Thursday, August 5, 2021

Politics

U.S. Carries Out Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON — The United States carried out airstrikes early Monday morning in Iraq and Syria against two Iranian-backed militias that the Pentagon said had conducted drone strikes against American personnel in Iraq in recent weeks, the Defense Department...

Trump, Seeking to Maintain G.O.P. Sway, Holds First Rally Since Jan. 6

WELLINGTON, Ohio — Former President Donald J. Trump returned to the rally stage on Saturday evening after a nearly six-month absence, his first large public gathering since his “Save America” event on Jan. 6 that resulted in a...

What Does Eric Adams, Working-Class Champion, Mean for the Democrats?

He bluntly challenged left-wing leaders in his party over matters of policing and public safety. He campaigned heavily in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, often ignoring Manhattan neighborhoods besides Harlem and Washington Heights. And he branded himself a...

Survey Finds Support for Halting Federal Unemployment Benefits

A slim majority of respondents said it was time for supplementary payments to end, backing a position taken by many Republicans. Source link

What Did New York’s Primaries Mean for Progressives? It’s Complicated.

Progressives cheered the results in down-ballot races and in Buffalo, even as the outcome of the mayoral primary appeared less rosy. Source link

Republicans Filibuster Voting Rights Bill

new video loaded: Republicans Filibuster Voting Rights BilltranscriptBacktranscriptRepublicans Filibuster Voting Rights BillSenate Republicans used the filibuster on Tuesday to block debate on an ambitious Democratic bill aimed at countering a wave of ballot restrictions in G.O.P.-controlled states.“The...

Judge Narrows Suits Over Clearing of Protesters Before Trump Photo Op

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday partly dismissed claims filed by Black Lives Matter, the American Civil Liberties Union and others accusing the Trump administration of abusing its power to violently disperse a protest outside the White...

Liz Cheney’s Unlikely Journey From G.O.P. Royalty to Republican Outcast

CASPER, Wyo. — Representative Liz Cheney was holed up in a secure undisclosed location of the Dick Cheney Federal Building, recounting how she got an alarmed phone call from her father on Jan. 6.Ms. Cheney, Republican of Wyoming,...

Covid Lab-Leak Theory Renews “Gain-of-Function” Research Debate

In the United States, “there are no biosafety rules or regulations that have the force of law,” he said. “And this is in contrast to every other aspect of biomedical research.” There are enforceable rules, for example, for...

She Was a Black Election Official in Georgia. Then Came New G.O.P. Rules.

LaGRANGE, Ga. — Lonnie Hollis has been a member of the Troup County election board in West Georgia since 2013. A Democrat and one of two Black women on the board, she has advocated Sunday voting, helped voters...
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‘Freaky bad accident’ could derail Hawks

Trae Young hopes to play through pain. The Hawks point guard suffered a right ankle sprain in the third quarter of Atlanta’s Game...

U.S. Carries Out Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON — The United States carried out airstrikes early Monday morning in Iraq and Syria against two Iranian-backed militias that the Pentagon said...

Kristen Schaal enters ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’

Comedy veteran Kristen Schaal had a new experience in “The Mysterious Benedict Society.” “This is the first time I’ve done something where I have...

Are Black Creators Really on ‘Strike’ From TikTok?

Black creators’ concerns run deeper than simply obtaining dance credits or more brand deals. “We are being exploited, and that’s the core issue...