+ Reply to Thread
Page 57 of 66 FirstFirst ... 7 47 55 56 57 58 59 ... LastLast
Results 1,121 to 1,140 of 1315

Thread: American Politics: A Brand New Day

  1. #1121
    The English Avenger Satsuki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Well hidden

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Again, the police system needs to be re-built from the ground up.

  2. #1122
    Someone call for Zeidoktor sgamer82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Middleton, ID

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis' Wedding Marks 1st Same-Sex Marriage Of Sitting Governor*–*Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, who in 2018 became the first openly gay man ever elected governor in the U.S., wed his longtime partner on Wednesday.

    https://www.npr.org/2021/09/15/10376...tting-governor
    Waldorf: You know Statler, after watching the last nine hundred episodes of One Piece, I think I've come to a conclusion.
    Statler: No you haven't.
    Both: DOHOHOHOHOHO!

  3. #1123

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    https://www.rawstory.com/texas-abortion-law/

    Makes sense you want to avoid getting pregnant and needing an abortion. Just avoid having sex don’t let the risk of a sexual assault deter you from telling your attacker.

    It’s fucking 2021 man stop spouting shitty takes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
    3DS Friend Code 0044-2806-5284




  4. #1124

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...-roe-wade.html

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/pol...ce=twitter.com


    Oh hey, Roe v Wade is about to be overturned. Can we get some media reporting on this clusterfuck and put some pressure so that *doesn't* happen, please?

    All the fucking hypocrits with their "my choice what I do with my body" when it comes to wearing a damn mask during a pandemic. But a woman having any choice over her own body, that's too much!

    Fucking Trump packed Supreme Court.

    There's a judge in Austin that's blocking it... for now. But Media didn't report this at all until after the deadline had already passed. So WHAT THE HELL?
    Oh it gets worse.

    As if this wasn't terrible enough already, the architects of it are already openly talking about doing the same to Obgerfell v. Hayes and Lawrence v. Texas.

    For anyone who isn't familiar, those are the two decisions that caused Marriage Equality and De-Criminalized private consensual gay sex.

    They are going to criminalize LGBT folks out of existence.

    Here's the road map:

    Step 1: Some Red state passes bans on Gay and Trans people doing most things (Marying, using public bathrooms, having consensual sex, public displays of affection, being visible in public a'la Russia's "Gay Propaganda Laws" etc)
    Step 2: Supreme Court upholds it, killing OvH and LvT just like they just did for Roe
    Step 3: Any attempt by the House and Senate to fix this and protect us legislatively is defeated by The GOP including Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema.
    Step 4: This remains the status quo for several years where some states its legal to jail people just for being Gay or Trans but they use a light touch at first and aren't super heavy enforcing it.
    Step 5: Gerrymandering continues and when, inevitably the GOP ends up with the presidency and control of the Senate again, they make a bill doing the same criminalizing us on the Federal level.
    Step 6: Whatever Dems exist in the House and Senate decry this in the strongest possible terms, but roll over and let it happen because Something something bipartisanship something when they go low, we go high something something
    Step 7: The Feds begin rounding us up.

    Switch Friend Code: SW-1795-2519-1884 • Click Here to check out my Twitch Channel

  5. #1125

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day



    --- Update From New Post Merge ---

    Hey the Dixie's are finally back to whipping
    https://twitter.com/QasimRashid/stat...357926919?s=20

  6. #1126

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Complicating things since 2009.

  7. #1127
    Someone call for Zeidoktor sgamer82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Middleton, ID

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Headline is Hand count in audit affirms Biden beat Trump, as Maricopa County said in November

    Article also notes "The draft report shows there was less than a 1,000-vote difference between the county's certified ballot count and the Cyber Ninjas'*hand count.* The hand count shows Trump received 45,469 fewer votes than Biden. The county results showed he lost by 45,109"


    So the audit increases Biden's win margin, but is still saying the results were inconclusive.
    Waldorf: You know Statler, after watching the last nine hundred episodes of One Piece, I think I've come to a conclusion.
    Statler: No you haven't.
    Both: DOHOHOHOHOHO!

