Connect with us

Politics

Nancy Pelosi Promises to Advance Racial Justice, Environmental Justice in New Congressional Term.

Published

on

Nancy Pelosi Promises to Advance Racial Justice, Environmental Justice in New Congressional Term.

Breitbart News reports- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) promised Sunday to advance racial, economic, and environmental justice during the new congressional term.

Pelosi delivered her speech after the House of Representatives elected her to lead the House; however, Pelosi enters the 117th with a slimmer majority, giving her less leverage against House Republicans. Further, Pelosi reportedly failed to secure a majority of House representatives to vote for her for Speaker.

Pelosi thanked Democrats for the “confidence” they placed in electing her Speaker.

The California Democrat also expressed praise in serving as Speaker “of the most diverse House of Representatives in the history of our country, with a record-shattering 122 women.”

Pelosi said that now “is certainly a time for our nation to heal” and noted that the House’s most “urgent priority will continue to be defeating the coronavirus. And defeat it, we will.”

Pelosi said that many of the country’s essential workers come from “communities of color and low wealth” and that we “must be there for them.”

She said that the House of Representatives will pursue economic, racial, and environmental justice during the 117th Congress.

Pelosi said:

To build back better in a way that advances justices in America. Indeed the pandemic has pulled back the curtain on and showing and even worsened the disparities in our society. We must pursue justice, economic justice, justice in health, racial justice, environmental and climate justice; the list goes on.

For instance, Pelosi has promised to hold a vote to repeal the Hyde Amendment during the new congressional term. She said it’s “long overdue” to eliminate the Hyde Amendment.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), who will chair the House Appropriations Committee in January, said in December that the Hyde Amendment is a “discriminatory policy” because, allegedly, many minority women lack the funding to pay for an abortion.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) noted that should Democrats successfully eliminate the Hyde Amendment, then American taxpayers would be funding abortions.

Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.

Politics

Couric Admits She Edited Interview Of RBG, Cutting Justice Saying Anthem Kneelers Show ‘Contempt’ For America

Published

on

Couric Admits She Edited Interview Of RBG, Cutting Justice Saying Anthem Kneelers Show ‘Contempt’ For America
  • Katie Couric has admitted to editing out Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s controversial comments from her 2016 sit-down with the late Supreme Court Justice 
  • Couric writes that she was faced with a ‘conundrum’ while working on the story for Yahoo! News, in her scathing new memoir, Going There, released October 26
  • The former Today show host reveals Ginsburg responded negatively when asked about people who kneel for the national anthem as a protest against racism
  • The published story did include quotes from the justice calling the gesture ‘dumb and disrespectful’ but omitted more controversial remarks
  • Ginsburg had also said that such protests showed ‘contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life’ 
  • ‘…which they probably could not have lived in the places they came from…as they became older they realize that this was youthful folly,’ she added
  • Couric claims that Ginsburg, who was 83 at the time, was ‘elderly and probably didn’t fully understand the question’ 
  • She admits she ‘wanted to protect’ Ginsburg and felt that the issue of racial justice was a ‘blind spot’ for her

Katie Couric has admitted to ‘protecting’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg from public backlash by cutting out negative comments she made about people who kneel during the national anthem. 

The former Today show host reveals in her new book that she let her personal political views influence her editing decisions after her interview with the late Supreme Court justice in 2016. 

In new memoir, Going There, Couric writes that she edited out a part where Ginsburg said that those who kneel during the national anthem are showing ‘contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life.’ 

The published story, which Couric wrote for Yahoo! News in 2016, did include quotes from Ginsburg saying refusing to stand for the anthem was ‘dumb and disrespectful’, but omitted more problematic remarks. 

But Couric writes in her memoir that she thought the justice, who was 83 at the time, was ‘elderly and probably didn’t fully understand the question.’

The anecdote is the latest controversial revelation to emerge from Couric’s book, which is set to be released October 26. 

DailyMail.com previously revealed how the veteran news anchor brutally rips into her former colleagues, ex-boyfriends, and celebrities in the score-settling tome, which runs to 500 pages.

Couric, 64, writes that she always tried to keep her ‘personal politics’ out of her reporting throughout her career. 

Read more on Daily Mail

Continue Reading

Opinion

Biden’s Approval 10 Points Lower Than Obama’s At Same Point In Presidency

Published

on

Biden’s Approval 10 Points Lower Than Obama’s At Same Point In Presidency

President Biden’s job approval currently sits 10 points lower than that of his former boss, President Barack Obama, at the same point in his presidency in 2009.

According to approval ratings averages calculated by RealClearPolitics (RCP), Obama’s approval rating on Oct. 11 during his first year in office sat at 53 percent with a disapproval rating of 40 percent. 

During all of Obama’s eight years as president, Biden worked as his vice president. 

It has been over 12 years since the two started their time in the White House, and Biden is now sitting at an RCP average approval rating of 43 percent with a disapproval rating of 52.3 percent.

The averages calculated by RCP are pulled from a variety of polls including ones done by Fox News, Gallup, Reuters/Ipsos, Rasmussen and Monmouth.

Biden’s approval rating has been steadily dropping since he took office in January as his administration has attempted to manage a variety of blunders from the chaotic troop withdrawal from Afghanistan to the record-smashing surge of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border

Read more on The New York Post

Continue Reading

Opinion

Rasmussen: Growing Number of Voters Say Cheating Tainted the 2020 Election

Biden 2020 win ‘tainted,’ 56% say it was a cheater’s paradise

Published

on

Rasmussen: Growing Number of Voters Say Cheating Tainted the 2020 Election

A growing number of likely voters believe that cheating tainted President Joe Biden’s 2020 win over former President Donald Trump, and even more feel that a key Democratic election reform scheme will increase fraud.

In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 56% of respondents said, “It’s likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, including 41% who say it’s ‘very likely.’”

That is a significant increase from April, when 51% said “Biden’s election was tainted by cheating.”

The change comes as Trump has continued to raise election integrity charges and as Democrats have tried to force through liberal election reforms and shut down GOP state voting reforms.

In the new survey, voters told Rasmussen that they are not sold on efforts by Biden and congressional Democrats to expand COVID-era voting by mail, believing it will “lead to more cheating in elections.”

The results are a rejection of sorts of key features in House and Senate election reform bills supported by Biden and given to Vice President Kamala Harris to sell nationally.

By a 65%-28% margin, likely voters told the polling outfit that they believe more mail-in voting options will boost cheating. That included a majority, 51%, who said it is “very likely” cheating will expand.

The survey is the latest to suggest that partisans remain divided on the issue, though 95% agree with the vague goal of ending election cheating.

Read more on The Washington Examiner

Continue Reading

Trending