Paul Ryan just slammed Republicans who didn’t vote to impeach Donald Trump

This post was originally published on this siteFormer House Speaker Paul Ryan has largely disappeared from the national political scene. Which makes what he said earlier this week about the House vote to impeach Donald Trump in 2021 all the more notable.

In a new U.S. poll, a majority identify as ‘pro-choice’ for the first time in decades

This post was originally published on this site The Gallup poll, conducted after the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, says that 55 percent of Americans now identify as pro-choice, up from 49 percent last year. (Image credit: Jose Luis Magana/AP)

New York tightens gun laws in wake of Buffalo shooting

The New York state legislature on Thursday passed a package of gun legislation that will raise the minimum age to buy a semiautomatic rifle to from 18 to 21, ban a majority of civilians from buying bullet-resistant body vests, and revise the state’s red flag laws, The New York Times and Associated Press report.
The bills, pushed through by the legislature’s Democratic majority, are now heading to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s (D) desk, where she is “widely expected” to sign them into law, the Times notes. The new package makes New York the first state to approve legislation following shootings in Buffalo and Texas that left 10 and 21 dead, respectively.
New York already requires handgun owners be at least 21 years of age, AP notes, and younger individuals will still be allowed to have other types of rifles and handguns. The new law, however, will restrict access to the “fast-firing” rifles both young gunmen used in the Buffalo and Texas shootings. New buyers will also be required to obtain a license before buying a semiautomatic rifle.
The change will more so impact areas outside of New York City — which already requires permits to possess, carry, and purchase any type of firearm, and typically restricts applicants under 21 — and will bring the state in line with a number of others — like Florida, Illinois, and Vermont — where buyers are required to be at least 21 to purchase certain types of long guns, AP writes.

Ballot meltdown in Michigan resets GOP race for governor

This post was originally published on this siteA major upheaval is afoot in Michigan’s Republican primary for governor, leaving the party with no obvious front-runner to challenge Democratic incumbent Gretch

In an address to the nation, Biden renews his calls for gun control

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden called on Congress to ban assault weapons or to raise the age to be able to buy one from 18 to 21 and other measures to curb gun violence. What’s the reaction from Uvalde, Texas?

What Can We Expect from Televised January 6 Committee Hearings?

January 6 Photo by little plant on Unsplash

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Almost a year after it began, the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack is set to televise public hearings into the deadly 2020 breach of the U.S. Capitol. Starting June 9, the panel will likely hold eight hearings altogether, with at least a few of them in prime time, over a two-week period. […]

Consumers Are Losers in a Booming Industrial Economy

This post was originally published on this siteManufacturing and construction are still going strong, and while that lowers the chances for a recession, it means higher prices will continue for most basic goods.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters 100th day as fighting rages

This post was originally published on this site Ukraine marked 100 days since Russia’s invasion on Friday with fighting raging across the east of the country, where Moscow’s forces are tightening their grip on the Donbas region. The sombre milestone came as Kyiv announced Moscow was now in control of a fifth of Ukrainian territory, […]

Ukraine lifts interest rate to highest in Europe

This post was originally published on this siteIn a bid to fight off high inflation, the war-torn country’s central bank has lifted borrowing costs.

Democratic Senate hopefuls call for ending filibuster to pass gun laws

This post was originally published on this siteSeveral Democratic Senate candidates say that if elected, they would support eliminating the filibuster to allow the party to pass its legislative priorities.