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News Roundup: Bannon referred for criminal contempt, voting rights in danger, more COVID-19 news

In the news today: The House voted 229-202—with nine Republicans voting yes—to refer Steve Bannon to the Department of Justice to face criminal contempt charges for defying a congressional subpoena. Meanwhile, the rest of the Republicans se
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News Roundup: Bannon referred for criminal contempt, voting rights in danger, more COVID-19 news

In the news today: The House voted 229-202—with nine Republicans voting yes—to refer Steve Bannon to the Department of Justice to face criminal contempt charges for defying a congressional subpoena. Meanwhile, the rest of the Republicans seem to be getting very uncomfortable as the investigation continues. Democrats are spending a lot of time talking about the right to vote, but they know nuking the filibuster is the only way to do it. Gov. Ron Death DeSantis continues his efforts to kill Floridians, as a new and potentially more deadly variant emerges. Here's some of what you may have missed: Steve Bannon, crony extraordinaire to twice-impeached Trump, found in contempt of Congress Jan. 6 probe getting very, very uncomfortable for Republicans It’s the filibuster or democracy. We can’t have both DeSantis calls for a special session against vaccine mandates or what he calls 'forced injections' The U.K. may be seeing a new variant that is more contagious than delta Also trending from the community: Violent insurrectionist from alabama found hiding out in Alaska—arrested thanks to citizen tipster GETTR dumb: The Empty Grift network arrives at a Gab Parler like a flaming bag that needs stomping After arrest, Jan 6th insurrectionist Benjamin Martin is now Gandhi

'I'm grateful you are all vaccinated': CNN anchor shares multiple sclerosis diagnosis

As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to spread across the country, the importance of being vaccinated has been stressed by various influential individuals. Health officials and others have not only emphasized the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine to av
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'I'm grateful you are all vaccinated': CNN anchor shares multiple sclerosis diagnosis

As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to spread across the country, the importance of being vaccinated has been stressed by various influential individuals. Health officials and others have not only emphasized the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine to avoid the spread of the virus but to protect those immunocompromised. In a shocking and brave reveal Tuesday, CNN anchor and Chief National Correspondent John King further emphasized the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine when he told viewers that he has multiple sclerosis and is immunocompromised. «I'm going to share a secret I've never shared before,» King said. «I have multiple sclerosis. So I'm grateful you're all vaccinated.» King shared his big “secret” during a discussion on General Colin Powell, who died of coronavirus complications on Oct.18. Powell was more susceptible to the virus because he had multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells that suppresses the body's immune response. During the discussion on CNN’s Inside Politics, King noted that people should not only get vaccinated to protect themselves but to help protect those who are immunocompromised.

Rep. Gohmert asks why Rep. John Lewis wasn’t treated the same as Jan. 6 insurrectionists

If we ranked the many Republicans who supported, and still support, Donald Trump’s attempted coup d’etat by their level of enthusiasm for sedition, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas is probably at the top of the list. In the days leading up to the Jan. 6 insurr
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Rep. Gohmert asks why Rep. John Lewis wasn’t treated the same as Jan. 6 insurrectionists

If we ranked the many Republicans who supported, and still support, Donald Trump’s attempted coup d’etat by their level of enthusiasm for sedition, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas is probably at the top of the list. In the days leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Gohmert was openly suing then-Vice President Mike Pence in a bizarre attempt to say that, legally, Pence could ignore every single state in the Union’s votes and choose whichever person he wanted to become the next president. True story. Just a couple of days before a slew of delusional fascists would crash through the Capitol grounds, attack anyone in their way, vandalize the Capitol grounds, and threaten the safety of the entire legislative branch of the government (including Mike Pence), Gohmert was on Newsmax telling audiences not to wait for the series of frivolous Big Lie lawsuits to be thrown out of court, saying: “You gotta go the streets and be as violent as Antifa and BLM.”  And so it is no surprise that one of the most embarrassing humans to ever hold elected office, Louie Gohmert, equates the late civil rights leader and Georgia Rep. John Lewis’s peaceful, nonviolent sit-in protest on the House floor to demand action on gun safety legislation, with…  the January 6, insurrection. Wait, what? I said: Louie Gohmert is comparing Rep. John Lewis’ historic ‘good trouble’ to the January 6 insurrection. 

