Biden on jobs numbers, falling gas prices: 'The program is working'
Delivering remarks at the White House, President Biden spoke about falling gas prices and the June jobs report, which showed that 372,000 jobs were added and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%. Biden said that progress is being made and "the program is working."news.yahoo.com
GOP Rep. Debbie Lesko Is Mad She Accidentally Said She Would Shoot Her Own Grandchildren
ReutersRep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) caused a stir this week when she took the floor of the House to oppose a gun safety bill and in the process seemed to vow to shoot her own grandchildren. “I have five grandchildren,” the congresswoman began in her Tuesday speech. “I would do anything—anything—to protect my five grandchildren. Including, as a last resort, shooting them, if I had to, to protect the lives of my grandchildren.” Growing more angry, Lesko then accused Democrats of trying to “take away mnews.yahoo.com
House passes domestic violence bill, pushes issue to Senate
The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act passed 244-172 with 29 Republicans joining Democrats in supporting the legislation. The White House announced its support earlier Wednesday for reauthorizing VAWA, which aims to reduce domestic and sexual violence and improve the response to it through a variety of grant programs. AdPresident Joe Biden introduced the original Violence Against Women Act in June 1990 when serving as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. A subsequent version was eventually included in a sweeping crime bill that President Bill Clinton would sign into law four years later. Congress has reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act three times since.
David Bossie, who was named to lead Trump effort to challenge election results, tests positive for coronavirus
From left; Former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg, Citizens United President David Bossie, former Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWitt, Arizona U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz.,speaking, Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward, and U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., participate in an Arizona Republican Party news conference, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Phoenix. David Bossie, who only days ago was tapped to handle President Donald Trump's effort to challenge the results of the presidential election, has tested positive for the coronavirus,NBC News reported Monday. As a result, Bossie is no longer part of the decision-making process of the election challenge effort, "because he can't be at the campaign headquarters and he can't be in the Oval Office," a source told NBC News. Bossie's diagnosis came to light hours after news broke that Trump Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was positive with Covid-19, and days after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was revealed to be positive with the virus. Two sources who spoke to NBC News said Bossie tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.cnbc.com
Pandemic politicking: Democrats at laptops. GOP at your door
Scott Frostman, the Sauk County Republican Party chairman, speaks with local volunteers during a campaign training session in Baraboo, Wis., on Aug. 31, 2020. Sauk County tipped narrowly for President Donald Trump in 2016, by only 109 votes. Doors win campaigns, Mickey Shelton, a Wisconsin organizer for President Donald Trump, told GOP volunteers in the county Trump carried by a scant 109 votes. Weve got to be respectful of people's views and we have to be careful with COVID-19, but that doesnt mean dont knock on a door," Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt said. The outreach has helped Sauk County Democrats identify 5,000 likely Democratic voters never identified by Clinton's team in 2016, according to Sauk County Democratic Party Chairwoman Tammy Woods.
House passes sweeping police overhaul after Floyd's death
Exactly one month ago, George Floyd spoke his final words I can't breathe and changed the course of history, Pelosi said. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is perhaps the most ambitious set of proposed changes to police procedures and accountability in decades. After the GOP policing bill stalled this week, blocked by Democrats, Trump shrugged. The two parties are instead appealing to voters ahead of the fall election, which will determine control of the House, Senate and White House. Senate Democrats believe Senate Republicans will face mounting public pressure to open negotiations and act.