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Biden Celebrates New C.D.C. Mask Guidance

Biden Celebrates New C.D.C. Mask Guidance

President Biden applauded new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that allows Americans who are fully vaccinated to stop wearing masks for most indoor and outdoor gatherings. Powered by WPeMatico

News Roundup: India still in crisis; protecting Afghanistan allies; yet another Greene incident

News Roundup: India still in crisis; protecting Afghanistan allies; yet another Greene incident

In the news today: The COVID-19 crisis in India continues. Veterans groups are asking President Biden to rescue Afghans who partnered with the U.S. military in the fight against terrorism and the Taliban. And the still-not-ousted Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene continues to make the U.S. Capitol a circus of delusion, paranoia, and hate. Here’s some of what you may have missed: • The COVID-19 crisis in India should be raising big alarms that go far beyond Asia • McConnell…

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GOP committee asks if Democrats want to cancel the queen. Uh, we did that already. In 1776

GOP committee asks if Democrats want to cancel the queen. Uh, we did that already. In 1776

Sometimes making fun of Republicans is like shooting fish in a barrel. Actually, no. They’re not fish so much as some kind of animal that can’t swim … or crawl out of a barrel. It’s like watching a drunk, elderly orangutan drown in a barrel. Yeah, that’s what I’m saying. I just add the color commentary. So the sovereign of the country we canceled 244 years ago via a violent revolution and abrupt late-night breakup text (“Yo, T-Jeff here. We done”) recently…

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This Week in Statehouse Action: Don’t Mask Don’t Tell edition

This Week in Statehouse Action: Don’t Mask Don’t Tell edition

Big news today for the fully vaxxed: You can ditch your mask (in most circumstances)! (As an erudite consumer of this missive, you are no doubt well on your way to or already at full vaccination activation, health/personal circumstances permitting.) As someone whose face is basically its own emoji, I’m extremely excited about this (though I’m kissing my professional poker playing dreams goodbye). How excited am I? As excited as statehouse Republicans are about suppressing votes, that’s how! The big…

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Texas lawmakers approve bill banning ‘meat’ from plant-based food labels

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Texas lawmakers approve bill banning ‘meat’ from plant-based food labels

As the nation continues to face the novel coronavirus pandemic, Republican lawmakers in Texas have established a truly baffling set of priorities. As Daily Kos continues to cover, for example, Texans are facing an onslaught of anti-trans bills at the state level, including girls’ sports and gender-affirming health care. In a different, though also head-scratching, direction, Texas state lawmakers approved House Bill 316, which would bar plant-based foods from bearing labels like “meat,” “pork,” “poultry,” or “beef,” as reported by the…

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New fundraising agreement helps ensure Democrats in GOP-majority states won’t get left behind

New fundraising agreement helps ensure Democrats in GOP-majority states won’t get left behind

Here at Daily Kos, we have a strong and consistent focus on state and local elections. Midterm elections are huge, but as we know, don’t tend to get the same attention from national media outlets (or voters) as the presidential election does. Why does this matter now? As reported by the Associated Press, Democratic officials at both the state and national level have reached a fundraising agreement in order to get more aid to state parties. Even better? There’s an extra…

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