This is interesting. It was pretty depressing that Sen. Joe Manchin wasn't supporting the For The People Act -- but now he's pushing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act -- with one notable exception. He wants the "pre-clearance" requirement to apply to every single state.
Manchin might be a better politician than many people think.
Manchin Says He Won’t Back an Election-Reform Bill Without Bipartisan Support https://t.co/t5NzcCATQ2
— Michael W. Chapman (@ChapmanCNSNews) May 14, 2021
Joe Manchin just proposed a really aggressive voting rights bill that goes well beyond the bill that Democratic leaders are pushing.https://t.co/uES8dbXdsm
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) May 13, 2021
Sen. Joe Manchin has proposed expanding the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to include all 50 states and territories.
If enacted, all states would need to submit new voting rules for federal review to make sure they don't target voters of color. https://t.co/pX810RIRUH
— Vox (@voxdotcom) May 14, 2021
— Suburban Guerrilla Ω (@SusieMadrak) May 14, 2021
Irony of all ironies: The Epoch Times has (seriously) reached out to my company to explore media-advertising opportunities. Hard pass. https://t.co/KHXUtYVFdD
— Eclecticity (@twistopherrobin) May 14, 2021
"Bye. Bye, AOC. Ocasio-Cortez. Bye, bye, baby. Bye-bye, baby. Bye-bye, little baby girl. Ocasio-Cortez-- she went and hid. She couldn't take it," Greene says.
Visit was the same day Greene suggest Nancy Pelosi could be executed for treason.https://t.co/QgcJucs4o8
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) May 14, 2021
— Joe Trippi (@JoeTrippi) May 14, 2021
"It wasn’t too many years ago when NPR was a bold, truth-telling news organization and the 'PBS NewsHour' was a bastion of timidity. But at some point during the Trump era, their roles reversed." https://t.co/2m8J5TTXlC
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) May 13, 2021
"There really is no coherent governing philosophy or moral purpose to the Republican Party."
Lincoln Project Sr. Advisor @StuartPStevens doesn’t hold back when @JoyAnnReid asks about the state of the GOP. pic.twitter.com/aWPbG5z65z
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 13, 2021
New: A since-deleted video from 2019 shows MTG harassing @AOC's office through a locked door. Calling her "crazy eyes" and telling her through the office's mailbox slot to "get rid of your diaper" while telling the office to open the door and come out. https://t.co/QgcJucs4o8 pic.twitter.com/ccTufF90Z9
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) May 14, 2021
Voting rights: Where do the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and For the People Act stand? | Via USA Today https://t.co/qn4hJVSded
— SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) May 14, 2021
Everyone take a moment: The CDC said you have to abide by the local, state and workplace rules. You can't just run around without the mask yet. So, Californians, wait to hear from our Governor and your County health Department. Yikes, people, read the whole thing. pic.twitter.com/IEMuCdCFNV
— ⚖️ Stellaa (Democrats United) (@stellaaaa) May 14, 2021
I’m still stunned at the CDC decision. Yes, vaccinated people are well-protected and not a threat to others. But do we trust that the honor system—won’t unvaccinated people pretend to be vaccinated & stop wearing masks? What about our obligation to kids & the immunocompromised? pic.twitter.com/Iq2TUW2VKn
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) May 14, 2021
This appears to be presented as criticism of how Biden approaches inescapable complexity of his job
Truth of all decisions for all “normal” admins: only choices that make their way up to a prez are the impossible, 50.1/49.9 no-clear-right-answer calls. pic.twitter.com/knw9SHdS5h
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) May 14, 2021
The Biden administration has moved to repeal a Trump-era regulation that it said weakened the government's ability to curb air pollution that threatens public health and is driving climate change. https://t.co/aQROIh22Px
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 14, 2021
Many of the country’s largest retailers will keep requiring masks in their stores despite eased national restrictions, though industry groups and workers’ advocates fear enforcement will become increasingly difficult and contentious https://t.co/ubZuJcri2j
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 14, 2021
Proud Boy leader Ethan Nordean lashed out at Trump on Jan. 20, when it dawned on him that he’d likely be going to jail for the ex-president, according to new messages revealed by prosecutors last night. pic.twitter.com/JX1MvvsGR2
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) May 14, 2021
Today the Democratic House will pass the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to protect pregnant workers from discrimination in the workplace by providing the clear protections they deserve. #LongOverdue pic.twitter.com/yjlCdRIUE8
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) May 14, 2021
— Bloomberg Opinion (@bopinion) May 14, 2021
Major infrastructure news:
We're building 4 new train stations in the east Bronx and bringing @MetroNorth to Penn Station for the first time ever.
