Alan Ritchson Gets Huge + Nex Benedict + More News

Alan Ritchson (via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

The Advocate: Following the death of 16-year-old Nex Benedict, 350 LGBTQ+ groups, activists, and celebs have signed a letter urging the removal of Oklahoma’s superintendent of public instruction, Ryan Walters, saying he has encouraged “a climate of hate and bigotry.”

Kenneth-in-the-212: Check out the latest publications of interest to LGBTQ readers, including “Reacher” star Alan Ritchson, covering the new issue of Men’s Health. Continue reading “Alan Ritchson Gets Huge + Nex Benedict + More News”

House Democrats Rescue Republicans With Temp Funding Bill

UPDATE: McCarthy’s ‘hail Mary’ bill to keep the government open for 45 days has passed (335-91) thanks to the Democrats. More Dems voted for the measure than Republicans. Ninety-one Republicans and one Democrat voted against the bill.

The measure, which still must pass the Senate, would keep funding the federal government through mid-November and provide billions of dollars for disaster recovery efforts. But it did not include money for Ukraine, a major sticking point for Democrats in the House and Senate. Continue reading “House Democrats Rescue Republicans With Temp Funding Bill”

Resolution Filed Seeking To Expel George Santos From Congress

A group of House Democrats has filed a resolution seeking to expel truth-challenged Rep. George Santos (R-NY) from Congress.
Rep. George Santos (screen capture)

A group of House Democrats has filed a resolution seeking to expel Rep. George Santos (R-NY), the truth-challenged serial liar, from Congress.

This comes amid multiple investigations into irregularities with his campaign finances and his on behalf of a company some have called a “Ponzi scheme.” Continue reading “Resolution Filed Seeking To Expel George Santos From Congress”

Kevin McCarthy Loses Twice On Vote For Speaker Of The House

The results of Round 3 of voting for Speaker of the House (screen cap)

Well, this must be humiliating for Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the House who assumed he would easily become the new Speaker of the House thanks to the (slim) Republican majority.

On the first round of voting, 19 Republicans voted against McCarthy when he could only afford to lose 4 votes. Continue reading “Kevin McCarthy Loses Twice On Vote For Speaker Of The House”