Posts Tagged ‘lawmakers’

Nearly All Lawmakers at House Armed Services Committee Hearing Opposed Afghanistan Troop Drawdown

Nearly all lawmakers present during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Friday expressed opposition to President Trump’s troop drawdown in Afghanistan from 4,500 troops to 2,500 troops by January 15, despite little public appetite for keeping U.S. military involvement going. Both Republicans and Democrats at the hearing expressed reservations about the decision, which was […]

Ark. Lawmakers File Bill to Outlaw Abortion in State, Except to Save Life of Mother

Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba/Pexels LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Two lawmakers in Arkansas have filed a bill that would outlaw abortion in the state, with the exception of the life of the mother. “A person shall not purposely perform or attempt to perform an abortion except to save the life of a pregnant woman in a medical […]

Mass. Lawmakers Approve Abortion Legislation Attached as Amendment to Budget Bill

Photo Credit: Carlo Nevarro/Unsplash BOSTON — Lawmakers in Massachusetts have passed an amendment attached to a budget bill, essentially allowing abortion up to birth for “fatal fetal anomalies” and lowering the age of parental consent from under 18 to under 16. It is not clear whether or not Republican Gov. Charlie Baker plans to sign […]

Former Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Lawmakers Who Disrupted Session Arrested

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested three former opposition lawmakers on Wednesday for disrupting legislative meetings several months ago, adding to concerns about a crackdown on the city’s pro-democracy camp. Posts on the Facebook accounts of Ted Hui, Eddie Chu and Raymond Chan said they had been arrested over the incidents in the […]

Former pro-democracy lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong

The pro-democracy camp has in recent months accused the Hong Kong government and the central Chinese government in Beijing of tightening control over the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in response to demands for more democracy. They say authorities are destroying the autonomy promised to the city, a global financial center with greater freedoms than mainland China. […]

As California Braces for Curfew, Some Lawmakers Gather in Maui

Several California lawmakers are in Maui, Hawaii, this week, for an annual legislative convention — despite rising coronavirus cases that led Gov. Gavin Newsom to threaten a statewide curfew on Monday. The San Francisco Chronicle reported: Although the coronavirus pandemic has largely grounded the global travel industry, it did not stop the annual political conference that […]

Lindsay Graham: State GOP Lawmakers Must Consider Invalidating Election Results

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham says Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania and other key states must consider appointing Republican electors to the Electoral College regardless of the “official” vote outcome. Republicans control the legislatures in Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona and Philadelphia, the latter of which Sen. Graham described as “crooked as a […]

LGBT rights bill falls as lawmakers from Gantz’s party abstain

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US Lawmakers to Introduce Legislation on Commission to Evaluate Trump’s Mental Capacity

October 9, 2020 US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi [D-CA] and Maryland Democratic congressman Jamie Raskin announced on Thursday they would be introducing legislation to establish a commission charged with evaluating US President Donald Trump’s mental and physical capacity to hold office. Pelosi and Raskin said they would hold a press conference on Friday announcing introduction […]

Lawmakers approve restrictions on protests, indoor prayer during lockdown

A key Knesset committee on Thursday gave final approval for a new law that heavily restricts demonstrations and bans indoor prayer at synagogues during the ongoing virus lockdown. The law, approved by the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, formalizes a government decision taken Wednesday. The new restrictions went into effect at Midnight Thursday and […]

Gov’t announces fresh NIS 10.5 billion virus aid package, pay cuts for lawmakers

The cabinet approved an NIS 10.5 billion ($3 billion) aid package late Monday to try and assist those affected by Israel’s second national lockdown, including pay cuts for lawmakers and senior government officials. “Expanding the program will enable immediate economic assistance to businesses and the self employed who are likely to be harmed by the […]

US Lawmakers Face War Crime Charges for Their Role in Yemen

Remember that whole Yemen thing? You know, that little genocide that Saudi Arabia has been perpetrating out in the Arabian peninsula? If you’re like most people in the Western world, the answer is probably “no.” After all, you’ve got racist pancake syrup characters and other pressing political matters to attend to. But it turns out […]

US Lawmakers Concerned Over Netflix Airing of ‘Cuties’ Movie That Addresses Sexualization of Girls by Depicting Child Sensuality

A French-made film available on Netflix that is said to be a dramatized “commentary” about how social media and societal role models wrongly influence young girls to sexualize themselves is generating outrage, including from Congress, as its content counteracts its purpose by utilizing 11-year-old female actors who “perform dances simulating sexual conduct in revealing clothing.” […]

California Faggot Lawmakers Pass Bill to Reduce Penalties for Child Molesters

Soon enough California will legalize pedophilia and bestiality so that the politicians can come out in the open with their satanic perversions. Fox News: A California bill that would remove a requirement for offenders to register as a sex offender after committing certain sex acts with minors within a 10-year age difference is set to go to Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s […]

Broke California: Lawmakers to Consider Slavery Reparations

Senators in California overwhelmingly voted Saturday to set up a task force to issue potential payment of reparations to black Americans. The state Senate approved creating a nine-member commission on a bipartisan 33-3 vote. The measure returns to the Assembly for a final vote on Monday. “Let’s be clear: Chattel slavery, both in California and […]

Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Bill Making Some Acts Of Protest Felonies

Above photo: Protest at the state Capitol in Nashville on June 4, 2020 over the death of George Floyd by Mark Humphrey, Associated Press. The Tennessee legislature passed a sweeping proposal on Wednesday that would increase penalties against some protesters who have camped outside the statehouse in Nashville for months demanding racial justice and an end […]

Israeli lawmakers kill ‘equality for all citizens’ bill before it is even introduced

Israel is an apartheid state, but you don’t have to take my word for it. All you have to do is take a look at the actions of the lawmakers in the Israeli Knesset, the national legislature of Israel. On June 5, the Knesset issued a press release stating that its Presidium (a group consisting […]

Lieberman escalates incitement against Palestinian lawmakers

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 21 May 2018 Jafar Farah, the director of the legal advocacy group Mossawa, is detained by Israeli police in the northern city of Haifa during a peaceful demonstration against Israel’s massacre in Gaza, 18 May. Farah was hospitalized for serious injuries after his arrest, including a broken leg. Nadine Nashef […]

Lawmakers seek registry for military water contamination cancers, illnesses

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., introduced the “PFAS Registry Act” in April. The legislation would “create a national database for service members and veterans experiencing health problems possibly due to contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, (PFAS),” the senators wrote. Source Article from http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blacklistednews/hKxa/~3/kQem2pbNVAM/lawmakers-seek-registry-for-military-water-contamination-cancers.html Hits: 1

US, British lawmakers condemn Israel’s "horrific" massacre in Gaza

Ali Abunimah Power Suits 15 May 2018 Palestinians mourn over the body of Yazan al-Tubasi at his funeral in Gaza City on 15 May, a day after he was killed by Israeli occupation forces during protests along Gaza’s eastern boundary. Mahmoud Ajour APA images Members of the US Congress are making some of their strongest […]

Lawmakers Introduce Farm Bill Amendment to Prohibit Federal Government Interference in Raw Milk Sales

By Derrick Broze A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced an amendment to the House Farm Bill designed to make it easier for consumers to access raw milk. As part of the ongoing debate of the so called “Farm Bill,” three representatives have introduced an amendment to prohibit the federal government from intervening […]

‘Death to America!’: Iranian lawmakers burn US flag in response to Trump’s decision (VIDEO)

Angry MPs joined in the fiery spectacle Wednesday with anti-American chants, while also adding a piece of paper, reportedly representing the nuclear deal, to the flames. In footage of the event, MPs from across the parliamentary hall can be seen rushing to the pulpit with their fists in the air. Trump’s controversial decision sparked outrage […]

Lawmakers Ask FBI Why It Isn’t Getting Busy Cracking Its Stockpile Of Seized Smartphones

The report that outed the FBI’s general disinterest in using outside contractors to crack encrypted devices is now being used against the FBI. Ten (bipartisan) legislators have signed a letter demanding answers from the agency about its anti-encryption efforts. The “going dark” narrative continues to be pushed by director Christopher Wray, despite recent reports showing at least two […]

US lawmakers urge Israeli soldiers to defy order to shoot Palestinian protesters

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 13 April 2018 Activists on Thursday confronted Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, on her government’s blocking of any international investigation into Israel’s killings in Gaza. As the video above shows, Haley had no answer as members of the antiwar group CODEPINK stated that “Israel deserves to […]

Russian lawmakers plan to meet Syria’s President Assad

Dmitry Sablin, a deputy in the Russian lower house of parliament, known as the State Duma, told Russia’s Interfax news agency that the lawmakers would meet Assad to discuss latest developments in Syria. “We plan to meet him to discuss the situation and support the people of Syria in its fight against terrorism,” said Sablin […]

NYPD Cops So Bad, Lawmakers Forced to Ban Them from Having Sex With People They Arrest

On Thursday, New York lawmakers passed a bill banning cops from having sex with people they arrest. No, this is not an April Fools joke. Up until this week, cops in New York could have sex with people in custody, so long as they claimed it was consensual. The law cops were using to protect […]

California Lawmakers Reject State’s Sanctuary Law

A group of Southern California lawmakers have rejected the state’s sanctuary law on Monday night, in a devastating blow to Governor Jerry Brown.  Los Alamitos Council members voted 4-1 to opt out of the law that limits cooperation between police and ICE officials. Foxnews.com reports: The law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year and became […]

Facebook blasted by US and UK lawmakers

nsnbc : Lawmakers in the United States and the United Kingdom are calling on Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to explain how the names, preferences and […]

Xi Jinping reelected Chinese leader in unanimous vote by lawmakers

     Xi Jinping was reelected as president by China’s National People’s Congress for a second five-year term on Saturday. It came a week after delegates voted to remove the limit on the number of consecutive presidential terms. Xi, 64, also serves as chairman of the Central Military Commission and general secretary of the Communist Party […]

Chinese lawmakers vote to remove presidential term limits

The constitutional amendment that removes the previous two-term limit was passed by Chinese lawmakers on Sunday. The draft was approved almost unanimously, with only two ‘no’ votes and three abstentions among almost 3,000 delegates of the National People’s Congress, according to Reuters. ‘Keep America Great!’ Trump unveils re-election slogan, says was joking about ‘lifelong presidency’ […]

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