In the end, Fallin stayed Glossip’s execution not because she had any doubts about his guilt, but rather because the supplier of the lethal drugs that were to end his life had provided the prison with potassium acetate rather than potassium chloride, which the state’s execution protocol specifies. … [Read more...] about Oklahoma Attorney General Asks to Stay All Executions After Glossip Drug Mix-up
Sun sentinel attorney general endorsement
Lack of enthusiasm: While more than 70 percent of San Francisco’s voters are expected to vote for president on Nov. 8 (Spoiler: It’s not looking good for Donald Trump in the city), that enthusiasm ebbs when it comes to the mayor’s race, a new study by Portland State University in Oregon finds. … [Read more...] about Obama endorses East Bay Assembly candidate, 2 other Dems
But, if evidence emerged, for example, questioning the conduct of Biden, his family or political intimates, the attorney general would need to demonstrate the independence that Barr appears to have lacked (but that Sessions managed to adhere to when he recused himself from the Russia collusion investigation). I certainly don’t like most of the policies that Sessions ambitiously promoted — such as regarding immigration or civil rights — but those were policies on the administration’s agenda. If Sessions urgently disagreed with them, it was his right to resign if he couldn’t persuade the president against them. … [Read more...] about How would a Biden Justice Department be different?
Harris is the first Black female major-party nominee for Vice President to be placed on the ballot. The announcement is drawing local reactions from both sides of the aisle, from people who have worked with Sen. Harris to those who question her ability to lead in one of the highest roles in the nation. … [Read more...] about California Lawmakers React To Biden-Harris Ticket
The last cliffhanger is Nevada, where the parties are battling over a seat being vacated by retiring Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid. It’s the only place where Republicans have a chance to take a seat from Democrats. GOP Rep. Joe Heck and Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, the former state attorney general, have been in a toss-up. A huge Latino turnout could help Cortez Masto, the granddaughter of a Mexican immigrant. … [Read more...] about Democrats hopeful of gaining control of U.S. Senate