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Covid: Biden says ‘Neanderthal thinking’ behind lifting of mask rules

Covid: Biden says ‘Neanderthal thinking’ behind lifting of mask rules

President Joe Biden has criticised the lifting of mask requirements in the states of Texas and Mississippi, calling it "Neanderthal thinking". "I think it's a big mistake," he said. Masks, social distancing and other measures were still important, despite the role vaccines were playing in…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, March 4, 2021
House prepares to pass landmark voting rights, ethics bill

House prepares to pass landmark voting rights, ethics bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to pass a sweeping elections and ethics bill, offering it up as a powerful counterweight to voting rights restrictions advancing in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country. House Resolution 1, which touches on virtually every aspect of the electoral…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Wolf administration revises crowd limits for events in Pennsylvania, lifts out-of-state travel restrictions

Wolf administration revises crowd limits for events in Pennsylvania, lifts out-of-state travel restrictions

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Wolf administration has announced revised and lifted mitigation restrictions that are effective Monday in Pennsylvania. According to a news release, the updates are as follows: Revised maximum occupancy limits for indoor events to allow for 15% of maximum occupancy, regardless of…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, March 2, 2021
21 Republican governors attack Biden’s COVID-19 stimulus bill for ‘penalizing’ their states

21 Republican governors attack Biden’s COVID-19 stimulus bill for ‘penalizing’ their states

WASHINGTON — Twenty-one Republican governors and one Democrat are taking aim at a key component of President Joe Biden's COVID-19 relief bill, arguing a proposed allocation of funds "punishes" states that did not fully lock down businesses amid the pandemic. The governors, led by South…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Parliamentarian nixes minimum wage hike in coronavirus bill

Parliamentarian nixes minimum wage hike in coronavirus bill

The Senate parliamentarian on Thursday ruled against including a boost to the minimum wage in a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, arguing that it runs afoul of budget rules. The decision from the parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, is a significant blow to progressives, who viewed the…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, February 26, 2021
Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to ‘Greater Idaho’

Five Oregon counties to vote on leaving state, escaping to ‘Greater Idaho’

Five Oregon counties will ask voters in the next election whether they want to detach from the deep-blue state and join neighboring red-state Idaho. Move Oregon’s Border, also known as Greater Idaho, confirmed Tuesday that the initiative to move swaths of largely rural eastern and…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, February 25, 2021
House conservatives push back on efforts to revive earmarks

House conservatives push back on efforts to revive earmarks

House conservatives are pushing back against efforts to restore the use of earmarks, as Democrats gear up to revive the practice that allows lawmakers to secure federal funding for specific projects. The House Freedom Caucus took an official position against earmarks on Tuesday evening, with…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, February 25, 2021
House conservatives unveil playbook on how they’ll fight back against Democrats’ $1.9T COVID bill

House conservatives unveil playbook on how they’ll fight back against Democrats’ $1.9T COVID bill

The largest conservative caucus in the House is circulating a new playbook on how to fight back against President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill by exposing each of the ''liberal goodies" tucked inside the package. The Republican Study Committee (RSC) authored a three-page memo…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, February 22, 2021
CNN skips asking about Cuomo nursing home scandal, TJ Ducklo fiasco at Biden Wisconsin town hall

CNN skips asking about Cuomo nursing home scandal, TJ Ducklo fiasco at Biden Wisconsin town hall

CNN didn't exactly challenge President Biden during Tuesday night's town hall in Milwaukee, avoiding uncomfortable subjects for the administration or other Democrats. While much of the program was focused on Biden's handling of the coronavirus pandemic going forward, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper grilled the president…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Covid wars launch DeSantis into GOP ‘top tier’

Covid wars launch DeSantis into GOP ‘top tier’

MIAMI — Ron DeSantis once drew national scorn for his stewardship of Florida’s Covid-19 response — critics took to referring to the governor as “DeathSantis” for his resistance to restrictive measures. But that very blowback — marked by predictions of doom and widespread criticism for…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Biden extends pandemic help for homeowners, renters wait

Biden extends pandemic help for homeowners, renters wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is extending a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30 to help homeowners struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium on foreclosures of federally guaranteed mortgages had been set to expire on March 31. On his first day in…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, February 16, 2021
DeSantis slams Biden administration for ‘hypocrisy’ over lack of virus testing for migrants while floating domestic travel bans

DeSantis slams Biden administration for ‘hypocrisy’ over lack of virus testing for migrants while floating domestic travel bans

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis accused the Biden administration of “hypocrisy” for welcoming migrants into the country without requiring coronavirus testing but was mulling a ban on domestic travel to Florida. “Of course they're not being screened for COVID at the southern border. Because this is…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, February 15, 2021
Cuomo aide admits they hid nursing home data so feds wouldn’t find out

Cuomo aide admits they hid nursing home data so feds wouldn’t find out

Governor Cuomo’s top aide privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing-home death toll from COVID-19 — telling them “we froze” out of fear the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors, The Post has learned. The stunning admission of…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, February 12, 2021
Florida Gov. DeSantis calls threats of domestic travel ban ‘unconstitutional, unwise and unjust’

Florida Gov. DeSantis calls threats of domestic travel ban ‘unconstitutional, unwise and unjust’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis lashed out at the Biden administration Thursday, following media reports the White House may seek domestic travel bans to counter new strains of COVID-19 from spreading nationwide. "Any attempt to restrict or lock down Florida by the federal government would be…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, February 12, 2021
NJ governor explains why smokers under 65 qualify for Covid vaccine before teachers

NJ governor explains why smokers under 65 qualify for Covid vaccine before teachers

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday defended the state’s coronavirus vaccine eligibility requirements, telling CNBC there is a need to prioritize people who have preexisting medical conditions, including smokers. In an interview on “Squawk Box,” Murphy said the state is focused on using its…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, February 11, 2021

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