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Even Trump’s Own Census Director Doesn’t Know Who Ordered The Count Rushed

The Trump administration’s decision to truncate the 2020 census “poses a myriad of risks” to the count’s accuracy and completeness, an inspector general report said Monday. Top Census Bureau officials, including its President Trump-appointed director Steve Dillingham, are still not sure who within the administration made the decision to speed up the count. Their “consensus” view within the bureau is that the acceleration will “ negatively impact the accuracy,” according to Commerce Department I...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, Joe Biden, House, Mitch McConnell, Doj, Justice Department, OIG, Ross, Trump, Bureau


Only 52% of conservatives think Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat should be filled before the election, according to a new Insider poll

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Alex Wong/Getty Images Only 52% of self-identified conservatives say they're in favor of a Supreme Court nominee getting a vote before Election Day, according to a new Insider SurveyMonkey audience poll. The poll found a strong but limited desire to get a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirmed ahead of the election, with 73% of "very conservative" respondents wanting a pick "as soon as possible." Meanwhile, 13% of moderate conservatives ...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Congressional, Ginsburg, McConnell, Antonia Scalia, 2020 Election


The Cycles (and Eddies) of Political Time

For the Symposium on Jack M. Balkin, The Cycles of Constitutional Time (Oxford University Press, 2020).   Jedediah Britton-Purdy David Singh Grewal Thanks to Jack Balkin for letting us comment on his  Cycles of Constitutional Time . We wish to offer a few general remarks on some themes at the heart of the project: the idea of cycles in politics, and of different modalities (“time”), whether progression (in a “linear” fashion or otherwise) and repetition (albeit “rhyming” not repeating,...
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Schumer Unleashes Unflattering Monikers On Trump And McConnell Amid COVID Relief Stalemate

A group of congressional Democrats flanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at her usual Thursday press conference, with freshmen and party leaders alike laying out the grim realities of a country plagued by COVID-19. Of the group, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) came out the most aggressive. On President Donald Trump, Schumer said: “What a despicable man, how low can you go?” And referring to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “The keeper of the graveyard.” (Though i...
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‘It’s Not A Belief System, It’s Data’: Gov. Newsom Emphasizes Wildfires Show Reality Of Climate Change

(CNN) — Firefighters are making tremendous progress combating the huge wildfire complexes afflicting California — but the real battle is against climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The average temperatures in the Golden State have increased by three degrees since 1980, illustrated most recently with the hottest August in recorded state history, according to Newsom. “The fundamental facts cannot be denied,” Newsom said. “The trendlines are not going in the right direction.” The gove...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Climate Change, California, Oregon, Senate, White House, California News, Cnn, Salem, West Coast, Farm Bureau, Lake Tahoe, Donald Trump, American Farm Bureau Federation


Thursday Thinkpiece: Trump, Twitter & the Law

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Trump, Twitter & The Law Author: Sheldon Burshtein ISBN: 978-1-988824-61-1 (Trade Paperback) Publisher: Durvile Page Count: 796 Publication Date: September 1, 2020 Regular Price: $49.95 (Paperback) Excerpt...
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Vietnamese American felon facing deportation gets backing from activists, elected leaders

Tin Nguyen arrived from Vietnam as a boy, in 1979, with hope for a better future in a new country. But his refugee story took a bad turn. As the only Vietnamese kid in his grade school classes, he was bullied. As a teen, he joined gangs and, as an adult, he committed crimes. Nguyen ended up doing 20 years for murder and robbery. But Nguyen turned his life around in prison. And, last year, after his sentence was commuted, he was given a chance at freedom. That’s when he was picked up for deportat...
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Rain Could Bring Relief To Thousands Of Firefighters Battling West Coast Blazes

