Ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary election, Washington, D.C. , was ranked the worst-run city in America based on its financial stability, education, health, safety, economy, and infrastructure and pollution.
Ranking second and third to last are San Francisco and New York City, respectively.
According to the study by WalletHub , the capital has the highest long-term outstanding debt per capita, as well as the fourth-lowest high school graduation rate compared to 149 other cities.
Nampa, Idaho, on the other hand, was ranked the best-run city in America. The Idaho city has the lowest long-term outstanding debt per capita, 37 times lower than that of D.C.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A top Alaska elections official said Tuesday that the fifth-place finisher in the special primary for Alaska’s U.S. House seat will not advance to an August special election following the withdrawal of independent Al Gross, who was in third place.
Gail Fenumiai, director of the Division of Elections, said that’s because the withdrawal occurred less than 64 days before the scheduled Aug. 16 special election. In a letter to an attorney for Republican Nick Begich’s campaign, she pointed to a provision of law laying out the timeline.
More than a dozen Republicans joined a largely Democrat effort to advance a gun control bill in the Senate on Tuesday night.
Notable Republican senators, including Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), helped Democrats pass a procedural vote, 64 to 34, a mere two hours after the text of the bill circulated.
The bill could be passed later this week by the Senate and then move onto the House, where it is expected to pass. The bill would then go to President Biden’s desk.
Notably, the 80-page legislation includes language on highly controversial so-called red flag laws.
According to Fox News, the bill “provides grants for states that implement their own red flag laws and offers additional funding for both school safety measures and mental health services.”
Podcaster Joe Rogan slammed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his recent comments that Canadians do not have the right to own a firearm for self-defense.
On last Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Joe Rogan Experience,’ Rogan played a clip of Trudeau’s appearance on the podcast ‘Pod Save the World,’ during an interview with his guest and gun rights activist Colion Noir.
‘He said you don’t have the right in Canada to own a gun to protect your life. It is one of the most wild things I’ve ever seen anybody say, because first of all, I don’t believe it’s true,’ Rogan said on his show. ‘I don’t believe he is correct in terms of what — what do they have up there? They don’t have a constitution. It’s not the same, whatever it is.’
‘That’s not a right that you have in the constitution or anywhere else,’ Trudeau continued.
‘If you try and buy a gun and say, it’s for self protection, no, you don’t get that. You get it for hunting. You can get it for sport shooting, take it to the range. Uh, no problem. As long as you go through our rigorous background checks, but there’s a difference around the culture.’
Rogan said on his show Tuesday that he was ‘so disgusted’ when he heard Trudeau’s comments that he ‘threw his hands up in the air.’
The need for work visas for Palestinians from the LGBT community who were persecuted in the PA territories was discussed by The Committee for Foreign Workers, headed by MK Abtisam Maraana, on Monday.
The hearing took place after the state informed the High Court that the permit that allows accommodation in Israel for “welfare needs” based on claims of intimidation, now also includes the possibility of working in Israel.
At the beginning of the discussion, the committee’s chairman, MK Maraana, welcomed the state’s decision to grant a sweeping work permit to Palestinians who have suffered violence in the PA territories.
Massachusetts police are investigating after a car with a bumper sticker critical of former President Donald Trump plowed through the storefront of a business specializing in pro-Trump merchandise on Thursday.
The Easton Police Department posted a shocking video to Facebook that shows a black Volkswagen Jetta driving straight through the front glass of the New England for Trump store near Route 138 and destroying racks of clothes before hitting the back wall.
Consumers must be prepared to endure up to five years of turbulent oil markets, the head of ExxonMobil said Tuesday, citing under-investment and the coronavirus pandemic.
Energy markets have been roiled by the Ukraine war as Russia has reduced some exports and faced sanctions while Europe has announced plans to wean itself off dependency on Russian fossil fuels in coming years.
Speaking ahead of ExxonMobil’s unveiling as the fourth international partner for Qatar’s natural gas expansion, chairman and chief executive Darren Woods said major uncertainty lies ahead.
The Texas Republican party rebuked the state’s senior senator during its convention in Houston last weekend over his support for the Senate’s “so-called ‘bipartisan gun agreement’” in the wake of the Uvalde mass shooting.
The resolution passed by voice vote and was adopted as part of the Texas GOP’s 40-page party platform, James Wesolek, its communications director, told The Hill.
“Whereas all gun control is a violation of the Second Amendment and our God-given rights, we reject the so-called ‘bipartisan gun agreement,’ and we rebuke [Sen.] John Cornyn (R-Texas),” reads the Resolution against the Gang of 20 Gun Control bill.
A new poll has revealed President Joe Biden’s approval rating fell to a new low amid expectations of economic recession. According to data collected by Civiqs, Biden’s job approval fell to 32 percent in June, which down from 34 percent in May. This marks its lowest level since the Democrat took office last year.
A whopping 57 percent of respondents said they do not approve of Biden’s job performance. In addition to this, the President’s net approval ratings are now negative in 48 states, which is up from 47 states last month with the exception of Hawaii and Vermont. Biden now has a national net approval rating of -25 and most respondents are concerned about his poor handling of the economy.
A left-wing state lawmaker who has pushed for cutting police funding first moved to the district she is seeking to represent in Congress because “safety issues” near “the projects” in Harlem prompted her to shack up with her tech bro then-fiancé in the Financial District, The Post has learned.
Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou (D-Lower Manhattan) told a local publication in 2016 — when she was campaigning to initially get elected to her current seat — that she headed to the wealthier Manhattan neighborhood because she witnessed a pair of disturbing crimes and fell victim to one.
“I actually was robbed when I was living in Harlem. My boyfriend at the time, my fiancé, didn’t think I was safe up there, so he told me to move in, and so that’s how I moved to the Financial District with him,” she explained in an interview with the Lo-Down NY. “He was already living there.”
Four years later, her since-updated issues section for her most recent Assembly campaign read, “She believes that we are long overdue for police reform in this country and that we need to defund millions from the police in order to put critical funding back into our social services, education, and housing.”