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Ige seeks $7.2M for coronavirus measures, House briefing set; court rules against Maui streetlight project; Ballard pleads for gun limits, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Gov. Ige asks lawmakers for $7.2 million to cope with coronavirus. Gov. David Ige has asked lawmakers to earmark $7.21 million for the next four months to support state efforts to cope with the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak. Star-Advertiser.State takes proactive approach with virus, prepares for worst.  At a news conference Wednesday, Gov. David Ige and other state administrators announced they will be switching the state’s response to the global COVID-19 ...
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Senior public servant tells inquiry she destroyed sports grants meeting notes

Labor writes to public service commissioner over health department secretary’s revelation she destroyed all personal notebooksLabor will write to the public service commissioner for advice over revelations a senior public servant destroyed notebooks which included notes taken during a hastily convened sports grant teleconference, called after the then Sport Australia chief learned of the colour-coded spreadsheets being used by Bridget McKenzie’s office to award the grants.Outgoing health departm...
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Trump Says Coronavirus Outbreak ‘Could Get Worse Before It Gets Better’

A day after saying during a press conference at the White House that his administration will “spend whatever is appropriate” to combat coronavirus, President Trump again touted his administration’s response to the outbreak in a meeting ahead of an African American History Month reception Thursday night. After saying that “we’re almost all better now” and that “it would be really nice if we could be recognized by the press fairly,” Trump discussed how he delivered a “very good” and “calming” pr...
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Proposal Would End California Cap On Freelancer Assignments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bowing to intense criticism, the author of a sweeping new California labor law now wants to amend the statute to eliminate any cap on the number of assignments freelance journalists can take. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, said she will seek to remove a 35-submission limit on the number of articles, photos and other assignments freelance media workers can produce for an employer. But two freelancer groups suing over the law on free speech grounds will conti...
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Senate passes ‘rip and replace’ bill to remove old Huawei and ZTE equipment from networks

The U.S. Senate today voted unanimously to pass the Secure and Trusted Telecommunications Networks Act. Written as a response to recent concerns around Chinese hardware manufacturers, the bill would ban purchase of telecom equipment from embattled Chinese manufactures like Huawei and ZTE. H.R. 4998, which passed the House last December, would also include $1 billion in funding to help smaller rural telecoms “rip and replace” existing equipment from specific manufacturers. The bill still needs...
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Scott Morrison maintains sports grants were decided before final emails to his office

PM under pressure over evidence grant approval was dated 4 April despite exchange of emails on 10 AprilScott Morrison has attempted to step around evidence to the Senate inquiry probing the sports rorts controversy by asserting grants were approved by Bridget McKenzie on 4 April – days before before the parliament was dissolved for the 2019 election.The Australian National Audit Office has told the Senate inquiry, in answers to questions on notice, that McKenzie, the former sports minister, wrot...
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Ukrainian Court Grants Ex-Prosecutor Shokin’s Bid To Force A Biden Probe

The ex-Ukrainian prosecutor who helped fuel President Trump’s smear campaign against the Bidens secured a court ruling forcing Ukraine to open an investigation into his allegations, several outlets reported Thursday. The prosecutor Viktor Shokin went to court to demand the investigation earlier this year, just as the Senate’s impeachment proceedings against Trump were coming to a close. His previous request with Ukraine’s State Investigation Bureau had gone nowhere, and Shokin’s claims about ...
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South Carolina Debate Lacks Facts on Gun Control

Opinion 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates USA – -( The debate stage in Charleston, S.C. was the place to be Tuesday night for Democratic presidential candidates who wanted to demonstrate their lack of firearms knowledge and Americans’ Second Amendment rights. There certainly were a lot of words and crosstalk during the heated back-and-forth between candidates on the criminal misuse of firearms. However, the candidates’ platforms included wildly false statements, tired sca...
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Scott Norman: What it Was Like to Originate Texas’s First Reverse Mortgage

The state of Texas had been resistant to reverse mortgages, and home equity lending in general, for a very long time before things started to change in the 1990s. Much of the change in the state’s perspective on the matter was due to the efforts of Scott Norman, whose career as a legislative aide for a Texas State Senator first introduced him to the issues surrounding the industry. This began a years-long odyssey to get home equity lending approved in Texas. Norman shares his perspective on t...
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Meet HHS Secretary Alex Azar, the Official Chairing the Coronavirus Task Force

President Donald Trump often likes to refer to Alex Azar, his Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), as a “killer.” That’s high praise from Trump: ‘Killer’ is one of his favorite compliments, and a sign of respect. “The president has been very deferential to [Azar],” says a former senior HHS official who has heard Trump refer to Azar this way in meetings. “He knows he’s smart.” Now Trump’s confidence in Azar is about to be put to the test as officials prepare for the coronavirus’ pos...
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Washington State Lawmakers Pass Measure Banning ‘Gay Panic’ as Homicide Defense

(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — A measure prohibiting homicide defendants from claiming a defense that panic brought on by a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity has been passed by lawmakers in Washington state. Nine states — California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey New York and Rhode Island — have legislatively banned the use of gay or transgender panic as a legal defense. The Washington measure, passed by the Senate on a bipartisan 46-3 vote Wednesday, is named after N...
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Congress Nears Bipartisan Funding Plan To Address Growing Coronavirus Threat

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he expects senators to take up the plan in the next two weeks.(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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Pelosi Slams Trump’s Budget For Cutting CDC Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday torched President Donald Trump’s plan to combat the coronavirus outbreak. “Unfortunately, up until now, the Trump administration has mounted an opaque and often chaotic response to this outbreak,” Pelosi said during her weekly press conference, pointing out how the Trump administration had botched its response by leaving top positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vacant. The House speaker slammed Trump for attempting to slash ...
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McCarthy: It Wasn’t Partisan For Trump To Insult Dems At Coronavirus Presser!

It’s come to this — arguing over partisanship as a global health crisis unfolds. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), with a straight face, denied Thursday that President Trump was being partisan when he slammed Democratic leaders during a statement on the outbreak of Coronavirus the night before. During a Thursday morning press conference, McCarthy was asked about why he believes that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) were being partisa...
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The Senate Sits on Commonsense Gun Reform While Americans Die

August 31, 2019 began as a normal day. It was a normal day for a Texas trucker who was driving home from work. Same for a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, who was on his way into work. It was a normal day for an El Paso man who was driving to see his wife and four kids. And it was a normal day for a 29-year-old postal worker, who was driving her usual route while she chatted on the phone with her twin sister. Then, because of America’s lax gun laws, they were all shot and killed during a ...
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'Unity, unity, unity': Pelosi insists Democrats will support nominee amid Sanders surge – live

House speaker says: ‘We know how to win. We are all unified’Vice-president Pence to take charge of US response to coronavirusSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 6.06pm GMT It’s been a whirlwind of a morning as Democrats head into South Carolina primary. Black voters may be ‘Feeling the Bern’ more than many analysts thought and the Trump campaign is even taking notice. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the party will support whoever wins. More on South ...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham Faces Challenge In November

For the first time since Graham was elected to the Senate in 2003, he is facing a formidable opponent in the general election — Democrat Jamie Harrison.
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Good Advice for GunVoters: “Don’t Get Cocky, Kid.” ~ VIDEO

Opinion Good Advice for GunVoters: “Don’t Get Cocky, Kid.” USA – -( GunVoters around the country celebrated in relief when Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s “assault weapons” ban was tabled in a Senate committee, effectively killing it for the current 2020 session. Similar celebrations occurred in Washington State when a ban on “high-capacity” magazines was abandoned after pro-rights Republicans loaded the bill up like a Christmas tree, with all sorts of amendments. But as Han...
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The Easy and Not So Easy Fixes to an Election Meltdown

For the symposium on Richard L. Hasen, Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy (Yale University Press, 2020). Ciara C Torres-Spelliscy Every voter should read Professor Rick Hasen's Election Meltdown before they vote in 2020, which focuses on the how elections are run and how partisans are less and less likely to accept an electoral loss. Election Meltdown does a good job of explaining in language accessible to a lay person some of the problems that t...
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Is Prez Trump legally unable to grant clemency to Roger Stone?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new Politico Magazine piece by Corey Brettschneider headlined "Why President Trump Can’t Pardon Roger Stone."  Here are excerpts: Speculation that President Donald Trump might pardon Roger Stone has reached a fever pitch after Stone’s sentencing by a federal judge and the president’s repeated hints that he thinks the verdict unfair.  But fortunately, the Constitution’s framers imagined this nightmare scenario — a suspected criminal presi...
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Ex-Defense Secretary Delivers Scathing Rebuke Of Senate: Vegetating, Not Legislating

"But you have to ask yourself. Why are you a senator? Why are you there?" said former GOP Sen. William Cohen.
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Mitch McConnell's blockade on gun background checks is a year old. Let the Senate vote.

Gun violence is a plague made worse by the loopholes in our background check system. It's past time for the Senate join the House in closing them.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Labor asks PM if Bridget McKenzie's sports grants document was backdated – politics live

Anthony Albanese asks why the briefing is dated 4 April when approval was given on 11 April, the day the election was called. All the day’s events, live 4.29am GMT The prime minister is holding a press conference at 3.45pm in the PMO courtyard, the most serious of press conference locations. 4.28am GMT The Senate inquiry into the sports grants affair has been extended until 24 June. Continue reading...
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Minnesota House passes emergency insulin bill, but the hard work is just beginning

The Republican-led Senate and Democratic-controlled House must merge their versions.
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Vice President Mike Pence will lead the US response to the COVID-19 outbreak

In an early-evening press conference, President Donald Trump tapped Vice President Mike Pence to lead the U.S. response to the COVID-19 outbreak that has spread through Europe, Asia and Latin America. The new coronavirus strain, which has infected about 81,000 people around the world and killed 3,000, has already wrought havoc on the global economy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned yesterday that the U.S. will likely not be able to escape the spread of the virus. “It’s no...
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Donald Trump puts Mike Pence in charge of US coronavirus response

* President gives rambling address to reassure Americans * Trump says US ready to spend ‘whatever’s appropriate’ * Coronavirus – live updates * US officials confirm new case in northern CaliforniaDonald Trump on Wednesday put Vice-President Mike Pence in charge of the US response to coronavirus.In a lengthy, rambling and often confusing address meant to reassure Americans about the potential impact of the virus, Trump said the risk to the American people “remains very low”.Pence’s announcemen...
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Minnesota House passes emergency insulin bill

But the real work lies ahead as the Senate and House must merge their versions.
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House, Senate Disagreement Leads to Stalemate on EdChoice Vouchers

The House and Senate are locked in a stalemate on how to change the state's private school voucher system. One chamber wants to tweak the school building performance-based program EdChoice, while the other wants to phase it out. Gov. Mike DeWine explained how he plans to address the leaders of both chambers in what could be a high-stakes meeting with the House Speaker and Senate President. In the course of a year, House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Senate President Larry Obhof (R-M...
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The President also did not close the door to Senate Democrats' call for over $8 billion in emergency funding

President Donald Trump on Wednesday placed Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the US government response to the novel coronavirus, amid growing criticism of the White House's handling of the outbreak.
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House Democrats expected to pass emergency insulin bill

The real work lies ahead as the Senate and House must merge their versions.
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