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Arkansas House passes unconstitutional bill putting creationism in schools

Contsitution, shmonstitution — Despite unanimous Democratic opposition, the bill moves on to the Senate. John Timmer – Apr 16, 2021 7:40 pm UTC Enlarge / The Arkansas state capitol.Last week, the Arkansas state House of Representatives passed a bill that would amend state education law to allow teachers in public schools to teach creationism as…

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House panel votes to advance invoice on slavery reparations

WASHINGTON — A House panel advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves by approving legislation Wednesday that would create a commission to study the issue.It’s the first time the House Judiciary Committee has acted on the legislation. Still, prospects for final passage remain poor in such a closely divided Congress.…

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White House to Lift Restrictions on Abortion Pill Access

April 13, 2021 — A requirement that mifepristone abortion pills be dispensed only in-person by a medical provider will be put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.The decision means that health care providers in some states will be able to prescribe mifepristone via telemedicine and mail the pills…

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White House races clock to beat GOP attacks

President BidenJoe BidenBiden eyes bigger US role in global vaccination efforts Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech Kemp: Pulling All-Star game out of Atlanta will hurt business owners of color MORE is facing a ticking clock as he seeks to shepherd a massive infrastructure bill through Congress that is…

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White House Misleadingly Using Former Trump Adviser Gary Cohn to Sell Joe Biden Tax Hike

President Joe Biden’s White House continues citing an old Gary Cohn interview out of context to suggest President Donald Trump’s former economic adviser is supporting Biden’s proposed $2.5 trillion spending deal. “This Week: 200 Economists, Gary Cohn, Republican Kathy Maness, and the American People Agreed: The American Jobs Plan Is Both Sensible and Necessary” the…

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House Ethics Committee opens probe into Matt Gaetz and Tom Reed over sexual misconduct allegations

Probes are into potential “sexual misconduct” and sharing of “inappropriate images or videos on the House floor” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) (GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz is now facing a second investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct with minors, this one launched by the House Ethics Committee on Friday afternoon. This all stems from allegations…

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House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn on Senate prospects for voting rights legislation

Democrats are pursuing two key bills, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the For the People Act. Both are aimed at securing voting rights amid an onslaught of state Republican legislation which critics say would restrict voting. Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), the House Majority Whip, spoke to NBC’s Joshua Johnson on the prospect for…

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White House says it’s working on access to migrant centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to provide a specific date for when the media will get access to Border Patrol facilities temporarily holding thousands of migrant children seeking to live in the United States, but said Sunday the Biden administration was committed to transparency and “we’re working to get that…

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White House aide: U.S. will address border surge with diplomacy

White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield told ABC’s “This Week” that the Biden administration is strengthening diplomatic efforts in the Northern Triangle of Central America to address the “root causes of migration” and discourage migrants from coming to the U.S.Why it matters: There is now a record number of unaccompanied minors in U.S. custody, and…

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House progressives want Biden to supersize spending

Progressive Democrats in the House are privately discussing how they can push President Biden for a second spending package substantially bigger than the $3 trillion over a decade floated in various news outlets this week.Why it matters: These members are attuned to the climate group Sunrise Movement’s argument that “the crises we face demand at…