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Schools struggle with shifting rules on federal coronavirus relief money

It's been two months since Congress allocated about $13 billion for K-12 schools in its coronavirus-related emergency aid package -- but the money hasn't yet reached many school districts amid questions over how it should be spent.
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Zuckerberg finally explains why Facebook is doing nothing about Trump's posts

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained Friday night why his company would take no action on posts in which President Trump threatened "looting" in Minneapolis would lead to "shooting." That explanation came roughly 16 hours after Twitter did take action and despite Zuckerberg's having previously told Congress that posts inciting violence would not be tolerated on Facebook.
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Minnesota Riots Hurt Klobuchar’s VP Nomination Prospects, According to Biden Ally

The ongoing riots in Minnesota hurt Senator Amy Klobuchar's prospects for Democratic nomination as vice president, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) said on Friday.Klobuchar declined to bring charges against multiple Minneapolis police officers involved in shootings over the course of her seven-year tenure as attorney for Hennepin County. Minneapolis has seen four days of riots after resident George Floyd, an African-American man, died following his arrest at the hands of white of...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Congress, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Msnbc, Bernie Sanders, Klobuchar, Clyburn, Hennepin County Minneapolis, George Floyd, Biden Ally, House Majority Whip James Clyburn D S C

Southern California Democrats vote via proxies under new House rules; Republicans sue

More than a dozen House members from Southern California took advantage this week of a new rule that allows them to vote on legislation remotely, through proxies, for the first time in history. The House of Representatives, in a party-line vote, this month approved the Democrat-backed temporary rule change so members could get back to work without causing a spike in coronavirus cases, as public health officials encourage Americans to avoid flying and to work from home if they can. The remote vot...
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New documents show Flynn told Russian ambassador not to escalate on sanctions

President Donald Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn told the then-Russian ambassador that he didn't want to get into an escalating "tit-for-tat" with Russia after the Obama administration had enacted sanctions in December 2016, according to summaries and call transcripts declassified and provided to Congress on Friday.
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Garcetti says cities need $250 billion in federal coronavirus relief

Mayor Eric Garcetti and mayors across the nation called Friday, May 29, for more federal funding to help cities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but some of them were met with pushback from Congress members during a virtual committee hearing. During a briefing with the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Garcetti said cities will need $250 billion in federal relief in order to maintain their financial stability. “When Republicans can vote for things like cash assistance and Democ...
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Below The Radar: Responsible Body Armor Possession Act

Below The Radar: Responsible Body Armor Possession Act U.S.A. –-( People think that the Second Amendment revolves around guns. That is not quite the case. The right to keep and bear arms doesn’t begin and end with guns – in fact, while guns have occupied the centerpiece of the debate over the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms is a lot more encompassing. In the Caetano decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protected stun guns, but also stated...
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Amy Klobuchar Takes a Big Hit

As Minneapolis burned this week, so too did Amy Klobuchar’s prospects of becoming Joe Biden’s running mate.Just six weeks ago, Klobuchar looked like the frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic veepstakes, but the Minnesota senator happens to be the former top prosecutor in Hennepin County, home to Minneapolis, and she is facing an increasing amount of scrutiny over her record of not prosecuting several police officers facing allegations of excessive force.“Amy Klobuchar didn't prosecute officer a...
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Mark Zuckerberg silent as Trump uses Facebook and Instagram to threaten 'looting' will lead to 'shooting'

Over and over again in 2018, during an apology tour that took him from the halls of the US Congress to an appearance before the European Parliament, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook had failed to "take a broad enough view of our responsibilities."
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, US, Cnn, European Parliament, Trump

Renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passes away at 89

He was admitted to a private hospital in Ahmedabad last week after he complained of breathing difficulty. Famous astrologer Bejan Daruwalla succumbed to lung infection on Friday in a hospital at Ahmedabad. He was 89. Published in the Last week, the famous astrologer was put on ventilator at a private hospital in Ahmedabad after he complained of breathing difficulty. After the news of his passing emerged, several media reports suggested that he had died due to coronavirus. His astrologer-son, ...
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Mexico: Relevant Amendments To The Mexican Copyright Law Regarding Private Copy Levy - OLIVARES

