A Majority of House Republicans’ New Committee Chairs Are Election Deniers

Analyses show that a majority of the House Republicans’ newly chosen committee chairs – people who will have a huge hand in setting the priorities for the House over the next two years – have participated in the extremely dangerous and anti-democratic GOP practice of election denial. As first pointed out by HuffPost, 11 of the 17 new committee chairs were among the 147 Republicans who voted… Source Source / Read More: A Majority of House Republicans’ New Committee Chairs Are Election Deniers

GOP Votes to Form Committee to Investigate Officials Who Have Investigated Trump

On Tuesday, House Republicans voted to form a committee to supposedly investigate the bunk conspiracy theory that they have been planting for years that the right is being oppressed by the federal government — a committee that will almost certainly be used to advance the neofascism that has been increasingly embraced by mainstream Republicans. The formation of the committee passed on party lines… Source Source / Read More: GOP Votes to Form Committee to Investigate Officials Who Have Investigated Trump

Biden WH Reminds GOP Leaders: You Don’t Have Oversight Powers Until Next Week

President Joe Biden’s White House Counsel has penned a letter to key Republican legislators, telling them they will have to reissue requests for documents they’ve made in the past month relating to investigations they plan to open when the party controls the House. When it became clear that Republicans would win control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterms, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)… Source Source / Read More: Biden WH Reminds GOP Leaders: You Don’t Have Oversight Powers Until Next Week

GOP-Run Account Deletes Tweet Praising Ye After His Latest Antisemitic Diatribe

A Twitter account managed by Republican lawmakers who are part of the House Judiciary Committee deleted a tweet praising Kanye West after the rapper praised Adolf Hitler and denied the existence of the Jewish Holocaust during World War II during an interview on Thursday. The tweet, authored by the House Judiciary Committee Republicans account, was posted on October 6 and was meant to show support… Source Source / Read More: GOP-Run Account Deletes Tweet Praising Ye After His Latest Antisemitic Diatribe

World’s protected natural areas too small and isolated to benefit wildlife – new study

Hundreds of threatened mammal species don’t have a single protected area large enough to sustain a viable population.

In a Different World, Mark Meadows’s Evidence-Burning Would Be Shocking

If I had any remaining faith whatsoever in the reach of the “justice” system as it pertains to the rich and powerful, I’d be halfway convinced Donald Trump and his pals are in impressively deep shit. In the immortal words of Ted “Theodore” Logan, “Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.” Back in February, it was revealed that while in office, Donald Trump was in the habit of destroying official documents once he was finished looking at them (or not looking at them, as was usually the case). These papers, most of which were supposed to go to the National…

Jim Jordan Confirms He Wrote Text to Meadows Promoting Electoral College Scheme

On Wednesday, the office of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) confirmed that he was one of the lawmakers who texted Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows regarding a scheme to subvert the January 6 certification of the Electoral College. The text message was shared by the January 6 commission this week as evidence to justify a House vote to hold Meadows in contempt of Congress. Although the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack has been seeking more information about text messages to and from Meadows – including the message from Jordan – the former chief of staff has so…