Airlines for America (A4A), a trade organization that represents leading U.S. airlines, says that its member carriers are vowing to vigorously enforce face-covering policies put in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Some passengers have reportedly been seen shirking the current requirements that they wear masks, or other nose-and-mouth coverings, in the airport and aboard their flights. All mainline U.S. carriers (except Allegiant) had implemented the mandatory wearing of masks by passengers back in May.As it turned out, most major airlines weren’t prepared to back up those policies. In fact, Am...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday renewed her push for an “ultra-millionaire" tax, reviving the proposed wealth tax that defined her own White House campaign to make the case that President Joe Biden could use it to finance his broad economic agenda.
WSJ editorial board gives GOP a reality check: 'Grievances of the Trump past' are a losing formula for Republicans
Anyone who doubts that Trumpism remains the dominant ideology of the Republican Party need only watch the speeches from the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference, which concluded in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, February 28. From Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri to Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to former President Donald Trump himself, the event seldom strayed from its Culture War theme. The Wall Street Journal's conservative editorial board analyzes the event in an editorial published on March 1, warning that if Trumpist "grievance" is going to be Republicans' main focus in the months ahead, the GOP is in trouble.
"The CPAC crowd cheered (Trump's) speech, which was largely a collection of greatest political hits," the WSJ's editorial board observes. "But if CPAC represented America, Mr. Trump would still reside in the White House, not Mar-a-Lago. He lost to Joe Biden, the old Democratic war horse, by 7 million votes. He also lost five states he carried in 2016, even Georgia. That's the cold GOP reality as the former president seeks to dominate the party from exile and tease a 2024 comeback."
FBI Director Christopher Wray is set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for a hearing on the January 6th insurrection and domestic terrorism threats.
"Unfortunately, the FBI appears to have taken steps in recent years that minimize the threat of white supremacist and far-right violence, a grave concern that some of us have raised with you on numerous occasions in recent years," said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and several Democratic members in a joint statement.
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