Asked Monday if House Democrats are planning to file a lawsuit, Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerTo save the Postal Service, bring it online White House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Schumer declines to say whether Trump executive orders are legal: They don't 'do the job' MORE (D-N.Y.) highlighted the Democrats’ view that the executive orders are flawed to the point of being nearly unworkable. … [Read more...] about Democrats shy from leading court fight over Trump orders
What the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is up to: “The Biden campaign recently announced the largest ad reservation in history, a $280 million television and digital investment that nearly doubles the Trump campaign’s current reservations. Biden’s staffers are not knocking on doors, believing it's unsafe and a turnoff for voters during the pandemic. Instead, the campaign is focused on ensuring Democrats vote by mail through a fast-growing phone and virtual outreach program they say reached more than 3.5 million people last week.” … [Read more...] about The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Trump’s coronavirus executive orders stirs debate
➔ Urban unrest: In Chicago on Monday, hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown while some smashed windows and looted stores after midnight, carrying shopping bags filled with merchandise and confronting police — at one point exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said. At least 100 people were arrested. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said her city “will just not tolerate it” (Chicago Tribune). … In Portland, Ore., demonstrations, which began after the death of George Floyd two and a half months ago, were declared a riot on Sunday night as people blocked roads and set dumpsters on fire (The Associated Press and KSBY). … A 22-year-old off-duty police officer was in critical condition on Monday with a gunshot to the neck after a Sunday mass shooting in Southeast Washington, D.C., during a neighborhood gathering at which 21 people were injured and one was killed. Police believe there were four shooters who … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump to Democratic negotiators: ‘They know my phone number’
"The US keeps increasing and showing off its military presence in the South China Sea," Wang said, calling it part of a plan to "destabilize" the 1.3 million square mile region, most of which China claims as its sovereign territory and where it has been fortifying man-made islands with military facilities and equipment. … [Read more...] about China increases military drills as tensions with US heat up
The flying Finn, Jari Litmanen, put Ajax on its way but Bayern promptly leveled through Marcel Witeczek. Unperturbed, the Dutch team took control of the game before halftime with strikes from Finidi George and Ronald De Boer. Litmanen added another shortly after the break. … [Read more...] about Liverpool stun Barcelona: Where does Champions League ‘classic’ rank in competition’s great games?