Throughout the day, Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin had been tweeting out new details from unnamed sources, painting a picture of a potential executive action that could roll back Obama’s 2014 protections for LGBT federal contractors, interfere with same-sex adoption, and even allow some forms of federal anti-LGBT discrimination on the basis of religious belief. It could be The Big One, LGBT groups feared. … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s White House Really Safeguard LGBT Rights?
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By their silence, the military high command supports the President’s decision to homosexualize our armed forces though they say they are not sure of how the rank and file will react to such a policy. In short, they will stand idly by while it is rammed down the defenseless enlisted men’s throats. Later on they will find out how this policy will affect reenlistments, readiness, morale and the wartime performance of the nation’s all volunteer force. … [Read more...] about Chapter Thirteen Alpha
In New Zealand, health authorities have not found any new virus cases for a week. Of the 1,504 people who were infected, 22 have died but all but one of the rest have now recovered. The nation's borders remain closed, and staying virus-free when they eventually reopen poses a big challenge. … [Read more...] about Europe’s social welfare net shows signs of wear from virus
Leading the negotiations for the House: Reps. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffPelosi pulls vote on FISA bill after Trump veto threat Hillicon Valley: House FISA bill in jeopardy | Democrats drop controversial surveillance measure | GOP working on legislation to strip Twitter of federal liability protections Democrats drop controversial surveillance amendment MORE (D-Calif.) and Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: States begin to reopen even as some areas in US see case counts increase Pass the Primary Care Enhancement Act Trump campaign launches new fundraising program with House Republicans MORE (R-Calif.), the top members of the House Intelligence Committee; Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerGun control group rolls out House endorsements The House impeachment inquiry loses another round — and yes, that's still going on Democrats call on DHS to allow free calls at ICE detention centers MORE (D-N.Y.) and Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanHouse FISA bill … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – George Floyd’s death sparks protests, National Guard activation
We have seen how effective ballot harvesting can be for Democrats. California passed a law in 2016 for the first time allowing someone other than a family member or someone living in the same household to drop off or “harvest” a ballot. In the 2018 election, seven Republican House candidates led on election night but gradually saw their lead shrink as mail-in ballots surfaced in the weeks to follow; all seven lost. Then-House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanLobbying world John Ratcliffe is the right choice for director of national intelligence — and for America House Democrat calls for halt to lawmakers sleeping in their offices MORE (R-Wis.) said the outcome “defied logic,” and he was correct. … [Read more...] about Twitter joins Democrats to boost mail-in voting — here’s why