(CNN) — Weeks of dry, hot weather have fueled historic wildfires along the West Coast that have killed more than 34 people, and reduced thousands of homes to embers. Firefighters have been battling blazes in the region, which have consumed more than 4.7 million acres, as dry grass and high winds have created tinderbox conditions. But rain this week could bring much needed relief to some parts of the Northwest, giving firefighters time to gain headway against the deadly flames. Red flag warnings ...
Tags: Weather, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, California News, Cnn, Portland, Rain, CAL FIRE, West Coast, Arcadia, Northwest, Alaska Airlines, Spokane, Inslee


Bloomberg Drops $100 Million of Sofa Change for Florida Gun Control

By Larry Keane Bloomberg standing at a podium speaking to a crowd. IMG MikeBloomberg.com U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Billionaire gun control crusader Michael Bloomberg must have done some fall house cleaning and discovered spare change between the sofa cushions. The failed 2020 Democratic presidential candidate announced he will spend an extra $100 million towards gun control in Florida ahead of November’s presidential election. The tenth-of-a-billion-dollar announcement means more gun control ...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, Guns, Congress, White House, New York City, America, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Erin


Fed’s Main Street loan program flops with 99.8% of cash untapped

By Lisa Lee, Catarina Saraiva and Michelle F. Davis | Bloomberg It was billed as a lifeline for America’s middle-market companies seeking cash to get through the pandemic. Yet more than two months since its launch, the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program isn’t living up to expectations as few banks are willing to provide the loans. Some of the nation’s biggest lenders have demanded such crushing terms that discussions have stalled from the get-go, while other banks have decided not to ...
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'I was floored': Coronavirus test prices charged by some hospitals and labs stun consumers, spur questions

Some out-of-network hospitals and labs have charged thousands of dollars for routine COVID-19 tests. A Congressional committee wants answers.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Competition Commission of India dismisses antitrust complaint against Amazon

The Competition Commission of India on September 11 a case of alleged abuse of dominance by Amazon filed by the parent of apparel company Beverly Hills and Polo Club (BHPC). The complaint had alleged that Amazon engages in deep discounting, preferential seller treatment, and allows the sale of counterfeit goods on its platform, all of which have hindered Beverly Hills and Polo Club’s entry into the “online fashion retail” market in India. The competition watchdog noted that there were a number...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Germany, India, US, E-commerce, Canada, Beverly Hills, Antitrust, Jeff Bezos, Flipkart, Amazon India, Congressional, CCI


'Mulan' controversy: Congressional commission writes to Disney CEO Bob Chapek demanding answers

Disney's "Mulan" remake is coming under fire for filming partly in China's Xinjiang province, where there have been human rights abuse allegations.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, China, Disney, Xinjiang, Usa Today, Congressional, Bob Chapek


'Mulan' controversy: Congressional commission writes to Disney CEO Bob Chapek demanding answers

Disney's "Mulan" remake is coming under fire for filming partly in China's Xinjiang province, where there have been human rights abuse allegations.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, China, Religion, Disney, Xinjiang, Usa Today, Congressional, Bob Chapek


Trump slammed after celebrating Kim Jong Un's 'good health' as the US COVID-19 death toll nears 200,000

Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the DMZ on the border of North and South Korea Reuters President Donald Trump offered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un well wishes on Thursday, prompting confusion and outrage on social media.  "Kim Jong Un is in good health. Never underestimate him!" Trump tweeted. Congressional lawmakers and reporters slammed Trump for celebrating the "good health" of one of the world's most repressive rulers.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Politics, News, North Korea, US, Trends, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Donald Trump, Trump, Jake Tapper, Kim Jong, Congressional, Korean Peninsula, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Don Beyer


Jane Fraser to become Citi CEO; 1st woman to lead major bank

By Ken Sweet | The Associated Press Citigroup’s Jane Fraser will become the first woman to ever lead a Wall Street bank when she succeeds CEO Michael Corbat in February. The New York bank announced the succession Thursday. Fraser is currently head of Citi’s global consumer banking division, a major part of the bank that oversees checking and savings accounts but also Citi’s massive credit card business. She’s been with Citi for 16 years and had recently been tasked with leading the clean up of t...
Tags: New York, La, Wall Street, Sport, Soccer, Citigroup, Federal Reserve, PPP, Jamie Dimon, Wells Fargo, Citi, Ken Sweet, Congressional, JPMorgan Chase, Fraser, Michael Corbat


