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Relay Day at U.S. Junior Nationals (Press Release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2019 Contact: Joey Caterinichio, Event Chair, [email protected] , (907) 229-6427 Josh Niva, Chief of Media, [email protected] , (907) 301-5287 Alaskans Kramer, Schumacher finish four-race sweeps with anchor leg comeback wins in 2019 U.S. Junior Nationals freestyle relays 3X3K relay races conclude week of championship racing in Anchorage ANCHORAGE, AK – After a week of impressive, and at times dominant, individual race wins...
Tags: News, America, Cotton, Sport, West, Racing, Alaska, Skiing, Smith, Pacific Northwest, Young, New England, Lehmann, Wilson, Midwest, Elliott


Emergency-Declaration Rebuke Splits Senate GOP

On Thursday afternoon, twelve Republican senators — nearly a fifth of the GOP caucus — joined Senate Democrats to pass a resolution terminating the national emergency declared by President Trump last month in an effort to unilaterally appropriate funds for construction of his long-promised border wall. The 59–41 vote was a rare bipartisan rebuke of Trump, who will now issue the first veto of his presidency in order to preserve the emergency declaration.The Senate GOP dissenters — Lamar Alexander...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Cotton, Gop, United States, Maine, Arkansas, Tennessee, House, Nebraska, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, North Carolina


Wellthread Trucker Jacket

Released as a part of Levi’s entirely recyclable collection, the Wellthread trucker—made in collaboration with Outerknown—is constructed from a blend of cotton and cottonized hemp. (Using hemp reduces the amount of water and labor needed—and the carbon footprint.) On the back of the jacket there’s stunning and dense indigo-hued embroidery that emphasizes the collection’s commitment to sustainability and both brands’ affinities for the ocean.
Tags: Design, Clothing, Cotton, Sustainability, Apparel, Jackets, Hemp, Levi, Levis, Recyclable, Outerknown, Wellthread


North Korea Advertises Military Hardware On Twitter and YouTube, Defying Sanctions

eatmorekix shares a report from Motherboard: Glocom, a front company for the government of North Korea that sells sanctioned equipment, isn't giving up. In 2017, before YouTube quietly removed Glocom's channel, the company was advertising missile navigation and other military products on the video platform. But Glocom has returned. It setup a new channel, and also had a presence on Twitter, until Motherboard flagged Glocom's accounts to social media companies. The news not only signals the perse...
Tags: North Korea, Tech, Cotton, United Nations, Peoples Republic of Korea, Facom, Glocom, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Shea Cotton


Virginia’s First Lady Apologizes for Handing Cotton to Black Students on Tour

Pam Northam handed raw cotton to children touring the governor’s mansion and asked them to imagine being enslaved and having to pick the crop.
Tags: News, Virginia, Cotton, Blacks, Northam, Education (K-12, Slavery (Historical, Ralph S, Pam Northam, Handing Cotton




State of the Union one day away as next government shutdown looms – live

We are eleven days away from another potential government shutdown and three days into the political crisis in VirginiaSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.21pm GMT Former vice president Joe Biden is still on the fence about a presidential bid, telling people “I’m 70 percent there, but I’m not all the way there.” The Atlantic reports Biden is taking many of the steps necessary to mount a campaign but is still hesitating about a run.Top positions for a campaign have been ske...
Tags: Virginia, US, Cotton, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, US politics, Arkansas, Army, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Arlington, Tom Cotton, Trump Administration


The Best Cleaning Tools for the Interior of Your Car

hedgehog94/Shutterstock A tidy car is a tidy mind—or something like that. Even if that’s not the case, it’s still nice to have a clean car. We’ve rounded up the best cleaning tools for maintaining that “new car” feeling for a long time to come. A car’s interior can take quite a battering over time. Your shoes bring in dirt every time you sit in the car, hair and dust spread liberally (even more so if you transport pets), and one crumbly snack can turn the back of the car into a mess. Throw...
Tags: Crafts, Cotton, Don, Swiss Army Knife


Pig Mini

Standing at about five inches tall, Pig Mini is a squishy swine for kids. It’s part of Maileg’s “Noah’s Friends” collection—which also happens to include a panda, rhino and more. This little pig wears a subtle, faded pink cotton outer, and—thanks to its soft stuffing—is an ideal gift for infants and toddlers.
Tags: Design, Cotton, Noah, Toy, Stuffed Animals, Pig, Maileg, Year of the Pig


Holly + Kit Rug

Available in three sizes, the Holly + Kit rug from Cold Picnic is made from 100% wool yarn weaved onto a 100% cotton woven backing. With a delightful abstract design dominated by olive green, the medium height pile rug will add a little spirit to any room.
Tags: Design, Cotton, Wool, Rugs, Made in India, Cold Picnic, Holly Kit Rug, Holly Kit


Carbon, concrete, cotton – BASF has it covered

In Germany, BASF is off to a roaring start with its pursuit of ambitious goals and announcements of new innovations. They launched four groundbreaking projects for CO2-reduced future production processes. They advanced five new cottonseed varieties, including dicamba-tolerant varieties for enhanced weed control. They presented novel high-performance insulation in their first carbon concrete composite facade elements. Today we will focus on the four CO2-reducing projects since that gives us a gl...
Tags: Germany, Cotton, Carbon, Basf, Top Stories, Co2, Hydrogen, Linde, LUDWIGSHAFEN Germany, University of Heidelberg, Sodium Acrylate, Carbon Management, Research Press Conference, Martin Brudermüller, Catalysis Research Laboratory


The PATH Train Loses $400 Million a Year. Why Keep Spending Billions on It?

