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President Joe Biden coming to Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday. Focus is health care costs, Medicare, Social Security. (Anthony Man/Sun-Sentinel)

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 22:20

Anthony Man / Sun-Sentinel:
President Joe Biden coming to Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday.  Focus is health care costs, Medicare, Social Security.  —  President Joe Biden plans to visit Fort Lauderdale next week.  The White House said the president would speak about his plan to lower health care costs and protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security.

Updating our policies for political accounts (Blake Chandlee/TikTok)

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 22:10

Blake Chandlee / TikTok:
Updating our policies for political accounts  —  TikTok is an entertainment platform where people come to share their stories, and understand other people's experiences, too.  Those stories can touch on all aspects of their lives, including current events like elections and political issues.

McCarthy reaches for the GOP's brass ring: A unifying agenda (Olivia Beavers/Politico)

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 22:05

Olivia Beavers / Politico:
McCarthy reaches for the GOP's brass ring: A unifying agenda  —  Kevin McCarthy will announce it in a red Pittsburgh suburb, not on the Capitol steps.  In most other ways, though, his Friday GOP agenda rollout will mirror Newt Gingrich's 28-year-old Contract With America.

Has a Trump Tipping Point Been Reached? Analyzing The NY Attorney General's Case Against Trump (E. Danya Perry/Just Security)

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 22:00

E. Danya Perry / Just Security:
Has a Trump Tipping Point Been Reached?  Analyzing The NY Attorney General's Case Against Trump  —  In the last month, the array of investigations involving Donald J. Trump and many of Trump's associates and family members has reached an intense pitch.  Today another bombshell detonated—one that may prove to be the most devastating.

GOP congressional candidate said US suffered from women's suffrage and praised organization trying to repeal 19th Amendment (Andrew Kaczynski/CNN)

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 22:00

Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
GOP congressional candidate said US suffered from women's suffrage and praised organization trying to repeal 19th Amendment  —  A Michigan candidate for the US House backed by former President Donald Trump once railed against giving women the right to vote, arguing that America has “suffered” since women's suffrage.

Rally With Trump? Some G.O.P. Candidates Aren't Thrilled About It. (New York Times)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 10:50

New York Times:
Rally With Trump?  Some G.O.P. Candidates Aren't Thrilled About It.  —  Whether he is invited or not, the former president keeps holding rallies in battleground states.  It reflects an awkward dance as Republican candidates try to win over general-election voters.

Lifting of Defense Trade Restrictions on the Republic of Cyprus for Fiscal Year 2023 (United States Department of State)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 10:40

United States Department of State:
Lifting of Defense Trade Restrictions on the Republic of Cyprus for Fiscal Year 2023  —  Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken determined and certified to Congress that the Republic of Cyprus has met the necessary conditions under relevant legislation to allow the approval of exports, re-exports …

Gov. Reeves tells Hattiesburg audience it's 'great day to not be in Jackson' (Anthony Warren/WLBT-TV)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 10:15

Anthony Warren / WLBT-TV:
Gov. Reeves tells Hattiesburg audience it's ‘great day to not be in Jackson’  —  JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A day after declaring victory in helping to restore clean water to tens of thousands of people in Jackson, Gov. Tate Reeves took a swipe at the capital city at a groundbreaking ceremony in Hattiesburg.

Florida governor defends migrant flights to Martha's Vineyard, suggests more to come (Reuters)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 07:01

Reuters:
Florida governor defends migrant flights to Martha's Vineyard, suggests more to come  —  Florida's Republican governor on Friday defended his decision to fly dozens of migrants to the wealthy vacation island of Martha's Vineyard from Texas, and said similar actions could follow as a political dispute …

Virginia will block schools from accommodating transgender students (Hannah Natanson/Washington Post)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 05:00

Hannah Natanson / Washington Post:
Virginia will block schools from accommodating transgender students  —  In a major rollback of LGBTQ rights, the administration of Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) will require that transgender students in Virginia access school facilities and programs that match the sex they were assigned at birth …

