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AOC Criticizes GOP And Dem Leaders

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AOC Criticizes GOP And Dem Leaders

AOC Criticizes GOP And Dem Leaders

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) criticized both Republican and Democratic leaders for failing to speak out against a Republican lawmaker who shared a cartoon of himself killing her.


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Arkansas Passes Law That, Restricts Transgender Students' , Access to Bathrooms . On March 21, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a bill banning transgender students from using restrooms that differ from the sex on their birth certificates. On March 21, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a bill banning transgender students from using restrooms that differ from the sex on their birth certificates. CNN reports that the new law represents the latest GOP-led effort to limit the rights of LGBTQ students in schools. . The bill applies to restrooms, locker rooms, changing rooms and shower rooms in public and charter schools. Failing to comply with the new law, which applies to pre-K through 12th grade, can result in $1,000 fines for superintendents, teachers and principals. The bill also requires schools to provide accommodations for those who would be prohibited from using the facilities under the new law. However, the law specifies that those accommodations must not include , “access to a restroom or changing area that is designated for use by members of the opposite sex to an individual while members of the opposite sex of the individual are present or may be present.”. The governor has said she will sign laws that focus on protecting and educating our kids, not indoctrinating them, and believes our schools are no place for the radical left’s woke agenda, Alexa Henning, Spokesperson for Sanders, via CNN. Arkansas isn’t going to rewrite the rules of biology just to please a handful of far-left advocates, Alexa Henning, Spokesperson for Sanders, via CNN. Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, the executive director of GLSEN, an advocacy group for LGBTQ students, argues that the new law uses , “trans and nonbinary kids as political pawns.". Enforcing these bills would be prohibitively expensive and time-consuming for schools and extraordinarily invasive toward transgender students, Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, the executive director of GLSEN, via CNN

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YouTube Decides, to Fully Restore , Donald Trump's Account. YouTube has become the latest social media network to lift restrictions and restore former United States President Donald Trump's account. . YouTube has become the latest social media network to lift restrictions and restore former United States President Donald Trump's account. . Al Jazeera reports that the March 17 announcement comes as the 2024 Republican nomination race begins to heat up. . We carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence, while balancing the chance for voters to hear equally from major national candidates in the run up to an election, YouTube, via Twitter. We carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence, while balancing the chance for voters to hear equally from major national candidates in the run up to an election, YouTube, via Twitter. The news also comes over two years after Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Critics of Trump accuse him of inciting violence and making false accusations of election fraud. Social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, have since reinstated the former president's accounts. Social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, have since reinstated the former president's accounts. Al Jazeera reports that despite being reinstated, Trump has not returned to any of those platforms, choosing instead to communicate with supporters on Truth Social. Al Jazeera reports that despite being reinstated, Trump has not returned to any of those platforms, choosing instead to communicate with supporters on Truth Social. I am staying on Truth. I like it better, I like the way it works, Donald Trump, via Fox News. In the buildup to the 2024 primaries, Trump is currently facing several state-led investigations. Those investigations are looking at the former president's campaign conduct, his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his private business practices

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Biden Administration Approves Contested Alaskan Oil Drilling Project [Video]

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Biden Administration , Approves Contested Alaskan , Oil Drilling Project. CNN reports that the Biden administration has greenlighted the Willow Project in Alaska. . CNN reports that the Biden administration has greenlighted the Willow Project in Alaska. . The decision has reportedly angered opponents such as climate activists and set the stage for legal challenges. CNN reports that the Willow Project is located in the National Petroleum Reserve, land that is owned by the federal government. . The area holds an estimated 600 million barrels of oil. According to the Biden administration's estimates, the project will generate enough oil to release 9.2 million metric tons of carbon every year. . According to the Biden administration's estimates, the project will generate enough oil to release 9.2 million metric tons of carbon every year. . Supporters of the decision, including a coalition of Alaska Native tribes and groups, have hailed the drilling project as a vital revenue source that will also create jobs. . We finally did it, Willow is finally reapproved, and we can almost literally feel Alaska’s future brightening because of it, Lisa Murkowski, Republican Senator of Alaska, via CNN. We finally did it, Willow is finally reapproved, and we can almost literally feel Alaska’s future brightening because of it, Lisa Murkowski, Republican Senator of Alaska, via CNN. According to Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the state is , “now on the cusp of creating thousands of new jobs, generating billions of dollars in new revenues.”. According to Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the state is , “now on the cusp of creating thousands of new jobs, generating billions of dollars in new revenues.”. She added that the drilling project has the potential to improve , "quality of life on the North Slope and across our state.”. Opponents argue that the project works against the Biden administration's stated climate goals and poses a threat to both the environment and public health. Opponents argue that the project works against the Biden administration's stated climate goals and poses a threat to both the environment and public health

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Mastercard, Visa Put Decision to Track Gun Shop Purchases on Hold [Video]

Mastercard, Visa Put Decision to Track Gun Shop Purchases on Hold

Mastercard, Visa , Put Decision to Track , Gun Shop Purchases on Hold. ABC reports that both Visa and Mastercard have paused their plan to track purchases made at gun shops. ABC reports that both Visa and Mastercard have paused their plan to track purchases made at gun shops. The decision comes as a major win for Conservative groups and advocates of the Second Amendment. Meanwhile, the decision represents a bitter defeat for gun control groups. According to supporters of tracking gun purchases, the decision would allow authorities to see potential red flags prior to a potential mass shooting. . Major pushback was received after the announcement by Visa and Mastercard to implement a separate merchant code for gun shop purchases. . Major pushback was received after the announcement by Visa and Mastercard to implement a separate merchant code for gun shop purchases. . ABC reports that the pushback aimed at the payment networks primarily came from the gun lobby, as well as GOP politicians. Attorneys general representing 24 GOP states threatened legal action against the payment networks if the plan moved forward. Visa and Mastercard came to the correct conclusion. However, they shouldn’t just ‘pause’ their implementation of this plan— they should end it definitively, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, via ABC. According to Visa, the threat of legal action was at least partially responsible for the company putting the implementation on hold. According to Visa, the threat of legal action was at least partially responsible for the company putting the implementation on hold. There is now significant confusion and legal uncertainty in the payments ecosystem, and the state actions disrupt the intent of global standards, Visa, via statement

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AOC Criticizes Christian Super Bowl Ads [Video]

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AOC Criticizes , Christian Super Bowl Ads. AOC Criticizes , Christian Super Bowl Ads. Fox News reports that a Christian group called He Gets Us had two Super Bowl commercials air on Feb. 12. Fox News reports that a Christian group called He Gets Us had two Super Bowl commercials air on Feb. 12. The campaign, which is partly funded by the family who owns Hobby Lobby, reportedly spent $20 million on the ads. One commercial depicted migrants fleeing persecution, and the other showed disputes between people over a variety of issues, such as racial injustice. One commercial depicted migrants fleeing persecution, and the other showed disputes between people over a variety of issues, such as racial injustice. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to express her opinion of the commercials. Fox News reports that the campaign's ads encourage people to visit a website. That website lists Bible verses, information about Jesus and encouragement to talk to people about religion. The campaign was launched in March 2022. Organizers intend to spend at least $2 billion promoting their message over the next few years

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House Votes Ilhan Omar off Foreign Affairs Committee [Video]

House Votes Ilhan Omar off Foreign Affairs Committee

House Votes Ilhan Omar , off Foreign Affairs Committee. Fox News reports that the House voted 218-211 to remove Omar from the committee on Jan. 2. Republicans had previously vowed to go through with the removal because of alleged antisemitic and anti-American comments Omar had previously made. Representative Omar, by her own words, has disqualified herself from serving on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, a panel that is viewed by nations around the world as speaking for Congress on matters of international importance and national security, Foreign Affairs Committee, via four-page resolution. Fox News reports that Democrats and Omar accused the GOP of racism and hypocrisy, claiming they are only targeting "Democrats for questionable behavior.". I am Muslim, I am an immigrant, and interestingly, from Africa. Is anyone surprised that I am being targeted? , Rep. Ilhan Omar, via statement. Is anyone surprised that I am somehow deemed unworthy to speak about American foreign policy, or that they see me as a powerful voice that needs to be silenced?, Rep. Ilhan Omar, via statement. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended Omar and dismissed Republican claims of consistency regarding the representative's dismissal. Consistency? There is nothing consistent with the Republican Party’s continued attack, except for the racism and incitement of violence against women of color in this body. , Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, via statement. This is about targeting women of color in the United States of America, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, via statement. Rep. Gregory Meeks also came to Omar's defense. Why is this member being targeted today? Could it be the way that she looks? Could it be her religious practices? , Rep. Gregory Meeks, via statement. Because it’s clear if she were on the other side of the aisle, we would not be having this debate today, Rep. Gregory Meeks, via statement

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Mitch McConnell Is Hospitalized , After Falling at a Hotel. CNN reports that the Senate minority leader fell at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Washington, D.C. A spokesperson issued a statement on his behalf. This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner. He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment, Spokesperson for Mitch McConnell, via statement. The extent of McConnell's injuries has not been disclosed. CNN reports that the 81-year-old had another fall in 2019 at his home in Kentucky. He tripped on his patio and ended up fracturing his shoulder. McConnell is the longest-serving Republican Senate leader. According to Senate.gov, he's been "elected to lead the Republican conference nine times since 2006.". Senate.gov also states that McConnell's been referred to as "the most important Republican since Ronald Reagan" and "the most conservative leader of either party in the history of the Senate.". CNN reports that his hospitalization comes as Democrats narrowly control the chamber, 51-49. Sens. John Fetterman and Dianne Feinstein have also been hospitalized recently for depression and shingles, respectively. Sens. John Fetterman and Dianne Feinstein have also been hospitalized recently for depression and shingles, respectively

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Mitt Romney Says Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘National Divorce’ Idea Is Insane [Video]

Mitt Romney Says Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘National Divorce’ Idea Is Insane

Mitt Romney Says Marjorie Taylor Greene’s , ‘National Divorce’ Idea Is Insane. Mitt Romney Says Marjorie Taylor Greene’s , ‘National Divorce’ Idea Is Insane. Insider reports that on Feb. 20, Rep. Greene suggested that America needs "a national divorce," splitting the nation into "red states and blue states.". Insider reports that on Feb. 20, Rep. Greene suggested that America needs "a national divorce," splitting the nation into "red states and blue states.". From the sick and disgusting woke culture issues shoved down our throats to the Democrat's traitorous America Last policies, we are done. , Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, via Twitter. The following day, she doubled down on her proposal while appearing on Fox News. The last thing I ever want to see in America is a civil war. No one wants that — at least everyone I know would never want that — but it's going that direction, and we have to do something about it, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, via Fox News. Our ideas, our policies and our ways of life have become so far apart that it's just coming to that point, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, via Fox News. Sen. Romney commented on Greene's suggestion while speaking to 'The Salt Lake Tribune.'. I think Abraham Lincoln dealt with that kind of insanity, Sen. Mitt Romney, via 'The Salt Lake Tribune'. We're not going to divide the country. It's united we stand and divided we fall, Sen. Mitt Romney, via 'The Salt Lake Tribune'. There are some people in my party and the other party that say things to try and get a headline and get people to send them money. And that happens to be in today's 'loony left,' or I should say 'loony right.', Sen. Mitt Romney, via 'The Salt Lake Tribune'. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox also weighed in, calling Greene's suggestion "evil" and "destructive.". We don't need a divorce, we need marriage counseling. And we need elected leaders that don't profit by tearing us apart, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, via Twitter

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Many Americans Believe That, Media Misinforms the Public, Survey Shows . Many Americans Believe That, Media Misinforms the Public, Survey Shows . Associated Press reports that a recent survey showed that half of Americans believe national news organizations intentionally mislead or misinform the public. . Associated Press reports that a recent survey showed that half of Americans believe national news organizations intentionally mislead or misinform the public. . The survey was conducted by Gallup and the Knight Foundation. Just 25% of those surveyed said they agreed with the statement that national news organizations do not intend to mislead. . 52% of those surveyed said they disagreed with the statement that national news outlets “care about the best interests of their readers, viewers and listeners.”. Just 23% said they believed that journalists were acting in the public's best interests. Americans don’t seem to think that the national news organizations care about the overall impact of their reporting on the society, John Sands, Knight’s senior director for media and democracy, via Associated Press. According to Sarah Fioroni, a consultant for Gallup, the survey shows a depth of distrust that transcends the foundations and processes of journalism. AP reports that similar to other studies, Knight and Gallup found that Democrats trust news outlets more than Republicans. Overall, 55% of those surveyed said that coverage contained a great deal of political bias, compared to 45% in 2017. 5,593 Americans aged 18 and older participated in the study, which ran from May 31 to July 21, 2022

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Feinstein Announces She Will Not Run For Reelection Amid Pressure to Step Down

Feinstein Announces She , Will Not Run For Reelection , Amid Pressure to Step Down. On February 14, Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced that she will not run for reelection after her current term ends in early 2025. . On February 14, Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced that she will not run for reelection after her current term ends in early 2025. . ABC reports that Feinstein said she plans to continue serving until that time comes. . I am announcing today I will not run for reelection in 2024 but intend to accomplish as much for California as I can through the end of next year when my term ends. , Dianne Feinstein, Democrat Senator from California, via ABC News. I am announcing today I will not run for reelection in 2024 but intend to accomplish as much for California as I can through the end of next year when my term ends. , Dianne Feinstein, Democrat Senator from California, via ABC News. The 89-year-old Feinstein has served in the Senate since 1992. Over the course of her political career, she has won several senior posts. . Over the course of her political career she has won several senior posts. . Even with a divided Congress, we can still pass bills that will improve lives. Each of us was sent here to solve problems. , Dianne Feinstein, Democrat Senator from California, via ABC News. That's what I've done for the last 30 years, and that's what I plan to do for the next two years. My thanks to the people of California for allowing me to serve them, Dianne Feinstein, Democrat Senator from California, via ABC News. That's what I've done for the last 30 years, and that's what I plan to do for the next two years. My thanks to the people of California for allowing me to serve them, Dianne Feinstein, Democrat Senator from California, via ABC News. ABC reports that Feinstein, the Senate's oldest sitting member, has been facing pressure to make way for a younger generation of Democrat leaders. ABC reports that Feinstein, the Senate's oldest sitting member, has been facing pressure to make way for a younger generation of Democrat leaders. Earlier this year, Feinstein declined the role of president pro tempore, a spot typically held by the majority party's senior member. Earlier this year, Feinstein declined the role of president pro tempore, a spot typically held by the majority party's senior member. Prior to joining the Senate in 1992, Feinstein served as the city of San Francisco's first female mayor

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