Commuters from Co-Op City to Manhattan's west side will see commute times drop from 75 minutes to 25 minutes. pic.twitter.com/gQqlyP9q0f
— MTA. Wear a Mask. Stop the Spread. (@MTA) May 13, 2021
Heritage Action says it wrote “8 key provisions” in Georgia voter suppression law, “19 provisions” in Texas House bill & “3 provisions” of Iowa law. Dark $ fueling voter suppression
“Republicans who adopt these model laws should be ashamed of themselves” says @marceelias pic.twitter.com/BB5BCAn7cr
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) May 13, 2021
One of these guys has agreed to plead guilty to six federal crimes — including sex trafficking of a child — in a deal that calls for him to cooperate with federal investigators. Another is about to go to prison. Where does that leave the guy on the right? #RemoveRon #DeathSantis pic.twitter.com/vnhl3Vci1c
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) May 14, 2021
— joshua epstein🏳️🌈🖖🏼🗽👨🏼💻🇺🇸 (@thejoshuablog) May 14, 2021
— Courtney Tanner (@CourtneyLTanner) May 14, 2021
Dems watched with glee as GOP infighting reached its latest crescendo this week. But in the fight to keep the House, the party faces considerable headwinds.
“No one's talking about Liz Cheney in my district right now," says @ElissaSlotkin.
Our story: https://t.co/ryTC1GCEHj
— Dan Merica (@merica) May 14, 2021
Servers of Colonial Pipeline hacker Darkside forced down: security firm https://t.co/caAl2tvYdI
— Larry Thompson #TheResistanceContinues (@Libradad) May 14, 2021
— Michael Matza (@MichaelMatza1) May 14, 2021
The Biden administration will invest $7.4 billion to recruit and hire public health workers to respond to the pandemic, including $337 million to strengthen the public health laboratory workforce.
— Apoorva Mandavilli (@apoorva_nyc) May 13, 2021
Hey, #mapoli! Think @Ipswichpd Chief Paul Nikas is giving the finger to #DefundThePolice with his new #Tesla cruiser or what? You'll note that they left this post off their Twittah, kids! #elongate ? pic.twitter.com/I3zQXsf7dT
— Richie O’Brian (@wtfdic_hour) May 14, 2021
— Kαɾҽɳ Sαɱρʂσɳ Hυԃʂσɳ (@KarenSHudson) May 14, 2021
DEPT. OF 'YOU CAN TAKE YOUR MASK OFF (AT LEAST SOME OF THE TIME)'
This gorilla doing an “about face” when he hits the freezing cold water is the video I needed today... pic.twitter.com/4qcd7jfUQM
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) May 13, 2021
Live your best life sweet girl. 🔊 pic.twitter.com/WSTMUkWBXY
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) May 10, 2021
This may be the smartest kid I’ve ever seen and I need to meet him as soon as possible‼️ pic.twitter.com/jAJb2gYqbo
— Mekka Don (@MekkaDonMusic) May 9, 2021
this clever dog tricks people into playing fetch with her
(jukin media) pic.twitter.com/kr7Y45KBkT
— Humor And Animals (@humorandanimals) May 8, 2021
The look on his face when he realizes... pic.twitter.com/vZLtpRKnJ1
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) May 14, 2021
OR: You can leave your mask on! (If you're vaccinated and around unvaccinated people....)
Have a great weekend!