Councilman Paul Kashmann, said the move would likely change little as far as the general public is concerned but he supports it: “It would set up a dynamic where there would be more give and take in advance, behind the scenes, rather than creating a public display that might embarrass the candidates.” … [Read more...] about Denver City Council seeks checks on the mayor’s power
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Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)A young man with a swagger approaches a dumpster. An employee from a nearby restaurant has just dumped a trash bag inside. He scoops the bag up, rummaging through it to look for leftover hummus and beans. Finding a half-smoked cigarette, he lights it, and puts it to his lips. Then, wiping his hands on his black shirt, he pokes his head into the container one last time, to check there's nothing else he can use, before walking away. … [Read more...] about Dumpster diving, blackouts and suicides. Lebanon’s woes laid bare as crisis deepens
"NBC letting this story get away is, I guess the best way I can put it is: When you take NBC's word for it, NBC letting that story get away is a shame," Maddow told her viewers. "But, in Ronan Farrow's telling, it's not a shame, it's a scandal.” … [Read more...] about NBC News chairman Andy Lack exits amid reports Peacock Network is being investigated
If the court is still "The Nine," a retirement by Justice Samuel Alito is a strong possibility in the next year or two, as rumor has it that his family is ready to leave Washington, DC. If Biden has the opportunity to appoint a liberal replacement for a conservative stalwart, Thomas could be more heavily outgunned, outmanned, outnumbered and out planned than he is now. What would that mean? That his predictable votes for far-right interpretations of the Constitution would be even further outnumbered by those of the progressive wing, especially as Chief Justice John Roberts increasingly (albeit unreliably) sides with his liberal peers on some important social justice issues. … [Read more...] about Just how far will Clarence Thomas go?
> 2024: As the summer takes shape, the GOP’s chatter about a post-Trump presidential race in 2024 suggests a crowd, including Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonHillicon Valley: Pompeo floats TikTok ban | Civil rights groups slam Facebook after call | Election security funding included in proposal Pompeo: US 'certainly looking at' ban on Chinese social media apps like TikTok Overnight Defense: DOD reportedly eyeing Confederate flag ban | House military spending bill blocks wall funding MORE (R-Ark.), former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyIf the US wants a better WTO, it should lead the way Bolton book shows nastiness rules at Trump White House George Floyd's brother calls on United Nations to study police brutality in US MORE, Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoFeds investigating allegations TikTok failed to protect children's privacy: report Hillicon Valley: Pompeo floats TikTok ban | Civil rights groups slam … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump’s public standing sags after Floyd protests