  8. #1128
    Someone call for Zeidoktor sgamer82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Middleton, ID

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    The past week's "What the Fuck Just Happened Todays":

    Monday:
    Day 244: "Irreparable harm."
    Spoiler:

    1/ House Democrats plan to combine a short-term government spending bill with the suspension of the debt limit in an effort to avert a government shutdown. The stopgap funding bill would last through Dec. 3, 2021, and the debt ceiling would be suspended through Dec. 2022. Mitch McConnell, however, reiterated that Republicans “will not support legislation that raises the debt limit.” The Republican threat is in protest of the Democrats decision to pursue trillions in new spending to overhaul federal healthcare, education, climate, immigration, and tax laws. McConnell called it “an effort to exploit this terrible yet temporary pandemic as a trojan horse for permanent socialism.” Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, meanwhile, warned that “a reckless Republican-forced default could plunge the country into a recession.” Congress has until the end of September to ratify a new spending agreement or risk a shutdown. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen previously warned that, under current conditions, the department will reach its borrowing limit some time in October, which would cause “irreparable harm” to the U.S. economy. The House is expected to vote on the package this week. (Wall Street Journal / The Hill / Politico / Washington Post / Bloomberg / CNN)

    2/ The Senate’s parliamentarian blocked the Democrats’ plan to use the $3.5 trillion social and climate package to provide a path to citizenship for an estimated 8 million immigrants. Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate parliamentarian, ruled that the proposal is “by any standard a broad, new immigration policy” and that “changing the law to clear the way to (Legal Permanent Resident) status is tremendous and enduring policy change that dwarfs its budgetary impact.” In a three-page memo to senators, MacDonough noted that under Senate rules, provisions are not allowed in such bills if their budget effect is “merely incidental” to their overall policy impact. (Associated Press / New York Times / Politico / CNN)


    3/ More than 675,000 people in the U.S. have died of Covid-19, surpassing the country’s 1918 influenza pandemic death toll. The U.S. accounts for about 14% of total Covid-19 deaths globally despite the widespread availability of vaccines. Roughly 25.3% of eligible Americans (those 12 years and older) remain unvaccinated – or about 72 million people. (CNN / Bloomberg)


    4/ The U.S. will lift travel restrictions on foreign visitors fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Starting in November, international travelers will be allowed to enter the U.S. if they can show proof of vaccination before boarding the plane and that they have tested negative for the virus within three days of their flight. The move rolls back a blanket ban on travel for non-U.S. citizens imposed by the Trump administration. (NPR / CBS News / New York Times / CNN)


    5/ The Biden administration began deporting Haitian migrants from a Texas border city where about 14,000 migrants had gathered under and around a bridge after crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. More than 320 migrants arrived in Port-au-Prince on three flights Sunday, and the Department of Homeland Security is expected to run five to eight flights a day to deter Haitians who are overwhelming Del Rio, Texas. Customs and Border Protection also plans to have at least 400 agents and officers in the Del Rio area and is prepared to send more. (Washington Post / Business Insider / Associated Press / NBC News / CNN / New York Times)


    6/ The Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 1 on Mississippi’s restrictive abortion law, which bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The case has been blocked by lower courts because it directly violated Roe v. Wade’s protections for pre-viability abortions. The 1973 ruling established that a woman has the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy in the first six months of pregnancy, when the fetus cannot survive outside the womb. The justices said they wanted to hear arguments on whether all bans of pre-viability abortions are unconstitutional. A ruling is expected next year. Earlier this month, the justices allowed Texas to move forward with its near-total abortion ban. (Politico / NPR / CNBC / CNN)


    poll/ 70% of Americans disapprove of the restrictive Texas abortion law that allows “private citizens to use lawsuits to enforce this law rather than having government prosecutors handle these cases.” 81% say they disapprove of giving $10,000 to “private citizens who successfully file suits against those who perform or assist a woman with getting an abortion.” Meanwhile, 54% disagree with the Supreme Court allowing the Texas law to go into effect, while 39% agree with the court. (Monmouth University)


    Wednesday:
    Day 246: "Playing with fire."

