A clear example of the get-every-Republican-vote motive of the skinny stimulus is its accommodation of Ted Cruz’s proposal to add tax credits for private-school scholarships to the bill’s school funding provisions. As the Washington Post reports, other “skinny” elements include a little of this and a little of that: … [Read more...] about Republican ‘Skinny Stimulus’ Bill Just a Feeble Gesture
But first, here is why it is a patently false claim. No country could ever pull off anything like this, let alone do it “easily.” According to election experts, a foreign country would first have to steal detailed information about millions of voters, such as the last several digits of a driver’s license and the millions of voter signatures on file with American boards of election. Then the country would have to fabricate exact copies of ballots that differ not just from state to state, but from locality to locality. There are “hundreds of thousands of unique ballot styles within the United States,” according to Jennifer Morrell, a former election official. … [Read more...] about How Trump’s false attacks on mail-in voting could backfire on him
While some credulous observers may express optimism that this ploy could revivify the bipartisan negotiations being conducted earlier between congressional Democratic leaders and the White House, the truth is the “skinny stimulus” greatly increased the already-enormous distance between the two parties, as reflected by Chuck Schumer’s contemptuous remarks about it (via The Hill): … [Read more...] about McConnell’s ‘Skinny Stimulus’ Bill Is Dead. Good Riddance.
#WeAreUnited is also worried about the lack of communication from the conference officials to its student-athletes as well as its overall readiness regarding the upcoming football season — and for good reason. In a webinar on July 31, hosted by the Pac-12, in which the conference laid out its football schedule and COVID-19 precautions, Scott was asked about his overall confidence in having a football season this year. … [Read more...] about Tensions continue to rise as Pac-12 player group demands changes
Cal Fire said a blaze in San Bernardino County called the El Dorado Fire started Saturday morning and was caused by a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used by a couple to reveal their baby's gender. In eastern San Diego County, a fire destroyed at least 10 structures after burning 16 square miles (41.44 square kilometers) and prompting evacuations near the remote community of Alpine in the Cleveland National Forest. … [Read more...] about As California burns, the winds arrive and the lights go out