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Coronavirus Australia live update: Qantas and Jetstar to scale up flights in June and July

Federal government unveils homebuilder stimulus as Covid-19 commissioner Nev Power appears at Senate inquiry. Follow all today’s news• Qantas and Jetstar to scale up flights in June and July• Exclusive: flawed data from tiny US company used by WHO• Follow the global coronavirus live blog• Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.06am BST Coming up tonight... Karl: What do you actually like about Donald Trump? FULL INTERVIEW ON #9ACA - TONIGHT 7.00PM. pic....
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, US, Australia news, Consumer affairs, Australian politics, Qantas, Victoria, Donald Trump, Australian economy, Jetstar, PAEC, Coronavirus outbreak, Nev Power


Military not quarantined, primary ballots set as filing deadline passes, Chinatown homeless center plans dropped, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pohakuloa Training Area ©2020 All Hawaii News No quarantine for arriving military, but ‘restriction of movement’ required. U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said the Department of Homeland Security exempted military members traveling on official orders to Hawaii from the state’s quarantine, but the command instituted its own “restriction of movement” — which means service members are prohibited from going out for 14 days except for “essential” trips such as to the grocery store, doctor or pharmac...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Volcano, Department Of Homeland Security, DOE, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Education, State, Hawai, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu


PROMESA and Original Understandings of the Territories’ Constitutional Status

Gregory Ablavsky For the past six years, I have been toiling away on first a dissertation and now hopefully-soon-to-be-forthcoming book on the legal history of the first U.S. territories.   (You can read some of my law review articles based on this research here and here).   This work has meant I have spent much time staring at the microfilmed papers of some now-obscure, if often entertaining, early American politicians—people like William Blount (Governor of the Southwest Territory), Winthrop...
Tags: Justice, Congress, Washington, Senate, Court, United States, Tennessee, Ohio, North Carolina, Branding, Puerto Rico, Guest Blogger, Thomas, State, Thomas Jefferson, U S Supreme Court


When does the House of Representatives Have Standing to Sue?: What to Expect from the D.C. Circuit En Banc Argument in McGahn and Mnuchin

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sat en banc to hear argument in a pair of cases concerning when the House (or one of its committees) has Article III standing to seek relief in federal court.   The three-hour telephonic argument can be heard here .   The argument covered two very different cases.   In the first case, House Committee on the Judiciary v. McGahn, No. 19-5331, the House Judiciary Committee has sued Don McGahn to require him to comp...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Court, Fbi, United States, House, Treasury, Judiciary, Foia, Department Of Justice, Jackson, Donald Trump, Doj, Executive Branch


Keep state out of property lease contracts

Like a game of Jenga, the state government is pulling away the blocks that keep the economy standing and counting on the declining number of blocks in the stack to hang on and maintain stability. At some point, a collapse ends the game. Senate Bill 939 might be the final move. The bill by Sens. Scott Weiner, D-San Francisco, and Lena Gonzalez, D-Long Beach, sets aside commercial leases and makes new rules that allow businesses to stop paying the rent they owe to the owners of shopping centers an...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Bill, Lena Gonzalez, Sens Scott Weiner


Senate passes fixes to Paycheck Protection Program designed to keep small business afloat during coronavirus

Restaurants in particular had asked for changes that allow a larger portion of the forgivable loans to be spent on non-payroll expenses such as rent.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Senate approves House-passed Paycheck Protection Program reform bill

The Senate on Wednesday evening passed by voice vote a House-passed Paycheck Protection Program reform bill, clearing it for President Donald Trump's signature.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, House, Donald Trump, Paycheck Protection Program


Coronavirus live updates: Australian death in Bali investigated for Covid-19 as Nev Power appears before Senate – latest

An Australian man in his 50s reportedly died after breathing difficulties; and virus commissioner Nev Power to appear at inquiry into government’s response to pandemicExclusive: flawed data from tiny US company used by WHOFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 12.22am BST Scott Morrison says he “really didn’t want to see a recession ever again in Australia”.The last time the ‘R’ word was mentioned was during the elec...
Tags: Health, Labor, Bali, Australia, Senate, US, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Morrison, Coronavirus outbreak, Nev Power


