Via The Hill:
Actress Alyssa Milano was arrested during a voting rights protest at the White House on Tuesday as the Senate gears up for a vote on the Freedom to Vote Act, a scaled-back version of the voting rights bill that Senate Republicans blocked in June.
Milano announced her arrest in a tweet Tuesday afternoon. She said she had been demonstrating with People for the American Way, a progressive nonprofit organization that advocates for equal rights and constitutional liberties.
The actress said she was arrested “for demanding the Biden Administration and the Senate to use their mandate to protect voting rights.”
Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat running for Virginia governor, has stormed out of an interview with a local news channel, telling the reporter he should have asked ‘better questions.’
ABC affiliate WJLA-TV published in-depth interviews with McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin on Tuesday, but noted that McAuliffe cut the 20 minute interview short just halfway through after being grilled on topics including vaccine mandates and the teaching of critical race theory.
In the interview recorded last week, a McAuliffe staffer is heard interjecting 10 minutes in to the scheduled 20-minute interview, prompting the candidate to cut short the questioning from reporter Nick Minock.
Via Mother Jones:
In recent days, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) has told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party if President Joe Biden and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not agree to his demand to cut the size of the social infrastructure bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion, according to people who have heard Manchin discuss this. Manchin has said that if this were to happen, he would declare himself an “American Independent.” And he has devised a detailed exit strategy for his departure.
Manchin has been in the center of a wild rush of negotiations with his fellow Democrats and the White House over a possible compromise regarding Biden’s ambitious Build Back Better package, and Manchin’s opposition to key provisions—including Medicare and Medicaid expansion, an expanded child tax credit, and measures to address climate change—has been an obstacle that the Democrats have yet to overcome. As these talks have proceeded, Manchin has discussed bolting from the Democratic Party—perhaps to place pressure on Biden and Democrats in these negotiations.
Via Daily Caller:
President Joe Biden’s job approval rating continues to sink, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.
Just 37% of Americans say they approve of Biden’s job performance according to the poll, down a single point from 38% on Oct. 6. Biden’s losses with independents were slightly more severe, with 28% of independent voters saying they approve of his performance compared to 32% earlier in the month.
Continuing her media book tour on NBC’s 3rd Hour Today show Tuesday morning, the network’s former morning show host Katie Couric complained that her failure as anchor of CBS Evening News was due to America’s “sexism.” She bitterly whined that she was “not sure if the country was ready for a female anchor” during her tumultuous five-year tenure at network.
“But then you also sort of notice a change. And I think it sort of happens when you decide to leave the Today show,” fill-in co-host Tom Llamas observed. He then wondered: “I wanted to ask you, do you think you changed? Do you think the person that became so successful in the Today show became a different person when you decided to leave?”
When Afghanistan fell to the Taliban there were dire warnings that Afghans who had worked with coalition troops would be targeted by the Taliban.
This week, a former Afghan soldier who worked as an interpreter for the Australian Defence Force was murdered by the Taliban.
The interpreter’s sister lives in Australia and has been trying to secure humanitarian visas for the soldier’s family.
As his wife and children remain in hiding in Afghanistan, feared to be in extreme danger, the ABC has chosen not to reveal the soldier’s identity.
Yeah, it does.
It’s 2021. You don’t have to put corporate lobbyists over people to legislate, fundraise, and win.
It’s insulting to tell everyday people who worked tirelessly for a majority that they must suffer insane drug prices,no voting rights,& climate disaster for political convenience. https://t.co/NotSVgzvDp
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 17, 2021
These people are so stupid. If Sinema leaves the Democratic Party they’re completely screwed for another 3 years.
Via Washington Times:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took aim at Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in a fundraising email, accusing her fellow Democrat of putting “corporate lobbyists over people.”
The Monday night email from AOC’s campaign touted her third-quarter fundraising results, with the congresswoman saying, “Our campaign is proof that we can build powerful, grassroots movements to support and elect people to Congress free of dark money and corporate lobbyists.”
Canadian government workers must not say "Let's Go Brandon", or any variation thereof, in any communication.
— Peter McCaffrey (@peteremcc) October 17, 2021
It’s literally done in MSPaint and the font on “Lets Go Brandon” is different from the rest (it’s Comic Sans btw…)
Via Rebel News:
A printed-out memo allegedly from the Canadian government went viral over Twitter yesterday, warning employees not to use the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” or risk being fired.
A version of the memo was posted to Twitter by Peter McCaffrey, president of the Alberta Institute, which purported to show a leaked memo from Shared Services Canada, an agency that delivers digital services to the federal government and provides IT services “so federal organizations can deliver digital programs and services that meet Canadians needs.”
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has tested positive for COVID-19, DHS confirmed on Tuesday – just days after he attended an event with President Biden.
A DHS spokesperson told Fox that contract tracing was underway after Mayorkas tested positive Tuesday morning.
“Secretary Mayorkas is experiencing only mild congestion; he is fully vaccinated and will isolate and work at home per CDC protocols and medical advice,” a DHS spokesperson said.
The diagnosis comes after Mayorkas attended the 40th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol alongside President Biden on Saturday. While it was not clear what sort of contact the two men had, Biden mentioned Mayorkas by name at the event.
“To Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas, thank you for being here and for the great job you’re doing for us,” Biden said. “Thank you very, very much. And it’s a tough job.”
Democrats are proposing requiring banks to disclose to the IRS those accounts that have total annual inflows or withdrawals of at least $10,000, in an attempt to catch tax evasion by the wealthy and boost federal revenues.
The plan would help fund President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar economic agenda, potentially raising $700 billion and reducing the need for tax increases to offset the cost of new social spending.
Lawmakers are rejiggering the proposal after a wave of criticism by Republicans and bank lobbyists. The $10,000 threshold replaces the $600 proposed by the Biden administration. It would exclude wage deposits and payments under federal programs — so that only accounts with “opaque” income streams would be reported to the government, according to a fact sheet from the Treasury Department released Tuesday.
Democrats say there is precedent for requiring banks to report account information to the federal government. The Treasury is proposing two new data points — the sum of all the deposits and the total value of withdrawals — to add to a tax form where banks already report interest amounts and other account data to the IRS.
Strength. Community. Passion.
Thank you El Centro Academy for Children for all you do and for being our gracious hosts today. pic.twitter.com/a0IPmqRfhu
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) October 12, 2021
Via Fox News:
First lady Jill Biden touted a private school run by a Democratic donor whose organization has posted tips on how illegal immigrants can avoid arrest while in the U.S.
“Strength. Community. Passion. Those were the words I wrote down during an inspiring charla today with @SBAIsabel, @RepDavids, and members of the Latino community in Kansas City, KS. Thank you El Centro Academy for Children for all you do and for being our gracious hosts today,” Biden, who is a teacher, tweeted Tuesday of her visit to the El Centro Academy in Kansas City, Kansas.
North Korea Conducts Second Missile Launch Of Biden’s Presidency And He Does Absolutely Nothing But Watch Like The Rest Of Us…
North Korea’s provocative missile launch on Tuesday and accompanying assertions of strength belie a catastrophic situation inside the hermit kingdom as 22 months of international isolation appear to have brought an already-concerning public health situation to the brink of disaster.