On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden raised his pen to a historically important bill known as “Juneteenth Independence Day,” making this the first new national federal holiday since 1983, when Martin Luther King Jr. Day was signed into law by former President Ronald Reagan.
It is true that crime is on the rise in New York City during both the height of the pandemic and in its aftermath. Public safety is a top priority for the 2021 New York City Mayoral Candidates but only the progressive candidates are presenting solutions that can help lower the city’s increasing crime wave.
Naftali Bennett was sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister on Sunday after winning in a 60-59 vote, ending the 12-year ruling of former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Far-right party leader Naftali Bennett said he backs a unity government that would bring an end to Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule as the country’s prime minister.
On Wednesday, Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice after the House of Representatives voted on one article of impeachment, charging him with inciting the January 6 attack on the US Capitol building.
Liz Cheney, the no. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, said on Tuesday that she will vote to impeach President Trump saying that there had “never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States” than Trump’s incitement of a mob that attacked the Capitol last week.
Jon Ossoff has defeated Republican incumbent David Perdue and Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler in the Senate runoff elections, according to projections by The Associated Press, ABC News and NBC News. Their victories mean that Democrats will have control of the House and Senate in the first two years of President-elect Joe Biden’s presidency.
Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler in the first Senate runoff election, according to projections by Associated Press, ABC News and NBC News. The other Senate race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican David Perdue has not yet been called.
All eyes are on a runoff election that has Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock squaring off against Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, determining which party controls the chamber. President-elect Joe Biden and Donald Trump are expected to arrive in Georgia by Monday evening while Vice President Mike Pence will deliver remarks.
The House voted 216-209 to reinstate Pelosi as the speaker of the US House of Representatives. Five Democrats chose not to support her with two voting for lawmakers who were not running, while three others voted “present.”
“What we witness is a pendulum: a swing to the left and a swing to the right. I think in the immediate future we are going to be swinging left,” said Greg Brown (66). The teacher and politico, as he appropriately calls himself, had just finished up with his classes for the day. He was now answering my questions on where exactly this country is headed, a feat too great for the voter data on Census.gov.
Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell’s (R-K.Y) home in the Highlands section of Louisville, Kentucky was vandalized overnight. The vandalism occurred one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-C.A) home in San Fransisco was vandalized with fake pigs blood and graffiti as well.
The Senate has gathered on New Year’s Day to vote to override President Trump’s veto on the defense bill. On Monday, the House secured enough votes to reject Trump’s veto of a $740 billion defense funding bill, marking the first successful override vote of Trump’s presidency.