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March 3, 2021

Saima Mohsin to be 1st Muslim US attorney

tarting next month, the new top federal prosecutor in Detroit will be Saima Mohsin, the first Muslim to be a U.S. attorney in Michigan and the country, according to federal officials and Muslim advocates.

On Feb. 2, Mohsin, 52, is to become the acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan after the current U.S. attorney for the district, Matthew Schneider, steps down on Feb. 1. Serving for three years, Schneider announced his resignation on Thursday and said Mohsin, currently the first assistant U.S. attorney for eastern Michigan, will replace him.

Born in Pakistan, Mohsin has been a federal prosecutor for decades, working since 2002 in the U.S. Attorney's Office. As an immigrant of Asian descent who is Muslim, she will bring diversity to an important position that is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the eastern part of the state.

Mohsin is the first Muslim to be a U.S. Attorney in Michigan and also the country, said Gina Balaya, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office of Eastern District of Michigan. Mohsin is also believed to be the first U.S. attorney who is Pakistani-


March 1, 2021

What are you streaming?

Currently. I am streaming:

1. Wandavision - Disney Plus

2. Queen's Gambit - Netflix

3. For All Mankind - Apple TV (which I get free for one year).

February 28, 2021

North Dakota Considers Hiding Vote Totals

“The North Dakota Senate this week passed a bill which aims to forbid election officials from disclosing how many actual votes are cast for each candidate in upcoming presidential elections,” Law & Crime reports.

“The total tallies would only be disclosed after future Electoral Colleges convene to select an official victor.”


February 28, 2021

McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that he would “bet my house” that Republicans win the back majority in the House in 2022.

During an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), McCarthy was asked by American Conservative Union Chair Matt Schlapp about what the minority leader thought the likelihood is of Republicans taking back the lower chamber in the next midterm cycle.

“We’re going to get the majority back. We’re five seats away,” McCarthy exclaimed. “I would bet my house” on it, he continued.

Democrats won back control of the House in the so-called "blue wave" in the 2018 midterms, and won the House, Senate and White House in the 2020 elections.

However, Republicans exceeded expectations in the last election cycle when they were projected to lose 15 members, flipping several seats in the House and winning seats eyed by Democrats in the Senate.


February 28, 2021

Biden: Undocumented immigrants should get vaccine without ICE targeting them

President Biden said Friday that undocumented immigrants should be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of being targeted by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Biden make the remark during an interview with Univision during his visit to a vaccination site in Texas.

“I want to make sure they are able to get vaccinated and so they’re protected from COVID without the ICE or anyone interfering,” Biden said. “They should… not be arrested for showing for being able to get a vaccination.”

Biden also said he plans to make sure undocumented immigrants have food, noting that his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal increases funding for nutrition assistance.

The comments follow an announcement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) earlier this month that said ICE was not conducting enforcement activities at or near COVID-19 vaccination sites.


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