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House Democrats propose new tax hikes to pay for their $3.5 trillion bill: Here are the details

House Democrats on Monday outlined a bevy of tax hikes on corporations and wealthy people to fund an investment in the social safety net and climate policy that could reach $3.5 trillion. The plan calls for top corporate and individual tax rates of 26.5% and 39.6%, respectively, according to a summary released by the tax-writing Ways Read More…

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House Democrats propose new tax hikes to pay for their $3.5 trillion bill: Here are the details

House Democrats on Monday outlined a bevy of tax hikes on corporations and wealthy people to fund an investment in the social safety net and climate policy that could reach $3.5 trillion. The plan calls for top corporate and individual tax rates of 26.5% and 39.6%, respectively, according to a summary released by the tax-writing Ways Read More…

Blinken faces House lawmakers in first hearing on Afghanistan exit

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Lawmakers had their first opportunity to hold members of the Biden administration accountable for the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan when members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee question Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Monday afternoon. It was the beginning of a series of congressional hearings to investigate America’s longest war. Blinken is scheduled to Read More…

Biden slams SCOTUS ruling on Texas abortion law, vows ‘whole-of-government’ response

President Joe Biden on Thursday slammed a Supreme Court decision that allowed one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country to take effect in Texas. Calling the law an “unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights,” Biden promised a “whole-of-government effort” to fight the ruling. The law, which went into effect Wednesday, bans abortions conducted after Read More…

Granholm Chartered Military Jet to Ukraine as US Struggled To Evacuate Americans From Afghanistan

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm earlier this week chartered a military jet to attend a diplomatic summit in Ukraine as the Pentagon struggled to evacuate Americans and allies from Afghanistan with limited time and operational resources, sources told the Washington Free Beacon. Granholm’s military flight took place amid the United States’ frantic effort to airlift tens Read More…

Dem lawmakers push Biden on Aug. 31 Afghanistan withdrawal

Democratic lawmakers pleaded with Biden administration officials on Tuesday to ignore an Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, arguing that it would be nearly impossible to evacuate all American citizens and Afghan allies from the country before that date. During a classified briefing with President Joe Biden’s national security deputies, there Read More…

Montana’s Two Largest Universities Implement Mask Mandate For Classrooms

Students are returning to fall classes at Montana Universities at a time when COVID cases are increasing. Mask mandates are now in place at Montana’s two largest universities. Two days after classes began at Montana State University in Bozeman, mask guidelines for inside classrooms changed from a recommendation to a mandate. The university had previously Read More…

Cuomo grants clemency to 6 individuals, including convicted murderers

Hours before he officially left office, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to six people, including convicted murderers. Cuomo commuted the sentences of convicted murderers Greg Mingo, Robert Ehrenberg, Ulysses Boyd, and Paul Clark. He also referred David Gilbert, who was convicted of murder and robbery in 1983, to the parole board for possible release. READ Read More…

After Taliban seizes US weapons in Afghanistan, GOP senator demands Biden face accountability

A Republican senator is demanding that President Biden hold somebody within his administration accountable after the Taliban seized a trove of U.S.-made arms, armored vehicles and military aircraft abandoned following the sudden collapse of Afghanistan’s military. In a letter addressed to the White House, Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., called on Biden to launch an investigation after the Taliban captured a stockpile Read More…

Frontier Institute: ‘Something needs to be done’ about Montana property taxes

(The Center Square) – As demand and scarcity drive property values up, Montana’s property tax structure may get a second look. Attorney and former Montana state lawmaker Matthew Monforton is proposing an “acquisition-value” property tax system, the Missoula Current reported. Such a system would keep property taxes from inflating along with market property values by Read More…

Attorney General asking for comments on referendum

If Montana voters approve a Referendum on HB273 (Rep. Skees’ attempt to expedite nuclear development in Montana), the 1978 Nuclear Vote Initiative will once more be Montana law. The referendum asks Montana voters to repeal HB273 for five reasons: In 1978, Montana voters approved Initiative-80, “Nuclear Vote” by 65% to 35%. READ FULL STORY

The first migrants arrested in Gov. Greg Abbott’s border crackdown have served their time. Federal officials will decide what happens next.

Through a small Zoom square from inside a Texas prison, nine immigrants in orange jumpsuits appeared for the first court hearings Wednesday under Gov. Greg Abbott’s new directive for state troopers to arrest people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and jail them for state crimes. Over three hours, each of the men — all from Venezuela — pleaded guilty Read More…

Wyoming Democratic Party unionizes

The Wyoming Democratic Party staff is unionizing as a part of the IBEW Local 415 union.   Workers handed in their union cards Saturday to Joe Barbuto, the chair of the party, and he voluntarily recognized the union.   “A big part of it is walking the walk,” said Lindsey Hanlon, the deputy communications director and a Read More…

Protesters Gather At Speaker Pelosi’s House To Demand Eviction Moratorium Extension

Activists gathered at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) home to demand her eviction in jest. While organizing Saturday in conjunction with Rep. Cori Bush’s (D-Mo.) protest on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, activists demanded a congressional session to extend the eviction moratorium. The notice claims because of rising COVID case counts, people should be Read More…

Gordon, Lummis to fundraise for South Dakota’s Noem

The fundraiser, coordinated by Michigan-based Republican consultants the Templar Baker Group, features former candidates for the Wyoming statehouse, agriculture leaders and other high-profile political figures. It comes as Noem has been floated as a potential candidate for the Republican Party’s 2024 nomination for president. A representative for Gordon said Noem’s campaign approached him initially, asking Gordon whether he would Read More…

Death of former House Majority Leader David Lust stuns South Dakota political world

A longtime South Dakota lawmaker and former House majority leader died unexpectedly Friday, prompting tributes from state political leaders from around the state. David Lust died during the overnight hours Friday morning of a suspected heart attack, his law office confirmed to the Argus Leader. Lust was a partner at the Rapid City firm Gunderson, Read More…

Sen. Daines introduces bill to thwart Big Tech’s influence on political speech, beliefs

U.S. Senator Steve Daines, R-Mont., on Wednesday introduced a bill to crack down on Big Tech and online platforms’ ability to “discriminate against users based on their political speech and beliefs.” The bill would enforce equal access to political candidates on online platforms as well as create a provision to prohibit the removal of content Read More…

AOC, Omar silent after Black Lives Matter voices support for Cuban regime

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Cori Bush of Missouri have yet to weigh in on Black Lives Matter declaring its support for Cuba’s communist regime, even though the congresswomen have been vocal BLM supporters in the past. Black Lives Matter sparked a backlash late Wednesday after posting a statement that blasted the U.S. embargo and praised Read More…

Republicans ramp up pressure on Biden to pull nominee linked to eco-terrorist plot

Republican senators are ramping up pressure on President Biden to withdraw Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) director, citing her link to an eco-terrorist plot and her apparently misleading answers to senators about it. Every Republican on the Senate Energy Committee signed a letter Wednesday urging Biden to pull Stone-Manning’s nomination. “Ms. Stone-Manning has made false and misleading Read More…