    Spoiler:

    1/ The House passed legislation to fund the government through Dec. 3 and extend the debt limit until after the 2022 elections in a party-line vote with no Republicans supporting the bill. The fiscal package is needed to avoid a government shutdown and a first-ever default on U.S. debt. The bill now heads to the Senate, where Mitch McConnell has vowed that Republicans won’t support raising the debt ceiling. Without 10 Republicans in support, the bill would fail to advance past the 60-vote filibuster threshold. “This is playing with fire. Playing games with the debt ceiling is playing with fire and putting it on the back of the American people,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. Failure to raise the debt ceiling could cost the U.S. economy 6 million jobs, wipe out $15 trillion in household wealth, send the unemployment rate to roughly 9% from around 5%, and plunge the country into an immediate recession, according to the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. Congress has to pass a funding plan by Sept. 30 to prevent a shutdown, while Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned congressional leaders that the debt ceiling must be raised or suspended by some time in October, when the U.S. will exhaust all of its options to pay its bills. (NBC News / Politico / Washington Post / New York Times / CNBC)

    2/ Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas vowed to complete an investigation into the treatment of Haitian immigrants at the Texas-Mexico border after videos showed mounted Border Patrol agents running down migrants and using their reins as whips. Mayorkas told the House Homeland Security Committee that an undisclosed number of agents have already been placed on administrative duty. House Democrats, meanwhile, demanded that Customs and Border Protection officials brief the Oversight Committee this week about agent conduct, direction they received from supervisors, and disciplinary action being taken. (USA Today / New York Times)


    3/ Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent hundreds of state-owned vehicles to the southern border to form a “steel wall” to block migrants from crossing the border. Nearly 15,000 Haitians have taken refuge under the border bridge in Del Rio, Tex. while trying to seek asylum. “We effectively […] regained control of the border,” Abbott said. (Washington Post / Axios)


    4/ An attorney who worked with Trump’s legal team tried to convince Pence that he could overturn the 2020 presidential election results. In a two-page memo, John Eastman laid out a six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election for Trump, which included throwing out the results from seven states. Under Eastman’s scheme, Pence could then declare Trump the winner with more Electoral College votes, at 232 votes to 222. Eastman and Trump proposed the plan to Pence on Jan. 4 in the Oval Office. A separate internal memo – issued two weeks after the 2020 election – show that the Trump campaign knew the election conspiracy theories pushed by pro-Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell were baseless and false. The Trump campaign’s communications staff, however, remained silent. (CNN / New York Times / The Hill)


    5/ The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection will move “straight to subpoena” some “recalcitrant” witnesses. Rep. Adam Schiff said the panel will make requests “where we think they’ll be complied with,” but will skip the “time-consuming steps” of giving potential witnesses weeks to voluntarily comply. The Democratic chairman of the House Select Committee said the panel could start issuing subpoenas to companies and individuals “within a week.” (Politico / CNBC / CNN)


    6/ Trump filed a $100 million lawsuit against his niece, the New York Times, and three of its reporters, claiming they conspired in an “insidious plot” to obtain his tax returns for a Pulitzer-winning story that detailed his undisclosed finances. The Trump lawsuit alleges that the Times convinced Mary Trump to “smuggle records out of her attorney’s office and turn them over to the Times” in violation of a confidentiality agreement she signed in 2001. The October 2018 article reported that Trump “participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud,” which allowed him to receive over $413 million from his father, Fred Trump Sr., while significantly reducing taxes. In a statement, Mary Trump called her uncle desperate and said, “I think he is a loser, and he is going to throw anything against the wall he can.” (Daily Beast / NBC News / New York Times / CNN / NPR / Washington Post)


    poll/ Biden’s job approval rating fell six percentage points to 43% – the lowest of his presidency. 53% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s job performance. (Gallup)


    poll/ 62% of Iowans disapprove of Biden’s job performance – a 12 percentage point drop in approval from June. 31% Iowans approve of how Biden is handling his job, while 7% are not sure. (Des Moines Register)


    Friday:
    Day 248: "Delays and excuses."