The Port Authority is investing an additional $4.3 billion on the 110-year-old PATH system, even though it keeps racking up big annual deficits.
Tags: News, Subways, New York City, Cotton, New Jersey, Commuting, Hudson River, Rick, Port Authority, Citizens Budget Commission, Transit Systems, Stations and Terminals (Passenger, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York Waterway, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH, Regional Plan Assn


Criminal Justice Bill Expected To Pass House, Land On An Eager Trump’s Desk

WASHINGTON (AP) — A criminal justice bill passed by the Senate would give judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and would boost prisoner rehabilitation efforts and was hailed by scores of conservative and liberal advocacy groups. The sweeping bill addresses concerns that the nation’s war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Its passage in the Senate, by an 87-12 vot...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, America, Cotton, Ap, Arkansas, House, Mitch McConnell, Louisiana, Republican, Donald Trump, Kennedy, Booker, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee


My 2018 Christmas Wishlist

I've made my list and I've checked it twice. I love giving gifts, I love the Christmas season, and I love making lists. So December is here and I've already made my list of things I want to give all my friends and family. It's my favorite thing to brainstorm ideas and then gradually check off names one by one as I've found the perfect gift, complete with wrapping paper and a bow. I always want to know what other people have needed or wanted this year, but it's helpful for my friends and family ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Makeup, Holidays, Shopping, College, Cotton, Vietnam, Skincare, Sephora, Wishlist, Michelle, Oreal, Michelle Phan, Em Cosmetics Lip Gloss, YouTuber Em cosmetics


Cloture vote on FIRST STEP Act gets super-majority support in Senate

As reported in this article from The Hill, the "Senate advanced a White House-backed criminal justice reform bill on Monday, paving the way for senators to try to pass the bill as early as Tuesday." Here is more on the vote and what comes next: Senators voted 82-12 to end debate on the legislation, which merges a House-passed prison reform bill with a handful of changes to sentencing laws. Twelve Republicans voted against advancing the legislation despite President Trump endorsing the measure i...
Tags: Utah, Law, Senate, White House, Cotton, Gop, House, Iowa, Mike Lee, Kennedy, Trump, National Review, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Toomey, Sens Chuck Grassley, Dick Durbin D Ill


Some of Senator Cotton's suspect claims in his latest case for amendments to the FIRST STEP Act

As noted in an update to this prior post, Senator Tom Cotton has this new National Review commentary making the case for his proposed amendments to the latest version of the FIRST STEP Act under the headline "Fix the First Step Act and Keep Violent Criminals behind Bars."  This commentary closes with a passage that troubled me, especially when I looked up the facts of the case he discusses.  Here is how Senator Cotton concludes (with a few details emphasized by me for further commentary): So fa...
Tags: Law, Fsa, Senate, America, Cotton, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Nascar, Kennedy, Mike, Tom Cotton, Crawford, John Kennedy, Willie Horton, Douglas A Berman, Seminole County Sheriff 's Office


For Kushner, Criminal Justice Has Been a Personal Issue and a Rare Victory

Jared Kushner played a major role in moving forward a bipartisan policy that has thwarted lawmakers for years.
Tags: News, Cotton, West, Kardashian, Kim, Criminal Justice, Kanye, Jones, Murdoch, Trump, Van, Tom, Grassley, Sean, HANNITY, Hakeem


Firing up Weird Science at the Whitney

Kevin Beasley confronts King Cotton’s legacy in his solo museum show.
Tags: Art, News, Cotton, Museums, Sculpture, Whitney, Blacks, Kevin Beasley, Kevin, Beasley, Whitney Museum of American Art, King Cotton


11th-Hour Effort to Press McConnell to Allow a Criminal Justice Vote

Senators and outside groups have all but accused Republican leaders of underrepresenting a bill’s support to justify not scheduling a vote before Congress adjourns.
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Cotton, John, Criminal Justice, Mitch, Tom, Lee, Mike, Grassley, Ryan, Pence, Fraternal Order of Police, Cornyn, McConnell


Trump Shrugs Off Criminal Justice Reform

Even presidential and bipartisan support may not be enough to overcome Mitch McConnell.
Tags: News, Cotton, Criminal Justice, Mitch, Jared, Trump, Tom, McConnell, Kushner, Sessions, Donald J, Jefferson B III, First Step


Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. With just one conference left in 2018, all is quiet on the Supreme Court’s shadow docket. Scarcely a creature has been stirring among the returning relists, which – with one exception – have been nestled snug in their beds for at least five relists each and thus are past the point where the statistics would say they’re prime candidates for a grant. (Sure, there are exceptions. But they are just that – exceptions.) And the serial rescheduled cases also appear...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Kentucky, Virginia, Cotton, United States, Williams, New Jersey, United Arab Emirates, Kansas, Ohio, Atkins


Despite push by Prez and VP and support of at least 70 senators, odds of a Senate vote on FIRST STEP Act still reportedly "less than 50/50"

Politico has this lengthy report, headlined "White House makes last-ditch push on criminal justice reform bill," on the state of debate among Senate Republicans concerning the FIRST STEP Act.  Here are details: The Trump administration and a bloc of Republican senators are making a last-ditch attempt to pass a criminal justice reform bill in the lame duck session. In a closed-door party lunch on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence made a strong endorsement of the bill to Senate Republicans, sena...
Tags: Utah, Law, Senate, White House, US, Cotton, Gop, Idaho, House, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, Mike Lee, Kennedy, Trump


Senator Tom Cotton continuing to do everything he can to try to keep the FIRST STEP Act from moving forward

Senator Tom Cotton continues to work with all his might to halt Congress from taking any reform steps via the FIRST STEP Act, and his latest efforts involve this new National Review commentary and what is reported here by Politico under the headline "Cotton wields sex offender report to tank prisons bill."  Here is how Senator Cotton himself gets started at NR: It remains to be seen whether the lame-duck 115th Congress will debate a sweeping overhaul of our federal criminal-justice system befor...
Tags: Utah, Law, Congress, Senate, Cotton, Gop, Arkansas, House, Iowa, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Mike Lee, Justice Department, Carroll, Lindsey Graham


Four changes to the FIRST STEP Act sought by Senator Tom Cotton

As regular readers know, Senator Tom Cotton has been the leading vocal advocate against significant statutory federal criminal justice reform in recent years (see, e.g., Cotton commentary covered here in 2016 regarding the SRCA and more recently here and here on the FIRST STEP front.)  I have recently been informed by knowledgeable authority that Senator Cotton's office made the following offer to the bill's proponents concerning modifications to the House-passed version of the FIRST STEP Act th...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, Cotton, House, Johnson, Kennedy, Ron Wyden, Tom Cotton, Elena Kagan, ACCA, Douglas A Berman, SRCA, Prez Trump, Cotton Graham, Cotton Hatch


Senate Majority Leader McConnell tells Prez Trump that FIRST STEP Act will not get done this year

According to this new New York Times piece, "Senator Mitch McConnell told President Trump in a private meeting on Thursday that there is not likely to be enough time to bring a bipartisan criminal justice bill up for a vote this year, regardless of the support it has in the Senate and the White House, according to people familiar with the meeting." here is more: Mr. McConnell, who as majority leader controls the Senate floor, delivered the news in a previously scheduled meeting at the White Hou...
Tags: Utah, Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Cotton, Arkansas, House, New York Times, Iowa, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell, Homeland Security, Louisiana, Mike Lee


On Washington: They Battled Over the Supreme Court, but Stuck Together on Criminal Justice Reform

Senators Charles E. Grassley and Richard J. Durbin joined forces to insist on a prison sentencing overhaul, a measure backed by President Trump but still facing an uncertain path.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Cotton, House Of Representatives, Graham, Criminal Justice, Booker, Mitch, Jared, Trump, Tom, Lee, Grassley, Ryan


Trump Official Did Undisclosed Work With Scandal-Plagued GOP Fundraiser

Meetings arranged for Elliott Broidy, a major Trump fundraiser and former Republican National Committee official, should have triggered foreign agent registration, experts say. A current State Department official helped a top fundraiser for Donald Trump arrange meetings with U.S. senators and Angolan officials in early 2017, according to emails obtained by ProPublica. Neither the official nor the fundraiser registered as a foreign agent. Aryeh Lightstone helped plan the January 2017 meetin...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Defense, Israel, Cotton, Qatar, United States, Angola, Playboy, State Department, Johnson, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee


$2.5 Billion in Storm Losses, but Don’t Ask Georgia Farmers About Climate Change

Cotton farms across Georgia were set to produce their best yields in years. But that was before Hurricane Michael left a trail of devastation.
Tags: Weather, News, Georgia, Cotton, Global Warming, Michael, Agriculture and Farming, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Hurricane Michael (2018, Georgia Farmers About Climate Change


After Hurricane Michael, Georgia Farmers Debate: Bad Luck, or Climate Change?

Cotton farms across Georgia were set to produce their best yields in years. But that was before Hurricane Michael left a trail of devastation.
Tags: Weather, News, Georgia, Cotton, Global Warming, Michael, Agriculture and Farming, Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, Hurricane Michael (2018


Cuomo’s $13 Billion Solution to the Mess That Is J.F.K. Airport

Airlines will build two new terminals that will help make Kennedy International “one of the finest airports in the world,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said.
Tags: News, Airports, New York City, Cotton, Ny, Cuomo, Andrew M Cuomo, Rick, Andrew M, Infrastructure (Public Works, Kennedy International Airport (Queens, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Kennedy International