Don't bring back 'horrific, racist, and unlawful' Remain in Mexico policy, groups tell Biden admin

More than 70 legal service providers have condemned the Biden administration’s plan to restart the anti-asylum policy known as Remain in Mexico, writing in a letter to the president, vice president, and top officials that they 
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Don't bring back 'horrific, racist, and unlawful' Remain in Mexico policy, groups tell Biden admin

More than 70 legal service providers have condemned the Biden administration’s plan to restart the anti-asylum policy known as Remain in Mexico, writing in a letter to the president, vice president, and top officials that they “refuse to be complicit in a program that facilitates the rape, torture, death, and family separations of people seeking protection by committing to provide legal services.” “No measure of involvement from civil societies will mitigate the harms of this horrific, racist, and unlawful program,” the letter states, noting the policy further endangers those seeking to advocate for vulnerable people. “Nor is it just for this administration to continue to force U.S. lawyers and humanitarian staff to risk their safety due to the failure of this administration to take swift action to uphold U.S. refugee laws and treaties.”

Previous admin floated sending huge number of troops to border, and even into Mexico, report says

We already knew that former White House aide and noted white supremacist Stephen Miller had reportedly been itching for a public health crisis to use as an excuse to keep out immigrants, and got it in the novel coronavirus pandemic. But The New York Time
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Previous admin floated sending huge number of troops to border, and even into Mexico, report says

We already knew that former White House aide and noted white supremacist Stephen Miller had reportedly been itching for a public health crisis to use as an excuse to keep out immigrants, and got it in the novel coronavirus pandemic. But The New York Times now also reports that Miller had also pursued a failed plan in early 2020 that had involved sending a number of troops to the southern border. The report said that the plan “would have been the largest use of the military inside the United States since the Civil War,” the report said. The largest because, at one point, a figure of as many as a quarter of a million troops was apparently floated. The report said it wasn’t clear who came up with that 250,000 number, but what it does say is that that administration’s defense secretary shut the idea down.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues to cost Arizona taxpayers millions as new settlement reached in lawsuit

In January of 2014, Arizona restaurant owner Bret Frimmel and manager Lisa Norton were arrested by law enforcement from Maricopa County Sheriff’s office on employment-related identity theft charges. Those charges were thrown out of court after a j
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues to cost Arizona taxpayers millions as new settlement reached in lawsuit

In January of 2014, Arizona restaurant owner Bret Frimmel and manager Lisa Norton were arrested by law enforcement from Maricopa County Sheriff’s office on employment-related identity theft charges. Those charges were thrown out of court after a judge found that then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s underlings had “recklessly disregarded the truth in affidavits used to get search warrants and ultimately found that there was no probable cause to back up the warrants.”   On Wednesday, Maricopa County officials approved a settlement that will give Uncle Sam’s owner Frimmel $5 million and conclude his civil lawsuit against the County and Arpaio. Uncle Sam’s manager Lisa Norton received $400,000 in a separate settlement of her lawsuit a few weeks ago. The breakdown of the settlement: $3.1 million will come out of the Maricopa County coffers, with the rest covered by insurers. According to the Associated Press, these are a couple of the last civil cases pending against Arpaio. 

