Gun Reform: Will This Time Be Different?

Gun Reform Protest Photo by Heather Mount on Unsplash

Members of a bipartisan Senate panel have been meeting virtually while Congress is on holiday break in an attempt to come up with a basic framework on gun reform that both sides can agree to. The panel, led by Democrat Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Republican John Cornyn of Texas, also met in person several […]

Ohio Senate race in virtual deadlock: poll

This post was originally published on this siteThe Ohio Senate race between Republican J.D. Vance and Rep. Tim Ryan (D) is in a virtual deadlock, according to a new poll. The USA Today Network Ohio/Suffolk University survey released Wednesday found that Vance leads Ryan by just more than 2 percentage points among likely Ohio voters, […]

Senators, 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans, negotiate ways to find a gun deal

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s A Martinez talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, about efforts to address gun violence.

Politicians Cause Real Pain With Inflationary Policies

This post was originally published on this site  Gasoline prices just hit new record highs, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg, inflation-wise. As consumers know, but federal officials seem slow to admit, everything is becoming more expensive. And while the purchasing power of our money is expected to erode more slowly in the […]

Biden signs proclamation on LGBTQI Pride Month – warns of ‘onslaught of dangerous anti-LGBTQI+ legislation’

This post was originally published on this site President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a proclamation commemorating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month. The President warns the civil rights of LGBTQI+ Americans “are under relentless attack.” “Members of the LGBTQI+ community — especially people of color and trans people — continue to […]

US to send Ukraine advanced weapons, as battle for east rages

This post was originally published on this site President Joe Biden has said the United States will send more advanced rocket systems to Ukraine, as Russian troops press their ferocious bid to complete the capture of a key eastern city. The battle for Severodonetsk has grown in intensity in recent days, with heavy casualties on […]

Amazon ramps up criticism of antitrust bill targeting tech giants

This post was originally published on this siteAmazon is ramping up criticism of a key antitrust bill that aims to rein in the e-commerce giant’s power, in part by trying to distance itself from the other tech giants targeted by the proposed legislation. Amazon’s vice president of public policy Brian Huseman published a blog post […]

Handful of House GOP lawmakers open to assault rifle ban

This post was originally published on this siteA trickle of House GOP lawmakers have expressed support for or openness to banning assault-style rifles in recent years and in wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas last week. As a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate discuss potential legislative action on gun […]

In Alaska, the Race to Succeed Don Young Is Raucous and Crowded

This post was originally published on this siteFour dozen candidates, including Sarah Palin and Santa Claus, are facing a complex election schedule to follow the man who represented Alaska for 49 years.

US gas prices continue to rise to record highs. Expect a ‘cruel summer’ ahead

This post was originally published on this siteMore record pain at the pump is expected. EU’s plan to ban Russian oil means less oil and gas supply, while China’s demand will rise out of lockdown.