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Elections in the Era of COVID-19How we can vote without killing ourselves — and ensure every vote counts! 2.4.2020

We need to embrace mail-in ballots so we can vote without the risk of dying in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are pitfalls. We need to make urgent changes to our voting system to ensure every mail-in ballot counts. Palast breaks down what those essential changes are

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Insider trading by members of Congress may be difficult to prove 2.4.2020 Raw Story
Recent allegations regarding stock trading by members of Congress in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic have raised calls for the investigation of these politicians for illegal “insider trading.” But successfully prosecuting such cases will be very difficult. Even federal judges struggle with writing clear instructions to lay jurors in insider trading cases. Often, verdicts […]
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Roy Moore steps in to help Louisiana pastor arrested for refusing to obey coronavirus lockdown orders 2.4.2020 Raw Story
Former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice and two-time U.S. Senate candidate, Roy Moore, has offered his services as an advisor for a Louisiana pastor who continues to hold church services despite lockdown orders. Rev. Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church was arrested on Tuesday and charged with six misdemeanor counts of violating state orders limit […]
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Colorado legislature can resume its regular session after breaking for coronavirus, Supreme Court rules 2.4.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado lawmakers don't have to meet for 120 consecutive days during a declared public health emergency, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in a narrow decision Wednesday.
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Virus crisis gives US abortion opponents an opening 1.4.2020 Raw Story
As the novel coronavirus rages across the United States, a new legal battle over abortion is brewing — and its impact is unclear. Led by Texas, several conservative-leaning US states have classified abortions as “nonessential” or elective procedures — meaning they have been delayed under state guidelines for handling the pandemic. Abortion rights activists have […]
BLACKOUT: TV News Is Silent on New Biden Sex Abuse Allegations 31.3.2020 NewsBusters
It’s been nearly a week since a former Joe Biden staffer leveled disturbing accusations of sexual misconduct against the Democratic presidential frontrunner, and yet ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN haven’t said a single word about them. In that same time period, CNN, MSNBC and NBC have hosted Biden for a total of three interviews (including an hour-long town hall on CNN), and no host asked even a single question about these new ...
Coronavirus: Police told to be 'consistent' with lockdown approach 31.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
The guidance to officers comes amid criticism of how some forces have enforced social distancing measures.
Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas’ ban on abortions during coronavirus pandemic 31.3.2020 Raw Story
by Sami Sparber A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Texas’ ban on abortions, a prohibition state officials said was necessary to preserve medical resources during the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling came less than a week after Texas abortion providers announced a lawsuit against top state officials, challenging Attorney General Ken Paxton‘s assertion that Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order banning all procedures deemed […]
Colorado lawmakers’ return to the Capitol unclear amid pandemic 30.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado's legislative session didn't resume Monday -- the date lawmakers originally set for the coronavirus recess to end -- but disagreements over how to handle the extension left uncertainty about what's next.
How prisoners, soldiers and Mormon missionaries make the census more complicated 30.3.2020 Raw Story
The U.S. census is the most democratic and inclusive activity we do as a country. For demographers like myself, this once-a-decade count serves as the backbone of virtually every product that we use to understand who Americans are, how they’ve changed and what this might mean for the future. The U.S. also uses the census […]
Trump Floats National Quarantine, Backs Off 29.3.2020 Outside the Beltway
The Constitution in times of extreme crisis.
Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, dies at 98 28.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

Joseph E. Lowery, civil rights leader who co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 98.

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We Need Universal Mail-In Ballots for the 2020 Election 27.3.2020
We Need Universal Mail-In Ballots for the 2020 Election
As coronavirus spread, California businesses posted a surge of layoff notices 27.3.2020 LA Times: Business

From March 1 to March 25, 139 companies in California reported laying off 18,998 employees.

The Deep Problem: Behind the Chaos 27.3.2020 The Moderate Voice

by Rebecca Ralston As we deal with our lives in that face of the corona virus crisis, it is hard to focus on the deeper problems that face us. We may be used to the chaos, corruption, and criminality in the Trump administration. They are but a reflection of an underlying problem. Since the 1970’s, […]

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Minnesota Supreme Court agrees to hear PolyMet permit appeal 26.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In January, the Minnesota Court of Appeals gave environmentalists a major victory by rejecting some of the most important permits for the planned mine.
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UK broke law over IS 'Beatles' by passing information to US 25.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
Evidence that could lead to the execution of two of the IS murder squad should not have been sent to the US.
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McConnell's Toxic, Partisan Game Has Wasted 10 Days Of Critical Coronavirus Response Time 25.3.2020 Crooks Liars
With Senate Democrats and the White House about to forge an agreement on a coronavirus package, it's worth revisiting how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has wasted 10 critical days of Senate time—in the middle of a pandemic—playing a toxic, partisan game. Let’s start on March 14, when the House passed the first coronavirus stimulus package. The Senate wasn't there to receive the bill, because McConnell had decided he'd rather be in Kentucky, celebrating his achievement of getting an unqualified federal judge onto the bench, alongside unqualified and tainted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He ended up delaying the vote for several days, giving Republicans like Rep. Louie Gohmert time to force the House into making "technical corrections" on the bill, which actually ended up being a pare-back of the emergency leave provisions in it for American workers. This was all on the supposition that some Senate Republicans wanted to vote against the bill and wouldn't pass it if that wasn't ...
Should Congress demand America’s youth give a year of service to their country? 25.3.2020 Raw Story
What does it mean to serve the United States, and who should be required to do so? On March 25, 2020, after three years of investigation, the National Commission for Military, National, and Public Service is expected to make its final recommendations on the issue to Congress. Members of the nonpartisan commission hope that their […]
Netanyahu ally resigns as speaker of Israel parliament 25.3.2020 Raw Story
The speaker of Israel’s parliament, an ally of Benjamin Netanyahu, resigned Wednesday, clearing the way for a vote that could see him replaced by an opponent of the embattled premier. Yuli Edelstein, a member of Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party, had refused to schedule a speakership vote until a new government was formed, but stood down […]
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