    Spoiler:

    1/ The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol subpoenaed four of Trump’s closest advisers, including Mark Meadows and Steve Bannon. The panel also issued subpoenas to Dan Scavino and Kash Patel. The subpoenas compel the four to produce documents relevant to the deadly attack by Oct. 7, and then sit for a deposition the following week. The committee said it was seeking information about Trump’s actions leading up to and during the riot. In a statement, Trump called the panel the “Unselect Committee” and promised to “fight the Subpoenas on Executive Privilege and other grounds, for the good of our Country.” (NPR / New York Times / Politico)

    2/ Biden will not invoke executive privilege to shield Trump White House records from the House’s Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol insurrection. The decision would likely set up a legal fight with Trump citing “executive privilege” in an effort to block the information requests. White House spokesman Michael Gwin said Biden is “deeply committed to ensuring that something like [Jan. 6] can never happen again and he supports a thorough investigation into what occurred,” adding that “the events of Jan. 6th were a dark stain on our country’s history, and they represented an attack on the foundations of our constitution and democracy in a way that few other events have.” The National Archives has identified hundreds of pages of relevant documents, which will be sent to Biden and Trump lawyers. (Associated Press / Washington Post / CNN / Politico)


    3/ The hand recount of Maricopa County’s 2020 vote – ordered and financed by Republicans – confirmed that Biden won and the election was not “stolen” from Trump. The draft report from Cyber Ninjas found that Trump received 261 fewer votes than the county’s official election results, and that there was less than a 1,000-vote difference between the county’s count and the recount. Biden won Arizona by roughly 10,500 votes. The recount took nearly six months and cost almost $6 million. Trump, meanwhile, issued a statement claiming the report “uncovered significant and undeniable evidence of FRAUD!” (AZ Central / NPR / New York Times / Wall Street Journal / The Hill / Washington Post)


    4/ A New York judge ordered the Trump Organization to submit a report by Sept. 30 on its efforts to preserve, collect, and produce documents in response to subpoenas issued by the New York Attorney General. “For more than a year now, the Trump Organization has failed to adequately respond to our subpoenas, hiding behind procedural delays and excuses,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement. Judge Arthur Engoron stipulated that if James isn’t satisfied with the Trump Organization’s efforts to comply with the subpoenas, a third party will be hired to conduct a review of the company’s records and respond to the subpoena. Engoron’s order was dated Sept. 2 and unsealed Friday. (CNN / Bloomberg)


    5/ The FDA authorized coronavirus booster shots of Pfizer’s vaccine for people over 65, as well as those at risk of serious illness due to frequent exposure to the coronavirus at their jobs. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, meanwhile, overruled her agency’s advisory panel, adding a recommendation for boosters for people who are considered high risk due to where they work, such as nurses, teachers, and grocery store employees. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices had largely mirrored the FDA authorization in recommending boosters for people 65 and older, nursing home residents, and those with an underlying medical conditions six months after completing their second shot. The CDC panel, however, declined to recommend a booster for people at risk of illness because of their job. With Walensky’s sign-off, the White House could begin promoting and rolling out a plan that would make booster shots available for millions of Americans at pharmacies, doctors’ offices, and other sites that offer the Pfizer vaccine. (New York Times / Washington Post / NBC News / ABC News / New York Times)


    6/ The House passed legislation that would create a statutory right for health care professionals to provide abortions amid threats to Roe v. Wade from a Texas law banning most abortions. The Women’s Health Protection Act would essentially codify Roe v. Wade, guaranteeing the right to abortion before viability. The legislation, however, now faces an evenly split Senate, where Democrats would need at least 10 Republicans to support the bill for it to advance to a final vote. (NBC News / Washington Post / CNBC / USA Today)


    7/ The U.S. special envoy to Haiti resigned in protest of what he called an “inhumane, counterproductive” decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees. Daniel Foote accused the Biden administration of conducting a “deeply flawed” policy of returning migrants to Haiti – the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country – despite the deteriorating political and humanitarian conditions there. White House press secretary Jen Psaki, meanwhile, said Foote “had ample opportunity to raise concerns about migration during his tenure. He never once did so.” (Washington Post / CNN)
    Last edited by sgamer82; September 24th, 2021 at 06:01 PM.
    Waldorf: You know Statler, after watching the last nine hundred episodes of One Piece, I think I've come to a conclusion.
    Statler: No you haven't.
    Both: DOHOHOHOHOHO!

