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A government watchdog says White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows spent campaign funds on personal expenditures

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said in a complaint Friday that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows allegedly misused campaign funds by spending them on personal expenditures. The watchdog group is urging the Federal Election Commission to investigate Meadows. The FEC prohibits candidates from using campaign funds for personal use.  CREW found that Meadows' campaign dropped thousands of dollars on cupcakes, restaurants, jewelry, an...
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Virginia Democrat Cameron Webb treats COVID-19 patients and is running in one of the most competitive House races in the country

Dr. Cameron Webb is the Democratic nominee for Virginia's Fifth Congressional district. Cameron Webb for Congress Dr. Cameron Webb, the director of Health Policy and Equity at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is the Democratic nominee for Virginia's 5th Congressional District. Webb, a first-time candidate, is a medical doctor and an attorney. As a White House Fellow from 2016-2017 under then-President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump, Webb focused on healthcare pol...
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McConnell expects to get out a coronavirus stimulus package in 2021, giving a much later timeline for the bill's passing than Trump and Pelosi

Sen. Mitch McConnell Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he expects Congress to get out the second coronavirus stimulus package "right at the beginning of the year" in early 2021.  Other lawmakers involved in the negotiations, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump, proposed significantly shorter timelines. The bill has remained stalled in Congress for months as lawmakers have been unable to reach an agreement on the conte...
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The $600 federal unemployment benefit expired 3 months ago. But millions of Americans will lose all of their jobless aid by year-end if Congress doesn't step in.

Nick Oxford/The Washington Post/Getty Images It's been three months since the $600 federal unemployment benefit lapsed on July 31, depriving millions of a critical source of government help. Democrats are seeking to reinstate the benefit while the White House offered $400 weekly aid in its latest stimulus offer. Around 15 million people could exhaust their unemployment benefits by the end of the year. "If Democrats win the election, my top priority is gonna be to reinstate a benefit that ...
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No matter if Biden or Trump wins the presidency, there is one thing the next president must do to help rebuild the US economy: boost innovation

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump during Thursday night's debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images As election day arrives, COVID-19 still wreaks havoc on the nation. Our greatest strength, innovation, must be utilized in our recovery, no matter who wins the presidency. Rick Lazio is currently a Senior Vice President at alliantgroup, and is a former US Representative from New York's 2nd district. Joe Crowley se...
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"Courts, Culture, and the Lethal Injection Stalemate"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper authored by Eric Berger now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: The Supreme Court’s 2019 decision in Bucklew v. Precythe reiterated the Court’s great deference to states in Eighth Amendment lethal injection cases.  The takeaway is that when it comes to execution protocols, states can do what they want.  Except they can't.  Notwithstanding courts’ deference, executions have ground to a halt in numerous states, often due to lethal inject...
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ON THIS DAY IN 1929, the stock market crashed; the beginning of the Great Depression. How did we get out of it? We elected a Democrat. When FDR ran for president, he seemed an unlikely savior: a rich dilettante with a funny accent, a withered body, and cigarettes he smoked from a holder. But Roosevelt had a message and a cause: the "forgotten man" — the broken farmer in the West, the apple vendor hawking his wares for a nickel in in Manhattan, the Chicago and St. ...
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Tech losses drive Wall Street down again, ending grim week

By Stan Choe and Alex Veiga | The Associated Press Wall Street closed out another punishing week Friday with the S&P 500 posting its first back-to-back monthly loss since the pandemic first gripped the economy in March. The S&P 500 dropped 1.2% and ended the week with a 5.6% loss, its worst in seven months. Sharp drops in big technology stocks drove much of the selling, reflecting worries that expectations built too high for some of the market’s biggest stars, including Apple and Amazon. Investo...
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Federal Reserve expands Main Street program to smaller firms

By Christopher Rugaber | The Associated Press The Federal Reserve will reduce the minimum loan level in its small business lending program and waive some fees to try to boost participation in a program that has so far provided little assistance to struggling companies. The Fed announced Friday that it will support loans of as low as $100,000 in its Main Street Lending Program, down from an earlier minimum of $250,000. The Main Street program seeks to support small and mid-sized businesses by buy...
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Symposium: In Fulton, the court has the chance to jettison Employment Division v. Smith – and the pandemic shows why it should take it

