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Task force pushes U.S. lawmakers to strengthen insider trading rules

A group of former U.S. officials and lawyers is urging Congress to strengthen and clarify law around insider trading that has "generated confusion" and "failed to keep up with the times."
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Don’t Be Confused by Trump’s Defense. What He Is Accused of Are Crimes.

Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress have long been considered criminal and merit impeachment.
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Does Impeachment Work?

Is the American Constitution's system for presidential impeachment good or bad constitutional  design?  Do the Constitution's provisions actually serve their intended purposes? The Trump impeachment trial adds one more data point to a very small number of cases.If the purpose of impeachment is to remove a president who has abused his power, acted corruptly, or engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors, the Constitution's system for impeachment is a failure. The reason is the emergence of a politic...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Ford, House, House Of Representatives, Fox News, Lincoln, Republican Party, Jeff Flake, Branding, Clinton, Trump, Nixon, Al Gore


Democrats demand Bolton testify at Trump’s impeachment trial

By ERIC TUCKER, ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON  — The stakes over witness testimony at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial are rising now that a draft of a book from former national security adviser John Bolton appears to undercut a key defense argument. Bolton writes in the forthcoming book that Trump told him that he wanted to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in security aid from Ukraine until it helped him with politically charged investigations, including into Democra...
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Gig/freelancer economy roundup

More on the chaotic, destructive effects of California’s AB5 (earlier here, here, etc.): “Non-equity theaters, music venues and jazz clubs, dance companies, small cultural festivals of all types face very real threats” [Brendan Rawson, Cal Matters] Translators and interpreters hard hit by law [Dan Plante, KUSI] Women-owned businesses “reeling” [Elaine Pofeldt, Forbes] Disabled workers “hugely impacted” [Markos Moulitsas, Daily Kos] California Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Granite Bay) has ask...
Tags: New York, Small Business, Law, Congress, California, Uncategorized, New York Times, New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo, Wage And Hour Suits, Art And Artists, California New Jersey New York, Emma Gallegos, Brendan Rawson, Dan Plante KUSI, Elaine Pofeldt Forbes


Retiring Border Patrol chief: Crisis at southern border demands action by Congress

Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost writes that the current state of immigration at the southern border -- and its impact on border security -- is not sustainable.
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The Fight Over Witnesses Is Really a Fight Against Trump’s Obstruction

Congress needs to stand up for the integrity of impeachment, its own authority and the rule of law.
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Trump, Democratic Party, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Subpoenas, Impeachment, Fight Against Trump


GOP Sen. Mike Braun: 'It'll be interesting to see' how Senate Republicans react to Bolton's bombshell

Most of the Sunday political talk shows had already aired by the time The New York Times reported that former National Security Adviser John Bolton reveals first-hand information on President Trump linking Ukraine military aid to Kyiv investigating Joe Biden and other Democratic targets in his upcoming book. But Kasie Hunt's MSNBC show Kasie DC had not taped, and she got what we might think of as a first draft of the Senate Republican response from Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.).Earlier Sunday, NB...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Brooklyn, House, New York Times, Bolton, Msnbc, Trump, Braun, Hunt, Chuck Todd


ETW #47 Exploring the National Parks with the National Park Foundation

Learn all about the National Park Foundation & how to better enjoy the National Parks. This week we’re chatting with the National Park Foundation to learn more about their mission and work around the country. We also interview a ranger from a very special park in Texas to learn more about his work and why it’s important to preserve the hundreds of protected sites around the US. You can listen to the podcast here on this page or on any of these services: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, S...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Congress, Washington, US, America, Weber Shandwick, National Parks, Accenture, San Antonio, National Park Service, Nps, Tom, Eric, Bucknell University, National Park Foundation


IRS watchdog report indicates continued tax refund delays

The second filing season under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is about to start. This one will be easier, right? Right? Maybe. At least this year, we and the Internal Revenue Service aren't dealing with the longest federal government shutdown in history. Plus, folks got a good look with their filings last year at how the massive Republican tax reform law affects them, although some areas are still a bit fuzzy. And of course, everyone adjusted their payroll withholding so there won't be a repl...
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Schiff: Trump Tweeting I Have ‘Not Paid The Price’ Is ‘Intended To Be’ A Threat

