All spoke on condition of anonymity to speak candidly about the party's internal thinking, including the GOP's view that the Senate majority remains viable. Yet their willingness to discuss the problem, plus carefully worded assessments by Republican senators, highlight GOP worries about the impact of Trump using June to relentlessly cater to his deeply conservative base without broadening his appeal by taking a more moderate tone. … [Read more...] about GOP worries Trump’s divisive June imperils Senate control
12:09 p.m. Marin County closes indoor dining for at least 3 weeks: Reversing course, Marin County is banning restaurant indoor dining for at least three weeks starting at midnight Sunday. County health officials in a written statement Sunday cited lack of improvement in COVID-19 numbers after the county was added to the state’s coronavirus watch list on Friday. Only a week ago, restaurants were allowed to offer inside seating for the first time since March. Outdoor dining and take-out is still allowed as long as restaurants follow COVID-19 health precautions. The county said state strike teams will “help patrol restaurants and other businesses that refuse to comply.” Read the story here. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: California breaks record, again, for most new cases in a day
Sheehan’s order said the public display “ignored a grim aspect of his life.” She has not given a time frame for the removal of the statue outside Albany’s City Hall, but her order says it should be moved to a museum or other institution where it can be displayed with proper historical context. … [Read more...] about Where have statues of Confederates, and other historical figures, been removed?
Chula Vista City Councilman Steve Padilla posted a statement on his Facebook page noting the controversy surrounding the statue and that the city put it in storage “given all that is happening nationwide regarding America’s legacy of racism.” … [Read more...] about Chula Vista puts Christopher Columbus statue in storage citing ‘public safety concerns’
The Attorney General has consistently pushed back on broad-brush condemnations of America’s police. “I think the overwhelming number of police officers try contentiously to use appropriate and reasonable force,” he told a New York Times reporter in early June. Later that week, he told CBS News: “the vast, overwhelming majority of police are good people. They’re civic minded people who believe in serving the public. They do so bravely. They do so righteously.” … [Read more...] about AG William Barr Battles NPR: ‘It Is Wrong to Demonize All the Police’ as ‘Systemically Racist’