Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution
politico.com Feb 13, 2020
House passes bill to revive Equal Rights Amendment - POLITICO
The ERA, first proposed in the 1920s, was adopted by Congress in the 1970s, but not enough states ratified it before a 1982 deadline.
Wuhan Coronavirus spreads
nytimes.com Feb 27, 2020
Pence Will Control All Coronavirus Messaging From Health Officials - The New York Times
Government health officials and scientists will have to coordinate statements with the vice president’s office, one of three people designated as the administration’s primary coronavirus official.
The 2020 United States presidential election
wired.com Feb 25, 2020
How to Watch Tonight's Democratic Debate in South Carolina | WIRED
It’s the last time candidates will meet on the debate stage before Saturday's South Carolina primary, as well as Super Tuesday.
2020 United States Senate election in Kentucky
cincinnati.com Feb 25, 2020
Democrat Rachel Roberts wins Northern Kentucky special election
The Newport resident secured her seat in the statehouse with 64% of the vote just a few days after Gov. Andy Beshear campaigned for her at a Newport rally.
Supreme Court bars lawsuit over cross-border shooting of Mexican teen
reuters.com Feb 25, 2020
Supreme Court bars lawsuit over cross-border shooting of Mexican teen - Reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday barred a lawsuit against a Border Patrol agent for fatally shooting a 15-year-old Mexican boy on Mexican soil from across the border in Texas, refusing to open the door for foreign nationals to pursue civil rights cases in American courts in such incidents.
Housing Crisis in California
motherjones.com 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."
Kobe Bryant is killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas
latimes.com Feb 21, 2020
Kobe Bryant memorial: Fans without tickets encouraged to watch from home - Los Angeles Times
L.A. Live will be barricaded during Kobe Bryant memorial on Monday. “Allow this event to go as smoothly as possible,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore says.
Russia aiding President Trump in the 2020 election
nytimes.com 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.
Data breach hits DISA overseeing White House communications
bbc.com Feb 20, 2020
Data breach hits agency overseeing White House communications - BBC News
The personal data of about 200,000 people is exposed in a cyber-attack.
Andrew Yang: 2020 Presidential Campaign
cnn.com Feb 19, 2020
Andrew Yang joins CNN as a political commentator - CNNPolitics
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is joining CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday.
Controversial Use Of Force Inside ICE Detention Center
nytimes.com Feb 20, 2020
An ICE Detention Center? You Picked the Wrong Town, Residents Say - The New York Times
A private prison company wants to operate an immigration detention center in McFarland, Calif., a town that is home to thousands of undocumented farm workers.
The Trump Impeachment
twitter.com Feb 17, 2020
Trinity on Twitter
“Sure, it’s just “coincidence” these 3 GOP Senators received $38.5 Million and voted to acquit: Lamar Alexander—$9.5M Lisa Murkowski—$20M Susan Collins—$9M Meanwhile, Trump, who declared himself “king” is cleared for dictatorship & fascism is taking over our crumbling democracy.”
Trump's Deep Swamp
Facebook on Misinformation
Delta jet fuel dump over school playground
latimes.com Feb 12, 2020
Students sue Delta after jet fuel dump over Whittier high school - Los Angeles Times
Three students from Pioneer High School in Whittier have filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines after one of its planes dumped jet fuel over their campus and other L.A. County suburbs.
A Brief History of Porn on the Internet
wired.com David Kushner Apr 09, 2019
A Brief History of Porn on the Internet | WIRED
Pornographers developed many early innovations in internet marketing, like pop-up ads and subscriptions. And women were among the most successful entrepreneurs in the business.
Plague of locusts in recent history could come within weeks
nbcnews.com Feb 09, 2020
'Most devastating plague of locusts' in recent history could come within weeks, U.N. warns
Somalia declared the outbreak a national emergency. The U.N. it has the potential “to be the most devastating plague of locusts in any of our living memories."
Meng Wanzhou case: Huawei executive's extradition
thebreaker.news Feb 09, 2020
Exclusive: Recruiters for controversial pro-Meng Wanzhou protest have Richmond and Regina links - theBreaker
theBreaker.news has learned the identities of two women involved in organizing the pro-Meng Wanzhou protest outside the Huawei executive’s Vancouver extradition hearing last month.But questions remain about who the women worked for and why.
Luanda Leaks stories from around the world
icij.org Jan 23, 2020
Luanda Leaks stories from around the world - ICIJ
From Brazilian real estate to Swiss jewelry, read all the headlines from Luanda Leaks stories from dozens of ICIJ's media partners around the world.
National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President
twitter.com Feb 01, 2020
Peter Morley on Twitter
“BREAKING: Capitol Police are arresting this woman for wearing a "Trump Is Guilty" sticker over her mouth #WeWantWitnesses #GOPCowards #RemoveTrump #SwarmTheSenate https://t.co/yVbYiWuYsQ”
Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases
justice.gov Jan 28, 2020
Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases | USAO-MA | Department of Justice
BOSTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that the Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals have been charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China.  
On 5-4 vote, Supreme Court lets Trump administration start enforcing new immigrant wealth test
twitter.com Jan 27, 2020
Greg Stohr on Twitter
“BREAKING: On 5-4 vote, Supreme Court lets Trump administration start enforcing new immigrant wealth test, designed to screen out green card applicants seen as being at risk of becoming "public charges".”
Democracy has eroded since Citizens United
thehill.com Craig Holman Jan 21, 2020
Democracy has eroded in the decade since Citizens United | TheHill
Many government officials must count on wealthy individuals and special interests for their political survival.
Virginia Governor Declares State Of Emergency
npr.org Jan 20, 2020
Richmond Gun Rally: Thousands Of Gun Owners Converge On Virginia Capitol On MLK Day : NPR
"This is about losing one of the base freedoms that we have," a gun rights backer says in Richmond. The city is under a state of emergency, and some streets have been barricaded to prevent violence.
92nd Academy Awards, Oscar
latimes.com Jan 17, 2020
The best picture Oscar race is between two movies. Here's why - Los Angeles Times
Oscar nominations arrived Monday ... and the best picture race could be over by this weekend.
College admissions scandal
latimes.com Nathan Fenno Jan 18, 2020
Wiretaps reveal how college admissions scandal worked at USC, UCLA - Los Angeles Times
Rick Singer's pitch: For a fee he could help get children of affluent parents onto USC, UCLA teams, even if they didn't play the sport. Most didn't.
"Birth tourism" is Trump's next immigration target
axios.com Stef W. Kight, Jonathan Swan Jan 19, 2020
"Birth tourism" is Trump's next immigration target - Axios
It's one step in Trump's plans to make it harder for immigrants to benefit from birthright citizenship.