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            by Ken Masugi  The president was not whining when he tweeted about the continuing “political prosecution” permitted by the two tax returns cases issued Wednesday by the Supreme Court. These two cases, although short-term wins for Trump, illustrate the role of the federal and state courts in the administrative state and reveal the burdens this conglomeration places on a reforming president. Let’s take the worst of the bad news first. Justice Samuel Alito’s dissent in Trump v. Vance summarizes the problem with the...
              The federal government granted Gov. Bill Lee’s request this week for a major disaster declaration for 20 Tennessee counties impacted by severe weather in early May. President Donald Trump announced in a Thursday press release that he approved the declaration, which will make federal funding available for state and local recovery efforts in the affected areas. Counties covered by the declaration include Benton, Carroll, Davidson, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Houston,...
            by Chris White  More than 60% of Americans support allowing people to sue police officers for using excessive force against assailants, even if such a move makes the job of police work more difficult, according to a survey published Thursday. Two-thirds of the public believe civilians should be able to level lawsuits if police officers are engaging in misconduct, a Pew Research Center survey showed. Law enforcement officers are protected through qualified immunity, a doctrine protecting them...
    South Korean justice reduced ex-president Park Geun-hye’s 32-year cumulative prison sentence by 10 years on Friday after the corruption scandal that caused his dismissal in 2017 The first woman to take the helm of South Korea had been sentenced to 30-year prison terms, including corruption and abuse of power. But the Seoul High Court, ruling on appeal on Friday, sentenced her to 15 years in prison for corruption and five years in addition to the other charges. Ms. Park...
    By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. He’s also changing Congress. More than perhaps any president in modern history, Trump has been willing to ignore, defy and toy with the legislative branch, asserting power and breaking norms in ways his predecessors would hardly dare. Republicans shrug it off as Trump being Trump, leaving Democrats almost alone to object. While the Democratic-run House took the extraordinary...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. He’s also changing Congress. More than perhaps any president in modern history, Trump has been willing to ignore, defy and toy with the legislative branch, asserting power and breaking norms in ways his predecessors would hardly dare. Republicans shrug it off as Trump being Trump, leaving Democrats almost alone to object. While the Democratic-run House took the extraordinary step of impeaching the president,...
    In an interview with MSNBC broadcast on Friday, former adviser to Sen. John McCain, Steve Schmidt, described the Republican Party as an “organized conspiracy to maintain power,” Raw Story reported. Speaking with anchor Chris Hayes, Schmidt argued that the GOP has transformed under President Donald Trump, describing it as “irredeemable.” “It’s become a threat to America’s institutions, to small ‘L’ liberalism. It is an authoritarian-ish party, not so different than the parties that we see in Hungary and Poland.” “Really...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there should be a law to curb President Trumps pardon power. During an interview with CNN host Anderson Cooper, Pelosi called Trumps commutation of former aide Roger Stone appalling. The California Democrat also said she recommends passing a law that would prevent the president from exercising his constitutional power if the person being pardoned is politically connected to him. For the president to be able to issue a pardon on the basis of...
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has been blasting the Trump administration over the failures of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic response practically every night, and on Friday he went after the Republican party in particular for being an “irredeemable disaster” amid this crisis. Hayes used the Roger Stone commutation as a jumping-off point to talk about the GOP as the party of both Stone and President Donald Trump, saying the severity of the pandemic the U.S. is facing is “not just because...
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- During a storm on July 3, a family in New Jersey with elderly parents had power line damage.In the middle of quarantine, the Newark family had no fans, no refrigerator, and no air conditioning. As temperatures reached toward triple digits outside, their house became unbearable and downright dangerous for their parents - ages 88 and 95.At first we thought it was a lightning strike because of the sound. I was running around trying to close...
    Mac Jones, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Which SEC football team is the biggest threat to the Alabama Crimson Tide? Who will challenge the Alabama Crimson Tide on the SEC football gridiron this year? While it will be a season unlike any other, as it will probably be a conference-only slate this fall, Alabama has a reputation to uphold as the preeminent dynasty in the SEC. Though the Crimson Tide didn’t even win the SEC West...
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court is clarifying the balance of power between Gov. Tony Evers and the states Republican-led legislature. And that means most of Wisconsins lame duck laws will stand. The court issued a sweeping set of decisions Thursday that deal with four specific lame duck laws, and the question of guidance documents. A 5-2 majority of justices agreed that the legislature did not overstep its bounds in writing new laws that deal with Capitol security, the suspension...
