McCarthy Warns That Social Security and Medicare Are the GOP’s Next Target
After securing a debt ceiling agreement that caps federal spending and threatens food aid for hundreds of thousands of poor adults, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy made clear Wednesday that Republicans are not finished targeting the nation’s safety net programs — and signaled a coming effort by the GOP to slash Social Security and Medicare. In a Fox News appearance ahead of the House’s passage of the...
If the Police Can Decide Who Qualifies as a Journalist, There Is No Free Press
On a cold Christmas night in 2021 in the picturesque mountain city of Asheville, North Carolina, The Asheville Blade journalist Veronica Coit sat in a police station waiting to be booked. A police officer motioned toward Coit and said, “She says she’s press.” The magistrate responded: “Is she real press?” “In that very moment, he could’ve decided that we were press, which we were...
Andrew Tate: Controversial influencer denies manipulation allegations
A TN Woman Nearly Died and Required a Hysterectomy After Being Denied Abortion
A woman from Tennessee was forced to endure a dangerous ectopic pregnancy due to the state’s draconian abortion laws, resulting in her having to deliver her baby several weeks premature and requiring a hysterectomy afterward, which she did not want, in order to save her life. Physicians at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where Mayron Hollis sought care for her problematic pregnancy last...
Ousmane Sonko trial: Senegal opposition leader sentenced for 'corrupting youth'
Watch: BBC puts rape and exploitation claims to Andrew Tate
Andrew Tate BBC interview: Influencer challenged on misogyny and rape allegations
Debt ceiling deal heads to US Senate for approval
Why Is the Fed Seeking Advice From the Architect of Past Financial Meltdowns?
As the leader of a body that determines the fate of the world behind closed doors, the head of the Federal Reserve is highly scrutinized. Observers, for example, used to guess what former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan was thinking about interest rates based on the weight of his briefcase. If the load was heavy, the reasoning stood, Greenspan had paperwork to convince the other members on the panel that...
Nova Scotia battles its largest wildfire on record
Belgorod: Russia blames Ukraine for shelling inside border
Nevada’s GOP Gov Signs Dem Abortion Proposal Into Law
Nevada Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo signed into law on Tuesday a bill that provides greater reproductive and privacy rights protections for individuals coming to the state seeking abortion services. With several states across the country enacting abortion bans or severe restrictions, following the Supreme Court last summer overturning the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade...
Trump Recording Raises Threat of Potential Indictment in Mar-a-Lago Case
Federal prosecutors obtained an audio recording in which former President Donald Trump admits retaining a classified Pentagon document about a potential attack on Iran, raising the threat of a potential indictment in the Mar-a-Lago investigation, according to CNN. The recording indicates that Trump knew he kept classified material. The former president suggests in the audio that he wants to share...
38 Members of Congressional Progressive Caucus Vote Against Debt Ceiling Bill
Nearly 40 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus broke with the majority of their House Democratic colleagues late Wednesday to vote against the debt ceiling agreement negotiated by President Joe Biden and Republican leaders. The legislation, which would lift the debt ceiling until January 2025 and enact painful caps on non-military federal spending, passed the GOP-controlled House by a...
Taylor Swift fans report 'amnesia' following Eras show
Cop City Is Only the Beginning, Unless We Fight
“This is a global struggle against fascism, it’s a global struggle against the militarization of the police and state violence against folks whose dissent is being oppressed,” says Jasmine, an organizer in Atlanta. In this episode of Movement Memos, host Kelly Hayes talks with authors Alex Vitale and Stuart Schrader about the frightening trajectory of policing in the United States.