WASHINGTON — A bill that would be the largest change to U.S. labor laws in decades passed the U.S. House for the second time Tuesday with the endorsement of President Joe Biden. The legislation known as the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which passed the lower chamber 225-206 mostly along party lines, heads to the U.S. Senate, where it would face a steep uphill climb to secure the 60 votes for passage. During debate over the package Tuesday, Democratic House members praised the package as a vital tool to help workers secure better wages, healthcare and working conditions after years of ...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg received harsh criticism from former Obama administration officials following Donald Trump's political rally in Georgia.
When Trump complained about Zuckerberg at the rally, the crowd began chanting "lock him up."
"Well, they should be looking at that, Trump said.
Trump's comments came less than one week after a new report claimed the Facebook CEO cut a deal with Trump to avoid fact-checking political posts. In return, the Trump administration would not impose regulations on the social media behemoth.
"Facebook sold its soul and got a 'lock him up' chant in return. While doing its part to destroy democracy around the world," former Obama Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said.
"This speech is a real indictment of the entire strategy employed by the Facebook public policy team. Years of twisting themselves into a pretzel to appease Trump only to have him through Zuck into imaginary Gitmo," former White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer said.
"Guess those ass-kissing sessions at the White House and letting him break Facebook's rules didn't protect you Mark," former Obama spokesperson Tommy Vietor said.
Facebook sold its soul and got a “lock him up” chant in return. While doing its part to destroy democracy around th… https://t.co/UN3olpqhjg— Ben Rhodes (@Ben Rhodes) 1632623064.0
This speech is a real indictment of the entire strategy employed by the Facebook public policy team Years of twist… https://t.co/JY3SUvg8x0— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer) 1632617559.0
Republicans in Georgia are worried that Democrats may win the governor's mansion during the 2022 midterms after Donald Trump blasted GOP Gov. Brian Kemp during a Saturday night campaign rally.
Trump did not just tear down Kemp, he also spoke kindly of Democrat Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost to Kemp in 2018 and is widely expected to mount a rematch.
""Of course, having [Abrams] I think might be better than having your existing governor," Trump said. "Might, very well, be better."
"Stacey, would you like to take his place?" Trump asked. "It's okay with me."
It is highly unusual for a former president to trash a member of his own party running for re-election.
"Former President Donald Trump returned to Georgia on Saturday to showcase a trio of loyalists he's endorsed in 2022 elections, deepening an internal rift among state Republicans that helped fuel upset Democratic victories in the last election cycle," Greg Bluestein reported for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "The visit only sharpened the division within a state GOP reeling from losses in November's presidential race and the Democratic sweep of U.S. Senate runoffs that flipped control of the chamber."
Trump continued to push his "Big Lie" of election fraud in the state, which may have depressed GOP turnout in the Senate runoff elections enough to allow the Democratic Party sweep.
"Tens of thousands of Trump supporters stayed home in the January runoffs as he promoted the Big Lie and attacked fellow Republicans. Trump intensified that GOP feud tonight, essentially handing [Stacey Abrams] his endorsement," Buestein posted to Twitter.
He also reported text messages he was receiving from Republican officials, one of who described the rally as "a sh*t show."
The people died when Amtrak's Empire Builder train derailed in Montana.
"Five cars of the Empire Builder train 7/27 left the tracks at around 4 p.m. near Joplin, according to an emailed statement from Amtrak Public Relations Manager Jason Abrams. There were approximately 147 passengers and 13 crew members onboard," the Billings Gazette reported Saturday.
Initial reports put the derailment near Havre, an old railroad town which is roughly halfway between Minneapolis and Seattle.
The total number of passengers injured in the derailment is not currently known.
Photos of the derailment and rescue effort were posted to social media.
My mother-in-law shared these photos with me—the Empire Builder @Amtrak train they were on derailed near Havre, Mon… https://t.co/vpWqXAbWKo— Jessica Arp (@Jessica Arp) 1632611686.0
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