‘History will be watching tomorrow’: King family demands Senate pass voting rights legislation

This post was originally published on this siteThe family of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday demanded the Senate pass voting rights legislation and said lawmakers who truly honor the late civil rights leader’s legacy must stand on the right side of history.

US calls on North Korea to halt ‘unlawful and destabilizing’ missile launches

This post was originally published on this siteThe U.S. envoy focused on North Korea called at least two ballistic missile launches by North Korea Monday “unlawful and destabilizing activities” and pushed for the nuclear-armed nation to engage in dialogue. Sung Kim, the U.S….

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for Covid-19

This post was originally published on this siteChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley tested positive for Covid-19 Sunday and “is experiencing very minor symptoms,” Joint Staff spokesperson Col. Dave Butler said in a statement Monday.

Bill would prevent federal funding for a national COVID-19 vaccine registry, showing who’s been…

This post was originally published on this siteBill would prevent federal funding for a national COVID-19 vaccine registry, showing who’s been vaccinated and who’s not Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ8) It’s a shot in the dark — and under this bill, it would remain that way. Context President Joe Biden’s administration has implemented a number of requirements related to the COVID-19 […]

Virginia’s New GOP Guv Dives Headfirst Into School Mask Mandate War

This post was originally published on this site Enter a brand new addition to Republicans’ war on schools requiring students and faculty to wear masks on campus.

Senate Democrats plan a vote to change the filibuster. So what is it?

This post was originally published on this site The filibuster was once a rarely used tool for holding up Senate business. Now, it’s a regular (still powerful) feature; some Democrats want it changed. Here are answers to your filibuster questions. (Image credit: CJ Riculan/NPR)

Winter Olympics tickets won’t be sold to general public due to COVID-19, China says

This post was originally published on this siteThe Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee announced on Wednesday that tickets to the games will no longer be sold to the general public because of the COVID-19.Individuals living in China’s mainland were at first the only people allowed to…

Could Democrats settle for Electoral College reform?

Could Democrats settle for Electoral College reform?

Senators to meet with Ukraine president to reaffirm US support

This post was originally published on this siteA bipartisan group of senators is traveling to Ukraine this week to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials amid escalating tensions between Kyiv and Moscow.Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Chris…

Texas Earthquakes Prompt New Fracking Rules

This post was originally published on this siteFrackers will have to find a new home for wastewater as the state acts to stem rising seismic activity, adding to drillers’ costs.

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