Biden appoints U.S. prosecutors for Manhattan and Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his candidates to lead the high-level offices of the US attorney in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Biden picked Damian Williams for the top spot in New York’s Lower Manhattan neighborhood and Breon Peace to lead New York’s East Brooklyn neighborhood. Both …

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Yellen again warns Congress of US debt limit as Republicans balk

WASHINGTON, Aug.9 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday again urged Congress to raise the U.S. debt ceiling through bipartisan action as more Republicans balked at the idea of ” increase the federal government’s borrowing capacity. Yellen, in another advisory to U.S. lawmakers, warned of the economic damage …

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Alternatives to using payday loans

Alternatives to these high interest loans Before considering a payday loan, the experts at Consumer Reports have advice on alternatives and ways to save money. If you are having trouble paying your bills, you might want to consider a payday loan. But be careful! Even with some recent reforms, many …

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Kamala Harris completely misses her veep job

Kamala Harris is not very good at this. The Vice President has never won an election on her own outside of the greenhouse of California politics, and it shows. On paper, she was a serious contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Once the campaign got underway, she flip-flopped on …

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Republican issues subpoenas for Wisconsin election news

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The head of the Wissocnsin Assembly Elections Committee issued subpoenas on Friday demanding complete election materials, including all ballots and voting machines from two counties in what ‘she called a “top-down” investigation into the state of 2020 presidential results. Republican State Representative Janel Brandtjen sent subpoenas …

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Reader’s Opinion: Republicans repeat same old same old

While commenting on Twitter, I discovered that Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Tory TV host Laura Ingraham are ignoring meaningful conversations in favor of slime on Democrats who dare speak the truth. Why? Apparently because repeating lies like a stuck record reinforces 45’s charismatic hold on its base. So they …

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Letters: We must accelerate the eradication of COVID-19; Texas Democrats fled the state, shirked their homework; Beside the GOP, the criticism of the Democrats laughable

The COVID variants are more deadly. Miraculously, we have accelerated the emergency use of vaccines to help fight COVID-19. Vaccines are not 100% effective and we are still learning how vaccines actually work in the general population. Now we have learned from the groundbreaking cases of our unmasked vaccines that …

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Alternatives to Payday Loans

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WAFB) – Payday loans are short term, high cost cash loans, typically $ 500 or less. It’s usually due on your next payday, but when you pay it off, you’ll likely have to pay fees ranging from $ 10 to $ 30 for every $ 100 you …

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Delta variant upsets politicians’ COVID calculation

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden‘s administration has devised a strategy to contain one strain of coronavirus, and then another has emerged that is much more contagious. This week – a month late – Biden hit his goal of 70% of American adults who have received at least one injection …

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Democrats should relax owners

Not all owners are slumlord. There are even Democrats who hold leases and collect rents. Yet homeowners are the perceived enemy as Democrats fret about what to do about ending the federal moratorium on evictions. As of August 1, there is no longer a federal obstacle preventing landlords from evicting …

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54.30% Republicans, 44.79% Democrats – Ballotpedia News

54.30% of all state lawmakers are Republicans and 44.79% are Democrats, according to Ballotpedia’s July partisan tally of 7,383 state lawmakers. Ballotpedia tracks the partisan balance of state legislatures at the end of each month. This is the political party that holds the majority of seats in each chamber. Republicans …

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Have the Democrats become a left party?

The current situation of the Democratic Party presents an apparent paradox. On the one hand, the ideological composition of the party has shifted to the left. In the quarter century since Bill Clinton’s first term in office, the party’s share of moderates has fallen from a plurality of 48 percent …

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At six months, Biden summons Cabinet but roadblocks loom

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden marked six months in office Tuesday with a crowded Cabinet meeting, a rally meant to symbolize both a return to normalcy thanks to vaccines and a demonstration of the federal government doing people’s business . But the moment has been clouded by the uncertain …

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The mask is off for the fugitives Dems: Guess

It’s hard not to laugh at the Democratic fugitives from Texas, now that five of them have been stricken with COVID. Of course, the right thing to do is to wish them good health. But they should never lecture anyone about masks after posting selfies – from their private chartered …

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The inflationary puzzle of the White House

One year away from the midterm elections that could end Democratic control of Congress, soaring prices for goods – from clothes to cars – have clearly alarmed business leaders and ordinary Americans. As prominent economists from both parties are issuing warning signals, a Marist poll last month for NPR and …

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3 lawmakers who fled Texas to vote have virus

WASHINGTON – Three of the Democratic state lawmakers who fled Texas to thwart a Republican-backed effort to impose new broad voting restrictions have tested positive for COVID-19 in the nation’s capital. The Texas House Democratic Caucus said in a statement that one of the three tested positive on Friday and …

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Joe Biden has limited power to force his agenda | The report

He was a prominent senator who wanted to be the Democrats‘ presidential candidate, but ended up being content with being the vice-president of a young and charismatic newcomer to the party. This president gave him an increased role as second-in-command, giving the vice president skills he later used when he …

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Democrats run out of time to shape the Supreme Court

In recent weeks progressives have called for justice Stephane Breyer withdraw from the Supreme Court in order to give Joe biden a chance to appoint a younger liberal judge. But on Wednesday, the 82-year-old responded to the speculation by telling CNN he has no impending retirement plans and is still …

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