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Florida Republican pushes bill to force sports teams to play national anthem -- or face punishment

A Florida Republican lawmaker wants sports teams to know that playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before games is not optional. As noted by WFLA's Evan Donovan, Florida State Sen. Joe Gruters has introduced legislation that would bar governmental entities from entering into agreements with professional sports teams if they don't play the United States national anthem at the start of each game. According to Donovan, teams that don't comply "could face financial penalties or be cut ...

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Eric Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle's phone records subpoenaed by January 6 committee

The House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol has subpoenaed and obtained records of phone numbers associated with one of former President Donald Trump's children, Eric Trump, as well as Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is engaged to Donald Trump Jr., sources tell CNN. It appears to be the first time the select committee has issued a subpoena that targeted a member of the Trump family, in what marks a significant escalation of the investigation into Trump's role in the January ...

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Supreme Court's Gorsuch refused to wear mask despite request over Sotomayor's Covid concerns, report

Supreme Court’s Gorsuch refused to wear mask despite request over Sotomayor’s Covid concerns, report says Published Tue, Jan 18 202210:55 AM EST Updated 4 Hours Ago Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has refused to wear a mask during proceedings, despite a request from Chief Justice John Roberts to do so, according to a report. Gorsuch’s continued defiance has led Justice Sonia Sotomayor — who has diabetes and is therefore at a higher risk of serious illness from Covid — to atten ...

George II

Rudy Giuliani, three other Trump allies subpoenaed in January 6 riot probe

The select House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot on Tuesday issued subpoenas to Rudy Giuliani, another former lawyer for ex-President Donald Trump, and other allies. The subpoenas are the latest in what has been a raft of demands for interviews and evidence issued to people in Trump's orbit by the House panel. Giuliani had led efforts for Trump after the 2020 presidential election to challenge results that showed President Joe Biden had won that race. The former New York City ...

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Pissarro painting confiscated by Nazis at center of Supreme Court arguments

Pissarro painting confiscated by Nazis at center of Supreme Court arguments By Tierney Sneed Updated 3:10 PM ET, Tue January 18, 2022 The Impressionist painting by Camille Pissarro called the "Rue Saint-Honore apre-midi. Effet de Pluie (Rue Saint-Honore Afternoon, Rain Effect)," in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. (CNN) -- In a case involving a Nazi confiscation of a Jewish family's painting, the Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with how federal courts should decide whet ...

Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

Senate Democrats Press Ahead With Debate on Voting Rights Bill

(New York Times) Senate Democrats plan to press ahead this week with an effort to push new voting rights protections through Congress, in an all but doomed attempt to enact a key piece of President Biden’s agenda that has been undercut by members of his own party. The Senate on Tuesday will begin to debate legislation that combines two separate bills already passed by the House — the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act — and folds them into an unrelated measure. The move would allow the Senate to bring the bill directly to the floor, avoiding an initial filibuster.

applegrove

Senate Democrats Call In-Person Caucus Meeting

(Political Wire) “Senate Democrats are convening a special, in-person caucus meeting on Tuesday as they brace for a fight on voting rights and the filibuster to come to a head,” The Hill reports. “Unlike most of the caucus meetings in the wake of the rise of the omicron coronavirus variant, the meeting will be in person.”

babylonsister

Rep. Jamie Raskin Warns That The GOP Is Acting Like A Religious Cult

(PoliticusUSA) CNN’s Jim Acosta asked Rep. Raskin how worried he is about our democracy. Rep. Raskin answered: "Well, we’re in the fight of our lives. And he continues to propound his big lie, and everything flows from his big lie. It’s shocking that one of America’s major political parties, the one founded by Abraham Lincoln, has now wrapped itself around lies, propaganda, conspiracy theory, and disinformation. They’re now outside of our constitutional order. They attack our constitutional system. They attack the outcome of our election. So they fail the basic responsibility of a political party, which is to accept the constitutional structure as it exists."

LENNY0229

Dems won four special elections last week

We won special election in Maine for Maine House (suburban district that could have gone red), Massachusetts for Massachusetts House (a FLIP from Red to Blue - No Dem had held this seat since the mid 1800's), Virginia for Virginia House, and Florida for U.S. House. Again, one of these was a FLIP and one (the one in my home state of Maine) could very welll have gone red. There were no guarantees. In ALL cases, the Dems won by BIG margins.

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Nick Saban and Jerry West sign letter pushing West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to support voting right

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Pissarro painting confiscated by Nazis at center of Supreme Court arguments

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Eric Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle's phone records subpoenaed by January 6 committee

10 hrs ago - The House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol has subpoenaed and obtained records of phone numbers associated with one of former President Donald Trump's children, Eric Trump, as well as Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is engaged t ... (CNN)

Supreme Court's Gorsuch refused to wear mask despite request over Sotomayor's Covid concerns, report

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Rudy Giuliani, three other Trump allies subpoenaed in January 6 riot probe

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Florida Republican pushes bill to force sports teams to play national anthem -- or face punishment

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