Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons

Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden speaks about the “scourge” of gun violencehis go-to answer is to zero in on so-called assault weapons. America has heard it hundreds of times, including this week after shootings in Colorado and Virginia: The president wants to sign into law a ban on high-powered guns that have the … Read more

Elon Musk says he will broadly restore Twitter accounts which were previously banned

Elon Musk says he will broadly restore Twitter accounts which were previously banned

CNN Business — Elon Musk said Thursday that he will begin restoring most previously banned accounts on Twitter starting next week, in his most wide-reaching move yet to undo the social media platform’s policy of permanently suspending users who repeatedly violated its rules. “The people have spoken,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. “Amnesty begins next week. … Read more

President Joe Biden rails against access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

President Joe Biden rails against access to assault weapons after recent spate of shootings

CNN — President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would work with Congress to “try to get rid of assault weapons” after a recent spate of shootings in the US. “The idea (that) we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick, it’s just sick. It has no social redeeming value, zero, none. Not … Read more

GOP’s Lisa Murkowski wins re-election in Alaska Senate race

GOP's Lisa Murkowski wins re-election in Alaska Senate race

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican US Sen. Lisa Murkowski has won re-election, defeating Donald Trump-endorsed GOP rival Kelly Tshibaka. Murkowski beat Tshibaka in the Nov. 8 ranked choice election. The results were announced Wednesday, when elections officials tabulated the ranked choice results after neither candidate won more than 50% of first-choice votes. Murkowski wound … Read more

Mary Peltola seeks to thwart Sarah Palin as Alaska tabulates ranked choice voting results

Mary Peltola seeks to thwart Sarah Palin as Alaska tabulates ranked choice voting results

CNN — Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola, the Democrat who won a special election that sent her to Congress this summer, will once again thwart former Gov. Sarah Palin’s bid for a political comeback. CNN projected Wednesday that Peltola will win the race for Alaska’s at-large House seat after the state’s ranked choice voting tabulation, defeating … Read more

Republicans ask Georgia high court to halt Saturday voting in US Senate runoff

Republicans ask Georgia high court to halt Saturday voting in US Senate runoff

CNN — Three Republican party committees on Tuesday asked the Georgia Supreme Court to halt Saturday early voting in the US Senate runoff. The petition – filed by the Republican National Committee, the Georgia Republican Party and the Republicans’ Senate campaign arm – asks the state’s high court to issue an emergency stay to block … Read more

McCarthy demands DHS Secretary Mayorkas’ resignation over border issues and warns of potential impeachment inquiry

McCarthy demands DHS Secretary Mayorkas' resignation over border issues and warns of potential impeachment inquiry

CNN — Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and warned of potential impeachment proceedings if he doesn’t step down, marking the House Republican leader’s strongest comments on the matter to date as he scrambles to lock down the votes for his speakership . McCarthy, speaking from an event … Read more

Georgia court declines to halt Saturday early runoff voting

Georgia court declines to halt Saturday early runoff voting

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia appeals court ruling on Monday means that counties can offer early voting this coming Saturday in the US Senate runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker. The Court of Appeals declined a request by the state to stay a lower court’s ruling that said state law … Read more

Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight. The court, with no noted dissents, rejected Trump’s plea for an order that would have prevented the Treasury Department from giving six years of … Read more

Two pro wrestlers developed ‘The Progressive Liberal’ to be the bad guy at matches. Then the atmosphere turned far darker

Two pro wrestlers developed 'The Progressive Liberal' to be the bad guy at matches.  Then the atmosphere turned far darker

Stickleyville, VA CNN — Back in the late 1980s, when Beau James started pro wrestling, the crowds came for a show between good and evil, to see a story about heroes and villains, to enjoy the ends and then go home. James enjoyed being the hero but it was nothing compared to playing the bad … Read more