Weekly Recap 10/7: Bye Kevin!

Weekly Recap

Is it me, or have we been living through far too many historic firsts these last few years? This week, it was Kevin McCarthy finding himself become the first Speaker of the House to be thrown out of the office. The Republicans are in total chaos — so much so that I cannot even begin to predict what will happen next week as they try to elect a new Speaker.

I dedicated this week’s cartoon section to just images about this story. But first, let’s get to the good news!

Good News

Following the retirement of General Mark Milley, General Charles Brown became the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff this week, becoming the 2nd Black man to hold the position.

Senator Laphonza Butler was officially been sworn in as the next Senator from California by Vice President Harris.

Arizona governor Katie Hobbs (D) said this week her administration is terminating state land leases that for years have given a Saudi-owned farm nearly unfettered access to pump groundwater.

Biden announced Tuesday that the manufacturers of all of the first 10 prescription drugs selected for Medicare’s first price negotiations have agreed to participate.

September was another great month for American workers, with 336,000 jobs created — far surpassing the expectations (which were 170,000).

While McCarthy was an excellent fundraiser for the Republicans, I learned from Rick Wilson, a former Republican strategist, that Jim Jordan is terrible at fundraising

Former President Donald Trump is no longer rich enough to be included in the Forbes 400, an annual ranking of America’s wealthiest individuals.

The Biden administration has approved debt relief for an additional 125,000 student loan borrowers, totaling $9 billion in forgiveness.

U.S. marshals are being instructed to seize a 2009 Bell helicopter belonging to a company owned by West Virginia governor Jim Justice (R) and his family because of unpaid debt to a Russian mining company.

A Michigan judge ruled that defendants accused of participating in a fake elector scheme will not have their charges dropped

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to Narges Mohammadi, an imprisoned Iranian human rights activist. Read more about her HERE.

Mike Lindell is broke, and his attorneys are dropping him for unpaid fees.

A federal court has picked Alabama’s new congressional map, which moves Alabama’s 2nd district from Trump +29 to Biden +12, virtually assuring a Democratic pickup.

Call to Action

The big Virginia elections are one month away! Remember, the Republicans are working hard to try and take the state Senate so they can have complete control of the state. The DLCC has identified the 17 key races that Dems must win to prevent that from happening. I’m asking each of my readers to consider giving $17 — that’ll give $1 to each of these candidates — to help win these important races. Will you join me? Click HERE to give. Thank you!


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Plus this prescient throwback cartoon from Ann Telnaes (Jan. 2023)

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