The Mexican Congress is currently analyzing a bill to amend the Mexican Copyright Law ("LFDA" by its Spanish acronym), setting a levy as compensatory remuneration for private copying.
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A political strategist turned VC thinks Trump's war with Twitter and Facebook could have a silver lining for small startups trying to compete with the giants

Bradley Tusk, founder and CEO of Tusk Venture Partners, told Business Insider that President Trump's executive order targeting social media giants like Twitter and Facebook could create opportunities for smaller startups hoping to compete in the industry. The uncertainty surrounding Section 230's fate, legislation that currently protects social media platforms from retaliation from third-party content and is at the center of Thursday's Executive Order, may prove difficult for early startups to...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Congress, Trends, Silicon Valley, Illinois, Michael Bloomberg, Tusk, Trump, Democratic, Facebook Twitter, Chuck Schumer, Twitter and Facebook, Bradley Tusk, Tusk Venture Partners

Senators ask Supreme Court to continue with live audio

In a press release today, Senators Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who are both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on the Supreme Court to continue providing live audio of its oral arguments in the future, even after the coronavirus pandemic is over. The senators also requested that the court consider the further step of live video. Grassley and Leahy cite two recent polls that demonstrate broad, bipartisan support for both continued live audio at the Supreme Cou...
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Zuckerberg silent as Trump uses Facebook to threaten 'looting' will lead to 'shooting'

Over and over again in 2018, during an apology tour that took him from the halls of the US Congress to an appearance before the European Parliament, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook had failed to "take a broad enough view of our responsibilities."
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, US, Stories, European Parliament, Zuckerberg, Trump

Zuckerberg silent as Trump uses Facebook and Instagram to threaten 'looting' will lead to 'shooting'

Over and over again in 2018, during an apology tour that took him from the halls of the US Congress to an appearance before the European Parliament, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook had failed to "take a broad enough view of our responsibilities."
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, US, Cnn, European Parliament, Zuckerberg, Trump

The End of Hong Kong?

The 1997 handover of Hong Kong from Britain to the People’s Republic of China marked the end of Western colonial rule in the region. Optimistic Western policy hands hoped that the final mending of the “unequal treaties,” as they were called by the Chinese Communist Party, would initiate Beijing’s integration into the rules-based world order.Recent events in Hong Kong put paid to this hope.The days of China’s “peaceful rise,” when the CCP steadfastly denied its hegemonic ambitions, are long gone....
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Congress, Washington, White House, China, Angela Merkel, European Union, Taiwan, Beijing, Britain, Xi Jinping, Chinese communist party, South, Ccp, State

Trump attacked Twitter after it restricted his post for 'glorifying violence' and said the company is unfairly targeting him

President Donald Trump launched a new attack on Twitter after the site tagged one of his messages with a warning it was "glorifying violence." Trump's post had called people protesting the death of George Floyd "thugs," adding: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts." "Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party. They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States," tweeted Trump ea...
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U.S. consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON  — U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession. Last month’s spending decline was far worse than the revised 6.9% drop in March, which itself had set a record for the steepest one-month fall in records dating to 1959. Friday’s Commerce Department figures reinforced evidence that the economy is gripped by the worst downturn in d...
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Trump's executive order cracking down on 'online censorship' has nothing to do with free speech

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday purporting to fight online censorship by empowering federal regulators to strip social media companies' broad authority to moderate speech. Legal experts say Trump has scant authority to enforce the order, which would circumvent Congress and violate longstanding judicial precedent. But the unprecedented move could scare social media giants away from even modest moderation of disinformation on their sites — an outcome that serves Trum...
Tags: Twitter, Congress, Trends, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Trump, Drexel University, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Business Insider Trump, Hannah Bloch Wehba

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

A debate in Congress over whether to extend $600 a week in federally provided benefits to the unemployed looks sure to intensify with the number of people receiving the aid now topping 30 million — one in five workers.
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Read the full executive order about social media companies that President Trump signed

Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday designed to achieve "transparency and accountability from online platforms." The executive order is specifically aimed at social media and it names Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. The move comes two days after Twitter fact-checked two of Trump's tweets pushing false claims about voting by mail. Trump's executive order seeks to empower federal regulators to amend a statute that gives social-media companies broad authority to moderate ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Hong Kong, Fcc, Congress, White House, China, Trends, United States, Commerce, SEC, Chinese communist party, States, Department Of Justice, North Carolina, Donald Trump

GOP's no-mask caucus: 'Can you smell through that mask?'

