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Biden to formally establish new Gender Policy Council

Biden to formally establish new Gender Policy Council

President Biden will sign an executive order on Monday establishing the Gender Policy Council within the White House to focus on uplifting the rights of women and address gender-based discrimination and violence. He will also sign an executive order directing the Department of Education to…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, March 8, 2021
Democrats hide radical ideas behind rosy bill titles

Democrats hide radical ideas behind rosy bill titles

Congressional Democrats are baking some of their most controversial policy proposals into American-as-apple-pie bill titles as they try to enact a stridently liberal agenda with razor-thin majorities in both houses. The For the People Act, the Equality Act, and even the American Rescue Act are…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, March 5, 2021
Federal probe into Hunter Biden’s ‘tax affairs’ reportedly moving ahead

Federal probe into Hunter Biden’s ‘tax affairs’ reportedly moving ahead

The federal probe into Hunter Biden’s “tax affairs” is plowing ahead without any interference from President Biden’s White House, according to a report Wednesday. Prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office in Delaware are “treating it seriously” and they have “not heard from the White House”…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, March 4, 2021
Rockets fired at Iraqi airbase hosting U.S.-led coalition troops

Rockets fired at Iraqi airbase hosting U.S.-led coalition troops

Ten rockets were fired at an Iraqi military base hosting U.S.-led coalition troops Wednesday, the latest in a series of rocket attacks in Iraq with this one just days before the Pope is due to visit the country. The rockets targeted Ain Al-Asad airbase, northwest…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Lingering 2020 bitterness inflames debate as Democrats push massive election reform bill

Lingering 2020 bitterness inflames debate as Democrats push massive election reform bill

Lingering bitterness over the 2020 election is making debate over Democrats' massive H.R. 1 election overhaul bill particularly heated as they push forward the "For the People Act," with a House vote on the legislation expected this week. "This is a bill that is about…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Census data snafu upends 2022 elections

Census data snafu upends 2022 elections

A six-month delay holding up the data that states use to draw their legislative districts is mangling plans for the 2022 elections, as states discuss postponing primaries and navigating legal deadlines for redistricting that some are now almost certain to miss. The Census Bureau announced…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, March 1, 2021
Mitch McConnell accuses Democrats of plot to ‘nationalize’ elections

Mitch McConnell accuses Democrats of plot to ‘nationalize’ elections

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday accused House Democrats of plotting to “nationalize” elections, arguing that legislation headed for a vote next week would mandate mail-in voting and forbid states from implementing voter ID laws. “In this country, states and localities run elections,” Mr.…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, February 26, 2021
BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait

BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The foundation, which grew out…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, February 25, 2021
Romney says Trump likely Republican nominee if he runs in 2024

Romney says Trump likely Republican nominee if he runs in 2024

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said in an interview Tuesday that if former President Trump were to run again in 2024 he would likely win the Republican nomination. "He has by far the largest voice and a big impact in my party," Romney told the New…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Southern Poverty: 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020

Southern Poverty: 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — When rioters tore through the U.S. Capitol last month, some of them gripping Confederate battle flags, they didn’t encounter a statue of the most famous rebel general, Robert E. Lee. The Lee statue, which represented the state of Virginia as part…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Neera Tanden Was ‘Proud To Fight’ Against Trump Cabinet Picks, Now She’s Battling To Save Her Own Nomination

Neera Tanden Was ‘Proud To Fight’ Against Trump Cabinet Picks, Now She’s Battling To Save Her Own Nomination

Neera Tanden, the Biden nominee for White House budget director, said in early 2017 she was “proud to fight” against Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, and that her organization, the Center for American Progress, was “fighting hard” to block Trump’s nominee for secretary of…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, February 22, 2021
Bernie Sanders closes in on $15 minimum wage

Bernie Sanders closes in on $15 minimum wage

Sen. Bernie Sanders has never been closer to achieving a $15 an hour federal minimum wage, with the Senate possibly voting on a budget reconciliation bill in the coming weeks. Sanders continued his push on Wednesday, calling the current $7.25 an hour "starvation wages." "The…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, February 19, 2021
Biden immigration plan speeds legalization, lags on border security

Biden immigration plan speeds legalization, lags on border security

President Biden‘s immigration bill cancels penalties for future illegal immigrants, speeds legalization of those already here and increases legal immigration levels. But the bill, which lawmakers will officially introduce on Capitol Hill on Thursday, backtracks on new border security and worksite enforcement compromises that have…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, February 18, 2021
Biden nominee proposed federal agency overseeing think tanks and advocacy groups

Biden nominee proposed federal agency overseeing think tanks and advocacy groups

President Biden's nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has raised concerns among Republicans for a 2018 report in which he argued for the creation of a regulatory "super-agency" that critics say could target conservative advocacy groups. Chopra, currently a member of the Federal…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Social media app Parler crawls back online on ‘independent technology’

Social media app Parler crawls back online on ‘independent technology’

(Reuters) - Parler, a social media service popular with American right-wing users that virtually vanished after the U.S. Capitol riot, re-launched on Monday and said its new platform was built on “sustainable, independent technology.” In a statement announcing the relaunch, Parler also said it had…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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