? I mean, what really is a "detention facility", anyway? Apparently, anything Gropin' Joe and his flunkies say it is, or isn't. No matter what the answer, I have to admit that it was deee-lish reading about how White Hous...
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FBI pinpoints a single suspect in the death of US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

A U.S. Capitol Police officer stands at the door of the Capitol Rotunda near where the late U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick will lie in honor Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Washington. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Federal investigators have a suspect in the killing of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. The probe was narrowed after video footage showed the suspect attacking officers with bear spray. The assailant has not yet been publicly named by federal invest...
Tags: Politics, Senate, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New York Times, Capitol Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Capitol, Romney, U S Capitol Police, Goodman, Laury, Metropolitan Police Department


Election Day nears for L.A. County’s state Senate District 30 seat

When former state Sen. Holly Mitchell won a seat on the Board of Supervisors last November, it opened the political gates in a district that Mitchell had dominated since 2013. For a diverse L.A. landscape that spans from Inglewood to Century City, it was a chance for a new leader to take the helm, bringing fresh energy fueled by notions of how to respond to issues such as COVID-19, homelessness and affordable housing. Three months later, seven candidates are officially on the ballot vying for Mi...
Tags: Apple, Politics, News, California, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Usc, Mitchell, Gavin Newsom, Duncan, Lee, Inglewood


Students from Rep. Madison Cawthorn's college said he used 'fun drives' to corner women with sexual advances, report says

Rep. Madison Cawthorne (R-North Carolina). Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images Former classmates of Rep. Madison Cawthorn told BuzzFeed news he harassed women at their college. Two RAs said they warned women residing in their dorms not to go on drives with Cawthorn. Cawthorn previously said that he has "never done anything sexually inappropriate in my life." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Rep. Madiso...
Tags: Politics, News, Buzzfeed, Congress, Virginia, Trends, House Of Representatives, North Carolina, Sexual Harassment, Republican National Committee, BuzzFeed News, Citizen Times, Patrick Henry College, Getty Images Former, Madison Cawthorn, Cawthorn


‘Kids in cages’ being taught in class, WH says, as schools remain closed

The White House, under fire about their use of migrant children detention centers that Democrats ripped into under former President...
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Biden to talk migration with Mexico's López Obrador, who spent weeks refusing to recognize the president's 2020 victory

The US and Mexican flags are carried side by side during a march for peace near the US/Mexico border on March 11, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. Mario Tama/Getty Images President Biden will join a "virtual event" with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The two will discuss migration, COVID-19, and economic cooperation, the White House said. López Obrador didn't recognize Biden's 2020 victory until mid-December. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US President Joe ...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Migration, Honduras, Biden, Guatemala, Charles Davis, Trump, Manuel, Electoral College, Tijuana Mexico


LA City Council sends new ‘reimagine safety’ plan back to Garcetti; original plan was vetoed

Two months ago, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti vetoed an $88 million spending plan approved by the Los Angeles City Council aimed at re-directing funding initially proposed for the police department budget into other uses in the community. The mayor said that it fell short and needed to be tweaked. Now, six Los Angeles City Council members say they plan to vote to override that decision next Tuesday. Community activists last December had raised concerns that the spending plan fell short of the ...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, La, Police, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Iran, Syria, Soccer, Community, City Council, Biden, Council, Lapd


Lingering unemployment tax troubles: wrong amounts, wrong recipient ID info and no forms

In addition to looking for another job, folks who got unemployment benefits also have to deal with paying taxes on the payments and, in some cases, other complications. Unemployment benefits can be a lifesaver. That's been especially true during the year+ that we've been dealing with COVID-19 complications. Employers had to reduce services or close completely. In addition to the business costs, the establishments' workers were suddenly facing steep pay cuts or no pay at all. Congress has ...
Tags: Taxes, Labor, Congress, Senate, White House, House, Vermont, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, U S Postal Service, U S Department of Labor, Green Mountain State, Vermont Department of Labor, COVID, Biden Administration COVID


'Oath Keeper' Jessica Watkins denounced the extremist group but will stay in jail before her trial, judge says

Jessica Marie Watkins (2nd from L) and Donovan Ray Crowl (Center), both from Ohio, march down the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol with the Oath Keepers militia group among supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. Both have since been indicted by federal authorities for their roles in the siege on the U.S. Capitol. Picture taken January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo Jessica Watkins is charged with conspiracy over her role in the deadly Jan...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Trends, Ap, Cnn, Afghanistan, Army, Militia, Ohio, Capitol, Dayton, Watkins, U S Capitol, Watkin, Mehta


