All GOP senators, Manchin challenge Biden's ESG climate investment rule 'politicizing' Americans' 401Ks
Sen. Joe Manchin joined every GOP senator in introducing legislation that would kill President Biden's ESG rule that would affect the retirement savings of 152 million Americans.foxnews.com
Clerk pleads no contest in 2020 Flint-area ballot sabotage
A woman who was a public official in a Michigan community admitted Wednesday that she broke a seal on a ballot box to ensure that votes could not be recounted in her 2020 race, prosecutors said. Kathy Funk, 59, pleaded no contest to misconduct in office, a felony, under an agreement that includes no time in jail. Funk, a Democrat, was the Flint Township clerk in 2020 with responsibility over elections.news.yahoo.com
NYC to use cruise ship terminal as asylum-seeker shelter
New York City is temporarily turning a cruise ship terminal into a shelter and services hub for asylum-seekers, Mayor Eric Adams said Saturday, announcing the latest in a series of facilities the city has set up — and sometimes shut down — as it strains to handle an ongoing influx. The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will have room, food, medical care and other services for 1,000 single men until it reverts to the cruise business in springtime, the mayor's office said in a release. “Our city is at its breaking point,” said Adams, a Democrat who has repeatedly pleaded for state and federal assistance to address the flow of asylum-seekers — some of them bused by out-of-state governors — to the nation's most populous city.news.yahoo.com
Trump’s Legal Strategy of Annoyance Is No Longer Working
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyIn their desperate attempts to halt the New York attorney general from dealing a death blow to Donald Trump’s family business, the former president’s lawyers keep shopping the same failed arguments in states across the country. And judges are starting to call his legal team out for its bad-faith delay tactics.Trump’s latest failure in New York state court shows just how far his lawyers are willing to go to appease the former president—annews.yahoo.com
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo to take personal leave to visit ill grandfather in Colombia – Houston Public Media
Hidalgo is expected to be out of the country for about a week and likely will not participate in next Tuesday's meeting of the Harris County Commissioners Court, according to her deputy chief of staff.houstonpublicmedia.org
Lying for the job. From politicians and office workers to first-time job seekers, is it worth the risk?
For those working outside the political world, ramifications for resume lies are often swift and absolute, labor experts say. Employees who get caught tend to get terminated immediately, said Amy Moor Gaylord, a labor employment attorney in Chicago who has been practicing for 25 years.chicagotribune.com
Letters: Limited options
We must either pick “amber waves of fascism” on the right, or “beautiful and spacious graves of socialism” on the left? Citizens must either love Donald Trump, love Joe Biden or get the heck out. Red tide and blue moon cannot be our only two options. “Promoting … illegal immigration”: Please tell us how the lack of adequate immigration laws through 3.5 administrations equates to promotion. “Tax-funded socialism … destroying our democracy”: Are Americans over 65 destroying America by taking advantage of government programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and legitimate welfare?myrgv.com
Rep. Jamie Raskin says he's been diagnosed with lymphoma
Congressman Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland who served on the House Jan. 6 committee, says he's been diagnosed with lymphoma. He described it as "a serious but curable form of cancer" and said he would undergo chemo-immunotherapy.news.yahoo.com
Arizona Republican loses lawsuit over attorney general race
A judge has thrown out Republican Abraham Hamadeh’s challenge of election results in his race against Democrat Kris Mayes for Arizona attorney general, concluding that Hamadeh didn’t prove the errors in vote counting that he had alleged. The ruling on Friday by Mohave County Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen came after Hamadeh’s attorney, Tim La Sota, acknowledged his client hadn’t gained enough votes during his litigation to change the outcome of the race. Mayes finished 511 votes ahead of Hamadeh out of 2.5 million in one of the closest elections in state history.news.yahoo.com
El Paso lawmaker aids Uvalde shooting investigation three years after massacre in his city
State Rep. Joe Moody rushed to the site of a mass shooting in his city in 2019, then warned House colleagues that it would happen again as they passed a permitless carry bill. Now he’s at the center of the investigation into the Uvalde massacre.
Prosecutors: 2 Hawaii lawmakers took bribes to steer bills
Federal prosecutors say a Hawaii state senator and a state representative took bribes including cash, hotel rooms and casino chips in exchange for shaping legislation that would benefit a company involved in publicly financed cesspool conversion projects.
Shelley Luther, anti-lockdown activist and GOP candidate, said Chinese students should be banned from Texas universities
Luther became nationally known at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 when she refused to shut down her Dallas salon in defiance of emergency orders. She was sentenced to a week in jail but was released after only a few days.