[NFA] President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his former rival Pete Buttigieg as his pick for U.S. secretary of transportation and if confirmed by the Senate, Buttigieg would be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary. Colette Luke has more.
President-elect Joe Biden on Wednedsay formally introduced former rival Pete Buttigieg as his pick for U.S. secretary of transportation, adding to what is shaping up to be the most diverse Cabinet in U.S. history.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has spoken out about her experience during the siege at the U.S. Capitol, saying that she feared she was going to die as the mob invaded the building on January 6.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized her GOP colleagues who are reportedly reluctant to impeach. Republicans are reporting they fear death threats from Trump's supporters. Ocasio-Cortez argued that many progressives have dealt with death threats for years. She stated it's a "privilege" for GOP members to be facing this danger for the first time. Trump supporters broke into the Capitol building last week violently, causing chaos.
Democrats’ stunning sweep of the two Georgia Senate runoffs in January may just be the beginning. In this latest episode of The Point on YouTube, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why the 2022 map of Senate races looks very encouraging for the Democratic Party.
Senator Elizabeth Warren has brought forth legislation for free mass coronavirus testing for essential workers and those incarcerated. The bill is called the Expanding COVID-19 Testing Capacity Act of 2020. The bill would also require protections for those who are hired as a result of the bill. The federal government would manufacture and distribute COVID-19 diagnostic tests. The kits would be delivered to community centers, congregate care settings, schools, and childcare facilities.
Massachusetts senator and failed Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren lobbied Joe Biden to become his treasury secretary. In a humiliating snub heard around the political world Biden chose former FED chair Janet Yellen over Warren as his Treasury Secretary. Chris Cillizza of CNN said there are several reasons Warren will never be America's Treasury Secretary. Warren in the Cabinet would allow Mass. GOP Gov. Charlie Baker to appoint a temporary replacement for her in the Senate.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Friday announced Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his labor secretary. He said he considered nominating former Democratic presidential rival Senator Bernie Sanders to the post but they both agreed it was important to maintain control of the U.S. Senate.
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The NRA says it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday. The organization has been beset by financial troubles for years. The NRA is also relocating from New York to Florida where it will register as a nonprofit. The National Rifle Association has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the group said in a statement Friday. Internal financial documents showed that it increased spending over revenue and it ran a deficit for several years, including a gap of $10.8 million in 2018.
The son of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has lost an appeal againsthis late father’s conviction. The bombing of Pan Am flight 103, travellingfrom London to New York on December 21 1988, killed 270 people in Britain’slargest terrorist atrocity. Former Libyan intelligence officer Megrahi wasfound guilty in 2001 of mass murder and jailed for life with a minimum term of27 years – the only person convicted of the attack. A third appeal against hisconviction was heard in November at the High Court in Edinburgh, before apanel of five judges sitting as the Court of Appeal.
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