In fighting to cut the reconciliation bill, Joe Manchin is signing West Virginia's death certificate

As of September 2021, there are 42,300 people employed by the coal mining industry. Miners, engineers, geologists, trainers, mechanics, clerks, managers, technicians, and executives. That’s everybody. That number is down about 20% since Donald Trump took of
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In fighting to cut the reconciliation bill, Joe Manchin is signing West Virginia's death certificate

As of September 2021, there are 42,300 people employed by the coal mining industry. Miners, engineers, geologists, trainers, mechanics, clerks, managers, technicians, and executives. That’s everybody. That number is down about 20% since Donald Trump took office, though—thanks to what’s been called a “boom” in the last few months, it’s down only about 100 people under President Joe Biden. That’s what counts for a boom in the coal industry these days—losing more slowly. The reason coal has declined so sharply isn’t hard to spot: It is no longer economically viable.  Despite being given vast swaths of federal and state land at minimal cost, despite states failing to collect hundreds of millions in reclamation bonds that are left as a burden when wining companies go bankrupt, and despite the largest mining companies getting to dump billions in debts—including retirement funds and black lung payments to miners—they’re still not competitive. Truthfully, they would not be competitive if the mining companies could lower the cost of coal delivered to power plants to $0. That’s because the cost of maintaining an existing coal-powered generating plant is now higher than the cost of replacing that plant with brand new solar, wind, or natural gas production. Coal hit an all-time peak in 2008, but thousands of generating units have been switched over to gas over the last decade. Producers in all segments of the country have added solar and wind. And as states across the country have seen coal exit their electrical mix, power prices have actually gone down. While many states did well in 2020 as natural gas prices plummeted in the opening months of the pandemic, states that have improved the renewable component of their production have been less subject to rising prices as gas increased in the fall of 2021. But not every state has benefited from the shift from coal. In Texas, a rigged market gives companies incentives to keep electrical production skating the edge of demand, driving huge price spikes along with deadly system failures. And in West Virginia, there’s… Joe Manchin.

Steve Bannon, crony extraordinaire to twice-impeached Trump, found in contempt of Congress

Steve Bannon, loyalist to former President Donald Trump, was held in contempt of Congress Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives, ultimately setting the stage for Attorney General Merrick Garland to decide whether the longtime peddler of bomb
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Steve Bannon, crony extraordinaire to twice-impeached Trump, found in contempt of Congress

Steve Bannon, loyalist to former President Donald Trump, was held in contempt of Congress Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives, ultimately setting the stage for Attorney General Merrick Garland to decide whether the longtime peddler of bombastic disinformation will be prosecuted. The vote was 229-202, with Democrats uniting to hold Bannon in contempt for his flat refusal to submit to a subpoena for pertinent records sought by the Jan. 6 Committee. That body is tasked with investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead, hundreds of law enforcement officers injured, and racked up over $1 million in damage to the building itself. Just a small contingent of House Republicans joined Democrats to forward the contempt referral to the Department of Justice. Those members included the sole Republicans on the January 6th Committee, Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, and Republican Representatives Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, Peter Meijer and Fred Upton of Michigan, Nancy Mace of South Carolina, John Katko of New York, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, and Jamie Herrera-Beutler of Washington. At the heart of the contempt referral is the contention that Bannon does not have legal standing to defy congressional subpoena or refuse congressional oversight.

Psaki sets the record straight after McCarthy tries to mislead and confuse on supply chain problems

The United States is being hit with supply chain problems, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sees an opportunity. Specifically, McCarthy sees an opportunity to draw false connections between supply chain problems and everything he wants to stop Democra
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Psaki sets the record straight after McCarthy tries to mislead and confuse on supply chain problems

The United States is being hit with supply chain problems, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sees an opportunity. Specifically, McCarthy sees an opportunity to draw false connections between supply chain problems and everything he wants to stop Democrats from doing, with a side order of lying about legislation Democrats are trying to pass. White House press secretary Jen Psaki really didn’t even have to try to knock that one down. In a long letter addressed to President Joe Biden but really intended to be quoted on Fox News and OAN, McCarthy repeatedly tried to link supply chain problems—which are a complicated result of pandemic shutdowns, pandemic shifts in demand, and decades of just-in-time manufacturing and supply, among other things—to legislation that Democrats haven’t even passed yet. Maybe his most hilariously dishonest move comes in the letter’s very first paragraph, where he claimed that “Republicans have repeatedly demonstrated a willingness to work on bipartisan solutions to improve our infrastructure.” This after House Republican leaders—of whom he is No. 1—whipped against passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill that had drawn 19 Republican votes in the Senate.

