"There are 14 or 15 million Americans who have the resources to have representatives in Washington to protect their interests, and that the interests of the great mass of the other people - the 150 or 160 million - is the responsibility of the president of the United States, and I propose to fulfill it." -- Harry S Truman
Republican lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives are demanding that Congress hold off on passing the annual defense budget until a provision is added to strip President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for military members.
More than 3,000 troops have been rendered inactive as of this past April with the rule going into effect, according to a letter co-led by Florida Sen. Rick Scott on Wednesday.
He and a dozen top senators including Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham are calling for a vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would see the vaccine provision removed in exchange for passing the bill.
A shocking video shows a Georgia teacher being repeatedly punched and attacked by a student inside a classroom.
The incident, which took place just before noon on Tuesday at Discovery High School in Lawrenceville, happened after a parent-teacher meeting the night before where the teacher told the student's parents he was underperforming.
The school board made changes earlier this year to ease standards for tribunals in an attempt to reduce discipline on minority students but it appears to have had an adverse effect, as school officials have reported a 31 percent increase in fights at schools this year.
The national political and military leaders who committed America to wars of choice in Vietnam, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq, did so as a rule because they were convinced the fighting would be short and decisive. American presidents, presidential advisors, and senior military leaders never stopped to consider that national strategy, if it exists at all, consists of avoiding conflict unless the nation is attacked and compelled to fight.
The latest victim of this mentality is Ukraine. In the absence of a critical root-and-branch analysis of Russia’s national power and strategic interests, American senior military leaders and their political bosses viewed Russia through a narrowly focused lens that magnified U.S. and Ukrainian strengths but ignored Russia’s strategic advantages—geographic depth, almost limitless natural resources, high social cohesion, and the military-industrial capacity to rapidly scale up its military power.
The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by the Biden administration to reinstate its debt relief program.
The three-judge panel consisted of an appointee from each of the last three presidents, according toPolitico. The Biden administration was appealing to overturn the Nov. 10 decision by Fort Worth, Texas-based U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman to strike down its student debt relief program, one of two legal rulings that crippled the $400 billion relief program, according toReuters.
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Wednesday the company does not have plans to stop selling the antisemitic film that gained notoriety recently after Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving tweeted out an Amazon link to it.
Pressure has been mounting on Amazon to discontinue sale of the film, called “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” since Irving shared the link to the documentary with his millions of Twitter followers in October. The synopsis on Amazon says the film “uncovers the true identity of the Children of Israel.”
At The New York Times’ DealBook Summit in New York City, Jassy said it is difficult for the company to determine what content crosses the line to where Amazon doesn’t make it available to customers.
“As a retailer of content to hundreds of millions of customers with a lot of different viewpoints, we have to allow access to those viewpoints, even if they are objectionable — objectionable and they differ from our particular viewpoints,” the Times quoted Jassy as saying.
President Biden is giving three native tribes $75 million to relocate their communities from Alaska and Washington shorelines to higher ground due to rising sea levels as part of a $135 million commitment for tribal relocation.
'As all of you know, there are tribal communities at risk of being washed away, washed away by Superstorm, rising sea levels, and wildfires raging,' Biden said during remarks at the Interior Department's Tribal Nations Summit.
'That's why today I'm announcing the $135 million commitment to help 11 tribal communities from Maine, Louisiana, Arizona, Washington State and Alaska to move.'