June 19, 2024

Progressive pressure on Jeffries: Israel critics want help surviving backlash

The war in Gaza is forcing Hakeem Jeffries (center) to navigate a treacherous divide between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian members. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Progressive Democrats who’ve condemned Israel over its war offensive in Gaza are demanding that House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries do more to protect them against primary challenges from pro-Israel Democrats. In a closed-door

Pressure Builds on Biden to Freeze $6 Billion in Iranian Cash as Democrat Senators Join Push

Pressure has been building against the Biden administration from Democrats with calls to freeze the $6 billion that will be released to Iran for a prisoner exchange. Moderate Democrats Sens. Jon Tester (MT) and Joe Manchin (WV) both said on Tuesday that the funds need to be frozen in the wake of the horrific terrorist

McCarthy pressure hits a boiling point

Illustration by Laura Salafia for POLITICO Kevin McCarthy is facing the greatest peril to his speakership since he clawed his way into the job eight months ago, with multiple factions of his party feuding and a looming revolt ahead during the battle to fund the government. Ultra-conservative members of the House GOP are talking in

China Rolls Out Nationwide ‘Pilot Programs’ to Pressure People into Having Children

The China Family Planning Association announced last week that it will launch 20 pilot programs in cities across China to “build a new-era marriage and childbearing culture,” as the state-run Global Times put it on Sunday. In other words, the regime in Beijing is once again looking for a way to hold off demographic collapse.

Dem Rep. Boyle: ‘Deep-Pocketed Special Interests’ Will ‘Pressure’ GOP into Taking Our Side on Debt Limit

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” House Budget Committee Ranking Member Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) stated that “deep-pocketed special interests” “will start applying pressure to” Republicans to go along with Democrats on raising the debt ceiling without any spending reforms attached. While discussing the discharge petition by Democrats to force a vote on a

Geraldo Rivera: Cosby, and Maybe Weinstein, Going Free Because #MeToo Pressure Is ‘Not the Way the Criminal Justice System Works’

Fox News Channel’s Geraldo Rivera expressed approval of Bill Cosby’s release from prison, adding that the comedian was “unjustly convicted” and suggested that convicted sex offender and former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein could be next. In an interview with Fox News reports John Roberts and Sandra Smith, Rivera said Cosby’s trial was “grotesquely unfair,” even if he…

GOP Rep. Wenstrup: CDC Backpedaling on School Re-Openings Due to ‘Pressure from Above’

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) accused the Biden administration of caving to teachers’ unions on re-opening schools and stated that CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is walking back her prior advice on re-opening schools due to “pressure from above.” Wenstrup said [relevant remarks begin around…

‘System Of Accountability’: Ivy League Students Pressure Schools To Bar Trump Administration Officials From Faculty Positions

Students from Harvard and Princeton are attempting to pressure their respective school administrations to ban Trump administration alumni from becoming fellows or faculty members by using open letters, documents obtained by the Daily Caller show. A draft of a letter obtained by the Daily Caller and addressed to deans at Harvard and Princeton shows Princeton’s…

Pressure To Break Up Facebook Builds

America’s largest communications union, the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America (CWA), has joined an activist coalition called Freedom from Facebook that seeks to break up the monopolistic social media giant. So far the groups supporting the Freedom From Facebook coalition are predominantly left-wing. Among them are MoveOn.org and Public Citizen. Facebook has about 2 billion […]

Seven Companies That Caved to Anti-NRA Pressure.

Seven companies caved to anti-NRA pressure this week and cut ties with the organization, ending discounts for the NRA’s five million members. First National Bank of Omaha, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Symantec, Metlife, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and Best Western severed ties following the launch of a PR campaign which made the NRA its focal point following […]

New pressure on Comey to return to Capitol Hill, as White House accuses him of ‘false testimony’

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com The White House on Monday accused James Comey of giving “false testimony” and suggested the Justice Department look at whether he perjured himself, as Republican lawmakers stepped up pressure on the former FBI director to clarify apparent discrepancies in his public statements to Congress. “Since the director’s firing, we’ve […]

OBAMA AND PUTIN TO PRESSURE ISRAEL TO GIVE UP THE GOLAN

The IDF launched an unannounced military-air exercise in northen Israel Monday April 18. It will also be held in the Jordan valley, strategically located south of the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee. Despite the official explanation that the drills are part of the IDF’s training schedule for 2016, it is difficult not to […]

White House under pressure to respond to Iran’s missile tests

WASHINGTON — Despite pressure from Congress, the Obama administration continued to move only slowly toward acknowledging that Iran has violated a UN Security Council resolution prohibiting ballistic missile tests, and gestured toward a moderate sanctions response – if any – to Tehran’s actions. After Iran conducted two ballistic missile tests earlier this week, and bragged […]

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