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The Army Should Rename Texas’ Fort Hood For Baseball Pioneer Jackie Robinson

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It is adapted in part from “The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame.” The growing controversy over public buildings, statues, and streets named for Confederate figures has reached the military. In late July, both houses of Congress passed an amendment to the $740 billion defense authorization bill to rename ten U.S. military bases that honor Confederate officers. Trump has threatened...
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WH Floats Possible Unemployment Executive Orders Just Before Negotiators Meet

The White House made it known that it is considering three executive orders on COVID-19 unemployment efforts just as its two lead negotiators on the issue met with Democrats for the seventh time Tuesday afternoon. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin primed the pump while talking to reporters on their way in to meet with House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Mnuchin said then that they would “absolutely” consi...
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LA County joins legal fight against efforts to end DACA

The Los Angeles County  Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Aug. 4, to challenge any federal government action to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended that the county fight back against any move to eliminate DACA, which is currently under review by the Department of Homeland Security. “Now, more than ever, we must be resolved to keep fighting on behalf of our immigrant communities, especially in the face of an administration that h...
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Speaking U.S Congressional Candidate John Collick

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)-John Collick served his country with honor in the United States Marine Corp. He worked as a Signals Intelligence Analyst and a Counterterrorism Analyst. John received a B.S. from Campbell University and an M.B.A in Homeland Security from Northcentral University. He retired as a 1st SGT. After finishing his time in the Marines, John went into the business world. He was a Target executive team leader before going into business for himself. His life was great, but John fe...
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Sen. Ron Wyden accused Trump of 'working the refs' by pulling the renomination of an FCC commissioner who had questioned the president's executive order targeting social media companies (FB, TWTR, GOOG, GOOGL)

Democratic Senator Ron Wyden slammed Trump for withdrawing an FCC commissioner's renomination and accused him of "working the refs," in an interview with The Verge. The White House abruptly pulled its nomination of MIchael O'Rielly to serve another term as FCC commissioner following his criticism of Trump's executive order taking aim at social media platforms. Wyden co-authored Section 230, which granted legal protections to internet companies, helping pave the way for the modern internet and,...
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Parental control app Boomerang repeatedly blocked from Play Store, losing business

Apple isn’t the only one accused of kicking out competitive solutions from its App Store. Google did the same — for over a month at least — or so alleges parental control app maker Boomerang. The company’s product competes with Google’s own Family Link solution for controlling screen time and children’s use of mobile devices. The company claims Google repeatedly removed its application from the Play Store for a variety of issues, including violations of Google’s “Deceptive Behavior Policy” which...
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NYC’s Independent Venues Announce Day Of Action For “Save Our Stages” Campaign

Last month, the Save Our Stages and Restart bills were introduced in the Senate as Congress continues to debate extending COVID-19 relief funding to businesses. Both acts call for steps to ensure the survival of independent venues across the country, hoping to guarantee money so that venues can sustain themselves as … More »
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Senate passes powerful Olympic reform legislation

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed major Olympic reform legislation Tuesday that would demand greater accountability from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the national governing bodies of Olympic sports in this country in the wake of the USA Gymnastics and USA Swimming sexual and physical abuse scandals. The Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athlete Act places greater legal liability on the USOPC and NGBs for sexual abuses by coaches, officials and employees and provides C...
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Trump signs $3 billion-a-year plan to boost conservation, national parks

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress. “There hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect,” Trump said about the 26th president, who created many national parks, forests and monuments to preserve the nat...
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Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns being attached to the proposal from multiple quarters. This means the deal is on ice for a period of time that could last until early December. The Commission said it has 90 working days to take a decision on the acquisition — so until December 9, 2020. Commenting on opening an “in-depth investigation” i...
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A 'do or die' situation: Without help from Congress, Arizona's music venues could shutter

Phoenix's Rebel Lounge owner Stephen Chilton says if Congress doesn't pass key legislation, Arizona concert venues like Crescent Ballroom could close.          [Author: Arizona Republic]
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Census Confirms Plan To Rush Count Amid Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Policy Push

Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham announced Monday evening that the Bureau was officially speeding up its plans for the 2020 census, putting it on a counting timeline that the Bureau’s own experts said earlier this year was impossible due to the pandemic. The Bureau now says that it will be aim to deliver the data for apportionment — the process of deciding how many House seats each state gets — by the end of the year, which was the original deadline before the coronavirus outbreak hit...
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How Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Census Power Grab Throws Rural States Under The Bus

Democratic-leaning parts of the country are not the only losers in President Trump’s anti-immigrant scheme to hijack the census. His administration’s recent moves to speed up the count appear aimed at making sure Trump is still president when the Bureau’s most important task — providing the data that decides how many House seats each state gets — is finished.  In doing so, Trump is also throwing under the bus rural parts of the country, census experts and demographers tell TPM. The gambit...
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Stocks seesaw as Congress delays on coronavirus relief pinch consumers

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said negotiators made a “little bit of progress,” but Democrats and Republicans remained divided on key issues including an extra $600-per-week unemployment benefit.
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Tushnet’s Taking Back the Constitution

For the Symposium on Mark Tushnet, Taking Back the Constitution: Activist Judges and the Next Age of American Law (Yale University Press 2020). It probably did not occur to many people encountering Mark Tushnet’s early career work that he would wind up being something of a national treasure in constitutional law.   Despite possessing the dubious virtues of unrelenting honesty and unfailing clarity, he is.   I’ve read most of Mark’s books and for relevance and making a timely punch in the righ...
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Alphabet raises $10B with the biggest, cheapest bond sale in its history

