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Senator Klobuchar talking up "second step" criminal justice reforms with a focus on the clemency process

Senator Amy Klobuchar, who is running for President and who served as a local prosecutor for eight years, has this notable new commentary at CNN running under the headline "On criminal justice reform, it's time for a second step." Here are excerpts: Our criminal justice system is broken. Today we know that our country has more than 20% of the world's incarcerated people, even though we have less than 5% of the world's population.  And we know racial disparities at every level of our system have...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Congress, White House, Cnn, Amy Klobuchar, Department Of Justice, New York University, Prez Obama, Klobuchar, Hennepin County, University of St Thomas, Douglas A Berman, Mark Osler, Rachel E Barkow

Everybody beats Trump in Wisconsin, according to a new Emerson poll — everybody except Amy Klobuchar and — gasp! — Kamala Harris.

Here's how it looks at Real Clear Politics (click image to enlarge and clarify):Klobuchar only gets a tie. Okay. But Harris?! All those others best Trump but Kamala Harris — who I've been made to feel is the most likely candidate — only ties?!When the Democratic candidates are pitted against each other, Sanders and Biden are way out ahead, with 39% and 24%, respectively. Harris lags miserably at 5%. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Kamala Harris, Polls, Trump, Sanders, HARRIS, Emerson, Klobuchar, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign

"The Overdue Death of Democratic 'Pragmatism'/Centrism in disguise is the wrong strategy for stopping Trump."

A headline that makes me sad. The article, at The New Republic, is by Alex Shephard.Substantively, it's another one of these Amy-Klobuchar-must-be-destroyed articles. [T]he press has cemented her identity as a pragmatist because she fills a key narrative role in the 2020 race: serving as a contrast to the supposed idealists who are driving most of the conversation (and most of the voter excitement) in the Democratic primary. This is shaping up to be the defining conflict of the race...This is no...
Tags: Law, Senate, Barack Obama, History, Metaphor, Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Abortion, Amy Klobuchar, Trump, Democratic Party, New Republic, Klobuchar, Walter Mondale, Ann Althouse

Horny/hungry, f**kless and losing patience...

In the comments to this morning's post about Robert Kraft's arrest for paying for hand jobs, Meade wrote:Robert Kraft was horny, f**kless and losing patience.An aide, joining him on a trip to Florida, had googled and found a high-priced escort service for his boss while hauling their bags through an airport terminal. But once onboard, he delivered the grim news: He had lost his cell phone before reaching the gate, and with it, the contact information for the escort service.What happened next was...
Tags: Cleaning, Florida, Law, Prostitution, New York Times, Amy Klobuchar, Kraft, South Carolina, Klobuchar, Meade, Robert Kraft, Ann Althouse

How to stop Amy Klobuchar.

Say things like "Republicans gush over Klobuchar" (Politico).In a Democratic caucus filled with presidential hopefuls taking a hard line against Donald Trump’s presidency, the Minnesota senator's brand of pragmatic politics stands out. And numerous Republicans are raving about Klobuchar — her personality, her respect for the other party, even her competitiveness in a general election. In fact, a dozen GOP senators were so effusive in interviews this month that some worried they might damage her ...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Gop, Amy Klobuchar, Donald Trump, Democratic, Klobuchar, Ann Althouse, Klobuchar Politico In a Democratic

The Green New Deal — don't ask if it's practical, it's "aspirational," and people are looking for "dreamers."

That's the message Markos Moulitsas (founder of The Daily Kos) delievered — with an assist from WBUR news correspondent Kimberly Atkins — on “Meet the Press" today (transcript).The moderator Chuck Todd got the conversation going by reading Trump's tweet:"I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called carbon footprint to permanently eliminate all planes, cars, cows, oil, gas, and the military even if no other country ...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Sarcasm, Atkins, Environmentalism, Amy Klobuchar, Kos, Trump, Democratic Party, Chuck Todd, Klobuchar, Sherrod Brown, WBUR, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Markos Moulitsas

You know me — I said, last December, "Why aren't the Democratic candidates better? I'm just going to be for Amy Klobuchar."

Link.So what am I supposed to do with this: "Staffers, Documents Show Amy Klobuchar’s Wrath Toward Her Aides/'It’s hard to explain the anxiety that permeates the office,' a former staffer for the Minnesota Democrat told BuzzFeed News."I could say, eh, it's BuzzFeed, well known fake-newsers.Or I could say, this is what they do to women. The same thing that would be tolerated (or even celebrated) in a man is terrible in a woman. Oh, Amy's not nice enough. Every single woman who could pull off the ...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Senate, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, New York Times, Amy Klobuchar, Bill, Hillary, Cruz, Amy, BuzzFeed News, Klobuchar, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Trumpspeak

"You go not just where it’s comfortable but where it’s uncomfortable. And to me that means being there."

