After hearing from a number of you that you appreciate hearing the good news coming out of politics, I’ve decided to do these “good news” posts either weekly, or every other week, depending on how many items I can find.
And by good news, I mean good things that are happening thanks to the Democrats being in charge but also Republicans facing consequences. So here you go — some of the good news items I’ve seen from this past week:
Last night, the U.S. Senate passed a short-term debt limit extension.
Biden will restore full protections to three national monuments that had been slashed in size by former president Donald Trump, including Bears Ears in Utah
A federal judge blocked enforcement of Texas’ controversial new abortion law, granting an emergency request from the Justice Department
Google and YouTube will no longer allow climate deniers to monetize their content on its platforms via ads or creator payments
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed two laws banning the use of toxic “forever chemicals” in children’s products and disposable food packaging
A New York mother and son have been charged with theft in aiding the disappearance of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the Jan. 6 insurrection
Donald Trump is no longer on the annual list of America’s 400 wealthiest people — mainly due to the languishing commercial real estate industry, per Forbes
“U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has directed federal authorities to meet with local law enforcement over the next month to discuss strategies for addressing the increase in “harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers” in public schools across the country”
Hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, a major donor to Republicans, ruled out supporting Donald Trump for another run for president,” Bloomberg reports. Said Griffin: “I think it’s time for America to move on.”
A divided New York appeals panel has rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to dismiss or stall a lawsuit brought by a former Apprentice contestant who claims Trump sexually assaulted her a decade ago”
Service members, teachers and other public servants who have been shut out of a controversial student loan forgiveness program will get another chance at debt cancellation, the Education Department said Wednesday.
Have a good weekend!