If you blinked, you might have missed it: Indiana just automatically increased the state gas tax by 10% hitting the highest rate in state history, & the 5th highest in the country near $0.75 a gallon.
Indiana is one of 16 states where gasoline purchases are subject to sales tax.
Final opinion is FEC v. Ted Cruz, in which (surprise!), the Supreme Court strikes down another campaign finance regulation (a federal law prohibiting campaigns from using more than $250,000 of post-election day funds to repay a candidate’s personal loans)
Quite a bit of talk about #Putin and #Russia having a “face saving” way out.
Well given how badly they are doing, I say leave all Ukrainian land and you can save your face. Or the Ukrainians will keep crushing it. #SlavaUkraini
NEW: @NBCNews has verified these images of Barnette marching toward the Capitol on Jan 6 alongside member of the Proud Boys who were later arrested and indicted for breaking into the building and attacking officers. 1/4
SCOTUS’s 6-3 conservative majority strikes down limitations on the use of post-campaign contributions to repay candidates’ loans to their own campaigns. The plaintiff? Ted Cruz. supremecourt.gov/opinions/21…
Sending all good wishes and prayers for a continued speedy recovery to Senator Chris Van Hollen, who gave an excellent and inspiring speech at the Western Maryland Democratic Summit even as he apparently suffered this mild stroke. We’re with you, Chris!
“But privately, Biden has expressed frustration with media coverage of his administration and believes that the press — and Americans at large — have been too quick to gloss over the damage Trump did to the country” politico.com/news/2022/05/15…
Finland and Sweden joining NATO is a momentous event. In an instant the most powerful military alliance in World history has been made even stronger. These modern, free, powerful, pluralistic Arctic powers should be celebrated.
In front of whom does he need to "save face"? In front of Patrushev? Gerasimov? Lavrov? the Duma? The Russian people? Xi? Cant Putin declare victory any way he wants. Any of these folks going to challenge him? I dont think so.
Transportation Sec. Buttigieg blames the nationwide baby formula shortage on the Abbott plant shutdown:
“It’s got to be safe and it’s got to be up and running as soon as possible. This is the difference between a supply-chain problem…and a supply problem.”
Sweden set to apply for NATO membership after the social democrats endorse membership today. Russia made two neutral countries change near dogmatic positions in a matter of months and got NATO way closer on its northern flank. Молодец!
It should not be hard, especially today, for every elected official and media personality in America—left, right, and center—to unequivocally condemn white nationalism, “replacement theory,” and all that comes with it.
Excited to visit Columbus on Tuesday (5/17) as part of @INDems Town Hall Series. This event is an open public forum on “kitchen-table issues” most important to #Hoosier voters.
We invited @SenToddYoung, but since he’s a US Senator, he doesn’t talk to regular #Hoosiers anymore!