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    A separatist region in another nation once under Soviet control is set to vote on joining Russia amid the conflict in Ukraine. South Ossetia, a region in the country of Georgia whose northern boundary borders Russia, has set a vote to join the country on July 17, fulfilling a statement its leader made in March to take the legal steps necessary to join the country, according to the Associated Press. “We did it!” South Ossetian leader Anatoly Bibilov wrote. “In legalese, we fulfilled yet another important legal requirement. And in normal language, we took a life-changing step — we are going home, we are going to Russia.” TURKEY THREATENS TO DERAIL FINLAND AND SWEDEN ACCESSION TO NATO Russia has exercised effective control over South Ossetia since fighting a brief war with Georgia in 2008. Most of the world considers the region to be a part of Georgia, but a few countries, including Russia, view it as an independent state. Georgia and Moldova, another nation with a history of territorial disputes with Russia, submitted applications to...
    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The leader of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia announced Friday that a referendum would be held in July on joining Russia. Russia has exercised effective control over the region since fighting a brief war with Georgia in 2008. Russia and a handful of other countries recognize South Ossetia as an independent state, but most of the world still considers it to be part of Georgia. “We did it!” South Ossetian leader Anatoly Bibilov wrote on Telegram on Friday in announcing that he had signed a decree setting the referendum for July 17. “In legalese, we fulfilled yet another important legal requirement,” he said. “And in normal language, we took a life-changing step — we are going home, we are going to Russia.” About a month into Russia’s war with Ukraine, Bibilov said South Ossetia would take the legal steps necessary to join Russia. The referendum roughly follows the pattern of Crimea. After Russia seized the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, a referendum was held on joining Russia and 97%...
    A demonstrator during the vote count to unionize Amazon workers outside the National Labor Relations Board offices in New York, U.S., on Friday, April 1, 2022.Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon workers on New York's Staten Island just made history, becoming the first group to vote in favor of unionizing at a U.S. facility operated by the country's largest e-commerce company. After a hard-fought battle, the result is a major defeat for Amazon, which has used all of its might to keep organized labor off its premises. As of Friday, the tally at the Staten Island warehouse, known as JFK8, was 2,654 votes in favor of joining the union and 2,131 opposed, with 67 ballots being challenged. The fulfillment center doesn't flip to becoming a union shop overnight, and there's potentially a long road ahead. But the wheels are in motion for change. Here's what happens next:Delays, challenges and negotiationsThe Amazon Labor Union didn't even exist until last year. Now, the grassroots organization that relied on a crowdfunding campaign to fund its organizing is responsible for negotiating a collective...
    (CNN)Three moderate Senate Democrats joined Republicans on Wednesday night in voting against advancing President Joe Biden's nominee to head the Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division.Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, Joe Manchin and Mark Kelly voted against a procedural vote to advance David Weil's nomination. The final vote count was 47-53, where a simple majority was needed to advance the nomination.Weil previously served in this role during the Obama administration from 2014 to 2017 and faced criticism from conservative groups for policies he enacted at the time that they argue hurt small businesses, such as pushing to classify independent contractors as employees. Private groups were urging moderate Democrats to vote against Weil's nomination.Manchin, Sinema and Kelly did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment about opposing the nomination.This comes as another one of Biden's nominees is currently facing an uphill climb for confirmation. A number of Senate Democrats, including Sinema, have privately expressed concerns over Biden's pick for Ambassador to India, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, raising concerns about whether his nomination will move forward.Read MoreConcerns center around allegations from...