    By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer The Big Ten became the first league to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as the college sports world faces difficult decisions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. More Power 5 conferences could follow, causing a ripple effect on small-conference schools across the country. If more big conferences ditch nonconference games, smaller schools who rely on “buy games” to help fund their athletic departments will take huge financial hits at a time when theyre already...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. He’s also changing Congress. More than perhaps any president in modern history, Trump has been willing to ignore, defy and toy with the legislative branch, asserting power and breaking norms in ways his predecessors would hardly dare. Republicans shrug it off as Trump being Trump, leaving Democrats almost alone to object. While the Democratic-run House took the extraordinary step of impeaching the president, the...
    Thousands are without power in Westchester as Tropical Storm Fay is drenching the region with downpours and gusty winds that have downed trees throughout the county. Early Friday evening, Friday, July 10, Con Ed is reporting more than 3,500 without power in the county. Another 1,227 NYSEG customers have lost power in Northern Westchester. The worst of the storm will last until around midnight Saturday, July 11. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal New York, including Long...
    The Big Ten became the first league to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as the college sports world faces difficult decisions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. More Power 5 conferences could follow, causing a ripple effect on small-conference schools across the country. If more big conferences ditch nonconference games, smaller schools who rely on “buy games” to help fund their athletic departments will take huge financial hits at a time when they’re already facing ugly bottom lines. “It’s significant,...
    The market is saturated with blenders and smoothie makers, but few stand out for their power and performance more than these Vitamix models. While they’re not exactly cheap, these best Vitamix blenders stand out for their ultimate power, performance and smooth results.
    Virus surge visible across Texas: The tsunami is here You Are Definitely Not Washing Your Reusable Water Bottle Enough Law Roach on Legendary and the Power of Ball Culture © Vogue See the video on YouTube. Summer 2020 has been full of binge-able tv shows—Tiger King, Normal People, and The Great among them—but few have the fashion highs of Legendary, the HBO Max reality competition centered on the ballroom scene. Each week the series’s eight respective houses—Balmain, Lanvin, Escada, Gucci,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Powerful storms Thursday night left northwest suburban Elgin a mess, with several large trees ripped from the ground after powerful winds buffeted the area. The storm left many people in the dark, and others forced to spend the day cleaning up. The good news is there were no reports of serious injuries. The damage is pretty widespread in Elgin. Fire Chief Robb Cagann said he believes it will take at least a day or two to clean...
    123rf.com (Vitalij Sova) Any do-it-yourselfer worth their tool belt should own a few essential power tools to be effective. One of those must-have items for the shop is a drill press. No matter the project, chances are that you’ll need at least a few holes drilled. Why do you need a drill press? They’re versatile and a lot more accurate than your average handheld electric drill. If precision is required for what you’re working on (and it should...
    Washington (CNN)Its a topic that appears with exhausting regularity: cancel culture.Regrettably, its here again.The loudest critics of cancel culture tend to frame it as a sort of inquisition -- as a campaign to quash someone or something that some person doesnt like, often for petty reasons. But these condemnations distort the issue at the heart of the debate: power -- whos used to having it, whos trying to be heard.In 2019, the conversation was funneled through the comedians Dave Chappelle...
    By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. He’s also changing Congress. More than perhaps any president in modern history, Trump has been willing to ignore, defy and toy with the legislative branch, asserting power and breaking norms in ways his predecessors would hardly dare. Republicans shrug it off as Trump being Trump, leaving Democrats almost alone to object. While the Democratic-run House took the extraordinary...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump isn’t just changing the presidency during his first term in office. He’s also changing Congress. More than perhaps any president in modern history, Trump has been willing to ignore, defy and toy with the legislative branch, asserting power and breaking norms in ways his predecessors would hardly dare. Republicans shrug it off as Trump being Trump, leaving Democrats almost alone to object. While the Democratic-run House took the extraordinary step of impeaching the president,...
    WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – MARCH 10: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros looks on during the spring training game against the New York Mets at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on March 10, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) The American League features a few clear favorites in 2020. The A’s have been to two straight AL Wild Card Games in consecutive 97-win seasons. The team just can’t seem to get over...
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Thousands marched Friday in Mali’s capital in anti-government demonstrations urged by an opposition group that rejects the president’s promises of reforms. The protesters pushed their way into the state television offices, burned tires and barricaded roads in the capital, Bamako. Under pressure after previous massive protests calling for his resignation, President Ibrahim Keita late Wednesday promised to reform the constitutional court. But the June 5 Movement, known as M5, has more demands. M5 and...