Being There! I saw that movie.The quote in the post title is from Amy Klobuchar, interviewed by The New Yorker about "How Democrats Can Defeat Trump in 2020."I'm the person who once said, "Why aren't the Democratic candidates better? I'm just going to be for Amy Klobuchar," so I guess I have to read this, even though I expect it to be boring. (I've often said I like elected officials to be boring, but that doesn't mean I want to consume their boring words, and I'm also wary that a boring candida...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Metaphor, Amy Klobuchar, Trump, Midwest, Jeff Goldblum, Klobuchar, Kavanaugh, Peter Sellers, Susan B Glasser, Ann Althouse, Insect Politics, The Fly, 2020 Campaign, I'm for Boring

I scrolled quickly through 5 of the Sunday morning talk shows.

For many years, I've DVR'd "Meet the Press," "Face the Nation," "State of the Union," "Fox News Sunday," and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," and I used to watch nearly all of all of them and carefully select things to blog. I'd jot down key words so I could find things in the transcript, and I'd talk about them at length here. In the Trump years, however, I've gotten to the point where I won't watch at all, and I will leave the room if someone else even starts to watch. But I did choose ...
Tags: Law, Obamacare, Cbs News, Amy Klobuchar, University Of Chicago, George Stephanopoulos, Sarah Palin, Democratic Party, Klobuchar, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard, Brennan, Barrasso, Margaret Brennan, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign

"My hearing testimony was forceful and passionate. That is because I forcefully and passionately denied the allegation against me."

Writes Brett Kavanaugh in The Wall Street Journal (not blocked by a paywall):At times, my testimony—both in my opening statement and in response to questions—reflected my overwhelming frustration at being wrongly accused, without corroboration, of horrible conduct completely contrary to my record and character. My statement and answers also reflected my deep distress at the unfairness of how this allegation has been handled.I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I mig...
Tags: Law, Wall Street Journal, Klobuchar, Kavanaugh, Ann Althouse, Law And Emotion, Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh nomination voted out of committee, but FBI investigation to follow (UPDATED)

UPDATE: NBC News has reported that President Donald Trump has asked the FBI to conduct the supplemental background investigation requested by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Trump indicated that the investigation should be “limited in scope and completed in less than one week.”  Less than 18 hours after a hearing on sexual-assault allegations that alternated between emotional and explosive, a deeply divided Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to se...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Nbc News, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Ford, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Capitol Hill, Bill

Kavanaugh nomination voted out of committee, but Flake endorses FBI investigation

Less than 18 hours after a hearing on sexual-assault allegations that alternated between emotional and explosive, a deeply divided Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court. At first, it appeared that there would be relatively little suspense in the vote, because Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., announced shortly before the hearing began that he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh. But there was still plenty of drama and emotion in tod...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Ford, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Capitol Hill, Bill, Rhode Island

Christine Blasey Ford '100%' certain Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her – live updates

Nominee and first accuser go before judiciary committeeThird woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconductSign up for the US morning briefing 5.23pm BST Mitchell now moves on to Dr Ford’s decision to talk to the press and her local congressional representative Anna Eshoo. Mitchell asks about why Dr Ford contacted the Washington Post and her congresswoman when Kavanaugh was reportedly on the shortlist for the supreme court nomination. 5.14pm BST Senator Klobuchar takes a slightly differen...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, US, World news, US news, US politics, Ford, US Senate, US Congress, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment, US supreme court, Klobuchar, Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh, Law (US

2020 Presidential Election Betting Odds.

Via GetMoreSports (with a lot about Mark Cuban at the link):Donald Trump 3-2Kamala Harris 8-1Elizabeth Warren 10-1Joe Biden 12-1Bernie Sanders 12-1Mike Pence 16-1Michelle Obama 20-1Cory Booker 25-1Kirsten Gillibrand 25-1Beto O’Rourke 30-1Mark Cuban 50-1Oprah Winfrey 50-1Eric Holder 50-1Julian Castro 50-1Bob Iger 50-1Andrew Cuomo 50-1Sherrod Brown 50-1Deval Patrick 50-1Gavin Newsom 50-1Dwayne Johnson 60-1Jamie Dimon 60-1Hillary Clinton 60-1Michael Bloomberg 60-1Howard Schultz 60-1Amy Klobuchar 60...
Tags: Cook, Law, Obama, Bloomberg, Mark Cuban, Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump, Ellison, Castro, Clinton, Cuomo, Gore, Fiorina, Rubio, PAUL

Tuesday round-up

Today’s Supreme Court news will emanate from Capitol Hill, where the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy kicks off today at 9:30 a.m. At NPR, Nina Totenberg reports that the “almost-week-long hearing will have both more and less drama than Neil Gorsuch’s last year — more because Kavanaugh has a longer record in public life and a paper trail to match, and less because the Republicans changed the Senate rul...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Nbc News, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Npr, Usa Today, Dianne Feinstein, George W Bush, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Kennedy

How will Clinton and Trump and their proxies talk about the Orlando shooting/terrorism?

We saw how the different political candidates talked about the San Bernardino massacre, which happened last December. As I remember it, roughly, Clinton and Obama centered on guns and lectured us about the need for gun control, and Republicans talked about immigration policy and Islamic extremism.Now, closer to the election, what framework will be imposed? Something was learned from the politics around San Bernardino and the primary season is over, so I suspect that Democrats will not choose to ...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Immigration, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Terrorism, Fox News, Amy Klobuchar, Donald Trump, Orlando, Clinton, Trump, San Bernardino, Jake Tapper

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