Anti-vaxx Chronicles: Meet the Qanon poet

Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics, an
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Anti-vaxx Chronicles: Meet the Qanon poet

Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics, and catch the occasional whiff of seditionist right-wing rhetoric. But I hadn’t really fully understood just how horrifying that combination of right-wing extremism, Facebook, and a killer virus was until I became a regular at the Herman Cain Awards subreddit. This series will document some of those stories, so we are aware of what the other side is doing to our country. Today’s cautionary tale is a Qanon poet. 

Jan. 6 probe getting very, very uncomfortable for Republicans

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio loves few things more than a bombastic interrogation, so long as he's doing the interrogating. But when it came to answering a few meaningful questions while on the witness stand at a congressional hearing Wednesday, Jordan folded lik
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Jan. 6 probe getting very, very uncomfortable for Republicans

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio loves few things more than a bombastic interrogation, so long as he's doing the interrogating. But when it came to answering a few meaningful questions while on the witness stand at a congressional hearing Wednesday, Jordan folded like an amateur in Vegas. Nearly three months ago, Jordan admitted in an interview with Spectrum News that he had spoken with Donald Trump on Jan. 6, but he also maintained he couldn't recall exactly when. Jordan has had 84 days since that interview to go back and check the record for specifics, as House Rules Committee Chair Jim McGovern of Massachusetts noted during Wednesday's hearing on whether the House should take up Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s contempt charge. «Did you talk to the former president before, during, or after the attack on the Capitol—or was it all three?» McGovern asked Jordan, who was testifying against sending the contempt resolution to the House floor.

DeSantis calls for a special session against vaccine mandates or what he calls 'forced injections'

Amping up his ongoing fight with the White House, today Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, or as the comedy duo Good Liars calls him, “Ron DeathSantis,” called for a special session of the GOP statehouse to block President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates
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DeSantis calls for a special session against vaccine mandates or what he calls 'forced injections'

Amping up his ongoing fight with the White House, today Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, or as the comedy duo Good Liars calls him, “Ron DeathSantis,” called for a special session of the GOP statehouse to block President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates.  He’s notoriously anti-mandate, anti-lockdown, and just generally anti-anything that could get the dire COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations down in his state.  Florida on Tuesday reported 2,122 more COVID-19 cases and one death to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to Miami Herald calculations of CDC data.

Biden on Republican war on voting: 'It’s unconscionable. It’s un-American.' Enough talk. Act

All 50 Senate Republicans joined forces Wednesday to block the voting rights and elections reform bill, the Freedom to Vote Act, that Sen. Joe Manchin and fellow Democrats have spent months crafting on the premise that Manchin would be able to find “1
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Biden on Republican war on voting: 'It’s unconscionable. It’s un-American.' Enough talk. Act

All 50 Senate Republicans joined forces Wednesday to block the voting rights and elections reform bill, the Freedom to Vote Act, that Sen. Joe Manchin and fellow Democrats have spent months crafting on the premise that Manchin would be able to find “10 good people” among the GOP to pass it and save our democratic republic. They filibustered the bill without even having to filibuster it. None of them needed to say a word on the floor to block the bill from advancing. They simply voted “no.” On Thursday, President Joe Biden vowed that the fight would continue. “We have to keep up the fight and get it done. And I know the moment we’re in. I know the stakes. This is far from over,” Biden said. He was speaking at the 10th-anniversary celebration of the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. “[Republicans are] afraid to even just debate the bills in the U.S. Senate, as they did again yesterday, even on a bill that includes provisions as they’ve traditionally supported,” Biden said Thursday. “It’s unfair. It’s unconscionable. It’s un-American.” That’s fine, as far as it goes. It’s a better message than what the White House delivered earlier in the week, when a White House official presumably cleared to speak on the the issue dismissed the frustrations of voting rights activists to The Atlantic’s Peter Nichols. “Every constituency has their issue,” the official said. “If you ask immigration folks, they’ll tell you their issue is a life-or-death issue too.” Perhaps because it is, as is the sanctity of our elections when it comes right down to it. They are both issues that the president needs to engage in personally, directly.

