Firefighters in Bernalillo County are enjoying fresh baked goods this Christmas thanks to local residents. "I think it’s huge for the members that have to come in here, and have to work," Lt. Robert Arguelles, public information officer at the Bernalillo County Fire Department (BCFD), said. "To know that their work is valued and appreciated."
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- Lexington Herald-Leader
Linda Blackford: Sometimes gaffes have a way of stating the truth and they confirm many people’s suspicions about who is worthy of our democracy and who is not.
The decision blocking Trump's use of executive privilege in the Capitol riot investigation is also a "nail in the coffin" for the two former aides, said Neal Katyal.
- The Daily Beast
Fox NewsWhite House Press Secretary Jen Psaki marked the one-year anniversary of President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Thursday by walking into the lion’s den. For the first time in her role as Biden’s top flack, she appeared on a Fox News weekday show.Those expecting a knock-down, drag-out fight between the spokesperson and Fox anchors, however, would have been left largely disappointed. In the end, the 13-minute interview was a mostly friendly affair that ended with light questioning and well-
Trump sent House Republicans copies of conservative writer Mollie Hemingway's book with a note saying GOP leadership 'should have never certified the election on January 6'
All current members of House Republican leadership, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, voted to overturn the 2020 election result.
- The Courier Journal
When asked about concerns among voters of color, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell implied African Americans are not Americans.
Allen Weisselberg couldn't explain gaps in figures used to value Trump golf course at $400 million, NY AG says in fraud investigation
Officials with the New York attorney general raised a flaw in the method used to peg a course in Scotland at more than $400 million, documents show.
- Associated Press
It started when CNN's Jeff Zeleny broke in with a question that referenced concerns many Americans hold about the competence of government, after the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal and the recent shortage of testing for COVID-19. Zeleny's question opened the floodgates. Biden took to calling on reporters at random, and what started as a very traditional presidential news conference became something else entirely, stretching to nearly two hours.
- Idaho Statesman
McGeachin made the budget request again, and continued to rail against the media Wednesday.
- Business Insider
US destroyer challenges Chinese South China Sea claims as US Navy warns 'nothing' Beijing says will deter it
A US Navy warship challenged China's "unlawful" and "excessive" maritime claims Thursday, triggering an angry statement from the Chinese military.
"If you don't at least look at this with the closest possible microscope, you're basically saying that a president is completely above the law," the attorney said.
- The Conversation
Some things can't be hidden from public view. Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesIn a legal blow for Donald Trump, the Supreme Court has cleared the way for presidential records dating from his time in office to be turned over to a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack. Trump, through his lawyers, had sought to shield over 800 pages of information from the panel, citing executive privilege, which allows for a president to withhold certain information from public release. But in a 8-1 ruling, the
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nobody's senator but theirs: Ron Johnson's backroom dealing shows who he's working for. It's not you.
The Republican senator's backdoor deal-making on the tax bill illustrates once again why he is so unfit for public office.
- The Commercial Appeal
Sen. Katrina Robinson had asked for a delay until her attorney could be present, given sentencing is pending in her federal criminal case.
- The Hill
Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), who has kept a low profile for much of his first year in office, spoke up Wednesday evening on the Senate floor to challenge Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) over what he characterized as her evolving position on voting rights legislation. Ossoff, the youngest member of the Senate, made the bold move of tangling with Collins by suggesting she had flip-flopped on her support for the Voting Rights Act, an implication that...
- The Conversation
Overruling Roe may not be conservatives' best strategy – Brown v. Board of Education shows how Supreme Court can uphold precedent while gutting its meaning
Overturn Roe? They might not have to. Oliver Douliery/AFP via Getty ImagesTens of thousands of anti-abortion protesters are expected to descend on Washington on Jan. 21, 2022, for the March for Life rally – as they have done annually since 1974 to protest the Roe v. Wade ruling of the previous year. Whether they have reason to march against abortion in 12 months’ time is uncertain, though. It will likely depend on how the Supreme Court decides the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organizatio
- The Hill
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that two California counties that shut down gun stores as nonessential businesses in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic violated the Constitution's Second Amendment. Los Angeles and Ventura county officials had previously won lower court decisions stating that gun stores were not immune from shutdown orders established early in the pandemic to curb the spread of COVID-19, according to The Associated Press...
The former president's son was interviewed by the New York attorney general's office in its civil probe into the Trump Organization.
- The Hill
President Biden got testy with a reporter on Wednesday in an exchange about his voting rights speech in Atlanta last week as he insisted that he did not liken senators who do not support election reform bills to Bull Connor and George Wallace. "Look what I said. Go back and read what I said and tell me if you think I called anyone who voted on the side of position taken by Bull Connor that they were Bull Connor," Biden said in response to a...
Twitter users torched the former president's daughter-in-law.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Kemp has ruled the same way in a nearly identical case: The Cyber Ninjas' records are public.