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Help me wish President Biden & our First Lady Dr. Biden a Happy 44th wedding anniversary!

Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Jun 17, 2021, 08:35 AM (19 replies)

President Biden will sign the law making #Juneteenth a federal holiday on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. ET

Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Thu Jun 17, 2021, 01:07 AM (7 replies)

Education Department says Title IX protections apply to LGBTQ students

Another policy of TFG has been reversed

The Education Department on Wednesday issued guidance that Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, a reversal of the Trump administration's stance that gay and transgender students are not protected by the law.

The department cited in its decision the Supreme Court's ruling just a year ago that federal civil rights law protects transgender, gay and lesbian workers -- a ruling the Biden administration has been using during its early months to extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans in a number of different areas of life.

"The Supreme Court has upheld the right for LGBTQ+ people to live and work without fear of harassment, exclusion, and discrimination -- and our LGBTQ+ students have the same rights and deserve the same protections. I'm proud to have directed the Office for Civil Rights to enforce Title IX to protect all students from all forms of sex discrimination," US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a statement. "Today, the Department makes clear that all students -- including LGBTQ+ students -- deserve the opportunity to learn and thrive in schools that are free from discrimination."
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Wed Jun 16, 2021, 08:38 PM (3 replies)

Borowitz -Biden torments the former guy by seeing his ex

Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Wed Jun 16, 2021, 01:28 PM (0 replies)

Hillary Clinton endorses Shontel Brown for Congress

This is a major endorsement
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Wed Jun 16, 2021, 12:06 PM (27 replies)

Vice President Harris meets with the Texas Democrats who opposed voter suppression law

Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Wed Jun 16, 2021, 11:44 AM (1 replies)

Vice President Harris meets with the Texas Democrats who opposed voter suppression law

Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Wed Jun 16, 2021, 11:44 AM (2 replies)

Slower Revolving Door: What Trump's Top Lawyers Are Doing Now

Working for TFG is a bad career move for many lawyers

Ken Cuccinelli, who did the No. 2 job at the Homeland Security Department under President Donald Trump, was looking at a corporate opportunity after he left the administration when the work was suddenly pulled.

“They just decided they didn’t want Trump people,” said Cuccinelli, who declined to name the company. “It was just flat out—you can call it Trump discrimination.”

The revolving door is as much of a Washington tradition as National Mall fireworks on the Fourth of July—people hold prominent government positions and then step into lucrative and often prestigious outside roles. More than 80% of top lawyers in Trump’s administration have landed somewhere since he left office, even if their roles are part time or not their first choice, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Law. (See complete list.)

But the Trump lawyers have been more difficult to place than those who served in previous administrations, particularly if they were closely connected to his most controversial policies or if they lacked the experience past alumni had, said Laura Drake, a partner at search firm Macrae.
Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Wed Jun 16, 2021, 11:37 AM (2 replies)

New motto for Texans

Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Wed Jun 16, 2021, 02:06 AM (1 replies)

Briscoe Cain repeats as one of the worst members of the Texas legis

This is a honor that is well deserved https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/2021-the-best-and-worst-legislators/#cain

Representative Briscoe Cain
R–Deer Park
When Dade Phelan tapped Cain to chair the House Elections Committee, some speculated that the Speaker must have been trying to sink the politically charged “election integrity” legislation. After all, in his first two terms, Cain showed an aptitude for little more than getting dunked on by his colleagues. Last session, he was relegated to the chairmanship of the backwater Select Committee on Driver’s License Issuance and Renewal. So why would Phelan give the Legislature’s chief bumbler such a delicate assignment, under a harsh national spotlight?

As it turned out, Republican leaders didn’t need a dealmaker to push through one of their top priorities; they just needed someone who’d eat dirt for them. And, boy, did Cain eat dirt. In committee, this small-government crusader seemed unable to describe his own bill, refused to take questions from the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, and got into a tussle for the gavel with his vice chair, Democrat Jessica González. Then he abruptly recessed the committee, violating House rules and robbing hundreds of witnesses, some of whom traveled long distances, of the opportunity to testify that day. One Republican member began referring to himself as “Briscoe’s babysitter.” For his part, Cain blamed the committee kerfuffle on COVID-19 protocols that kept him from getting to know González. “I do wonder if things would have been different,” he said.

Things got even worse when his bill reached the floor. One of the viral moments of the session came when Representative Rafael Anchía, a Dallas Democrat, explained that language in Cain’s legislation regarding the “purity of the ballot box” was a Reconstruction-era phrase used to justify the disenfranchisement of Black Texans. Cain suddenly looked like a panicked Boys State participant. That day, he was locked out of negotiations over his own bill.

Cain was unchastened: he continued to insist he was defending the state against the specter of voter fraud. But he also seemed to be enjoying it. At a House football game, he tried to reprise his glory days as a high school cheerleader by doing a cartwheel. The next day, he arrived at the House on a crutch.

Posted by LetMyPeopleVote | Tue Jun 15, 2021, 04:33 PM (3 replies)
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