Google parent Alphabet borrowed $10 billion via its biggest — and cheapest — corporate bond sale ever on Monday. The company pledged to use $4.5 billion for corporate moves, like acquisitions, and funnel the other $5.5 billion into environmental and social initiatives. Alphabet said the latter represents “the largest sustainability or green bond by any company in history.” “Although a number of companies have issued green bonds (directed solely to environmental uses), sustainability bonds differ...
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Primaries in Michigan, Kansas and Missouri: 6 things to watch Tuesday

The dog days of summer are usually a low-key time for members of Congress to be with their family and constituents back home. But this August 4, some are running for their political lives, challenged by insurgent candidates on the left and right.
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GBTA Calls on Congress to Take Action on Expanded Relief for Distressed Business Travel Industry

Alexandria, VA - As the U.S. Congress negotiates a new coronavirus relief package for individuals and businesses, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the leading voice of business travel worldwide - has called on Congressional leadership to enact measures to renew business travelers' confidence and to curb the devastating impact of the pandemic on this vital sector of the global economy. The August 3 letter to Congressional Leadership calls for increased funding for rapid COVI...
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Mexico: Update On The Termination Of Public Trusts Created By Law - OLIVARES

In relation to our newsletter of June 2nd, on the initiative presented by MORENA seeking the disappearance of 44 public trusts, the Congress confirmed in the extraordinary session of July 29...
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Hawaii workers, unemployed, hope for federal relief, Green warns COVID-19 uptick could lead to shutdown, candidates gear up for final week before primary election, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Shopping in the COVID era ©2020 All Hawaii News Workers balance the need for a paycheck with the risk of contracting COVID-19. This push and pull is playing out throughout Hawaii, but perhaps nowhere near as poignantly as among Hawaii’s school and hotel workers, who have sought to delay reopenings until they are assured that workers can return to their jobs safely. Star-Advertiser.Thousands of Hawaii residents wait on federal COVID relief package decision. The federal government is still ...
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'Squad' member Tlaib faces test in Michigan primary

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib is trying to fend off a serious challenge for her House seat in Michigan's primary on Tuesday, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, was seeking re-election to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Jones on the same day defeated Tlaib to fill out the remainder of John Conyers' term.
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Pelosi reportedly told House Democrats that Congress likely won't come to an agreement on another pandemic relief bill until next week

House Democrats and Senate Republicans have been at a standstill in ongoing negotiations over another coronavirus stimulus bill to support Americans.
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Trump weighs executive action as negotiations progress on next coronavirus stimulus package

The president on Monday said he was weighing executive action as Congress and the White House struggle to break the impasse.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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FCC invites public comment on Trump’s attempt to nerf Section 230

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has decided to ask the public for its thoughts on an attempt initiated in Trump in May to water down certain protections that arguably led to the creation of the modern internet economy. The nakedly retaliatory order seems to be, legally speaking, laughable, and could be resolved without public input — but the FCC wants your opinion, so you may as well give it to them. You can submit your comment here at the FCC’s long-suffering electronic comment filing system, but before ...
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As nation grapples with crisis, McConnell and Schumer aren't negotiating -- with each other

In the months since Congress has tried to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, the two most powerful players in the Senate have rarely engaged directly in talks with one another about the legislative response -- instead, often trading openly hostile barbs during this high-stakes election year.
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USOPC spends $20 million more on employees than athletes in 2019

At a time when the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee has repeatedly pledged to athletes, Congress and the public that it would become  more athlete-centric, the organization spent nearly $20 million more in 2019 on its employees than it did on direct financial support to American athletes training for the Olympic Games and other major international competitions. USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland received more than $800,000 in compensation from the USOPC and other related organizations and was the hi...
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Prosecutor seeking Trump tax records cites probe of his business

By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Associated Press NEW YORK — A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.” Trump’s lawyers last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith and amounted to harassment of the president. Manhattan District Attorney District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. seeks ei...
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'The Swamp' wades into what's wrong with Congress but doesn't find a way out

"The Swamp" has an attention-grabbing title, but this HBO documentary -- built around extensive access to three Republican congressmen -- gets bogged down in too many side streams. The film serves as an indictment of the existing system and a profile of Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a have-it-both-ways formula that might explain why this feels like at least two documentaries in one.
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Trump says he may act to stop evictions as virus aid talks stall

By Saleha Mohsin, Erik Wasson and Justin Sink | Bloomberg President Donald Trump said Monday he may take executive action to impose a moratorium on evictions with talks on a new virus relief plan stalled in Congress. The White House is also exploring whether the president can act on his own to extend enhanced unemployment insurance payments that, like an eviction moratorium, were part of stimulus legislation enacted in March but now have expired. “They’re not interested in unemployment, they’re ...
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FCC Chair Says Agency Will Take Public Comment on Trump Social Media Petition

The Federal Communications Commission will take public comment for 45 days on a petition filed by the Trump administration seeking new transparency rules in how social media companies moderate content, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said on Monday. From a report: Pai rejected calls from Democrats that he summarily dismiss the petition without public comment. The decision came after President Donald Trump directed the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) ...
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