Category: Black History

Ex-president expected to declare himself leader of Republican Party

February 28, 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. – Less than 40 days after leaving office – and less than two months after an insurrection mounted by some of his supporters – former President Donald Trump resumes political life Sunday with a speech designed to claim continuing leadership of the Republican Party.Trump is not expected to declare a 2024 presidential candidacy

Unity Proves Elusive in Democrats’ Fight for $15

February 27, 2021
Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday.If the Democrats have a problem, it’s with the working class. Their support from voters without college degrees (particularly white voters, but not exclusively) has been slipping in recent years.The Republican Party, meanwhile, finds its own base more heavily tilted than ever before toward

Biden tours Houston following deadly winter storm in Texas

February 26, 2021
President Biden praised relief workers for doing “God’s work” while visiting Houston on Friday in the wake of the deadly winter storm over Valentine’s Day weekend that still has tens of thousands of locals without safe water. Biden’s trip to Texas marked his first to a major disaster area since taking office last month. At

Biden Administration Working Hard on COVID – BillMoyers.com

February 26, 2021
President Joe Biden, joined by Counselor to the President and White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, receives a briefing from Director of the NIH Dr. Francis Collins and Chief Medical Adviser to the President and Director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at the

Kemp suspends Paulding DA Donovan from office

February 25, 2021
In an executive order signed Wednesday, Kemp wrote that Donovan “has voluntarily authorized his suspension” as DA. Under Georgia law, Donovan will remain suspended until his legal case is closed or his term ends, whichever occurs first.Donovan was re-elected in 2014 and 2018, so his term would expire at the end of 2022. He will

Rachel Maddow Unloads On GOP Senators For Inventing New Standards For Biden’s Cabinet Picks

February 24, 2021
During her program on Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow ripped into the Republican double standard being used to evaluate Joe Biden‘s Cabinet picks. Maddow blasted Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Richard Burr (R-NC), in particular, for inventing new requirements for Cabinet nominees, simply because it is now a Democratic president making the nominations.“So Senator Cruz is

Perdue Will Not Challenge Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat

February 23, 2021
Former Senator David Perdue of Georgia has decided he will not run against an incumbent Democrat, Senator Raphael Warnock, in 2022, just a week after Mr. Perdue announced he had filed paperwork to kick-start a possible new campaign.Mr. Perdue, a Republican and former businessman who lost in a January runoff election to the state’s other

Democrats march ahead with critical COVID-19 relief while Republicans whine

February 22, 2021
Campaign Action That would certainly ease passage of the bill, if the Senate didn’t have to take votes on overruling the Parliamentarian on whether that piece of the bill can stay in. If the Parliamentarian accepts it, it will stay in the bill on the House side. If she says it doesn’t stay in, the

Former Trump advisor says Texas power outages are consequence of electing Biden

February 21, 2021
The New York TimesCruz and Cuomo Face Scandal. Trump Can’t Save Them.Even by Washington standards, this has been a particularly shameless week. With millions of Texans freezing in their homes, Sen. Ted Cruz fled to a Mexican beach, offering his constituents little more than the political cliché of wanting to be a “good dad.” (Apparently,

Mutual Care Modeled by Government Leaders

February 21, 2021
At a recent town hall in Wisconsin, President Joe Biden charted a sharp change in direction for America’s political culture, telling his audience, “For four years, all that’s been in the news is Trump. The next four years, I want to make sure all the news is the American people.” Put another way, for the

Six Capitol Police Officers Suspended After Insurrection | National

February 20, 2021
The United States Capitol Police has reportedly suspended six officers and is investigating nearly 30 others in connection with the deadly January 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol building. According to a statement provided to The Hill, the Capitol Police’s Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating a total of 35 officers, and that “Acting Chief

Dangerous Deep Freeze in Texas – BillMoyers.com

February 19, 2021
A man braves subzero cold as he walks down a street in downtown Indianapolis on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, following a powerful snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Indiana. (AP Photo/Rick Callahan)February 16, 2021 History was in the news today in three very different ways. First up is the

VP Kamala Harris Discusses Reopening Schools In First Interview Since Being Sworn Into Office

February 18, 2021
The Biden-Harris administration is facing increasing pressure to reopen schools as the battle against the coronavirus continues. In Vice President Kamala Harris’ first interview since being sworn into office, she detailed the plan to reopen safely.  In a Feb. 17 virtual sit down with Savannah Guthrie on Today, Harris said, “Our goal is that, as

The Redistricting Landscape, 2021–22 – BillMoyers.com

February 17, 2021
New Brennan Center Report: The Redistricting Landscape, 2021–22 Moyers on Democracy has been keeping an eye on what may well be the biggest threat to democracy – gerrymandering. The process of redrawing voting districts is the most effective way of suppressing fair voting — and it is under the radar. The Brennan Center released a

Biden Makes McConnell’s Bad Day Even Worse By Exposing The GOP Plot To Block COVID Relief

February 16, 2021
President Joe Biden didn’t mince words on Tuesday when it came to Republican efforts to block COVID relief legislation that the country desperately needs. Before departing the White House for a town hall event in Wisconsin, Biden was asked about Republican opposition to his COVID relief package. “Mitch McConnell said that opposing COVID relief will

