Texas house passes sweeping voting restrictions bill | Texas

[ad_1] The Texas house of representatives has passed a sweeping elections bill that would prohibit 24-hour and drive-through voting, block election officials from sending out absentee ballot applications, impose new identification requirements on mail-in ballots, and give more leeway to partisan poll watchers at voting sites. The bill – which passed on a 79-37 mostly … Read more

Kabul airport atrocity offers a glimpse of the chaos to come in Afghanistan | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The tempting comparison between the withdrawals of US forces from Kabul in 2021 and Saigon in 1975 has offered diminishing returns over the past 12 days. Whereas about 7,000 people were evacuated from Vietnam (5,500 Vietnamese civilians and about 1,500 Americans), more than 95,000 people have left Afghanistan in a historic airlift since 14 … Read more

Biden reportedly receiving urgent briefings in White House situation room on explosion at Kabul airport – live | US news

[ad_1] 4.20pm BST 16:20 More than 30 patients have already arrived at the Kabul Surgical Centre following the explosions at the airport, according to a reporter for the Afghan network TOLO News. Six other patients were declared dead upon arrival to the hospital. A Taliban spokesperson previously said that at least 13 people had been … Read more

A leaked S&M video won’t keep Zack Weiner out of politics – and nor should it | Arwa Mahdawi

[ad_1] You have to be something of a masochist to want to get into politics – and Zack Weiner is an unapologetic masochist. Last week, the 26-year-old, who is running for a place on the city council in New York, was something of a nonentity: he had zero name recognition and his campaign had raised … Read more

Biden says US is ‘determined to complete this mission’ as Afghanistan evacuations reach 70,000 – live | US news

[ad_1] 10.32pm BST 22:32 “Each day of operations brings added risk to our troops,” Biden said, before ending his statements. “They’re real and significant challenges that we also have to take into consideration. The longer we stay starting with the acute and growing risk of an attack by a terrorist group.” The Taliban has said … Read more

‘We’re peons to them’: Nabisco factory workers on why they’re striking | US unions

[ad_1] The pandemic drove many people to the cookie jar and helped Nabisco, maker of Oreos, Chips Ahoy!, Fig Newtons and other sweet treats weather the worst of the outbreak. But as the company’s profits continue to recover, workers at its US plants are striking over the outsourcing of jobs to Mexico and concessions demanded … Read more