George Floyd killing: ex-defense secretary condemns Trump's handling of protests – live

James Mattis accuses Trump of dividing US Ellison confirms additional charges over Floyd killingDefense secretary opposes Trump threat to send military to statesPolice chief calls for ban on chokeholdsAre you taking part in US protests?Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.20am BST Mattis’ statement condemning Trump’s handling of nationwide protests contains an implicit jab at current defense secretary Mark Esper and other officials. “We must reject any thinking of our cities as a ‘battle...
Tags: New York, London, Senate, US, UK News, World news, US news, US politics, US policing, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, PPP, Ellison, Trump, Floyd, Mattis


Senate Passes Bill To Give Paycheck Protection Plan Loan Recipients More Flexibility

The chamber overcame Republican objections and sent the bill to the president's desk.
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Senate panel approves legislation requiring campaigns to report foreign election help

The Senate Intelligence Committee quietly approved on Wednesday a measure that would require presidential campaigns to report offers of foreign election influence to federal authorities, a move taken in response to Russian election interference in 2016 and one that could draw the attention of President Donald Trump, committee sources say.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee


Senate fails to pass House-passed Paycheck Protection Program reform bill

The Senate on Wednesday failed to pass a House-passed Paycheck Protection Program reform bill in the chamber, a sign that members from both parties still have not come to agreement over how to green-light fixes to the program.
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Iowa RFA calling on state legislators to extend and modernize fuel taxes for higher blends

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is calling on state legislators to pass House File 2279 and Senate File 2403 that would extend and modernize fuel tax differentials for E15 and higher ethanol blends and B11 and higher biodiesel blends, which are set to expire on June 30, 2020. With the passage of either bill, Iowa will not only continue to support renewable fuels but put millions of dollars back into the Road Use Tax Fund each year for vital infrastructure projects. Since the first ...
Tags: Senate, House, Iowa, Producer News, RFA, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Fuel Taxes


Schumer: ‘Troops Dressed For Combat’ Reminiscent Of Tiananmen Square

The scene of “troops dressed for combat” at the Lincoln Memorial — the famed point of departure for the civil rights movement that saw the March on Washington — mimicked images of Tiananmen Square, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “What is President Trump doing to this grand democracy?” Schumer asked. Dozens of National Guard troops deployed by President Trump were stationed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday night in a fresh attempt at...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Beijing, Protests, Ben Rhodes, Mitch McConnell, Resolution, Msnbc, Trump, Lincoln Memorial, National Guard, Tiananmen Square, Schumer, Lafayette Park, Chuck Schumer


Powerful video from 1986 resurfaces showing Biden’s passionate speech against apartheid

A powerful video of then-Senator Joe Biden speaking about apartheid South Africa has resurfaced.The clip, taken from C-Span coverage of a Senate committee in 1986, shows Mr Biden passionately speaking out in support of the majority black population of South Africa, and against the oppressive apartheid regime.
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Without an Armed Citizenry Every Citizen Remains at the Mercy of the State

Without an Armed Citizenry Every Citizen Remains at the Mercy of the State U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Since an armed citizenry operates as the one true signifier and test of the sovereignty of the people over Government, and the only effective vehicle through which the sovereignty of the people over illegal Government usurpation and accumulation of power is contained, the armed citizenry is truly the sine qua non of a Nation founded on the tenets of Individualism. And in only one such Nation ar...
Tags: Justice, Guns, Senate, New York City, Court, US, Barack Obama, Eu, High Court, United States, House, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Great Britain, Trump, Thomas


Rosenstein defends Mueller's appointment and faces off with Senate Republicans

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his appointment of former special counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday at Senate Republicans' first hearing taking aim at the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.
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Rosenstein defends Mueller's appointment and faces off with Senate GOP

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be in the hot seat Wednesday testifying before the Judiciary Committee in Senate Republicans' first hearing taking aim at the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.
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Rosenstein faces off with Senate GOP

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be in the hot seat Wednesday testifying before the Judiciary Committee in Senate Republicans' first hearing taking aim at the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Fbi, Stories, Senate GOP, Judiciary Committee, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein


New York Doctors to Decide if You Can Have a Gun

Opinion By Dan Wos Author – New York Doctors to Decide if You Can Have a Gun USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- A New York gun restriction bill sponsored by James Sanders Jr. (D) 10th Senate District, is in committee. It’s called Senate Bill S7065 and if passed, “would require a purchaser of any firearm, rifle or shotgun to submit to a mental health evaluation.” This law would put an additional burden on citizens and firearms retailers by creating more barriers to exercising the 2nd Amendment. Governo...
Tags: New York, Guns, Senate, US, Cnn, Bill, Cuomo, American Medical Association, Dan, Catholic Clergy, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns, David Barbe, Dan Wos, Bill S7065, Sean Hannity Show NRATV


Steve King Loses Republican Primary after White Supremacy Comments

Republican Representative Steve King, whose comments about white supremacy earned him the condemnation of many members of his party last year, lost his primary bid early Wednesday morning.The nine-term Iowa congressman lost the race to state Senator Randy Feenstra."I called Randy Feenstra a little bit ago and conceded the race to him," King said in a video message posted to Facebook on Wednesday. "And I pointed out that there's some powerful elements in the swamp that he's going to have ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Washington Post, Senate, House, New York Times, Iowa, Mitch McConnell, Times, King, Ethics Committee, McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Steve King, Feenstra, Randy Feenstra


Cory Booker Asks A Pointed Question Over And Over In Senate Speech Against Racism

"America, I love you. Do you see me?" asked the Democratic senator from New Jersey.
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Rosenstein will face off with Senate GOP over Russia probe

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be in the hot seat Wednesday testifying before the Judiciary Committee in Senate Republicans' first hearing taking aim at the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.
Tags: Senate, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Senate GOP, Judiciary Committee, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein


Pandemic, George Floyd death has once-confident Senate Republicans on defense in November election

Last fall, the GOP was favored to keep the Senate. Now, the coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd's death could boost Democrats' chance of seizing it.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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In Rare Break, Some Republicans Reject Trump’s Harsh Response to Unrest

The president’s crackdown on peaceful protesters drew condemnations from a handful of Republican lawmakers, but Democrats planned to push them to back up their words with legislative measures.
Tags: News, Senate, House Of Representatives, Graham, Police Brutality, Collins, Mitch, Trump, Scott, Lindsey, Lisa, Murkowski, McConnell, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, United States Politics and Government, Donald J


Senate Republicans struggle to respond to Trump's actions on protests

While a handful of Republicans criticized the president's photo op at St. Johns Episcopal Church, others were supportive or dodged the questions.
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, An Iraq War Vet, Expresses Alarm At Military Helicopters Over DC

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), an Iraq War veteran who lost both her legs in combat, expressed alarm on Tuesday over the federal government’s use of military helicopters to disperse protests in Washington, D.C. the night before. Duckworth said on Twitter that she has witnessed similar scenes during her deployment in the Middle East. “When I was in Iraq, we flew Black Hawks in the fight against Al-Qaeda to protect our troops,” said Duckworth, a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. “In Don...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, America, Gop, New York Times, Middle East, Protests, Al Qaeda, Tammy Duckworth, Donald Trump, Trump, Duckworth, U S Army


8 words that reveal Republicans' total complicity with Trump

On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked about President Donald Trump's speech Monday night and decision to forcibly remove peaceful protesters ahead of a photo op in front of St. John's Church.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Trump, St John


Senate Confirms Inspector General to Oversee Virus Bailout Funds

Brian D. Miller, the White House lawyer tapped to oversee the Treasury Department’s $500 billion fund, has said he would not be influenced by political pressure.
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Relief, Miller, Trump, Treasury Department, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Brian D Miller, Inspectors General, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Aid, and Economic Security Act (2020, Brian D


Senate Confirms Brian Miller to Be Pandemic Inspector General

The Senate voted 51-40 in favor of putting the White House lawyer and former GSA watchdog in charge of ensuring relief funds are not misspent.
Tags: Senate, White House, Oversight, GSA, Brian Miller