Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released a statement Friday calling President Joe Biden’s court-packing commission a “direct assault on our nation’s independent judiciary.” In McConnell’s statement, he called the left’s attempt to pack the court a “direct assault on our nation’s independent judiciary,” another sign of the Biden administration veering further left. The Republican Senator said there is nothing to “study” about the judicial branch’s structure or operation, adding that any “rational observers know well there is nothing.” McConnell Continued: Constitutional scholars and the justices themselves have repeatedly affirmed the position of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘nine seems to be a good number.’ Justice Breyer said just this week that ‘structural alteration’ like court packing would mean ‘eroding’ the public’s trust in the judiciary. And by overwhelming margins, the American people agree. Currently, a growing number of elected … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell Blasts Joe Biden’s New Court Packing Commission, a ‘Direct Assault’ on the Judiciary
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler reportedly backed down from his request the police bureau be given $2 million in emergency funds and instead voted with city commissioners to spend $6 million on grants to community groups and also hire 24 park rangers. “The deal gives police no money but calls for the Portland Police Bureau to assemble a new gun violence team to replace the one eliminated last June, when the city defunded its police by $15 million in the midst of nightly social justice protests,” Fox News reported Friday. The group will be known as the Focus Intervention Team (FIT) and have civilian oversight, the article read. However, Police Chief Chuck Lovell expressed concern that it could be hard to find officers who want to join FIT and may cause staffing shortages. “We’re so lean right now, it’s really hard to find a place where there’s a dozen officers to pull from,” he commented. Jim Ferraris, who is president of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police , said the … [Read more...] about Portland Plans to Combat Crime with Unarmed Park Rangers
President Biden Joe Biden Biden taps California workplace safety leader to head up OSHA Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS US mulling cash payments to help curb migration MORE ’s infrastructure plan and a surge in coronavirus cases in Michigan are the issues expected to dominate the Sunday news circuit. Democrats indicated they will most likely split up Biden’s infrastructure plan into two separate bills, though the overall plan will include funding for projects like roads, bridges and public transit as well as child care, elder care and family tax credits. The first portion, which has a price tag of roughly $2.25 trillion, has already faced opposition from Republicans, who say the package is too expensive and contorts the parameters of what infrastructure plans are supposed to cover. Sen. Roy Blunt Roy Dean Blunt DC delegate pushes for removing Capitol fence despite car attack Coons says bipartisan infrastructure package … [Read more...] about Sunday shows preview: Democrats eye two-part infrastructure push; Michigan coronavirus cases surge
Errol Louis is the host of "Inside City Hall," a nightly political show on NY1, a New York all-news channel. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN) To Democrats in New York, former President Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving. Trump's enormous unpopularity in his home state -- which he lost twice -- has been an electoral millstone around the necks of New York Republican candidates, helping to turn an already-blue state even bluer. Errol Louis We recently got a taste of the Trump effect when it comes to Andrew Cuomo, the beleaguered governor of New York who is battling multiple scandals, including allegations of sexual harassment and accusations of having deliberately undercounted deaths in nursing homes. Cuomo insists he " never touched anyone inappropriately ," although he apologized for acting "in a way that made people feel uncomfortable," calling his actions unintentional. He also … [Read more...] about Is New York ready for a pro-Trump governor?