Lee wins Democratic primary in historic bid for Congress
Summer Lee has won a five-way Democratic primary for a Pittsburgh-based U.S. House seat, making her the favorite in the heavily Democratic district to win the fall general election and become the first Black woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania. Lee, a second-term state House member, lawyer and former labor organizer, comes from the party's progressive wing. Lee beat out second-place Steve Irwin, who was endorsed by the Allegheny County Democratic Party and backed by prominent Democrats from the county.news.yahoo.com
2 more House Democrats retiring, underscoring 2022 obstacles
Price, the current dean of North Carolina's congressional delegation, announced Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 he won't seek reelection in 2022. In North Carolina, Price has represented the 4th Congressional District in the Raleigh-Durham area for all but one term since joining the House in 1987. Price's announcement comes as state lawmakers are starting to redraw North Carolina’s House district boundaries based on 2020 census figures. In recent years, Republicans have seen more retirements than Democrats, including in 2018, when 37 Republicans declined to seek reelection ahead of bruising losses, versus just 18 Democrats, according to the political tracking website Ballotpedia. So far, 10 House Republicans have either stepped down this year or have said they aren't seeking reelection in 2022.wftv.com
The Latest: Twitter grilled about blocking a NY Post article
Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON – The latest news from a House committee questioning the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter. ___2:30 p.m.Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, raised the long-running conservative talking point that Twitter, Facebook and Google are biased against conservative viewpoints and censor material based on political or religious viewpoints. Scalise highlighted Twitter’s blocking of a New York Post article on Hunter Biden, which CEO Jack Dorsey said was a mistake that the company corrected within 24 hours. AdThis would include product vice presidents of integrity, trust and safety and vice presidents of platform policy — at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (rather than Google, which owns YouTube) and perhaps an upstart like TikTok. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai, CEO of YouTube parent Google, are facing questioning at a hearing by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Former Brevard school resource deputy, coach dies after battle with COVID-19
A much-loved former Brevard County school resource deputy and basketball coach died last week after a three-week battle with COVID-19, family members said. Retired Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mike Doyle died Dec. 4 at Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital, sisters Katie Doyle and Theresa Doyle Blazek said. He retired in July 2019 after a nearly 30-year career with the sheriff’s office, according to News 6 partner Florida Today. He wanted to make them feel like they belonged and feel like they were valued,” Theresa Doyle Blazek said. “Sometimes, he would drive all night and still work the next day,” Theresa Doyle Blazek said.