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Pennsylvania House committee advances election overhaul bill with new restrictions

Pennsylvania House committee advances election overhaul bill with new restrictions

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are the latest to push new state-level voting restrictions, with a key state House committee on Tuesday advancing a major election overhaul bill that the state’s Democratic governor blasted as “extreme.” “Pennsylvania had a free, fair and secure election in November 2020 with record turnout, in which people embraced mail-in voting…MORE

Man convicted of killing student in Colorado STEM school shooting

A Colorado jury on Tuesday found one of the suspects in a deadly Colorado school shooting guilty of more than 40 charges, including murder. Devon Erickson was found guilty of first-degree murder degree with extreme indifference, first degree-murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and 30 counts of criminal attempt of first-degree murder. He also was…MORE

Biden names Lina Khan as FTC chair

Biden names Lina Khan as FTC chair

Big Tech critic Lina Khan will chair the Federal Trade Commission, the powerful antitrust agency that’s targeted companies such as Facebook with fines and lawsuits, according to a White House spokesperson. Khan had been confirmed as a commissioner to the FTC earlier on Tuesday, in a 69-28 Senate vote. But her future as agency chair…MORE

Senate unanimously passes a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

Senate unanimously passes a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The legislation has gained momentum since the massive Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd last year and the Democrats’ takeover of…MORE

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