Lee, who cast a lone vote against the invasion of Iraq in 2001, is a consistent left-wing presence in Congress. As Rebecca Traister previously reported for Intelligencer, Lee once organized with the Black Panther Party and entered political life as a delegate for Shirley Chisholm at the 1972 Democratic Convention. She opposes the Hyde Amendment, which blocks public funding for abortion services, and joined the Medicare for All Caucus when it formed in July. Jeffries, like Lee, is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He also signed onto former Representative John Conyers’s Medicare for All bill as well as Lee’s EACH Woman Act, which would repeal the Hyde Amendment. But in contrast to Lee, he often sounds more moderate, as a passage from a September profile in The Economist aptly demonstrates: … [Read more...] about Democrats Elect Younger, More Moderate Caucus Chair Over Progressive Stalwart
And medical experts say the hospital has one of the best ICUs in the country, meaning the PM will be getting the best possible care while being treated there. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson coronavirus condition ‘unchanged’ after night in intensive care
Miss Symonds is the first unmarried partner of a prime minister to reside in 10 Downing Street and there was much scepticism when her affair with Mr Johnson - who was still married to second wife Marina Wheeler - came to light. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s pregnant fiancée Carrie Symonds banned from visiting him at hospital
Reports last week indicated that House Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte was preparing to subpoena Strzok as part of the House investigation into the FBI’s conduct during the 2016 election. Strzok’s lawyer, Aitan Goelman, said in a letter to Goodlatte released Sunday that the move would be unnecessary, as Strzok “intends to voluntarily appear and testify before your committee and any other Congressional committee that invites him.” … [Read more...] about Peter Strzok, FBI Agent in Texting Scandal, Will Testify Before Congress
The appointments are significant, and not only because Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Pressley are new to Congress. In November, Ocasio-Cortez joined a protest in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office to call for a select committee on a Green New Deal, and Tlaib made headlines earlier this month for saying “We’re going to go in and impeach that motherfucker” at an event with supporters. Coverage of both events patronized the women at times. Tlaib was attacked for her lack of civility, and Ocasio-Cortez for her perceived naivety. “When Ocasio-Cortez made waves by loudly demanding a new committee tasked with drafting a ‘Green New Deal,’ Pelosi quietly brushed it aside last week, as if to say: Kids, brush up on your Schoolhouse Rock,” Bill Scher wrote for Politico on January 3. But if that’s actually what Pelosi believes about Ocasio-Cortez, it’s not at all evident in the New York congresswoman’s committee assignments. … [Read more...] about After Calls to Stifle Progressive Newcomers, Dems Put Them on Powerful Committee
In any case, Trump’s stonewalling will “work” in the sense that the ensuing court battles over the wholesale White House effort to bury the unredacted Mueller report, resist subpoenas, and shut down all testimony by administration officials could drag on for months, if not years. But in a way this may be the least of the country’s problems, as Trump stops at nothing to hold on to power. As Jerry Nadler and Nancy Pelosi have said, we are in “a constitutional crisis.” But even constitutional crises are relative. The ultimate crisis may arrive, as Pelosi has been warning, when Trump, if defeated, attacks the legitimacy of the 2020 election. If his loss is narrow (and perhaps even if it isn’t), the imagination reels at picturing what havoc he and his riled-up base, a third of the country, might sow to extend his rule. … [Read more...] about This Constitutional Crisis Probably Won’t Be Trump’s Last
Last week’s financial roller-coaster ride was capped off with the Bush administration’s $700 billion government bailout proposal. As both Republicans and Democrats in Congress begin negotiating the specifics among themselves and with the White House, the presidential candidates are still working out their own positions. Will they consider only the economic ramifications of the bailout and not electoral politics? C’mon — we still have a campaign to run here, folks. … [Read more...] about Would You Care to Hear McCain and Obama’s Ideas About the Bailout?
• Dave Weigel isn’t sure “[h]ow this plays to Joe Dorito and Jane Six-Pack,” but all McCain is offering is a “crazy political curveball and a promise to pass whatever the senators who know what they’re doing come up with.” [Hit & Run/Reason] … [Read more...] about The McCain Surprise: Stupid, Brilliant … or Both??
More from Labour Former Labour leader Ed Miliband returns to party's front bench New Labour leader Keir Starmer overhauls shadow cabinet New Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer puts 'unrelenting' focus on winning next election Sir Keir Starmer: New Labour leader is a natural fit - but still provokes more questions than answers New Labour leader will take control of a tired and fractious party Keir Starmer set to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader … [Read more...] about There may be trouble ahead as Sir Keir Starmer reveals shadow cabinet
Hanoi (VNA) – The Secretariat of the Party Central Committee has ordered stronger leadership, inspections, supervisions and actions against wrongdoings in personnel work in general and in the recruitment of officials and public employees in particular. In a recently-issued conclusion, the Secretariat pointed out bottlenecks in handling wrongdoings even found in the appointment of leading and managerial positions, or in the personnel preparation for Party Committees for the 2020-2025 tenure. Given this, all-level Party Committees and organisations, and leaders of relevant agencies and units were asked to promptly detect and handle the wrongdoings. Recruitment decisions may be revoked in case of violations, the Secretariat said, stressing the need to identify the responsibility of those involved. The Government’s Party Civil Affairs Committee will assign the Ministry of Home Affairs to issue documents guiding the settlement of wrongdoings this month. The Party … [Read more...] about Party Secretariat urges stronger actions against recruitment, appointment wrongdoings