Posts Tagged ‘nomination’

Biden FCC Nomination Gigi Sohn Speaks at Event Touting Government Breakup of ‘Right Wing Propaganda Machine’

Gigi Sohn, the Biden Administration’s nomination for FCC commissioner, has attended a partisan event touting an FCC-led breakup of Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s “right wing propaganda machine,” adding to mounting evidence that the nominee is hopelessly partisan. The appointee would break the current 2-2 FCC tie in favor of the Democrats

Joni Ernst Joins Grassley in Placing Hold on Eric Garcetti’s India Nomination

Outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti faces new obstacles to confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to India as Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) has joined her colleague Sen. Chuck Grassley in placing a hold on his nomination over allegations that he tolerated sexual harassment in his office. Source

Mitch McConnell to Vote Against Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination to Supreme Court 

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced he would vote against Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court after Jackson’s confirmation hearings concluded on Thursday. Source

Biden Skips Supreme Court Nomination Hearings For Ketanji Brown Jackson Since We Already Know Her Race And Gender

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Joe Biden has announced that he will be replacing liberal Justice Stephen Breyer with Ketanji Jackson when he retires. Biden added that they will not be holding Supreme Court nomination hearings as has been done in the past, since we already know her race and gender. “What else do you need to know about […]

Israeli Short Film ‘White Eye’ Nabs Oscar Nomination

Israeli short film “White Eye” by director Tomer Shushan was nominated for an Academy Award, popularly known as an Oscar, in the “Best Live Action Short Film” category. “White Eye” is one of five nominees in the category that will compete for the Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards on April 26. The nominations were announced early Monday. The […]

Neera Tanden Withdraws from OMB Nomination, Biden’s First Defeat

Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Tuesday evening. In a statement, Tanden wrote: Dear President Biden, I am writing to you to withdraw my nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget. It has been an honor of a lifetime to be considered for this […]

McConnell would support Trump if he got 2024 Republican nomination

During his interview with Baier, McConnell stopped short of offering his immediate support for Trump in what is likely to be a crowded Republican 2024 field. McConnell stressed that numerous other Republicans had also hinted their intentions of a 2024 presidential run. Progressives say he isn’t going far enough. Moderates in border districts worry he’s […]

Manchin to oppose Tanden for OMB, imperiling major Biden nomination

“I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget,” Manchin said. “For this reason, I cannot support her nomination. As I have said before, we must take meaningful steps to end […]

BLM Receives Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for Terrorizing White People

The violent terrorist entity known as Black Lives Matter has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. From The Independent: The Black Lives Matter movement has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize following a year in which protests demanding racial justice exploded across the world. Norwegian MP Petter Eide said in his nomination […]

Senate Judiciary Democrats Refuse to Hold Hearings on Mayorkas Nomination

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are refusing to hold hearings on Alejandro Mayorkas, President Joe Biden’s nominee to helm the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). On Tuesday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and several top Republicans sent a letter to the committee’s incoming chairman, Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), arguing the panel should hold its […]

In the #MeToo era, the nomination for Israel’s state prosecutor is troubling

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Tanden nomination is reminder of Democrats’ resistance to Iran deal, Palestinian human rights

Joe Biden has nominated Neera Tanden to be director of OMB, and Tanden is an experienced political operator with critics on the right and the left. A former aide to Hillary Clinton, Tanden heads an official Democratic Party thinktank, the Center for American Progress, and famously battled the Sanders wing of the party. Last night […]

Sister Rock Band Haim Shocked by ‘Album of the Year’ Grammy Nomination: ‘We’re Three Jews From the Valley’

The pop rock band Haim, comprised of Jewish sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The members of American pop rock band Haim, comprised of three Jewish sisters, are still reeling from the shock of receiving a Grammy nomination this week for Album of the Year. The complete list of nominations for the […]

Yellen at Treasury: Historic nomination and yet another daunting crisis

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Democrats Fail To Block Barrett’s Supreme Court Nomination As Effort To Shut Down Senate Blocked

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer failed on Monday to adjourn the Senate until after the election in an effort to stop the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court. Republicans blasted the move pointing out that this would also sink any effort to pass a coronavirus stimulus relief package. Schumer moved […]

Chris Hedges: Trump’s Barrett Nomination

Chris Hedges: Trump’s Barrett Nomination Above image: By Mr. Fish. All fascist and totalitarian movements paper over their squalid belief systems with the veneer of morality. The Christian Right is content to have the focus on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett revolve around her opposition to abortion and membership in People of Praise, a […]

