The White House and congressional leaders are aiming to pass another stimulus bill by the end of July, though Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi70 progressive groups call for next Foreign Affairs chair to reflect 'progressive realism' House to vote next week on ridding Capitol of Confederate statues Eye on gavel, Wasserman Schultz proposes panel on racial inequality in spending MORE (D-Calif.) suggested Tuesday that those talks could stretch into August. The House has already passed a roughly $3 trillion aid bill, but Senate Republicans have rejected that measure as a liberal wish list, preferring to aim for legislation with a price tag closer to $1 trillion. … [Read more...] about Goldman Sachs: More than 80 percent of small firms that got PPP loans say they will run out of money by August
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This was, after all, the same president who earlier in the week used Twitter to criticize his own Department of Justice for its approach to his travel ban, which has been blocked by federal courts, and to attack the mayor of London following a deadly terrorist attack. … [Read more...] about As Comey speaks, a nation awaits a presidential tweet
Stanford Law Professor Robert Weisberg said Comey’s testimony Thursday “moved the needle” toward a finding of obstruction of justice, potential grounds for impeachment. If Trump, as Comey recounted, asked for a promise of loyalty, ordered others out of the room before discussing Flynn, and made it clear he wanted the FBI to drop its probe of Flynn, Weisberg said, it could add up to a corrupt effort to interfere with an investigation. … [Read more...] about Was Trump’s request of Comey to ‘lift the cloud’ evidence of obstruction?
Trump’s private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, seized on that when he issued his statement rebutting Comey’s testimony. He accused Comey of being “one of these leakers” of classified information inside the government and — while denying that Trump had demanded Comey’s loyalty — said that “the office of the president is entitled to expect loyalty from those who are serving in an administration.” … [Read more...] about Comey portrays Trump as a man not to be trusted
REDDIT On June 1, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman shared a statement he wrote on Reddit’s social media channels that read, in part, “As Snoos, we do not tolerate hate, racism, and violence, and while we have work to do to fight these on our platform, our values are clear.” Given that the site has played host to loads of racist, hateful content, the message was immediately criticized by former Reddit CEO Ellen K. Pao, who wrote, “I am obligated to call you out: You should have shut down the_donald instead of amplifying it and its hate, racism, and violence. So much of what is happening now lies at your feet. You don’t get to say BLM when reddit nurtures and monetizes white supremacy and hate all day long.” … [Read more...] about These Companies Have the Most Hypocritical Black Lives Matter Messaging