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Rand Paul: New Coronavirus Lockdowns are Completely Arbitrary

Rand Paul: New Coronavirus Lockdowns are Completely Arbitrary

BY MASOOMA HAQ Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) again on Thursday criticized the CCP virus lockdowns this time saying they are arbitrary, suggesting that instead of lockdowns communities should be allowed to develop immunity until a vaccine is approved. Paul who is also an eye doctor said of new lockdown orders by states, “They’re completely arbitrary.” The Republican senator wants the […]

Trump Orders Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery to Continue

Trump Orders Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery to Continue

BY MASOOMA HAQ Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy announced Tuesday that he has directed Arlington National Cemetery to once again host Wreaths Across America after canceling the event over the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic. The Secretary appears to have gotten the order from President Donald Trump, who criticized its cancellation on Twitter on Tuesday. “I […]

Democrat Lawmakers Move to Protect Local Newspapers From Tech Giants

Democrat Lawmakers Move to Protect Local Newspapers From Tech Giants

BY MASOOMA HAQ Senate Democrats on the Commerce Committee are seeking to bolster laws to protect local news outlets, highlighting how “unfair business practices” from tech giants such as Google and Facebook have been the main contributing factor in the decline of local news outlets. Ranking Member of the committee Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) released a detailed […]

Legislation Enhancing Mental Health Resources for Veterans Heads to President’s Desk

Legislation Enhancing Mental Health Resources for Veterans Heads to President’s Desk

BY MASOOMA HAQ Legislation to enhance the Whole Health Program at the Veterans Administration (VA), which passed the U.S. Senate unanimously, now heads to the president’s desk to be signed. This legislation increases the holistic mental health resources available to veterans. This bipartisan bill, “Whole Veteran Act” (H.R. 2359), was crafted by Reps. Lamb Conor (D-Pa.), […]

White House Ready to Extend Payroll Relief for Airline Employees

White House Ready to Extend Payroll Relief for Airline Employees

BY MASOOMA HAQ With the first round of payroll support ending Sept. 30 and the furlough of tens of thousands of airline workers imminent, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows urged Lawmakers on Thursday to pass a bill extending payroll grants for airline employees for another six months. “We’ve got tens of thousands of people that are […]

US Lawmakers Condemn Attacks on LA County Police Deputies

US Lawmakers Condemn Attacks on LA County Police Deputies

BY MASOOMA HAQ U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are speaking out to condemn the Saturday shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, who were ambushed while sitting in their patrol car. Florida Congressman Greg Steube (R-Fla.) said the ambush on the officers reflects a “breakdown of society.” “This is the epitome of the breakdown […]

Senate Bill Addresses The Threat of Meth in American Communities

Senate Bill Addresses The Threat of Meth in American Communities

BY MASOOMA HAQ Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced the Methamphetamine Response Act, which requires the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to designate methamphetamine as an emerging drug threat. The bipartisan bill will require the ONDCP to create a national plan on how to prevent methamphetamine overdoses from becoming a national crisis. According to […]

Trump’s Police Reform Executive Order Brings Varied Response From Lawmakers

Trump’s Police Reform Executive Order Brings Varied Response From Lawmakers

BY MASOOMA HAQ Lawmakers had varied response to President Donald Trump’s executive order on policing, ranging from praise to harsh criticism, divided along party lines. Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order on policing in an attempt to build trust between communities and law enforcement, following weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis resident who died last […]

POLITICS | Lawmakers look at Restricting Military Gear Going to Police

POLITICS | Lawmakers look at Restricting Military Gear Going to Police

BY MASOOMA HAQ The violent protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police have re-energized lawmakers to end the tradition of distributing surplus military gear to law enforcement organizations. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) said he would lead an effort in the House Armed Services Committee to restrict the Pentagon’s 1033 Program which has […]

POLITICS | Poll: Twice the Number of Republicans ‘Strongly Agree,’ Harmful for Media to Exaggerate CCP Virus Threat

POLITICS | Poll: Twice the Number of Republicans ‘Strongly Agree,’ Harmful for Media to Exaggerate CCP Virus Threat

BY MASOOMA HAQ A new poll shows that two-thirds of both Republican and Democrats think coronavirus misinformation is a major issue. What varies is who each group thinks is to blame for the falsehoods. CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus misinformation is a major problem says 82 percent of Democrats and 73 percent of Republicans. Democrats were much […]

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