From left to right, candidates Maya Wiley, Scott Stringer, and Eric Adams.
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With the June 22 primary approaching, the Democratic candidates for New York City mayor are steadily landing endorsements from top politicians and organizations in the city and state. In a wide-open race where New Yorkers will utilize a ranked-choice ballot for the first time, several groups offered dual or tiered endorsements with multiple picks. Here are some of the prominent endorsements that have been made (and rescinded) in the race so far.
A DeSantis spokeswoman said the bill signing was a “Fox exclusive”
Breaking: Ron DeSantis signs Georgia-style voter suppression bill #SB90 restricting mail ballot drop boxes, making it harder to vote by mail, criminalizing giving food/water to voters in line & expanding partisan challenges to vote counting. Only Fox was allowed to cover signing
Weekly jobless claims hit a fresh pandemic-era low for the fourth consecutive week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, with 498,000 Americans filing for initial unemployment benefits in the week that ended May 1.
That’s down 92,000 from last week’s upwardly revised level, the lowest figure since mid-March of last year. The streak of weekly declines, which started with a surprise drop in mid-April, suggests the recovery is gaining traction, pulling scores of workers back into the folds of the labor market as business restrictions continue to loosen and vaccinations pick up.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said DOJ is reviewing the court’s decision and will have “more to say later today”
A federal judge on Wednesday vacated a nationwide freeze on evictions that was put in place by federal health officials to help cash-strapped renters remain in their homes during the pandemic.
The ruling was a win for a coalition of property owners and realtors, who brought one of several challenges against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction moratorium, which was first enacted under former President Trump and later extended through June.
In a 20-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich, who was appointed by Trump, ruled that the agency exceeded its authority with the temporary ban.
“The question for the Court is a narrow one: Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium? It does not,” Friedrich wrote.
It appears that House GOP leaders have settled on Elise Stefanik to replace Liz Cheney
The House Republican leadership has turned on Rep. Liz Cheney.
Reps. Kevin McCarthy of California and Steve Scalise of Louisiana – the top two House Republicans – are quietly working behind the scenes to boost New York Rep. Elise Stefanik’s bid for House Republican Conference Chair.
McCarthy has reached out to candidates, seeking to help clear the field for Stefanik, a close ally of his. And Scalise is openly supporting Stefanik.
“House Republicans need to be solely focused on taking back the House in 2022 and fighting against Speaker Pelosi and President Biden’s radical socialist agenda, and Elise Stefanik is strongly committed to doing that, which is why Whip Scalise has pledged to support her for Conference Chair,” said Lauren Fine, Scalise’s spokesman.