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

Evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan ‘highest priority’, says Harris – live | US news

[ad_1] 2.50pm BST 14:50 Explosion occurs outside the Kabul airport, Pentagon confirms An explosion has occurred outside the Kabul airport where the US and its allies are carrying out evacuations, the Pentagon has just confirmed. “We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when … 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 pass 70,000 – live | US news

[ad_1] 10.57pm BST 22:57 Peter Beaumont The UN’s top human rights official described credible reports of serious human rights violations committed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, including summary executions of civilians, restrictions on women and limitations on protests against their rule. At an emergency session of the UN human rights council, called at the request … 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