  9. #1129
    Someone call for Zeidoktor sgamer82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Middleton, ID

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    What the Fuck Just Happened Today for Monday, September 27, 2021:

    Day 251: "An unnecessary, avoidable disaster."


    1/ Senate Republicans blocked a House-passed bill to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling, setting up a possible government shutdown this week and a federal debt default next month. The 48-50 party-line vote – to fund the government through Dec. 3, 2021 and suspend the debt limit through Dec. 16, 2022 – fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the legislation to the floor. Republicans refused to back the debt limit increase as a form of protest of the Democrats’ plan to spend $3.5 trillion on education, child care, healthcare, and climate change – which would be paid for with higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy. “After today there will be no doubt about which party is working to solve the problems that face our country and which party is accelerating us toward unnecessary, avoidable disaster,” Chuck Schumer said, calling it “one of the most reckless, one of the most irresponsible votes” he’s taken in the Senate. “Republicans will solidify themselves for a long time as the party of default.” Lawmakers have until midnight Thursday to approve funding for the government or a shutdown will be triggered. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, meanwhile, has notified Congress that they have until mid-October to act before the federal government can no longer pay its bills. (New York Times / NBC News / Politico / Wall Street Journal / Associated Press / Bloomberg / CNN)

    2/ The House will vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill Thursday, which the Senate passed last month. Nancy Pelosi committed to a vote this week on the proposal to improve the country’s physical infrastructure after a group of moderate Democrats threatened to vote against a second, larger social policy and climate change bill, which Democrats are pursuing through budget reconciliation. House progressives, however, have warned that they will not vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan bill until the House and the Senate has passed the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which provides investments in education, health, child care, paid leave, and climate programs. That package, however, has yet to be completed. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, meanwhile, warned that there are 60 Democrats who would vote against the bipartisan infrastructure bill if the vote is held before the $3.5 trillion plan is finalized and adopted. That leaves Pelosi and her leadership team with three days to satisfy both the moderate and progressive factions of the party. “In order to move forward, we have to build consensus,” Pelosi said, adding: “I’m never bringing to the floor a bill that doesn’t have the votes.” (New York Times / Bloomberg / Politico / CNBC / Wall Street Journal / ABC News)


    3/ The Biden administration proposed a federal rule that would modify DACA in an effort to “preserve and fortify” it against future legal challenges after a federal judge in Houston ruled in July that the program was illegal. The proposed rule relies on the Obama administration DACA guidelines and embraces the “consistent judgment” that immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as minors should not be a priority for deportation. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in the statement that “only Congress can provide permanent protection” for Dreamers. Trump tried to terminate the program in 2017, which the Supreme Court blocked. As of March 31, there were 616,030 DACA recipients. (CBS News / NBC News / CNN / Associated Press)


    4/ The FBI reported that murder and manslaughter rose nearly 30% in 2020 — the biggest one-year increase on record. About 77% of murders were committed with a firearm – the highest share ever reported. Overall, however, crime in the U.S. is still below the historic highs reached in the early 1990s. (Washington Post / New York Times)


    poll/ 40% of Americans approve of the job the Supreme Court is doing – a record low. 54% express “a great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the judicial branch of the federal government – from 67% in 2020. (Gallup / CNN)


    notable/ In counties where Trump received at least 70% of the vote, the coronavirus has killed about 47 out of every 100,000 people since the end of June. In counties where Trump won less than 32% of the vote, the number is about 10 out of 100,000. (New York Times)

    Waldorf: You know Statler, after watching the last nine hundred episodes of One Piece, I think I've come to a conclusion.
    Statler: No you haven't.
    Both: DOHOHOHOHOHO!