This article is part of a symposium previewing Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Lindsay See is solicitor general of the state of West Virginia, which joined an amicus brief on behalf of 13 states in support of the petitioners. The Supreme Court has options for how to approach this term’s clash between Philadelphia’s foster-placement policies and the religious beliefs of one of its long-standing partners. In Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Catholic Social Services and two foster parents ask the co...
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Texas Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones could become the first Filipina-American elected to Congress

Gina Ortiz Jones is the Democratic nominee for Texas' 23rd Congressional district. AP Photo/Eric Gay, File Gina Ortiz Jones is the Democratic nominee for Texas' 23rd Congressional District, an expansive border district that is politically competitive. Jones first ran for the seat in 2018 and narrowly lost to Rep. Will Hurd, who is retiring at the end of his term. Healthcare is the biggest issue that Jones hears about from voters, especially rural residents. "There are 29 counties in th...
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Petitions of the week: The public-charge rule, Boston Marathon bombing and more

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to review, among other things, the Trump administration’s public-charge rule and the vacated death sentences of Dzokhar Tsarnaev, convicted for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, immigrants can be denied green cards if, “in the opinion of” the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the person is “likely at any time to become a public charge.” Congress, however, did no...
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Constitutional Challenge to Trump’s Anti-230 EO Fails–Rock the Vote v. Trump

[IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY DONE SO, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOTE!] This is one of two lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Trump’s anti-Section 230 executive order from May. Because the EO said a lot (mostly lies) but did very little, the main question is whether anyone has the requisite standing. The court summarizes the standing difficulties in this lawsuit: Plaintiffs’ novel First Amendment claims are a step removed from the typical kind. It is not that plaintiffs claim that their rights ...
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McConnell targets 2021 for stimulus bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday a new coronavirus stimulus bill should be considered at the beginning of 2021, not in a post-election lame duck session of Congress as some lawmakers had hoped would happen after pre-election talks failed.
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McConnell targets early 2021 for new stimulus bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday a new coronavirus stimulus bill should be considered at the beginning of 2021, not in a post-election lame duck session of Congress as some lawmakers had hoped would happen after pre-election talks failed.
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Defeat Senator Doug Jones to Defend the Second Amendment

Alabama Needs To Dump Doug Alabama – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters have the right to feel frustrated about the situation in Alabama. By all rights, it is a state where a strong Second Amendment supporter should be cruising to an easy re-election. But instead, Doug Jones is trying to get a full six-year term. So, instead of an easy re-election allowing us Second Amendment supporters to focus our efforts on enabling Second Amendment supporters to win tough races in Colorado, New ...
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Defeat Doug to Defend the Second Amendment

Alabama Needs To Dump Doug Alabama – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters have the right to feel frustrated about the situation in Alabama. By all rights, it is a state where a strong Second Amendment supporter should be cruising to an easy re-election. But instead, Doug Jones is trying to get a full six-year term. So, instead of an easy re-election allowing us Second Amendment supporters to focus our efforts on enabling Second Amendment supporters to win tough races in Colorado, New ...
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Bolivian Congress approves report recommending lawsuit against outgoing president

Bolivia's Congress, controlled by the socialist party of the former indigenous President Evo Morales, approved on Thursday night a report that recommends a lawsuit against outgoing right-wing President Jeanine Anez for genocide and other alleged crimes. The report, submitted by a parliamentary commission, alleges that Anez and some of her ministers are responsible for "resolutions contrary to the Constitution and the laws, breach of duties, genocide, murder, serious injuries, criminal associati...
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The one sure way to kill these beautiful, hardy plants is with too much water and fertilizer

Some of the most glamorous plants for Southern California gardens come from a region whose soil is so poor in nutrients that fires are essential in providing fertilizer in the form of ashes for the existing flora. I am speaking about South Africa’s Cape floristic region. This area is more packed with endemic species than any other place on earth. “Endemic” describes plants that are native to a specific place. Our own Channel Islands, for example, are famous for the seventy endemic species that g...
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From rich kid to first daughter: The life of Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump, 38. Jemal Countess / Getty Images Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, has lived her life in the public eye. The 39-year-old has been a business executive, runway model, socialite, doting mother, and key advisor in her father's administration. Here's a closer look at her life, career, and time in the White House. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ivanka Trump has lived her life in the public eye.Born to then real-estate mogul Donald Trump ...
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Is the Commissioner of Patents a Principle Officer who Must be Appointed by The President?

