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Fortnite maker Epic Games just set an antitrust trap for Apple, and Tim Cook walked right into it (AAPL)

Apple on Thursday removed the popular game Fortnite from its App Store, and in doing so, fell right into the trap set by Fortnite's maker, Epic Games. Epic set its snare by intentionally breaking one of Apple's rules, offering Fortnite players an alternative way to pay for its virtual currency than through the App Store. Apple's response of banning Fortnite is likely to help Epic win public relations battle — and served as a case in point for the lawsuit it immediately filed charging the iPhon...
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Here's how the Silicon Valley dream of universal basic income slowly — then suddenly — became a solution for inequality in the US and abroad

Andrew Yang will not be speaking at the Democratic National Convention.  Yang and his supporters were disappointed by the news.  The entrepreneur and former Democratic presidential candidate gained support for his progressive policies, including universal basic income, or UBI, a government guarantee that each citizen receives a minimum amount of money. Spain is moving to establish a permanent basic income for low-income citizens in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  The ideas behind UBI ar...
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Top Democrats say Mnuchin sought coronavirus meeting, showed no movement

The two top Democrats in the U.S. Congress said on Wednesday that the White House sought a new meeting on stalled coronavirus aid talks but showed no sign of moving away from the positions it held when negotiations broke down last week. "An overture was made by Secretary (Steven) Mnuchin to meet and he made clear that ... the White House is not budging from their position concerning the size and scope of a legislative package," House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic...
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Ilhan Omar Wins House Primary in Minnesota

Ms. Omar, a member of the “Squad” of progressive women of color elected to the House two years ago, topped a well-funded challenger in a victory for the left.
Tags: Elections, News, Minnesota, House, House Of Representatives, Omar, Democratic Party, Ilhan, United States Politics and Government, Primaries and Caucuses, Ilhan Omar

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon Supporter, Wins House Primary in Georgia

Ms. Greene’s victory came as six states were holding elections on Tuesday, with Ilhan Omar holding off a well-funded primary challenge in Minnesota.
Tags: Elections, News, Minnesota, Georgia, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Conspiracy Theories, Omar, Greene, Ilhan, United States Politics and Government, Ilhan Omar, Fringe Groups and Movements, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Marjorie Taylor (1974-

Puerto Ricans, Upset At Botched Primary, Demand Answers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The future of Puerto Rico’s botched primaries rested in the hands of a judge on Monday as answers trickled out on why voting centers lacked ballots and forced officials to reschedule part of the primaries in a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy. A plan to hold another primary on Aug. 16 for centers that could not open on Sunday could change depending on the ruling of a lawsuit filed by Pedro Pierluisi, who is running against Gov. Wanda Vázquez to become the poten...
Tags: News, Congress, Ap, Santiago, House Of Representatives, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, San Juan, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico, Isabela, Vazquez, Carlos Delgado, John Light, Popular Democratic Party, Pierluisi

Symposium: Free exercise, RFRA and the need for a constitutional safety net

This article is part of a SCOTUSblog symposium on the Roberts court and the religion clauses. Kim Colby is director of the Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom. She was counsel on amicus briefs on behalf of the Christian Legal Society in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, Tanzin v. Tanvir and Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Americans’ religious freedom depends on a patchwork of protections scattered throughout fed...
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Trump’s Orders on Coronavirus Relief Create Confusion

Businesses and the unemployed faced uncertainty as administration officials defended the president’s directives and Democrats criticized them.
Tags: News, Small Business, Senate, Unemployment, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Relief, Nancy, Unemployment Insurance, Trump, Democratic Party, Treasury Department, Pelosi, Kudlow, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government

US passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic 'breaks heart'

US has the highest number of cases and the highest number of deaths in the world as former vice president attacks Donald Trump over coronavirus ‘failures’The US on Sunday passed the grim milestone of 5m coronavirus cases, as Donald Trump’s executive orders seeking to break a political impasse over further economic relief were denounced by a Republican as “unconstitutional slop” and Joe Biden accused the president of issuing little more than “excuses and lies”.Recriminations have been flying in W...
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Administration Officials Defend Executive Action on Pandemic Relief

Democrats criticized President Trump’s directives and called on top administration officials to resume talks over a broader agreement.
Tags: News, Small Business, Senate, Unemployment, House Of Representatives, Relief, Nancy, Unemployment Insurance, Trump, Democratic Party, Treasury Department, Pelosi, Schumer, Charles E, Kudlow, United States Economy

US passes 5m Covid cases as Republican calls Trump order 'unconstitutional slop'

US has the highest number of cases and the highest number of deaths in the world amid anger over economic relief impasseThe US on Sunday passed the grim milestone of 5m coronavirus cases, as Donald Trump’s executive orders seeking to break a political impasse over further economic relief were denounced by a Republican as “unconstitutional slop”.Recriminations have been flying in Washington since talks on further aid for the unemployed and for states struggling with a public health crisis collaps...
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Sidestepping Congress, Trump Signs Executive Measures for Pandemic Relief

President Trump signed the directives after two weeks of stalemate with Democrats over a recovery package, using legally dubious measures to try to restore lapsed benefits.
Tags: News, Senate, House Of Representatives, Relief, Nancy, Trump, Pelosi, Schumer, Charles E, Donald J, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Aid, and Economic Security Act (2020, Congress Trump Signs Executive Measures

