Biden 'Counting Votes' for Assault Weapons Ban - The Friday AM Quickie 11/25/22
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- Biden Hopes to Push Assault Weapons Ban Through Lame-Duck Congress The president told reporters yesterday on holiday in Nantucket that he will "start counting votes" for legislation to help curtail mass shootings before Republicans take control of the House in January, saying "the idea we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick, it’s just sick." via HuffPost.
- Mary Peltola Defeats Sarah Palin in Alaska In addition to being the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress, Peltola is the first Democrat from the state to win a full House term since 1970. via Politico.
- New Twitter Policies Endanger Users Elon Musk's decision to restore previously banned accounts will be "a major disaster especially in Africa where State sponsored Ghost accounts were suspended for endangering human rights activists & journalists,” writes one African journalist. via the Washington Post.
- Brazil Electoral Authority Rejects Bolsonaro Bid to Overturn Election The outgoing fascist leader wanted ballots from electronic voting machines thrown out, which would have made him the victor of last month's election. via the Associated Press.
- Iranian Soccer Star Arrested in Apparent Warning to World Cup Team Voria Ghafouri, a former captain of Tehran's club Esteghlal, was arrested for criticizing the government; it's seen as a warning for members of Iran's national team not to repeat their protests in Qatar. via the Guardian.
- Russia Expands Law Banning Representation of 'Nontraditional Sexual Relations' One of the architects of the new anti-LGBTQ law calls equal rights "an element of hybrid warfare." via the Washington Post.
That's how many rounds of ammunition, "ranging from bullets for automatic rifles to truck-sized cruise missiles," that Russia is firing each day in Ukraine, according to the Associated Press. Ukraine is responding with 7,000 rounds, many supplied by the U.S., and the Pentagon is worried about exhausting its stockpiles.
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