Transgender Satanist Anarchist Wins GOP Nomination for New Hampshire County Sheriff

Aria DiMezzo, a transgender woman who describes herself as an ‘anarchist‘ and a high priestess of the Reformed Satanic Church, won the Republican nomination for sheriff of Cheshire County, New Hampshire, on Tuesday after running on a platform of ‘F*** the police.’ DiMezzo won after running on a platform that also calls for decriminalizing drugs, […]

‘The best is yet to come’: Trump formally accepts presidential nomination

US President Donald Trump blasted Joe Biden as a hapless career politician who will endanger Americans’ safety as he accepted his party’s renomination on Thursday, on the South Lawn of the White House. He spoke for more than an hour to a tightly packed, largely maskless crowd. Facing a moment fraught with racial turmoil, economic […]

Hollywood Holds Hate Parade During Trump Republican Nomination Speech: ‘Murderer,’ ‘Bulls**t Propaganda’

The left-wing Hollywood celebrities were fuming as President Donald Trump accepted his party’s nomination on the final day of the Republican National Convention. Not only did left-wing stars lash out at the commander in chief, they also singled out first daughter Ivanka Trump and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani for their nastiest insults. “Here […]

How’s This EPA Nomination “Draining The Swamp”?

By Catherine J. Frompovich Donald J. Trump, where is your common sense, Mr. President? How is nominating Peter C. Wright, an attorney who spent much of his professional career helping Monsanto and Dow Chemical Co. avoid cleaning up their toxic pollution and messes, to be the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s […]

Illinois Holocaust denier wins Republican nomination for Congress

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Ron Paul and Norm Singleton on Christopher Wray’s nomination as FBI director

Ron Paul and Norm Singleton on Christopher Wray’s nomination as FBI director By ns_admin for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul and President Norm Singleton issued the following statements regarding President Trump’s nomination of Christopher Wray as FBI director. Ron Paul — The United States Constitution makes no provision for a national police force. Unfortunately, Congress is […]

Woman Faces One Year in Jail After “Laughing” During Jeff Sessions Nomination

via RT The jury’s conviction of 61-year-old Desiree Fairooz was announced Wednesday. “Our jury found me guilty of each count, and each count carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison,” Fairooz told RT. “I have been judged not on the initial laughter, but that was why I […]

Following Mystery Coup, Turkey Cracks Down on Academics and School Teachers

nsnbc : The Turkish government imposed a travel ban on Turkish academics, saying that the ban is a temporary measure that shall prevent coup plotters from fleeing the country. The ban was imposed shortly after the government ordered the resignation of all university deans and canceled the licenses of 21,000 private school-teachers All 1,555 deans […]

Memorial Day: Honor those who have died by exposing the lies of U.S. pro-war propaganda

     Displaying flags and placing flowers on the graves of military members might be two of the more traditional Memorial Day methods of showing tribute to those who have fallen in battle; but perhaps a new tradition must be initiated — one that would constitute the highest form of respect. It’s time, beginning with Memorial […]

An Unknown Billionaire’s Quest To Reverse Aging

If you Google Osman Kibar’s name you’ll find pictures of him playing poker. It’s not that he was ever a serious player–just that in 2006 he won the first poker tournament he ever played in and then, a year later, came in second out of 3,000 players at a tournament run by the World Series […]

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The Evil Empire Strikes Back: BRICS Under Attack, Coup in Brazil ~ [Reports Collection]

Forget about hanging chads, as in Florida 2000. This is a day that will live in infamy all across the Global South – when what was one of its most dynamic democracies veered into a plutocratic regime, under a flimsy parliamentary/judicial veneer, with legal and constitutional guarantees now at the mercy of lowly comprador elites. […]

The Al-Qaeda Leader Who Wasn’t

Print Friendly Above Photo:  CIA director John Brennan. Photo illustration: DonkeyHotey / Flickr via Creative Commons The Shameful Ordeal of Abu Zubaydah The allegations against the man were serious indeed. * Donald Rumsfeld said he was “if not the number two, very close to the number two person” in al-Qaeda. * The Central Intelligence Agency informed Assistant Attorney General Jay […]

Gush Etzion junction is site of another Palestinian execution

Violence / Detentions — West Bank / Jerusalem Palestinian killed after alleged stab attempt at Gush Etzion BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 18 Mar — A Palestinian man was shot dead after allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion junction, shortly after two Palestinians were detained on suspicions of planning an attack in […]

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