Survivors of child sex abuse would be able to accuse anyone anytime

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that survivors of child sex abuse are able to seek justice under the federal civil remedy statute, 18 U.S.C. § 2255, without being barred by statutes of limitation. The Eliminating LimitsContinue reading “Survivors of child sex abuse would be able to accuse anyone anytime”

Crude private life is an embarrassment for newly elected Pitman Republican

A blackface photo of a newly-elected councilman in Pitman and xenophobic comments are prompting calls for accountability from community members who are taking a look at their latest unlikely Republican to pull off an unexpected election victory. The group Pitman Anti-Racist Collective (PARC) says Pitman Borough Councilman-elect Vincent Kelly shared a photo on his FacebookContinue reading “Crude private life is an embarrassment for newly elected Pitman Republican”

Sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference convenes today

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) will convene the sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference today, with the theme ‘Battlefields of the Future: Trends of Conflict and Warfare in the 21st Century’. The conference will be held in a virtual format and it will be live-streamed on SIPRI’s YouTube channel.  Wars have been fought in manyContinue reading “Sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference convenes today”

Familiar corporations bankrolled the sponsors of Texas’ illegal abortion ban 

By Judd Legum and Tesnim Zekeria Texas just enacted the nation’s most draconian abortion ban, prohibiting all abortions after six weeks — before many women even know they are pregnant. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. Further, the law places a $10,000 bounty on anyone who helps a woman obtain an abortion in Texas afterContinue reading “Familiar corporations bankrolled the sponsors of Texas’ illegal abortion ban “

Texas law renews fight over abortion

Texas’ abortion law has landed in the nation’s capital last week, as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether limitations on a woman’s ability to terminate her pregnancy are legal. Lawmakers heard from experts Thursday who urged the high court to strike it down. The highly controversial new abortion law in Texas restricts abortions after sixContinue reading “Texas law renews fight over abortion”

Religious liberty is being used as a license to discriminate in America

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was introduced by then-Congressman Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) on March 11, 1993 before sailing nearly unanimously through Congress before President Bill Clinton signed it into law, but New Jersey Democrat Lisa McCormick argues that the measure carved out exemptions from federal laws and regulations based onContinue reading “Religious liberty is being used as a license to discriminate in America”

Drug pushing doctor indicted

A Monmouth County, New Jersey, doctor was charged Friday for his participation in a scheme to receive bribes and kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company in exchange for unlawfully prescribing large volumes of a powerful fentanyl narcotic. Mukaram Gazi, 51, of Marlboro, New Jersey, is charged by indictment with one count of conspiracy to pay andContinue reading “Drug pushing doctor indicted”

Most Americans do not want Donald Trump run for president again in 2024

Nearly one year after the 2020 presidential election, a majority of Americans— by a margin of 58 to 35 percent—say they do not want to see Donald Trump run for president in 2024, but among Republicans, an overwhelming 78 percent that does want to see him pursue a return to the White House even afterContinue reading “Most Americans do not want Donald Trump run for president again in 2024”

EPA to list four PFAS chemicals as ‘hazardous constituents’

At the urging of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham through a first-of-its-kind petition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will move forward with a nationally significant rulemaking to change how per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are managed and cleaned up under federal law. In a response letter sent to Lujan Grisham last month, the EPA detailed itsContinue reading “EPA to list four PFAS chemicals as ‘hazardous constituents’”

Murphy’s victory is called by media but administration vote-counters are silent

Media outlets have begun to declare that Gov. Phil Murphy won reelection in this reliably Democratic state despite the appearance of a Republican political upset in the New Jersey governor’s race, sending a shock wave across the nation. Among the first to make that call was Dave Wasserman, a native of New Jersey who isContinue reading “Murphy’s victory is called by media but administration vote-counters are silent”

Filibuster loses support in Senate

Delaware’s senior US Senator Tom Carper, a longtime ally of President Joe Biden, is supporting an elimination og the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation after Republicans again blocked it. In a Thursday op-ed in his home-state paper, Carper noted that 19 Republican-controlled states have passed laws making voting more difficult while manyContinue reading “Filibuster loses support in Senate”

Woman arrested for murdering her millionaire mother in Bali

An woman was arrested today when she arrived at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, for allegedly murdering her mother on Aug. 12, 2014, while on vacation in Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack, 26, is alleged to have conspired with her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, 28, to kill her mother, Sheila Von Weise, while Mack and VonContinue reading “Woman arrested for murdering her millionaire mother in Bali”

Bombshell report details how Donald Trump spent January 6th

While brave and wildly out-numbered law enforcement officers were fighting for their lives in an effort to protect members of Congress from an angry mob intending to mount coup d’etat and his advisers were begging him to act, then-President Donald Trump just sat back and watched it all play out on TV. “For 187 harrowingContinue reading “Bombshell report details how Donald Trump spent January 6th”

Children are now vaccine-eligible

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has recommended that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine be given to children who are 5 to 11 years old. Once a panel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gives an official go-ahead, doses will be widely available to young children across the nation. The number dosesContinue reading “Children are now vaccine-eligible”

Handguns are used in nearly two-thirds of the nation’s gun murders

While semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15 are a major flashpoint in the gun control debate and are often the focus of attention following mass shootings, there are only about 20 million assault rifles in the United States, a fraction of the estimated 400 million guns in the country. According to former FBI agent Brad Garrett, handgunsContinue reading “Handguns are used in nearly two-thirds of the nation’s gun murders”

Amnesty International slams Pfizer for greed, profiteering & monopolies

Responding to news that Pfizer reported $14 billion in third-quarter revenue for vaccines and is set to earn $36 billion from vaccine sales by the end of the year on the back of the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out, Amnesty International’s Head of Business and Human Rights Patrick Wilcken said there’s no good reason the company shouldContinue reading “Amnesty International slams Pfizer for greed, profiteering & monopolies”

Israeli firm behind Pegasus spyware is blacklisted by Commerce Department

The U.S. Commerce Department added NSO Group and three other firms to the “entity list,” which limits their access to U.S. components and technology by requiring government permission for exports. The department said putting these companies on the entity list was part of the Biden administration’s efforts to promote human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Continue reading “Israeli firm behind Pegasus spyware is blacklisted by Commerce Department”

Top Court weighs New York’s gun law

In Washington, DC today, the Supreme Court heard the most consequential Second Amendment case since 2010, which could have an impact on roughly a quarter of all Americans or about 80 million people who may be affected by the ruling. In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, a local affiliate of the National RifleContinue reading “Top Court weighs New York’s gun law”

Gap is 1,193 with 88 percent counted

The closest gubernatorial election in history occurred in Washington on November 2, 2004, when Republican Dino Rossi was declared the winner in the initial automated count and again in a subsequent automated recount, but after a second recount done by hand, Democrat Christine Gregoire took the lead by a margin of 129 votes. The NewContinue reading “Gap is 1,193 with 88 percent counted”

Governor expected to sign, veto more than 40 bills by Thursday

by Nikita Biryukov, New Jersey Monitor A flurry of bill signings and vetoes is expected from Gov. Phil Murphy before noon on Thursday, when a procedural deadline could make dozens of bills law without his signature. In New Jersey, bills that sit on the governor’s desk for more than 45 days become law when theContinue reading “Governor expected to sign, veto more than 40 bills by Thursday”