President Biden has unveiled a smaller spending package of $1.75 trillion he hopes to sell to progressives, while judge delivers Trump a setback on Twitter account, and more top stores in conservative politics.
After moderate Democrats such as Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrstin Sinema (D-AZ) drew hard lines in the sand on the progressive wish list of $3.5 trillion for social spending and climate change, on Thursday, President Joe Biden unveiled a diminished package scale down by half to $1.75 trillion, NPR reported. Biden now has to sell the idea to progressive Democrats who saw items such as paid family and medical leave removed from the bill, NBC reported.
Even if Biden is able to sell the scaled-down bill to his party, its future in Congress is uncertain. Its ultimate fate with Republicans in the Senate is also unclear.
former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit to regain his Twitter account after being banned by the social media network shortly after dinner January 6 riot at the US Capitol has failed. A Florida judge has ruled that Donald Trump’s status as a former president does not make him exempt from following Twitter’s terms of service.
“The Court finds that Trump’s status as President of the United States does not exclude him from the requirements of the forum selection clause in Twitter’s Terms of Service,” U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr., an appointee of Obama, the Washington Post reported.
Following earlier reports that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg donated over $400 million to boost Democrats in local elections, former President Donald Trump called out the actions as criminal.
“Mark Zuckerberg, in my opinion, a criminal, is allowed to spend over $400 million and therefore able to change the course of a Presidential Election, and nothing happens to Facebook,” Trump said in a statement, Business Insider reported.
on Wednesday, Republicans initiated an investigation on what they are calling “collusion” between the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and the Biden administration, and an attempt to get the Justice Department to intervene, equating the complaints and threats of parents with “domestic terrorism and hate crimes,” the Washington Times reported.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking the same question at least 13 times trying to get a yes or no answer over the ethics of the business dealings of the AG’s son-in-law, but failed to get an answer, The Hill reported.
The latest poll by Morning Consult and Politico found that 35% of registered voters say the results of the 2020 presidential election should be overturned, with 22% saying “definitely should be overturned” and 13% saying “probably should.”
Herschel Walker, former football great and Senate candidate for Georgia, has been officially endorsed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Washington Post reports.
“I am happy to endorse Herschel Walker for U.S. Senate in Georgia,” McConnell said in a statement. “Herschel is the only one who can unite the party, defeat Senator Warnock, and help us take back the Senate. I look forward to working with Herschel in Washington to get the job done.”
Warnock is a Democrat who won a special election runoff in Georgia in January.