Dan Patrick's voter fraud bounty blows up in his face

One week after the 2020 presidential election was called for Joe Biden, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick put his money where his mouth was and offered a hefty bounty to voter fraud whistleblowers. The PAC Texans for Dan Patrick was willing to pay up
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Dan Patrick's voter fraud bounty blows up in his face

One week after the 2020 presidential election was called for Joe Biden, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick put his money where his mouth was and offered a hefty bounty to voter fraud whistleblowers. The PAC Texans for Dan Patrick was willing to pay up to $1 million and a minimum of $25,000 to “anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and final conviction of voter fraud.” The Dallas Morning News reports that Patrick issued his first $25,000 check this week to a poll worker in Pennsylvania. That poll worker, Eric Frank, comes from a family of progressives. His father is an election judge and mother works for Pennsylvania Democrats as a campaign manager. Frank’s father was the person he notified when he saw that 72-year-old Ralph Thurman cast a second ballot some 45 minutes after initially voting. The Daily Local News notes that Thurman, a registered Republican, asked if he could cast a vote for his son, a registered Democrat, but was told doing so would be illegal. He nonetheless returned wearing sunglasses and tried to pass himself off as his son. Thurman eventually pleaded guilty to repeat voting in elections and was sentenced to three years probation. He will be unable to vote for four years.

Democrats sounding bullish on getting something done soon on Biden's economic plan

Democrats on Capitol Hill are sounding bullish on coming to agreement by the end of the week on a possible framework for a reconciliation bill encompassing the shreds of President Joe Biden’s economic, family, and climate plans. That package has b
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Democrats sounding bullish on getting something done soon on Biden's economic plan

Democrats on Capitol Hill are sounding bullish on coming to agreement by the end of the week on a possible framework for a reconciliation bill encompassing the shreds of President Joe Biden’s economic, family, and climate plans. That package has been whittled down from the $6 trillion initially put forward by Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders to $3.5 trillion agreed upon by everybody to somewhere just under $2 trillion after Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, along with the House Sabotage Squad, decided to disagree. The new optimism might be the result of a decision by Biden and congressional leadership to cut Sinema out of the loop and isolate her. That has been reported by just one outlet, Punchbowl News, but it tracks. Manchin has been a pain in the ass, but he has at least been willing to talk to fellow members, including Sanders, and to Biden. Sinema “is still very much a work in progress, and depending on the day we don’t know what the work entails,” one Democrat involved in the negotiations told CNN. Given how much the package has shrunk, the fight now is over the crumbs. This week, Biden informed Democrats that two years of free community college is entirely out. Other programs are an unknown as of yet. For example, Biden has discussed replacing the expansion of Medicare with dental, vision, and hearing benefits to sending out an $800 debit card to Medicare enrollees to cover dental expenses. He’s talked about reducing the duration of the child tax credit expansion—which has cut child poverty almost in half this year—from four years to just one.

Republican attacks on school boards take center stage in Virginia governor's race

The Republican push to turn schools into ground zero for their culture war is getting a cash infusion in Virginia, where Free to Learn Action is putting $1 million into an ad buy targeting former governor and current Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McA
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Republican attacks on school boards take center stage in Virginia governor's race

The Republican push to turn schools into ground zero for their culture war is getting a cash infusion in Virginia, where Free to Learn Action is putting $1 million into an ad buy targeting former governor and current Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe on education and on two alleged sexual assaults in Virginia schools that are being used to fear-monger about trans kids and bathrooms based on unverified rumors that the alleged assailant is gender-fluid. McAuliffe has spoken in favor of education professionals determining school curriculum, which is a total flipping outrage to the crowd that doesn’t want white kids to be burdened by learning that racism exists and has an ugly history in the United States, or being exposed to sex education, or having their identities respected and affirmed, or, well, you can probably add to the list of things the far right doesn’t want kids learning in school. Donate now to keep Virginia blue and send a message in 2021.

