Texas Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect, Sparking Lawsuits

By Terrance Turner September 1, 2021 (updated Oct. 6) After the Supreme Court failed to act, a restrictive Texas abortion law has gone into effect. The law forbids abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, before expectant mothers are even aware of the pregnancy. It makes no exceptions for rape or incest. (Supposedly, six weeks is … Continue reading Texas Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect, Sparking Lawsuits

Texas Democrats Fly To D.C. Over Voter Restriction Bill — Which Passes Anyway (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner July 12, 2021 (updated Aug. 31, 2021) JUST IN: Despite weeks of wrangling and a dramatic Democratic walkout, the Texas Legislature has passed a voter restrictions bill. The bill now heads to the desk of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who says he will sign it. The news marks the end of a … Continue reading Texas Democrats Fly To D.C. Over Voter Restriction Bill — Which Passes Anyway (UPDATED)

Kevin McCarthy & GOP Oust Liz Cheney (But Not Matt Gaetz)

Photo from Getty Images By Terrance Turner May 12, 2021 Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) was removed from her post as House Conference Chair today. House Republicans ousted her because she refused to endorse Donald Trump's lie that the 2020 election was rigged, and because she voted to convict Trump after he incited the Capital riot … Continue reading Kevin McCarthy & GOP Oust Liz Cheney (But Not Matt Gaetz)

Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Searched by Feds; Law License Suspended

By Terrance Turner April 28, 2021 (Updated June 24) This morning, federal investigators executed search warrants on the apartment and office of Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's lawyer. The New York Times first broke the story, citing three people with knowledge of the search. "The investigators seized Mr. Giuliani’s electronic devices and searched his apartment on … Continue reading Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment Searched by Feds; Law License Suspended

Matt Gaetz Marries, Despite Seamy Sex Scandal

Matt Gaetz with new wife Ginger Luckey. Photo from Twitter. April 1, 2021 (Updated July 18, Aug. 22) By Terrance Turner Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) is under investigation for his alleged relationship with a 17-year-old girl. On March 30, a New York Times story revealed that Mr. Gaetz is being investigated by the Justice Department … Continue reading Matt Gaetz Marries, Despite Seamy Sex Scandal

Biden Announces “American Jobs Plan”

Photo from the Tribune Review. By Terrance Turner March 31, 2021 Today, at a union training center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, President Joe Biden introudced the American Jobs Act. The sprawling, ambitious bill will invest about $2 trillion over the next eight years (amounting to about 1 percent of America’s GDP per year) to repair, rebuild, … Continue reading Biden Announces “American Jobs Plan”

Sen. Joe Manchin Catches Flak for Opposing Biden’s OMB Nominee

By Terrance Turner Photo from Getty Images. Feb. 19, 2021 Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has said he will oppose the confirmation of Neera Tanden, President Biden's nominee for the Office of Management and Budget. This imperils her nomination: unless a Republican joins Democrats in voting for Tanden, she will not be confirmed. Manchin cited negative … Continue reading Sen. Joe Manchin Catches Flak for Opposing Biden’s OMB Nominee

Sen. Ted Cruz Flies To Cancun As Texas Freezes (UPDATED)

Photo courtesy of Reuters. By Terrance Turner Feb. 18, 2021 On Monday, a historic winter storm blanketed the state of Texas. A mix of rain, snow and sleet fell on the ground in Texas as temperatures reached historic lows. By Tuesday morning, the temperature was 9 degrees, as opposed to the normal low of 47 … Continue reading Sen. Ted Cruz Flies To Cancun As Texas Freezes (UPDATED)

Black History Month

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. By Terrance Turner Feb. 1, 2021 Today is the first day of Black History Month. It is also the 150th anniversary of a historic day in Black History. On February 1, 1871, Jefferson Franklin Long became the first Black congressman to speak before the House of Representatives. According to the House … Continue reading Black History Month

House Votes to Impeach Trump — Again (Updated)

By Terrance Turner Jan. 13, 2021 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walking to the House Floor for a vote at the U.S. Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach Donald Trump. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have cast … Continue reading House Votes to Impeach Trump — Again (Updated)