In Case You Missed It: July 5, 2020

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President Biden/Biden Administration:

U.S. seeks 250,000 mentors, tutors to address pandemic learning loss

The Biden administration on Tuesday will launch a new effort to recruit 250,000 mentors and tutors to help students who have fallen back in their learning during the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said.

The program, which will be led by AmeriCorps and the Department of Education along with other service organizations, will seek to get adults to fill the roles over the next three years.

***Note to ALL Ignorant, Malignant, Illiterate, and Racist MAGAts. DO NOT APPLY! We don’t need more ignorant, malignant ILLITERATE, and racist MAGAts in this country. Furthermore, we need tutors, not tudors.

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Republican states are trying to use federal covid aid to cut taxes

In Florida and elsewhere, GOP leaders have sued to tap pandemic funds for tax cuts, defying the Biden administration

More than a year after Congress approved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Republicans in nearly two dozen states have ratcheted up efforts to tap some of those funds for an unrelated purpose: paying for tax cuts. The moves have threatened to siphon off aid that might otherwise help states fight the pandemic, shore up their local economies or prepare for a potential recession.

The intensifying Republican campaign targets one of the signature programs Democrats approved as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan last year. At the urging of the nation’s mayors and governors, Congress delivered what largely amounted to a blank check for every city and state to bolster their budgets.

Congress ultimately laid down few conditions for how local leaders could use the pot of money, which totaled $350 billion nationally. But they were clear about one thing: The federal government would not subsidize state tax cuts. Lawmakers led by Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) said at the time that Washington should not be on the hook to pay for reductions in state tax revenues, since that could leave major budget holes once federal aid ran dry.

Full of 💩 💩 💩 as usual:

Explain to us, Mitch, why inflation is a global issue versus something ‘unique’ to the US of A. Did you forget that part, you Craven Asshole?

Unfortunately, Not True: Fact Check-No evidence for social media claims that Mitch McConnell said he might resign after midterms

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After Murder of Priests, Catholic Bishop Calls For Pact With Narcos

“There is a need for a social pact,” Bishop Sigifredo Noriega said Tuesday. “A pact where even the bad guys could have a say.”

After the murder of two Jesuit priests in a church last month, clergymen across the country are publicly questioning the current security strategy of Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and some are calling for a “social pact” with drug traffickers. 

The bishop of Zacatecas suggested “directly speaking” with members of organized crime as a new means of trying to reduce the violence that has plagued Mexico for more than a decade. Zacatecas is one of Mexico’s states most affected by violence related to drug trafficking, and is leading in the ranking on murders this year.

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