For most of the history of the US patent system, the Commissioner of Patents was the head of the Patent Office and was seen as an Officer of the United States appointed by the President.  The 1952 Patent Act was written as follows: A Commissioner of Patents, one first assistant commissioner, two assistant commissioners, and nine examiners-in-chief, shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. 35 U.S.C. 3 (1952).  In 1881 Congress created a national trade...
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Is the Commissioner of Patents an Officer who Must be Appointed by The President?

by Dennis Crouch For most of the history of the US patent system, the Commissioner of Patents was the head of the Patent Office and was seen as an Officer of the United States appointed by the President.  The 1952 Patent Act was written as follows: A Commissioner of Patents, one first assistant commissioner, two assistant commissioners, and nine examiners-in-chief, shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. 35 U.S.C. 3 (1952).  In 1881 Congress created...
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Job markets in the election battleground states are a mixed bag days before the US chooses its next president

Entertainment and events have come to a halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, highly impacting Las Vegas' work force. BRIDGET BENNETT/AFP via Getty Images The election is a few days away, and a handful of states are key to the outcome of the presidential race. The pandemic has had a negative impact on employment in some of these battleground states. For instance, Nevada has a large leisure and hospitality industry and some casino-hotels had to lay off workers. Disney World in Florida als...
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Justice Dept. Is Said to Quietly Quash Inquiry Into Tamir Rice Killing

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department decided more than a year ago to effectively shut down its civil rights investigation into the high-profile killing of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy carrying a pellet gun who was shot by a Cleveland police officer in 2014, according to people familiar with the matter.Career prosecutors had asked in 2017 to use a grand jury to gather evidence in their investigation, setting off tensions inside the department. In an unusual move, department supervisors let...
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Despite hand wringing from pundits, if Democrats win they should enact a truly transformative agenda and fully prosecute Trump

US President Donald Trump looks on as he departs a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Democratic pundits and thought leaders are pushing to curtail a liberal agenda as the party looks set to win big in next week's election. Essays calling for letting Trump go quietly and avoid prosecution and for Democrats to listen to conservatives on domestic policy are popping up at major media outlets now that Biden has a sizable lea...
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If Democrats win, they need to enact a transformative agenda, fully prosecute Trump — and ignore any hand wringing from pundits

US President Donald Trump looks on as he departs a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Democratic pundits and thought leaders are pushing to curtail a liberal agenda as the party looks set to win big in next week's election. Essays calling for letting Trump go quietly and avoid prosecution and for Democrats to listen to conservatives on domestic policy are popping up at major media outlets now that Biden has a sizable lea...
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First Military Pay Raise Indicator Released for 2022

Earlier this year, both Houses of Congress passed their version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2021 (NDAA for 2021). Both versions of the bill support President Trump’s initial budget proposal which included a 3.0 percent military pay raise for 2021. Both Houses are currently at work reconciling the difference in the two bills, […]
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When rich people don't face the same consequences as the rest of us, the system falls apart — and it's bad for everyone

A protester stands on her car and blocks traffic as people participate in a "car caravan" protest at the Amazon Spheres to demand the Seattle City Council tax the city's largest businesses in Seattle, Washington on May 1, 2020. JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. On the latest episode of Pitchfork Econo...
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United States: IRS Releases Final Withholding Tax Regulations On Sales Of Partnership Interests - Mayer Brown

Congress reacted swiftly to the Tax Court decision holding that no withholding tax should be imposed on the disposition of a partnership interest by a non-US investor in a partnership that was engaged in the conduct of a US trade or business.
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9 upcoming Supreme Court cases where Amy Coney Barrett could be the deciding vote

President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after her confirmation vote passed in the Senate. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court this week, giving conservatives a 6-3 majority. That means that conservatives will have wider latitude in making major decisions, and can sideline Chief Justice John Roberts, who has occasionally sided with more liberal justices to deliver rulings. It also means that fraught issues like a...
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