"They have failed the American people by turning the institutions of the Senate into an extension of the President’s re-election campaign. ... [The] Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold yet another hearing, not on the pandemic, but on baseless conspiracy theories related to the 2016 election. Leader McConnell should instruct these committees to cancel these conspiracy hearings," Schumer added. … [Read more...] about Schumer to GOP: Cancel ‘conspiracy hearings’ on origins of Russia probe
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It would make it so that Chinese security agencies can set up operations in Hong Kong and go after protestors and others involved with building support for the protest movement abroad. In effect, it would allow Beijing to do whatever it feels necessary to silence Hong Kongers … Nobody should be fooled – this law poses an existential threat to democratic reform in Hong Kong. … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Josh Hawley Says China’s National Security Law ‘Will Mean The End Of Democracy In Hong Kong’
➔ Immigration & DACA: Democrats and Latino-focused outside groups are preparing a political onslaught for the fall against vulnerable Republican senators over the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Supreme Court is poised to rule soon on whether Trump’s termination of DACA was lawful. If the justices rule with the president, the court’s decision would permit the administration to strip protections for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants currently shielded by the Obama-era program. The decision could ultimately impact a number of Senate seats Democrats are working to flip in states such as Colorado and Arizona, as The Hill’s Julia Manchester and Max Greenwood will report later this morning. … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – George Floyd’s death sparks protests, National Guard activation
"When the President took office, there were no predictions China would surpass the US in GDP within two years. Their GDP was 60% the size of the US at the time and slowing. They would have had to grow $7.5 trillion to catch us in two years even if we didn't grow at all, which would have required 30 percent annual increases on their part. No one would predict that," said Derek Scissors, a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute and an expert on the Chinese economy. … [Read more...] about Fact check: A list of Trump’s general false claims from March 16 through May 3
On a cold morning in early February, I knocked on the front door of Montwieler’s home in northwest Washington, D.C., where a wooden angel stands in the front yard. On the phone, when I summarized what Walker had told me, she said she didn’t want to talk about Thomas, but I hoped I could change her mind in person. Now retired from journalism, Montwieler, a petite woman with cropped hair and tinted glasses, was polite. She wouldn’t answer any questions about Thomas, but she never denied Walker’s account. Nor did she request that I keep her name out of this story. She simply said, “I’ll read it with interest.” Another colleague of Montwieler’s at BNA told me that her silence over the years isn’t surprising, given the value and cachet of knowing a powerful public official in Washington. (Update: After publication of this story, Montwieler emailed to say that “she never experienced any type of inappropriate behavior from … [Read more...] about Do You Believe Her Now?