Katie Hill is Trying to Move Forward

Nine months after stepping down from Congress, she is trying to move forward.
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Don McGahn: Democrats can subpoena Trump's former White House counsel, court rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that the House of Representatives can sue to compel Don McGahn, a former White House lawyer, to testify about Donald Trump's dealings with Russia.Mr McGahn can continue to challenge the ruling and is unlikely to have to testify anytime soon. It is unlikely he will testify prior to the 2020 US election.
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House Can Sue to Force Testimony From McGahn, Appeals Court Rules

A court endorsed the House Judiciary Committee’s ability to pursue testimony from the former White House counsel as part of its oversight responsibilities.
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READ: Appeals court ruling on Don McGahn subpoena

The House of Representatives can sue to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
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House can subpoena former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify, appeals court rules

The House of Representatives can sue to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, but McGahn can continue to challenge the House's subpoena and likely will not have to appear anytime soon.
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DC Circuit Holds That Congress Can Sue For McGahn Testimony

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed Friday that Congress could turn to the courts to get its subpoena of President Trump’s former White House Counsel Don McGahn enforced. The circuit court roundly rejected McGahn’s arguments — previously adopted by a panel of three judges from the appeals court — that the judiciary should not get involved in these kinds of disputes between the legislative and executive  branches. Friday’s decision — while an important victory for the ...
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Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.
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At the Census Bureau, a Technical Memo Raises Alarms Over Politics

A directive orders experts to find ways to tally undocumented residents. Some fear the end result will be a skewed allotment of seats in the House of Representatives.
Tags: News, House Of Representatives, Population, Census, Illegal Immigration, Adam, Commerce Department, Census Bureau, Redistricting and Reapportionment, Nathaniel T, Cogley, Korzeniewski

US Senate Votes To Ban TikTok App On Government Devices

The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously voted to ban federal employees from using TikTok on government-issued devices. Reuters reports: The app has come under fire from U.S. lawmakers and the Trump administration over national security concerns because China's ByteDance owns the technology. The company currently faces a deadline of Sept. 15 to either sell its U.S. operations to Microsoft Corp or face an outright ban. "I'm encouraged by the bipartisan support we have seen in this body to hold the...
Tags: Senate, China, US, Tech, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Chinese communist party, Trump, Reuters, U S Senate, U S, Microsoft Corp, Ken Buck, Josh Hawley, Bytedance

Did Second Amendment Supporters Dodge A Bullet In Kansas?

#GUNVOTE Kansas – -( The primary race for the senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) holds a lot of lessons for Second Amendment supporters. In fact, one could argue that Second Amendment supporters may have dodged a bullet. Often, at least in some primaries, Second Amendment supporters may see a number of candidates with good track records running for the nomination. Such was the case in Kansas where Roger Marshall and Kris Kobach were the top...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Reagan, Gop, United States, House Of Representatives, Kansas, Republican, Marshall, Harold, National Rifle Association, Sam Brownback, Roger Marshall, Pat Roberts, Chuck Schumer, Jeff Sessions

Everytown Veepstakes Finalist Rep. Karen Bass Slips on Truth-Telling

By Larry Keane Rep Karen Bass accidentally stated what many Americans already knew – that Democrats want gun registration. IMG Bass.House.Gov U.S.A. -( Karen Bass (D-Calif.) joined the Everytown for Gun Safety’s Veepstakes and just might have let slip what her gun control goals would be should she join presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on the ticket as his running mate. Speaking with Shannon Watts, Rep. Bass decried gun control’s slow progress ...
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Progressive Victories Signal Staying Power for the Movement

After Bernie Sanders fell to Joe Biden, the young left mourned what could have been. Now, after a series of victories in congressional races, it’s hopeful again.
Tags: Elections, News, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Black People, Bernie Sanders, Bush, Democratic Party, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Cori, Bowman, Rashida, United States Politics and Government, Primaries and Caucuses, Presidential Election of 2020

House Reverse Mortgage Legislators Out After Primary Election Results

Two members of the United States House of Representatives who were each spearheading the creation of new reverse mortgage-centric legislation will not be returning to Capitol Hill in 2021, throwing the future of the proposed laws they each spearheaded into flux. This is based on the results of Tuesday night’s primary elections in the states of Missouri and Washington, respectively. Rep. Lacy Clay of Missouri and Rep. Denny Heck of Washington saw their political futures change on Tuesday night...
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Cori Bush Defeats William Lacy Clay in a Show of Progressive Might

The upset of the veteran congressman from St. Louis sent tremors though the Democratic establishment in Missouri and Washington, D.C.
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Speaking U.S Congressional Candidate John Collick

U.S.A. –-( 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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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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White House seeks deal this week with congressional Democrats on coronavirus bill

White House negotiators on Tuesday vowed to work "around the clock" with congressional Democrats to try to reach a deal on coronavirus relief by the end of this week, as the pandemic takes a heavy toll on American life. Following an afternoon meeting of the four main negotiators, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin raised the possibility of a deal by week's end, which could clear the way for votes in the Senate and House of Representatives. Mnuchin said negotiators would now "work around the clo...
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U.S. congressional primaries in five states feature polar political opposites

Kansas arch-conservative Kris Kobach and prominent Michigan progressive Rashida Tlaib - candidates from the outer edges of the Republican and Democratic parties - are on the ballot Tuesday when five U.S. states hold primary elections for Congress. The outcomes in Kansas, Michigan, Arizona, Missouri and Washington state will set the stage for Nov. 3 elections to the House of Representatives and Senate that will determine the balance of power in Washington.
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