Tag Archives: US Congress

Sen. Rand Paul confronts HHS Nominee Levine on Genital Mutilation

Just the News
February 25, 2021

During the hearing, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) questioned Dr. Levine, who if confirmed would be the highest-ranking transgender public official in the U.S., about her thoughts on children undergoing medical treatment to change their gender, calling the treatment “genital mutilation.”

Catholic bishops oppose ‘Equality Act’ ahead of vote, Catholic politicians Biden, Pelosi support it

Just the News
February 25, 2021

Ahead of the Democratic-led House’s scheduled “Equality Act” vote Thursday, the U.S. Conference of Catholics Bishops publicly criticized the bill while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Biden, both Catholic politicians, support the legislation.

Five USCCB chairmen wrote a letter to lawmakers in opposition to the bill.

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Dem Congress Members Consider Speech Restrictions Based on Political Views

Claim they are battling “misinformation” and “conspiracy theories”

Thomas More
The Hill

February 23, 2021

House lawmakers on Wednesday will examine the role misinformation on cable news played in the Jan. 6 insurrection in a hearing that will test the boundaries between congressional oversight, regulation and issues of censorship.

Representatives of Fox News have already complained about the premise, saying it “sets a terrible precedent” when members of Congress “highlight political speech they do not like.” Newsmax also decried the hearing as “an attack on free speech and basic First Amendment rights,” adding that the event “should send chills down the spines of all Americans.”

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10 Crazy Examples of Unrelated Waste and Partisan Kick-Backs in New ‘COVID’ Bill

Brad Polumbo
Foundation for Economic Education

February 22, 2021

President Biden has proposed $1.9 trillion in additional COVID-19 spending. He’s asking Congress to authorize another round of checks, more expanded unemployment benefits, a $15 minimum wage, and much, much more. Over the weekend, House Democrats finally released the text of the 600-page bill meant to make Biden’s broad COVID proposals a legislative reality. 

Critics and economists have already attacked the proposal on the merits of its main provisions and staggering overall cost, arguing it would break the budgetincentivize unemployment, and fail to stimulate the economy. However, there’s a much simpler objection to this legislative bonanza: it’s full of unrelated pork and political priorities.

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Capitol violence marked by security breakdowns, witnesses tell senators in wide-ranging hearing

Susan Katz
Just the News

February 23, 2021

The Jan. 6 breach on the U.S. Capitol was marked by intelligence breakdowns, senators said in concluding statements following a Tuesday hearing. Their comments came following an hours-long hearing in which former Capitol security officials testified about events related to the breach. 

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The False and Exaggerated Claims Still Being Spread About the Capitol Riot

Insisting on factual accuracy does not make one an apologist for the protesters. False reporting is never justified, especially to inflate threat and fear levels.

Glenn Greenwald
February 16, 2021

What took place at the Capitol on January 6 was undoubtedly a politically motivated riot. As such, it should not be controversial to regard it as a dangerous episode. Any time force or violence is introduced into what ought to be the peaceful resolution of political conflicts, it should be lamented and condemned.

But none of that justifies lying about what happened that day, especially by the news media. Condemning that riot does not allow, let alone require, echoing false claims in order to render the event more menacing and serious than it actually was. There is no circumstance or motive that justifies the dissemination of false claims by journalists. The more consequential the event, the less justified, and more harmful, serial journalistic falsehoods are.

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McConnell after acquittal: Trump ‘did not get away with anything — yet’

McConnell, who voted “not guilty” in the trial, said the Senate’s decision to acquit Trump “does not condone anything that happened on or before that terrible day.”

Nicholas Ballasy
Just the News

February 13, 2021

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Man charged in US Capitol riot worked for FBI, lawyer says

Allana Durkin Richer
Michael Balsamo
Associated Press

February 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — A man who authorities say is a leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and helped to organize a ring of other extremists and led them in the attack last month at the U.S. Capitol has held a top-secret security clearance for decades and previously worked for the FBI, his attorney said Monday.

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MAGA Blood Libel: Why Are They Hiding The Medical Report?

Revolver.News
February 9, 2021

Last week, CNN was tactically baffled by a simple question that grows stranger by the day: Why are investigators struggling to build a murder case in the death of US Capitol Police Officer Sicknick?

The stakes are high: Officer Sicknick’s death is the only purported death by a largely tourist crowd that was let into the building by policestayed inside the velvet ropes, seemed at least partly there out of confusion, for social media clout, or just for the memes, and that even the New York Times conceded caused limited property damage.

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Trump defense attorney plays compilation video of Democrats calling for impeachment since First day he took office

GatewayPundit
February 9. 2021

Donald Trump’s second show trial began Tuesday afternoon.

Donald Trump was impeached by the House last month for ‘inciting an insurrection’ during his January 6 rally at The Ellipse.

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