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House approves $1 billion for Israel's Iron Dome defense system

Source: CNN

(CNN)The House on Thursday easily approved a bill to provide funding for Israel's Iron Dome after it was removed from a separate bill to prevent a government shutdown and suspend the nation's borrowing limit.

The $1 billion in funding allocated for the aerial defense system had initially been included in the must-pass legislation that the House considered earlier in the week, but the provision was removed from the final version to appease a group of progressives who said they would sink the legislation unless that funding was struck from it.

The bill now goes to the Senate where it's unclear when it will get a vote.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer created a separate bill to bring to the floor Thursday under suspension, which means it bypassed the normal rules required to pass the bill and required a two-thirds majority to pass.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/09/23/politics/iron-dome-house-vote/index.html

DHS seeks contractor to run migrant detention facility at Gitmo, guards who speak Haitian Creole

Source: MSNBC

WASHINGTON — As it scrambles to deal with the surge of Haitian migrants at the southern border, the Biden administration is seeking a private contractor to operate a migrant detention facility at the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, with a requirement that some of the guards speak Spanish and Haitian Creole, according to government records.

A little-known immigrant holding facility on the base has a capacity of 120 people, the records say, and it "will have an estimated daily population of 20 people," according to a solicitation for bids issued Friday by the Department of Homeland Security.

"The service provider shall be responsible to maintain on site the necessary equipment to erect temporary housing facilities for populations that exceed 120 and up to 400 migrants in a surge event," the contract solicitation says.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1279886

Death of Hillsborough GOP member from COVID-19 causes financial problems for party

The Hillsborough County Republican Party alerted federal election regulators Tuesday that it may file its monthly campaign finance reports late because a key member of the organization died Saturday from COVID-19.

Prior to his death, Gregg Prentice developed and maintained software that electronically tracked donations to the Hillsborough County GOP and supplied data for the organization’s monthly finance reports. None of the other officers knew how to operate Prentice’s software, the party told the the Federal Elections Commission.

“We will be struggling to get all of this entered in the proper format by our deadline on September20, but we will try to do so with our best effort,” the party wrote.

A call and text message to county party chairman Jim Waurishuk were not returned.

More: https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida-politics/2021/09/16/death-of-hillsborough-gop-member-from-covid-19-causes-financial-problems-for-party/?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true

Unvaccinated couple who both got COVID-19 die within hours of each other, leaving 7 children

Source: Orlando Sentinel

An unvaccinated couple who both became infected with COVID-19 died within hours of each other this week, leaving seven children behind, according to a news report.

Troy and Charletta Green of Detroit, both 44, were planning another family trip to Florida after bringing the kids in April.

But this time, Troy stayed behind because he was too sick to travel, Fox 2 Detroit reported.

After Charletta left for a Sunshine State vacation, the couple, who’d met at age 14, never saw each other again.

Read more: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/os-ne-unvaccinated-couple-covid-19-die-leave-seven-children-20210910-wk3spo4xb5ay5nk5sg6ylfjtcy-story.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true

Justice Breyer issues warning on remaking Supreme Court: 'What goes around comes around'

Source: The Hill

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer issued a warning on remaking the Supreme Court, stating "what goes around comes around."

Breyer made the remark in an interview with NPR published Friday to promote his book "The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics."

"What goes around comes around. And if the Democrats can do it, the Republicans can do it," Breyer told the news outlet.

Conservatives currently hold a 6-3 majority on the high court, leading to some progressives to call for its expansion.

Read more: https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/571636-justice-breyer-issues-warning-on-remaking-supreme-court-what-goes?amp&__twitter_impression=true

WHO chief urges halt to booster shots for rest of the year

Source: Boston Globe

The head of the World Health Organization is calling on rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines to refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year, expanding a call that has largely fallen on deaf ears.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also said Wednesday he was “appalled” at comments by a leading association of pharmaceutical manufacturers who said vaccine supplies are high enough to allow for both booster shots and vaccinations in countries in dire need of jabs but facing shortages.

“I will not stay silent when companies and countries that control the global supply of vaccines think the world’s poor should be satisfied with leftovers,” he told a news conference.

Tedros had previously called for a “moratorium” on booster shots through the end of September, but the United States and other countries have begun or are considering plans to offer them to their vulnerable people.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bostonglobe.com/2021/09/08/nation/world-health-organization-chief-calls-moratorium-using-coronavirus-booster-shots-rest-year/%3foutputType=amp

Human Rights Campaign terminates president over how he helped Cuomo retaliate against an accuser

Source: CNN

(CNN)The Human Rights Campaign has terminated its president Alphonso David following an investigation last month over his actions while assisting former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was responding to an allegation of sexual harassment, according to a statement from the HRC.

In a response on social media, David said the termination was unjust. "As a Black, gay man who has spent his whole life fighting for civil and human rights, they cannot shut me up. Expect a legal challenge," he wrote.

The dispute followed the resignation last month of the three-term governor following an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James. In its aftermath, attention was focused on allies who helped shape Cuomo's response to the allegations, which ​included alleged instances of retaliation against at least one accuser.

James released her report on August 3, concluding that Cuomo "sexually harassed multiple women and violated state law."

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/09/07/politics/hrc-alphonso-david-cuomo-scandal/index.html

Judge orders Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy to be reinstated

Source: The Hill

A federal judge has ordered the Biden administration to reinstate the "Remain in Mexico" policy that had been put in place by the Trump administration, stating that President Biden's White House had acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in ending the program.

As CBS News reported, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk said in his ruling on Friday that the Biden administration had violated procedural laws and failed to see "several of the main benefits" of the Remain in Mexico policy, also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).

In June, the Biden administration formally ended Trump's immigration policy, which required asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico as their cases awaited trial in the U.S.

Biden suspended the program on his first day in office.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/567918-judge-orders-trumps-remain-in-mexico-policy-to-be-reinstated?_gsa=1

Alan Grayson enters race for Florida's U.S. Senate seat

Source: Florida Politics

Brash, progressive former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is running for the U.S. Senate.

The three-term Democratic former congressman from Central Florida has been exploring the possibility of a U.S. Senate run since March, and on Friday began running social media ads attacking Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and touting his own commitment to universal health care.

“I think we were pretty much there,” Grayson told Florida Politics Friday. “Now we’re going to try to take it up a notch.”

Grayson is a Democrat known for taking it up a notch. Or two.

Read more: https://floridapolitics.com/archives/450131-alan-grayson-enters-u-s-senate-race/

Cuomo says he "never touched anyone inappropriately"

Source: CBS News

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he "never touched anyone inappropriately" or "made inappropriate sexual advances," after an explosive state Attorney General's investigation found he sexually harassed multiple current and former staffers, as well as women who did not work for his administration.

"The facts are much different than what has been portrayed," Cuomo said in a speech at the governor's mansion.

"I am 63 years old. I have lived my entire adult life in public view. That is just not who I am, and that's not who I have ever been," he said.

Cuomo said he understands "there are generational and cultural perspectives that I have not fully appreciated" and said, "I have learned from this."

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/live-updates/andrew-cuomo-sexual-harassment-probe/
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