David Perdue Files to Run Against Raphael Warnock for Georgia Senate Seat

February 15, 2021
David Perdue, the one-term U.S. senator from Georgia who lost a runoff election last month against Senator Jon Ossoff, filed paperwork on Monday night indicating that he plans a comeback effort — this time against Georgia’s other new senator, Raphael Warnock.Mr. Perdue, a former businessman who first ran for office as an outsider, and later

Excerpts from the March edition of the Harper’s Index. (And a vaccine poll)

February 15, 2021
Prison mortality is way up over the past decade, and many inmates die while awaiting trial. Night Owls is a themed open thread appearing at Daily Kos seven days a week. Selected excerpts from the March edition of Harper’s Index (not yet on-line): Percentage increase last year in use of the phrase “technical difficulties” during

What Did He Know and When Did He Know It? – BillMoyers.com

February 14, 2021
February 12, 2021 Today was the the fourth day of former president Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. The president’s legal team attempted to answer the arguments of the House impeachment managers, who outlined the horrific events of January 6, 2021, when a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol while a joint session of Congress was

This shouldn’t be the last day of the impeachment trial. Live coverage #1

February 13, 2021
Following the latest bombshell news about Kevin McCarthy’s screaming match with Donald Trump on January 6, will House Managers request witnesses, or will today be the final day of the second impeachment trial for Trump? We’ll find out soon.  The impeachment trial is being aired on major television news networks and streamed on their websites. Daily Kos

Fired ‘Mandalorian’ star Gina Carano gets new movie opportunity from The Daily Wire

February 12, 2021
Gina Carano, who was fired this week from “The Mandalorian” after a series of controversial social media posts, already has a new project in the works.Conservative news outlet The Daily Wire announced Friday that Carano will produce and star in an upcoming movie exclusive to members of its website.Details of the movie have not been

New Sedition Caucus PAC Targets Vulnerable Republicans

February 11, 2021
www.TheSeditionCaucus.com Our priority is to ensure voters fire members of the sedition caucus at the polls in 2022. Republican seditionists and QAnon members of Congress cannot hide from their attempt to destroy our democracy. LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) February 09, 2021 On the first day of Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate, the Sedition Caucus

$50K bond granted for ex-Cobb band director jailed on molestation charges

February 10, 2021
Craig Godfrey, 38, of Cartersville, was granted a $50,000 bond by a Cobb magistrate court judge, Kimberly Isaza spokeswoman for the district attorney, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He had not yet bonded out late Wednesday and remains in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, jail records show.ExploreCobb band director accused of molesting former studentGodfrey was

Notorious Giuliani witness Mellissa Carone said she’s running for a state house seat in Michigan

February 10, 2021
Melissa Carone, who was working for Dominion Voting Services, speaks in front of the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing, Michigan on December 2, 2020. JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty ImagesA key witness from a Michigan election-fraud hearing last year, is running for state office.Mellissa Carone went viral in December after her bizarre testimony on alleged

Is the Outcome a Sure Thing? – BillMoyers.com

February 9, 2021
Counter-demonstrators stand to the side as Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks to a crowd during a rally against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on January 28, 2021 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)February 7, 2021 Pundits are saying that the Senate will vote to acquit former President Donald Trump at the end of his

Defence claims trial ‘political theatre’ as GOP lawyer trashes ex-president’s strategy

February 8, 2021
The ConversationI analyzed all of Trump’s tweets to find out what he was really sayingPresident Donald Trump uses his smartphone. AP Photo/Alex BrandonThe tally was in, it was clear Donald Trump had lost – and he tweeted: “either a new election should take place or … results nullified.” It sounds familiar, but it wasn’t November

Democrats plan child care boost, as Cheney doubles down on Trump criticism

February 7, 2021
US president Joe Biden (AP)GOP Congresswoman Liz Cheney has called on fellow party members to turn away from President Donald Trump, asserting that her party should “not be embracing the former president” after he incited violence at the US Capitol last month.Speaking with Fox News Sunday, Ms Cheney, the third highest-ranking Republican in the House,

Biden Puts Trump’s Foreign Policy in Reverse – BillMoyers.com

February 6, 2021
Photo by Vladislav KlapinFebruary 5, 2021 Yet another Friday without a news dump from the federal government (woo hoo!) means that I have the room to highlight something really interesting that was buried in President Biden’s speech at the State Department yesterday afternoon. Not surprisingly, Biden announced a return to a more traditional foreign policy

Trump Took Millions In Campaign Donations And Gave Them To His Businesses

February 5, 2021
Trump never donated to his reelection, but he moved millions of dollars in campaign donations into various businesses that he owns. Forbes reported: Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, which never received a cent from the former president, moved an estimated $2.8 million of donor money into the Trump Organization—including at least $81,000 since Trump lost the

Senate Republicans tried to force Democrats to take a tough vote on a $15 minimum wage but it did not go as planned

February 5, 2021
Drew Angerer/Staff/Getty ImagesThe Senate unanimously voted to prohibit raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour during the pandemic, which neither party ever supported.The amendment was proposed by Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa.The effort came as Democrats are trying to pass a $1.9 trillion stimulus package.Visit the Business section of Insider for more

Woman accused of killing Harry Dunn was working with US intelligence

February 4, 2021
An America diplomat’s wife who killed a UK teen motorcyclist in a 2019 wrong-way crash was “employed by an intelligence agency in the US” at the time of the accident, according to her attorney. Anne Sacoolas, 43, has admitted that she was driving on the wrong side of the road as she left a US