Ice Is Forcing Out International Students, Highlighting Trump’s Agenda To Threaten Student Visas
5 Jul 08, 2020
Trump’s Reopening Agenda Is Upending International Students’ Futures | The New Republic
“Is there going to be an injunction? Do we have months to years, or are we packing up right now?”
Joe Biden: 2020 Presidential Campaign
1 Jul 08, 2020
Democratic task forces send Biden a progressive policy roadmap
The recommendations reflect areas of consensus reached after weeks of deliberations between allies of the presumptive Democratic nominee and Bernie Sanders.
Supreme Court Rules On Trump Financial Records In 2 Key Cases
8 Jul 09, 2020
Court rulings keep Trump's financial records private for now
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict Thursday on demands for President Donald Trump's financial records that will keep his tax returns, banking and other documents out of the...
States Sue Education Department Over Allocation Of Pandemic Funds To Schools
0 Jul 08, 2020
States Sue Education Department Over Allocation Of Pandemic Funds To Schools : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
Five states and the District of Columbia have accused the Trump administration of trying to unlawfully divert COVID-19 relief funds from public schools to private schools.
Man Making Racist Comments To Asian Family in Carmel Valley
Black Man George Floyd Dies After Police Kneeled on His Neck
78 Jul 08, 2020
Police ignored George Floyd's 'I can't breathe' plea: transcript - Reuters
The former U.S. police officer charged in the death of George Floyd told him to stop shouting and save his breath as he knelt on his neck and Floyd gasped for air, according to a newly released transcript of police body camera footage.
Companies Owned by West Virginia Billionaire Governor Jim Justice Received up to $24 Million in Bailout Loans
Facebook on Misinformation
36 Jul 08, 2020
Internal Audit Slams Facebook’s ‘Inadequate’ Civil Rights Approach As Companies Boycott
The two-year audit found Facebook’s recent decisions have resulted in “serious setbacks for civil rights.”
Trump's Deep Swamp
38 Jul 06, 2020
Trump Friends and Family Cleared for Millions in Small Business Bailout — ProPublica
Beneficiaries of the PPP included a lettuce farming venture backed by Trump’s son, Kushner companies, and a dentist who golfs with the president. The figures were released after a lawsuit by several news organizations, including ProPublica.
Seattle City Council passes new “JumpStart” tax
COVID-19 Coronavirus spreads
Florida teen dies after conspiracy theorist mom takes her to church ‘COVID party’
2 Jul 06, 2020
Florida teen dies after conspiracy theorist mom takes her to church ‘COVID party’ and tries to treat her with Trump-approved drug: report – Raw Story
A Florida mother allegedly took her high-risk teenage daughter to a “COVID party” at their church, tried treating the girl at home with unproven drugs when she got sick — and then hailed her as a patriot after she died. Carsyn Davis died June 23, two days after her 17th birthday, after she contracted the […]
Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops
Russia did pay extremists to attack US soldiers, Taliban sources say - Business Insider
Two current Taliban officials and a former one told Insider that they know Russia funds some operations. They said Pakistan and Iran do the same.
2020 United States Senate election in Kentucky
13 Jun 30, 2020
Amy McGrath Wins In Kentucky Senate Democratic Primary : NPR
Retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath has beaten state Rep. Charles Booker, The Associated Press projects. McGrath will now face Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Congressman Cohen Introduces Resolution to Investigate and Consider the Impeachment of Attorney General William P. Barr
2 Jun 30, 2020
Congressman Cohen Introduces Resolution to Investigate and Consider the Impeachment of Attorney General William P. Barr | Congressman Steve Cohen
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman of its Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today introduced a Congressional Resolution seeking an inquiry into whether the House of Representatives should impeach Attorney General William P. Barr. The resolution has 35 co-sponsors.
The Supreme Court could force taxpayers to subsidize religious schools.
5 Jun 30, 2020
Supreme Court Ruling Gives Religious Schools More Access to State Aid - The New York Times
Religious schools are not exempt from access to scholarships and funds intended for private schools, the justices ruled, in a victory for conservatives.
Public Safety
Police shoot man in downtown San Diego - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Police shoot man in downtown San Diego - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Protesters gather at scene at Sixth Avenue and A Street demanding police transparency in incident
Fatal shooting of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery
18 Jun 25, 2020
Ahmaud Arbery: Three men indicted over death of black jogger in February - BBC News
Travis McMichael, his son Greg, and William Bryan are indicted by a jury in the US state of Georgia.
6 Jun 26, 2020
House Democrats pass DC statehood bill Friday - CNNPolitics
House Democrats approved a bill to admit Washington, DC, as a state on Friday, marking the first time either chamber of Congress has advanced a DC statehood measure.
B.C. nursing student alleges she suffered physical and emotional injuries at the hands of an RCMP officer
The 2020 United States presidential election
99 Jun 23, 2020
Exclusive: Dozens of Republican former U.S. national security officials to back Biden - Reuters
Dozens of Republican former U.S. national security officials are forming a group that will back Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, people familiar with the effort said, in a further sign that President Donald Trump has alienated some members of his own party.
Black Men Found Hanging From Tree
11 Jun 17, 2020
Black Teenage Boy Found Hanged Outside Houston Elementary School: Report
Houston Police said a black teenage boy was found hanged outside an elementary school, reported the Houston Chronicle...
Meet the Propagandists and Conspiracy Theorists Behind the One America News Network
3 Jun 11, 2020
Is OAN the Leading Edge of Russian Misinformation? - The Atlantic
The Biden campaign says Trump’s favorite TV network is peddling the Kremlin’s lies.
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Apple for MacBook Pro Flexgate Issue
6 May 08, 2020
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Apple for MacBook Pro Flexgate Issue - iFixit
A class action lawsuit filed in Northern California federal court alleges that Apple knowingly sold MacBook Pros that contained display cables destined to fail…
Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims accuses Republicans of secretly exposing Democrats to Covid-19
5 May 28, 2020
Andrew Lewis Had Coronavirus. Nobody Told Democrats Exposed to Him. - The New York Times
Democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania said Republicans were trying to avoid political embarrassment. “How dare you put our lives at risk,” said one outraged Democrat.
House postpones vote to reauthorize key parts of lapsed surveillance program
Coronavirus stock sales probe
1 May 27, 2020
Justice Department drops insider trading investigations of three senators
The Republican and Democratic senators were being investigated after they sold off stocks following early briefings on the coronavirus.
Meng Wanzhou case: Huawei executive's extradition
3 May 27, 2020
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou loses major court battle as B.C. judge rules extradition bid should proceed | CBC News
After four months of deliberation, B.C. Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes has delivered her ruling on whether the offence of which Meng Wenzhou is accused would be considered a crime in Canada.
Andrew Yang: 2020 Presidential Campaign
Controversial Use Of Force Inside ICE Detention Center
6 May 15, 2020
‘Everybody Was Sick’: Inside an ICE Detention Center - The New York Times
Like jails, ICE facilities are faced with tough decisions as to how to keep their dense populations safe.
Japan: Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Law
0 May 14, 2020
Japan: Introduce LGBT Non-Discrimination Law | Human Rights Watch
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should commit to introducing a law protecting against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Bob Dylan Announces New Album 'Rough And Rowdy Ways'
1 May 13, 2020
Bob Dylan's New Song, "False Prophet," Sounds Awfully Familiar : NPR
Dylan's latest single, "False Prophet," sits in the same tempo and key as Billy "The Kid" Emerson's 1954 B-side, "If Lovin' Is Believing."
Supreme Court Arguments On Trump Taxes, Finances
4 May 12, 2020
Supreme Court hearing clash over Trump tax, bank records
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up President Donald Trump’s bid to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major clash over presidential accountability that could affect...
Family of man killed by police in Walmart angered by lack of notification, calls for investigation - ABC News
National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President
Pence staff threatens action against reporter who tweeted about visit to clinic without surgical mask - The Washington Post
A Voice of America journalist disclosed planning memo details after the trip. Pence’s office deemed it a violation of an off-the-record agreement.
Kobe Bryant is killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas
9 Apr 21, 2020
Family Members Of Four Killed In Kobe Bryant Crash Sue Helicopter Company : NPR
Two more lawsuits come two months after Vanessa Bryant filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Island Express Helicopters Inc. and Island Express Holding Corp., which operated and owned the aircraft.
Nova Scotia mass killings
2 Apr 20, 2020
Canada's worst mass shooting leaves at least 18 dead
TORONTO (AP) — A gunman disguised as a police officer went on a 12-hour rampage in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, shooting people in their homes, setting fires and killing at least 18...
The Trump Impeachment
45 Feb 28, 2020
Trump wins bid to block McGahn testimony sought by House Democrats - Reuters
A divided U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a major legal victory on Friday by dismissing a Democratic-led congressional panel's lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena for testimony from former White House Counsel Donald McGahn.
Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution
8 Feb 13, 2020
House passes resolution that would dissolve Equal Rights Amendment deadline - ABC News
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Thursday that would pave the way for the long-developing Equal Rights Amendment.
Supreme Court bars lawsuit over cross-border shooting of Mexican teen
12 Feb 25, 2020
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Ruling in Cross-Border Shooting Case | American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON — In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a family of a Mexican teenager killed in a cross-border shooting cannot sue the agent for damages under the Constitution.
Russia aiding President Trump in the 2020 election
0 Feb 20, 2020
Russia Backs Trump’s Re-election, and He Fears Democrats Will Exploit Its Support - The New York Times
A classified briefing to lawmakers angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure.
Housing Crisis in California
2 Feb 21, 2020
In the UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike, Class War Meets the California Housing Crisis – Mother Jones
"Everyone is so damn desperate. A lot of us are one paycheck away from homelessness."