  10. #1130
    Someone call for Zeidoktor sgamer82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Middleton, ID

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday...10/04/day-258/

    Day 258: "Just get out of the way."

    1/ Mitch McConnell demanded that Biden pressure congressional Democratic leaders into raising the debt ceiling unilaterally because Republicans will not support the effort to lift the borrowing limit. McConnell wants Democrats to use budget reconciliation to lift the debt ceiling with only 50 votes instead of the normal 60-vote threshold – the same process Democrats are using to advance Biden’s $3.5 trillion social spending package. “Since mid-July, Republicans have clearly stated that Democrats will need to raise the debt limit on their own,” McConnell wrote in a letter to Biden. “We have simply warned that since your party wishes to govern alone, it must handle the debt limit alone as well.” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen previously said the government will run out of cash in about two weeks, which could cause a catastrophic debt default. Budget experts, however, say the reconciliation process would take at least two weeks to complete. (Bloomberg / Politico)

    2/ Biden accused Republicans of playing “Russian roulette” with the U.S. economy by refusing to join Democrats in raising the debt ceiling. “Not only are Republicans refusing to do their job, they are threatening to use their power to prevent us from doing our job,” Biden said, blaming Mitch McConnell and Republicans for what he described as a “meteor headed to crash” the economy. “Frankly, I think it’s hypocritical, dangerous, and disgraceful. Their obstruction and irresponsibility knows no bounds.” Biden added that more than a quarter of U.S. debt – about $8 trillion – was incurred during the “reckless tax and spending policies” of the Trump administration, and that defaulting on the debt “would lead to a self-inflicted wound that takes our economy over a cliff.” Biden called on Republicans to “just get out of the way” and allow Democrats to hold a vote on the debt ceiling this week without “procedural tricks,” because “We are not expecting Republicans to do their part.” When asked whether he could guarantee the U.S. wouldn’t default on the nation’s debt, Biden answered: “No, I can’t. That’s up to Mitch McConnell.” (Washington Post / Bloomberg / Associated Press / Politico / ABC News / New York Times / NBC News / CNBC / CNN)


    3/ Chuck Schumer told Senate Democrats he plans to hold a vote this week on a measure to suspend the debt limit until December 2022. “Let me be clear about the task ahead of us,” Schumer said. “We must get a bill to the President’s desk dealing with the debt limit by the end of the week, period.” Mitch McConnell, however, has vowed to block the attempt – again. Schumer threatened to cancel next week’s recess if the legislation doesn’t end up on Biden’s desk. “We do not have the luxury of waiting until October 18th,” Schumer said. “The consequences of even approaching the X Date could be disastrous for our economy and devastating to American families, raising the costs of borrowing for average Americans and hampering our economic recovery over the long-term.“ (Wall Street Journal / Politico)


    4/ Democrats will try to pass both the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion investment in social programs by the end of October. The House twice delayed a vote on the Senate-passed infrastructure bill last week because progressive Democrats vowed to block it unless they also get a vote on the $3.5 trillion package, which Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have objected to as too costly. Manchin wants the legislation limited to $1.5 trillion. Sinema condemned last week’s delayed vote on infrastructure, calling it a “failure” and “deeply disappointing for communities across our country.” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, meanwhile, said progressives were willing to scale back some components of the legislation to reach a compromise, but that Manchin’s request to spend no more than $1.5 trillion is “not going to happen,” adding “that’s too small to get our priorities in […] Remember: What we want to deliver is child care, paid leave, climate change.” Biden told House Democrats that, after negotiations with moderates, he expects the cost to fall to between $1.9 trillion and $2.3 trillion. In a letter to Senate Democrats, Chuck Schumer said he wanted to reach a final deal “within a matter of days, not weeks,” noting that Democrats would need time after that to draft the legislation and get it cleared by the Senate parliamentarian. “Not every member will get everything he or she wanted,” he added. “But at the end of the day, we will pass legislation that will dramatically improve the lives of the American people. I believe we are going to do just that in the month of October.” (New York Times / CNBC / Wall Street Journal / The Hill)