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was quick to classify President Trump’s Sunday tweet aimed at him as a threat during an interview on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press.” On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted that Schiff “has not paid the price.” Although it’s unclear whether the President referred to a specific incident in the tweet, it comes two days after Schiff cited a CBS report — which reported an anonymous threat that the White House made to Senate Republicans to put their “head on a pike” if they voted against...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Gop, Cbs, Msnbc, Susan Collins, Trump, Todd, Chuck Todd, Donald J Trump, Lisa Murkowski, Adam Schiff, Schiff, Impeachment


Trump impeachment trial: Democrat says ‘country’s fate hanging’ on outcome

House manager says case against Trump ‘overwhelming’Schiff says Trump’s comment about him intended as a threatOne of the prosecutors in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial insisted on Sunday that “the country’s fate is hanging” on the outcome of the showdown now taking place in the US Senate, in which she declared the case against the president regarding his conduct with Ukraine “overwhelming”.Zoe Lofgren, a California congresswoman and one of the senior Democrats presenting the evidence against th...
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Two years after a federal law banning shackling women during childbirth was passed, prisoners in America are still giving birth in chains

In 2010, the UN adopted a rule regarding incarcerated pregnant women: "instruments of restraint shall never be used … during labour, during birth and immediately after birth." In 2018, the Federal First Step Act banned shackling pregnant women, women giving birth, and women caring for newborns; but the law does not extend to local and state jails, where 85% of the incarcerated women in America are locked up. As a result, the practice of shackling women before, during and after childbirth i...
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Rebooting Internet Freedom

Rebecca MacKinnon Ten years ago this week, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s landmark speech on internet freedom elevated the promotion of a free and open global internet to a key U.S. foreign policy priority. A decade later, online freedom across the world has declined steadily—including, recently, in America. The new decade represents an opportunity to reverse this trend. But to do so, we need national leadership committed to forging a comprehensive and positive vision of the inter...
Tags: Ecommerce, Europe, Congress, Nsa, China, Russia, America, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Edward Snowden, Un, State Department, E-activism, State, Rebecca MacKinnon Ten


Is Bernie Sanders actually surging?

I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised to see recently that in addition to leading in both Iowa and New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders is now at at the top of at least one national Democratic primary poll. Like many observers who have a difficult time believing that Joe Biden will have the staying power to make it through the primary season all the way to the Democratic convention and beyond, I have been at a loss for a while when asked to name the candidate I think most likely to represent the...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, White House, Elizabeth Warren, America, Barack Obama, Dnc, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Brooklyn, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Iowa, Warren, Michigan


‘Talk less, do more’: World Jewish Congress leader’s call to halt antisemitism

Ronald Lauder’s Auschwitz memorial address will demand action against a rising tide of hatredThe president of the World Jewish Congress has accused leaders of contributing to the “drip, drip method” of spreading antisemitism, comparing it to the defamation campaigns that culminated in the Holocaust.Ahead of the 75th anniversary on Mondayof the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Ronald Lauder said that governments spent too much time talking about the dangers of antisemitism...
Tags: Congress, Germany, World news, Holocaust, Judaism, Nazi, Auschwitz, World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, Antisemitism, Auschwitz Birkenau Ronald Lauder


Peru Congress vote: Election follows September dissolution

The poll comes almost four months after the president dissolved the body, accusing it of obstruction.
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Trump’s Impeachment Defense Takes Its Cue From the President

When Donald Trump’s lawyers began their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial on Jan. 25, much of their argument boiled down to a phrase the President himself has been repeating for months: read the transcript. The President’s lawyers focused on the White House summary of the July 25, 2019 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as the central piece of evidence. White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who is leading the defense, called the document the “best pie...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Hunter, John Roberts, Adam Schiff, House Intelligence


'I really hope she is the future': AOC's support of Sanders fuels 2024 speculation

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s aid of Bernie Sanders’ campaign is raising talk of the possibility she might run for the White House herselfIt was billed as a rally for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. But the only aging white man on the platform was the film-maker Michael Moore, and attendee Brittany Springmeier wasn’t there to see him.She was in Iowa City for real star of the show, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.“She’s speaking for us. She’s speaking for the people. She has a passion for the millen...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, White House, New York City, America, Netflix, Washington Dc, Iowa, Vermont, Michael Moore, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Aoc, Bernie


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Allegedly Cursed Out a Reporter and Asked Her to Identify Ukraine on a Map

On Friday, National Public Radio (NPR) reporter Mary Louise Kelly said that after she asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about Ukraine in an interview, he allegedly become furious, cursed at her and accused her of not being able to find Ukraine on a map. Kelly — who is the host of NPR’s All Things Considered and formerly covered national security — alleged that Pompeo became upset after she asked a question in an interview that aired on Friday about former United States Ambassador to Ukra...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, House, Bangladesh, Npr, State Department, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, State, Kelly