      Senate Democrats failed to change the legislative filibuster for a voting bill on Wednesday night, after Sens. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinDemocrats make final plea for voting rights ahead of filibuster showdown The dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations Mark Kelly says he'll back changing filibuster rule for voting rights MORE (D-W.Va.) and Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.) voted with Republicans to oppose the rules reform, handing President BidenJoe BidenBiden says he didn't 'overpromise' Finland PM pledges 'extremely tough' sanctions should Russia invade Ukraine Russia: Nothing less than NATO expansion ban is acceptable MORE and the party a stinging defeat.  Senators voted 52-48 against the rules change. To have been successful, Democrats would need total unity from all 50 of their members plus Vice President Harris to break a tie. The outcome of the vote was telegraphed, but it marks a defeat of Democrats’ months-long push to pass voting rights legislation, even if it meant changing the rules so they could go it alone.  Even as the effort appeared poised to fall short, Biden and Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats make final plea...
    Two Senate Democrats - Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana - joined 50 Republicans in voting to overturn President Biden's vaccine mandate for large businesses on Wednesday.   The 52-48 vote sends the proposed legislation to the Democratic-led House of Representatives, where the bill is not expected to be brought up for a vote, meaning that it has effectively been killed.   Biden's mandate ordered businesses with 100 workers or more to obtain proof of vaccination from their workers by January 4 or subject them to weekly testing and masking.  Two Senate Democrats - Joe Manchin (right) of West Virginia and Jon Tester (left) of Montana - joined 50 Republicans in voting to overturn President Biden's vaccine mandate for large businesses on Wednesday It would have applied to around 84 million private sector workers, around 31 million of whom are estimated to be unvaccinated.   Wednesday's vote comes on the heels of a federal judge's decision on Tuesday to block the mandate on the basis that it 'exceeds government's authority.'  Manchin and Tester argued that the consequences of implementing...
    The United States Senate on Tuesday evening voted down a joint resolution that would have blocked the proposed sale of $650 million worth of U.S. armaments to Saudi Arabia, weapons critics said will help exacerbate a war in Yemen that is driving one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. In a 67-30 vote, the upper chamber rejected S.J. Res. 31, which was introduced by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and would have halted the sale of 280 Raytheon AIM-120C-7/C-8 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles, 596 LAU-128 missile rail launchers, along with spare parts, support, and logistical services to the Saudi monarchy for use in its war against Yemen. "My simple question is, why in the world would the United States reward a regime that has caused such pain in Yemen with more weapons," Sanders tweeted after the vote. "The answer is we should not." Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), who voted to block the arms sale, tweeted after the vote that "the war in Yemen has had devastating humanitarian impacts and we must end it as...
    The Senate passed a bill Thursday night that will fund the federal government until February 18, sending it to President Joe Biden's desk a full day before the government would have shut down.  The final vote was 69 to 28, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 18 other Republicans joining Democrats to keep the government open.    After the House passed the same bill, 221-212, with just one Republican, retiring Rep. Adam Kinzinger voting alongside the Democratic majority earlier Thursday evening, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer arrived on the floor to announce the upper chamber had a deal.  'I am pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached between Democrats and Republicans that will allow the Senate to take up and pass the continuing resolution to fund the government through February 18,' Schumer said. 'With this agreement there will be no government shutdown.' The deal hatched in the Senate allowed for a vote on a single amendment, the Lee-Marshall amendment, which would defund Biden's vaccine mandate.     That amendment vote failed, with 48 voting to defund the vaccine mandate and...