Call them the no-mask caucus. A contingent of House Republicans continues to defy the recommendations of public health experts and Congress' top physician to wear face coverings to limit the spread of Covid-19, refusing to wear them on the floor of the chamber, in the hallways of the Capitol or when chatting with aides and colleagues -- even when they're unable to maintain a social distance.
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Sherrod Brown Asks Trump to Support Bill to Help Auto Manufacturers

Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to hold President Donald Trump to comments he made recently on a Toledo radio show. Trump acknowledged his election was due in part to promises made about American manufacturing jobs and said Americans should make the products we use. Brown says his American Cars, American Jobs Act would support that effort. He wrote the President last week asking him to support the bill, which would incentivize the domestic production of cars. Brown says Trump’s support is integral. “Th...
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Two Weeks After Firing The Watchdog Probing Saudi Arms Sales, Trump Eyes Another Sale

Just two weeks after the President fired a government watchdog who was investigating arms sales to Saudi Arabia, he’s looking at … more arms sales to Saudi Arabia. That’s the news this week from The Daily Beast, which reported the Trump administration was preparing another sale of precision-guided munitions to the kingdom as it fights an endless and bloody war that has devastated Yemeni civilians. The canned watchdog, State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, had submitted written ques...
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Building back better after the coronavirus

The more than 100,000 Americans we have lost to coronavirus are more than numbers. They are family members, loved ones, and members of our communities, and we must not allow ourselves to become numb to the toll that tragically grows day by day.   The data, however, paints a devastating picture about who is bearing the brunt of this deadly disease. According to Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Angelenos from lower-income neighborhoods are dying of coronavirus at a rate four times higher than the rest of the c...
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An FCC commissioner slammed Trump's executive order on social media, calling it an attempt to turn the FCC into 'the President's speech police' (TWTR)

FCC Commissioners are divided on President Donald Trump's forthcoming executive order on social media companies, which he is expected to sign Thursday. A draft of Trump's executive order requests that the FCC reexamine a law that protects social media companies like Facebook and Twitter from being held liable for the content of posts people make on their platforms. The order would open up social media companies to more lawsuits. Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, slammed the executi...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Fcc, Congress, Washington, White House, Trends, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Trump, Carr, Yahoo Finance, Jessica Rosenworcel, Mike O'Rielly, Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioners

Legal and tech policy experts say Trump's executive order draft cracking down on social media companies is dead on arrival

President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order seeking to crack down on social media companies after Twitter took the rare step this week of adding fact-checking labels to two of his tweets. A draft of the order obtained by Business Insider shows Trump is mainly attempting to empower federal regulators to re-interpret and amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to make it more difficult for tech companies to moderate content on their platforms. It would direct the FCC and...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Fcc, Congress, California, Washington, Virginia, Trends, Commerce, Internet Association, Federal Communications Commission, Fox News, University of Florida, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump

Going to war with Twitter, Trump threatens critical social media legal protections

Accusing Twitter of censorship for adding a contextual label to false claims he made about the 2020 election process, President Trump has again declared war on social media companies. After the White House told reporters that the president would soon announce an executive order “pertaining to social media,” the of that order is out in circulation. We’ve reviewed the draft, and while its contents are somewhat shocking by the standards of a normal administration, this isn’t the first time we’...
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Below The Radar: Post-9/11 Veteran Suicide Prevention Counseling Act

Below The Radar: Restoring The Armed Career Criminal Act United States – -( We have often covered seemingly innocuous legislation introduced by members of Congress whose record of anti-Second Amendment extremism warrants opposition to those legislative proposals. This is the case with HR 6453, introduced by Mike Quigley, whose anti-Second Amendment track record warrants that any proposal he is attached to be strictly scrutinized, and based on that track record, I urged loyal Amm...
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Brooke Cheney – Riding Shotgun With Charlie #75 ~ VIDEO

USA – -( I met Brooke Cheney at The DC Project dinner in Washington last summer. Then we ran into each other again in Massachusetts at the Gun Owners Action League Concealed Carry Fashion show back in March. Of course, we kept in touch and with the current times, I needed to stay local for a show. We did use some Leadslingers Hand Sanitizer, thanks for , and headed out for a drive. Brooke grew up and learned a little about firearms when she was a young girl. Her dad would load...
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