This Week in Apps: Apple antitrust issues come to Congress, subscription apps boom, Tencent takes on TikTok

Welcome back to ThisWeek in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s recently released “State of Mobile” annual report. People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Congress, Disney, Tech, Developers, Mobile Apps, Tencent, App Stores, Mobile Games, App Annie, This Week In Apps, App Trends


The Pentagon's vow to protect impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is being tested after a senator repeatedly attacked his patriotism

A top Pentagon official as recently as last month vowed the department would not tolerate "any act of retaliation" against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman -- a pledge now being put to the test after Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn this week repeatedly attacked the key National Security Council aide who testified before Congress on the Ukraine scandal.
Tags: News, Congress, Ukraine, Stories, Pentagon, National Security Council, Republican Sen Marsha Blackburn, Col Alexander Vindman


Pentagon's vow to protect Vindman against retaliation tested after Blackburn attacks decorated veteran

A top Pentagon official as recently as last month vowed the department would not tolerate "any act of retaliation" against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman -- a pledge now being put to the test after Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn this week repeatedly attacked the key National Security Council aide who testified before Congress on the Ukraine scandal.
Tags: Congress, Ukraine, Cnn, Pentagon, National Security Council, Blackburn, Republican Sen Marsha Blackburn, Col Alexander Vindman


Pentagon's vow to protect Vindman against retaliation tested after Blackburn attacks

A top Pentagon official as recently as last month vowed the department would not tolerate "any act of retaliation" against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman -- a pledge now being put to the test after Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn this week repeatedly attacked the key National Security Council aide who testified before Congress on the Ukraine scandal.
Tags: News, Congress, Ukraine, Stories, Pentagon, National Security Council, Blackburn, Republican Sen Marsha Blackburn, Col Alexander Vindman


Pentagon's vow to protect Vindman against retaliation tested after attacks by senator

A top Pentagon official as recently as last month vowed the department would not tolerate "any act of retaliation" against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman -- a pledge now being put to the test after Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn this week repeatedly attacked the key National Security Council aide who testified before Congress on the Ukraine scandal.
Tags: News, Congress, Ukraine, Stories, Pentagon, National Security Council, Republican Sen Marsha Blackburn, Col Alexander Vindman


READ: Pentagon official's letter

A top Pentagon official pledged last month in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that "the Department will not tolerate any act of retaliation or reprisal" against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a decorated veteran and key National Security Council aide who testified before Congress on the Ukraine scandal.
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READ: Pentagon official's letter vowing the department 'will not tolerate' retaliation against Vindman

A top Pentagon official pledged last month in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that "the Department will not tolerate any act of retaliation or reprisal" against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a decorated veteran and key National Security Council aide who testified before Congress on the Ukraine scandal.
Tags: Congress, Senate, Ukraine, Cnn, Pentagon, National Security Council, Department, Chuck Schumer, Vindman, Col Alexander Vindman


Democrats Make Trial Case That Trump Is a Danger: Key Takeaways

(Bloomberg) -- House Democrats used their full 24 hours in an effort this week to convince senators that President Donald Trump should be removed from office for abusing his power and obstructing Congress.Their arguments were meticulously planned and robustly sourced -- yet difficult to digest in sessions that began in the afternoon and lasted late into the night. The trial is all but certain to end in acquittal because 20 Republicans would have to join with all Democrats to reach the 67-vote th...
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How Trump and His Lawyers Have Been Getting Ready for His Impeachment Defense

Donald Trump is already worried about the television ratings for the first day of his defense team’s opening arguments in his historic impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. “Looks like my lawyers will be forced to start on Saturday, which is called Death Valley in T.V.,” he complained on Twitter Friday morning. Trump has good reason to want people to tune in. January 25 marks the first time his lawyers will formally lay out their defense outside of Trump’s own tweets and surrogates’ appeara...
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Closing Dems’ Opening Argument, Schiff Says That Trump Is Threat To Republic

President Trump presents an unprecedented threat to the country’s Constitutional structure and would “make himself a monarch,” said lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) as he closed his opening argument Friday night. “That has been proved,” the House Intelligence Committee chief added. He repeated that sentence — “that has been proved” — again and again as he ran through a litany of allegations that covered the President’s campaign to extort Ukraine into bashing former Vice Presid...
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