Along with Farr, McConnell has scheduled a vote on Jonathan Kobes, nominated by Trump to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Remarkably, Kobes was deemed “not qualified” by the American Bar Association, which used to be a rare event until the Donald Trump-Leonard Leo nomination blitz began. (Six Trump nominees have been thus designated, a record. None of President Obama’s nominees were rated not qualified.) … [Read more...] about Thomas Farr Devised Ways to Keep Black People From Voting. Mitch McConnell Wants to Make Him a Judge.
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Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHispanic Caucus asks Trump to rescind invitation to Mexican president Nadler wins Democratic primary The Hill's Campaign Report: Colorado, Utah primary results bring upsets, intrigue MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarThe Hill's Campaign Report: Colorado, Utah primary results bring upsets, intrigue Progressive lawmakers call for conditions on Israel aid Black lives and the CBC: What happens to a dream deferred? MORE (D-Minn.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyThe Hill's Campaign Report: Colorado, Utah primary results bring upsets, intrigue Progressives zero in on another House chairman in primary Ocasio-Cortez pitches interns to work for her instead of McConnell MORE (D-Mass.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibThe Hill's Campaign Report: Colorado, Utah primary results bring upsets, intrigue Progressive lawmakers call for conditions on Israel aid Ocasio-Cortez pitches interns to work for her instead of McConnell MORE (D-Mich.) are … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Campaign Report: Colorado, Utah primary results bring upsets, intrigue
Anthony FauciAnthony FauciTrump's focus scattered amid multiple crises SC beach linked to hundreds of coronavirus cases as it braces for 4th of July tourists The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Stagwell President Mark Penn says Trump is losing on fighting the virus; Fauci says U.S. 'going in the wrong direction' in fight against virus MORE, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, warned on Tuesday that the United States could see more than a doubling of current tallies of new cases every 24 hours (The Hill). “We are now having 40-plus thousand new cases a day,” Fauci said. “I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around. And so I am very concerned.” … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Republicans shift, urge people to wear masks
Finally, it’s worth noting some of those whose nominations died in the 115th Congress but may well return in the 116th: Thomas Farr, the architect of North Carolina’s racist voter suppression laws; Matthew Kacsmaryk, who wrote that LGBT equality means that “marriage, sexuality, gender identity, and even the unborn child must yield to the erotic desires of liberated adults”; Jeff Mateer, who called transgender kids evidence of “Satan’s plan”; Ryan Bounds, who wrote racist articles as a college student; and Damien Schiff, who has opined that OSHA is unconstitutional and “the only useful metric for gauging success is money.” Keep your eyes out for them in the spring. … [Read more...] about Bigots, Bloggers Liars: The Top-Ten Worst Judges Trump Has Put on the Bench
In most states, the new budget year begins July 1, and furloughs, layoffs and pay freezes have already begun in some places. Tax revenues evaporated during lockdowns, all but ensuring there will be more. At least 14 states have already cut health department budgets or positions or were actively considering such cuts in June, according to a KHN/AP review. … [Read more...] about Hollowed Out US Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus