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    A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators — led by Todd Young (R-IN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) — introduced legislation Wednesday that would strip President Joe Biden of war powers by repealing both the 1991 and 2002 authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF) in the Middle East. The move comes in response to Biden’s recent airstrikes in eastern Syria, which were launched without congressional approval. The decision to launch the strike followed the shelling of an Iraqi military base that houses U.S. troops. The rocket attack left one civilian contractor dead and nine others wounded. A U.S. service member was among those hurt. “Last week’s airstrikes in Syria show that the executive branch, regardless of party, will continue to stretch its war powers,” Kaine, a member of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement obtained by Politico. “Congress has a responsibility to not only vote to authorize new military action, but to repeal old...
    Former President Donald Trump made his first major public appearance since leaving the White House at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), speaking for nearly two hours Sunday. “Do you miss me yet?” Trump asked in his opening lines. Throughout his speech, Trump shot down rumors that he’d be starting his own political party, slammed the Biden administration for their “far left” policies and criticized the Biden administrations new policies on immigration. WATCH:   Trump also repeated false claims that the 2020 election was “rigged,” telling the crowd that he really won. Trump said that while “somebody who came in second in New Hampshire, or first in Iowa, and that was the end, and they became famous for the rest of their lives, we won the election twice.” (RELATED: NYT Editorial Board Member Calls Trump’s CPAC Address ‘A Festival Of Toxic Masculinity’) Trump hinted at running in 2024, telling...
    One in three Americans know somebody who died from coronavirus over the last 10 months, a new poll suggests. Conducted by Axios-Ipsos, the survey found that 33 percent of adults have a loved one or acquaintance who passed from COVID-19 between April 24, 2020 and February 22, 2021. This is three points higher than the number who reported the same thing in late December, just before Christmas, and twice as high as the around 15 percent who did in early June.  It comes on the heels of news on Monday that the U.S. COVID death toll surpassed 500,000, which is more than the number of Americans killed in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined.  The U.S. has about four percent of the global population, but accounts for nearly 20 percent of all deaths from the virus. A new poll has found that 33% of...
    Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., called Thursday for the implementation of a taxpayer-funded "federal job guarantee" program to combat systematic inequality and aid the U.S. economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. In a non-binding resolution introduced in the House, Pressley argued a federal job program would "finally eliminate the moral and economic scourge of involuntary unemployment" and address instances of economic bias based on race, gender or background. Pressley, 47, is considered a member of "The Squad," a group of progressive lawmakers pressuring President Biden to enact sweeping changes to U.S. economic policy. "It’s time to establish a legal right to a job for all people in America. For years, we have legislated hate, harm and injustice in this country. It’s long past time to pursue bold, intentional policies that affirm equity and recognize the dignity and humanity of all people," Pressley said in a statement. "A federal job guarantee is an...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate confirms Avril Haines as intelligence director, giving President Biden first member of his Cabinet. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    One member of law enforcement was arrested and two Capitol police officers were suspended for their behavior during the Wednesday insurrection at the Capitol, according to Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanFormer NYPD head calls for 9/11-style commission to investigate Capitol riot House Democrat probing any 'inside' support from police amid Capitol riot Pelosi orders flags at half-staff for Capitol officer who died MORE (D-Ohio). "The Capitol police are looking at everybody involved that potentially facilitated, on a big level or small level in any way, and it's important that they're cracking down on that," Ryan told reporters Monday. One of the officers who was suspended had been pictured taking a selfie with one of the rioters in video footage that went viral on social media. The other had apparently donned a red "Make America Great Again" hat and directed the mob. Details of the arrested individual remained sketchy, and Ryan said...
