WASHINGTON — The nation reached its debt limit Thursday, beginning the uncertain process known as extraordinary measures, in which the U.S. Treasury Department uses accounting maneuvers to avoid defaulting on the debt. If disagreements about how to address the debt limit last too long, the Treasury Department will exhaust extraordinary measures and the nation would default on the debt for the first time. “We’re not getting rid of anything, and you can’t scare the bejesus out of people saying we’re going to get rid of Social Security, we’re going to privatize. She wrote to lawmakers again Thursday, telling them the country had in fact reached its debt limit and she had begun using some of the extraordinary measures to keep paying all of the country’s bills in full and on time. Such programs include Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Everything is designed to tell LGBTQ+ kids that they’re different, immoral and bad — just for daring to exist. The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health found 45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, with 1 in 5 transgender and nonbinary youth attempted suicide. LGBTQ youth of color reported higher rates than their white peers. However, LGBTQ youth who had supportive families, communities and schools had lower rates of suicide than those who didn’t. Everything is designed to tell LGBTQ+ kids that they’re different, immoral and bad — just for daring to exist.3 months ago Colorado Newsline
“Unfortunately, over the last two years, there hasn’t been a single hearing in the Oversight Committee dealing with the pandemic spending, even though [the federal government] spent record amounts of money. “When Mar-a-Lago was raided, I went on TV… and I said ‘Look, this has been rumored to have been a problem with many former presidents about inadvertently taking documents,’” Comer said. “We’re investigating the president — this isn’t a Hunter Biden investigation, he’s a person of interest in the investigation of Joe Biden,” Comer said. A select committee to examine the topic will be housed under the Committee on Oversight and Accountability. For all of its wide-ranging examinations, there are two topics the Oversight Committee won’t be raising: the 2020 election results and police reform.1 day ago Colorado Newsline
Dickens’ work reinvigorated the holiday, its festivities, and Christmas celebrations in Victorian England and 19th Century America, reverberating in kind down to our own celebrations today. Within three decades, during Great Britain’s Georgian Era (1714 to 1837), Christmas celebrations started running from St. Nicholas Day on Dec. 6 to the 12th Day of Christmas, Jan. 6. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C.D.”And so we find out, bit by bit, what that Ghost of an Idea may be. After establishing the veracity of the death of Ebenezer Scrooge’s business partner Jacob Marley, Dickens introduces the character Scrooge in unforgettable fashion:“Oh! “Are there no workhouses?”The Ghost of Christmas Future returns to the theme of Scrooge’s loneliness and alienation from the warmth of humanity and humanitarianism.1 month ago Colorado Newsline
“His answer for everything is fossil fuels, fossil fuels, fossil fuels,” Bennet said. I don’t think fossil fuels, fossil fuels, fossil fuels is the answer to that.”In the first of two televised debates ahead of the Nov. 8 election, both candidates cast themselves as pragmatic moderates who would reach across the aisle and represent Coloradans of all political stripes, including those rural parts of the state. “I would put my record of bipartisanship and of civility up against any other member of the Senate,” said Bennet. In his effort to pull off an upset win, O’Dea has pitched himself to voters as a moderate on social issues. “I believe that the party system we have here in the United States is broken — I think Sen. Bennet and I probably agree on that,” O’Dea said.3 months ago Colorado Newsline
MONTANAUS sued for pollution from retardant drops on wildfiresBILLINGS — An environmental group filed a lawsuit on Oct. 11 against U.S. Forest Service officials that alleges they polluted waterways during their campaigns against wildfires by inadvertently dropping large volumes of chemical flame retardant into streams. The lawsuit alleges the continued use of retardant from aircraft violates the Clean Water Act. IDAHORadioactive waste shipments to New Mexico resumedBOISE — Shipments of nuclear waste from the U.S. Department of Energy's site in eastern Idaho to a nuclear waste repository in New Mexico have resumed following three episodes that caused New Mexico officials to suspend them. The lab, one of 17 Energy Department national labs, is the nation's top advanced nuclear energy research lab and is one of the state's largest employers, with about 5,000 workers. But the lab has a legacy of nuclear waste that the Energy Department is cleaning up.3 months ago Colorado Politics
The Broncos and Jaguars limped into London with 2-5 records and four-game losing streaks. The winner at Wembley Stadium on Sunday has a chance to reboot their season before it’s too late. The Broncos entered the season with much higher expectations after trading for Russell Wilson and handing the quarterback a $245 million contact extension. Pederson is in his first year in Jacksonville as the Jags try to recover from Urban Meyer’s tumultuous stint with the franchise. “It’s hard because you’re asked to win right now, and that’s the pressure we face every single day.3 months ago Sentinel Colorado
Kuhlmann picked up the game's first score and her 11th of the season to help the Buffs to a 1-0 halftime lead. The Trojans got back to even late in the second half with a tap-in goal from Aaliyah Farmer to force the draw. "Big picture, we needed to get a result today," head coach Danny Sanchez noted after the match. Southern Cal (9-2-3, 5-1-2 Pac-12) still outshot the Buffs, 21-6, but Colorado limited the dangerous looks that UCLA took advantage of on Thursday. "They have a lot of super dynamic attacking players and I thought we really dealt with it well for the most part.3 months ago Colorado Athletics