While Schumer and Manchin wrote the biggest climate bill in history, Nancy Pelosi passed an assault weapons ban & headed to Taiwan, & VP worked with state legislators on abortion, Joe Biden killed the head of al-qaeda.
tell me more about the failed democratic leadership.
— Florida Chris (@chrislongview) August 1, 2022
Schumer says Senate will begin voting on Dems reconciliation package this week.
"Our timeline has not changed, and I expect to bring this legislation to the Senate floor to begin voting this week."
— Jennifer Shutt (@JenniferShutt) August 1, 2022
These are the Democrats in some of the key Senate races we need to win to save voting & reproductive rights:
Are you following them?
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) August 1, 2022
The U.S. accomplished President Biden’s goal of welcoming 100,000 Ukrainians in roughly 5 months, admitting them through the visa process, a new private sponsorship program, Title 42 exemptions along the U.S.-Mexico border and the refugee system.https://t.co/UuQ3U7dYp1
— Camilo Montoya-Galvez (@camiloreports) August 1, 2022
NEW: Biden is nominating Julie Rikelman, the lawyer who represented the Mississippi abortion clinic at the heart of the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade, to be an appeals court judge on the 1st Circuit. She's one of 9 new judicial nominees. https://t.co/0MJCmQz9fP
— Nate Raymond (@nateraymond) July 29, 2022
Breaking…Iowa Democrats will have to wait until AFTER the midterms to learn fate of the caucuses for 2024. Rules and Bylaws Committee had planned to announce decision on which 4 or 5 states would start presidential nominating calendar for 2024 this Saturday during meeting in DC
— Dave Price (@idaveprice) July 30, 2022
And another RIP to a true hero:
Hundreds of Navajos were recruited from the vast Navajo Nation to serve as Code Talkers with the U.S. Marine Corps. Only three are still alive today.https://t.co/2690NAb1OV
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) July 31, 2022
… The Code Talkers took part in every assault the Marines conducted in the Pacific, sending thousands of messages without error on Japanese troop movements, battlefield tactics and other communications critical to the war’s ultimate outcome. The code, based on the then-unwritten Navajo language, confounded Japanese military cryptologists and is credited with helping the U.S. win the war.
Samuel Sandoval was on Okinawa when got word from another Navajo Code Talker that the Japanese had surrendered and relayed the message to higher-ups. He had a close call on the island, which brought back painful memories that he kept to himself, Malula Sandoval said.
The Navajo men are celebrated annually on Aug. 14. Samuel Sandoval was looking forward to that date and seeing a museum built near the Navajo Nation capital of Window Rock to honor the Code Talkers, she said.
“Sam always said, ‘I wanted my Navajo youngsters to learn, they need to know what we did and how this code was used and how it contributed to the world,'” she said Saturday. “That the Navajo language was powerful and always to continue carrying our legacy.”
Sandoval was born in Nageezi near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after attending a Methodist school where he was discouraged from speaking Navajo. He helped recruit other Navajos from the school to serve as Code Talkers, expanding on words and an alphabet that an original group of 29 Navajos created.
Sandoval served in five combat tours and was honorably discharged in 1946. The Code Talkers had orders not to discuss their roles — not during the war and not until their mission was declassified in 1968.
The roles later became an immense source of pride for Sandoval and his late brother, Merrill Sandoval, who also was a Code Talker. The two became talented speakers who always hailed their fellow Marines still in action as the heroes, not themselves, said Merrill Sandoval’s daughter, Jeannie Sandoval…