    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) responded to Joe Biden’s statement comparing him and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels Friday by calling upon Democrat members of Congress to “be asked to disavow” Biden’s “disgusting comments.” A press statement from Hawley’s office referred to Biden’s comparison as “undignified, immature, and intemperate behavior”: President-elect Biden has just compared me and another Republican Senator to Nazis. You read that correctly. Think about that for a moment. Let it sink in. Because I raised questions in the format prescribed by the laws of the United States about the way elections were conducted in the state of Pennsylvania, just as Democrats did about other states in 2001, 2005, and 2017, he is calling me a Nazi. This is undignified, immature, and intemperate behavior from the President-elect. It is utterly shameful. He should act like a dignified adult and retract these sick comments. And...
    Michigan is one of the worst states for coronavirus vaccine distribution, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows. The state’s vaccine distribution is run by Robert Gordon, Michigan’s Health and Human Services Director and a leading member of Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services transition team. Michigan ranks 44th in vaccine distribution according to CDC data. Only 99,040 people have received the first dose of the vaccine, despite the fact that 478,000 doses have been distributed, the data shows. (RELATED: Gretchen Whitmer Takes A Shot At Other Governors Who ‘Haven’t Done Enough’ To Fight COVID-19) “Michigan ranks at the bottom for vaccine distribution while Gov. Whitmer and Director Gordon have been focused on politics instead of ensuring those most vulnerable to COVID-19 get vaccinated,” said Tori Sachs, executive director of the conservative group Michigan Rising Action. “A vast majority of the vaccines given to Michigan are...
    DENVER (AP) — U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn on Monday became the second member of Congress from Colorado to join an effort against certifying the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden. Lamborn joined the state’s newest member of the House, Republican Lauren Boebert, in opposing certification, a move that deepened the rift in the state’s Republican delegation. Rep. Doug Lamborn at the Capitol Hill Club on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, outgoing chair of the state GOP, said Sunday that he won’t join dissident Republicans in challenging key states’ Electoral College votes. He said the Constitution doesn’t give Congress the authority to do so. Congress is set to meet in a joint session Wednesday intended to take the final step in certifying Biden’s win following numerous failed court challenges by President Donald Trump’s campaign seeking to undo vote...
    The death of Rep.-elect Luke Letlow means there will be two open House seats when the new Congress convenes on Sunday, with Democrats already trying to navigate how to pass legislation with their narrowest majority in decades. Letlow, a Louisiana Republican, died Tuesday after contracting COVID-19 earlier this month. Letlow was 41 and is survived by his wife, Julia Barnhill Letlow, and two children. Letlow won a Dec. 5 runoff in Louisiana's 5th Congressional District, a Republican stronghold encompassing rural northeastern Louisiana, central Louisiana, and some parishes in southwestern Louisiana. Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham is retiring from the seat after six years in office. Letlow was a chief of staff to Abraham and also worked for former Gov. Bobby Jindal. A special election will be held for the seat Letlow was set to assume. That makes it the second House district that won't have representation when the...
    (CNN)Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, who will join the incoming Biden administration as a White House senior adviser and director of the Office of Public Engagement, tested positive for Covid-19, Biden transition spokesperson Kate Bedingfield said in a statement. Richmond recently traveled to Atlanta for a Tuesday campaign event for the Senate runoff elections in Georgia, where President-elect Joe Biden was also present. The congressman's interactions with Biden have happened in "open air, were masked and totaled less than 15 consecutive minutes, the CDC's timeframe for close contact," according to a news release by the transition. Richmond traveled to Georgia on his own and not with the President-elect.This story is breaking and will be updated.
    CHICAGO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Texas gang member is set to be put to death on December 10 for his role in the 1999 slayings of an Iowa religious couple whose bodies were burned in the trunk of their car. The execution is the first of an unprecedented five more federal executions the Trump administration has planned before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Brandon Bernard was 18 when he and four other teenagers abducted and robbed Todd and Stacie Bagley on their way from a Sunday service in Killeen, Texas. He would be the ninth federal inmate put to death since July, when President Donald Trump ended a 17-year hiatus in federal executions. If Bernard, now 40, receives a lethal injection as planned at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, it would be a rare execution of a person who was in his teens when the crime occurred. Federal executions during...
