Bipartisan congressional leaders unveiled a government funding bill early on Tuesday that amends federal election laws to stop future attacks similar to the one on January 6 and to make it more difficult for candidates to steal elections.To prevent a government shutdown that is set to start this weekend, they anticipate passing the bill in the upcoming days. Joe Biden, the vice president, supports it, and it is the result of extensive negotiations between the two parties.
According to reports, approximately 9 million applicants for President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program received emails erroneously stating that their requests for debt relief had been granted. The Department of Education forwarded emails last month with the wrong subject line informing recipients that their requests for debt relief had been approved. As the administration waits for the outcome of legal challenges, decisions on the applications have been put on hold. The email was accurate for the rest of it.
Observing World Food Day, international industrial company, Trimble, announced the donation of $100,000 to World Food Program USA to support relief efforts as economic crises across the globe continue to unfold, resulting in entire populations being hungry. World Food Program USA, the U.S. partner of the United Nations World Food Programme, mobilizes American policymakers, businesses, and individuals to advance the global movement to end hunger.
From Feb. 2021 to May 2022, President Biden’s approval ratings took a steep plummet from 61% to 39%. That statistic alone says a thousand words, but I’ll summarize it in a few: the safe, Republican-appeasing centrist strategies mobilized by Democrats aren’t cutting it anymore. The people want real progress. The idea that a political “extreme” is bad–which is a loosely defined term in the first place–has pervaded our media for decades.
The Most Prestigious Worldwide Beer Competition was held this past May in Minneapolis, where 18 countries battled to get their breweries among the first places. Often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” the World Beer Cup is held yearly in a designated state of the USA. The next competition will be held in Nashville, on May 10th, 2023.
According to wine research experts, the Dry Red Wine market experienced a huge change under the influence of COVID-19. In a study titled “Global Dry Red Wine Market Insights, Size, Share, Growth, Opportunities, Emerging Trends, Forecast to 2028,” performed by Qurate Research, current and future conditions of the global Dry Red Wine market were found to be booming worldwide.
Amid the mounting tension brought about by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, American President Joe Biden has signed an executive order this Tuesday to expand the tools available to deter and disrupt hostage-taking and wrongful detention of U.S. citizens abroad. According to the White House, this new order authorizes government agencies to impose sanctions and other measures to punish terrorist organizations, criminal groups, and foreign actors that take Americans hostage for financial or other gains.
Brittney Griner’s lawyers told a Russian court today that doctors in the U.S. prescribed her medical cannabis two years ago to treat her severe chronic pain. She was tested for drugs and came out clean, her lawyers said previously. Griner’s defense team submitted to the Russian court a letter from a US medical facility issuing a permit in Arizona in 2020 for the use of medical cannabis for the WNBA star to treat her chronic pain caused by injuries sustained during her sports career.
The FIFA World Cup is one of the most anticipated sports events in the world. Everyone will have their eyes on the World Cup groups and fixtures. However, some groups are bound to be more entertaining. Four years ago, the World Cup champion was France, a nation that came in group C, consisting of France, Australia, Peru, and Denmark. Back in 2014, the champion was Germany from group G, which consisted of Germany, Portugal, Ghana, and the United States.
Squid Game is still making history as it just got nominated for the Emmy Awards in the category of drama series. It is the first time that a non-English series scores such a nomination. Also, four members of the survival drama’s main cast were nominated in individual acting categories for their performances. Overall, Squid Game received 14 Emmy nominations, including for its cinematography, editing, main title theme, production design, stunts, and special effects.
Last weekend, Coldplay performed at the MetLife Stadium of New Jersey as part of their tour Music of the Spheres. The band decided to pay tribute to the city’s hero, Bruce Springsteen, inviting him to play acoustic versions of Working on a Dream and Dancing in the Dark.
Among the recent increase in mass shootings, New York’s legislature passed a bill on Thursday to ban anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing—or possessing—a semiautomatic rifle. This law would also introduce a licensing requirement. The legislation to raise the age limit passed the Senate with 43-20 votes and the Assembly 102-47, and it is now waiting for Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature. This law represents a huge change to the New York firearm laws passed days after Buffalo’s tragic shooting at the hands of an 18-year-old.