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  • Kansas school district forced to change policies after punishing lesbian student
    on August 2, 2021

    A 14-year-old Kansas student was punished by her school in January for saying she was a lesbian. A Kansas public school district has agreed to reforms, including publicizing of its anti-discrimination policies and training for its staff, after a student was disciplined and told she couldn't ride a […]

  • Youngkin says Biden relief plan wasn't big enough after calling it 'unnecessary' in May
    on August 2, 2021

    The GOP's nominee for Virginia governor has suddenly changed his mind about COVID-19 money. Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin complained on Monday that President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan did not contain enough relief. A few months ago, he decried the […]

  • Ron Johnson praises anti-vaxxer who compared virus precautions to the Holocaust
    on August 2, 2021

    The Wisconsin Republican senator has said he has no plans to get the COVID vaccine himself. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Monday praised infamous anti-vaxxer Alex Berenson following Berenson's brief suspension from Twitter over the weekend. Berenson claimed he was suspended from Twitter for tweeting […]

  • Blackburn blasts infrastructure bill because it doesn't fund Trump's border wall
    on August 2, 2021

    Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) says she'll offer amendments to the bill to fund the wall and a canceled oil pipeline project. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said Sunday that she is "not inclined" to back the bipartisan infrastructure bill worked out by the White House and members of the Senate. […]

  • McCarthy condemned after he says it would be 'hard not to hit' Pelosi with gavel
    on August 2, 2021

    Other Democratic lawmakers said the GOP leader needs to apologize for his comment calling for violence against the Speaker. Democratic lawmakers are up in arms after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said it would "be hard not to hit" Nancy Pelosi if he were to win the Speaker's gavel in the […]

  • Cartoon: COVID picnic
    on August 2, 2021

    Today's cartoon from Clay Jones. The post Cartoon: COVID picnic appeared first on The American Independent.

  • Is Biden overlooking Bureau of Prisons as reform target?
    on August 1, 2021

    The head of the Bureau of Prisons is a Trump holdover who has been in charge as the coronavirus raged behind bars, infecting more than 43,000 federal inmates. President Joe Biden took quick action after his inauguration to start shifting federal inmates out of privately run prisons, where […]

  • Capitol riot arrest of restaurant owner rattles hometown
    on July 31, 2021

    During the Jan. 6 riot, restaurant owner Pauline Bauer was heard shouting at police to 'bring Nancy Pelosi out' to be hanged, according to the FBI. A crank caller ordered an "insurrection pizza" from Pauline Bauer's restaurant. A profane piece of hate mail addressed her as a domestic terrorist. She […]

  • Ilhan Omar wants Biden to assign a point person to address Islamophobia. Will it help?
    on July 30, 2021

    The request for a special envoy, a role President Joe Biden employed to address the political crisis in Haiti recently, presents major bureaucratic hurdles, diplomats say. Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and a group of two dozen Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on […]

  • Advocates urge Biden to declare national emergency over killings of trans people
    on July 30, 2021

    The first session of the White House's Interagency Working Group on Safety, Inclusion, and Opportunity for Transgender Americans was held on July 21. Transgender advocates have told the White House that more needs to be done to tackle the ongoing epidemic of violence against transgender people in […]