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DOJ arrests Texas man over alleged threats to Georgia elections officials

DOJ arrests Texas man over alleged threats to Georgia elections officialsBy Alexander Mallin The Justice Department arrested and charged a Texas man on Friday over death threats he allegedly made targeting election and government officials in Georgia. This is the first known arrest brought by the department's Election Threats Task Force, which launched last summer. Chad Christopher Stark, identified in the indictment as a resident of Leander, Texas, allegedly posted threatening messages on Craigslist. "Georgia Patriots it's time to kill [Official A] the Chinese agent — $10,000," one of Stark's posts allegedly read. "It's time to invoke our Second Amendment right it's time to put a bullet in the treasonous Chinese [Official A]. Then we work our way down to [Official B] the local and federal corrupt judges... If we   ... Read More

Biden’s 1st-year record on immigration: tough challenges, harsh criticism

Biden’s 1st-year record on immigration: tough challenges, harsh criticismBy Quinn Owen President Joe Biden has faced persistent challenges as his administration worked to reform U.S. immigration policy during his first year in office. Some efforts over the past 12 months have succeeded in reversing hardline measures from the Trump era while other promises have stalled, generating harsh criticism from immigrant advocates. Despite setbacks, Biden in sheer numbers has made more changes than Trump to federal immigrationpolicy with many reversals to the way the U.S. enforces immigration law. Biden issued 296 executive actions during his first year compared to 86 in Trump’s first year and 472 over his four-year term, according to analysts from the non-partisan Migration Policy Institute. Perhaps the most sweeping impact of the Biden presidency in   ... Read More

Anti-abortion rights proponents say they are prepping for ‘post-Roe America’

Anti-abortion rights proponents say they are prepping for ‘post-Roe America’By Brittany Shepherd The anti-abortion rights movement is at a critical moment, motivated in large part by conservative justices on the Supreme Court who seem poised to rule in favor of states' stringent abortion laws. Now, with the majority of the highest court seemingly on their side, anti-abortion rights supporters are publicly preparing for a post-Roe v. Wade America. "I know in my heart that the tide has turned for the pro-life movement" said former Vice President Mike Pence, speaking at the National Pro-Life Summit in Washington, D.C., on Saturday morning. Pence's rallying remarks mark one of several public appearances related to the Supreme Court challenge to Roe v. Wade he's given in the past several months. "The pro-life generation   ... Read More

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema formally censured by Arizona Democratic Party

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema formally censured by Arizona Democratic PartyBy Meg Cunningham The Arizona Democratic Party's executive committee formally censured Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Saturday morning as a result of her inaction on changing the filibuster rules to pass voting rights reform. "...on the matter of the filibuster and the urgency to protect voting rights, we have been crystal clear. In the choice between an archaic legislative norm and protecting Arizonans’ right to vote, we choose the latter, and we always will," Chairwoman Raquel Teran said in a statement. "While we take no pleasure in this announcement, the ADP Executive Board has decided to formally censure Senator Sinema as a result of her failure to do whatever it takes to ensure the health of our democracy.” Sinema is facing   ... Read More

Biden nominates 3 for Fed board, including first Black woman

Biden nominates 3 for Fed board, including first Black womanBy CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Friday announced the nominations of three people for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, including Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former Fed and Treasury official, for the top regulatory slot and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve on the Fed's board. Biden also nominated Phillip Jefferson, an economist, dean of faculty at Davidson College in North Carolina and a former Fed researcher. The three nominees, who will have to be confirmed by the Senate, would fill out the Fed's seven-member board. They would join the Fed at a particularly challenging time in which the central bank will undertake the delicate task of raising its   ... Read More

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