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday Wan Kuok Koi is not a member of China People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in response to the United States imposing sanctions on Wan. The foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was speaking at a news conference in Beijing. The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on Wan, a leader of China's 14K Triad organised crime group and a member of CPPCC, the U.S. Treasury said. (Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; Editing by Jacqueline Wong) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States, crime, Asia, international trade, MacauGalleriesNewsCartoons on President Donald TrumpPhotosPhotos: Daily Life, DisruptedPhotosArmenia-Azerbaijan Conflict EscalatesNewsThe Week in Cartoons: Nov. 30-Dec. 4RecommendedBest StatesThe States With Growing Household IncomeBest StatesThe States Aging the FastestNational NewsHunter Biden Says He Is Under Tax Investigation National NewsFTC, States Sue FacebookAmerica 2020Austin Makes His Case to Lead DODCoronavirus Bulletin Stay informed daily on the latest news and advice on...
    Marking his first appearance as an official member of President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response team, Dr. Anthony Fauci accepted a position as Biden’s chief medical advisor on Covid-19. On Tuesday, during Biden’s event introducing the officials chosen to help address the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci praised health care officials, pushed Covid-19 safety protocols, and stressed the upcoming hardships Americans will face. The infectious disease expert noted that he would have liked to accept the nomination in person  but had prior engagements, as his friend and colleague, Dr. Harvey Alter, was receiving the Nobel Prize in medicine at the same time. Also taking place at the same time was President Donald Trump’s vaccine summit at the White House. Fauci did not contribute a video message to that event. Using Alter as an example of excellence and achievement, Fauci went on to commend all health care workers and members of the NIH for...
    President-elect Joe Biden formally announced during a Tuesday speech that Dr. Anthony Fauci would be a part of his team tasked with handling the coronavirus pandemic. “I’m pleased to say that Dr. Tony Fauci will be a member of my COVID team,” Biden said. “By now, Dr. Fauci needs no introduction. But he’ll have my gratitude when I’m president, the seventh president he will have served.” (RELATED: Dr. Fauci Talks About All The Attention He’s Received In 2020, Says You Can’t ‘Start To Think You’re A Celebrity’) WATCH: “We know each other and we’ve known each other for a long time,” Biden continued. “And I’m so grateful when I called him, almost before I asked, he said yes. I’ve seen him take on HIV/AIDS, H1N1, Ebola, Zika, COVID-19 and every infectious disease in between over his nearly 40 years of service to our country.” “Dr. Fauci is trusted, a...
    MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Despite having less than two months left in office, President Donald Trump announced new government posts for some familiar figures on Tuesday. Notably, Trump secured top new positions for U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, and Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union. Chao will sit on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ board of trustees, Conway is set to become a member of the board of visitors to the United States Air Force Academy, and Schlapp will be a member of the Library of Congress trust fund board. Conway was already one of the longest-serving top officials in the Trump administration but left the White House in August due to family turmoil. Below is the full list of Trump’s nominees:   The announcement of Trump’s intended appointees comes as President-elect Joe Biden has been announcing the members...
    Congressman-elect Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., on Thursday said he was satisfied with some of President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks, but others made his “skin crawl.”   Bowman, considered one of the newest additions to the “Squad” of 2018 freshman congresswomen, made the comments during an appearance on "CNN Newsroom." The Democratic congressman-elect said gender and racial diversity in Biden’s administration were important, but “ideological diversity” was key. “We need to make sure here that President-elect Joe Biden is picking as many progressives to his cabinet as possible,” Bowman said. Asked whether he was satisfied with the progressive credentials of Biden’s choices so far, Bowman said he supported the nominations of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to serve as treasury secretary and John Kerry for special presidential envoy for climate. “But when I hear names like Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed, you know, it makes my skin crawl,”...
