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McCarthy Urges Ethics Committee to ‘Quickly’ Investigate Santos Amid Democratic Party Resolution to oust him



House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Tuesday he would like the House Ethics Committee to act quickly and return to Congress on whether to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.W.). York) from the House of Representatives. .

“I think the charge against George Santos is very serious. I also know that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, but I don’t want to sit and wait. [for the courts]… I would like the ethics committee to get to this quickly,” McCarthy told reporters during a press conference. “I think there is enough information now that they can start looking into it. And I think they can get back to Congress, probably faster than a court case.”

McCarthy’s remarks come after House Democrats announced Tuesday a resolution to force a vote to expel Santos from Congress, less than a week after the New York Republican was indicted on 13 counts, including seven counts of email fraud. funds, three counts of money laundering, one count of theft of public funds, and two counts of making materially false statements to the House of Representatives.

Last week, Santos pleaded not guilty to all federal charges against him and was released on $500,000 bail.

V resolution in one sentence Rep. Robert Garcia (R-CA) introduced – largely symbolic in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, but will force House Republicans to formally deny Santos’ allegations.

In March, the Ethics Committee announced that it was launching a formal investigation to find out whether Santos “engaged in illegal activities” during his 2022 presidential campaign. The investigation is ongoing and the committee has largely remained silent on the progress of the investigation.

McCarthy also emphasized the bipartisan nature of the committee during a press conference, saying that an equal number of Republicans and Democrats “could look at it very quickly and come to the conclusion about what Santos did or didn’t do.”

“I can’t control ethics anyway. But I would advise the ethics committee to do it quickly. Don’t play timeout. The facts are enough,” McCarthy added.


These bankers are so intransigent that even Republicans can’t stand them.



And so on. Then Kennedy was filmed video that Signature Bank showed at some company meeting shortly after its founding in 2001, parodying the old Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland song, “Hey kids, let’s put on a show!” films from the 1930s (which the staff at Signature, even 20 years ago, were probably too young to remember). The parody included already morbid lyrics,

What a terrible offer.

How to Convince the World to Eat Cabbage

What is the possible fate

Become our bank

Also, to decline and fail?

After which, in the video, Shay himself interjected (painfully, looking back): “I know for sure that this will not happen!”

Kennedy shamed Shay for these antics, which was pleasant though not particularly fair, and then spoiled the spirit of bipartisan contempt by saying, “You orchestrated the pronoun siminarsright?” Montana Republican Senator Steve Danes similarly broke the bipartisan friendliness of the hearing: reproach San Francisco Fed for prioritizing climate risk mitigation “while inflation hurt the economy.”

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White supremacy is ‘the most dangerous terrorist threat,’ Biden tells Howard Grad



In his acceptance speech to Howard University alumni, President Joe Biden warned, “The most dangerous threat to our homeland is white supremacy.”

“And I’m not saying this because I’m in Black HBCU,” he said from Washington, D.C. at Capitol One Arena, adding, “I say this wherever I go.”

Biden painted a sobering picture of the national political landscape in his speech, touching on threats to American democracy, threats to repress black history, and threats of violence, including recent bomb threats at HBCU or historically black colleges and universities.

“I thought that when I graduated, we could beat the hate,” Biden said. (He received his law degree from Syracuse in 1968.) “But it never goes away. He hides only under stones.

He added, “And when they give him oxygen, he comes out from under that rock. That is why we also know this truth: silence is participation.”

Biden then reiterated a phrase he has often said in past speeches that America is “the only country based on an idea,” even though “we never completely lived up to that idea.”

He urged graduates to “fight for the soul of our people” – the main theme of his latest presidential campaign. and his current.

“We know that American history has not always been a fairy tale. From the beginning, for over 240 years, between the best of us, the American idea that we are all created equal, and the worst of us, the harsh reality that racism has long torn apart. separately,” Biden said.

“This is a battle that never really ends, but on better days there is enough courage and heart to stand up for the best in us, to choose love over hate, unity over disunity, progress over retreat, to get back on our feet. against the poison of white supremacy.”