    5/ The Biden administration revoked a Trump-era rule that barred health clinics that receive federal funds from advising people about ending their pregnancies. The Department of Health and Human Services said the new regulation will restore the federal family planning program to the way it ran under the Obama administration. The new rule will go into effect on Nov. 8. (Associated Press / Washington Post / Axios)


    6/ The Supreme Court declined to block New York City’s requirement that public school teachers receive Covid-19 vaccinations. In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state will require Covid-19 vaccines for all school children ages 12-17 once the FDA grants full approval – the first state to move forward on mandating vaccines for school children. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, meanwhile, said there’s “no chance” he will mandate the Covid-19 vaccine for students because he believes “mandates only divide us.” (USA Today / ABC News / CBS News)


    7/ A whistleblower accused Facebook of contributing to election misinformation and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. While “Facebook has publicized its work to combat misinformation and violent extremism relating to the 2020 election and insurrection,” the whistleblower, Frances Haugen, said. “In reality, Facebook knew its algorithms and platforms promoted this type of harmful content, and it failed to deploy internally recommended or lasting countermeasures.” Haugen said that following the 2020 election, Facebook disbanded its civic integrity team, which was responsible for protecting the democratic process and tackling misinformation. “Facebook, over and over again, has shown it chooses profit over safety,” she added. Haugen will testify before Congress this week. (New York Times / Associated Press / NPR / USA Today)


    8/ Rudy Giuliani admitted under oath that his “evidence” of voter fraud in the 2020 election came from unvetted posts on Facebook and other social media platforms. Eric Coomer, a former Dominion Voting Systems employee, is suing the Trump campaign and others for defamation for promoting election fraud conspiracy theories that he helped “rig” the election for Biden. According to an Aug. 14 deposition, Giuliani admitted that he got some of his information about Coomer’s alleged role in the nonexistent election fraud from social media, but wasn’t sure if it was Facebook or another platform. “Those social media posts get all one to me,” Giuliani said. (Business Insider / Colorado Sun / MSNBC)


    9/ Trump asked a court to force Twitter to restore his social media account while his lawsuit against the social media giant continues. Trump asked a federal district judge for a preliminary injunction, arguing that Twitter was “censoring” him by indefinitely banning him from the platform. Twitter permanently banned Trump on Jan. 8, “due to the risk of further incitement of violence” following the Jan. 6 riot, in which hundreds of Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. (Washington Post)
    Waldorf: You know Statler, after watching the last nine hundred episodes of One Piece, I think I've come to a conclusion.
    Statler: No you haven't.
    Both: DOHOHOHOHOHO!

  11. #1131
    The English Avenger Satsuki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Well hidden

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    In today's episode of "You can't make this shit up", Trump is making new SuperPAC, but there's a kicker:
    https://www.comicsands.com/donald-tr...cJkNsvtK_TDiHQ

    "Make America Great Again, Again". MAGAA. Seriously. That's it's name. You can't make this shit up.

  12. #1132

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Is there any way the fact Joe Manchin has a vested interest in the coal industry and thats the entire reason he's against the environmental bill, is there any way that can be used to, I dunno, fine him a billion dollars or throw him in jail for contempt or something if he doesn't do his job?

    I know he's actually a republican that ran as a Dem but come on, ONE asshole shouldn't be able to singlehandedly hold up things that affect millions of people and change a trillion dollars on a budget. It's ridiculous.

    (This also applies to the ridiculous amount of power McConnel somehow has.)
    To support Viz hosting all Jump manga for FREE and day of release, Arlong Park will now support the official release.
    https://www.viz.com/shonenjump

    Official chapter discussions now start Sundays at Noon, EST.
    Please do not post threads when scan sites release their version, and just discuss those releases in the spoiler thread.

  13. #1133
    Discovered Stowaway Dorobō Neko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Maryland

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Manchin is in no way a Republican. Him wanting to spend as much as he does makes him a Dem. His offer is roughly 2x the size of the ARRa. A conservative Dem? Oh fully but a Dem all the same. The only Dem you'll ever seen ever again out of WV too. That and the fact he says to vote for more Dems.

