National News – 07-01-2021

An agreement between 130 nations on US global minimum tax for corporations 130 nations have made an agreement to a global minimum corporation tax which was announced today (Thursday) by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen  The Global Minimum Tax has not been announced yet but Biden and his administration lean towards a minimum of 15% The… Continue reading National News – 07-01-2021

National News – 5-25-2021

One injured after gunfire near George Floyd Square on first anniversary At least one person suffered non-life-threatening injuries after gunshots were reported near the spot where George Floyd was killed one year ago, a spokesperson for the Minneapolis Police Department said Tuesday The Associated Press earlier reported that as many as 30 shots were heard… Continue reading National News – 5-25-2021

Legislative News – 5-24-2021

Congress is set to miss Biden’s deadline to pass police reform bill  Congress is unlikely to pass a police reform bill before Tuesday, the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death and President Joe Biden’s deadline to approve legislation Talks on a bipartisan deal are expected to move forward this week Qualified immunity for officers continues… Continue reading Legislative News – 5-24-2021

Legislative News – 5-11-2021

Democrats move to advance sweeping election reform bill that faces long odds of Senate passage Senate Democrats aim to advance the For the People Act, a sweeping elections reform bill that will influence registration, voting, campaign finance and congressional redistricting The Senate Rules Committee held a hearing on the legislation, during which Majority Leader Chuck… Continue reading Legislative News – 5-11-2021

National News – 05-03-2021

Legal and Political Complications Follow As Biden Tries To Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines For Troops President Joe Biden indicated on Friday that he may order that all U.S. military forces receive the coronavirus vaccine Currently it is unclear whether Biden has the political mandate to do so and the White House seems uncertain whether he can… Continue reading National News – 05-03-2021

National News 04-30-2021

Starting Tuesday May 4, 2021 U.S. will restrict travel from India Starting Tuesday, the Biden Administration will restrict travel from India, said the White House.  The restriction results from concerns that have mounted over a record surge in coronavirus cases in India Ban will not apply to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other exempted individuals… Continue reading National News 04-30-2021

Breaking News – 04-30-2021 – Home Found with 90 people inside in Houston, TX – Possible Human Trafficking or Human Smuggling Operation

More than 90 people discovered in Houston homes, police believe to be smuggling Today April 30, 2021, Houston Police find more than 90 people in Southwest Houston home after a call to investigate a potential kidnapping Houston PD delivered a briefing at 1:30 pm CT and report five women in the home and the rest… Continue reading Breaking News – 04-30-2021 – Home Found with 90 people inside in Houston, TX – Possible Human Trafficking or Human Smuggling Operation

National News – 04-29-2021

FDA Takes Steps Towards Banning Flavored Cigars and Menthol-Flavored Cigarettes Within the next year, the FDA plans to ban menthol flavored cigarettes and all flavored cigars The FDA claims the goal is to “significantly reduce disease and death” and create new product standards within the next year There are evidence based studies that show these… Continue reading National News – 04-29-2021

National News – 04-28-2021

Astronaut Micheal Collins from Apollo 11 dies at 90 During his mission on Apollo 11, he piloted the command module but never walked on the moon While he never set foot on the moon’s surface, he was a critical part of the mission, which, without him staying in the craft, could not have been performed… Continue reading National News – 04-28-2021