Nearly three months after President Biden Joe Biden IRS to roll out payments for ,000 child tax credit in July Capitol Police told not to use most aggressive tactics in riot response, report finds Biden to accompany first lady to appointment for 'common medical procedure' MORE assumed office, friends and foes alike are looking for clear evidence of just how liberal his administration is going to be. It has been hard to pin the White House down, ideologically speaking. Is he maintaining the cautious center-left approach that he has followed most of his career? Or is he pursuing a paradigmatic shift in American politics in the manner of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society or President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal? ADVERTISEMENT The answer is: a bit of both. And that holds both opportunities and perils. Corbin Trent, a former communications director for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez NY House Democrats demand … [Read more...] about The Memo: How liberal will the Biden presidency be?
William “Billy” Evans, the Capitol Police officer who died in a car attack at a security barricade outside the Capitol this month, laid in honor in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday. Evans, 41, was killed on April 2 when a man rammed his car into a Senate-side security checkpoint, crashing into him and another Capitol Police officer stationed there. Evans is the second Capitol Police officer to receive the rare honor this year, underscoring the series of tragedies endured by the police force this year starting with the Jan. 6 insurrection. ADVERTISEMENT He is also just the sixth person in U.S. history to lie in honor — the designation for private citizens — in the Capitol Rotunda. Evans served as a Capitol Police officer for 18 years and was a father of two young children. His children, nine-year-old Logan and seven-year-old Abigail, both clutched stuffed animals as pallbearers carried their father’s flag-draped casket up the Capitol’s east center front steps and … [Read more...] about Capitol Police officer killed in car attack lies in honor in Capitol Rotunda
Nigel Farage has criticised the “taxpayer-funded indoctrination of our children” after reports that the iconic BBC children’s educational programme Blue Peter was encouraging children to “go meat free”. Blue Peter has been a staple of British after-school viewing since 1958, with children undertaking tasks to obtain the much-coveted blue badge. The badges can be used to gain free entry to hundreds of attractions in the UK. The BBC programme recently launched a green badge initiative for children who are “climate heroes” and do such things as switching off lights or stopping using single-use plastic bottles. However, the programme garnered criticism for encouraging children to “go meat free”, according to The Times . The “go meat free” message had appeared on a screen during an episode, at the same time a host saying “or choose a meat-free meal”. The teacher told the children: “There are so many gender identities. So we know we have got male and female, but there … [Read more...] about ‘Taxpayer-Funded Indoctrination’: Farage Slams BBC Children’s Show for Anti-Meat Message
This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. The Earth’s climate has always been a work in progress. In the 4.5 billion years the planet has been spinning around the sun, ice ages have come and gone, interrupted by epochs of intense heat. The highest mountain range in Texas was once an underwater reef. Camels wandered in evergreen forests in the Arctic. Then a few million years later, 400 feet of ice formed over what is now New York City. But amid this geologic mayhem, humans have gotten lucky. For the past 10,000 years, virtually the entire stretch of human civilization, people have lived in what scientists call “a Goldilocks climate” — not too hot, not too cold, just right. Related Stories Why Obama's Climate Plan Failed. And How Biden's Could Succeed For These Young Evangelical Activists, Facing the Climate Crisis Is an Act of Faith Related Stories The 10 Most Bizarre … [Read more...] about Now Is Our Last Best Chance to Confront the Climate Crisis
Kolkata Knight Riders veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has put his weight behind under-fire Kuldeep Yadav to hit back form. Kuldeep has been under scrutiny for his below-par performances in the last two years. Kuldeep has scalped 18 wickets in 19 ODIs in the last two years at a mundane average of 57.66 while playing for India. The left-arm wrist spinner has been part of only three T20Is in the last two years for the national team in which he has scalped four wickets. On the other hand, Kuldeep didn’t have a great IPL 2020 for Kolkata Knight Riders as he scalped a solitary wicket in five matches and thus spent most of his time on the bench as mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy was able to grab his opportunity with both hands. However, Harbhajan Singh is not much perturbed by Kuldeep’s lean patch and stated that there is nothing wrong with the wrist spinner. “There are times when you bowl good spells and yet you don’t get wickets. It happened with all the renowned bowlers. I … [Read more...] about IPL 2021: Harbhajan Singh Backs Kuldeep Yadav to Hit Back Form