Senators push for end of forced deferral of federal employee payroll tax

Representatives also introduce legislation to overturn executive payroll action, which also affects members of the military. Internal Revenue Service workers are among the federal employees who will see their upcoming paychecks reflect Donald Trump's payroll tax deferral order. Some lawmakers say workers should get to make the final decision on their withholding. (Photo by David Boeke via Flickr) Maryland and Virginia, the two states that border the District of Columbia, are home to hu...
Tags: New York, Texas, Taxes, Minnesota, Maryland, California, Washington, White House, Virginia, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Gop, United States, Maine, Hawaii, Ted Cruz


Section 230 Preempts Another FOSTA Claim–Doe v. Kik

Kik is a messaging service. “Plaintiff alleges that Defendants have knowledge that sexual predators use its service to prey on minors but have failed to provide any warnings or enact policies to protect minors from such abuses.” The plaintiff alleges she received unsolicited nude photos from adults. However, it’s unclear from the opinion if any senders actually attempted to recruit her for sex trafficking. The plaintiff sued Kik for a civil claim under 18 USC 1595. Kik defended on Section 230 g...
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Appeals Court Finds Another Way To Stymie House’s McGahn Subpoena

After the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit had rejected its previous reasons for not enforcing the House’s Don McGahn subpoena, a right-leaning panel of appellate judges found another rationale to stymie the demand that he testify. By a 2-1 vote, the panel said on Monday that the House Judiciary Committee could not seek court enforcement of the subpoena without Congress first passing a law to give the House that right to do so. The two appellate judges, both Republican appointe...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, House, Committee, Rogers, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Congressional, D C Circuit, House Judiciary Committee, U S Court of Appeals for the D C Circuit, Judith Rogers, Don McGahn, Karen Henderson


House Panel To Consider Contempt For Pompeo For Stiffing Them On Ukraine ‘Smear’ Docs

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs announced Friday that it was taking a step towards contempt proceedings for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his refusal to comply with its subpoena for various Ukraine-related documents that the State Department has already turned over to GOP senators. The announcement did not set a date for when specifically it would take up a measure holding Pompeo in contempt, but it said that work on such a resolution is beginning. In a statement, Chairman Eliot ...
Tags: News, Putin, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, House, Chuck Grassley, State Department, Johnson, Biden, Committee, Trump


Anthony Brindisi and Claudia Tenney are set for a rematch in New York's 22nd Congressional District

Claudia Tenney displays her Rome, NY scarf while in office. Tom Williams/Getty Images Former assemblywoman Claudia Tenney lost her bid for reelection in 2018 to now-incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi.President Donald Trump gave his endorsement to Tenney in February.New York's 22nd Congressional District was the most Trump-supporting district to flip seats in the 2018 midterm election.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Rep. Anthony Brindisi and former assemblywoman Claudia Tenne...
Tags: Politics, Elections, New York, News, Trends, Rome, House, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Broome, Trump, Congressional, Upstate New York, Kevin McCarthy, Tenney, Steve Scalise


Millions are struggling to make ends meet without the $600 federal unemployment benefit. They're blaming lawmakers who went on recess without a new stimulus deal.

Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images More than 27 million Americans are still receiving some sort of unemployment benefit, but many are struggling to make ends meet now that the additional $600 a week federal unemployment boost expired.Many told the Washington Post they're frustrated at Congressional lawmakers for failing to agree on a new coronavirus stimulus package that could have helped them. Many also don't see much support coming from an executive order ...
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Online sellers body files antitrust lawsuit against Amazon India