    It's Sinema who makes zero sense.
    Last edited by Dorobō Neko; October 5th, 2021 at 10:26 PM.

  14. #1134

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day


  15. #1135

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    Is there any way the fact Joe Manchin has a vested interest in the coal industry and thats the entire reason he's against the environmental bill, is there any way that can be used to, I dunno, fine him a billion dollars or throw him in jail for contempt or something if he doesn't do his job?
    Given there’s a number of sitting congressmen who have or are breaking certain laws and rules who haven’t been punished with much outside of fines or censure?

    Don’t look like it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
    3DS Friend Code 0044-2806-5284




  16. #1136

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Dorobō Neko View Post
    The only Dem you'll ever seen ever again out of WV too
    Because he's *basically* a Republican. He crosses the line on enough issues to count as Dem, mostly about spending, but he doesn't line up on most of the important issues.

    That and the fact he says to vote for more Dems.
    He votes against the party line almost 40% of the time.

    He's notably the one dem vote for Kavanaugh If he HADN'T done that, then there would have been more pressure on the two or three hesitating republican votes. There were still just barely enough votes to get Kavanaugh through, but without him providing that bi-partisan shield, he might not have.

    He's also the holdout for the fillibuster and getting stuff actually done.


    Sinema is also awful.
    To support Viz hosting all Jump manga for FREE and day of release, Arlong Park will now support the official release.
    https://www.viz.com/shonenjump

    Official chapter discussions now start Sundays at Noon, EST.
    Please do not post threads when scan sites release their version, and just discuss those releases in the spoiler thread.

  17. #1137
    Chief Warden of Yo Mama Jabberwok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    My Rightful Throne (not porcelain)

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Sinema's actively awful because Mark Kelly is also there in Arizona, being a Democratic Senator onboard with the agenda and with higher approval ratings to boot. So there's no justification for being as obstructionist as she is.

    Manchin at least gets credit for holding the line against a number of Trump agenda items. Is his stance still deeply frustrating? Absolutely. But at least the tight position he's in makes actual sense.

    If you get dunked on in the dream, you get dunked on in real life

  18. #1138
    Someone call for Zeidoktor sgamer82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Middleton, ID

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    He votes against the party line almost 40% of the time.
    And that's 60% less often that a republican in Manchin's place would. For better or worse that's what makes him valuable. He also didn't usually vote against the party when his vote would actually affect the outcome. I've heard he hates beyond the deciding vote, though that goes against what he's been like lately so grain of salt on that.
    Last edited by sgamer82; October 6th, 2021 at 03:01 PM.
    Waldorf: You know Statler, after watching the last nine hundred episodes of One Piece, I think I've come to a conclusion.
    Statler: No you haven't.
    Both: DOHOHOHOHOHO!

  19. #1139

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    I only ever hear of Manchin when he's the sole guy blocking huge policy issues, or the ONLy dem voting the other way, so that's all I know of him. If he's slightly more reasonable when not singlehandedly holding up the agenda, I guess that's something.
    To support Viz hosting all Jump manga for FREE and day of release, Arlong Park will now support the official release.
    https://www.viz.com/shonenjump

    Official chapter discussions now start Sundays at Noon, EST.
    Please do not post threads when scan sites release their version, and just discuss those releases in the spoiler thread.

  20. #1140
    Someone call for Zeidoktor sgamer82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Middleton, ID

    Default Re: American Politics: A Brand New Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    I only ever hear of Manchin when he's the sole guy blocking huge policy issues, or the ONLy dem voting the other way, so that's all I know of him. If he's slightly more reasonable when not singlehandedly holding up the agenda, I guess that's something.
    I can't speak to the former but look at those votes against the party line and see how many of them would have gone differently otherwise. Kavanaugh had the votes to get in with or without Manchin, but voting for have him something to use at home.
    Waldorf: You know Statler, after watching the last nine hundred episodes of One Piece, I think I've come to a conclusion.
    Statler: No you haven't.
    Both: DOHOHOHOHOHO!

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts