Category Archives : Politics

‘This Acquittal Sends Three Dangerous Messages to Future Presidents’
14 Feb
2:55

‘This Acquittal Sends Three Dangerous Messages to Future Presidents’

‘The lack of a conviction for Trump sends a chilling message’ Keisha N. Blain is an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, a 2020-21 Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, and author of Set the World on Fire and Until I…

The Lincoln Project implodes amid infighting and scandal
13 Feb
3:59

The Lincoln Project implodes amid infighting and scandal

Also announcing their departures Friday were spokesman Kurt Bardella and Nayyera Haq, who had been hosting an online program for the organization. Tom Nichols, a foreign affairs columnist and professor, announced on Twitter that he was stepping down as an unpaid adviser. Jennifer Horn, a senior figure in the organization,…

Graham to meet with Trump to talk future of GOP
13 Feb
2:35

Graham to meet with Trump to talk future of GOP

Graham’s remarks come as most Senate Republicans are expected to acquit Trump on Saturday at the conclusion of his second impeachment trial. Graham has stayed in close touch with the former president, and spoke to him Friday morning ahead of his defense lawyers’ presentation. The aftermath of the Jan. 6…

Senate moves to grant Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal
13 Feb
12:19

Senate moves to grant Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal

“Here in this trial, we saw new video, powerful video showing calmness under pressure, his courage in the line of duty, his foresight in the midst of chaos, and his willingness to make himself a target of the mob’s rage so that others might reach safety,” Schumer said. “Officer Goodman,…

The post-Trump path of “one dude”
12 Feb
10:09

The post-Trump path of “one dude”

POLITICO Illustration/Getty Images With Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal almost assured, at the moment, the Republicans standing against him are in danger of being run over in the post-Trump GOP. But if the GOP’s fervor for the former president fades to any degree, Senator Ben Sasse may be better positioned than…

‘Avalanche’ of unspent CARES Act cash for schools draws criticism in Florida House
11 Feb
11:12

‘Avalanche’ of unspent CARES Act cash for schools draws criticism in Florida House

During the Wednesday hearing, state Rep. Randy Fine, the House’s K-12 budget writer, took aim at the “avalanche” of money school districts — and DOE — are sitting on. Given the potential influx of more money from a Democratic-controlled Congress, the Melbourne Beach Republican said he’s concerned about pouring more…

Florida lawmakers introduce several bills to address fair policing
11 Feb
11:01

Florida lawmakers introduce several bills to address fair policing

Legislative goals: The caucus has filed legislation that would maintain a police misconduct registry and penalize those who make false criminal accusations — dubbed the “Amy Cooper law.” They have also crafted bills aimed at reviewing policies such as police “Bill of Rights,” the use of no-knock warrants, and standards…

Federal judge upholds release of Capitol riot suspect who wielded bullhorn, pipe
11 Feb
10:50

Federal judge upholds release of Capitol riot suspect who wielded bullhorn, pipe

Prosecutors quickly challenged that ruling, arguing that Powell posed an ongoing threat to the community and that her actions in the days leading up to her surrendering to the FBI indicated the potential for her to abscond. Powell’s attorney, Michael Engel, argued that her surrender actually demonstrated that she was…

Defiant DeSantis blasts Biden administration amid report of travel limits
11 Feb
7:02

Defiant DeSantis blasts Biden administration amid report of travel limits

Any types of travel restrictions could derail Florida’s economy, which relies heavily on tourists. The initial wave of lockdowns last spring sent the state’s tax collections into a spiral. Florida would have been hit with a severe budget deficit if not for the nearly $5 billion in coronavirus relief it…

Biden formally ends Trump’s national emergency declaration at the border
11 Feb
4:35

Biden formally ends Trump’s national emergency declaration at the border

Trump’s national emergency declaration in February 2019 came after a 35-day government shutdown that resulted in him signing a bipartisan government funding bill allocating $1.375 billion for border security. That amount was far less than the $5.7 billion Trump had sought to build a wall separating the U.S. and Mexico,…