The All India Online Vendors Association (AIOVA), a trade union representing online sellers, has filed an antitrust suit against Amazon India, alleging preferential treatment to some sellers, and predatory pricing, Reuters reported. The case has been filed with the Competition Commission of India, which as per Reuters will review the case in the coming weeks. An AIOVA spokesperson confirmed the antitrust lawsuit to MediaNama, and we have reached out the group’s lawyer for more details. According...
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Before Apple yanked 'Fortnite' from the App Store, Epic asked Apple to put its own digital game store on iPhones and iPads (AAPL)

In mid August, the wildly popular game "Fortnite" got an update that allowed players to submit payment directly to Epic Games, rather than go through app stores' payment systems on Apple and Android. Apple and Google subsequently pulled "Fortnite" from their digital storefronts, citing the update as a terms-of-service violation, and Epic sued both companies.  New documents show that in late June, Epic's CEO asked Tim Cook to publish a, "competing Epic Games Store app available through the iOS ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Phil Schiller, Sweeney, Congressional, Tim Sweeney, Craig Federighi, Android Apple, Vetter, Ben Gilbert, App Store Google, Fortnite


Indiana Cities File Doomed Lawsuit Against Disney, Netflix, Demand 5% of Gross Revenues (techdirt)

A coalition of cities has filed a desperate, and likely doomed, lawsuit (pdf) against streaming providers like Netflix and Disney. In it, the cities proclaim that they are somehow owed 5 percent of gross annual revenue. Why? Apparently they believe that because these streaming services travel over telecom networks that utilize the public right of way, they're somehow owed a cut: "Defendants transmit video programming to Indiana subscribers using Internet protocol and other technologies. When ...
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GOP-Led Senate Committee Scolds WH, Trump Allies For Sketchy, Obstruction-y Tactics

The GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee accused the White House of taking an approach to the committee’s Russia investigation that showed a “potential for abuse of executive privilege, particularly as it relates to impeding a Congressional inquiry.” The committee, in its Russia report released Tuesday, described behavior by the White House and by President Trump’s and his allies’ personal lawyers that echoed the tactics employed during the more recent impeachment investigation into the Pres...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Russia, Transition, Gop, House, Kremlin, Senate Intelligence Committee, · Committee, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Congressional, Jay Sekulow


Pelosi: Democrats willing to cut COVID-19 bill in half to get a deal

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that Congressional Democrats are willing to cut their COVID-19 relief bill in half to get an agreement on new legislation with the White House and Republicans.
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Jill Biden’s path from reluctant politico to possible FLOTUS

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. — Jill Biden is a prankster. It’s the first thing most of her friends and former aides say when asked about her character. She once sneaked into a close aide’s birthday party dressed as catering staff and surprised him with a drink. She has dressed up as the Grinch to toy with colleagues during Christmas. And she likes to put on a red wig with a bob to pop up unnoticed at events or make her husband, Joe Biden, laugh. That sense of humor has ...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Cbs, Associated Press, Grinch, Air Force, Biden


The Emerging Democratic Majority Revisited

On the eve of the Democratic convention, a Danish newspaper asked me whether I thought the “emerging Democratic majority,” which Ruy Teixeira and I wrote about, was still intact. Here is a revised version of what I wrote them. In 2001, Ruy and I did predict that by the decade’s end, there would be a Democratic majority, although not on the scale of the New Deal majority. We felt vindicated by the 2006 and 2008 Democratic results, which more or less followed our script of a majority based on prof...
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The Emerging Democratic Majority Revisited

On the eve of the Democratic convention, a Danish newspaper asked me whether I thought the “emerging Democratic majority,” which Ruy Teixeira and I wrote about,  was still intact. Here is a revised version of what I wrote them. In 2001, Ruy and I did predict that by the decade’s end, there would be a Democratic majority, although not on the scale of the New Deal majority.  We felt vindicated by the 2006 and 2008 Democratic results, which more or less followed our script of a majority based on pr...
Tags: News, Obama, China, Republican Party, Biden, Trump, Democratic, HARRIS, Congressional, Michigan Wisconsin, John Judis, Walter Dean Burnham, Ruy Teixeira, Republicans and Democrats, Ruy, Pennsylvania With Trump