House Republican Bill Would Force Massive Cuts to Medicare Benefits

The White House on Saturday condemned a newly introduced Republican bill that would repeal the Inflation Reduction Act, a law that includes a number of changes aimed at lowering costs for Medicare recipients. Unveiled Thursday by freshman Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tennessee), the bill has 20 original co-sponsors and is endorsed by several right-wing groups, including the Koch-funded organization… Source Source / Read More: House Republican Bill Would Force Massive Cuts to Medicare Benefits

20 GOP Attorneys General Threaten Pharmacies If They Mail Abortion Pills

A month after the two largest pharmacy chains in the United States announced their efforts to become certified to dispense abortion pills by mail, in accordance with a new Food and Drug Administration rule, the Republican attorneys general of 20 states on Wednesday warned the companies that providing the medications by mail in their states could result in legal action against them. In a letter co… Source Source / Read More: 20 GOP Attorneys General Threaten Pharmacies If They Mail Abortion Pills

House GOP Is Passing Bills Based on Outright Lies About “Pro-Choice Violence”

A week after Republicans secured a majority in the House, the party wasted no time in showing how it intends to rule — passing not one, but two anti-abortion provisions. The first was a resolution that condemns attacks on “pro-life facilities, groups, and churches,” according to the legislation. By “pro-life facilities,” Republicans mean crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), which are anti-abortion… Source Source / Read More: House GOP Is Passing Bills Based on Outright Lies About “Pro-Choice Violence”

McCarthy Finally Elected Speaker in 15th Vote After Bowing to Far Right Fringe

After nearly a week of chaotic voting on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Kevin McCarthy of California was elected Speaker of the House of the 118th Congress just after midnight early Saturday morning after finally securing enough votes in the 15th ballot. The final tally was 216 votes for McCarthy and 212 votes for Democrat Hakeem Jeffries of New York, after 6 far-right… Source Source / Read More: McCarthy Finally Elected Speaker in 15th Vote After Bowing to Far Right Fringe

Did McCarthy Open the Door for MAGA Republicans to Block His Speaker Bid?

The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives was thrown into chaos Tuesday as a group of far-right lawmakers prevented GOP leader Kevin McCarthy from becoming speaker, blocking him in three rounds of voting. This is the first time in a century that the process has gone beyond the first round. Voting for a new speaker is set to resume Wednesday. McCarthy needs 218 votes to become… Source Source / Read More: Did McCarthy Open the Door for MAGA Republicans to Block His Speaker Bid?

Noam Chomsky: Another World Is Possible. Let’s Bring It to Reality.

It’s a truism that the world is in a dismal state; indeed, there are too many great challenges facing our world and the planet is in fact at a breaking point, as Noam Chomsky elaborates on an exclusive interview below for Truthout. What’s less widely recognized is that another world is possible because the present one is simply not sustainable, says one of the world’s greatest public intellectuals. Source Source / Read More: Noam Chomsky: Another World Is Possible. Let’s Bring It to Reality.

GOP Accused of Trying to Tank Government Funding by Pushing to Extend Title 42

Update: Senate negotiators are reportedly working on a “side-by-side amendment” that would effectively allow Democrats to cancel out the GOP’s Title 42 amendment. Earlier: Senate Republicans are threatening to derail hurried efforts to prevent a government shutdown by trying to force a vote on an amendment that would extend a widely condemned Trump-era policy known as Title 42… Source Source / Read More: GOP Accused of Trying to Tank Government Funding by Pushing to Extend Title 42

McConnell Celebrates Government Funding Package That Excludes Child Tax Credit

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell celebrated what he called a win for the GOP as lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled a sprawling government funding package that includes $858 billion in military spending and leaves out a Child Tax Credit expansion that Democrats and progressive advocates demanded. “This is a strong outcome for Republicans, and much more importantly, it’s the outcome that our nation’… Source Source / Read More: McConnell Celebrates Government Funding Package That Excludes Child Tax Credit

GOP Blocks Funding to Cut Child Poverty After Approving $858 Billion for Defense

Congressional Republicans happily teamed up with Democrats this month to authorize $858 billion in military spending for the next fiscal year, but the GOP is refusing to even consider proposals to revive the Child Tax Credit expansion that lifted millions of kids out of poverty last year — even though bringing the program back would cost a fraction of the Pentagon outlay. A spokesperson for Senate… Source Source / Read More: GOP Blocks Funding to Cut Child Poverty After Approving $858 Billion for Defense

Top Recipient of War Industry Money to Head GOP House Armed Services Committee

Two House Republicans set to chair committees responsible for crafting and passing the annual defense bill were the biggest recipients of campaign money from individuals and PACs affiliated with the defense sector, an OpenSecrets analysis found. Reps. Mike Rogers (R–Alabama) and Ken Calvert (R–California) are slated to rise from the ranking members of the House Armed Services Committee and Defense… Source Source / Read More: Top Recipient of War Industry Money to Head GOP House Armed Services Committee

Right-Wing Extremist Lauren Boebert to Guide Policy on House GOP Leadership Team

Despite winning reelection by just 550 votes in a race that’s now undergoing a recount, Rep. Lauren Boebert this week won a vote of confidence from her fellow Republican members of the U.S. House as she was elected to join the party’s policy committee. The office of Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Thursday announced Boebert’s unexpectedly close race with her Democratic challenger… Source Source / Read More: Right-Wing Extremist Lauren Boebert to Guide Policy on House GOP Leadership Team

Malawi: Killing of a girl with albinism shows community urgently needs better protection

The killing of a three-year-old girl shows the urgent need to better protect people with albinism following a series of attacks over recent weeks. Amnesty International calls on the authorities to improve the protection of persons with albinism across the country after the killing of this week of Tadala Chirwa. Before midnight on 30 November, […] The post Malawi: Killing of a girl with albinism shows community urgently needs better protection appeared first on Amnesty International.