February 22, 2024

Black Lives Matter Activist Jailed for Fraud After Spending Charity Donations on Herself

A Black Lives Matter activist, who was instrumental in organising the infamous protest that saw the statue of Sir Edward Colston torn down and thrown in the Bristol Harbour, has been jailed for fraud after using donations intended for a children’s charity on herself. Xahra Saleem, born Yvonne Maina, a founding member of the BLM offshoot

Senators seek to stop shutdowns forever, after McCarthy’s spending stumbles

As the government shutdown deadline edges closer, a bipartisan idea is gaining new traction on both sides of a Capitol: taking shutdowns off the table entirely. Senators and House members began circulating a letter on Friday pushing legislation that would automatically fund the government past spending deadlines like Sept. 3src. It’s a longshot, but if

DeSantis: Trump ‘Funded the Mail Ballots’ with COVID Spending Bill and His FBI Helped Censor Hunter Story

During an interview with NBC News on Monday, 2024 Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stated that the 2020 election was poorly run, but we had mass mail-in balloting because “Trump turned the government over to Fauci, they embraced lockdowns, they did the CARES Act, which funded mail-in ballots across the country. Donald Trump

Dem Senate plots move amid spending clash with House GOP

“To avoid a government shutdown, the House should follow the Senate’s lead and pass their appropriations bills in a bipartisan way,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. | Francis Chung/POLITICO The Senate is preparing its first big move in the fall spending fight. Chuck Schumer is tentatively planning to bring up several spending bills for

McCarthy confronts a spending mess that will test his speakership

Speaker Kevin McCarthy has to clear a dozen spending bills, altogether worth over $1 trillion, with near-total unanimity in the GOP — votes that even his allies say he doesn’t have right now. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Kevin McCarthy’s survival as speaker may depend on whether he pulls off a difficult summertime task: bridging the huge

Former North Carolina legislator sentenced to 5 years probation for homeless shelter spending

A former North Carolina state legislator and Winston-Salem City Council member was sentenced to five years of probation along with monetary penalties after pleading guilty to fraud for spending money from the homeless center organization he had led for personal use. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs on Thursday accepted the guilty plea by Derwin Montgomery, […]

Biden taps new legislative affairs head as spending fight approaches

Shuwanza Goff, left, started her Hill career in the office of Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) in 2srcsrc8, eventually rising to become his floor director when he was in Democratic leadership. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo President Joe Biden on Monday named longtime Hill aide Shuwanza Goff as his director of legislative affairs, just in time for

Fox News Poll: Majority says only increase debt ceiling with spending cuts

With under two weeks until a potential default on the nation’s debt, a majority of registered voters says increasing the debt ceiling should only happen with spending cuts, and two-thirds believe that failing to raise that limit will result in financial catastrophe. That’s a complete reversal from 12 years ago during the last debt ceiling crisis. […]

Debt Standoff: House GOP Moves to Lock Down Package to Force Biden’s Hand on Spending Limit

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and other top House Republicans raced Tuesday to lock down votes for a legislative package that would raise the debt ceiling while cutting spending that they believe will strengthen their negotiating position with Democrats as a standoff looms later this year. McCarthy hosted GOP members in the speaker’s office all

Disney’s Woke Streaming Services Still Losing More than $1 Billion a Quarter as Bob Iger Tries to Rein in Spending

Disney’s woke streaming services are still hemorrhaging money at an alarming rate, losing more than $1 billion a quarter at a time when CEO Bob Iger is trying to put the brakes on the company’s runaway spending habits. For its first fiscal quarter, Disney’s direct-to-consumer business — which includes Disney+, Hulu, and other services —

NFL Still Spending Millions on Social Justice Initiatives

Nic Antaya/Getty Images The National Football League (NFL) has not cut back on its social justice spending initiatives despite the harm it has done to its brand in recent years. In 2020, when Black Lives Matter (BLM) mandates reached national consciousness in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of a white Minneapolis

House GOP tempts fall government shutdown with longshot spending demands

The government funding process appears over before it really even started, top House Democratic appropriator Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) quipped earlier this week. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo House Republicans are vowing to put Don Quixote to shame by tilting at a huge windmill: slashing federal spending by at least $13src billion without cutting defense.

Congress Braces for Long, Cold Winter Night to Pass Omnibus Spending Plan Before Christmas

Update: After the publication of this story, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced the House will vote on the omnibus package on Friday: Congress is bracing for a long, cold winter night in Washington, DC, as outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is determined to pass the Democrats’ $1.7 trillion omnibus spending plan before lawmakers

Congressional leaders pledge to avert rail strike, negotiate year-end spending deal

Congressional leaders and top appropriators could meet as soon as Wednesday about the so-called omnibus spending package, which would boost federal agency budgets for the current fiscal year. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Congressional leaders left a meeting with President Joe Biden on Tuesday resolving to both quickly avert a national railroad strike in the coming

Lawmakers labor to break impasses stalling massive spending bill

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) fields questions about the politics of the federal debt in front of the House Rules Committee at the Capitol. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Top lawmakers are still grasping for the deal they need to tee up a sprawling year-end spending package as potential pitfalls for the bill