    Michigan has experienced being a battleground and non-battleground state in the same election cycle, recalled former state Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis, referring to when 2008 GOP nominee John McCain closed shop there to devote resources in states where he was more competitive.  "Once McCain pulled out, our victory centers closed, all of our funding went away, volunteers walked away and voters just stayed home," Anuzis, now advocating a referendum for Michigan to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, told Fox News. "The presidential campaign is always a draw in the presidential year. When you announce it no longer being relevant, your turnout drops. That cost us two congressional seats, nine state legislative seats, it really had a devastating effect in the state."  That’s what Anuzis said drew him to the campaign for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. States in the compact commit their electors to the national vote winner, regardless of who carries the state. Since 2006, the compact has gained 15 states and the District of Columbia, with 195 electoral votes so far. However, that commitment won’t...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds of mental health workers from M Health Fairview have overwhelmingly voted to unionize. On Tuesday, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota announced that 350 psych associates will join its union. Of the workers who voted in the election, 98% voted yes to join the union. According to SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, the main issues the health care workers cite is safety, wages and “having a voice since they are the most patient-facing staff in the mental and behavioral health field.” The mental health workers will join an existing unit at M Health Fairview, which consists of nearly 2,000 workers. Nearly 50,000 health care workers in the state are members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota. CONGRATULATIONS & WELCOME to 350 Psych Associates at @MHealthFairview who voted overwhelmingly (98% yes!!!!) to join @SEIU Healthcare Minnesota this afternoon! ???????????????????????? Read more: https://t.co/02xRJwV2d1 #1u #careisessential #unionsforall pic.twitter.com/MQSJzxdTmK — SEIU Healthcare Minnesota (@SEIUHCMN) September 28, 2021   More On WCCO.com: Fight Breaks Out At Eastern Carver County School Board Meeting Tootsie Pops Ranked As Most Popular Halloween Candy In Minnesota Deadly,...
    Former President Donald Trump is looking for a primary challenger to end Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's political career, reports revealed on Monday.  Trump has been busy making calls to allies in the Senate and other supporters to gauge if they too felt it was time for a leadership change, people familiar with the conversations told the Wall Street Journal. But lawmakers and their aides say there's apparently little interest in finding a Kentucky Republican to run against McConnell. However, they added that even having the conversations will likely further deepen the divide between the two Republican leaders - one a reigning establishment figure with more than three decades in the Senate, the other a former president who still has outsized influence on the party. DailyMail.com has reached out to McConnell's campaign for comment. Trump wouldn't tell the Wall Street Journal whether he was personally scoping the field for a potential challenger.  But he said Senate Republicans 'ought to' push him out themselves. 'I think he's very bad for the Republican Party,' Trump said.  Former President Trump is...
                        A coalition of conservative organizations is working with Arizona Republican legislators to put the Arizonans for Voter ID Act on the ballot next fall. The initiative will require voter ID on mail-in ballots, improve existing in-person voter ID requirements, prevent ballot harvesting by enhancing voter ID requirements for in-person ballot drop-off, and provide a free voter ID option to lawfully registered Arizona voters who need it for voting. Scot Mussi, president of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club (AFEC), which is spearheading the initiative, said in a statement, “This initiative will ensure that no matter when you vote, where you vote, or how you vote, identification will be required.” The AFEC added, “Arizonans use these forms of identification commonly in their everyday lives to purchase alcohol or cigarettes, obtain a driver’s license, board a commercial flight, donate blood, open a bank account, purchase a firearm, receive unemployment benefits, obtain auto insurance, purchase or rent a home, confirm identity over the phone, and many other basic transactions.” The legislators held...
    U.S. Senate approves union lawyers to NLRB, giving Democrats control Roads, broadband and bridges: Heres whats in the infrastructure agreement The inclusion of Oklahoma and Texas into the SEC is becoming more of a formality with every passing day. The Texas A&M Board of Regents officially announced their approval of the league's expansion on Wednesday night. That approval comes a week after A&M athletic director Ross Bjork said the Aggies wanted to be the only school in the conference from Texas and a day before all 14 SEC presidents are set to meet to potentially vote to add OU and UT.  "The board concluded that this expansion would enhance the long-term value of the SEC to student athletes and all of the institutions they represent — including Texas A&M," a letter from the board said. "Therefore the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Board directs Texas A&M president M. Katherine Banks to vote in favor of extending formal invitations to the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas to join the conference in 2025 when the SEC...
