Bush Calls Out GOPers Trying To End HIV Program + More News

Bush Calls Out GOPers Trying To End HIV Program + More News
Former President George W. Bush (photo: public domain)

Some news items you might have missed:

The Advocate: Former President George W. Bush (R) has made his case to preserve the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), credited with saving more than 25 million lives, after GOP lawmakers have attempted to cut the program because they say it promotes a “leftist” agenda.

Kenneth-in-the-212: Five questions for author Tim Murphy on his new 1980s-lookback novel, Speech Team.

Gothamist: New York Police have arrested three men in connection to the vandalization of a Pride flag display at the Stonewall National Monument in the West Village.

Twitter: Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro was left speechless on “The Five” when Jessica Tarlov, the lone liberal on the panel, spoke about folks being informed about the safety of COVID vaccination. After Pirro audibly groaned, Tarlov outed Pirro as vaccinated. #silence

Washington Post: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) says he will not seek a second term in the Senate. Romney tells the Post most Republicans are drawn to a “populist demagogue message.”

Meidas Touch: Far-right Rep. Lauren Boebert’s new boyfriend, who she was with when she was kicked out of a performance of “Beetlejuice” in Denver, hosted a drag show at his bar in January…?