    President-elect Biden said, while he and Trump had not personally had any contact about the election results, he believed that his chief of staff Ron Klain and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows had spoken. The 46th commander-in-chief made the admission during his first TV interview since ascending to the presidency which aired Sunday night and Monday morning with NBC News’ Lester Holt, when asked if he had any conversations with President Trump following the election about enabling the transition. “No, I believe that his chief of staff and my chief of staff have spoken, but no, I have not heard anything from President Trump.” The Biden transition team did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on whether Klain and Meadows had been in touch. He also said his team received outreach “immediately” from Trump administration national security officials after the outgoing president authorized the General...
    President-elect Biden said, while he and Trump had not personally had any contact about the election results, he believed that his chief of staff Ron Klain and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows had spoken. The 46th commander-in-chief made the admission during his first TV interview since ascending to the presidency which aired Sunday night and Monday morning with NBC News’ Lester Holt, when asked if he had any conversations with President Trump following the election about enabling the transition. “No, I believe that his chief of staff and my chief of staff have spoken, but no, I have not heard anything from President Trump.” The Biden transition team did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on whether Klain and Meadows had been in touch. He also said his team received outreach “immediately” from Trump administration national security officials after the outgoing president authorized the General...
    A Republican member of the Wisconsin Election Commission said he doesn't know right-wing provocateur Jack Posobiec although he praised him in a tweet. The tweet, posted by Commissioner Bob Spindell last Thursday, was first spotted by Patrick Marley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Thank you @JackPosobiec for tuning into the WIS Election Commission Meeting last night. I appreciate your kind words & all the hard work you do. I will keep you up to date on all the interesting things happening with the WIS Recount," Spindell wrote, referring to the commission's Wednesday meeting that set parameters for the partial election recount. Republican @WI_Elections commissioner tweets for the first time in four months, a day after becoming a celebrity in one corner of the internet and gaining tens of thousands of followers. https://t.co/YDYQYsTHlu— Patrick Marley (@patrickdmarley) November 20, 2020 On Friday, Spindell told CNN that he doesn't know Posobiec and never...
    The leader of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team for federal media outlets has, in the past, publicly endorsed both weakening the First Amendment and governments' use of propaganda on their own citizens. Richard Stengel, a former State Department official under President Obama and a past editor of Time magazine, argued in a Washington Post op-ed last October that “America needs a hate speech law.” But he also raised questions about why the First Amendment protects things like book burnings and fake news. “As a government official traveling around the world championing the virtues of free speech, I came to see how our First Amendment standard is an outlier,” he wrote. “Even the most sophisticated Arab diplomats that I dealt with did not understand why the First Amendment allows someone to burn a Koran.” Richard Stengel speaks onstage at Day 1 of the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit 2018 at The...
    President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force member Ezekiel Emanuel recently co-authored a paper that advocates against “vaccine nationalism.” The paper, published in September by Science Magazine, calls for pharmaceutical companies and governments involved in vaccine production to engage in the “Fair Priority Model,” as opposed to giving priority distribution to the local at-risk population. The model calls on both groups to engage in a “broad and equitable” distribution of the eventual vaccine, and critiques the World Health Organization’s current two distribution methods. One model prioritizes population size for how the vaccine will be distributed, while the other prioritizes health care workers, anyone over 65 and adults with preexisting conditions. With regard to “vaccine nationalism,” the paper warns that, “Public sentiment in some countries for retaining vaccine developed within their borders is strong, and many governments will also try to obtain vaccines produced elsewhere. But an ethical framework has broad relevance...
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s new coronavirus task force, once wrote a column explaining why “living too long” can be a “loss.” Biden’s 13-member “COVID-19 advisory board,” announced on Monday, includes Dr. Emanuel, who once played a key role in designing former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act and currently chairs the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 9, 2020. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images) As noted by National Review’s Jim Geraghty, Emanuel, in 2014 wrote an essay for The Atlantic titled, “Why I Hope to Die at 75.” “Here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss,” Emanuel wrote. “It renders many of us, if not disabled,...
    Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden named Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel to his coronavirus task force. Emaunel has been accused of profiting off lockdowns he has advocated for earlier this year. Emanuel serves as a consultant for COVID-19 RECoVERY Consulting, which works with businesses on reopening and operating during the coronavirus pandemic by navigating laws regarding the virus. The work earned him the ire of former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson in September, who said Emanuel was profiting off the "lockdown that he’s pushing." “Zeke is doing good by doing well and doing well by doing good. He has his own consulting firm where he consults with people for profit to make money from giving them recommendations about how to get around and get past the lockdown advice that he’s pushing. The lockdown that he’s pushing,” Berenson told Fox News's Tucker Carlson in September. Biden’s transition team named Emanuel...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Minnesota just miles from where George Floyd died was killed by Minneapolis police officers – and called peaceful protests over the incident a 'cry for justice.' Biden, who leads President Donald Trump nationally and in the battleground state in polls, also made a point of condemning looting and violence, something Trump frequently claims he will not do.  'While Donald Trump failed to condemn white supremacy, we can deliver on racial justice,' Biden said at another one of his car rallies, this time in St. Paul. 'Protesting and burning and looting Is not protesting. It’s violence, clear and simple,' former Vice President Joe Biden said at a rally in St. Paul, Minnesota Friday 'The season of protest has broken out across the nation because the life and dignity of George Floyd, senselessly killed seven miles from here and so many others that mattered,' he...
    2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton said Wednesday during an interview that she will represent New York as an electoral college voter in the 2020 election. The former Secretary of State and Senator told a SiriusXM radio show, “Signal Boost,” that she is an elector in New York in a Wednesday interview. “I’m sure I’ll get to vote for Joe [Biden] and [Sen. Kamala Harris] in New York. So, that’s pretty exciting,” Clinton told the show, according to the New York Post. (RELATED: 6 Days Out — Here’s Where The Election Stands) In 2017, Clinton told CNN that it was time to abolish the electoral college. “I think it needs to be eliminated,” she said at the time. “I’d like to see us move beyond it, yes.” Now, she will be one of 538 electors, likely casting a vote for the Biden-Harris ticket, who are overwhelmingly likely to win New...
    A Republican member of the Debate Commission slammed Donald Trump for his attacks on the non-partisan body that sets the rules for presidential debates, charging the president with undermining public confidence in the election and paving the way for violence in the streets.  John Danforth, a former GOP senator from Missouri, said the attacks were part of Trump's strategy to 'challenge the validity of the election should he lose.' Trump has accused the commission of favoring his Democratic opponent Joe Biden through its choices of topics, moderators, and format. And he's attacked the nine members of the debate commission, which includes Democrats, Republicans and Independents. 'These people are not good people, this commission,' the president told 'Fox & Friends' Tuesday morning. Danforth, who has slammed Trump in the past as 'the most divisive president in our history,' said criticism can be healthy but accused the president of going too far....
    Washington (CNN)A member of the Commission on Presidential Debates said President Donald Trump's attacks on the commission are "just wrong," a rare rebuke coming from a member of an organization that strives to stay neutral.Trump has repeatedly attacked debate moderators and the commission, falsely claiming during an interview on "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday that his matchup with former Vice President Joe Biden this week is "so set up," even though the debate topics and moderator were agreed to by both campaigns weeks ago. Build your own road to 270 electoral votes with CNN's interactive mapMore on Voting CNN's Election 101 How to track your mail-in ballot How to stay safe when voting in person What not to wear when you go vote What we do and don't know about early voting What to do if your right to vote is challenged Your questions about voting, answered "The president's...
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends First,” House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Rep. James Comer (R-KY) stated that if the situation with 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, “were a situation with a regular rank and file congressman, they would be before the Ethics Committee, and they would be held accountable.” Comer said that if Republicans win the majority in the House, “I can promise you, as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, we will issue subpoenas and we’ll get to the bottom of this. In the worst-case scenario, Pelosi stays speaker and the Republicans remain in the minority, we’re not going to let up on this. Because if this were a situation with a regular rank and file congressman, they would be before the Ethics Committee, and they would be held accountable. We cannot let the president of the...
    Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) on Monday suggested Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) could be in jail for lying if he was not a member of Congress. Zeldin’s remark follows the House Intelligence Committee Chairman asserting — without evidence — the bombshell Hunter Biden reports are part of a Russia disinformation campaign. “If you lie to Congress, you can go to jail for a long time. On the other hand, liars who are actually in Congress like Schiff instead get rewarded with increased power and title,” Zeldin said: If you lie to Congress, you can go to jail for a long time. On the other hand, liars who are actually in Congress like Schiff instead get rewarded with increased power and title. https://t.co/Nsy9oIFTrF — Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) October 19, 2020 During an appearance on CNN last week, Schiff told host Wolf Blitzer the recent Hunter Biden bombshell reports — which indicate that Joe Biden...
    Two individuals with ties to Joe Biden's campaign tested positive for COVID, the campaign announced Thursday, resulting in upcoming travel for Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff to be cancelled.  The two individuals tested positive on Wednesday. They were a non-staff flight crew member and Liz Allen, Harris' communications director, said Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillion in a statement. Biden did not have personal contact with either individual and is not affected, the campaign noted. He will proceed with his scheduled town hall in Philadelphia on Thursday night.   'Neither of these people have had contact with Vice President Biden, Senator Harris or any other staffers since testing positive or in the 48 hours prior to their positive test results,' Dillon said.  In announcing the positive test results, Biden's campaign laid out the situation in a lengthy, detailed memo sent out as a press release - a contrast to the limited information the...
    Maximo Alvarez, the Florida business owner who delivered an inspiring speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) Monday night, received the congratulations of the Job Creators Network (JCN), of which he is a member. Alvarez, who fled communist Cuba as a child, praised President Donald Trump and warned Americans about the dangers of socialism. C-SPAN “All of us at JCN congratulate Maximo on his fantastic speech,” Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of JCN, said in a statement. “We are thrilled that a JCN member was able to address a national audience about the dangers of socialism and the benefits of capitalism.” Ortiz noted JCN’s theme is “Socialism takes, Capitalism creates.” He continued: And Maximo is an excellent messenger, having experienced the disaster of socialism in his native Cuba and the unrivaled opportunities of capitalism in his adopted home of America. The stakes in this election couldn’t be higher. The Democrats, led...
    Rep. Karen Bass is attempting to distance herself from comments she read into the congressional record three years ago, praising a longtime member of Communist Party USA as a "friend and mentor." During a eulogy for Oneil Marion Cannon in 2017, Bass, a Democrat, called Cannon a "one man force in progressive politics" and said his contributions to minority communities in the United States were powerful. "Deeply involved in politics, Oneil belonged to the Independent Progressive Party and campaigned to put Henry Wallace on the ballot in the late 1940s," Bass said in her speech. "As part of the IPP, he used economic power to force employers to hire black and Mexican American workers, using the slogan, 'Don't bank or buy where you can't work.' He worked for decades to elect representatives of color to office, including Tom Bradley, Ed Roybal, and even campaigning at age 90 for...
    Rep.  Karen Bass, D-Calif., who is reportedly on Joe Biden’s shortlist of potential running mates, eulogized one of the top members of the Communist Party USA in 2017 and called him a “friend and mentor." KAREN BASS TRIES TO CLARIFY PAST REMARKS Politico reported that Bass praised Oneil Marion Cannon on Jan. 30, 2017, in remarks that were inserted into the Congressional Record. The eulogy, which was 406 words long, failed to mention Cannon's role in the Communist Party USA. The report and comes at a time when Bass has been trying to distance herself from past controversial comments on Cuba. She most recently told NBC News that she is “not a socialist. I’m not a communist. I’ve belonged to one party my entire life and that’s the Democratic Party and I’m a Christian." Bass praised Cannon for his service in WWII and his “fight against injustice” that spanned his entire life, from New...
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