Spending talks closer to a deal — but still lacking DeLauro’s buy-in

House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro speaks with lawmakers and visitors outside the House chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2src22. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congressional spending leaders are nearing agreement on a massive government funding deal, but one powerful skeptic remains: House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro. While the accord isn’t final

Speaker Race Breakthrough: McCarthy PAC Agrees with Conservatives on No Spending in Safe Open-Seat Primaries

The conservative and influential Club for Growth announced it cut a deal with the super PAC affiliated with House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), signaling possible movement in the House speaker race after a stalemate had resulted in no speaker through six rounds of voting as of Wednesday afternoon. The deal with the McCarthy-affiliated super

December spending gloom falls on GOP: ‘I’m so disgusted’

And while some McCarthy allies acknowledge that a spending deal would ease their to-do list in the new Congress, few House Republicans can be counted on to support it. McCarthy himself is aligning with conservatives who want to see Congress punt, thus denying Democrats a year-end win — while depositing a spending fight on the

Senate trudges toward vote on $1.7T spending bill amid conservative pushback

A Wednesday vote in the Senate would align with the House’s plan to return that evening to start pushing the so-called omnibus across the finish line. And some senior aides think that whenever the spending package does make it to the House, the chamber could pull a late-night session, sending members home as quickly as

What’s in and what’s out of Congress’ $1.7T spending bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks with reporters as he walks to a vote at the U.S. Capitol Dec. 2src, 2src22. | Francis Chung/POLITICO The year-end spending package that Congress is rushing to pass this week does more than fund the government through September. It’s also chock full of policy provisions that affect everything from

Texas Republican trashes $1.7T government spending bill

Rep. Pat Fallon said the $1.7 trillion spending bill should have focused more on border issues. | AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool Rep. Pat Fallon on Sunday deemed the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill approved last week to be “garbage.” Speaking on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” the Texas Republican said: “It was an absolute piece of

Amid Jackson water crisis, Rep. Thompson supports a civil rights review of federal spending

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Democrat Patty Murray Champions ‘Inflation Reduction’ Act as Economists Say Spending Worsened Inflation

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) touted her support for the so-called “Inflation Reduction” Act at Sunday evening’s Senate debate with her opponent, Republican Tiffany Smiley, who is putting her through a tough reelection campaign. Smiley said Murray’s support “sounds like a Washington, DC, answer to me,” telling the 30-year incumbent, “you are Washington, DC.” “Sen. Murray…

Kennedy: Unless Fauci Seeks Asylum in Some Foreign Country, He’ll Be Spending Time in Front of Congress

Monday, during an appearance on FNC’s “Hannity,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) predicted outgoing National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci would be spending a lot of time in front of congressional committees in the near future. Kennedy told host Sean Hannity that unless Fauci was going to a foreign country, he should…

Bill Gates Successfully Lobbied Joe Manchin to Pass Climate and Spending Bill

In a recent article, Bloomberg details Bill Gates’ efforts to lobby Joe Manchin over the climate and spending bill known as the “Inflation Reduction Act” even though it won’t reduce inflation according to nonpartisan experts. Gates worked hard to ensure the passage of the bill as it would further his creepy vision of a transition…

Report: California School District Spending $20K on ‘Woke Kindergarten’ Which Aims to ‘Disrupt Whiteness’

A California school district is reportedly spending tens of thousands of dollars on an organization called “Woke Kindergarten,” which focuses on “supporting children, families, educators and organizations in their commitment to abolitionist early education and pro-black and queer and trans liberation.” According to reports, the Golden State’s Hayward Unified School District recently contacted the organization for a…

Biden Budget Proposes $6 Trillion Annual Spending as Inflation Soars to 29-Year High

President Joe Biden released his budget Friday, proposing $6.01 trillion in annual spending even as the economy is going through record inflation. The Commerce Department reported Friday that core personal consumption expenditures hit a 3.1 percent annual gain in April — the highest since May 1992. The plan calls for a 36.6 percent increase in…

Biden Budget Requests Increase In Defense Spending, Identifies China As ‘Top Challenge’

April 09, 2021 12:39 PM ET President Joe Biden’s budget for the fiscal year 2022 calls for a slight increase in defense spending to $715 billion and identifies combatting China as the “top challenge” for the U.S. as a whole. The defense spending in Biden’s first budget request reflects the Pentagon’s ongoing efforts to pivot…

Spending Free For All: Paid Family And Medical Leave Is Infrastructure According To House Democrats

Democrats are pushing President Joe Biden’s near $2 trillion infrastructure package as a way to revitalize the economy but the bill also includes paid family and medical leave. House Ways and Means Chair Richard Neal pledged in a letter to Democratic members of the committee that paid family and medical leave would be included in…

Biden Reportedly Preparing $3 Trillion Spending Package

President Joe Biden’s team is reportedly planning on introducing a $3 trillion jobs and infrastructure proposal to the president this week, according to reports. The proposal would be presented in two parts– one focused on infrastructure and clean energy and the other on domestic issues, according to CNN, who was briefed on the matter by…

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