➔ 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
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"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
Trump's three most dishonest events during this 14-week period all came before he stopped traveling because of the pandemic: 21 at a January rally in Des Moines, 19 at a February rally in Las Vegas, 18 at a March Fox News town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania. … [Read more...] about Fact check: Breaking down Trump’s 654 false claims over 14 weeks during the coronavirus pandemic
The beauty of the system was that the work was performed entirely by the private sector. There was no need to create a new agency. The federal government did not have to hire more staff, only to cover the cost of the testing itself, which was roughly $470,000. They simply took advantage of what the private sector had to offer: biosurveillance of species that would otherwise have fallen through the cracks of agency mandates. … [Read more...] about Can veterinarians save us from the next pandemic?
But for those of us whose kids are antsy and anxious and desperate to see their friends, and whose work won't let us dedicate our entire days to the kids, it's likely we will let them create some pandemic memories with their pals, too. Chances are, they will remember those special and important playdates for the rest of their lives. … [Read more...] about Playdates and the pandemic: Can kids safely meet up?