This isn’t the first time Biden has called white supremacy by name; he did it several more times, including a racist mass shooting in a Buffalo, New York supermarket almost a year ago. The man who shot 10 people in a store was sentenced to life in prison back in February.

In recent years, the FBI and other federal officials have repeatedly warned of the threat posed by far-right racist extremists in the United States.

Biden is the seventh sitting president to deliver the keynote speech at Howard’s graduation ceremony, according to the school.

Vice President Kamala Harris is a university graduate; Biden received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Howard.

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Top 10 most difficult and simple words in beekeeping, May 6-12



Here are the meanings of the least found words used in recent Times articles:

1. carioca – version of samba, or music for it:

Wireless connection carioca, or baile funk, a flamboyant rhythm that emerged in the 1980s in Rio de Janeiro’s predominantly black working-class neighborhoods, is the soundtrack of choice at these gatherings, where sound systems often play the genre’s signature tamborzão beat. — Can the Brazilian pop star enter the US market? Anita says yes. (April 7, 2022)

2. callaloo – A Stewed Caribbean dish from greens, tomatoes, onions and salt:

This collection of recipes establishes a more comprehensive legacy of American cuisine that can be recognizable to all: America of jollof rice and ata din din; cheese grits, callaloo and greens; with Jerk spices, curry powder and ginger-garlic puree. — Best Cookbooks of 2022 (December 13, 2022)

3. avocet – a long-legged bird with an inverted beak:

My grandmother, a passionate ornithologist, passed on her love to me. meeting Avocets and stilts were a marvelous mystery for the first time. — I’m haunted by what I saw in the Great Salt Lake (March 25, 2023)

4. loggia – covered outdoor gallery or room:

The site in Trastevere identified as the oldest synagogue in Rome is a modest brick house with a small arched vault. loggia on the narrow cobbled street Vicolo dell’Athlete, 14 – not classical, but medieval.” — Rome, sacred land for almost 3,000 years and it continues (May 1, 2023)

5. cloaca – an opening at the end of the digestive tract, found in many animals:

This cloaca: a multifunctional outlet, named after the Latin word for “sewer”, through which certain animals, including a whole menagerie of modern birds, reptiles, amphibians and even some mammals, can defecate, urinate, copulate and/or discard their offspring or eggs. — Finally in 3-D: the universal dinosaur hole (January 19, 2021)

6. lobolly – fast growing pine, growing in the southeastern United States and often used to make cardboard:

Worse, the crash had spectacular visuals – McIlroy with a mop deep in the spiny forest, so far from the 10th fairway that the broadcast cameras could hardly find him in the maze. lobolly pines. — Rory McIlroy confident ahead of Masters likely to miss final (April 7, 2023)

7. cirri thin cloud or antennae on an animal:

Later, I learned that even shells contain an edible piece, which can be obtained by biting off the leathery stem of the animal and plucking out the feathered part. cirri from inside the stone-hard shell of the shell.— Wet Climbing Green Wonderland (June 2, 2005)

8th. secular – secular:

If only two subcultures (Christian-Democratic and Communist) participated in the competition, Italian politics would be highly polarized. The existence of a thirdsecularbelonging to neither the Catholic nor the Marxist faith and embodied in half a dozen smaller parties, acts as an indispensable bridge or balancer. — Politics as Spettacolo (November 8, 1987)

9. raffia – a kind of palm tree or its fibers, from which baskets or clothes can be made:

Among them were 30 wicker chairs – mostly antique, with delicately spaced legs and spindly backs – that were decorated by the brand’s creative director Jonathan Anderson in collaboration with several artisans. One was covered with lilac-green felt, the other with loops raffia in Funfetti shades. — Top 10 things we saw at Salone del Mobile (April 27, 2023)

10 bacilli – rod-shaped bacteria:

“The CIA’s plan was to sprinkle the inside of the suit with a fungus that causes Madura’s foot, a disabling and chronic skin disease, and infection of the suit with tuberculosis. bacilli in breathing apparatus,” the document says. — Assassin’s Toolkit: When Guns Aren’t Enough (March 17, 2018)

And a list of the easiest words of the week:

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