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New Yorkers under 18 will not be able to get married soon, even if they have permission from parents.Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Thursday that raises the age of consent to 18.A previous bill targeting child marriage, signed by Cuomo in 2017, raised the age of consent from 14 to 18 and barred anyone under 17 from getting married.Seventeen-year-olds were still able to get married with consent from parents and a judge. The new measure ends that exception.
After initially taking down posts with the phrase "Death to Khamenei", Facebook now says it will allow the chant for a two-week period, amid protests in Iran Introducing .. Free Speech with an expiration date
As Druck explains, the “V-shaped” economic recovery has been “the sharpest recovery in history,” noting that it took 10 years for the American economy to achieve the same gains following the start of the Great Depression. The problem is that the nearly $6 trillion allocated by Congress to combat the economic impact of COVID has been spent after the economy already finished recovering. The accelerating pace of inflation, and inability of certain businesses to hire lower-wage workers, are but byproducts of this. Moving on, Druck pointed out that the biggest economic crises of the last 100 years have largely been caused by asset bubbles and inflation. “Inflation is a tax the poor can’t afford or avoid,” Druck added. Any further stimulus spending is intended to fix a problem that, in Druck’s words, “doesn’t exist anymore.” He added: “If I was Darth Vader and I wanted to destroy the US economy, I would do aggressive spending in the middle of an already hot economy.”
The House Freedom Caucus on Friday called on GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to move to oust Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House speaker in a longshot effort that reflects the partisan rancor simmering on Capitol Hill. The far-right caucus sent McCarthy a letter Friday asking their leader to bring up a privileged motion on behalf of the GOP conference by July 31 "to vacate the chair and end Nancy Pelosi's authoritarian reign as Speaker of the House." The caucus is fuming over Pelosi's decision this week to remove Republican Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan, a founding member of the Freedom Caucus, from the Jan. 6 committee. They called her decision an abuse of power and "intolerable."
Seen on the internet … People infected with the delta variant can carry 1,000 times more virus in their nasal passage than if they were infected with the original Covid strain. Well, that explains a lot
"In order to maintain a healthy heart and a healthy blood pressure, people must limit their coffees to fewer than six cups a day -- based on our data six was the tipping point where caffeine started to negatively affect cardiovascular risk," said Professor Elina Hyppönen of the Australian Centre for Precision Health, one of the study's authors.
MSNBC Panel: Swing District Voters Reject Democrats’ Reckless $3.5 Trillion Spending Spree
. @DebraKatzKMB and @LisaBanksKMB , attorneys for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, statement in response to the DOJ’s letter to Senators Whitehouse and Coons about the FBI’s investigation into Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced new legislation to hold digital platforms accountable for the spread of health-related misinformation online during public health emergencies. Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, digital platforms have legal immunity from liability for the content users post. The law—which was intended to promote online speech and allow online services to grow—now distorts legal incentives for platforms to respond to digital misinformation on critical health issues, like Covid-19, and leaves people who suffer harm with little to no recourse. The Health Misinformation Act would create an exception to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act’s liability shield for platforms with algorithms that promote health-related misinformation related to an existing public health emergency, as declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The legislation directs HHS to issue guidelines as to what constitutes health misinformation “For far too long, online platforms have not done enough to protect the health of Americans,” said Klobuchar. “These are some of the biggest, richest companies in the world and they must do more to prevent the spread of deadly vaccine misinformation. Earlier this year, I called on Facebook and Twitter to remove accounts that are responsible for producing the majority of misinformation about the coronavirus, but we need a long term solution. This legislation will hold online platforms accountable for the spread of health-related misinformation. The coronavirus pandemic has shown us how lethal misinformation can be and it is our responsibility to take action.” “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube did little while COVID-19 related misinformation spread on their platforms – fueling distrust in public health officials, promoting conspiracy theories, and putting lives at risk. Online platforms must stop the spread of deadly misinformation, and I’m proud to introduce this legislation with Senator Klobuchar to hold these companies accountable,” said Luján. “As COVID-19 cases rise among the unvaccinated, so has the amount of misinformation surrounding vaccines on social media. Lives are at stake.”
Biden Administration's Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday that it will not investigate the widespread mishandling of nursing homes in Pennsylvania at the height of the pandemic, according to The Hill. Governor Tom Wolf and former Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health Richard Levine are pleased
The Major League Baseball team in Cleveland is changing its name to Guardians, the franchise announced Friday, dropping the controversial "Indians" Guardians Of The Under .500
Philadelphia Has Highest Murder Rate Per Capita Among Country’s 10 Largest Cities "The city of brotherly murder" ? Is it that they don't shoot straight in Chicago ?
PRES. BIDEN: "The idea that the Democrats or the Biden is hiding people and sucking the blood of children, no I’m serious, that’s the — Now you may not like me and that’s your right..”
We have Merrick Garland, whom we were assured not too long ago was Supreme Court caliber, the living equivalent of Marshall or Holmes, but who turns out to be the kind of mutt you hire to run a witch-hunt. That's being awfully generous to the top Fascist
"In fact, six of the 10 states with the lowest vaccination rates have larger-than-average black populations. At the other end of the spectrum, eight of the 10 states with the highest vaccination rates have larger-than-average white populations." Gonna be honest, this feels like an opening for a black populist to come up and tear the black population away from the Democratic Party.
Unilever (UL PLC) opens down 5.2% @55.68
“That’s underway, just like the other question is illogical, and I’ve heard you speak about it, because you always, I’m not being solicitous, but you’re always straight up about what you’re doing,” Biden continued. “And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where you, uh, um, are, why can’t the, the, the experts say we know that this virus is, in fact, uh, um, uh, it’s going to be, or excuse me, we, we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved, but permanently approved, that’s underway, too, I expect that to occur quickly.”
Democrat Texas state Rep. Donna Howard, who appeared in the now infamous photo of maskless Dem lawmakers on a private jet, faced ridicule after she called for “universal mask-wearing.”
Kamala Harris Claims She’s Talking To GOP About Voting Rights, Can’t Name Single Republican She Spoke To About The Matter
"Speaker Pelosi has taken the unprecedented step of denying the minority party's picks for the Select Committee on Jan. 6. This represents something that has not happened in the House before for a select committee, by the historian," McCarthy, R-Calif., said at a press conference.
Can the Attorney General's daughter clerk on the Supreme Court? The first thought that came to mind was Ramsey Clark. President Johnson nominated Ramsey Clark as Attorney General. At the time, Ramey Clark's father, Tom Clark, sat on the Supreme Court. Justice Clark retired from the Court. And, the conventional wisdom is that Johnson deliberately appointed Ramsey Clark as AG to open up a Supreme Court seat–which he promptly nominated Judge Thurgood Marshall to.
CDC: 4,115 Fully Vaccinated Have Been Hospitalized Or Died With Breakthrough Covid-19 Infections Here is yet another reminder that Covid-19 vaccines are not like gigantic concrete full-body condoms. Concrete condoms, in general, are a bad idea, and fully vaccinated does not mean perfectly protected against Covid-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have already been 4,115 reported cases of fully vaccinated people being hospitalized or dying with Covid-19 coronavirus breakthrough infections.
Pelosi rejected GOP Reps. Jim Jordan (OH) and Jim Banks (IN), both strong allies of Trump, for Pelosi's sham Jan. 6 select committee. Clearly, Pelosi wants McCarthy to appoint Marjorie Taylor Greene to sham Jan. 6 select committee:
Messages, sometimes signed "Dad," from the email account were found on a Hunter Biden laptop seized by the FBI in December 2019 from a Delaware computer shop owner.