Ocasio-Cortez slams McCarthy's 'Ku Klux Klan caucus' after Omar death threat
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday slammed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for what she described as a failure to hold the members of his Republican caucus accountable after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday shared a racist voicemail containing a death threat following an anti-Muslim attack from Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.)."People truly don't understand the scale, intensity, & volume of threats targeting...news.yahoo.com
Rep. Adam Kinzinger retweets Lauren Boebert's primary challenger after calling the Colorado lawmaker 'TRASH' for her anti-Muslim story about Ilhan Omar
"Help me take out the trash," Marina Zimmerman, a Republican primary challenger to Boebert, wrote on Twitter. Kinzinger retweeted her message.news.yahoo.com
New Illinois congressional map drawn by Democrats with aim of cementing party control in Washington signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed into law a congressional map drawn by Democrats and aimed at expanding the party’s control of its Washington delegation through the decade, starting with next year’s election.chicagotribune.com
President Biden and Democrats celebrate legislative wins this week
Democrats are celebrating both the House passing the Build Back Better act, and the president signing his landmark infrastructure deal into law. The White House has consistently said both measures will improve the lives of Americans by providing jobs and boosting the economy. CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent and "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss that and more.news.yahoo.com
Folsom, California vice mayor Sarah Aquino takes job at local restaurant to help with staffing shortage
Sarah Aquino, the vice mayor of Folsom, California, says she is waiting tables to help local businesses with staffing shortages and also help her city, which relies on businesses' sales taxes to fund essential services. KOVR-TV's Velena Jones reports.news.yahoo.com
NYC aims to rein in AI hiring tools
Job candidates rarely know when hidden artificial intelligence tools are rejecting their resumes or analyzing their video interviews. But a New York City Council bill passed in early November would ban employers from using automated hiring tools unless a yearly bias audit is reported. (Nov. 19)news.yahoo.com
Ohio Republicans’ redistricting map dilutes Black voters’ power in Congress, critics say
Democrats say the new map of House districts violates the state constitution. Republicans say they have worked within the law and did not consider race in drawing lines that give an advantage to conservative White Republicans.washingtonpost.com
Democratic divide puts congressional action on marijuana in doubt
A bipartisan bill to open up the banking system to legal marijuana businesses is being blocked by Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who is calling for more sweeping legislation that appears unlikely to pass the Senate.washingtonpost.com
Stephen Bannon will plead not guilty to contempt of Congress charges
Bannon, like former president Donald Trump, has refused to comply with an order from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection to turn over records and testify about his actions leading up to the attack.washingtonpost.com
Harris and Buttigieg under the spotlight amid uncertainty over Biden’s future
This week featured a split screen, with Harris in Paris and Buttigieg pushing infrastructure at home. Some Harris supporters fret that she’s being linked with tough issues while Buttigieg is associated with a big win.washingtonpost.com
‘Ghost guns’: 2 Florida lawmakers want to make manufacturing your own firearm illegal
Guns made from 3D printers or manufactured by a person are legal in Florida and the U.S., but those in the business of manufacturing firearms are required to apply for a serial number and register the firearm. Two Florida lawmakers now want to make manufacturing your own gun illegal.
Lawsuit: NRA illegally funded Trump, other GOP candidates
A federal lawsuit accuses the National Rifle Association of violating campaign finance laws by using shell companies to illegally funnel up to $35 million to Republican candidates, including former President Donald Trump, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and others.
Biden calls school chiefs, lauds defiance of anti-mask rules
President Joe Biden has called school district superintendents in Florida and Arizona, praising them for doing what he called “the right thing” after their respective boards implemented mask requirements in defiance of their Republican governors amid growing COVID-19 infections.
Fried goes after Gov. DeSantis, calls for daily COVID case numbers, more testing sites
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Thursday morning continued her criticism of Gov. Ron DeSantis and his response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling for the Republican governor to increase the number of testing sites in the state and bring back daily case number updates.
Texas Democrats dig in after exodus; GOP threatens arrest
Texas Republicans are authorizing law enforcement to find and bring back more than 50 legislators who fled to Washington “under warrant of arrest if necessary” after Democrats left the state to again block passage of sweeping new voting restrictions.
Michigan AG to probe people making money off election claims
Michigan’s attorney general is investigating after a Republican-led state legislative committee said people are making baseless allegations about 2020 presidential election results in a northern Michigan county to raise money or publicity for their own ends.
GOP donor pays $1M to deploy South Dakota national guard
In a story June 30, 2021, about a billionaire Republican donor who is paying $1 million to help defray the cost of deploying the South Dakota National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the spokesman for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.