A Sadistic Immigration Stunt (Tom Nichols/The Atlantic)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 05:00

Tom Nichols / The Atlantic:
A Sadistic Immigration Stunt  —  This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture.  Sign up for it here.  —  Ron DeSantis's hideous political stunt is a reminder …

California paid 45 percent less for tests supplied by Hochul donor (Chris Bragg/Albany Times Union)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 04:35

Chris Bragg / Albany Times Union:
California paid 45 percent less for tests supplied by Hochul donor  —  Republicans and a good-government group have asked law enforcement to examine New York's $637M in purchases of COVID-19 test kits from company associated with Hochul campaign donors  —  ALBANY — Last winter …

Migrants Flown to Martha's Vineyard Say They Were Misled (New York Times)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 04:30

New York Times:
Migrants Flown to Martha's Vineyard Say They Were Misled  —  The flights, arranged by Florida's Republican governor, underscored how easily the fate of immigrants can be swept up in politics.  —  EDGARTOWN, Mass. — Migrants shipped to this elite vacation island by Florida's Republican governor …

Klain presses progressives on permitting reforms (Axios)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 02:55

Axios:
Klain presses progressives on permitting reforms  —  The White House is privately pressuring House progressives to support Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-W.Va.) permitting reform proposal, people familiar with the matter tell Axios. … - Some 80 House progressives, led by Natural Resources Committee …

It's Time to Call MAGA a National Security Threat (Wajahat Ali/The Daily Beast)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 02:35

Wajahat Ali / The Daily Beast:
It's Time to Call MAGA a National Security Threat  —  It's a political movement of election denying extremists, many of whom have threatened or committed violence.  Feels like there's a word to describe this. … Former President Donald Trump and his MAGA movement's full-throated embrace …

New Orleans Has America's No. 1 Murder Rate. 'We're in a Crisis.' (Cameron McWhirter/Wall Street Journal)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 02:30

Cameron McWhirter / Wall Street Journal:
New Orleans Has America's No. 1 Murder Rate.  'We're in a Crisis.'  —  Violent crime has overwhelmed the city's police and is motivating some residents and business owners to leave  —  Violent crime in New Orleans has grown to the point that Ibrahim Rabee no longer feels safe at his auto shop.

EXCLUSIVE: Illegal Migrants Flown To Martha's Vineyard Were Informed Of Destination, Documents Confirm (Jennie Taer/The Daily Caller)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 02:30

Jennie Taer / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Illegal Migrants Flown To Martha's Vineyard Were Informed Of Destination, Documents Confirm  —  Illegal migrants Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis flew to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, were informed of their destination prior to boarding flights to the island …

Yeshiva University Halts All Student Clubs to Block L.G.B.T.Q. Group (Hurubie Meko/New York Times)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 02:20

Hurubie Meko / New York Times:
Yeshiva University Halts All Student Clubs to Block L.G.B.T.Q. Group  —  Earlier in the week, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a ruling to stand for now that required the university to recognize the group.  —  Yeshiva University abruptly announced on Friday that it had placed …

No, Transporting Undocumented Migrants to Martha's Vineyard is Not "Literally Human Trafficking" (JONATHAN TURLEY)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 02:05

JONATHAN TURLEY:
No, Transporting Undocumented Migrants to Martha's Vineyard is Not “Literally Human Trafficking”  —  Hillary Clinton today agreed with MSNBC host Joe Scarborough that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sending 50 undocumented migrants to Martha's Vineyard is “literally human trafficking.”

Iran woman's death after morals police arrest sparks protests (Reuters)

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 01:55

Reuters:
Iran woman's death after morals police arrest sparks protests  —  A young Iranian woman has died after falling into a coma following her detention by morality police enforcing Iran's strict hijab rules, sparking protests by Iranians on social media and on the streets on Friday.

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