'We're appalled by your failure': 5 vets resign from Arizona Sen. Sinema's advisory council

Five of the 20 veterans who’ve served on Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s advisory council since 2019 wrote a blistering letter to her today—one she is not likely to soon forget. The five resigned and indicted Sinema for “hanging you
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'We're appalled by your failure': 5 vets resign from Arizona Sen. Sinema's advisory council

Five of the 20 veterans who’ve served on Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s advisory council since 2019 wrote a blistering letter to her today—one she is not likely to soon forget. The five resigned and indicted Sinema for “hanging your constituents out to dry.” The letter is featured in a new advertisement by Common Defense, the nation’s largest grassroots, progressive veterans’ activist group. 

Immigration policy experts slam 'misleading' mainstream reporting on latest border numbers

When Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials in particular have a certain narrative they want to promulgate, they know exactly where to go. Example: the unpublished numbers obtained by The Washington Post this week loudly p
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Immigration policy experts slam 'misleading' mainstream reporting on latest border numbers

When Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials in particular have a certain narrative they want to promulgate, they know exactly where to go. Example: the unpublished numbers obtained by The Washington Post this week loudly proclaiming in a headline that “border arrests have soared to all-time high, new CBP data shows.” That predictably resulted in outrage from a number of Republican officials, including House GOP chair Elise Stefanik, Sen. Tim Scott, Sen. Rob Portman—the list goes on and on. But leading immigration policy experts—you know, people who know what they’re actually talking about—slammed the Post for being misleading.

New report highlights racial disparities in prisons nationwide

Last week, the Sentencing Project released a paper detailing the racial and ethnic disparities in state prisons around the country. Authored by Senior Research Analyst Ashley Nellis, Ph.D., “The Color of Justice” uses Bureau of Justice statistics and cens
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New report highlights racial disparities in prisons nationwide

Last week, the Sentencing Project released a paper detailing the racial and ethnic disparities in state prisons around the country. Authored by Senior Research Analyst Ashley Nellis, Ph.D., “The Color of Justice” uses Bureau of Justice statistics and census data to determine how much of each state’s prison population is Black, white, and Latinx and how those numbers compare with a state’s overall demographics. Nellis noticed five things that stood out, two of which highlight the nationwide nature of these disparities: the amount of Black Americans incarcerated in state prisons is nearly five times that of white Americans and one in 81 Black adults per 100,000 nationwide is incarcerated in state prison. No states come off looking good in this report but there are certainly some states that stand out more than others. For example, Wisconsin has the highest rate of incarceration of Black adults in state prison.

House GOP to spend day trying to shield Bannon and yelling at AG Garland for investigating violence

The full House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on whether to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. A Wednesday vote in th
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House GOP to spend day trying to shield Bannon and yelling at AG Garland for investigating violence

The full House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on whether to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. A Wednesday vote in the House Rules Committee moved the resolution forward on a party line vote, in a likely harbinger of how the full House vote will go—at least aside from Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, the two Republicans on the select committee, who are supporting it. Also on Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland will appear before the House Judiciary Committee, where he’s expected to be asked if the Justice Department will charge Bannon following the House vote. In the part of his prepared remarks focusing on Jan. 6, Garland does not mention Bannon, instead sketching out the Justice Department’s effort leading to around 650 arrests so far. According to The Wall Street Journal, Republicans are likely to suggest that Garland’s independence is compromised, because President Joe Biden has said he thinks Bannon should be charged. This would obviously be a dishonest move by Republicans, if the House has voted to send a criminal referral to the Justice Department.

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