Minutes later, Trump turned his attention to another man whose Vietnam-era service he disdains. Earlier this week John McCain had described the raid of a Yemeni compound that the president ordered — which killed one Navy SEAL, many civilians, but not the terrorist it had been launched to target — as a “failure.” … [Read more...] about Trump Suggests His Supreme Court Pick Is Fine With Attacks on the Judiciary
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But at least four justices, the minimum needed to hear a case, were not persuaded by that reasoning. The Trump administration, which is taking steps to give religious organizations easier access to federal programs, has now joined the case on the parents’ side. This past week, President Trump also pledged to protect prayer in public schools as part of his bid to solidify his evangelical base for the 2020 election. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court takes up case on bans of state money to religious schools
Justice Elena Kagan's father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family's apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930.Robert Kagan was initially wrongly listed as an "alien,'' though he was a native-born New Yorker. The entry about his citizenship status appears to have been crossed out on the census form.Vast changes in America and technology have dramatically altered the way the census is conducted. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Appears to Favor US Census Citizenship Question
However, Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisFlorida Supreme Court rules convicted felons must pay fines, fees before voting Florida moves to purchase land to protect Everglades from oil drilling Top Latino group: Trump is about to hold a 'fake Christian campaign rally' MORE (R) signed a bill in June mandating that the former convicts pay off restitution, court fees and fines before regaining the right to vote, sparking criticism from opponents who said the law amounted to a poll tax. … [Read more...] about Florida Supreme Court rules convicted felons must pay fines, fees before voting
A 2016 study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that even miniscule differences in childhood lead exposure can have a significant impact on educational performance. Researchers examined the test scores and lead-exposure levels of children who benefited from a housing remediation program in Rhode Island that removed lead from their homes, along with those of children who did not. They found that a single microgram increase in the amount of lead in a child’s bloodstream correlated with a one-point drop in reading comprehension, and 2.1 percent increase in the probability of that child lacking proficiency in math. By contrast, a single microgram decrease correlated with higher test scores and proficiency in both math and reading. … [Read more...] about The EPA Wanted to Delay New Lead-Paint Rules for 6 More Years. A Court Said No.