“One of the things I have is really good judgment,” former President Trump claimed. “I think I have a really good temperament. ... I certainly have a great relationship with people. I get along with everybody.” During his campaign in 2016, Trump pledged he would appoint “the very best people” to his Cabinet and administration.
Congress & CourtsNewsweek
Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) has defended the Capitol Police officer who shot rioter Ashli Babbitt, parting with former President Donald Trump's version of events. Speaking on C-Span for its January 6 Views From the House show, ahead of its Sunday release, Rep. Mullin firmly defended the officer's actions in the Capitol as rioters stormed the building.
DOJ charges against Unforgiven show reach of white supremacist gangs in prisons – and on the streets
Outside the public eye on Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, feds are trying to stem a deadlier threat: white supremacists operating in and out of prison.
Greenbrier County, WVMetro News
Greenbrier Hotel Corp. faces a federal IRS lien of at least $1.07 million, another troubling sign for Gov. Jim Justice’s business empire. The Internal Revenue Service filed the lien this past March 8 in Greenbrier County. The federal tax agency appears to have activated a series of liens on Justice entities in March — with some like this one filed on the very same day Greensill Capital, the major lender for the Justices, filed bankruptcy.
New revelations in House Bill 6 corruption scandal pose increased threat to Gov. Mike DeWine’s re-election: Analysis
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The House Bill 6 corruption scandal already was going to be a campaign issue for Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. But new details in the deal FirstEnergy Corp. signed with federal prosecutors last week put the scandal an additional step closer to the governor’s office, posing new complications as DeWine heads into what could be a challenging re-election year.
Michigan StatePosted byReport Annapolis
The Justice Department announced that a Michigan man was sentenced for willfully causing bodily injury to a Black teenager because of the teenager’s race. Lee Mouat, 43, pleaded guilty on March 4. He was sentenced to 60 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his hate crime.
At least 915 shootings took place across the country last week, leaving at least 430 people dead, according to ABC News and the Gun Violence Archive. The shootings, which occurred between Saturday, July 17, and Friday, July 23, wounded 1,007 people, according to ABC. The stunning numbers illustrate the spike...
New York City, NYNews 12
The Justice Department says it will not be conducting a civil rights probe into New York’s nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic. A letter was sent to several Republican members of Congress on Friday with the news. More than 15,800 people died in New York nursing homes and assisted living...
The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee has prompted extensive commentary about the implications for future challenges to election laws under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Litigants arguing that some laws, such as Georgia’s newly enacted SB 202, disproportionately affect racial minorities may have a greater challenge meeting the standard set forth by the court than the standard that some lower courts had been using in recent years.
Local Dreamers and attorneys react to Texas judge ruling against DACA program as 'lacking humanity' and 'cruel'
WORCESTER — When 22-year-old "Dreamer" Ian of Worcester heard the news that a federal judge in Texas struck down the Obama-era DACA program last Friday, declaring it “illegal,” he was shocked and disheartened. "It lacks humanity and makes hundreds of thousands of new potential (DACA) adapters, recipients, (unable to) even...
Congress & CourtsPosted byThe Atlantic
Some Supreme Court watchers found relief in the Court’s recent decisions, many of which were narrow and stopped short of overturning major precedents. But two rulings underscore what Americans need to know about the post-Trump Court: It isn’t invested in defending the rights of American voters, the Constitution’s core demographic, with the same vigor that it applies to the interests of nonpersons, such as corporations.
New York City, NYPosted byCBS New York
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Justice Department will not open a civil investigation into the COVID-19 response at nursing homes in three states, including New York. The DOJ was looking into whether requiring some COVID-positive patients to be admitted to nursing homes contributed to deaths. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn is still looking into Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s handling of the policy and his administration’s reporting on the number of deaths. Cuomo has denied any wrongdoing.
Some of the most competitive battleground states have some of the least competitive House districts, according to a new data analysis first seen by Axios. Why it matters: Big gaps between the voting margins in districts and states overall demand explanation, researchers say, since they could be a sign of gerrymandering. An alternative is they're a reflection of Americans increasingly living near like-minded people — a potential boost to candidates on the political extremes.
Congress & CourtsPosted byWJCT News
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, one of the rare vocal critics inside the Republican Party of former President Donald Trump, to serve on the special committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Select Committee to Investigate the January...
WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into nursing homes in New York and two other states regarding their COVID-19 response, dealing a blow to several Republican lawmakers who had demanded a probe. One underlying issue is whether three...
Presidential ElectionNew York Post
With all the bucks stopping on their desks, American presidents don’t often get to choose what problems to face. One exception is the inaugural address, where the slate is clean and they have an uncluttered chance to define themselves and how they want to be measured. Joe Biden’s inaugural speech...
The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into how government-run nursing homes in New York State responded to the COVID-19 crisis last year. The decision drew fire from Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) who called it a “gift” to Gov. Andrew Cuomo by the Biden...
Presidential ElectionNew York Post
President Joe Biden still refuses to admit that “Defund the Police” is a purely left-wing campaign. The latest: At a CNN town hall last week, he insisted that anyone who calls Democrats anti-police is “lying” and then compared such claims to a QAnon conspiracy theory that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton killed a child and drank her blood.
Public SafetyPosted byPennLive.com
The passenger on the Alaska Airlines flight repeatedly dialed 911 before it even left the gate in Seattle. He claimed the plane was being hijacked. Then he called the FBI to say there was a bomb. Police stormed the plane and evacuated everyone before discovering it was a hoax. The...