House OKs land/rivers bill preserving 1 million acres – much of it in LA County

A bill protecting more than 1 million acres of public lands and 500 miles of rivers in the state — including more than 400,000 acres in three counties in Southern California — was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Friday in a bipartisan vote. Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, or HR 803 was adopted by a vote of 227-200, with eight Republicans voting “yes” along with 219 Democrats. Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, was the lone Republican in the state to vote in favo...
Tags: News, Colorado, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, House, House Of Representatives


WH: Biden ‘Disappointed’ By Senate Official’s Roadblock To $15 Minimum Wage Increase

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday night that President Joe Biden was let down by a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian that jeopardized the chances of including his proposed minimum wage increase from $7.25 per hour to $15 in the COVID-19 relief package. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Biden, WH, Jen Psaki, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19


Biden says airstrikes in Syria warn Iran to ‘be careful’

By Lolita C. Baldor, Robert Burns and Qassim Abdul-Zahra | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Friday that Iran should view his decision to authorize U.S. airstrikes in Syria as a warning that it can expect consequences for its support of militia groups that threaten U.S. interests or personnel. “You can’t act with impunity. Be careful,” Biden said when a reporter asked what message he had intended to send with the airstrikes, which the Pentagon said destroyed several building...
Tags: Congress, Washington, White House, China, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, Defense, Sport, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Austin, Britain, Soccer, Pentagon


Donald Trump Jr. gives fiery CPAC speech full of grievances against anti-Trump Republicans, big tech, and the mainstream media

Donald Trump Jr. does an interview on media row at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. AP Donald Trump Jr. gave a fiery speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He aired grievances against anti-Trump Republicans, big tech, the mainstream media, and the election. He criticized Rep. Liz Cheney, saying her "politics are only slightly less popular than her father is at a quail hunt." Visit the Business section of Ins...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, China, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Wyoming, Middle East, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Trump, Hunter, Orlando Fla


Kids in cages: What family separation was, what happened to the children, and what the Biden administration can do today

David Xol-Cholom, of Guatemala, hugs his son Byron at Los Angeles International Airport as they reunite after being separated during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families, in Los Angeles on Jan. 22, 2020. AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu The parents of more than 500 children separated by the Trump administration have not been located. The ACLU wants the Biden administration to not just help find them, but bring them back to the US. Visit the Business section of...
Tags: News, Interview, White House, Immigration, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Dhs, Family Separation, United States, Aclu, San Diego, Department Of Justice, Biden, Guatemala


White House Restores Key Climate Measure Calculating Carbon's Harm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday announced a major change in how the federal government will calculate and weigh the cost of...
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Sunak to use budget to start repairing UK's public finances

Corporation tax and capital gains tax expected to rise as chancellor begins huge task of repaying Covid debtRishi Sunak will use the volatility in global financial markets to ram home a budget message next week that immediate action is needed to repair the damage to the public finances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.Despite the deep downturn caused by the third nationwide lockdown in England, the chancellor – who has been closely monitoring market moves – will announce the first steps towards r...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, England, Economics, Conservatives, UK News, Tax and spending, Public finance, Britain, Economic policy, Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Budget 2021


Trump endorses primary rival challenging Republican impeachment supporter

The former president backed Max Miller, a former White House and campaign aide running against Rep. Anthony Gonzalez in Ohio.
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1.1 Million Single-Dose J&J Vaccines Expected In California Over Next 3 Weeks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said the state expects to start administering the new single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week and to receive more than 1.1 million of the shots over the next three weeks. The vaccine, still in the final federal approval process, has fewer handling restrictions than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines now being used. Those vaccines require two doses to be fully effective and must be stored at extremely low temperatures. N...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, California, California News, Fresno, Pfizer, Biden, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom, Johnson Johnson, Sacramento Calif, Newsom, Moderna, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine


Sony Japan Studio “Winding Down” Original Game Development, “Majority” of Devs Let Go

Regardless of all the promises explaining that the company still respects its Japanese developers, the actions of Sony have continued to prove otherwise as it has been announced that original game development of Sony Japan Studio (known for producing stellar titles since 1993) is “winding down”. Speaking to IGN, Sony Interactive Entertainment explained that Sony […]
Tags: Business, Games, Politics, Usa, Censorship, Sony, Anime, Sony Japan Studio, IGN Sony Interactive Entertainment


After being shot in the face while covering a protest, a freelance journalist and her attorney alleged a conspiracy. A judge just ruled to let the case move forward.