    Five rural Oregon counties voted on Tuesday to secede from the state of Oregon and join the state of Idaho. The Idaho Statesman reported: Thousands of people in eastern Oregon voted Tuesday for their elected officials to consider ditching their state and becoming part of Idaho. Voters in Sherman, Lake, Grant, Baker and Malheur counties all voted for ballot measures that would lead to them becoming Idahoans. People in Union and Jefferson counties had already voted in favor during the November election. . . The vote is only the first step of the “Greater Idaho” project, which would allow some Oregon counties to join a state that advocates say more closely aligns with their political preferences. Breitbart News reported in April that a political action committee and a new 501 c 4 non profit group are driving efforts that will allow rural counties in Oregon to join Idaho: Move Oregon’s Border is a Political Action Committee formed in 2019 that focuses on Oregon ballot initiatives. In March, Move Oregon’s Border founder Michael McCarter announced the establishment of a 501 c 4, Citizens for Greater Idaho, which will focus “on Idaho,...
    Brent Stirton/Getty Images The House of Representatives has voted to establish a commission looking into the Capitol riots on January 6th, with the vast majority of Republicans voting against it. The final vote was 252 to 175, with 35 Republicans voting against the legislation and 175 Republicans voting for it. The House Homeland Security Committee announced a bipartisan agreement on the commission last week. Republican ranking member John Katko (R- NY) has defended the deal, even as House GOP leaders not only personally denounced it but encouraged members to vote against it. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor Wednesday to say he opposes the commission, calling it a “slanted and unbalanced proposal.” In brief House floor remarks, Katko pushed back on the arguments being made by his Republican colleagues, including broadening the scope of the commission. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    Five Oregon counties approved measures Tuesday to secede and join Idaho, despite the chances of it actually becoming a reality. Voters in Lake, Grant, Baker, Sherman and Malheur counties approved measures requiring county officials to take steps to secede and move the Idaho border further west in order to encompass the counties, according to The Hill. Two other counties, Jefferson and Union, voted in favor of the measure back in November. In Baker County 3,064 voters supported the measure while 2,307 opposed it, according to the Baker City Herald. The measure would require county commissioners to meet three times a year to discuss the secession. Sherman County was the only county that forces the county commissioners to promote “the interests of the County in the relocation of Idaho state borders,” while the other counties actually require commissioners to meet, according the Greater Idaho Project, which is spearheading the efforts to secede Lake County had the highest support, with 74% of voters voting in favor of the measure, according to data from the Secretary of State’s office. Sherman and Grant counties...
    Delaware's about to join 19 other states making it easier to register to vote
    Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp will appear on "Fox News Live" at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday to discuss the state's controversial voting law. The law, which Kemp approved Thursday after the state's Republican-controlled legislature approved the bill, calls for changing the rules and processes for requesting an absentee ballot, including requiring voters to present valid forms of photo identification. It also limits drop boxes and the early voting period for runoffs. BRIAN KILMEADE LAMBASTES DEMOCRATS' HYPOCRISY OVER GEORGIA ELECTION REFORM, FOR THE PEOPLE ACT The Georgia bill, H.B. 513, "further secures" Georgia's "absentee ballots by mail by requiring a photo I.D., which the vast majority of Georgians' support," the governor said. "It is also adding days of early voting on the weekends." House Democrats have introduced H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which would expand absentee voting, end gerrymandering and restrict "dark money" political donations, among other things, on a national level. Kemp called H.R. 1 an "unconstitutional power grab" in a Thursday interview with Fox News. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a coronavirus briefing at the Capitol, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File) "We’re...
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Delaware Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons joined six other Democrats to vote against a $15 per hour minimum wage on Friday. The amendment was introduced by Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Eight Democrats and all 50 Republicans voted no on the amendment. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Sen. Jon Tester of Montana and Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine, who has caucused with Democrats since 2013, joined Carper and Coons in voting no. READ MORE: Jackson Kostolsky, Of Allentown, Charged For Alleged Role In US Capitol Riot Meanwhile, Senate leaders and Manchin struck a deal late Friday over emergency jobless benefits, breaking a nine-hour logjam that had stalled the party’s showpiece $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The compromise, announced by the West Virginia lawmaker and a Democratic aide, seemed to clear the way for the Senate to begin a climactic, marathon series of votes expected to lead to approval of the sweeping legislation. The overall bill, President Joe...
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