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politishaun · 6 minutes ago
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday that the House will form a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, one month after Senate Republicans blocked an effort to form an independent, bipartisan commission.
“This morning, with great solemnity and sadness, I’m announcing that the House will be establishing a select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection,” Pelosi said at a news conference Thursday morning.
Senate Republicans last month blocked the creation of an independent commission, despite 35 House Republicans having already endorsed the effort. That commission would have been modeled after a similar panel formed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and charged with producing an objective account of what fueled the day’s violence.
About 10,000 people laid siege to the Capitol on Jan. 6, and nearly 800 of them broke into the Capitol building.
The events of the day resulted in five deaths, and nearly 140 officers were assaulted during the attack, as they faced rioters armed with ax handles, bats, metal batons, wooden poles, hockey sticks and other weapons, authorities said...
The select committee — which will require a majority vote in the Democratic-led House to be formed — is a signal that Pelosi wants to centralize those investigations in one body that will be equipped with subpoena power and tasked with publishing its findings.
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The Government not allowing ads with sugary food until like 9pm at night is not going to tackle obesity
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atlanticcanada · 11 minutes ago
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Lionel Desmond inquiry: Veterans Affairs review cites delays, calls for changes
An internal review of how Veterans Affairs handled the tragic case of a former soldier who killed his family and himself in 2017 says changes must be made to prevent other veterans from experiencing the delays in service that Lionel Desmond faced.
The undated review was recently submitted to a provincial fatality inquiry in Nova Scotia, which heard testimony this week from the Veterans Affairs case manager who worked with the Afghanistan war veteran during the 14 months prior to the killings.
Among other things, the document says the department's "opportunities for improvement" include reducing the amount of time it takes for veterans to be assigned a case manager once they are released from the military.
In Desmond's case, it took the department six months to appoint Marie-Paule Doucette to the job, a time lag that prompted many questions from the lawyers taking part in the inquiry in Port Hawkesbury, N.S.
During Doucette's testimony on Wednesday, she blamed the delay on a lack of resources, which she said was caused by budget cutbacks imposed in 2012 by the former Conservative government.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 24, 2021.
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thecoxtimes · 12 minutes ago
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‘Seek the truth’: Pelosi forms panel to investigate Capitol riot
‘Seek the truth’: Pelosi forms panel to investigate Capitol riot
US Republicans blocked a bill to create a bipartisan commission; the top House Democrat moves forward without them. United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made it official Thursday that she is creating a special committee to investigate the attack on the US Capitol, saying it is “imperative that we seek the truth”. The new committee comes after Senate Republicans blocked a House-passed bill…
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technoloci · 12 minutes ago
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Microsoft Still Needs Windows to Shine
Microsoft Still Needs Windows to Shine
No one lines up for Windows updates anymore. But the storied operating system still has an important role to play in Microsoft ’s expanding business. The software titan’s formal unveiling of Windows 11 on Thursday comes more than six years after the last major update to the ubiquitous PC operating system. That is the longest Microsoft has gone between such revisions, though frequency hasn’t…
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politishaun · 14 minutes ago
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President Joe Biden said Thursday he has agreed to a deal on infrastructure with a bipartisan group of senators after White House officials and the senators had a massive breakthrough the night before in their infrastructure negotiations.
Both Republican and Democratic senators said Wednesday evening there was an agreement reached with White House officials and 10 senators on a bipartisan infrastructure deal. And on Thursday afternoon, Biden said he had signed off on the agreement.
"To answer your direct question, we have a deal," he said.
Though hurdles remain, the announced agreement is a significant development that could pave the way for passage of a chunk of Biden's domestic agenda.
Before Thursday's Oval Office meeting, the President had been briefed by his team on the framework and had a "positive" view of what had been put together so far, according to a source familiar with the matter. Biden's top aides signed off on where things landed on Wednesday night and that was viewed as a tacit acknowledgment he would be in the same place. Biden officially getting behind the measure marked a key milestone and lays the groundwork for the next steps.
A lot of work remains on the policy and drafting side of the proposal. But Biden and his team have grown increasingly bullish on the pathway a bipartisan agreement lays out for moving the full scope of the President's $4 trillion economic agenda.
Many details of the plan remain unclear. But the total cost of the plan is $1.2 trillion over eight years, with $559 billion in new spending, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.
This proposal is significantly less than what Biden had initially proposed. The President initially put forward a $2.25 trillion plan to rebuild the nation's infrastructure and shift to greener energy over the next eight years.
But after their late-night meeting on Wednesday with White House officials, Democratic leaders said they planned to move forward with a much larger Democratic-only approach to dramatically expand the social safety plan in addition to the bipartisan infrastructure plan.
GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said the bipartisan proposal is fully paid for and offsets the new spending. How to pay for the proposal has been a major point of contention during the negotiations.
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carolinemzemp · 21 minutes ago
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New story on NPR: N.Y. State Court Suspends Giuliani From Practicing Law Over 2020 Vote Fraud Claims https://ift.tt/2UA0DGB
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citizenlayne · 22 minutes ago
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The court's decision states that Rudy Giuliani's comments as a lawyer for former President Donald Trump during the election and in the aftermath "threatens the public interest." https://ift.tt/2UA0DGB
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It’s not over til it’s over.
Kill the Bill.
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akhaziz · 24 minutes ago
السلام علیکم ورحمتہ اللہ
How are you akhaziz ?
Waʿalaykumu s-salām wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh anon
Alḥamdulillāh. By the Mercy of Allāh ﷻ I am well. How are you?
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mod-jazzy · 25 minutes ago
Or you could let people design what they want
(( if your creative process involves disrespecting Natives and their culture then idk what to tell you.
Get more creative?
Get better at designing things or coming up with monster concepts??
Not my beef that you feel the only way to design a monster is on a offensive term dear, sounds like you gotta work on yourself. ))
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