Police advance on demonstrators who are protesting the killing of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Scott Olson/Getty Images Linda Tirado was covering a protest when she she shot by police with a "less-lethal" munition. The incident left her blind in one eye. She's suing police and the city of Minneapolis. In an interview, she discussed a recent court victory and her hope for justice. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The arc of history may ultim...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, Minneapolis, US, America, Trends, United States, Portland, Pbs, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, National Geographic, Litigation, Trump, Linda


Biden will not sanction MBS over Khashoggi's killing despite US report implicating the Saudi leader

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on November 20, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters The Biden administration on Friday announced new sanctions over Jamal Khashoggi's murder. The sanctions did not target Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The administration said it would institute a new visa-restriction policy called the "Khashoggi ban." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden administration will not sanctio...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Kingdom, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Treasury, Janet Yellen, State Department, Biden, Istanbul, Mohammed


Biden will not sanction MBS over Khashoggi's killing despite US report implicating the Saudi leader in the murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a session of the Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 20, 2019. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters The Biden administration announced new sanctions over Khashoggi's murder. Saudi Crown Prince MBS is not targeted by the new sanctions.  The administration is also instituting a new visa restriction policy called the Khashoggi Ban. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden admini...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Kingdom, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Treasury, Janet Yellen, State Department, Biden, Istanbul, Mohammed


US is getting a 3rd COVID-19 vaccine: Which one is the best?

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but because at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options, health officials are girding for the question: Which one is best? If cleared for emergency use, the J&J vaccine would offer a one-dose option that could help speed vaccinations, tamp down a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 people in the U.S. and stay ahead o...
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Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies

By Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Juliet Linderman and Larry Fenn | Associated Press A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content. The Associated Press reviewed public and private social media accounts of nearly 1,000 federal, state, and local elected an...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Republicans, Washington, Senate, Virginia, US, Beck, America, Atlanta, Sport


Psaki defends Biden's Syria airstrike decision as progressives push back, some Republicans applaud

White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Biden’s decision to issue an airstrike against Iranian-backed forces in Syria...
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Here’s what you can expect to get from the $1.9 trillion House coronavirus stimulus package

By Tami Luhby and Katie Lobosco | CNN The $1.9 trillion House coronavirus package contains a wide range of proposals to help Americans still struggling with the economic fallout of the pandemic. The legislation provides another round of direct payments, as well as additional assistance for the unemployed, hungry, uninsured and at risk of losing their homes. It also would provide a bigger tax break for parents. President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats argue that another massive bill is ne...
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Biden Admin to Administer 3,000 Daily Vaccines in Greensboro

The White House says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will soon open a federally-supported vaccination clinic in Greensboro.
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Report finds Saudi crown prince approved killing of Jamal Khashoggi – live

Report: MBS approved 2018 killing of Washington Post columnistCDC head warns of concerning US shift in Covid casesOmar leads calls to fire Senate official who scuppered $15 wage riseHouse will vote on $1.9tn Covid rescue plan todaySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.14pm GMT The Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, approved the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an unclassified report released by the Office of the Director o...
Tags: Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Minimum Wage, US politics, US Congress, Odni, Mohammed bin Salman, Istanbul Turkey, National Intelligence, Muhammad Bin Salman


Alex Salmond: weak leadership could hurt case for Scottish independence

Former first minister launches stinging attack on his ex-party in evidence to Holyrood inquiryAlex Salmond has suggested that weak and incompetent leadership of Scotland’s institutions could undermine the case for independence, in a bitter attack on his former allies and party.The former first minister said huge deficiencies had been exposed in the running of the Scottish government and the Crown Office, as he blamed both institutions for forcing him to live through a “nightmare” during the last...
Tags: Politics, Scotland, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Independence, Alex Salmond, Scottish politics, Scottish National party (SNP, Crown Office, Holyrood inquiryAlex Salmond


Intel report finds Saudi prince approved Khashoggi murder

The White House is expected to follow with additional sanctions on Riyadh.
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